Laptops for Students under PHP 30,000
Today’s current situation has forced students to embrace online learning. With this, students nowadays need their own computers to attend their online classes as well as do their school works like research, essays, and presentations. Although desktop PCs can do the job, some people prefer laptops for convenience and portability.
Getting a reliable laptop is a good investment, so better get one that could serve its purpose well. However, we do understand that the budget may be tight for other people, so we limit the budget to under PHP 30K. Laptops included in the list are priced under PHP 30K with 4GB-8GB RAM, HD-FHD displays, and SSD. Here are our recommendations!
Acer Aspire 5 A514-54
The Acer Aspire 5 sports a 14-inch FHD (1920 x 1080) IPS TFT LCD surrounded by thin bezels. Powering this machine is an Intel Core i3-1115G4 processor (4MB Smart Cache, 1.2 GHz with Turbo Boost up to 3.4 GHz, DDR4 or LPDDR4) with 8GB of onboard DDR4 system memory, 256GB NVMe SSD, Intel UHD Graphics, and Windows 10. It looks premium in Sakura Pink, but you can also have it in Safari Gold or Charcoal Black. The Acer Aspire 5 comes with a free bag when you purchase it via Villman.
Another laptop is ASUS X415, an entry-level laptop that delivers powerful performance and immersive visuals ideal for work and play. It sports a 14-inch HD NanoEdge display with 178-degrees wide viewing angles and a matte anti-glare coating. An Intel Core i3-1115G4 powers it with Intel UHD Graphics and 4GB of RAM. This one has an HDD + SSD combo of 1TB and 128GB, respectively.
Lenovo IdeaPad Slim 3i
Next on the list is the Lenovo IdeaPad Slim 3i. It boasts a 14-inch FHD (1920 x 1080) display, Intel Core i3-1005G1 processor, 4GB of RAM, 128GB SSD + 1TB HDD, and Intel UHD Graphics. Ideal for online classes, this is also geared with Dolby Audio for delivering clear sound. What’s more, it is also packed with privacy features, including a webcam with a physical shutter. You have a wide array of options in colors: Business Black, Platinum Grey, Abyss Blue, or Cherry Red.
Acer Aspire 3 A315-35-P2ND
A more affordable Acer device is the Acer Aspire 3. It got a 15.6-inch FHD (1920 x 1080) TFT LCD, Intel Pentium Silver N6000 processor (4 MB L2 Cache, 1.10 GHz up to 3.30 GHz with Intel Burst Technology, DDR4 or LPDDR4), 8 GB DDR4 system memory (upgradeable up to 16GB), 1TB HDD + 128GB SSD, and Intel UHD Graphics.
Villman – PHP 22,999
Lenovo Slim 3 14IGL05
The most affordable on the list is the Lenovo Slim 3 14IGL05. It got a Pentium Silver N5030 processor, 4GB DDR4 RAM, 512GB SSD, and Intel UHD Graphics. For security, it comes with a fingerprint reader on the power button, allowing you to set your IdeaPad not to wake up unless it detects your biometric signature. Plus, it has a camera privacy shutter, so you can block the camera whenever you want to.
Villman – PHP 21,995
And that wraps up our recommendations! If you get the extra money, you may also consider upgrading and get an SSD and RAM. These will considerably improve the overall snappiness of your learning buddy, enabling you to be more productive.
So what do you guys think? Is there any other laptop that you think can fit in here? Let us know in the comments section below!