In this day and age, technology has become a necessity in our daily life, and a laptop is definitely one of them.

With so many types and brands of laptops to choose from, below is a list we have compiled, showing you the best of the best according to your needs.


Top 13 Laptop Recommendations in Malaysia

  • Acer Aspire E 15 E5-576G-58RV
  • HP Spectre x360
  • Acer Swift 3 SF314-52-549V
  • HP Pavilion 15
  • Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon
  • Dell Inspiron 15 7567
  • Asus Vivobook S15
  • Dell XPS 13 (9370)
  • MSI GL62M 7RDX (i7-7700)
  • Acer Spin 5
  • Lenovo Thinkpad X270
  • ASUS Transformer Book T101HA
  • MacBook Air 13.3-inch with 2018

1. Acer Aspire E 15 E5-576G-58RV

Best with HDMI output – suitable for students and value for money
Price from RM2,659.00
Shopee Malaysia RM2,659.00 Lazada Malaysia RM2,659.00

CPU: Intel® Core i5-8250U | GraphicsNVIDIA® MX150 | Memory: 4G DDR3L | Storage: 1TB SATA HDD | Screen: 15.6 Inches | Weight: 2.2 kg

This laptop equipped with the 7th generation Intel Core 15 with Nvidia GeForce 940MX, you would be able to play most of the decent games on it on top of your day to day tasks. If you’re looking for a decent multi-purpose laptop for a student and at the same time be able to enjoy some games along the way, this might be a good choice.

Pros: Solid build with great storage space and long battery life

Cons: Big and heavy laptop with dim screen display

17 people added this to their wishlist

2. HP Spectre x360

Best for music production and video editing
Price from RM4,838.00
Shopee Malaysia RM4,838.00 Lazada Malaysia RM5,249.00

CPU: Intel® Core i7 | GraphicsIntel® HD Graphics | Memory: 8GB | Storage: 256GB SSDScreen: 13.3 Inches | Weight: 1.32 kg

With the 4K display and Bang & Olufsen audio equipped with this laptop, it is great for music and video production. It would provide great audio quality, clear image, and smoother editing experience. With the RAM upgradeable to 16GB, your work would be seamless.

Pros: Thin and light design, built with premium materials and has great battery life

Cons: No SD card slot, the system gets a little hot after a while

8 people added this to their wishlist

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3. Acer Swift 3 SF314-52-549V

Best laptop with backlit keyboard – for surfing the internet
Price from RM2,699.00
Shopee Malaysia RM2,699.00 Lazada Malaysia RM2,699.00

CPU: Intel® Core i5-8250U | GraphicsIntel® HD Graphics 620 | Memory: 4GB DDR4 | Storage: 256GB SSD | Screen: 14 Inches | Weight: 1.6 kg

This laptop with a day or night keyboard allows for typing comfortably in dimly lit environments with the backlit keyboard. Powered by the 8th Generation Intel Core i5, it is one of the best budget laptops with value for money performing specs. Great for everyday use or just as beginners laptop.

Pros: Solid build with powerful specs for the price

Cons: Dim display, poor contrast, heavy

11 people added this to their wishlist

4. HP Pavilion 15

Best for home use -suitable for kids and elderly
Price from RM2,550.00
Shopee Malaysia RM2,735.00 Lazada Malaysia RM2,550.00

CPU: Intel® Core i5-8250U | GraphicsNVIDIA® GeForce MX150 | Memory: 4GB DDR4 | Storage: 1TB HDD | Screen: 15.6 Inches | Weight: 1.85 kg

Equipped with Windows 10 Home 64bits, this laptop is designed for home use. A 15.6” full HD screen is great for gaming, or for watching movies. It has decent and balanced specs which are suitable for everyday use at the home for everyone to use.

Pros: Overall good performing laptop with decent battery life

Cons: Only has 4GB RAM

11 people added this to their wishlist

5. Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon

Best laptop for business and travel
Price from RM8,699.00
Lazada Malaysia RM8,699.00 Shopee Malaysia RM8,699.00

CPU: Intel® Core i7 | GraphicsIntel® HD Graphics 620 | Memory: 16GB DDR4 | Storage:512GB SSD | Screen: 14 Inches | Weight: 1.13 kg

If you are a businessman/woman on the go, this is what we would recommend. At a mere weight of 1.13kg, it is one of the best lightweight laptop that is easy to hold and have your work on the go. With a fantastic battery life of up to 15.5 hours with a rapid charging feature. The X1 Carbon is an ultrabook that is the smallest and thinnest for you to keep on working while on the move.

Pros: Sturdy design, portable with great battery life

Cons: Not ideal for graphic designs, nor for heavy gamers

3 people added this to their wishlist

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6. Dell Inspiron 15 7567

Best budget laptop – for gaming
Price from RM3,999.00
Shopee Malaysia RM4,288.00 Lazada Malaysia RM3,999.00

CPU: Intel® Core i7-7700 HQ 2.8 GHz | GraphicsNVIDIA® GeForce GTX 1050 Ti, 4GB GDDR5 | Memory: 8GB DDR4 | Storage: 1TB HDD + 128 GB SSD | Screen: 15.6 Inches |Weight: 2.6 kg

If you’re a gamer and you are looking for a gaming laptop that is affordable and not overpriced, this is the one for you! Powered by the 7th Generation Intel Quad-core i5, 3.5GHz and is upgradable to the i7 with the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050Ti graphics chip, it has great performance for the value of money. Additionally, with an anti-glare 15.6-inch monitor, you can enjoy nearly 8 hours while watching HD videos with the battery life without a problem.

Pros: Great style, battery life, and performance for the price

Cons: Subpar webcam, bulky Subpar display, small arrow keys

6 people added this to their wishlist

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7. Asus Vivobook S15

Best 15” laptop
Price from RM3,006.00
Shopee Malaysia RM3,006.00 Lazada Malaysia RM3,099.00

CPU: Intel® Core i5-7200U | GraphicsNVIDIA® GeForce 940MX | Memory: 4GB DDR4 | Storage: 1TB HDD | Screen: 15.6 Inches | Weight: 1.5 kg

Do you constantly have to bring your laptop for meetings out of office? With this big screen laptop of 15.6” screen, it’s great for presentations. Plus, the backlit keyboard would definitely help when you are presenting a sure win proposal in the dark.

Pros: Lightweight with backlit keyboard for better visibility

Cons: Short battery life, mediocre webcam

12 people added this to their wishlist

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8. Dell XPS 13 (9370)

Best i7 laptop
Price from RM5,199.00
Lazada Malaysia RM5,199.00 Shopee Malaysia RM5,199.00

CPU: Intel® Core i7-85550U | GraphicsIntel® UHD Graphics 360 | Memory: 16GB | Storage: 1TB SSD | Screen: 13.3 Inches | Weight: 1.2 kg

The 8th generation Intel Core i7 together with the 16G RAM provides this laptop a powerful processing speed. Making this laptop one of the best i7 laptop to choose from, it not only starts up within 10 seconds, it welcomes you with a beautiful, vivid screen display.

Pros: Latest generation processor, vibrant screen display

Cons: Webcam is situated at a non-vantage point, screen resolution of QHD can cause more battery use

9 people added this to their wishlist

9. MSI GL62M 7RDX (i7-7700)

Best laptop for Dota 2
Price from RM3,349.00
Shopee Malaysia RM3,349.00 Lazada Malaysia RM3,999.00

CPU: Intel® Core i7-7700HQ | GraphicsNVIDIA® GeForce GTX 1050 | Memory: 4GB | Storage: 1TBHDD | Screen: 15.6 Inches | Weight: 2.2 kg

Not only is it a Full HD laptop with the 7th generation of Intel processor chip, your Dota 2 practice will be seamless and beautiful with the combination of NVIDIA graphics card that is on par with a desktop’s GPU. If there is any training center for the best Dota 2, this laptop could be that.

Pros: Temperature control for better performance, good sound system chip for surround sound

Cons: Below average battery life for the price, certain games will not run smoothly if settings are at maximum due to GPU capacity

3 people added this to their wishlist

10. Acer Spin 5

Best mid-range laptop
Price from RM3,899.00
Shopee Malaysia RM3,899.00 Lazada Malaysia RM3,899.00

CPU: Intel® Core i5-8250U | GraphicsIntel® UHD Graphics 620 | Memory: 8GB | Storage: 256GB SSD | Screen: 13.3 Inches | Weight: 1.5 kg

Want a simple laptop but capable of flipping 360 degrees for architecture designing classes? We got you covered. This laptop is worth the money for students who want a laptop that is versatile and also great for performance.

Pros: Touch screen and 360 degrees, versatile as a pad use or laptop

Cons: Non-expandable memory slot, small storage space hard disc

2 people added this to their wishlist

11. Lenovo Thinkpad X270

Best laptop with great battery life
Price from RM4,635.00
Shopee Malaysia RM4,635.00 Lazada Malaysia RM4,900.00

CPU: Intel® Core i5-7200U | GraphicsIntel® HD Graphics 620 | Memory: 8GB | Storage:1TB HDD | Screen: 12.5 Inches | Weight: 1.3 kg

This laptop is tested for drops and even shakes. That’s how serious Lenovo is when it comes to ensuring not just their specs are reliable, but the built itself endures accidents. Plus, with the battery lasting more than 5 hours (with constant wifi usage) or 21 hours (with the minimal setting and no wifi), you can work with less worry if you need to go without an adaptor.

Pros: Long battery life, durable for minor accidental drops

Cons: Non SSD hard disk for fast start up, bulky in size

2 people added this to their wishlist

12. ASUS Transformer Book T101HA

Best mini hybrid laptop – great for college or university students
Price from RM1,199.00
Lazada Malaysia RM1,199.00 Shopee Malaysia RM1,199.00

CPU: Intel® Cherry Trail Quad-Core Z8350 Processor | GraphicsIntegrated Intel HD Graphics | Memory: 2GB | Storage: 64GB | Screen: 10.1 Inches | Weight: 0.58 kg (Tablet), 0.5 kg (Dock)

If you’re looking for a tablet that works as a laptop which can easily fit into your messenger bag, this is the laptop that fits the bill. This tablet transforms into a laptop with a detachable screen and comes with ample amount of storage of 64GB. To top it off, the graphics card is integrated with an Intel chip. That is good enough to even be on par with higher priced tablets!

Pros: Great portability, value for money for college use

Cons: Very low RAM memory, not able to run heavy programmes for work

11 people added this to their wishlist

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13. MacBook Air 13.3-inch with Retina Display (2018)

Best lightweight laptop
Price from RM5,073.51
Lazada Malaysia RM5,073.51 Shopee Malaysia RM5,129.00

CPU: 1.6GHz dual-core 8th-generation Intel Core i5 processor | GraphicsIntel UHD Graphics 617 | Memory: 8GB | Storage: Configurable to 1.5TB SSD | Screen: 13.3 Inches | Weight: 1.25 kg

Weightless is what many laptop carriers are after nowadays. This laptop itself is just 1.25kg! But don’t let the weight deceive you. It packs a punch with 8GB memory and 128GB SSD hard disc, which is configurable to 1.5TB. This is good enough for many tasks with no issues for light graphics designing even thanks to the newest addition to the air - Retina display!

Pros: Great design, better keyboards from the previous generation, excellent screen display

Cons: Pricey, limited number of ports

3 people added this to their wishlist

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You've found a couple of laptops that you're interested in. But you're still unsure of which to go for? We understand that it can be a daunting and overwhelming task to choose the right one. Fret not, here are some main factors that you should consider before choosing a laptop.

How to Choose a Laptop 

Laptop Size and Weight

  • Size and weight

Do you want a big, 17-inch laptop or a compact 13-inch? Often, many underestimate the size and weight of their laptop. Though not applied to all, the biggest laptops (17 to 18 inches) are usually equipped with a powerful system and are also bulkier. The smallest laptops (11 to 12 inches) are, of course, equipped with a lighter system though they make up for it with their portability.

The most popular sizes are 15 inches, where you'd get the best of both worlds. They are light enough to be carried around and are powerful enough to run a couple of popular heavy-duty games. Still, they are highly recommended for those who will not be carrying the laptop around too much. Otherwise, you can opt for a 13 to 14 inches laptop, which is a less powerful but much lighter option.

Laptop tasks and performance

  • Task and performance

This is perhaps the most popular question that a salesman will ask you. "What do you plan to do with your laptop?" At a simpler explanation, just take a look at the CPU. A mainstream and popular choice is the Intel Core i5. In general, they offer the best balance for both price and performance. Intel Core i7 is a step above i5 (suitable for gaming as it is more powerful, and also more expensive) while i3 is a step lower (great for simple browsing and office work).

Laptop other hardware

  • Other hardware

Check if your choices are equipped with the right features and hardware that you’ll need. How much storage space is there? Is the 8 GB RAM upgradeable? Does it have an Optical Disc Drive (This feature is becoming uncommon)?

By also tying back to what you’ll be doing with your laptop, the laptop’s hardware will help determine if you’re buying the right computer. You’ll be saving yourself unnecessary spending on upgrades which can be costly.


Conclusion

No matter how well-equipped your laptop is, the most important thing is that it can do what you need it for. It is also important to know that no laptop is made perfect, so leverage and choose one where you wouldn't need to spend too much/expensive upgrades on. 

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