Although 17-inch laptops aren’t exactly a crowd favourite due to its overly-large size and bulky weight, that doesn’t mean they are a total outcast. In fact, such laptops have their own advantages. Namely, more powerful specs and better productivity since it allows you to utilise more space within its 17” screen size.

That being said, we have round up some of the best 17-inch laptops you can buy based on your respective criteria.

1. Asus TUF FX705G-EEW273T

Best 17-inch laptop with backlit keyboard

Price from RM4,720.00

shopping_cart Shopee Malaysia RM4,720.00

One thing about a laptop with a backlit keyboard is that you are able to type them even in darkness or dimly-lit setting. It also adds a cool factor, particularly if you are a gamer and that’s what Asus TUF FX705G excels at the most.

It comes with an RGB backlit keyboard that can be adjusted using the TUF Aura Core software. That means it allows you to play around and switch different colour effects including Breathing, Color Cycle, Static and Strobing based on your personal preferences.

Other highlights to look out for includes a bezel-less IPS display with a refresh rate of up to 144Hz for smoother gameplay. The laptop’s MIL-STD 810G military-grade build quality is also able to withstand minor knocks and bumps. Moreover, a game-ready Nvidia GeForce 1050Ti graphic card and a speedy Intel i7-8750H processor are what powers up the laptop under the hood.

2. HP Omen 17-an023TX

Best 17-inch laptop for photo editing

Price from RM6,999.00

shopping_cart Shopee Malaysia RM6,999.00

The HP Omen 17-inch laptop has everything you need for a seamless photo-editing purpose regardless if you’re using Photoshop or other related software. It boasts a powerful Intel i7 processor, an IPS display for excellent colour reproduction and a performance-driven Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 graphics card.

Also, with the inclusion of 16GB DDR4 SDRAM along with a 1TB drive, this ensures you are able to multitask with little hiccup and has sufficient space to store your various photo files.

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3. Acer Predator 17 G9-791-771C

Best 17-inch gaming laptop

Price from RM5,700.00

shopping_cart Lazada Malaysia RM5,700.00

The Acer Predator series is no stranger to producing high-quality gaming laptops, with the G9-791 model being one of them. Although bulky, it has a robust build quality that will survive wear-and-tear over a long period of usage.

Performance-wise, it packs with an i7 processor, a 16GB DDR4 RAM along with a 256GB SSD and 1TB HDD for efficient and lag-free gaming performance. If that’s not enough, it comes with a two-tone backlit keyboard and a solid surround speaker system that’ll help make your gaming experience all the more immersive.

4. Dell Precision 7730

Best 17-inch business laptop

Price from RM10,999.00

shopping_cart Lazada Malaysia RM10,999.00

The Dell Precision 7730 sports a premium, classy design that looks good on a desk wherever you are. If you are using this primarily for business purposes, it basically covers all the essentials.

That includes a turbo-powered i7-8850H processor, a 16GB of RAM and a large 2TB SSD so you don’t have to worry about lagging issues when comes to multitasking. It also boasts a vivid 17.3” IPS display in its full HD glory, complete with an anti-glare technology that allows you to work with minimum eye strains even under the bright condition.

The Dell Precision 7730 is also ports-friendly, offering you multiple connectivities such as USB 3.1, Thunderbolt 3 and SD card reader.

5. MSI GT75 Titan 8SF

Best 17-inch 4K laptop

Price from RM14,529.00

shopping_cart Shopee Malaysia RM14,529.00

The MSI GT75 Titan laptop may have been costly but it packs a punch with plenty of goodies. It boasts a razor-sharp 17.3” 4K display, complete with a colour-accurate IPS technology.

What lends its horsepower to ensure smooth performance is its solid combination of Intel i7-8750H processor, a 32GB of RAM as well as 1TB HDD and 512GB SSD. Finally, the Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 graphics card adds an extra boost to your overall user experience regardless of heavy-duty multitasking or gaming purposes.

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6. Lenovo Ideapad 320

Best budget 17-inch laptop

Price from RM3,019.00

shopping_cart Shopee Malaysia RM3,019.00

We get it, the idea of owning a 17-inch laptop typically comes with a higher price. But thanks to Lenovo Ideapad 320, this laptop costs a reasonable RM 3K price range. Designed for everyday computing purposes, it boasts the likes of Intel I5 processor, a 256GB SSD and a 4GB of RAM that can be expanded up to 16GB.

The laptop is also blessed with a unibody chassis, making it durable enough to survive minor bumps and impacts. Finally, the 17.3” screen display features a Full HD quality with IPS technology that gives you wider viewing angles and better colour accuracy.

7. Dell Inspiron 17 (5770)

Best 17-inch laptop with an optical drive

Price from RM3,999.00

shopping_cart Lazada Malaysia RM3,999.00

Despite the easy availability of external drives, some users still prefer to use a DVD or CD on their laptops. Most modern laptops these days omitted built-in optical drives but thankfully, the Dell Inspiron 17 (5770) remains one of the rare breeds that comes with an optical drive.

This laptop also packs all the essential bells and whistles. It includes a powerful 8th-generation Intel i7-8550U processor along with a 1TB HDD and 128GB SSD that gives you ample storage space and a vibrant 17.3-inch full HD display.

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