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

If you’re looking for the best laptops for the year of 2018 be it for yourself or as a gift for your loved ones, well you are in luck. Here are our top laptop picks for 2018.

Acer Aspire E 15 E5-575G-52H9

Best for students and value for money with HDMI input

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RM 2,999

Best for students and value for money with HDMI input

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.

Specs
CPU: Intel® Core i5
Graphics: Nvidia® GeForce 940MX
Memory: 8GB DDR4
Storage: 1TB HDD
Screen: 15.6”

HP Spectre X360

Best laptop for music production and video editing

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RM5,670.00

Best for music production and video editing

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.

Specs
CPU: Intel® Core i7
Graphics: Intel® HD Graphics
Memory: 8GB
Storage: 512GB SSD
Screen: 13”
Weight: 1.1kg

Dell XPS 15

Best for workstation – good for programming, AutoCAD, architecture, computer science, engineering

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RM8,589.00

Best for programming, AutoCAD, architecture, computer science, engineering

For a good, if not the best workstation laptop to run programs used for graphic design, AutoCAD, etc., you would need high-end specs with good RAM in order for the programs to run smoothly. As such, this laptop would definitely not disappoint you. It is known for its UHD display with InfinityEdge Touchscreen, which would be useful for AutoCAD and design work. Therefore this is a perfect choice for a heavy workload workstation laptop.

Specs
CPU: Intel® Core i7-7700
Graphics: Nvidia® GTX1050
Memory: 16GB
Storage: 512GB SSD
Screen: 15.6”
Weight: 1.1kg

Acer Swift 3

Best laptop on a budget with backlit keyboard and great for surfing the internet

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RM2,868.00

Best laptop on a budget with backlit keyboard – great for surfing the internet

This slim and sleek 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.

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

HP Pavilion 15

Best for home use as well as for kids and for the elderly

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RM2,499.00

Best for home use as well as for kids and the elderly

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

Specs
CPU: Intel® Core i5-7200U
Graphics:  Nvidia® GeForce 940MX
Memory: 4GB DDR4
Storage: 1TB SSD
Screen: 15.6”

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon

Best laptop for business, lightweight, travel and battery life

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RM 8,125.00

Best lightweight laptop for business and travel with good battery life

If you are businessmen/women on the go, this is what we would recommend. At a mere weight of 1.13kg, it is 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.

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

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Lenovo Yoga Book

Best hybrid laptop with touch screen for artists – good for graphic design, illustrator and writing.

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RM2,209.00

Best hybrid laptop with touch screen for artists – good for graphic design, illustrator and writing

This Lenovo Yoga Book comes with either Android or Windows version. It is useful for the everyday writer or artists that love the free handwriting or drawing. It comes with a real pen which allows for the drawing or writing on either the screen like the usual Wacom pad or alternatively you may purchase a book pad to write on it which translates back into the Yoga Book. It is convenient as it is amazing. Definitely, something to consider if you would like to do artistic work on the go.

Specs
CPU: Intel® Atom x5-Z8550 Processor
Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Ti, 4GB GDDR5
Memory: 8GB DDR4
Storage: 1TB HDD + 128 GB SSD
Screen: 10.1”
Dimension: 256.6mm x 9.6mm x 170.8mm

Dell Inspiron 15 7567

Best laptop for gaming

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RM4,599.00

Best laptop for gaming

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.

Specs
CPU: Intel® Core i7-7700 HQ (2.8 GHz)
Graphics: Nvidia® GeForce GTX 1050 Ti, 4GB GDDR5
Memory: 8GB DDR4
Storage: 1TB HDD + 128 GB SSD
Screen: 15.6”
Dimension: 15.15” x 10.82” x 1”

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