When choosing a brand new gaming laptop, there are several factors that you need to take into account in order for you to get the best buy based on your budget and preference. These include screen size, resolution, RAM size, types of hard drive, graphics card and battery life. Here are the best gaming laptops available in Malaysia to help you with your dilemma.
7 Best Gaming Laptops in Malaysia 2019
- Dell Inspiron G7
- Acer Aspire E15 (E5-576G)
- MSI GS65 Stealth Thin 8RF
- Razer Blade Stealth (2019)
- Lenovo Y530
- MSI GT75 Titan
- Asus ROG G703
Best value gaming laptop - suitable for architecture students
Price from RM3,599.00
CPU: 2.2-GHz Intel Core i7-8750H CPU | Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q GPU with 6GB VRAM | Memory: 16GB | Storage: 1TB 5,400-rpm HDD | Screen: 15.6 Inches | Weight: 2.85 kg
For those who fancy great performance for its value, they can get that in Dell's Inspiron G7. With its GTX 1060 Max graphics card, the laptop offers good frame rates and solid gaming performance without compromising quality when on medium to high settings.
This makes the laptop being able to withstand slightly heavy programmes too, so it's a great tool for students in architecture and likewise. The G7 is also a looker with decent battery life for a gaming rig, lasting between 3 to 5 hours on a full charge. If one wishes to, the screen is also upgradeable for 4K support.
Pros: Good performance without needing to lower settings, slim design
Cons: A little on the heavier side, no SSD storage, the display is a tad dimmer than expected.
CPU: Intel Core i5-8300H or i7-8750H | Graphics: NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1050 Ti GDDR5 4G | Memory: 8G DDR4 2666, up to 16GB DDR4 | Storage: 1TB 5400RPM HDD & 128GB SSD | Screen: 15.6 Inches FHD | Weight: 2.3 kg
Lenovo proves that it can make more than just great Thinkpads for work. Its Y530 model boasts strong performance with its i5 processor that's coupled with a GeForce GTX 1050 graphics card to help churn out decent and smooth framerates during games. Due to the price and weight, the laptop is also great for students who wish to let off steam once in a while via games.
A few things to note however is its soft keyboard, which isn't for everyone. Moreover, the colours on its display could also be better. But the battery life is decent enough, hovering between 3 to 4 hours depending on how you use it. All in all, it's good enough for a casual gamer.
Pros: Quite affordable, strong performance within its tier, stylish
Cons: Display is slightly dull, graphics won't look too good on high settings
Best for high FPS games like PUBG, League of Legends and Overwatch
Price from RM8,850.00
CPU: Intel Core i7-8750H | Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 or 1070 Max-Q | Memory: 16GB DDR4-2400MHz | Storage: 512GB M.2 SSD | Screen: 15.6 Inches FHD | Weight: 1.87 kg
If you're into games that are high framerates-hungry, you'll love MSI's GS65 Stealth Thin for its ability to play up to 144Hz smoothly. With a powerful performance that doesn't require you to lower settings, the GS65 will also play well as a daily productivity driver thanks to its surprisingly lightweight body.
While the base GTX 1060 Max-Q graphics is still acceptable, we'd recommend getting the GTX 1070 Max-Q model as it will allow you to push the 144Hz display to its fullest. Other things to love about this powerhouse includes good body design, nice keyboard, responsive trackpad and nice battery life. Although, that's because of the absence of G-Sync, which ironically drains the battery.
Pros: Thin and powerful, not bad as a daily productive laptop, high FPS!
Cons: G-Sync is absent. But that's forgivable for the longer battery life, no?
Best, most affordable gaming laptop - has the longest battery life
Price from RM2,349.00
CPU: Intel® Core i5-8250U | Graphics: NVIDIA® GeForce® MX150 2GB DDR5 | Memory: 4GB DDR3L | Storage: 1TB SATA HDD | Screen: 15.6" Full HD LED | Weight: 2.2 kg
For those whose pockets aren't too deep and would like a reliable laptop to game with, you can go with the Acer Aspire E15.
What you'll be pleased with the Aspire E15 is its long battery life that runs up to 8 hours, so work and play after to your heart's content! The E15 gives thanks to its Turbo Boost, being able to overclock from 1.6GHz up to 3.4GHz. With decent graphics, you can play most games on lower settings without your laptop turning into a heater.
One thing that the E15 offers (and that most laptops don't) are its good choice of ports, which includes a type-c port, USB 3.0s,HDMI and even an optic drive!
Pros: Multiple ports performance, long battery life, good cooling system.
Cons: Higher end games won't do too well on this laptop.
CPU: Intel Core i7-8750H; upgradeable to a Core i9 processor | Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 | Memory: Up to 64GB DDR4-2666MHz | Storage: 512GB M.2 SATA SSD, 1TB HDD | Screen: 17.3 Inches | Weight: 4.5 kg
Are you crazy about having the best, powerful gaming laptop that's just as good as a personalized gaming PC? Then look no further than the MSI GT75 Titan. Exhibiting a bright vivid 4K screen, rich sounding speakers and a sturdy mechanical keyboard, the Titan is somewhat like a dream-come-true package.
If you have the monies, you can even upgrade its already powerful Core i7 processor to an even juicier Core i9. The only trade-off is its weight - 4.5 kg! In short, if you're looking for power, then the GT57 Titan will be your best soldier on a battlefield.
Pros: Great screen as well as overall and graphics performance. Has fast SSD and does well in managing heat too!
Cons: Big and expensive. Also heavier than some beginner gym dumbbells.
CPU: Quad-core 2.9GHz Intel Core i7-7820HK, overclock 4.3GHz | Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 8GB | Memory: 32GB DDR4 | Storage: 512GB SSD, 1TB hard disk | Screen: 17.3 Inches | Weight: 4.8 kg
Performance-heavy games can take quite a toll on your laptop's system, and this involves making things hot. What are we talking about? Hot external panels that can fry eggs!
Fortunately, we have the Asus ROG G703. Offering a great balance between performance and build, you won't have to suffer on the hands of compromisation when it comes to playing high-end game titles no matter MOBA or FPS. The laptop includes a full-sized backlit keyboard that's one of the best in the market, multiple connectivity ports, acceptable 144Hz framerate, G-Sync and a cooling system that'll stay quiet as well.
Its base storage and bright, accurate screen are also something to love the G703 for. The only downsides are the heavyweight, maybe the mediocre battery life of 3 to 4 hours and price... but hey, you get what you pay for.
Pros: Bright screen, full-sized keyboards, powerful gaming performance, the fast processor is something else when it overclocks.
Cons: Heavy and expensive, battery life is meh.
Alright, so you know what you want to do with your laptop. But do you know what set of features should be in your gaming laptop? Here are some basic tips to help you further pin down a specific set of features to consider in a gaming laptop.
- Enough storage: Games of today can take up as easily as 5 GB of storage space. We’d recommend to have as much as 1TB. If you are looking to invest in an external hard disk drive instead, one with a fast speed of 7,200-rpm should be adequate.
- RAM: 8GB RAM is best recommended for most productivity tasks (so you can run more programs without risks of crashing and lagging). To be sure, a 16GB RAM is what you should consider getting.
- CPU: If you have the budget, a Core i7 Processor should do the trick. Otherwise, one can kinda get by with a quality Core i5 Processor.
Other quick tips
- Bigger size: While this is highly preferential, just take note that most gaming laptops are at least 15-inch in screen size. While there are screen sizes of 13-inch (such as the Razer Blade Stealth), they usually do not possess a much powerful CPU/GPU. Also, the bigger the size, the heavier the laptop will be.
- Better screen resolution: Avoid getting anything that has less than 1920 x 1080 display. You’ll want your graphics to look like Call of Duty, not Minecraft.
- High refresh rate: The higher the refresh rate, the smoother your graphics movement is. Most laptops have 60Hz together with 1080 resolution, which is quite enough for most kinds of gamers.
- Comfortable keyboard: Often overlooked, but it’s one of the most important tools for any kind of laptops. You’ll want to avoid hand cramps by getting a laptop with a comfortable keyboard.
- Nvidia G-Sync or AMD FreeSync: These two technologies eliminate tearing and ghosting of game graphics, so try to get a laptop with such features.
- No touch screens: Sure, you can impress your friends with your innovative laptop. But is touchscreen really a need for you? Often, you don’t use them as much for gaming, and they also drain your laptop battery.
Getting your first gaming laptop doesn’t have to be a dreadful and confusing task. Just be sure to know what kind of games you’ll play and if your budget is enough. With these tips, you should be able to pin down the right gaming laptop for you.
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