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5 of the Best-Looking Laptops of mid-2015




The first half of the year has already come and gone by, and as a part of our usual roundup of all things tech, we compile our 5 of the best-looking laptops that have been launched and are available locally.

Note: The list is arranged in no particular order.

ASUS ZenBook UX305

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Launched back in May, the ASUS ZenBook UX305 flaunts an ultra slim body with a 13.3-inch display. The top shell continues the design language seen from other high-end models and curves outward for an elegant finish. It’s got a good balance of typing space and navigation on its trackpad.

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The device also weighs light at 1.2kgs — this makes it possible to easily bring the laptop anywhere you go. Together with its razor-thin profile, you can just close it, slide it inside your bag, and you’re all ready to go.

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ASUS ZenBook UX305FA specs:
13.3-inch Full HD IPS display @ 1920 x 1080 resolution, 166ppi
Intel Core M-5Y10 dual-core processor
Intel HD graphics 5300
4GB DDR3L RAM
128GB M.2 SSD
Wi-Fi 802.11ac
Bluetooth 4.0
3x USB 3.0
mHDMI out
2-in-1 card reader
720p webcam
Bang and Olufsen ICEpower speakers
45WHr Li-Po battery
324 x 226 x 12.3mm (dimensions)
1.2kg (weight)
Windows 8.1
Price: Php34,995

Read our ASUS ZenBook UX305 Review here.

Microsoft Surface Pro 3

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For productivity on-the-go you can rely on Microsoft’s Surface Pro 3. It’s technically a tablet that aims to be “better than a laptop” as it has the necessary tools to be a full-functioning workstation. The package comes with a Surface Pen and you can also use a multi-position kickstand and Surface Pro 3 Type Cover to take advantage of all its capabilities.

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Microsoft Surface Pro 3 (128GB i5 version) specs:
12” ClearType Full HD Plus, 2160 x 1440. 216ppi
Intel Core i5-4300U
Intel HD Graphics 4400
128GB internal storage
4GB RAM
Wireless: Wi-Fi 802.11ac
Bluetooth 4.0 Low Energy technology
Digital Compass
full-size USB 3.0
microSD card reader
3.5mm Headset jack
Mini DisplayPort
5.0 megapixel rear-facing camera
5.0 megapixel front-facing camera
Stereo microphones
Stereo speakers with Dolby sound
Windows 8.1 Pro
Up to 9 hours of web browsing
11.5” x 7.93” x 0.36”
Price: Php60,000

Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro

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The Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro literally bends over backwards just to be whatever it is you need it to be. You can work on it as a laptop, browse the Internet as a tablet, scribble using its Tent position, and watch videos on its stand. Its hinges were designed to be tough so they could withstand all the swivel.

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In addition to its flexible usage, the device now has a thinner and lighter form factor that makes it the world’s thinnest convertible laptop.

Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro specs:
13.3-inch QHD+ (3200 x 1800) IPS display, 276ppi
Intel integrated graphics
8GB LPDDR3L RAM
512GB SSD
720p webcam
WiFi 802.11 a/c
Bluetooth 4.01
2x USB 3.0
1x DC-in with USB 2.0 function
4-in-1 card reader
micro-HDMI out
Audio combo jack
Integrated JBL stereo speakers w/ Waves Audio
9 hour battery life
Windows 8.1 OS
330 x 228 x 12.8 mm
2.63 lbs
Platinum Silver and Champagne Gold
Price: Php76,995

2015 MacBook Pro

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Known to having a sleek body, the 2015 MacBook Pro continues the company’s legacy of giving its users a sophisticated and elegant form factor that screams to be brought in any occasion. The screen has the usual bezel that’s rather thick but makes the images pop out more due to its Retina display.

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2015 MacBook Pro specs:
15-inch Retina display
2.2GHz Intel Core-i7 quad-core processor (Turbo Boost up to 3.4GHz)
16GB RAM
256GB PCIe-based flash storage
Intel Iris Pro Graphics
Price: 99,990

There is also another configuration with the following specs:

15-inch Retina display
2.5GHz Intel Core-i7 quad-core processor
16GB RAM
512GN PCIe-based flash storage
Intel Iris Pro Graphics
AMD Radeon R9 M370X
2GB GDDR5
Price: 124,990

Dell XPS 13 (2015)

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The XPS 13 is Dell’s lightest and thinnest 13-inch notebook yet, and it’s matched with top-notch material. The chassis is made with machined aluminum that makes it stand out. Taking care of its display is a Corning Gorilla Glass that spans from edge-to-edge.

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Unlike the Macbook Pro’s obvious bezels, the XPS 13 boasts what they call a Virtually Borderless Infinity Display that eliminates the unneeded space for a more enjoyable viewing experience

Dell XPS 13 (2015) specs:
13.3-inch UltraSHarp fHD (1920 x 1080) display
Edge-to-edge Corning Gorilla Glass NBT
Intel Core i7-5500U Processor (3M Cache, up to 3.0 GHz)
Intel HD Graphics 5500
8GB Dual Channel DDR3L-RS 1600Mhz
256GB SSD
WiFi 802.11ac
Bluetooth 4.0
2 x USB 3.0 w/ Powershare
mini DisplayPort
SD card reader
3-in-1 card reader (SD, SDHC, SDXC)
Precision glass touchpad
52 WHr, 4-Cell battery
Windows 8.1 64-bit OS
Height: 9-15mm / Width: 304mm / Depth: 200mm
1.26 kg (weight)
Price: Php74,990
These laptops round up our list. What’s yours?



Kevin Bruce Francisco is the Senior Editor and Video Producer for YugaTech. He's a Digital Filmmaking graduate who's always either daydreaming of traveling or actually going places on his bike. Follow him on Twitter for more tech updates @kevincofrancis.

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3 Responses

  1. c says:

    daming walang spec at price

  2. Kenneth says:

    Mga 15k below naman po :)

  3. Anonymous says:

    You included Macbook Pro but the photo you put was a Macbook (not Macbook Pro).

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