Top 10 Budget Laptops Starting from ₱ 8,999

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When it comes to technological trends, Filipinos aren’t far behind. We always want to have the best gadgets without spending our life savings on it.

Laptops have become necessary in today’s tech-savvy lifestyle whether for entertainment, work, school, or business. So, to keep pace with the latest products, we’ve rounded up the ten best laptop models for people on a budget.

  1. Neo Shift N81 2-in-1 Quad Core Dual OS Windows 10 + Android 4.4 Laptop

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Price: ₱8,999.00

Intel BaytrailZ3735F Quad Core

Dual OS: Windows 10 + Android 4.4

8.9” Multi-Touchscreen (1280×800)

Intel HD Graphics

2GB Memory

32GB Storage

3G Data Connectivity

2MP/0.3MP Camera (Rear & Front)

WiFi& Bluetooth 4.0

6-8 hrsBattery Life

At first glance, this looks like a gimmick which straddles several markets, as it is both an Android mobile device (complete with a SIM card) and a Windows 8 netbook.

Make no mistake, though, because this is a serious machine to consider by being an affordable device that can run your Windows programs and Android apps, and still be used as a phone.

  1. Redfox Optima 14.1″

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Price: ₱ 9,490.00

Processor: Intel Dual Core D2700 (2.13GHz 1MB Cache)

Operating System: Windows 7 Starter

Chipset: INtel HM55 Express Chipset

Display: 14″ 1366 x 768 Resolution (16:9)

Memory: 2GB DDR3 1066MHz

Video Controller: Integrated HD Graphics

Storage: Serial ATA 250GB 5400RPM HDD

Battery: 6 Cell Li-Ion 4400mAh

Productivity: Microsoft Office 2010 Pro Plus

This is a notebook which offers more features than its price point. This can be a great tool for the student with Microsoft Office 2010 Pro Plus already loaded and is a great tool for home use as well.

Compared to most notebooks, it has a more powerful processor. Selling at less than 10,000 pesos, this is definitely a steal.

  1. Acer One 10 S1001-10P1 1GB Atom Z3735F 10.1″

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Price: ₱ 12,299.00

Operating System: Windows 8.1 with Bing

CPU (Model + Speed): Intel Atom Z3735F Processor 1.33GHz

RAM and Hard Disk Drive (HDD): 1GB RAM and 32GB eMMC and 500GB HDD

Graphics: Intel HD Graphics

Memory and expandability options: 32GB eMMC and 500GB HDD

Connectivity options: 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0

Camera Resolution (MP): HD Webcam

Battery type and charge (mAh): 6000 mAh Battery

Power Consumption: 100-240 VAC, 50-60 Hz

Product details of Acer One 10 S1001-10P1 1GB Atom Z3735F 10.1″ 2 in 1 Laptop (Silver)

The Acer One 10 netbook-class computer is light and handy, which can be used on the road or even at home—making it a very portable and easily affordable device.

The combination 32GB eMMC and 500GB hard disk is a convenient combo providing the speed of execution of system and application files, as well as more than adequate storage of other files and documents. It is a good fit in the netbook class of computers and laptops.

  1. Cherry Mobile Alpha Morph 10″

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Price: ₱14,600.00

Windows 10 OS

10″ HD IPS Display

1.33ghz Intel Z3735D Quad Core Processor

Intel HD Graphics Gen7

2GB RAM, 32GB Internal Storage (Expandable to 64GB)

2MP Rear and Front Camera

Wi-Fi

8000mah powerful battery

As a tablet, this is absolutely more than what other tablets can offer. As a netbook, it is also at the top of its class. The Cherry Mobile Alpha Morph 10” is a solid performer, which is more than what students would need. This can be a casual machine for the executive or a second machine for the office worker.

  1. HP Notebook 14-AC146TU Intel Celeron N3050 14″

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Price: ₱ 14,980.00

Operating System: Windows 10

Processor: Intel Celeron N3050 Processor 1.6GHz (2M Cache, up to 2.16GHz)

Memory: 2GB DDR3L-1600 SDRAM (1 x 2GB)

Graphics: Intel HD Graphics

Display: 14-inch diagonal HD BrightView WLED-backlit (1366 x 768)

Hard Drive: 500GB 5400 rpm SATA

Multimedia Drive: SuperMulti DVD burner

Network Card: Integrated 10/100 BASE-T Ethernet LAN

Sound: DTS Studio Sound with 2 speakers

Keyboard: Island-style Keyboard

Pointing Device: Touchpad with multi-touch gesture support

Camera: HP TrueVision HD Webcam (front-facing) with integrated digital microphone

The HP Notebook 14-AC146TU is a solid performer in the entry-level notebook market. Larger than a netbook and having more advanced features, it can be used by students for their school research or mobile computing.

Although larger than a netbook, tablet, or smartphone, this 14-inch HP Notebook tries to stand out from other devices and stamps itself as a serious multimedia player with its Dolby DTS Studio Sound, which is the industry standard for movies.

  1. Asus X455LA-WX438T 14″
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Price: ₱ 20,799.00

Operating System: Windows 10

CPU (Model + Speed): Intel Core I3-4005U 1.7GHz

RAM and Hard Disk Drive (HDD): 4GB RAM and 500GB HDD

Graphics: Intel HD Graphics

Connectivity options: 10/100/1000Mbps, 802.11b/g/n Wireless LAN

Camera Resolution (MP): VGA Web Camera

Battery type and charge (mAh): 2Cells 37Whrs Polymer Battery

Power Consumption: 19 V DC, 2.37 A , 45W

 

The Asus X series is a budget-friendly entry-level laptop that is responsive to certain touch and controls. Its Windows 10 operating system gives this computer an edge in the latest software on offer.

 

This model is perfect for the student who needs to research online, as well as a second (or third) computer. The 4GB RAM and 500GB hard disk is more than capable of carrying out the tasks needed by students, and for leisurely browsing at home too.

 

  1. Lenovo IdeaPad 100-14 80MH001TPH 2GB Intel Celeron N2940 14″
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Price: ₱ 21,522.00

Operating System: Windows 8.1 with Bing

CPU (Model + Speed): Intel Celeron N2940 Processor 1.83GHz

RAM and Hard Disk Drive (HDD): 2GB RAM and 500GB HDD

Graphics: Intel HD Graphics

Memory and expandability options: 500GB HDD

Connectivity options: 1×1 802.11b/g/n WLAN and Bluetooth

Camera Resolution (MP): HD Webcam

Battery type and charge (mAh): 4-cell Lithium-ion battery

Power Consumption: 220V / 60Hz

 

The IdeaPad series of notebooks from Lenovo are noted for being built like a brick. This particular model runs on Windows 8, which can also be upgraded to Windows 10.

 

For an affordable entry-level notebook, the IdeaPad 100-14 stands out with its HD camera. This is a serious upgrade on the rest of the class, and students would certainly find this computer fun to use.

 

  1. Dell Inspiron 11 3162 11.6″
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Price: ₱ 23,499.00

Processor: Intel Celeron N3050 Processor 1.6GHz (2M Cache, up to 2.16GHz)

Operating System: Windows 10 Home Single Language

Memory: 2GB Single Channel DDR3L 1600MHz (2GBx1)

Hard Drive: 500GB 5400 rpm Hard Drive

Video Card: Integrated Intel HD Graphics

Audio & Speakers: Stereo speakers professionally tuned with MaxxAudio(R) by Waves

Display: 11.6-inch HD (1366 x 768) Anti-Glare LED-Backlit Non-touch Display

Battery: 32 WHr, 2-Cell Battery (Integrated)

Product details of Dell Inspiron 11 3162 11.6″ Intel Celeron N3050 2GB Windows 10 (Blue) with Free Laptop Bag

 

This is one of the thinnest Dell Inspiron laptops you’ll ever see in the market. The bright chassis colors and the tuned stereo speakers are a clear indication of this model being marketed to a young crowd.

 

With an HDMI connection and a micro SD card, it is more than just a notebook. It can also serve as your media backup whether for movies, pictures from your cameras, or even as an entertainment center type of computer. This is great for students to use for their presentations, or for watching movies in between.

 

  1. Acer Aspire E5-473G-31DV Intel Core i3-5005U 14″
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Price: ₱ 24,499.00

Processor: Intel Core i3-5005U Processor (3M Cache, 2.00GHz)

Graphics: 2GB NVIDIA GeForce 920M DDR3 VRAM

Operating System: Windows 10

Display: 14-inch HD 1366 x 768 resolution Acer CineCrystal LED-backlit TFT LCD Display

Memory: 4GB DDR3L

Storage: 1TB SATA HDD

Optical Drive: 8X DVD-Super Multi double-layer drive

Battery: 4-Cell Battery

 

Do not let the price point fool you. This may be inexpensive for a gaming computer, but it is full-featured and is way ahead of the competition. As a gaming computer, the Acer Aspire E5 was designed for solid performance.

 

Running Windows 10, along with the cool colors all over the place, it stamps itself and screams game on!

  1. Asus X302LJ-FN037H 13.3″
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Price: ₱ 25,990.00

Processor: Intel Core i3-5010U Processor (3M Cache, 2.10GHz)

Operating System: Windows 8.1

Chipset: Integrated Intel CPU

Memory: 4GB DDR3L 1600(O.C.) MHz SDRAM

Display: 13.3-inch LED Backlit Ultra Slim 200nits HD 1366×768

Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 920M with 2GB DDR3

Storage: 500GB HDD 5400 RPM

 

This is an affordable entry-level gaming laptop, which has a dedicated NVIDIA GeForce 920M graphics card with its own 2GB video RAM. It can also be used as an entertainment center computer or as a second home computer.

 

Home and office presentations would be stunning with this gem running it. As a gaming computer, you can be assured of the keyboard build quality and the device throughput.

 

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Gem Muzones

Gem is a contributing writer for PawnHero. She was a news writer who walked alongside protesters in the streets of Manila and a magazine editor who got free passes to product launches and the hippest events. She's a big Game of Thrones fangirl, 1/2 of a budget travel blogging duo for Travels with a Hobo, and suffers from chronic hair dissatisfaction (she changes her hair color every month).