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Top 10 Best Laptops Models in Malaysia 2022 (Budget & Pro)

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"Finding a good laptop can be difficult, but out there there are some solid choices"

A powerful laptop is definitely nice to have but what if you just want a decent laptop for study, gaming or work? In this list we are laying out all the solid choices for the Best Laptops in Malaysia in 2022, both budget laptops as well as for pro users, available on Shopee & Lazada.

Many laptops while decent on the graphics and processing front, cut corners when it comes to audio quality. So, don’t forget to round it up with a couple of great Earbuds or a Speaker!

How We Pick

For more information on the explanation for these specs, scroll down to the bottom for our basic laptop buying guide.

Processor Speed & Power

CPU benchmarking is a complicated process and often involves splitting hair on very precise measurements. Nevertheless, the i3 10th generation is still decent for basic tasks in 2022 and for Windows 11. Hence, considering the more accessible price, we mainly chose laptops with at minimum, i3 10th generation or the Ryzen equivalent. If you prefer a more up to date CPU, many offer variations of the below models.

Graphics Card

Most of our selected laptops are integrated with the Intel® UHD Graphics for the 10th generation Intel processors. Now even though this is a low-cost, average graphics card, it’s not bad at all. You probably shouldn’t be playing demanding games on this though as it would overheat rather quickly. At a pricier tags, other cards in our list include Iris X and GTX 1650 which are superior. But no doubt, the best in our list is the M1 from Apple for Macbook Air.

RAM & ROM Storage

Even for an average laptop for study and work, 8GB of RAM is best, but 4GB is still okay. Therefore, all but one of our selected laptops have 8GB or more RAM. 

In terms of ROM, we chose only those with a large SSD capacity, typically 512GB but at minimum 256GB.

Display Resolution & Size

Most people want a study or work laptop to be no less than 13″ and no more than 15″ in terms of display size. For gaming or editing, 15″ seems optimal. Display resolution on the hand, from 720p to 2K. Hence, this is the range we chose.

OK let’s see the laptops we picked.

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Realme Book Laptop i3

Best Laptop For Students
Overview:
Pros: Solid choice for web surfing, streaming, or Microsoft Office tasks.
Cons: Only integrated UHD Graphics.
Specifications - Display: 2K IPS 14" screen | CPU: 11th Gen i3 | GPU: integrated Intel | Memory: 8GB RAM + 256GB SSD.
This 14-inch laptop from Realme is suitable as a family laptop and for students. It can be considered as a budget laptop, with a weight of 1.38kg and thickness of 14.9mm. Also, It conveniently comes with pre-installed Windows 10. Moving on to specs, this laptop has a 2K Full Vision Display with 100% sRGB color gamut, 11th Gen. Intel® Core ™ Processor i3 with a frequency that can reach up to 4.1GHz which helps to boost output performance. In terms of graphics card, the Realme i3 has a basic one, which is the integrated Intel UHD Graphics but it does come with 8GB RAM + 256GB SSD storage. One special thing about this device is its ‘Fast Charging’ technology that will allow you to recharge 50% of the battery within just 30mins. Plus, there's a USB-C port for you to charge your mobile phone. Overall a solid choice for web surfing, streaming, or Microsoft Office tasks.
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Huawei MateBook D15

Overview:
Pros: Suitable for light video editing, watching movies, professional work.
Cons: Only FHD display.
Specifications - Display: FHD 15" screen | CPU: 11th Gen i5 | GPU: Iris X | Memory: 16GB RAM + 512GB SSD.

What makes the Huawei Matebook D15 laptop stands out more than other mid-range laptops is their premium and neat design. Even with 15.6 inches screen, it is considered light and portable at only 1.6kg in weight. Among the specifications offered are a Full-HD Display resolution of 1920 x 1080, 11th Gen. Intel® Core ™ i5 Processor, good enough for those who import/export videos on a regular basis and edit minimal rendering videos like vlogs or travel video. Its Intel Iris X Graphics Card gives it some boost in image output quality compared to integrated Intel UHD Graphics. With a big screen at FHD resolution, it's perfect for those who are into binge-watching series on Netflix. Memory-wise, it's equipped with 16GB of RAM + 512GB of SSD storage too. The audio system is also pretty solid. Overall, Matebook D15 is very much a budget choice for movie junkies, streamers, Youtubers and Vloggers who are just starting out.

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Lenovo Ideapad 3i

Best Laptop For Home Use
Overview:
Pros: Cheap option for students, with pre-installed MS Office.
Cons: Not FHD or higher res display.
Specifications - Display: HD 15" screen | CPU: 10th Gen i3 | GPU: integrated Intel | Memory: 8GB RAM + 256GB SSD.

Another option for students in the cheap budget range and for basic daily activities is the Lenovo Ideapad 3i. The display measures 15.6 inches and the laptop weighs 1.6kg. There is a pre-installed MS Office and 5 color options. With a HD Display of 1366 x 768 resolution and Anti-glare support plus 10th Gen. Intel® Core ™ processor, it offers more than enough for daily use and online learning sessions. This computer has a basic graphics chip - Intel® UHD Graphics and comes with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of SSD storage. For a budget laptop, its speaker - Dolby Audio does satisfy when listening to songs or watching youtube videos.

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Asus TUF FX505D

Best Budget Laptop for Gaming
Overview:
Pros: Great for gaming but also other demanding tasks.
Cons: Need more RAM for gaming.
Specifications - Display: FHD 15" screen | CPU: Ryzen 7 3750H | GPU: GeForce GTX 1650 | Memory: 4GB RAM + 512GB SSD.

If you're looking for the best gaming laptop that can support games in 1080p 60fps, with 15.6 inches in display size and is affordable, the Asus TUF-FX505D laptop may be the answer. The specifications in this laptop may not be as great as other models, but it will still run games at 1080p 60fps just fine. It's equipped with Full HD Display 1080p, AMD Ryzen 7 3750H processor and graphic cards - NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 4GB GDDR5 VRAM. With 8GB DDR4 2400 RAM and 512GB PCIE NVME M.2 SSD storage, this laptop can generate 30-60 FPS depending on game & settings. If you have extra budget, adding some more RAM is a good option as it only comes with 4GB of DDR4. Fret not, it has 2 free RAM slots. Considering the price and specs, this is a good buy.

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HP Laptop 15s-DU1510TU

Best Budget Laptop Under RM2000
Overview:
Pros: Cheap option for web surfing, streaming, or Microsoft Office tasks.
Cons: Not FHD display, not great for heavy duty tasks.
Specifications - Display: HD 15" screen | CPU: 10th Gen i3 | GPU: Integrated Intel | Memory: 8GB RAM + 512GB SSD.

If you're looking for a budget laptop for under RM2000, consider the HP 15s laptop. Its specifications are adequate for really basic use like MS Office. Weighing 1.74 kg with 15.6 inches screen, it comes with HD with BrightView Display, 10th Gen. Intel® Core ™ i3-10110U (good enough for student usage and daily activities) and a basic graphics card, Intel® UHD Graphics. The computer comes with 8GB DDR4 2666 MHz RAM and 512GB PCIE NVME M.2 SSD storage. This HP 15s has pre-installed Windows 10, and is able to run low graphic games and video streams. Plus, it has a long lasting battery and supports fast charging technology. Good that they don't cut corners on the battery.

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Apple MacBook Air M1 2020

Best Laptop for Designers + creative work
Overview:
Pros: Best for editor, creator, gamer and iPhone user.
Cons: Expensive.
Specifications - Display: Retina 13" Display P3 wide color | CPU & GPU: M1 8-core | Memory: 8GB RAM + up to 2TB SSD.

If you are an iPhone user and have an extra budget to buy a laptop, Macbook Air hands down is the best of the best laptops out there. This 13.3-inch computer from Apple is lightweight and thin. With elegant design, this Macbook Air has 3 color options. Their specs are top notch – Retina display with P3 wide color, 8-core processor (gives 3.5x the speed of performance) and 8 GPU cores for 5x faster graphics. Suitable for editing work and graphics intensive games. It too has 8GB of unified memory and up to 2TB of SSD storage. For those of you who have never owned a Macbook, you may experience awkwardness with Apple's interface. However, once you start using it, you will fall in love with the simplicity of its operation. Though it's on the high side, for us, if you have an extra budget and really want to use it either for work, leisure or study, go for it.

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Summary

There are many kinds of laptops out there, so to narrow down your choices, decide your budget and your main purpose for buying a laptop as different ones serve different purposes better; like for online learning with webcams, gaming, working or just for daily use.

For multipurpose but basic use, the Realme Book and Huawei Matebook D15 offer average specs at reasonable prices, even though they can still be considered as budget laptops. You’ll be able to game on these but probably just on low settings.

For truly budget laptops, given the prices in Malaysia, choose the Lenovo Ideapad 3i or HP 15s.

For a great gaming experience, choose the Asus TUF FX505D or their other close versions.

If you have to work with high intensity graphics tasks, the M1 Macbook Air is the best choice though you will have to pay quite the price for it. Consider installments.

Laptop Buying Guide

These are things to keep in mind when buying a laptop:

Display Size and Resolution

The display size of the laptop actually impacts the performance & durability of the laptop more than people think. Laptops with 13″ or lower display size typically are smaller and lighter but are generally less powerful & more prone to overheating. For most cases, 14″ or 15″ are optimal. 

The optimal resolution for a 13″, 14″ & 15″ laptops ranges from 1080p to 2K. So aim for these if you can. There are of course, other factors that affect the overall output quality, but these go beyond the scope of this guide (and quite complicated to compare).

CPU

The CPU or Central Processing Unit, is the brain of the computer which controls the overall performance. There are many CPUs such as Intel Core, AMD Ryzen, and Apple M1. While the Intel vs Ryzen vs M1 debate between experts will rage on, the generation of the CPU also plays a role.

For instance, laptops that come with Intel Core i5 10th generation generally performs better than Intel Core i3 10th generation (given that i5 has more cores, cache & higher clock speeds) but not always. While in most cases, i5 10th gen is better than say, i5 3rd gen. You can always check benchmarks online.

For a budget laptop in Malaysia, we wouldn’t recommend going below i3 10th generation. For a high end laptop, the Ryzen 7, Ryzen 9, i7 and i9 are the best performers currently in 2022, but are expensive.

Graphics Card

Graphics cards render images on a display. For basic laptops, Integrated GPUs such as the Intel® UHD Graphics, would suffice. For gaming & graphics-intensive work, you can opt for either high, mid or low end graphics cards like NVIDIA MX450 (low), RTX 2060 (Mid) and RTX 3080 (High). For video editing or gaming at medium to high settings, we recommend GTX1650 and above, with some VRAM.

RAM

RAM stands of Random Access Memory. More RAM means faster processing speeds. Most laptops nowadays come with at least 4GB of RAM, many with 8GB. For most uses like surfing the web, video streaming or working with Microsoft Office, 8GB is pretty good. For gaming and graphics work, get more than 8GB. If the laptop you’d like to purchase comes with less than desired, you can always get a RAM stick and add more RAM.

HDD/SSD

HDD and SSD are two types of storage that allow you to store files on your laptop. Between the two, SSD is 3 times faster in terms of data transfer and performance compared to HDD. But price wise, HDD is much cheaper. Go for SSD if you value faster performance. Alternatively, you can always get an external HDD to store files like images, videos, documents, etc, and keep the SSD as your installation directory.

VRAM

VRAM stands for Video Random Access Memory. You can think of it as additional RAM. This is an additional important specs only for gamers and editors. Probably not so important to have for basic use.

Tips To Take Care Of Your Laptop

Clean Regularly

Dust will surely accumulate over time especially on the fan blades within the laptop body. It is recommended to dust off the inside of your laptop once every month to keep it from overheating. You might want to take it to professionals and check the fine print in your warranty cards before you open up anything though.

Monitor The CPU & GPU Temperature 

A thing to note about graphics cards & CPUs on laptops is that it can be deadly costly to repair after they overheat. So, you will absolutely need to keep an eye on the temperature of your graphics card when doing heavy tasks. Use software like HWMonitor. The ideal GPU temperature is between 65° to 85° C and CPU, 65° to 90° C.

Keep Windows or OS Updated

Keeping your OS updated ensures devices communicate better, problems and bugs are eliminated or minimized, and may lead to some minor performance enhancements. 

Use Protective Accessories

Protective accessories like keyboard skin, laptop skin or padded bag help avoid or minimize physical damages to your laptop. It goes without saying, it would be best if you don’t put your laptop in dangerous positions in the first place.

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F.A.Q

Find one that fits your needs like the size, specs and weight of the Laptop.
Laptop prices are different for each category, for budget range (student and daily work) it usually starts from RM2100, Mid range (moderate gaming and editing) – from RM3000, High end (Heavy user, advanced gaming, intensive graphics) starting from RM4000 and above.
SSD is better than HDD for its efficiency and speed.
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