6 Best Laptops for College Students

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Nowadays, it’s hard for students to survive college without having personal laptops. Apart from projects and reports to submit, there are also tasks from student activities that they want to take part in. For college students, it’s not about having just any laptop or the most powerful laptop there is. Considering your major when looking for the best laptop for college can boost your productivity and help you get the most out of your personal computer. If you’re on a strict budget, look at an online pawnshop or a used laptop marketplace to find the most appropriate laptop for your college life. To have an idea of what you should be looking for, check out this list of the best laptops for college. 1. Apple MacBook Air Price Point: ₱50,000 – ₱65,000 (Image source: CNET.com) Apple proponents will tell you that you can never go wrong with a MacBook Air. It’s powerful, portable, and boasts of a 12-hour battery life. You don’t even need to bring a charger when you’re in school … [Read more...]

10 Budget Smartphones Starting at Php 6,000

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As technology pushes forward, so does the user-experience. Not having a smartphone feels like not getting in touch with innovation. The phones have gone a long way from its humble beginnings fifteen years ago. Today, these superior gadgets offer myriad of stuff such as online shopping (Hello Marketplace.ph), online pawning (Yes, we have PawnHero) and many more at our palms and the comfort of wherever. Generally, smartphones used to be uber expensive (Ah, yes remember Nokia), but with an ever-growing competitive landscape and the need for fast communication, people can now experience smartphone luxury with a price that’s right on their budget. So, if you’re itching to have a superb mobile device, we round up 10 budget smartphones you can get starting at Php 6,000, check them out below: 1) Cherry Mobile Flare S5 Power (Price starts at Php 7,999.00) Sure an international-made smartphone is one thing, but a Philippine-made smartphone that can compete in the local market … [Read more...]

Latest Gadgets To Pawn And How Much They’re Worth

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Pawnbroking has been around for 3,000 years! The history of pawnbroking tells that even England’s King Edward III famously pawned his jewels to finance war against France, and Queen Isabella of Spain is said to have put up her jewelry as collateral to fund Christopher Columbus’ expeditions to the New World. It has been providing loan emergency funds for people in need of financial assistance for so long! In the Philippines, there are many pawnshops as there are ATMs. The central bank reported that Filipinos are more likely to get loans. With that, pawnshops are widely available at both urban and rural areas of the country. No doubt statistics attest the important role of pawnshops to the financial lives of the Filipinos. Now, with everything digital, pawning has become more accessible with the rise of an online pawn shop called PawnHero. Unlike traditional pawn shops, PawnHero accepts more than just jewelry such as gadgets, laptops, luxury items and offers a much more convenient … [Read more...]

Top 10 Laptops for the Upcoming School Year

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Laptops and computers are such an essential part of daily life that it's become often much more difficult to manage without them. For students on a budget, however, they represent a considerable enough investment of money. PawnHero takes a look at the most affordable laptops that you can get on even a minimal budget that can get the job done for you this upcoming school year. These machines won't bowl you over with high-end specs, nor can you count on them for heavy duty work, but if you just need something to type up the next report or do a little bit of research, they're perfect. After all, beggars can't be choosers! 1. Asus Chromebook Flip The Chromebook is a great platform for those on the tightest of budgets because its lack of a physical storage drive lowers the costs considerably. Wholly online, these laptops are functional to the highest degree and revolve strongly around Google's excellent cloud-based services. Word processing is handled via Google Docs, browsing and … [Read more...]

6 Clever Ways to Recycle Your Old Gadgets

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Who doesn't want to have the latest gadget with all the bells and whistles? Given the Filipino penchant for all things “high-tech,” we head out to buy the latest smartphones, tablets, and music players even though our current devices are still in good working condition. Disposing of old gadgets and other tech items has become a challenge in recent years because of the many parts they have. They're also non-biodegradable knowing that these are made of plastic, metal, and other compounds. d … [Read more...]

PawnHero MarketPlace: Discounted Brand-Name Items for Shoppers on the Go

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If you have ever taken one look at your old, trusty handbag and told yourself, “This old thing has to go,” visit the PawnHero MarketPlace. The MarketPlace is a favorite haunt for shoppers on the go that are looking for name-brand items at comparably lower prices. Plenty of Choices The MarketPlace carries fashion items like handbags, jewelry and diamonds, watches, sunglasses, and shoes. You can also find an extensive selection of gadgets plus myriad other items including musical instruments, home appliances, sports equipment, and art pieces.  All these name-brand items are sold for up to 80% off their original market value. The MarketPlace also boasts of some unique items such as antique daggers, a magnetometer, vintage cuff links, old dollar coins, a Japanese harp, and even a limited edition Sarimanok sculpture by National Artist Abdulmari Asia Ima. If you are a collector, an art enthusiast, or a person with a curious mind, you are bound to find something that will pique your … [Read more...]

10 Best Gadgets to Pawn and How Much They’re Worth

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Looking for a quick way to get cash? Try pawning. It's fast and convenient especially for most Pinoys who don't have the luxury of time to go to banks to apply for a loan. In fact, 80% of Filipinos don't have bank accounts so going to a pawn shop is your best bet if you need cash ASAP. In the Philippines, almost every family member owns a gadget, even kids! So you would think that gadgets are the top items that you can pawn. But did you know that most pawn shops in the Philippines don't accept gadgets?  While some do accept them, they don't offer high appraisals. Good thing there's PawnHero, an online pawn shop that lets you pawn your items like desktop computers, laptops, tablets, and smartphones at the comfort of your own home. [Read: Latest Gadgets To Pawn And How Much They’re Worth ] What are the best gadgets to pawn? We round up ten items you can pawn and tell you how much they are worth depending on their conditions.  1. Apple iPhone (Photo Source) Considered to be the … [Read more...]