Schools and companies are shifting to a hybrid setup. As we transition, our schoolworks and jobs are becoming more digitally intensive which means it may require better gadgets for us to perform efficiently. If you’re one of those people who feels that it’s time to upgrade and has more than the usual budget, you’re in the right place.
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Top 10 Laptops under ₱50,000
We’ve created this list to make sure that it can handle moderate to quite intensive tasks like photo and video editing, live streaming, and other tasks which are quite dependent on higher generations of processors and graphics cards while staying under the Php 50,000 budget. Here’s our top 10 Laptops under Php 50k.
This affordable HP Laptop sports already an Intel Core i5-1135G7 with an integrated Intel Iris Xe Graphics which is good for light to moderate graphic-intensive tasks. It also has 256GB NVMe SSD for storage and 8GB RAM. This laptop comes with the usual and modern ports like the 1x Type-C, 2x USB Type-A, 1 HDMI and an audio jack.
Despite having a 15.6-inch HD display, this laptop’s design is thin and light with just a weight of 1.69kg. The display only has 6.5mm micro-edge bezel and the screen to body ratio is 82%.
Hasee King Book U47S
Are you looking for a laptop with an i7 processor but a bit tight in the budget? Well, Hasee King Book U47S maybe is the answer. It sports an Intel Core i7-10510U with Nvidia Geforce MX250 discrete graphics which is good for Autocad, Lumion and Photoshop. It also has an 8GB RAM and 512GB NVMe SSD for storage. You also get up to 10hrs of battery life and a silver backlight keyboard.
Adding to that is the 72% IPS, 4mm narrow bezel and 86% screen-to-body ratio 14-inch FHD display. This sleek business laptop only weighs 1.16kg and has a thin body of just 16.8mm.
Asus VivoBook X415
The Asus X415 offers us a 14-inch FHD display with Anti-glare capability, Intel Core i5-1035G1 processor and NVIDIA MX330 discrete graphics right out of the box. It also features a 256GB NVMe SSD with 1 SATA-based expansion slot which you can use for additional storage and 8GB RAM (1x 4GB onboard and 1 slot with 4GB RAM which can be upgraded).
Adding to that are the needed I/O ports 1x HDMI, 1x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A, 1x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-C, 2x USB 2.0 Type A and a 3.5mm combo Audio Jack.
Acer Aspire 5
The Acer Aspire laptop comes with a sizeable 15.6 FHD IPS display good for viewing images and videos. It also has an Intel Core i3-1115G4 processor partnered with Nvidia MX350 discrete graphics. Acer Aspire offers us a 512GB NVMe SSD upgradable to 1TB with 1 slot expansion for an additional HDD for storage and 8GB RAM with extra 1 Slot for upgrade up to 20GB. The battery of Aspire 5 offers us up to 10hrs of battery life.
In terms of connectivity, this laptop features a Bluetooth 5.1, Dual-band and WIFI 6 with 2X MU-MIMO technology that promises greater speeds and better connectivity (internet speed is still dependent on your ISP though).
Asus VivoBook X515
We have here the Asus VivoBook X515 equipped with 15.6-inch, LED Backlit FHD display with Anti-Glare Display capability. It also offers an Intel Core i5-1165G7 together with Nvidia MX330 discrete graphics. The VivoBook already gives us two storages, 1x 256GB NVMe SSD where the OS will be installed for a speedy boot and 1x TB SATA HDD for additional storage, good for storing large files and 8GB RAM (1x 4GB onboard + 4GB SO-DIMM).
The Asus laptop also features a Backlit Chiclet keyboard and the needed modern ports such as a USB Type-C, USB 3.2 Type-A, USB 2.0 ports, HDMI, microSD card reader and audio port. A special feature of this laptop is the E-A-R® HDD shock dampening to protect your data from every bump, while its reinforced chassis improves typing and allows you to open and close the lid in one smooth motion.
Another Hasee enters the list, sporting yet another Intel Core i7-10750H, but now with Nvidia GTX 1650Ti discrete graphics which makes this laptop worth it if you’re looking for this combination while saving money. It also comes with a 15.6-inch FHD 144hz narrow bezel 45% IPS display which is good for gaming and editing. It also has a 512GB NVMe SSD storage (with one slot for HDD expansion) and 8GB RAM upgradeable up to 32GB (two RAM slots).
Because it’s a gaming laptop, it sports a Full size RGB backlight keyboard. Last but not the least are the up-to-date ports featured in Hasee such as 1x USB3.2 Gen 1 Type-A, 1x USB2.0 Type-A, 1x USB3.2 Gen 2 Type A, 1x USB3.2 Gen 2 Type-C and 1x HDMI port.
Dell Vostro 5515
For Dell lovers, here’s their entry — the Dell Vostro 5515 which offers us a 15.6-inch FHD with Anti-Glare, LED Backlight and Narrow border display. An AMD Ryzen 3-5300U with an integrated AMD Radeon graphics is sported by this laptop. It also comes with a 256GB NVMe SSD for storage and 8GB RAM.
Adding to that is the backlit keyboard and WIFI 6 for potentially faster connection speeds. Lastly, Dell Vostro has modern port like the USB Type-A, Type C, audio jack and HDMI.
MSI GF63 Thin
To all MSI fans, you better check the MSI GF63 Thin which sports an Intel Core i5-11400H Processor partnered with an NVIDIA GTX 1650 Max Q which creates a good gaming and editing experience for the user. It also features a 512GB NVMe SSD with an additional HDD slot for additional storage and 8GB RAM which can be upgraded up to 32GB RAM. For the display, it is a 15.6inch FHD, 60Hz IPS-Level.
In addition to this is the Red Backlit keyboard which adds more aesthetic feeling, complimenting the gaming looks of the laptop and a battery life of up to 7 hours. Lastly, this laptop can be upgraded to Windows 11 when the update is available.
Shopee – Php 46,999
Asus VivoBook 15 OLED M513UA-L1301TS
Another Asus entry is the VivoBook 15 which comes with the only AMD Ryzen 7 5700U Mobile Processor in this list and an integrated AMD Radeon Graphics which will surely cater to heavy tasks. It also features a 512GB NVMe SSD with an extra SATA based slot for storage upgrade up to 1TB and 8GB RAM upgradeable to 16GB. The VivoBook OLED also has a WiFi 6 for better connectivity, Backlit Chiclet Keyboard and Harman Kardon certified audio.
One of the highlights here is the display which is 15.6-inch NanoEdge FHD OLED with 100% Gamut for vibrant colors, Pantone Validation and 70% reduction in harmful blue light for eye care.
Shopee – Php 48,995
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-57-5620
Last on the list is the Acer Nitro which has a15.6-inch FHD IPS display supporting 144Hz refresh rate and GSYNC. It also comes with an Intel Core i5-11400H processor and a dedicated NVIDIA GTX 3050, you’ll never go wrong with this kind of CPU and GPU match. Adding to this is the 512 NVMe SSD expandable up to 1TB SSD for storage and an 8GB RAM upgradeable to 32GB.
In terms of connectivity, Nitro 5 features a WiFi 6 and a Bluetooth 5.1. With its keyboard, it has a FineTip RGB-backlit keyboard with independent standard numeric keypad that goes with a Multi-gesture touchpad.
Shopee – Php 49,999