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Ultrabooks/regular laptops approval list (Malaysia)

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Posted (edited) · Original PosterOP

-moved to local forum-

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UPDATED PRICES, NEW MODELS (16/4/19)

 

Here are all the good/excellent Ultrabooks/regular laptops you can buy in Malaysia.

 

How I rate these laptops:

Build quality first. Battery life second. The rest are display (HD display will be excluded except in low end options), input devices, warranty and portability. QC and reliability are not considered, however business laptops usually have long reliability while cheaper laptops tend to have worse QC.

 

Budget laptops must have at least 'OK' in build quality and battery life. Mid range ones must have at least good build quality or good battery life or both. Premium laptops must have at least excellent build quality or excellent battery life or both.

 

A few things before reading:

1. Only Windows laptops are included here

2. Tablets are with keyboard dock

3. Laptops above RM5000 are not covered. Prices based on Lazada and official online stores (other websites might have cheaper prices). Models that are not included are either mediocre/not worth it or, I missed out them (let me know). Same laptop model with different configs are not covered unless listed

5. There might be misinformation on specs (let me know if there's something wrong)

6. Gaming laptops are not included (check here)

7. Laptops with 4GB RAM and HDD may need RAM and SSD upgrades. Keep the extra cost in mind

8. This list will be updated from time to time. Prices of old laptops will not be updated. Prices will fluctuate.

9. Some business laptops are customizable. There are many configs to choose from.

 

If you need recommendations with special requirements or have any questions about a specific laptop model, kindly PM me.

 

TOP PICKS

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RM3000-RM3499:

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3050 Acer Spin 5 SP513-53N-52HJ, SP513-52N-58QD - i5-8265U/8250U, 8GB, 256GB SSD, good touchscreen IPS, 2 in 1

3068 Asus Zenbook UX331F-ALEG010T - i5-8265U, 8GB, 256GB SSD, good IPS

3149+ Lenovo Ideapad 720s 13 Intel 81BV000BMJ / CMJ - i5-8250U, 8GB, 256GB, good IPS

3198 Acer Swift 3 SF314-55G-547H - i5-8265U, 8GB, 256GB, MX150 10W, good IPS

3429 Asus Zenbook UX430U-NGV176T - i5-8250U, 8GB, 256GB SSD, MX150 (10+W), good IPS

343Asus Zenbook UX331U-ALEG032T / 033T - i5-8250U, 8GB, 256GB SSD, good IPS

NIGHT 3469 Lenovo Yoga 730 13 - i5-8265U, 8GB, 256GB, good touchscreen IPS, 2 in 1

3498 Lenovo Yoga S730 81J0005LMJ / 81J0005KMJ - i5-8265U, 8GB, 512GB SSD, good IPS

Thinkpad A485

RM3500-RM3999:

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3629 Asus Zenbook UX461U-AE1139T - i5-8250U, 8GB, 256GB SSD, good IPS, 2 in 1

3689 Asus Zenbook UX331U-NEG103T - i5-8250U, 8GB, 256GB SSD, MX150 10W, good IPS

3693+ HP Envy 13-AH1027TX / 13-AH1038TX (256GB) / 13-AH0041TX - i5-8265U/8250U, 8GB, 360GB SSD, MX150 10W, good IPS

3719 Acer TravelMate X3410-M-50ML - i5-8250U, 8GB, 256GB, IPS, 3yr warranty

3769 Huawei Matebook 13 - i5-8265U, 8GB, 256GB, excellent touchscreen IPS

3918+ Asus Zenbook UX433F-NA6153T / NA6154T - i5-8265U, 8GB, 512GB, MX150 10W, good IPS

Thinkpad L390, L380, L480, L580

RM4000-RM4499:

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4039+ Asus Zenbook UX333F-NA4050T / NA4051T / NA4162T  - i5-8265U, 8GB, 512GB, MX150 10W, good IPS

4044+ Lenovo Yoga 720 13 81C300B4MJ / B5MJ - i7-8550U, 8GB, 512GB SSD, good touchscreen IPS, 2 in 1

4058+ Lenovo Yoga S730 81J0005MMJ / 81J0005NMJ - i7-8565U, 16GB, 512GB, good IPS

NIGHT 4143 Lenovo Thinkpad X280 - i5-8250U, 8GB (optional 16GB), 256GB SSD, touchscreen IPS, backlit keyboard, 65W adapter, 3yr warranty

NIGHT 4205 Lenovo Thinkpad T480 - i5-8250U, 4GB (manual upgrade), 256GB SSD, MX150, IPS, 24Wh+72Wh battery, 3yr warranty

4299 Dell XPS 13 9360 DFO - i5-8250U, 8GB, 256GB SSD, excellent IPS

4309 HP Elitebook 830 G5 - i5-8250U, 8GB, 256GB SSD, IPS, 3yr warranty

NIGHT 4333 Lenovo Yoga 730 13 - i7-8565U, 16GB, 256GB, good touchscreen IPS, 2 in 1

4484/4819 HP Spectre x360 13-AE089TU / 13-AP0044TU - i5-8250U/8265U, 8GB, 256GB SSD, good touchscreen IPS, 2 in 1

Thinkpad T490, T590, T580, T480s, L380 Yoga

RM4500-RM4999:

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4502+ HP Envy 13-AH1033TX / AH1039TX - i7-8565U, 16GB, 512GB, MX150, good IPS

4559 HP Elitebook 840 G5 - i5-8250U, 8GB, 256GB SSD, IPS, 3yr warranty

4649 Dell Latitude 7390 - i5-8250U, 8GB, 256GB, FHD IPS*

4799 Dell XPS 13 9370 DFO - i5-8250U, 8GB, 256GB SSD, excellent IPS

4848 Huawei Matebook X Pro - i5-8250U, 8GB, 256GB, 3:2 excellent touchscreen IPS

4899 Dell Latitude 7490 - i5-8350U, 8GB, 256GB, FHD IPS*

Lenovo Thinkpad L390 Yoga

 

 

GOOD PICKS

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RM2000-RM2499:

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2265 Lenovo Ideapad 320s-14IKBR 81BN0071MJ / 81BN0072MJ - i5-8250U, 4GB, 1TB HDD, MX110 (920MX D5), IPS

2349+ Acer Swift 3 SF314-54-55JD / 57FD / 59T5 - i5-8250U, 4GB, 1TB HDD+128GB SSD, IPS

2470+ Acer Swift 3 SF314-54G-52L8 / 59WJ - i5-8250U, 4GB (upgradable), 1TB HDD+128GB SSD, MX150 (10+W), IPS

RM2500-RM2999:

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2666 Lenovo Yoga 520 81C80016MJ / 17MJ - i5-8250U, 4GB, 256GB SSD, 940MX GDDR5, touchscreen IPS, 2 in 1

2749 Acer Swift 3 SF315-51G-55UH / 56T6 - i5-8250U, 8GB, 256GB SSD, MX150, IPS

2749 Acer Swift 3 SF315-51-520J / 54ZB - i5-8250U, 8GB, 256GB SSD, IPS

2795 Huawei Matebook D 14 - i5-8250U, 8GB, 256GB SSD, IPS

2854+ Asus Vivobook S330F-AEY106T / AEY107T - i5-8265U, 8GB, 256GB, IPS

NIGHT 2946 Lenovo Yoga 530 81EK013BMJ - i5-8250U, 4GB, 512GB, touchscreen IPS, 2 in 1

Thinkpad E490, E590, E480, E580

RM3000-RM3499:

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3280 Lenovo Ideapad 530s 14 81EU00NRMJ/ SMJ/ TMJ/ UMJ - i5-8250U, 8GB, 512GB, MX150 (10+W), IPS

Thinkpad E490s

 

 

GOOD BUT WITH SMALL BATTERY/SHORT BATTERY LIFE (<6 hrs)

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RM2000-RM2499:

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2388 HP Pavilion 15-CS0033TX - i5-8250U, 4GB, 1TB HDD, MX150, IPS

2398 Lenovo Ideapad 330s-14IKB 81F400SFMJ / GMJ / HMJ - i5-8250U, 4GB, 256GB, Radeon 540, IPS

2440 Acer Aspire 5 A615-51G-53QF - i5-8250U, 4GB, 1TB HDD, MX150, IPS, 1 yr warranty

2449 Lenovo Ideapad 330s-15IKB 81F500S5MJ / S6MJ - i5-8250U, 4GB, 256GB, Radeon 540, IPS

Thinkpad E485, E585

RM2500-RM2999:

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2530+ Dell Vostro 5471/5481 - i5-8250U/8265U, 4GB, 1TB, Intel iGPU/AMD 530, IPS

2546 HP Pavilion 15-CS1026TX - i5-8265U, 4GB, 1TB HDD, MX150, IPS

2599+ Lenovo Ideapad 330s-14IKB 81F40191MJ / 192MJ / 193MJ - i5-8250U, 4GB, 512GB, Radeon 535, IPS

2599+ Lenovo Ideapad 330s-15IKB 81F50148MJ / 149MJ, 81F5014AMJ - i5-8250U, 4GB, 512GB, Radeon 535, IPS

2609 Acer Swift 3 SF315-41G-R6Z9 - R5-2500U, 8GB, 256GB SSD, RX540, IPS

2699+ HP Pavilion 14-CE0082TX / CE0083TX, 14-CE1061TX / CE1062TX - i5-8250U/8265U, 4GB, 128GB+1TB, MX130, IPS

2712 HP Pavilion 15-CS2010TX - i5-8250U, 4GB, 256GB, MX250, IPS

2778+ Lenovo Ideapad 720s 13 Ryzen 81BR0054MJ/55MJ - R5-2500U, 8GB, 256GB, good IPS

2920 HP Pavilion x360 14-CD0036TX / CD1015TX - i5-8250U/8265U, 4GB, 1TB+8GB SSHD, MX130, touchscreen IPS

NIGHT 2946 Lenovo Ideapad 530s 15 81EV00DVMJ - i5-8250U, 4GB, 512GB SSD, MX130 (940MX), IPS

2999 Dell Inspiron 7472 - i5-8250U, 8GB, 256GB SSD, good IPS (DFO)

RM3000-RM3999:

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3010 HP Pavilion x360 14-CD1059TX - i5-8250U, 4GB, 256GB, MX130, touchscreen IPS

3134 HP Envy x360 13-AG0003AU - R5-2500U, 8GB, 256GB, good touchscreen IPS, 2 in 1

3180+ Acer Swift 5 SF514-52T-50DZ / 59ZV - i5-8250U, 8GB, 256GB SSD, good touchscreen IPS, super slim

3299 Dell Inspiron 7373 - i5-8250U, 8GB, 256GB SSD, good touchscreen IPS, 2 in 1

3448 Dell Inspiron 13 7380 - i5-8265U, 8GB, 256GB, good IPS

3559+ Lenovo Ideapad Miix 520 81CG01L8MJ/L9MJ - i5-8250U, 8GB, 256GB, good touchscreen IPS, tablet

Thinkpad A285

RM4000-RM4599:

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NIGHT 4050 Lenovo Yoga 730 15 - i5-8265U, 8GB, 256GB, GTX 1050 4GB, good IPS, 2 in 1

4499 HP Elitebook 735 G5 - R7-2700U, 8GB, 256GB, IPS

4599 HP Elitebook 745 G5 - R7-2700U, 8GB, 256GB, IPS

 

 

NON-UPGRADABLE 4GB RAM

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RM1000-RM1999:

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1010+ Lenovo Ideapad S130-11IGM - N4000, 4GB, 500GB HDD, 768p TN

1029 Lenovo Ideapad 120S 11 - N3350, 4GB, 500GB HDD, 768p TN

1040 Lenovo Miix D330-10IGM - N4000, 4GB, 64GB EMMC, good touchscreen IPS, tablet

1292+ Lenovo Ideapad 120S 14 - N4200, 4GB, 128GB eMMC, 768p TN

1340 Lenovo Miix 320-10ICR - x5-Z8350, 4GB, 128GB eMMC, good touchscreen IPS, tablet

1699 Avita Liber 14 - N4200, 4GB, 128GB SSD, IPS

1799 Avita Liber 13 - N4200, 4GB, 128GB SSD, IPS

1949 Acer Swift 1 SF114-32-P4KX / P77B - N5000, 4GB, 128GB SSD, IPS

RM2000-RM2499:

2269 Lenovo Ideapad 320s-13IKB - i5-8250U, 4GB, 256GB, good IPS

 

RM2500-RM2999:

2974 Asus Zenbook UX410U-QGV029T - i3-7100U, 4GB, 128GB SSD, 940MX GDDR5, good IPS

 

AWAITING MORE INFO:

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Chuwi and Xiaomi Stuffs

 

Clearing things up:

i5 and i7 don't have much performance difference in ULV (15W) CPUs due to TDP and cooling limitations. Also, there are 3 variants of MX150 GPU: 10W, 10+W and 25W. IMO brands only matter when comes to customer support, buy model not brand.

 

Thanks for reading! I hope this list helped you to choose the right laptop.

Edited by GeneXiS_X

Feel free to ask for recommendations if you're looking for a new lappy!

 

My daily driver: Lenovo Legion Y530 [REVIEW]

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I plan to buy a new laptop for my niece. She is going to medical school this summer. It seems i5 8250u is a recommended choice. However, after reading some reviews. Many laptops do not have enough cooling to handle the CPU in turbo mode. The CPU will quickly throttle down. As a result, it doesn't perform that much better than 7200u in many real applications. So I'm thinking to get one with 7200u. Especially my niece doesn't play game on her laptop, and I doubt her workload really need a 4 cores 8 threads processor.

 

I want to ask your opinion.

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