Top 5 Laptops That College Students Should Consider Getting In Malaysia

Importance Of Having A Laptop For College

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So, you have gotten your SPM results and you are looking into transitioning into a new phase in life which is enrolling into college/university. Not only that, with the Covid-19 pandemic where we have seen the education sector where the education sector implemented remote studying where the use of laptops is now more needed than ever. Even without the implementation of remote studying, students will also need a laptop for their studies as having a laptop brings convenience to students who travel frequently or there is a need to meet up with their group members for the group assignment discussion if meeting via Google meet or any alternatives is not enough.

As a student, you would want a laptop that is worth every ringgit so that you will have a pleasant experience when you are doing your assignment. Not just that, you would also want a laptop that is good to stream movies/shows, or play games when it is the time to relax. Getting yourself a laptop serves one main purpose, which is for studies and your assignment. However, there are so many options available at a variety of pricing, it is best to find the one that fits according to your preference as you do not want to get a laptop which you may end up regretting in the future.

When getting a laptop for your college, you have to make sure to get a laptop with a long battery life with good components such as:

  • CPU
  • GPU
  • RAM

These are the (main) hardware components that you need to consider when selecting a laptop. For example, as a student, you need to open a lot of tabs when you are doing your assignments as you are looking for the points. With a low ram, your laptop will end up slowing down as the web browser consumes a lot of ram usage. Besides just getting a laptop, some extra things that are worth picking are a mouse and a laptop bag. With a mouse, it will be easier to navigate the software, and with a comfortable laptop bag, you will be able to carry the bag around without straining your shoulders. Now, here is the list of laptops in Malaysia that are recommended to get, without having to break the bank. The Lists are not in order.

List Of Laptops

1. MSI GF63 Thin

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The first laptop to recommend on the list is the MSI GF63 thin. The MSI name is a well-known laptop brand in Malaysia that many people either know or have heard about. The reason why this brand is recommended is that at the time of writing this article, this laptop is one of the cheapest I can find for a laptop with the RTX 3050 gpu coming in at RM3799 (discount price). Original price was RM3949. Take advantage of Nvidia’s latest budget RTX card so that you can enjoy the ray-tracing without having to spend a lot of money on it. Besides that, for a gaming laptop with the latest GPU under the RTX lineup. I’d say that it is a good deal if you play games during your free time and it is one of the best laptop in Malaysia to get for this price point.

Specs of the laptop:

  • 15.6″ FHD (1920*1080), 144Hz 45%NTSC IPS-Level | Display
  • Comet lake i5-10500H,Intel HM470 | Processor
  • GeForce RTX3050 Max-Q, GDDR6 4GB | Graphics Card
  • DDR IV 8GB (3200MHz) | Memory
  • 512GB NVMe PCIe Gen3x4 SSD | Hard Drive
  • Windows10 Home | Operating System
  • Single backlight KB (Red) | Keyboard
  • Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201(2*2 ax) + BT5.1 | Wi-Fi
  • 3 cell , 51Whr
  • MSI Essential Backpack
  • 2 Year Warranty

To find out more about the laptop, visit the website here:

2. Inspiron 15 3000 Laptop

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The next on the list is Dell Inspiron 15 3000 Laptop. This laptop in Malaysia is recommended by many reviewers because of its solid build. Coming in at RM2799 in Dell’s official store, this laptop is highly recommended for those who are on a tight budget, as the specs are good enough for assignment work and some light gaming. This laptop also has a webcam that offers 720p resolution with 30 frames per second, suffice enough for your college presentation and group discussion. For the price they are offering, it is a good laptop for extreme light gaming that sells below RM3000 in Malaysia.

Specs of laptop:

  • AMD Ryzen™ 5 3500U Mobile Processor with Radeon™ Vega 8 Graphics | Processor
  • (Dell Technologies recommends Windows 11 Pro for business | FREE Upgrade to Windows 11*)
    Windows 11 Pro, English | Operating System
  • AMD Radeon™ Vega 8 Graphics | Video Card
  • 15.6-inch FHD (1920 x 1080) Anti-glare LED Backlight Non-Touch Narrow Border WVA Display | Display
  • 8GB, 1x8GB, DDR4, 2400MHz | Memory Stick
  • 512GB M.2 PCIe NVMe Solid State Drive | Hard Drive

For more information about the laptop, go here:

3. IdeaPad Gaming 3 (15″, Gen 6)

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From all the information that I can gather, many tech reviewers recommended this laptop as it is one of the best budget gaming laptops in Malaysia that you can get for this price point. With a starting price of RM3297, this laptop packs with a GTX 1650 4GB DDR6, 8GB DDR4 ram with a 1080p display up to 120hz, I don’t see a reason to not get this laptop. With the specs provided, you can still play all the latest AAA games at 1080p with low settings. With 8GB of ram, you can open lots of tabs when you are searching for important points for your assignment. Again, for this price, you cannot complain.

Specs of laptop:

  • AMD Ryzen™ 5 5600H Processor (6 Cores / 12 Threads, 3.30 GHz, up to 4.20 GHz with Max Boost, 3 MB Cache L2 / 16 MB Cache L3) | Processor 
  • Windows 10 Home 64 | Operating system
  • 15.6″ FHD (1920 x 1080), IPS, up to 120 Hz, 45% NTSC, and 250 nits | Display
  • 8 GB SO-DIMM DDR4 3200MHz | Memory
  • 512 GB M.2 2242 SSD | Storage
  • 2 Year Premium Care | Warranty
  • 135W Slim Tip | Ac Adapter
  • NVIDIA GeForce® GTX 1650 4GB GDDR6 | Graphics Card
  • 3 Cell, 45Wh | Battery
  • 720p with Camera Shutter | Camera
  • White Backlit, English | Keyboard
  • ClickPad | Pointing Device
  • Wi-Fi 6 11AX (2×2) & Bluetooth® 5.0 | Wireless

For more information of this laptop, head over to Lenovo Online Store Malaysia here:

4. Asus TUF Gaming FX505A-BQ038T 15.6

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Next up is the Asus TUF FX505A-BQ038T. Coming in at RM2680, you should get this laptop over the Inspiron 15 3000 Laptop that we listed if you are looking to play AAA games during your spare time after long hours of studying and doing assignments. It is not fair to compare these two laptops as the Inspiron 15 is built strictly for as a working laptop where else the ASUS TUF is designed for gaming, but if you are looking for a laptop in Malaysia that still can handle AAA games for below RM3000, then this laptop should suffice for you. To note, the specs in this laptop are quite old in gaming standards, you should keep in mind it may not handle some newer games. 

Specs of laptop: Force feedback Windows 10 Home | Operating System

  • Force feedback AMD R5-3550H | Processor
  • 2.1GHz, 4M Cache
  •  Max Boost Clock 3.7GHz
  •  Memory 4GB DDR4 2666 RAM | Memory
  •  Storage 1TB SATA 5400RPM HDD | Hard Drive
  • Graphics AMD Radeon RX 560 4GB | Graphics Drive
  •  Display 15.6″ FHD//IPS Panel//170 Wide View//60Hz//25ms//63% sRGB | Display
  •  Network & Communication 802.11ac 2*2 + Bluetooth 5.0 (*BT 5.0 version may change with OS upgrades.) | Wi-Fi
  •  Camera HD 720p CMOS module | Camera

For more information, head over here:

5. HP Pavilion Aero Laptop 13-be0049AU

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Credits: HP

The last laptop on the list will be a laptop by HP called the HP Pavilion Aero laptop. Released in 2021, this budget laptop is good for students with the specs they are offering alongside their modern and slick looking design for the laptop. HP is currently selling this laptop at the price of RM3,199 at this time of writing with the original price of RM3549. You can consider getting this laptop if you do not intend to game during your free time. Besides that, HP is one of the well known laptop/desktop brands out there in Malaysia.

Specs of laptop:

  • AMD Ryzen™ 5 | Processor
  • Windows 10 Home Single Language 64 | Operating System
  • 13.3″ diagonal, WUXGA (1920 x 1200), IPS, edge-to-edge glass, micro-edge, anti-glare, 400 nits, 100% sRGB | Display
  • 8 GB DDR4-3200 MHz RAM (onboard) | Memory
  • 512 GB PCIe® NVMe™ M.2 SSD | Hard Drive
  • AMD Radeon™ Graphics | Video Card
  • 1 SuperSpeed USB Type-C® 10Gbps signaling rate (USB Power Delivery, DisplayPort™ 1.4, HP Sleep and Charge); 2 SuperSpeed USB Type-A 5Gbps signaling rate; 1 HDMI 2.0; 1 AC smart pin; 1 headphone/microphone combo
  • Up to 10 hours and 30 minutes of battery life

For more information about this laptop, head over here:

To Sum It Up

To conclude this article, I combined a list of working laptops and gaming laptops under RM4000 so that this can give you an idea of what kind of laptop you are looking for to get for your college. Do you want to get a laptop that is strictly for work purposes? Or are you getting a laptop that allows you to do your work and game during your free time? Either way, if you are looking for a powerful laptop, you might have to break the bank for it as a powerful one with the top of line specs laptop price in Malaysia can be costly. The list in this article is for those who are on a budget. Last but not least, it is recommended to do more research on the laptop you plan on getting, and seek professional advice from a computer specialist at your local computer shop, as there are many good laptop brands out there to choose from such as Huawei, Mac and even Samsung laptop Malaysia. Pick the one that is best for you as you do not want to get something which you will regret later as the laptop does not perform up to your expectations.

Joshua Looi
Joshua Looi
Just a guy who love video games and making skits







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