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 14 Laptop Recommendations in Malaysia

  • Huawei Matebook 13
  • Apple Macbook Pro 15-inch (2018)
  • Dell XPS 15 (2019)
  • Apple MacBook Air 13.3-inch with Retina Display (2018)
  • Acer Aspire E15 (E5-576G)
  • Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon
  • Acer Swift 3 SF314-52-549V
  • HP Pavilion 15
  • Asus Vivobook S15
  • Dell XPS 13 (9370)
  • MSI GL62M 7RDX (i7-7700)
  • Acer Spin 5
  • Lenovo Thinkpad X270
  • ASUS Transformer Book T101HA

1. Huawei Matebook 13 (Intel Core i7)

Best value-for-money laptop - great for students

Price from RM4,199.00

shopping_cart Lazada Malaysia RM4,399.00 shopping_cart Shopee Malaysia RM4,199.00

CPU: 8th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-8565U | Graphics: Intel UHD Graphics 620; Nvidia GeForce MX150 | Memory: 8GB DDR3 | Storage: 512GB SSD | Screen: 13 Inches | Weight: 1.3 kg

A reasonable price tag coupled together with a performance that can dish out even decent gaming after a hard day at college is a big reason why we're highly recommending the Matebook 13 for students.

The laptop is of an ideal size and weight as well as have a decent battery performance of 8 hours. That's good enough for the average student who wants a laptop that won't die halfway on them when they need to crunch for their assignments, and can enjoy multiple media consumption after.

Pros: Value for money, good choice in processor and graphics card, very portable, powerful for what you're paying!

Cons: Hard to upgrade, no Thunderbolt 3

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2. Apple MacBook Pro (15”) with Touch Bar (2018)

Best laptop for video editing

Price from RM9,702.00

shopping_cart Lazada Malaysia RM9,635.00 shopping_cart Apple Malaysia RM9,702.00

CPU: 2.6GHz 6-core, 9th-generation Intel Core i7 processor | Graphics: Radeon Pro 555X with 4GB RAM | Memory: 16GB | Storage: 256GB SSD| Screen: 15 Inches | Weight: 1.83 kg

Macbooks are not cheap, and there's a reason for that. Living up to its reputation for handling heavy editing work, the 2018 Macbook Pro in 15-inch is just as powerful as its previous generation. It holds a strong processor that has 6 cores, Radeon Pro GPU and an impressive 16GB RAM which is upgradeable up to 32GB.

Being able to handle video editing software without breaking down, the laptop's screen also features the infamous Retina display that's well-loved by editors with a good amount of pixel resolution to handle HD content.

Pros: Powerful specs, amazing graphics, fast

Cons: Pricey, limited ports

3. Dell XPS 15 (2019)

Best Windows laptop for video editing

Price from RM7,499.00

shopping_cart Dell Malaysia RM7,499.00

CPU: 9th Generation Intel® Core™ i7-9750H | Graphics: NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1650 with 4GB RAM | Memory: 8GB | Storage: 512GB SSD| Screen: 15.6 Inches, FHD | Weight: 1.8 kg

When it comes to video editing, Macbook Pros are touted the best. But for its powerful, reliable specs, comes a high price tag.

In that case, the 15-inch Dell XPS from 2019 is a great alternative to handling powerful editing software. Featuring a UHD display, editing on the Dell XPS 15 is a breeze although graphics would be better if you can get the higher-end model which offers an OLED screen. Nevertheless, the lower end XPS 15 model is still great for handling productivity work such as heavy editing.

Pros: Very nice display, great performance, better webcam placement compared to the previous generation

Cons: OLED and specs for intensive gaming are only offered in the higher-specs model.

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

Best lightweight laptop

Price from RM5,129.00

shopping_cart Lazada Malaysia RM5,249.00 shopping_cart 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

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5. Acer Aspire E15 (E5-576G)

Best budget laptop – for gaming

Price from RM2,349.00

shopping_cart Lazada Malaysia RM2,659.00 shopping_cart Shopee Malaysia 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

If you're in need of a laptop that can still churn out performance despite its price, look no further than the Acer Aspire E15. With good battery life and cooling system as well as Turbo Boost which overclocks the processor from 1.6GHz up to 3.4GHz, the E15 can take on your daily tasks without much issue. With that, it's also good for casual gamers if settings are done appropriately.

Pros: Long battery life, good cooling system, multiple ports

Cons: Ordinary design, best for casual games instead of higher-end ones.

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6. Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon

Best laptop for business and travel

Price from RM8,699.00

shopping_cart Lazada Malaysia RM8,699.00 shopping_cart 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

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7. Acer Swift 3 SF314-52-549V

Best laptop with backlit keyboard – for surfing the internet

Price from RM2,699.00

shopping_cart Shopee Malaysia RM2,699.00 shopping_cart 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

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8. HP Pavilion 15

Best for home use -suitable for kids and elderly

Price from RM2,499.00

shopping_cart Shopee Malaysia RM2,499.00 shopping_cart 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

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9. Asus Vivobook S15

Best 15” laptop

Price from RM3,006.00

shopping_cart Shopee Malaysia RM3,006.00 shopping_cart 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

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10. Dell XPS 13 (9370)

Best i7 laptop

Price from RM5,199.00

shopping_cart Lazada Malaysia RM5,199.00 shopping_cart 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

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11. MSI GL62M 7RDX (i7-7700)

Best laptop for Dota 2

Price from RM3,349.00

shopping_cart Shopee Malaysia RM3,349.00 shopping_cart 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

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12. Acer Spin 5

Best mid-range laptop

Price from RM3,899.00

shopping_cart Shopee Malaysia RM3,899.00 shopping_cart 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

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13. Lenovo Thinkpad X270

Best laptop with great battery life

Price from RM4,635.00

shopping_cart Shopee Malaysia RM4,635.00 shopping_cart 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

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14. ASUS Transformer Book T101HA

Best mini hybrid laptop – great for college or university students

Price from RM1,199.00

shopping_cart Lazada Malaysia RM1,199.00 shopping_cart 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

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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. 

Disclaimer: The pricing shown is just a good indication of how much these products are worth. The prices could change based on the e-commerce promotions that are going on. If some of the products are not available, do email us at [email protected] Thank you!

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