Nowadays, with newer laptop models coming out almost consecutively within several months, it’s hard to decide on which one to purchase. With powerful machines like MSI, Alienware, and new Macbooks costing almost RM 10,000, it only makes it more difficult to decide on a laptop that is reasonably priced yet sufficient to carry out your tech activity needs, be it gaming, multimedia, or video editing. Taking into consideration of the latest Windows operating system which emphasizes function and simplicity, here’s a list of the best budget and cheap laptops in Malaysia that run on Windows 10 and can perform accordingly…

6 HP Pavilion 14-AC151TX

 

Component Description
Processor Intel i5-6200U
RAM 4 GB DDR3
Storage 1 TB HDD
Screen 14”, 1366 x 768 resolution
Graphic Card AMD Radeon R5 dedicated
Battery Consumption Up to 4 hours
Operating System Windows 10 Home edition
Additional Details USB 3.0 support


RM 2099.00

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Best cheap laptop for photo editing, photoshop, programming

The HP Pavilion 14 is the smaller and cheaper counterpart of its 15” brother, but nonetheless delivers in terms of performance. With a dedicated AMD Radeon GPU, it enables graphic intensive tasks to be carried out smoothly without compromising the system memory. With a 1 TB internal storage space, this laptop is your go-to choice as one of the best budget laptops for video editing and gaming; provided that it is connected to a power socket, given the considerably short battery life it has.
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5 Acer Aspire E14

Component Description
Processor Intel i5-7200U
RAM 4 GB DDR4
Storage 1 TB HDD
Screen 14” LCD, 1366×768 resolution
Graphic Card Nvidia GeForce 940 MX
Battery Consumption Up to 8 hours
Operating System Windows 10 Home edition
Additional Details Expandable RAM up to 32 GB

RM 2089.00

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Best cheap laptop for video editing, multimedia, gaming (inc. Minecraft, Dota 2), music production

At first glance, the Acer Aspire E14 bedazzles with a bright, bright 14” screen, and with great graphic detail; as it is powered by the Nvidia GeForce 940 MX GPU. Coupled with a 7th generation Intel i5 processor, and you get a device capable of various tasks, be it gaming, multimedia, or day-to-day tasks. One of the budget laptops which boasts an incredibly long battery life, it is great for people that are constantly on the move. It has expandable RAM slots up to 32 GB, which means that by forking out extra cash, you can get a budget laptop that can handle more intense programs and games should you wish to not invest in a heavy-duty, more expensive laptop.

 

4 ASUS Vivobook X541S

Component Description
Processor Intel Pentium N3710 quad core
RAM 4 GB DDR3L
Storage 500 GB HDD
Screen 15.6”, 1366×768 resolution
Graphic Card Nvidia GeForce 810M
Battery Consumption Up to 4 hours
Operating System Windows 10 Home edition
Additional Details USB Type-C support, SonicMaster audio technology

 

RM 1459.00

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Best cheap laptop for work & travel, business

The ASUS Vivobook X541S is a solid budget laptop which get things done for work and daily computing. For a budget laptop, it runs software adequately and has a huge storage capacity due to its quad core Intel Pentium processor. It also incorporates tech that the modern, on-the-go person needs; fast charging capabilities with USB type-C ports, plus Nvidia GPU and clear audio technology for multimedia uses. All in all, this is a budget laptop which suits the needs of not only office workers, but also tourists alike.

 

3 Lenovo Ideapad 100

Component Description
Processor Intel Celeron N3060
RAM 4 GB DDR3L
Storage 500 GB HDD
Screen 15.6”, 1366×768 resolution
Graphic Card Intel HD Graphics
Battery Consumption 3-4 hours
Operating System Windows 10 Home edition

RM 1399.00

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Best cheap laptop for students / college

The cheapest entry on this list, the Lenovo Ideapad 100 runs on the Intel Celeron, which is the entry level for Intel processors. As such, it is sufficient for web browsing and multimedia, but not nearly enough for more intense tasks. Thus, its performance mimics that of Chromebooks, which are designed just for that. This is definitely the one to get for college or high school students who only use laptops for these purposes.

 

2 DELL Inspiron 15 3558

Component Description
Processor Intel i5-5200U
RAM 4 GB DDR3L
Storage 500 GB HDD
Screen 15.6”, 1366 x 768 resolution
Graphic Card Nvidia GeForce 920M
Battery Consumption Up to 8 hours
Operating System Windows 10 Home Edition
Additional Details 720p HD webcam, MaxxAudio technology


RM 1839.00

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Best cheap laptop overall

The Dell Inspiron 15 has received a lot of positive reviews (rated excellent on pcmag.com), and for various reasons: firstly, it boasts an Intel i5 processor and Nvidia GeForce 920M GPU, which makes it one of the more speedy budget laptops around, and increases productivity by not freezing when running too many applications. It even is speedy enough to suffice as a budget desktop replacement, and with a 15.6” display and 1366 x 768 resolution, it does look good as well. Despite that, it does not sacrifice mobility; weighing at 2.4 kg, it is not too chunky to carry around.

 

1 HP Stream 11

Component Description
Processor Intel Celeron N2840 dual-core
RAM 2 GB DDR3L
Storage 32 GB SSD
Screen 11.6”, 1366 x 768 resolution
Graphic Card Intel HD Graphics 400
Battery Consumption Up to 8 hours
Operating System Windows 10 Home Edition


RM 1499.90

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Best cheap laptop for portability and battery life

The Stream 11 runs on a dual-core Intel Celeron processor, similar to that of the Lenovo Ideapad 100 earlier on this list. With a 11.6” display and 1366 x 768 resolution, it is one of the tiniest budget laptops around. Its small storage SSD and RAM capacity screams for smoothness while carrying out basic processes, such as web browsing and document typing. It does have a long battery life which runs up to 8 hours, and with a nifty size, it most certainly suits travellers and backpackers on their journey.

 

Disclaimer: The pricing is just a good indication of how much these products are. The prices could change based on the e-commerce promotions that are going on. Some of the products might not be available too, do email us at [email protected] if that’s the case! Thanks!

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