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Laptops have become a necessary tool in the modern world, especially in this post-new normal where work from home and online learning have become the norm. However, getting a laptop doesn’t always mean having to shell out a huge amount of money.
Depending on your computing needs, you probably don’t need a lot of power if all your doing is writing essays, researching topics, watching Netflix, and computing on a spreadsheet.
Here are some of the best budget laptops under or around PHP 25,000 that you can get right now:
Disclaimer: The computers mentioned in this list fit the budget limit of Php25k at the time this video was produced. Prices may vary with time through discounts or sales.
Asus Vivobook X515MA-BR419W
This laptop also comes with Windows 11 Home out of the box. It is powered by the Intel Celeron N4020 processor (like most of the laptops on this list), and comes in a clean slate grey finish.
This model is configured with 4GB of DDR4 memory, and comes pre-installed with a 128GB M.2 SSD for its operating system and a 1TB HDD for memory.
There is another m.2 slot for those interested.
It’s also the first on this list to feature a 15.6-inch HD display.
The Vivobook X515MA will set you back PHP 22,995.oo 35 from PCexpress.
Lenovo IdeaPad Slim 1i 14IJL7 82LV0046PH
The Lenovo IdeaPad Slim 1i is an affordable laptop option with a slim and light design.
It features an Intel Celeron N4500 processor and a 14-inch HD display for a decent viewing experience.
It comes with 4GB of DDR4 memory, soldered into the motherboard. Although there is an additional slot which is expandable, allowing for dual-channel.
We also get a 256GB m.2 SSD preinstalled.
We also get a card reader on this one, as the laptop should be good-enough for light photo editing.
With an SRP of PHP 21,995.00, this isn’t a bad start for a budding content creator on a budget.
Asus the VivoBook Go 15 E510KA-BR289W
The Asus VivoBook Go 15 provides a 15.6-inch HD display experience. It comes with an Intel Celeron N4500 processor and a good-enough 256GB of m.2 SSD storage.
It comes with 4GB of DDR4 RAM on board, and features a chicklet keyboard with backlight and a numpad.
It’s operating system is Windows 11 Home out of the box, and should be more than enough for general office productivity.
It’s available from Villman for PHP 21,995.00 and it comes with a free backpack.
This Asus model features an 11.6-inch HD touch display because, hear me out, it’s a 2-in-1! It’s powered by an Intel Celeron N4500 processor, ensuring decent performance for daily tasks.
It comes with Windows 10 Pro out of the box and I believe it’s a pretty nifty iPad alternative for students or parents on a tight budget.
We get 4GB of DDR4 RAM, and 64GB of eMMC storage but storage is expandable via m.2 SSD of up to 1TB capacities.
Now this isn’t my first choice, but if I was a kid in school and I saw my classmate role up with one of these, I’d definitely turn my head.
The ASUS BR1100FKA is available from Villman for PHP 21,995.00 and it comes with a pouch and a stylus.
Acer Aspire 3 A315-35-C6GV
The Acer Aspire 3 C6GV offers a full 15.6-inch FHD display (the first FHD panel on this list) for sharp and clear visuals. It’s powered by an Intel Celeron N4500 processor and offers a good balance between performance and price.
With 4GB of DDR4 memory (upgradable to 16GB), and a 25GGB SSD preinstalled with a free slot for a 1TB HDD. As well as, Windows 11 Home;
The Acer Aspire 3 A315 (C6GV) will set you back PHP 21,499.00 21
This HP laptop is powered by an Intel Celeron N4120 processor and comes with a 14-inch HD display. It has a sleek and natural silver design, making it a stylish addition to your daily grind.
Like most on this list it comes with 4GB of DDR4 memory and 256GB of m.2 SSD storage. This is also the Intel counterpart to the Ryzen 3 HP 14s from the beginning of the list.
We also get an SD card reader on this one.
The HP 14s will set you back PHP 21,490.00
HP 14S-FQ1097AU (58Y80PA)
Alternatively if you want more processing power and are willing to stretch your budget out a bit more, the HP 14S comes in an AMD configuration! The HP 14S -FQ1097AU (58Y80PA).
This laptop is just like the one above it but with an AMD Ryzen 3 processor, offering great performance for your daily computing needs.
It also runs on Windows 11 Home out of the box and will set you back PHP 25,990.oo 16
CHUWI CoreBook Pro
Chuwi, a Chinese laptop manufacturer makes it to this list with their CoreBook Pro which comes with a 13-inch 2K IPS display, providing superior clarity and wide viewing angles. This laptop has the highest resolution display on this list albeit in a smaller 13-inches.
I’ll tell you what though, it’s subjectively also the sleekest laptop on this list for its aluminum-magnesium alloy chassis, which results in very good portability.
It comes with an Intel Core i3-6157U processor, 8GB of DDR4 RAM, and 25gGB of SSD storage; offering more than enough performance for everyday productivity tasks.
It ships with Windows 10 out of the box but this shouldn’t be the biggest deal, taking to consideration the specs you get out of it versus everything else on this list.
Reliability should be the main concern here as CHUWI is a relatively new player to the space.
The CHUWI Corebook Pro has been seen with a price tag of PHP 20,999.00 10
Acer Extensa EX215-31-C0F9
The Acer Extensa offers a 15.6-inch HD display and is powered by an Intel Celeron N4020 Processor. With a sleek black design, it’s a solid choice for everyday computing needs.
It comes with Windows 11 Home out of the box, and is configured with 4GB of RAM and a 256GB SSD for storage.
Overall it’s a relatively good option for basic office productivity tasks at PHP 20,999.00
Lenovo IdeaPad Slim 3i 14IGL05 81WH009TPH
Last but not the least we have another Lenovo IdeaPad, this time the Slim 3i 14IGL05 81WH009TPH
The Lenovo IdeaPad Slim 3i is powered by the same Intel Celeron N4020 processor that’s in most of the laptops on this list. It features a 14-inch HD display, a 256GB m.2 NVMe SSD, 4GB of soldered DDR4 memory. No expandable memory here but we do get a expandable storage via the 2.5-inch SATA slot for either a HDD or SSD.
With its slim design, it’s easy to carry and perfect for on-the-go tasks.
It also comes with Windows 11 Home out of the box for PHP 20,995.00
Remember that these laptops are not meant for heavy tasks such as gaming or video editing, but they are more than capable of handling basic everyday tasks like web browsing, word or excel processing, and video streaming.
With careful consideration of your needs and budget, you’re sure to find a laptop that’s right for you.