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5 Sleek Ultrabooks You Can Buy in the Philippines (Part 2)




Back in June, we provided you a list of five sleek ultrabooks you can buy locally. Now we’re approaching the end of the year, we’re updating that list with five more new ultrabooks.

Note: List is arranged by price (at the time of writing) from lowest to highest.

Razer Blade Stealth

First up is the Razer Blade Stealth which sports a 12.5″ IGZO display, Intel Core i7-6500U, Intel HD Graphics 520, 8GB RAM, and Windows 10. There’s Wi-Fi 802.11ac and Bluetooth 4.1 onboard, plus two USB 3.0 and USB Type-C port with support for Thunderbolt 3. It works with the Razer Core should you wish to plug in an external GPU for gaming.

Razer Blade Stealth specs:
12.5-inch IGZO multi-touch QHD / UHD display
3.1GHz Intel Core i7-6500U CPU
Intel HD Graphics 520
8GB LPDDR3 RAM
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth 4.1
Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C)
2x USB 3.0
2MP webcam
HDMI 1.4b
Stereo speakers
3.5mm headphone/mic combo
Array mic
Chrome anti-ghosting backlit keyboard
Windows 10
321 x 206 x 13.1 mm
1.25 kg

Price:
Php53,990 (QHD / 128GB)
Php64,990 (QHD / 256GB)
Php75,990 (UHD / 256GB)
Php86,990 (UHD / 512GB)
See listing here.

Acer Swift 7

Next is the Acer Swift 7 which boasts a 9.98mm thin body. It’s powered by an Intel Core i5-7Y54 which is the successor to the Core m5 Skylake Y-series. Despite being branded as a Core i chip, its performance is not in the same class as the true Core i series.

Acer Swift 7 key specs:
13.3-inch Full HD IPS display
Intel Core i5-7Y54 1.20GHz Processor (4M Cache, up to 3.20GHz)
Intel HD Graphics 615
8GB LPDDR3 RAM
256GB SSD
WiFi 2T2R 802.11ac MU-MIMO
2x USB 3.1 Type-C port
9-hour battery life
9.98mm thick
1.1kg
Windows 10
Price: Php64,992 See listing here.

HP Spectre 13

If you want an ultrabook that’s not only powerful but looks elegant and premium as well, then look no further than the HP Spectre 13. It boasts a 10.4mm, 2.45 lbs body made of metal and carbon fiber with design cues taken from jewelry. There’s a 13.30inch display, Core i5 or i7 CPUs, 8GB RAM, and up to 512GB SSD.

HP Spectre 13-V104TU specs:
13.3″ diagonal FHD IPS UWVA BrightView Corning Gorilla Glass WLED-backlit
2.7GHz Intel Core i7-7500U CPU
Intel HD Graphics 520
8GB LPDDR3-1866 SDRAM
512GB PCIe NVM M.2 SSD
HP TrueVision HD Webcam with Dual Digital Microphone
Intel 802.11ac (2×2) Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.2 Combo
Bang & Olufsen with 2 speakers
HP Imagepad with multi-touch gesture support
1x USB 3.1 Type-C Gen 1
2x USB 3.1 Type-C Gen 2 (HP USB Boost, Thunderbolt)
1 headphone/microphone combo
Windows 10
4-cell 38 Wh Li-ion polymer battery (9 hours, 45 minutes)
12.8 x 9.03 x 0.41 in
2.45 lb

Price:
Php79,990 (Core i5-6200U / 128GB)
Php89,988 (Core i7-7500U / 512GB)
See listing here.

ASUS ZenBook 3

ASUS has a new ultrabook in the market, and rival to the Apple MacBook, in the form of the ZenBook 3. It packs a 12.5-inch display, Core i7 CPU, 16GB RAM, and 512GB storage, all housed in an 11.9mm thin yet premium body. You can read our review about it here.

ASUS ZenBook 3 UX390UA specs:
12.5-inch (16:9) LED-backlit FHD (1920×1080) 60Hz Glare Panel with 72% NTSC
Intel Core i7-7500U Processor
Integrated Intel HD Graphics 520
16GB LPDDR3 2133MHz SDRAM
512GB M.2 SATA
Wi-Fi 802.11 ac (WIDI Support)
Bluetooth
Illuminated Chiclet Keyboard
VGA webcam
Combo audio jack
USB 3.1 Type-C
ASUS SonicMaster Premium Technology
Fingerprint scanner
Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
296 x 191.2 x 11.9 mm
910 g
2-year ASUS Global Warranty
Price: Php79,995

Apple MacBook Pro (2016)

Apple launched the new MacBook Pro last month. Aside from the upgraded internals, it also comes with a new feature called Touch Bar with Touch ID (except for the entry-level model) which is an OLED strip that also acts as a secondary display. It comes in two screen sizes and multiple configurations.

Apple MacBook Pro (2016) key specs:
Intel Core i5 / i7 processor
8GB / 16GB 2133MHz memory
256GB / 512GB PCIe-based SSD1
Intel Iris Graphics 540 / Radeon Pro 455 with 2GB memory
Thunderbolt 3 ports
Touch Bar and Touch ID

Price:
Php83,990 (13-inch / Core i5 / 256GB)
Php99,990 (13-inch / Core i5 / 256GB / Touch Bar)
Php109,990 (13-inch / Core i5 / 512GB / Touch Bar)
Php133,990 (15-inch / Core i7 / 256GB / Touch Bar)
Php153,990 (15-inch / Core i7 / 512GB / Touch Bar)

What do you guys think of the ultrabooks mentioned above? If you have anything to add to the list, let us know in the comments below.



This article was written by Louie Diangson, Managing Editor of YugaTech. You can follow him at @John_Louie.

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3 Responses

  1. sensespeak says:

    How about a list of ~affordable ultrabooks sir? Thank you! I’m planning to buy one po sana

  2. edzern says:

    How about dell 7460? I own one and i liked it! Bought it at electroworld for 42k. Just sharing.

  3. Joe says:

    “5 Sleek Ultrabooks in the Philippines that You Cannot Buy”… lol

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