Hands-on: Haibook LGS30 Netbook for Php9,499

Netbooks have almost lost all of its charm as better and faster portable laptops have replaced them in the Php20k price category. Yet, we think there’s still some room for them left as their price category drops below the Php10,000 mark. The Haibook LGS30 netbook is among the few ones left.

The Haibook LGS30 looks like your typical netbook — it comes with a 10.2-inch LCD screen (1024×600 pixel resolution), an Atom-based processor and Windows 7 Starter OS.

While the chip is actually quite dated (released Q3 2011), the Atom D2500 is pretty capable with a 1.87GHz dual-core processor with support for RAM of up to 4GB.

The plastic body feels solid over-all although the glossy finish on the lid and the thick body seemed a bit of a turn-off.

The netbook comes complete with connectivity and ports — 2 USB ports, 1 VGA port, LAN port, audio/mic ports and an SD card slot.

The keyboard looks a bit cramped, the individual keys are a little stiff and the trackpad, while sensitive, is also narrow. The left and right click buttons are separated, flushed towards the edge and somewhat creaky.

The design and build quality of this model reminded us of the early days of the netbook and the MSI Wind series (specifically, the MSI Wind U100 from back in 2008).

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Where the Haibook obviously lack is the amount of default RAM installed which is just 1GB. We were expecting at least 2GB.

Here’s the complete specifications of the netbook.

Haibook LGS30 specs:
10.2-inch LCD display
Intel Atom D2500 1.86GHz dual-core
Intel GMA 3600
WiFi 802.1 b/g/n
Bluetooth 2.1
2 x USB 2.0 ports
1 x VGA port
1 x LAN port
1 x SD card slot
2200mAh 3-cell Li-Ion Battery
Windows 7 Starter

We also noticed the netbook only has 160GB of HDD storage which is slightly below the usual 250GB to 500GB we’ve seen in other remaining netbooks in the market.

The Habook’s LCD screen has a matte finish which helps prevent excess glare on the display although that also slightly reduces the brightness.

Windows Experience Index (WEI) for the netbook is set at 3.2 for the processor, 4.5 for the RAM, 5.9 for Graphics (3.2 for Gaming) and 5.1 for the HDD.

The Haibook LGS30 is being sold by Lazada for Php9,499 which is bundled with a Rapoo 1190 wireless optical mouse and Creative SB A35 speakers. You can check out the listing here.

Editor’s Note: We are giving away this review unit to readers so check back here in a few hours for the details.

Abe is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of YugaTech. You Can follow him on Twitter @abeolandres.

24 Responses

  1. Justine Remosura says:

    Pwede bang I upgrade yung Ram? Ilan yung Max supported ram? Sagot naman po sa nakakaalam or kung cnong nakabili na need ko kc to sa school…

  2. haruhi says:

    gud day! saan po kaya makakabili ng charger ng ganitong brand? nawawala po kc charger ko eeh,,
    thanks much in advanced po! :)

  3. Nettiebella says:

    Planning to buy the haibook air, pag ba sinabing Windows 7 trial version, un ba ung Starter?

  4. duothinker says:

    maganda po ba itong haibook? uhm? as in convenient ba siyang gamitin? sirain? maganda ba specs niya? battery life? life span kaya neto? SULIT ba siya? nde ka ba magsisisi kapag binili to?

    respect my questions.. tnx

  5. copyCatDroid says:

    a macbook air copycat

    haibook air sold at lazada


  6. Timmy says:

    ask ko lang po kung meron na pong kasamang speakers sa laptop mismo … parang nakakabitin po pag walang speakers na kasama, panget pag nanonood ng movies

  7. tin says:

    matibay po ba ang haibook??

  8. HaiBuhay says:

    sino meron nito? baka meron may alam pa ano access yung bios menu. tia.

    • Xedric says:

      I got this product for 2978 with freebies at LAZADA. ahahaha.. Oh! I love LAZADA…

      upon turning on the laptop, keep tapping F2 especially around 1 sec before the HAIBOOK logo appears and you’ll be on the BIOS setup.. :)

    • Xedric says:

      Also, this netbook does rock, :) and PS. this is the first netbook i ever encounter having a deskop PC version of the processor.. on a netbook. hahahahaha

  9. Pat says:

    Is this given away already sir abe? :)

  10. wew says:

    oi @abuzalzal bagay sau to oh cherry mobile version na laptop hahaha kawawa ka naman kase hanggang comp shop(using windows PC) lang tas 30mins lang sa isang araw tsk tsk

  11. psionicd says:

    This unit looks exactly like my 2+ years old optima op2-e netbook. Got it for about 13k with a free broadband stick with 10 hours per month internet valid for 2 years. Mine is still ok since I don’t use it much but I’ve been having an issue with its touchpad (synaptics i think). The provided charger also causes ghost touches on your OTG enabled android phone if you connect your android phone to it via USB (enable show touches). The netbook seems pricey in today’s market since more popular brands offer better specs for only P1k more, 2GB RAM 320GB HDD.

  12. kotetsu says:

    “Haibook”? Now that reminds me of the “Haipad” Android tablet. I have a sneaking suspicion that this is made by the same OEM who made the “Haipad” Android tablets.

  13. Justin says:

    Intel Atom?!?… ewww!

  14. annalopez says:

    mas okey pong gamitin

  15. rem_fmed says:

    This netbook is sufficient for School works.

  16. wafumet says:

    How to get that Sir Abe? Will wait for your post :D

  17. Cuaki says:

    Pwede na yan sa windows 8?

    • suigeneris says:

      Parang hindi yata. As far as I know, the minimum resolution is 1366 x 768 for windows 8. i could be wrong though.

    • kotetsu says:

      You can install Windows 8 on it as long as this netbook supports 1024×768 resolution, just like most Intel Atom netbooks out there. You can run those “Modern Apps” but the experience won’t be good because it’ll be stretched out on the screen (4:3 resolution on a 16:10 screen).

  18. wew says:

    pwede to sa mga elementary students na kailangan ng laptop,kaso sa tingin ko mas pipiliin pa rin nila ang tablet since di naman nila maxado kailangan ng desktop applications

  19. Iyan Sommerset says:

    Been looking for a 10/11″ netbook to lug around whenever I have to do presentations. This one doesn’t quite seem to cut it but it’s nice to know they’re going below the 5-digit mark now.

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