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Need A New Budget Laptop? M’sians Share 6 Things To Watch Out For So You Don’t Waste Any Money


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Usually, after three to four years of usage, most laptops tend to develop issues such as overheating, unresponsive buttons, flickering display and reduced battery capacity. How annoying is that?! The worst part is when we need to spend A LOT of time researching and selecting a new laptop.

Besides, most laptops cost thousands of Ringgit and we definitely want to get our money’s worth! So, we asked tech savvy Malaysians to share some money-saving tips when it comes to buying new laptops.

Let’s find out what they say!


1. Choose the right processor

Not everyone needs high-end processors for their laptops — it depends on what tasks the laptops perform! Intel®️ Core™️ i3 or AMD Ryzen™️ 3 are slower than the other high-end processors but they should suffice for simple tasks like web-browsing and social networking.

On the other hand, for professional use, it is wise to opt for Intel®️ Core™️ i5 and AMD Ryzen™️ 5. This is because high performance and processing speed are crucial in ensuring your productivity at work! 📈

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2. Operating system: Windows or ChromeOS?

ChromeOS supports every function that is related to the web, ranging from web browsing to using web-based applications. That said, if you’re using a laptop mainly for web-related functions, you most likely don’t have to spend money on a Windows license.

However, for functions beyond web browsing, it is better to opt for Windows as most software requires Windows to run. Such software include Microsoft Office, Adobe Photoshop and PC games.

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3. Pick a suitable display size

Laptops with smaller display sizes are usually lightweight and more portable. On the other hand, larger laptop displays promise high-quality user experience, especially when they’re used for work and visual entertainment. While there are also large screen laptops that are also lightweight, these laptops are usually pretty expensive! 💸

This is when you need to decide between portability and usability based on your laptop usage. Unless you’re using your laptop for professional purposes at work, you can save some money by selecting a laptop with a smaller display for casual uses.

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4. Don’t overspend on RAM capacity

Is it always better to have bigger RAM capacity? The answer is no! If you’re using your laptop for social networking, assignments and writing, a laptop with 8GB RAM should suffice — stop paying for that extra RAM capacity you don’t need!

Laptops with 16GB RAM are more suitable for multitaskers and professionals as they are less prone to slowing down when many applications are running at the same time. Besides, if you frequently use heavy-duty software, like photo and video editing applications, it would also be best to opt for 16GB RAM.

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5. Determine the connectivity options you need

Laptops offer a wide range of connectivity options that serve different purposes, including:

  • USB ports: for peripherals like keyboard, mouse, flash drives and printer
  • HDMI ports: for connecting laptops to TVs and monitors
  • SD card readers: for reading SD card data such as camera photos and videos

Deciding on which input options you need based on your daily tasks can save you money. For instance, if you’re an avid photographer, you can purchase a laptop with a built-in SD card reader to avoid spending extra cash on an external card reader. 📸

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6. Know when to buy a new laptop

Buying a new laptop can be a big expense. The last thing we want is to spend thousands on a laptop, only to find out that it’s on sale a week later! Thus, it is best to keep an eye on sales and discounts.

Now that Black Friday and Christmas have passed, you might assume that you’ve missed out on the best chances to buy a new laptop. Before you start frowning, let us assure you that more sales are coming your way! In fact, we have just discovered an IT fair that offers great deals for laptops…

From 5-7 January 2022 ONLY, Notebook Plaza 11th Year Anniversary IT Fair is offering up to 60% discount on selected products!

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Yup, that’s right! Other than the exciting discounts, there are also vouchers worth up to RM200 available for grabs and FREE shipping for those who spend RM999 and above!

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Throughout the three-day campaign, be sure to catch the appearance of a special guest, Douglas Lim, the famous Malaysian actor, comedian, television presenter and radio announcer!

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While shopping for your new laptop, you can also participate in the BUY & WIN Lucky Draw Contest that offers up to 100 AMAZING prizes, such as:

  • 43” Smart TV
  • Gaming Chair
  • Gaming Monitor
  • Laptops and MANY MORE!


Here’s how you can join the BUY & WIN Lucky Draw Contest:

Step 1: Spend a minimum of RM300 in a single transaction from the NB Plaza store on Lazada, and you’re automatically entitled to ONE entry to the contest.

Step 2: Purchase repeatedly to get more entries for a better chance of winning. Psst… there’s no maximum number of entries per person, you can buy as many as you like!

Step 3: On 13th January 2022, keep an eye on NB Plaza’s Facebook page for the winners announcement.

Yes, it’s that simple!

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Not sure which laptop to buy? Check out these quality Dell laptops that come with exciting deals!

1. Dell Inspiron 15 3000

Price: RM 3,349 RM 2,699

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2. Dell XPS 13 

Price: RM 6,799 RM 5,299

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3. Dell G15 Ryzen Edition Gaming Laptop

Price: RM 4,549 RM 3,839 + 1x Free Limited Edition G-series Gift Set Worth RM150

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4. Dell G15 Gaming Laptop

Price: RM 6,749 RM 5,999 + 1x Free Limited Edition G-series Gift Set Worth RM150

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5. Dell Inspiron 15 3000

Price: RM 1,999 RM 1,739

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6. Dell Inspiron 15 3000

Price: RM 2,099 RM 1,859

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7. Dell Inspiron 15 3000

Price: RM 2,699 RM 2,369   

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8. Dell Inspiron 15 3000

Price: RM 2,399 RM 2,259

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9. Dell Inspiron 15 3000

Price: RM 2,799 RM 2,689    

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10. Dell Inspiron 14 2-in-1 

Price: RM 3,299 RM 2,999

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If you’re looking for a brand-new monitor instead, we’ve got you covered.

Let’s find out which Dell monitors you can get at discounted prices from Notebook Plaza 11th Year Anniversary IT Fair!

1. Alienware 27″ Gaming Monitor (AW2720HF)

Price: RM 3,769 RM 1,610

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2. Dell 24″ Monitor (S2421H)

Price: RM 1,349 RM 709

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3. Dell 25″ Monitor (S2522HG)

Price: RM 2,349 RM 1,209

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4. Dell 27″ Monitor (S2721HN)

Price: RM 1,499 RM 799

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Hmmm, sounds like a deal you don’t wanna miss! What are you waiting for? Grab the best deals in Notebook Plaza 11th Year Anniversary IT Fair on Lazada and kickstart 2022 with a quality budget laptop!

For more information regarding the Notebook Plaza 11th Year Anniversary IT Fair, visit the official campaign website or NB Plaza’s Facebook page.

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