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5 Best Budget Notebooks under Php25k

Looking for a decent notebook for school or work but on a tight budget? We collected a list of 5 notebooks from major PC manufacturers to help you out. Have a look at these laptops under Php 25k.

Acer Aspire E


The Acer Aspire E has 5th Generation Intel Core i3 clocked at 2GHz with 4GB of RAM. It has a spacious 1TB of storage so you can keep most of your media files without having the need of external hard drives, unless you’ll consume the 1TB quickly. The screen is a 14-inch TFT LCD with a resolution of 1366×768 pixels. It comes with Windows 10 out of the box.

The best thing about this laptop is that it comes in 5 color namely Cotton White, Coral Pink, Ocean Blue, Denim Blue, and Tropical Yellow. It’s currently listed on Villman for Php 24,984 w/ a free Smart Bro 4G Pocket Wi-Fi promotion until the end of the year.

Acer Aspire E E5-473 specifications:
14-inch HD (1366×768 pixels) Acer CineCrystal LED-backlit TFT LCD
Intel Core i3-5005U Processor (3M Cache, 2.00GHz)
Intel HD Graphics 5500
8X DVD-Super Multi double-layer drive



The ASUS X series comes with a 4th Generation Intel i3 chipset running at 1.7GHz and 4GB of RAM. While it may have last year’s processor, this particular model has a dedicated 2GB NVIDIA GeForce 930M GPU for better graphic performance. Display is a standard 14-inch HD LED display and storage is only at 500GB.

It ships with Windows 10 and has a 2-year Global Warranty from ASUS. It retails for Php 24,984 from Villman.

ASUS X455LF-WX055T specifications:
14-inch HD (1366×768 pixels) LED-backlit display
Intel Core i3-4005U Processor (3M Cache, 1.70 GHz)
Super-Multi DVD-ROM

Dell Inspiron 5442


If you’re looking for a serious looking laptop for business, the Dell Inspiron 5442 could be your choice. It sports a 4th Generation Intel Core i3 chipset clocked at 1.7GHz and paired with 4GB of RAM. It has a dual-band 2.4GHz and 5GHz Wi-Fi module which is good for connecting with office networks. It also comes with a McAfee Security Center 15-month subscription. The screen is an LED backlit display measuring at 14 inches with HD resolution.

The downside of this notebook is the lack of a DVD optical drive. If you’re okay with that since DVD drives are rarely used nowadays, you can have the Dell notebook for Php 24,984 w/ Windows 8.1 (upgradable to Windows 10).

Dell Inspiron 5442 specifications:
14-inch HD (1366×768 pixels) LED Backlit Display w/ Truelife
Intel Core i3-4005U Processor (3M Cache, 1.70 GHz)
Intel HD Graphics 4400

HP Notebook 14


If you’re into HP’s design, then you might want to consider the HP Notebook 14. It has a configuration of 5th Generation Intel Core i3 at 2GHz with rather limiting 2GB of RAM. Its display is your usual 14-inch HD with WLED backlighting. It comes with 500GB HDD and has a built-in DVD-ROM.

What’s different here is that it comes with FreeDOS 2.0. You still have to install Windows on your own but because of that, you are free to choose which version of the OS you wish to use. You can also opt for a Linux-based OS if you want to. The HP notebook is listed for Php 22,980.

HP Notebook 14-AC144TU specifications:
14-inch HD (1366 x 768 pixels) BrightView WLED-backlit
Intel Core i3-5005U Processor (3M Cache, 2.00GHz)
Intel HD Graphics 5500
SuperMulti DVD burner

Lenovo IdeaPad G40


Lastly, check out Lenovo IdeaPad G40 notebook. It’s powered by a 4th Generation Intel Core i3 with 2GB of RAM. While the RAM is on the budget side, graphics should be above among other similar chipsets thanks to the dedicated 2GB ATI R5 M230. There’s a 500GB HDD onboard and the display is a 14-inch LED Glare-type display.

Windows 8.1 boots up with the device, so be sure to opt for a free Windows 10 upgrade if you are buying this laptop. SRP for the IdeaPad G40 is Php 24,888.

Lenovo IdeaPad G40-70 5944-1219 specifications:
14-inch HD LED Glare-type display
Intel Core i3-4030U Processor (3M Cache, 1.90 GHz)
DVD SuperMulti

There you have it. Those are 5 budget notebooks or laptops to consider if you have a budget of less than Php 25k. You might have noticed that all of them have a 14-inch HD display and an Intel Core i3 chipset. The two features are very common among budget laptops, so if you are in need of more processing power, you might want to save up more. Notebooks are good investments, be sure to decide properly when purchasing.

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This article was contributed by Daniel Morial, a film school graduate and technology enthusiast. He's the geeky encyclopedia and salesman among his friends for anything tech.

20 Responses

  1. Avatar for help help says:

    Guys patulong naman. Wala kasi akong alam sa laptops. Pwede ba kayong magsuggest ng laptop na 20k or below na maganda ang graphics display? Yung HD. I mean yung parang good for photo editing or yung maganda for watching movies/anime. Saka may magandang memory storage. Maraming salamat.

  2. Avatar for Asus Asus says:

    Asus X455LF-WX113T for 25,995. i3-4005u, 4GB ram, 1TB storage, 2GB Nvidia GeForce 930M, win 10, optical drive.

    Is it worth it?

  3. Avatar for Noobie101 Noobie101 says:

    Mga sirs, ano kaya mas maganda

    1. HP
    AMD A10-9600P
    AMD R7
    28,000 Php

    2. Lenovo
    Intel i3 5005u
    AMD R5 M330
    24,000 Php

    3. Lenovo
    Intel i5 5200u
    AMD R5 M330
    28,000 Php

    Pa-rank naman mga boss.

  4. Avatar for jrobinblog jrobinblog says:

    I’ve been looking for HP NB 14 AC144TU all over the internet and I can’t find a page that has complete details about it. Is this notebook legit?

  5. Avatar for rold rold says:

    Got the Lenovo at Lazada for only 15.5k! thanks to citibank’s promo voucher and lazada’s holiday discount! just waiting for the delivery ^_^ i think this is the best budget laptop that comes with a dedicated graphics card and the new pentium processor 3825u has hyperthreading is at par with Core i3 4th gen

  6. Avatar for Denis Denis says:

    Any laptop that can run dota 2 or starcraft 2 here?

  7. Avatar for unknown unknown says:

    mas ok ung ASUS

  8. Avatar for EASY E EASY E says:

    How about 6th gen i7? I saw a Lenovo ideapad 500-15 for 43k cash. Plus 2k daw for additional 8gb ram (totals 16gbram). Is it OK? Any other brand that has same power?

  9. Avatar for Tyee Tyee says:

    Go the ASUS on but with the i3 5010U – 2.1ghz, nvidia geforce 930M (2gb) – P26.5K

  10. Avatar for ELMO ELMO says:

    Well, I bought mine for 28k. HP-14-d006tx with this specification i3(3M Cache,3rdGen 2.4GHz),500GB HDD,4GB RAM, 14inchHD-TouchScreen, 1GB NVIDIA 820M, Win10, DVDRW. Is it worth it?

  11. Avatar for c c says:

    Wala pa ring i7 na nasa 20k lang? Neo b5700n released years back was sold on sale at around 20k

  12. Avatar for Paul Paul says:

    Good to see that this article recommended at least a Core i3 chip, too many notebooks being released these days with Celeron or Pentium which are actually rebranded Atom netbook processors.


    Recently there are some notebooks that have a Pentium 3825U processor. What’s special about this is that it’s not an Atom rebrand but a Core i3 rebrand; it’s a full-fledged 14nm Broadwell laptop chip with hyperthreading. Villman has the following units with the Pentium 3825U —

    1.) Lenovo 100-14 80RK001HPH 14-inch HD Intel Pentium 3825U/2GB/500GB/1GB NVIDIA GeForce 920M/Windows 10 Home
    2.) Acer E5-473-P3NZ 14-inch WXGA/Pentium 3825U/2GB/500GB/Intel HD/Windows 8.1 BING
    3.) HP 14-AC011TU SILVER 14-inch HD/Pentium 3825U 1.90GHZ/2GB/500GB/Intel HD/DVD/Windows 8.1 BING

    They all come with Windows 8.1/10 and start at 17k, and the Lenovo one even comes with dedicated graphics for 19k. Just add 2k to upgrade the RAM to 4 gigabytes and you’re set for office work and light gaming.

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