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5 Best Gaming Laptops of Mid 2018 Under RM 4000

18 July 2018 | Reymart Jan Sarigumba

We've rounded up the five best gaming laptops under RM 4K with specifications that give more bang for your buck.

The ASUS ROG Zephyrus gaming laptop is one of the most sought-after models due to its futuristic looks and powerful performance. If you've been eyeing this gaming laptop for some time but can't afford its exorbitant price, then welcome to the club!

The good news is, getting a rig doesn't have to cost a fortune. Fortunately for the budget-conscious gamers, there are some sub-RM 4K gaming laptops that can run graphically-intensive games like PUBG and Fortnite at decent frame rates.

Dell Inspiron 15 7000

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Reasons to Buy:

  • Packs a powerful GPU
  • High-speed SSD

This 15.6-inch gaming laptop is packed with a powerful Nvidia GeForce GTX 960M that allows you to play games with AAA graphics, such as The Witcher 3. You can get 60 fps at 1080p, as long as you’re willing to play them on low to medium settings. Aside from that, the Dell Inspiron 15 7000 houses a speedy SSD that boasts a read speed of around 2,170 MB/s and a write speed of around 1,180 MB/s. If you are on a tight budget, this gaming laptop is a great choice, as it can run games just as well as its high-end rivals.

Dell Inspiron 15 7000 Specs
Processor Intel Core i5-6300HQ 2.3 GHz (up to 3.2 GHz)
Storage 1TB Hard Drive + 256 GB SSD
RAM 8GB DDR3L
Display 15.6-inch Full HD anti-glare LED-backlit
Graphics Nvidia GeForce GTX 960M or Intel HD Graphics 530
Operating System Windows 10 Home, 64-bit
Weight 5.67 lbs

HP Omen 15

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Reasons to Buy:

  • Unique and futuristic design
  • Premium keyboard
  • Stunning display

The HP Omen 15 sports a black and crimson chassis, with jagged lines and angles that will remind you of a fighter jet. What’s more, it has a keyboard and trackpad, both of which have a premium look and feel, thanks to the brushed aluminum finish. But the gaming laptop’s marquee feature is its gorgeous 15.6-inch display that is available in 1080p or 4K resolution. It boasts a refresh rate of 120 Hz that ensures satisfactory motion resolution and responsiveness in games.

HP Omen 15 Specs
Processor Intel Core i7-7700HQ 2.8GHz (up to 3.8 GHz)
Storage 1 TB Hard Drive + 128GB solid-state drive
RAM 16 GB DDR4
Display 15.6-inch Full HD
Graphics NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti
Operating System Windows 10 Home, 64-bit
Weight 4.85 lbs

Lenovo Legion Y520

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Reasons to Buy:

  • Great build quality
  • Impressive thermal performance

The Lenovo Legion Y520 offers an impressive thermal performance since you’ll rarely get CPU temperatures that exceed 80 degrees Celsius. Even if your CPU is throttled or slowed down due to graphics-intensive tasks, performance won’t still be affected. This gaming laptop comes in two variants – one with the Intel HD Graphics 630 while the other has the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Ti. The latter delivers a faster and smoother performance and lets you play AAA PC titles at low to medium settings.

Lenovo Legion Y520 Specs
Processor Intel Core i5 (7th Gen) 7300HQ 2.5GHz
Storage 1 TB Hard Drive
RAM 8GB DDR4
Display 15.6-inch Full HD
Graphics NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti / Intel HD Graphics 630
Operating System Windows 10 Home, 64-bit
Weight 5.29 lbs

Acer Aspire VX 15

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Reasons to Buy:

  • Elegant faux metal lid
  • 10-series Nvidia GTX graphics card

Despite its all-plastic chassis, the Acer Aspire VX 15 is sturdy and has a lid that is topped with a brushed-metal finish that adds elegance to its overall design. In terms of performance, its Nvidia GTX 1050 Ti graphics card can run games at full HD pretty well. The Acer VX15 is a sure-fire bet for gamers who are looking for an affordable gaming rig that can run most PC titles.

Acer Aspire VX 15 Specs
Processor Intel Core i7 (7th Gen) 7700HQ 2.8GHz
Storage 256GB SSD
RAM 16GB DDR4
Display 15.6-inch Full HD anti-glare display
Graphics NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti
Operating System Windows 10 Home, 64-bit
Weight 5.51 lbs

MSI GL62M

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Reasons to Buy:

  • Efficient cooling system
  • Smooth performance

For a budget gaming laptop, the MSI GL62M and its Nvidia GTX 1050Ti GPU can kick some ass. It can run modern PC titles smoothly, although not as buttery smooth as you’d get from the ASUS ROG Zephyrus GX501. AAA PC games like GTA V will give you around 60 fps. What’s more, it has an impressive cooling system that keeps its internals from damage.

MSI GL62M Specs
Processor Intel Core i5 (7th Gen) 7300HQ 2.5GHz
Storage 256GB SSD
RAM 8GB DDR4
Display 15.6-inch Full HD LED-backlit display
Graphics NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti
Operating System Windows 10 Home, 64-bit
Weight 5.29 lbs

Now that you know the specs and features of each gaming laptop in this list, be sure to choose the one that matches with your gaming style. Happy Shopping!

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