When looking at laptops to buy, the first thing that catches most of our eyes isn’t the processor, the amount of RAM, or even the graphics card. But it’s the price.
When we look at the whole range of laptops being offered today, it can be quite hard to find the right balance.
That’s why today we’ll be going over the best laptops you can find today for just under PHP 50,000. This price range is a sweet spot as you’ll find ultrabooks with great builds and specs that could tackle any task. You’ll even find some gaming laptops that carry an RTX 3050 or 3050Ti, which is pretty impressive considering the price. Now let’s get to it!
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Huawei Matebook 14
Kicking it off with the Huawei Matebook 14. Not to be confused with the Matebook D14, the Matebook 14 boasts a much-improved design and build. Its 2K display is absolutely perfect for productivity since it carries a taller 3:2 aspect ratio that doesn’t feel as cramped as the traditional 16:9 display.
It also comes with specs that would surprise you, such as an AMD Ryzen 5 processor, up to 16GB of RAM, and 512GB of storage. It also charges via USB-C with its compact 65W pocket charger. All things considered, this makes it a great bargain.
Shopee – PHP 48,999 (Ryzen 5 4500U | 8GB | 512GB)
Villman – PHP 49,999 (Ryzen 5 5500U | 16GB | 512GB)
ASUS Vivobook Pro 14
If you’re simply looking for a great all-rounder with no fuss and great reliability, then check out the ASUS Vivobook Pro 14. It carries AMD’s Ryzen 7 5800H, 16GB of RAM, 512GB of storage, and AMD Radeon Graphics.
Its 14-inch 16:10 display is also a sweet spot for viewing content and productivity, not to mention that its panel is also a 2.8K OLED for a great viewing experience that offers a 90Hz refresh rate and a 0.2ms response time for a smoother experience.
Villman – PHP 49,995
Lazada – PHP 49,995
ASUS Zenbook 13
If you were a fan of the ASUS Vivobook Pro 14 but want a little more class and a little more portability. Then check out the ASUS Zenbook 13.
The Zenbook series is ASUS’s premium laptop lineup with the Zenbook 13 built out of aluminum and with it just weighing 1.14 kg. The display is also where it differs as it is a 13.3-inch 16:9 OLED display, which is absolutely gorgeous when watching your favorite shows.
The Zenbook 13 is also no slouch despite being such a thin and light laptop with its Intel Core i5-1135G7 processor, 16GB of RAM, and 512GB of SSD storage. At the time of writing, the Zenbook 13 can be had for as low as PHP 47,793.
Shopee – PHP 47,793 (on sale)
Lazada – PHP 49,999 (on sale)
Lenovo Ideapad Slim 5 Pro
If you’re a student or anyone really who loves to game on the side but also has some school or office work to do, then check out the Lenovo Ideapad Slim 5 Pro.
It comes with the AMD Ryzen 5 5600U, 16GB of RAM, and 512GB of SSD Storage. But what’s great is that some models come with integrated AMD Radeon Graphics but another spec also sees it with the NVIDIA GeForce MX450. This makes it absolutely perfect for some light gaming or video editing here and there.
There are two display options as well, a 14-inch 2.8K, 90Hz display or a 14-inch 2.2K, 60Hz display. If you’re also willing to spend just a little extra, you can even get it with a Ryzen 7 5800U processor, which makes it quite a powerful little laptop.
Complink – PHP 47,999 (14″ 2.2K 60Hz| Ryzen 5 5600U | 16GB | 512GB | GeForce MX450)
Complink – PHP 47,999 (14″ 2.8K 90Hz | Ryzen 5 5600U | 16GB | 512GB | AMD Radeon)
Villman – PHP 47,995 (14″ 2.8K 90Hz | Ryzen 5 5600U | 16GB | 512GB | AMD Radeon)
Villman – PHP 50,995 (14″ 2.8K 90Hz | Ryzen 7 5800U | 16GB | 512GB | AMD Radeon)
HP Pavilion 15 (15-EH2029AU)
Now some of us may need some more screen real estate, and that’s where 15-inch laptops come in. The HP Pavilion 15 comes with a large 15.6-inch FHD display, the Ryzen 5 5625U processor, 16GB of RAM, and to top it off, 1TB of SSD storage.
It also comes in an aluminum build in a really nice Fog Blue colorway and has a numpad at the side if you need it for some intense number crunching.
DataBlitz – PHP 49,995
Intel NUC M15
Did you know Intel even made its own laptop? Well, they do! The Intel NUC M15 offers a pretty compelling package by packing in the Intel Core i5-1135G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics, 16GB of RAM, and 1TB storage.
It also has a 15.6” display that comes in a premium design that is pretty suited in the office or at school. With all things considered, the Intel NUC M15 is a great deal knowing that it comes in at only PHP 42,990.
DataBlitz – PHP 42,990
MSI Prestige 14
Now if you find yourself gaming a little more than usual and you still want a thin and light ultrabook, then look at the MSI Prestige 14.
As what sets it apart from the previous ultrabooks mentioned is the inclusion of a GTX 1650 graphics card. Considering that this is a 14-inch ultraportable that weighs just 1.29kg, makes the Prestige 14 a pretty impressive device.
It also comes with the Intel Core i5-1155G7 processor, 8GB of RAM with an extra slot for expansion, and 512GB of SSD storage. So if you still want to look professional in school or work but also do some more intense tasks like gaming or video editing.
Shopee –PHP 49,999
MSI GF63 Thin
The MSI GF63 Thin is a great place to start as you’ll already get the NVIDIA RTX 3050 graphics card and an Intel Core i7-10750H processor. You also get 8GB of RAM and 512GB of storage, you could also spend just a little above the 50k budget to get 16GB of RAM or upgrade it yourself or wait for a sale.
You also get a 15.6-inch FHD display with a 144Hz refresh rate. Its build is also pretty good with it just weighing 1.86kg.
Shopee – PHP 49,999
The HP Victus is a fan favorite as it boasts one of the better designs found on a gaming laptop. The Victus packs in the AMD Ryzen 5 5600H processor and up to an NVIDIA RTX 3050Ti graphics card, paired with 8GB of RAM and 512GB of SSD storage.
You may find that there are 15 and 16-inch versions of the Victus, with the 16-inch being the latest model. Despite which you get, you’ll be sure to get a panel with a 144Hz refresh rate for a smoother gaming experience. It also comes in either Mica Silver or a very classy Ceramic White colorway.
DataBlitz (HP Victus 15)- PHP 41,995 (15.6” FHD | GTX 1650 | Ceramic White)
DataBlitz (HP Victus 15) – PHP 45,995 (15.6” FHD | RTX 3050 | Mica Silver)
Shopee / Silicon Valley (HP Victus 16) – PHP 45,890 (16.1″ FHD | RTX 3050Ti 4GB | Mica Silver)
Gigabyte G5 GD
Last but not the least, we have the Gigabyte G5 GD. It packs in a 15.6-inch FHD IPS display with a 144Hz refresh rate. It is also arguably one of the best packages you can find at this price point with an Intel Core i5-11400H, 16GB of RAM, 512GB SSD storage, and the NVIDIA RTX 3050 GPU. This makes the Gigabyte G5 GD one of the best values value specs-wise you can find in a gaming laptop.
Villman – PHP 46,995
Now there are so many great value and amazing laptops in this price category, so we couldn’t just leave them out of the list. All the laptops mentioned in the Top 10 just had a little edge over our honorable mentions but to be brutally honest, the laptops below could’ve easily also made the Top 10 list as they are all still great buys at this price point.
Acer Swift 3
- 13.5” QHD IPS | Intel Core i7-1165G7 | 8GB RAM | 512GB SSD | Intel Iris Xe
- Villman: PHP 49,999
Acer Nitro 5
- 15.6” FHD 144Hz | Intel Core i5-11400H | 8GB RAM | 512GB SSD | RTX 3050, 4GB
- Shopee: PHP 49,180
Lenovo Ideapad Gaming 3 / 3i
- 15.6” FHD 165Hz | Intel Core i5-11320H or AMD Ryzen 5 5600H | 8GB RAM | 512GB SSD | RTX 3050 or 3050Ti, 4GB
- Complink (Ideapad Gaming 3 w/ RTX 3050Ti): PHP 49,999
- Villman (Ideapad Gaming 3 w/ RTX 3050): PHP 47,995
- Villman (Ideapad Gaming 3i w/ RTX 3050): PHP 47,995
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 Pro
- 14″ 2.8K | Intel Core i5-11320H |8GB RAM | 512GB SSD | Intel Iris Xe
- DataBlitz: PHP 47,995
Lenovo Yoga 6
- 13.3” FHD | AMD Ryzen 5 5500U | 8GB RAM | 512GB SSD | AMD Radeon
- Complink: PHP 46,999 (on sale)
- DataBlitz: PHP 46,995 (on sale)
ASUS TUF DASH F15
- 15.6” FHD IPS 144Hz | Intel Core i5-11300H | 8GB RAM | 512GB SSD | RTX 3050, 4GB
- PCExpress: PHP 49,995
ASUS Vivobook Slate 13 OLED
- 13.3” FHD Touch | Intel Pentium N6000 | 8GB RAM | 128GB SSD
- included Detachable Keyboard Stand and Stylus Pen
- Lazada: PHP 44,995
MSI Modern 14
- 14” FHD | AMD Ryzen 7 5700U | 16GB RAM | AMD Radeon | 512GB SSD
- Shopee: PHP 46,999
- 14″ FHD | Intel Core i7-1195G7 | 16GB RAM | 512GB SSD | Intel Iris Xe
- DataBlitz: PHP 49,995
We truly hope that our pretty extensive list of the best laptops under PHP 50,000 has helped you in making your next laptop purchase. Leave us a comment on which is your favorite or if there are any other laptops below 50k that you would recommend!