From home, school and work, we live in such a fast paced lifestyle that we love to have things that supplement our on the go schedules such as a laptop. While the market for laptops range from high-end to best budget, it still begs the question, what makes a good laptop?
Sure, one may opt for the dear ones as one would believe that price dictates the overall performance of a laptop, however, these days, tech firms are quick to showcase that a budget laptop doesn’t mean a discounted quality. You can just find a laptop of your budget where its performance is just as good.
Previously, we rounded up 10 best budget laptops to get your hands on [Read:8 Best-Budget Laptops This 2015 Starting from P8,000]. Now, we’re hitching up a notch as we help you choose more options with the list of ten best-budget laptops starting at Php 8,000 (still the same budget). So, check them below because these laptops are fantastic enough to cater to those with an always-moving lifestyle.
1) ASUS Vivobook E200HA (Price starts at Php 9,612)
If you are looking for a lightweight and a mini laptop for work and for school, just easy on the eyes, easy on the wallet and easy on the go, then the ASUS Vivobook has everything on that checklist!
Weighing less than a kilogram, this laptop makes it lighter than other 11-inch notebooks in the market, portable enough to bring anywhere with you! It even fits snugly in your shoulder bag! From its simple yet elegant look, the laptop also boasts a battery life enough to last 10-12 hours for word processing, video streaming and web browsing designed to keep you productive all day long. It comes with pre-installed Windows 10 and a year of free subscription for Office 365 ( Word, Excel, Outlook, PPT, Access, Publisher and One Note) plus 1 TB online cloud space. Its Asus Sonicmaster technology also allows crystal-clear sound for both on-board speakers and headphones perfect for music and movie lovers. What more can you ask?
2) Acer CB3-131-C3SZ Chromebook (Price starts at Php 8,657)
Looking for a laptop that’s strong to handle a bad fall? Well, the Acer’s newest Chromebook model is a combination of a pocket-friendly price and a tough reinforced chasis making a good fit for the young and the accident prone. Acer claims their laptop can take a fall up to 2 feet (60 cm) meaning it has a badass shell than your average cheap Chromebook because the reinforced case has greater resistance to twisting and stress. With nine hours of battery life to spare, this Acer chromebook also has a non-glare Acer Comfyview feature which limits the eye-strain after long hours of use (sounds good for the eyes).
Exuding a premium look and feel, the laptop has a quiet fan-less design ideal for daily computing tasks such as browsing the internet or working with word documents where you can work discreetly while burning the midnight oil.
3) HP Stream 14 (Price starts at Php 10, 380)
From Stream 11 and 13, HP introduced their Stream 14, which now comes with Windows 10! Another budget nimble laptop on the list designed for the always connected in life, this laptop promises buffer-free streams, blazing-fast downloads and smooth web surfings with an improved 802.11 ac 2×2 Wi-Fi antenna delivering stronger, more reliable Internet connection than before which really eases the shift from focusing on school works to binge watching favorite shows! Speaking of ease, you can also store and access your files from the cloud with 25GB of Dropbox storage for 1 year. Unlike its previous generations, the laptop has 4GB RAM (from 2 GB) and a welcome improvement to its battery life at 10 hours and 45 minutes!
Plus you get full 1 year access to Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, OneNote, and Access and easily store your files in the cloud with the 1TB of OneDrive storage. It’s competitive!
4) Dell Inspiron i3168 (Price starts at Php13,990)
Also highly recommended to buyers with limited budget, the Dell Inspiron i3168-3272GRY (11 3000) 2-in-1 offers brilliant design for the adventure-ready. This sleek 11-inch laptop dons a remarkable 360-degree hinge design that lets you flip the keyboard around and lay it flat on your lap to surf social media, swipe through photos or pull up your playlists! It can be used in four unique modes: Tablet, Stand, Tent, or Laptop mode.
The cool blue (Bali Blue to be exact), really white (Alpine white to be accurate) and nice red (Tango Red to be correct) colors are sure to give you a variety of coats to choose from! Powered by a 1.6GHz Intel Pentium N3710 quad-core processor, this low power CPU has better thermal too, so there’s no issue about the laptop getting hot while using it. For file storage, Dell provides a 500GB hard disk drive. It also has Intel HD graphics as well so you can play light and simple games (enough to kill boredom).
5) Lenovo – IdeaPad 100s (Price starts at Php 10,990)
Equipped with one-year subscription of Microsoft Office 365* and a full terabyte of OneDrive cloud storage perfect to keep laptop with tons of files from lagging, Lenovo’s IdeaPad 100s is on the ranks of the top ten budget laptops to have!
The 100s has a quad-core Intel Atom processor which enables quick response for both work and play, ideal for the here and there persona. It is sure to welcome the user with a fast and smooth experience as the Windows 10 Home features InstantGo* technology, which speeds up boot and resume processes. With a 1366×768 HD display, Dolby Advanced Audio, WiFi and Bluetooth connectivity means you can entertain yourself with music, movies and games – at home, work or away. The battery on the 100s is built to go a long time – a full 8 hours – between charges! It weighs in at 2.2 lbs and just 0.7” thin, this laptop may be small but is sure not that boring!
6) HP Chromebook 14 (Price starts at Php 13,581)
Waving the banner for budget laptops is another HP brand!
The HP Chromebook 14 offers a low-cost price with a 14-inch screen that makes a joy for writing, browsing and streaming! It updates automatically and has virus protection built. Armed with a 1.8-GHz Intel Celeron N2940 CPU, 4GB of RAM and a 16GB eMMC drive, the HP Chromebook 14 provides enough power for multitasking. You can have good concentration on your studies and work as HP Chromebook 14 ditches the fan. This is also ideal for relaxation as it is sure to blast a lot of volume.
Plus, no shortage of inputs for the Chromebook 14 as there are plenty of ports: the left edge features an HDMI-out port, a security lock slot, a USB 3.0 port, a headphone jack, and a MicroSD card slot. Along the right, you’ll find the power connector and two USB 2.0 ports.
7) Asus C201PA-DS01 11 (Price starts at Php 9,706)
The sleek, sophisticated and ultra-portable ASUS Chromebook is sure to give the thumbs up for the everyday ease-of-use. This budget laptop can live up to 13 hours of battery life, perfect to keep up all day! Its dual-band 802.11ac Wi-Fi even gives fantastic signal strength for browsing the web or streaming videos and music whenever, wherever! Plus, Bluetooth 4.1 means you can connect the very latest Bluetooth devices.
The laptop’s high-quality stereo speakers with extra-large audio chambers give a crisp, high-fidelity sound performance. Of course, like most budget laptops on this list, Asus’ Chromebook c201 has secure access to the Chrome Web Store, where thousands of apps are designed to make the everyday life easier. To keep that hype, a 100GB of free storage for 2 years is sure to keep all your files safe and sound.
8) Samsung Chromebook 3 XE500C13-K01US (Price starts at Php 9,804)
Nothing less can be expected with a leading brand such as Samsung. Their Chromebook 3 is a quality device with an outstanding budget value! This laptop is great for those who navigate around frequently as it keeps a water-resistant keyboard in check, a battery that gets up to 11 hours on a single charge and a lightweight slim design that makes carrying easy!
Plus, you don’t have to worry as the laptop has built-in security features that ensures you’re protected from viruses and malware. It’s Chrome OS also allows you to get the best of Google, Gmail, Maps, Docs and Pics, and everything backed up safely in the c
9) ASUS Chromebook Flip C100PA (Price starts at Php 15,459)
As ASUS claims, it’s the world’s first 10-inch convertible chromebook! Here to withstand the rigors of a day-to-day life on the go, this practical yet stylish laptop gives the best of all worlds as it flips into a tablet with its remarkable 360-degree flippable design! There’s more, this laptop lasts up to 9 hours on a single charge,features the latest, fastest 802.11ac Wi-Fi for speeds up to three times (3X) faster than 802.11n and has a twin high-quality stereo speakers that delivers crisp and powerful music and video streaming!
With a complete range of I/O ports, a clear view from any angle – 178 degree wide viewing angles ensure that images never look washed out or lacking in contrast, even when viewing them from off-center – and a super sensitive 10 points multi touch where even the slightest movement of your fingertips is detected, the ASUS Chromebook flip opens up a wonderful experience to those of busy worlds.
10) Dell Inspiron 15 5000 15.6 (Price starts at Php 20,104)
Of course, with a budget laptop for school and work, here’s a bonus gaming laptop that’s friendly on the pocket. The Dell Inspiron 15 5000 is a power player on web pages, games and apps with its 6th Gen Intel Core processors. The laptop is also built to handle intense photo- or video-editing without slowing down!
It’s sizable storage up to 1TB of space gives plenty of room to store photos, files and more. It has studio-quality sound just right for mixing and streaming music and videos-great for taking a break! Plus, the 15.6 inch screen has a capacitive touch feature which allows you to tap, swipe and scroll!
There you go, the top budget laptops that’s one for the books of the budget friendly aficionado! In any case you’re still on the budget watch, you can check out Marketplace.ph and shop carefully tested preloved and authentic desktops, laptops, electronics, smartphones and tablets! Or you may take quick cash loans at PawnHero to get that budget in check. Just visit the PawnHero website to learn more.
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