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“Cannot game using laptops meh!” M’sians Should Stop Believing These 5 Gaming Hardware Myths!


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In recent years, PC gaming has become more and more prevalent among gamers in Malaysia. With the increasing availability of affordable hardware, accessories and most importantly, AAA video game titles in the market, it’s no wonder so many Malaysian gamers have been making the switch to PC as of late! 

But like most other phenomena in gaming, PC gaming gear comes with its own set of widespread misconceptions among Malaysians. So for today, why don’t we all level up our gaming hardware knowledge by dispelling these myths?


1. “PC gaming is way too expensive!”

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FACT: You won’t need the highest-end PC to run a newly-released game smoothly plus, there’s actually more value in PCs! In addition to being able to play games, you can even use them for video/audio editing, streaming and even for crypto mining!

The price is arguably the number one reason most gamers feel sceptical about switching to PC. So to work around this perception, consider shifting how you think of them as machines. These are PCs after all, not gaming consoles.

In fact, there is an abundance of budget-friendly hardware which will give you a stellar gaming experience! It ultimately depends on finding out which machine has the right specs for you at the best price, Which brings us to our next point.


2. “Gaming specs are way too difficult to understand!”

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FACT: They’re only complicated until you put the right amount of patience and effort into understanding what you need! But for the most part, the basics should be just enough for your gaming gear knowledge!

We’re sure all the jargon surrounding gaming specs made you pening, right? Well, that doesn’t mean you have to be a full-fledged technician to understand them! But to keep things straightforward, here are four components you need to look out for when choosing your machine!:

  • CPU: As the “brain” of your PC, the CPU is responsible for running tasks by communicating with different components. We recommend the Intel Core i7, which offers excellent processing power to deliver top-notch gaming and streaming performance!
  • GPU: This component basically helps handle graphics-related work. So for the best gaming displays, NVIDIA GPUs should be your weapon of choice for ultra-efficient performance and immersive graphics!
  • RAM: The bigger your RAM, the more programmes you can run concurrently! We suggest going for the golden standard of 16GB for your most basic gaming needs!
  • Storage: Storage affects the speed of games’ loading times and performance. Hence, a decent-sized solid-state drive (SSD) is vital for a seamless gaming session!


3. “You have to constantly tamper with drivers and settings!”

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FACT: You’ll probably only need to tweak settings once or twice for each game. Sometimes, they’ll even tweak themselves for you!

Thanks to new advances in gaming development, a lot of modern video games offer built-in benchmarks that run the game and select settings for you based on the hardware you’re using. So nowadays, there’s rarely a need to tamper with your hardware and settings for your games! But if you want to tweak the in-game settings a bit more, it usually doesn’t take longer than your first hour of gameplay and you probably won’t have to tweak anything else again for other sessions!


4. “Can’t play console-exclusive games on PC meh!”

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FACT: A lot of originally console-exclusive games such as God of War and Uncharted can now be played on PC (with more console exclusives on the way)!

Because what good is all the best gaming hardware in your PC if you can’t play those awesome console-only games, kan? Luckily, now that developers are looking to penetrate the lucrative PC market, many famous games that were originally console-exclusive are now available to play on PC, including:

  • God of War (2018)

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  • Marvel’s Spider-Man

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  • Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collection

  • Horizon Zero Dawn

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  • Persona 5 Royal

Your friends would rather play multiplayer games on consoles? You can play with them too using your PC, as a lot of games now offer cross-platform support! Here is a list of some of the most popular cross-platform games!:

  • Dead by Daylight

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  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2

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  • Apex Legends

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  • Overwatch 2


  • Need For Speed: Heat

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5. “Gaming laptops’ performance isn’t as good as desktops’!”

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FACT: Manufacturers have been innovating kaw-kaw to build powerful laptops that let you enjoy gaming anywhere, anytime! You won’t be able to tell the difference from a desktop!

Despite gamers becoming more receptive towards the PC’s viability for gaming, laptops are not held in the same regard as desktops in terms of their performance. But the claim that gaming laptops can’t perform as well as desktops is not true! In recent times, many manufacturers have optimised their laptops to benefit from the latest technological advances. 

To prove that you can get the gaming capability of a powerful PC from a gaming laptop, MSI’s new laptop series is just for you!


Boasting 13th Gen Intel processors and NVIDIA® GeForce RTX 40™ Series graphics, enjoy a premium on-the-go video game experience with MSI’s RTX 40 Series Laptops!

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As a gaming hardware brand that strives for perfection, MSI is back at it again with an all-new range of fast and powerful laptops for gamers and creators! Built with NVIDIA® GeForce RTX 40 Series Laptop GPUs and equipped with the Max-Q suite, this range showcases optimised graphics, system performance, power, battery life and the whole nine yards for your gaming experience!

Don’t know which laptop to get? Let’s go through three of this line’s flagship models!


a. MSI Cyborg 15 – For style and high portability

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  • Newly-designed cyber-up body with a translucent black outlook.
  • Translucent WASD keycaps for faster and more accurate in-game movements.
  • Weighs only 1.98kg and has a thinness of 21.95mm for easier carriage.
  • Price: RM5,999


b. MSI Katana 15MSI Katana 17 – For sharper and more efficient gaming

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  • Customisable 4-Zone RGB Keyboard with lightened WASD keycaps to match the user’s unique gaming style.
  • 144Hz IPS level display to showcase sharp gameplay visuals.
  • Price:
    • MSI Katana 15: RM6,999
    • MSI Katana 17: RM7,699


c. MSI Stealth 15 – For gaming and business needs

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  • A hybrid laptop that can seamlessly let users switch between gaming and business mode.
  • Matrix Display to showcase multiple displays using HDMI and USB Type-C.
  • Discrete Graphics Mode which lets users optimise their laptops to either prioritise battery life while doing basic work tasks or switch to Discrete Graphic Mode for GPU-intensive activities such as playing games or editing.
  • Price: RM7,299


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To top it all off from now until 30 April, MSI will give a FREE $100 USD (approximately RM450) Steam Wallet Code via redemption with every purchase of RTX 40 line models*!

 Imagine how many spectacular games you could get on Steam for your new laptop!


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Sold on these out-of-this-world gaming laptops? Then buy one now to get your game on anywhere, anytime you want! For more info on the MSI RTX 40 Series Laptops, visit their website or follow them on their social media pages for all of the latest updates:

*Terms and conditions apply.

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