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9 Best Gaming Laptops in Malaysia under RM4000 (2024)

March 8, 2024

The gaming scene is alive and thriving in Malaysia, and we’re here for it. If you have not yet noticed, E-sports tournaments have been on the rise of late with a great many competitive players coming through to prove themselves.

Perception towards gaming has shifted over the years, with many finally seeing the benefits of gaming in career, cognitive, and social development.

So it’s no wonder you’re here searching up for a brand new gaming rig!

Whether it’s for competitive uses or simply a way to wind down and relax, having a gaming laptop is a great way to truly experience the full glory of your gaming titles.

If you have no cash issues, we’d say take the most expensive one off the shelf. But we know many of you are on a budget, so we’ll cap it at RM4,000.

Don’t worry, you can still get some really good options in that price range. Here are the 9 best gaming laptops you can get in Malaysia for under RM4000.

1) MSI Thin GF63 12UC 854

MSI Thin GF 63 price in Malaysia: Approx RM3,699

The easiest point of reference when you’re looking for a gaming laptop is to search for brands that specialize in gaming in the first place. MSI is one of the best to do it, with a pretty good track record to show for it over the last decade.

They cater to the whole spectrum of gamers; from those just tipping their toes in the gaming world to competitive Esports athletes. And though MSI price tags can reach up to the tens of thousands, you can still strike a pretty good deal under the RM4000 budget cap.

The MSI Thin GF63 12UC is a powerful option packing a 12th Gen Intel Core i7-12650H processor and an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 GPU for smooth-flowing gaming experience.

Visuals are decent with a 15.6″ Full HD (1920×1080) display, and the 144Hz refresh rates will do your gaming titles justice.

The core essence of MSI’s Thin GF Series is striking the balance between power and portability. This particular model weighs only 1.86kg, which is impressive considering that most 15″ laptops usually weigh more than 2kgs.

MSI Thin GF63 12UC key specs

  • Intel Core i7-12650H
  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU 4GB GDDR6
  • 15.6″ Full HD, 144Hz refresh rates
  • 8GB DDR4 / 512GB SSD
  • Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.2
  • Lightweight 1.86kg

2) Acer Nitro 5 AMD [AN515-47-R02X]

Acer Nitro 5 AMD price in Malaysia: Approx RM3,699

Acer’s Nitro series is always a good option to consider, more so for casual and beginner gamers. If you’re a little more serious, consider the Predator series instead – though they will be costlier.

The Nitro 5 AMD is a pretty strong fit with its Ryzen 5 7535HS processor. You’ll see the familiar NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 GPU here keeping gameplays smooth. It’s a steady 15.6″ laptop, with Full HD resolution. But the standout here is its high 165Hz maximum refresh rates that will give you a competitive edge in first-person shooter games.

If you have a gaming setup and you want to keep it in theme, then you’ll appreciate the 4-zone RGB keyboard that comes with the Nitro 5.

Acer Nitro 5 AMD key specs

  • AMD Ryzen 5 7535HS
  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 4 GB GDDR6
  • 15.6” Full HD, 165Hz refresh rate
  • 8GB DDR5 SDRAM / 512GB SSD
  • Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.1 or above
  • 4-zone RGB keyboard

3) Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3i

Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3i price in Malaysia: Approx RM3,699

Lenovo IdeaPads are mostly known for being highly versatile productivity laptops, but they do have some gaming options under the series that shouldn’t be overlooked.

The IdeaPad Gaming 3i does not compromise with an Intel Core i5-11320H processor excellent for graphics-intense gaming. Moreover, it utilizes the GeForce RTX 3050 Ti GPU, which immediately gets a good grade in our books. If you’re unfamiliar, the Ti suffix at the end of NVIDIA GPUs typically indicates a better performing processor than it’s non-Ti sibling.

Similar to the Nitro 5, the IdeaPad Gaming 3i runs at a maximum 165Hz refresh rate, rendering your gaming experience a smooth sailing affair.

With top notch displays and an overclocked processor, the IdeaPad Gaming 3i proves to be a rare gaming gen under the RM4,000 cap.

Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3i key specs

  • Intel Core i5-11320H 
  • GeForce RTX 3050 Ti 4GB GDDR6
  • 15.6” Full HD, 165Hz refresh rate
  • 8GB DDR4 / 512GB SSD
  • Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.0

4) Acer Nitro 5 Intel [AN515-58-51AB]

Acer Nitro 5 Intel price in Malaysia: Approx RM3,599

Acer makes another entry here, this time running on an Intel processor rather than the AMD on our previous recommendation.

The 12th Gen Intel i5 processor coupled with the GeForce RTX 3050 ensures you can run AAA titles without compromising on graphic quality. Refresh rates doesn’t hit the 165Hz mark as it does with its AMD cousin, but 144Hz is a more than respectable alternative. Plus, it comes with a 15.6″ IPS display with Full HD resolution.

Iconic to the Nitro series, it keeps the 4-zone RGB keyboard to match the gamer’s aura.

Acer Nitro 5 Intel key specs

  • Intel Core i5-12450H processor
  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 
  • 15.6” IPS, Full HD, 144Hz refresh rate, 
  • 8GB DDR4 / 512GB SSD
  • Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.2
  • 4-zone RGB keyboard

5) HP Victus 16 [16-e1044AX]

HP Victus 16 price in Malaysia: Approx RM3,559

If you’re gunning for something more sizable then keep the HP Hictus 16 in your scopes. This option sports an expansive 16.1″ Full HD display, with 144Hz refresh rates to go with it.

HP’s Victus series would appeal to novice gamers as it tags on a rather affordable price, yet offering super performance by way of the AMD 5 processor and GeForce RTX 3050 GPU. Plus, it also packs an impressive 11+ hour long-lasting battery.

Another mentionable feature in the Victus 16 is the dual speakers tuned by Bang & Olufsen, as well as its ultra thin bezels.

HP Victus 16 Key Specs

  • AMD Ryzen 5 6600H
  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050
  • 16.1” Full HD, 144Hz refresh rate
  • 8GB DDR5 RAM / 512GB SSD
  • Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.2
  • Audio by Bang & Olufsen

6) Gigabyte G5 ME

Gigabyte G5 ME price in Malaysia: Approx RM3,529

Don’t you just love a good price cut? The Gigabyte G5 ME once retailed between RM5,299 – RM6,499, depending on the model. Today, you can get yourself one for just under RM4000! It pays to be patient sometimes.

Similar to MSI, the Gigabyte brand specializes in all things gaming; from motherboards, graphic cards, peripherals, and laptops. This particular model utilizes the excellent 12th Gen Intel Core i5-12500H, with the GeForce RTX 3050 Ti GPU – only the second gaming laptop on this list with the precious Ti suffix.

What’s more, the G5 ME is future-ready with support for WiFi 6E allowing for speedy and reliable connection times.

Gigabyte G5 ME key specs

  • Intel Core i5-12500H 
  • GeForce RTX™ 3050TI
  • 15.6” Full HD, 144Hz refresh rate
  • 8GB RAM / 512GB SSD
  • Wi-Fi 6E, Bluetooth 5.2

7) ASUS TUF Gaming F15 (2022) [FX507ZC4]

ASUS TUF Gaming F15 price in Malaysia: Approx RM3,499

The ASUS TUF Gaming F15 was one of the hottest gaming laptops when it released in 2022. It retailed at RM4,299 back then, but today it dons a significantly slashed down price of about RM3,499, though it may vary according to seasonal promos.

The TUF Gaming F15 model has many variants under its series comprising of different CPU and GPU combinations, many of which will breach the RM4K cap. The variant we recommend is the FX507ZC4, which comes with a 12th Gen Intel Core i5 processor paired with a GeForce RTX 3050 GPU.

With a speedy processor in the tank and a capable GPU, the TUF Gaming F15 is a gamer’s laptop through and through. Visuals are also decent with a 15.6″ display and 1080p resolution. Moreover, its speakers are powered by Dolby Atmos for an unparalleled audio experience.

ASUS TUF Gaming F15 key specs

  • Intel Core i5-12500H
  • NVIDIA GeForce RX 3050 
  • 15.6” Full HD, 144Hz refresh rate
  • 8GB DDR4 / 512GB SSD
  • Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.2
  • Dolby Atmos audio

8) Illegear Mach 15

Illegear Mach 15 price in Malaysia: Approx RM3,399

It wouldn’t be a complete guide if we didn’t include our very own local brand, Illegear. And yes, Illegear is a born and bred Malaysian brand established in 2011 right here in KL!

Today, they have several gaming models under their belt accommodating both moderate and hardcore gamers. You can also customize your laptop according to your preference and budget.

The one we have taken to is the Mach 15, which sports an AMD Ryzen 7 processor. As for GPU, well you have a few choices here. You can go either for the GeForce GTX 1650 or GeForce RTX 3050 – either of which will not exceed the RM4,000 cap. There are other GPUs available, with options going up to the GeForce RTX 4060; so toggle around until you see fit!

For visuals, the Mach 15 sports a 15.6″ anti-glare IPS display with FHD resolution. Refresh rates are also decent at 144Hz.

Illegear Mach 15 key specs

  • AMD Ryzen 7 7735HS
  • GeForce GTX 1650, GeForce RTX 3050 – up to GeForce RTX4060; (price will increase with more powerful GPU)
  • 15.6” Full HD, 144Hz refresh rates
  • 8GB or 16GB DDR5 RAM / 500GB SSD
  • Supports up up Wi-Fi 6E

9) MSI Thin GF63 11UC 886

MSI Thin GF63 11UC price in Malaysia: Approx RM3,199

Another MSI Thin GF63 series makes the cut, this time cheaper than the first option (#1 MSI Thin GF63 12UC). There isn’t too much here that sets them apart, with the main difference coming from the processor. The 11th Gen Intel i5 on this model falls a little behind the 12th Gen i7 on the 12UC, but considering it’s price, is still a value for money purchase.

That’s as drastic as differences go. You’ll have the same GeForce RTX 3050 GPU, as well as the 15.6″ Full HD display with 144Hz refresh rate.

As with the theme with MSI’s Thin series, form factor here is slim and weighs only 1.86kg. It does have a backlit keyboard, albeit only in a single red colour.

MSI Thin GF63 11UC key specs

  • Intel Core i5-11400H
  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050
  • 15.6” Full HD, 144Hz refresh rate
  • 8GB DDR4 RAM / 512GB SSD
  • Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.2

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