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How to Pick The Right Laptop For Your Needs
Published on: Monday, March 02, 2020
Sponsored by: Acer
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Technology is changing every day and it is changing fast. PC makers will show off their latest laptops, crazy concepts and advanced technology. There are a lot of laptops with different specs to cater to market needs. The question is… is it necessarily the higher the specs the better the laptop? Or is the most expensive one definitely a good laptop? Whether you are buying your first laptop or simply replacing your old one, this guide is here to help you pick the right model. 

Good Performance 

The CPU is the heart of any laptop and is responsible for running the operating system (OS) and every application you use. Intel Core i3 is good for basic usage such as surfing the web and managing email, while the Intel Core i5 is excellent for most users, offering good processing speed. If you want to play games, edit photos or videos and take on graphic-related work, choose a laptop with a dedicated graphic card.

RAM and SSD storage capacity

4GB of RAM is the minimum and it is a good idea to choose a laptop with SSD storage. The more RAM you have, the less often it needs to load data from the hard drive. Thus, it allows the user to run multiple tab in browser and multiple applications. SSD is more power-efficient than regular hard-drives. Better file copying, fast application launching and file loading speed provide you a smoother computing experience.

Thin & Light

Weight of the laptop is always a concern for the users who are usually on the go. Imagine that if you carry a heavy laptop wherever you go… it will be a burden! So shop for a laptop that is thin and light… unless you are a gamer! Laptops under 1.5kg is easy to carry around.

Essential software

As a student, the most-used software is Microsoft Office. You will need to work on assignments on Word, presentations on PowerPoint and keep tabs of things in Excel. Unfortunately, not many laptops come pre-installed with Microsoft Office. Some will give you a free one-month trial. However, there are limitations and you will need to purchase the software to gain full access after that.

If you are looking for a good laptop that is outstanding in value and will help you do all the things that you need to accomplish, the Acer Swift 3 is a good choice. 

The Acer Swift 3 meets all the criteria of a productive laptop without breaking the bank. It comes with a Intel® CoreTM i5, paired with 8GB RAM and 512GB PCIe NVMe SSD storage. With an ultrathin design measuring just 14.9mm, the Acer Swift 3’s light 1.35kg weight makes it easy on your shoulder and back when carrying around.

The Acer Swift 3 is also available with NVIDIA ® GeForce® MX250 Graphics. If you plan to play games, this GPU (Graphic Processing Unit) can definitely support it.

The Acer Swift 3 is an affordable laptop. Starting from RM2,399, you can get a base model while the MX250 Graphics unit is priced at RM2,699. And what is better still is that it now comes with pre-installed Microsoft Office Home and Student 2019 worth RM529. There is no need to pay extra to install and you are able to use it for lifetime. A great deal indeed.

Thanks to its big storage capacity, ultrathin design, pre-installed Microsoft Office and affordable price, the Acer Swift 3 is the ideal laptop for students or individual users looking for a good productivity laptop. 

And there is never a better time than now to get the Swift 3. In conjunction with Acer Malaysia’s 30th Anniversary, anyone who purchases select Acer models, including the Swift 3, from 1 February to 31 March 2020, will be able to redeem free gifts. Among the gifts that await customers are Predator gaming chair, Predator bomber jacket, Predator gadgets and Acer Malaysia’s 30th anniversary limited edition merchandise.  These free gifts can be redeemed at

How to redeem the free gift? Follow the steps below:

Step 1: Purchase of any select Acer eligible products

Step 2: Submit details via microsite ( ) and upload proof of purchase (receipt)

Step 3: Upon completion of submission, you will be entitled to redeem the gift based on your purchase

Step 4: You will automatically receive an email once the submission of the redemption form is completed

Step 5: Wait for an approval email on the entitlement of a gift after verification

Customers can also do on-the-spot redemption; the schedule for this immediate redemption is available at website.

Wait no more! If you are looking to get a new laptop , now is the best time to get it.



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