This quarter could be the best time to upgrade your age-old laptop as most manufacturers already have their Intel Core i3 laptops in stores. We loo at a number of them and compare the specs and price.
We got the following models sold within the Php40k price range.
- Asus K52JR
- Asus K42JR
- Acer Aspire 4740G
- Lenovo G460
- Fujitsu LifeBook LH530
Of the 5 models on our list, the Asus K52JR is the only one with 15.6″ display while all the rest are at 14″. On the other hand, only the Fujitsu laptop uses the built-in Intel GMA HD graphics while the rest uses either an nVidia GeForce 310M or ATI Radeon HD 5470. The nVidia GPU has 512MB dedicated RAM while the ATI GPU has 1GB RAM.
Based on the combination of CPU, GPU and RAM, it looks like the Asus Asus K42JR is the best in terms of price to specs. Lenovo’s G460 is a very close 2nd spot together with the Acer Aspire.