Xotic launched another gaming laptop with high specification and sleek design. The laptop is for the gamers only. This machine is capable of heavy multitasking and hard core gaming but can it compete it with other gaming laptops out there? Let’s find out in this review of Xotic Sager NP8657 Review
- Processor: Intel Skylake Core i7-6820HK (2.7-3.6 GHz)
- Operating System: Windows 10 64 bit
- Display: 15.6″ 4K QFHD (3840×2160) Display with G-Sync Technology
- Memory: 16GB DDR4 2133MHz
- Storage: 256GB Samsung 950 PRO PCIe SSD/ HDD Bay: 1TB.
- Graphics: NVIDIA® GeForceTM GTX 970M (3.0GB) GDDR5
- Dimensions: 10.7 x 15.6 x 1 inches
- Weight: 5.5 pounds
The system has a sleek design and black matte finish gives a subtle look to it. The power button is on the right top corner with a speaker grills on the side. The keyboard is wide with generous spacing in between and has backlight in it. The touch pad is not that wide having two click buttons with a finger print scanner in between the buttons. On the side it has 1x HDMI port, 2x mini display port, 4x 3.0 USB, 1 headphone jack, 1microphone jack, 1RJ-45 LAN and Kingston Lock. In terms of design it has nothing much to offer. It looks simple yet elegant.
Xotic Sager NP8657 has 15.6”4k QHD display with a resolution on 3840×2160. Yes by seeing the number only we can say the display in this machine is best, but that’s the not case. The resolution of this display is high and has high contrast to it. The colors look good not amazing as they should. Colors seem to be washed out not giving the best result. The viewing angles is also an issue as the color gets completely washed out as we start to get on the sides. The display do gets some reflection but it is something that we can ignore after sometime.
The laptop is powered by Intel skylake core i7-6820HK clocked at 2.7-3.6GHz. Graphics on xotic sager is supported by Nvidia GeForce GTX 970M which is capable of running any game in the market. the multitasking on this is not an issue at all. Streaming, gaming and surfing can be done at the same time without any stutters. Laptops are expected to get heat up while doing this amount of multitasking but Xotic Sager manages to stay cool with the help of two fans that are installed to keep it cool. The benchmark results were high on both CPU and GPU. It is something we expect from such high spec laptop and xotic manages to deliver it.
Xotic Sager manages to get past 3.5 hour mark on complete gaming and was able to get to 5 hour mark on with light usage. The battery is non removable until you open up the back cover to disconnect it. It is not much of a problem for many but it’s worth mentioning for few.
Xotic sager is packed with the best the specs yet its not the perfect gaming rig. It has some battery issues and display is not what we expected at such high price. I would suggest if display is not an issue for you then it’s the best pick otherwise; there are many other gaming laptop out there that you can look for.