YugaTech Laptop Gift Guide 2019
Christmas is in the air! With only 29 days left till the big day, I’m sure a lot of you would like to see a big box under the tree. For people who are looking to give or receive a laptop this season, then this guide is for you. We’ll be breaking them down by prices of under PHP 30k, PHP 60k, PHP 100k, and over PHP 100k.
Author’s note: We have reviewed or experienced first hand most of the laptops in this list. If there are other great products that we left out, let us know in the comments below!
Laptops Under PHP 30k
To start the list, we have Acer’s budget laptop, the Aspire 3 A315. It features a 15.6-inch HD display, AMD Ryzen 3 2200U CPU paired with Radeon Vega 3 graphics, 4GB of RAM, and a 1TB HDD. While it did cut corners in terms of display and battery life, the included processor and 1TB storage make this a good entry-level laptop. It’s available in Villman for PHP 22,999.
The Asus X509 is Asus’ entry-level laptop that has a 15.6-inch 768p display, Intel Core i3-8145U processor, NVIDIA GeForce MX 230 GPU, 4GB of RAM and a 1TB HDD. If you’re keen on having a bigger screen and a numpad, then this laptop might be the one to get. The base model retails for PHP 32k, but PCHub offers it for PHP 26,990 if you buy with cash.
The Lenovo S145 is a great starting laptop with an Intel Core i3-8145 processor, NVIDIA MX110 GPU, 12GB of RAM, and 512GB of fast SSD storage. The only downside is that our model has a TN 768p display, but more expensive models are equipped with a 1080p panel. Prices start at PHP 18,995, while our model costs PHP 28,495.
Laptops Under PHP 60k
The Huawei Matebook 13 is a powerful ultrabook that features a 13-inch 1440p IPS display, 8th generation Intel Core-i5 processor (up to Intel Core i-7), NVIDIA MX 250 GPU, 8GB of RAM and 512GB of SSD storage. Currently, there are two variants available at Silicon Valley.
- Huawei Matebook 13 i5-8265U – PHP 59,990
- Huawei Matebook 13 i7-8565U – PHP 69,990
While the IdeaPad L340 is advertised as a gaming laptop, it’s stealthy enough for users to be able to bring it anywhere, from classrooms to office meetings. It’s a great choice for people looking for that extra juice for productivity or gaming workloads alike. It sports a 15.6-inch FHD IPS display, Intel Core i5-9300H CPU, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 GPU, 8GB of RAM, and 1TB HDD. It’s priced at PHP 49,995 when we reviewed it back in July.
The Dell G3 15 is Dell’s entry-level gaming laptop that was launched in the Philippines last October. It sports a 1080p WVA display, up to an Intel Core i7-9750H, up to n NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660ti, 8GB of RAM, and up to 512GB SSD. It’s slim, making it portable for everyday use and can handle a lot of games out today. The price of the base model starts at PHP 46,990.
Laptops Under PHP 100k
The Lenovo S540 is a great all-rounder laptop that would make an excellent gift for students and professionals. It’s equipped with a 1080p IPS display, Intel Core i7-8565U, NVIDIA Geforce MX 250, 12GB of DDR4 RAM, and 512GB of SSD storage. The Lenovo S540 is priced at PHP 65,995.
If you want to give a gamer a new laptop that features a high refresh rate 1080p display and hardware to handle it, then this might be the laptop for them. The Zephyrus G GA502DU is powered by an AMD Ryzen 7 3750H paired with an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660ti, 16GB DDR4 RAM, and 512GB SSD storage. During the date of our review, it cost PHP 84,995.
If your loved one is looking for a 2-in-1 laptop with long battery life, capable hardware housed in a compact body, then they’d like the HP Spectre X360. It’s equipped with a 13.3-inch FHD display, Intel Core i7-8565U with Intel UHD Graphics 620, 8GB of RAM, and 256GB of SSD storage. Villman has it in stock for PHP 87, 990.
If your loved one is into the Apple ecosystem, then the Macbook Pro is a no brainer. It sports a 13.3-inch Retina display, an 8th generation Intel Core i5 processor paired with Intel Iris Plus Graphics, 8GB of RAM and up to 512GB of storage. The Macbook Pro is priced at:
- Macbook Pro 1.4GHz + 128GB – PHP 77,990
- Macbook Pro 1.4GHz + 256GB – PHP 89,990
- Macbook Pro 2.4GHz + 256GB – PHP 107,990
- Macbook Pro 2.4GHz + 512GB – PHP 119,990
Laptops Over PHP 100k
The Alienware M15 was launched alongside Dell’s G series laptops. It’s a top of the line laptop with a 15.6-inch FHD display, which can run up to 240hz, an Intel Core i7-9750H, up to an NVIDIA RTX 2080, 16GB of RAM, and up to 1TB of SSD in Raid 0. The base model starts at PHP 149,999.
Designed for people who need a powerful workstation and creative professionals, the Dell XPS 13 (2019) is a powerful ultrabook equipped with up to a 13.3-inch UHD display, Intel Core i7-8565U processor paired with Intel UHD 620 Graphics, 16GB of RAM, and 512GB of SSD storage. It fetches a hefty price tag that starts at PHP 109,980.
For people who wanted an even more powerful system with a second screen for multitasking, then the Asus ZenBook Pro Duo might be the laptop for them. It features a 15.6-inch UHD display, up to an Intel Core i9-9980HK processor paired with an NVIDIA RTX 2060 GPU, 32GB of DDR4 RAM, and a 1TB SSD storage. The Asus ZenBook Pro Duo retails for:
- Asus ZenBook Pro Duo i7-9750H – PHP 169,995
- Asus ZenBook Pro Duo i9-9980HK – PHP 199,995
And there you have it! Which of these laptops would you like to get this Christmas? Let us know in the comments below