New ASUS laptops get local pricing

New ASUS laptops get local pricing

ASUS has just announced a plethora of new laptops yesterday, and we are now finally getting their local pricing and availability at an event here in Manila.

We got word of price points for three of the Taiwanese company’s newest laptops during the ASUS event tonight, coincidingly also the local launch for the ASUSPRO B9440UA business laptop and a few new AiO PCs.

The VivoBook S will have a starting price of Php44,995 for the following specs:


  • 15.6-inch Full HD IPS display
  • 7th Gen Intel Core i5 / i7 processor
  • NVIDIA GeForce 940MX GPU
  • 256GB / 1TB HDD + 256GB SSD
  • 8GB RAM
  • Fingerprint sensor w/ Windows Hello

The VivoBook Pro will sport price tags starting at Php74,995 with these configurations:

  • 7th Gen Intel Core i5 / Core i7 processor
  • NVIDIA GeForce MX150 / GeForce GTX 1050 GPU
  • 16GB DDR4 RAM
  • 512GB SSD
  • Full HD IPS display

Meanwhile, the multi-faceted ZenBook Flip S will be in local stores starting at Php84,995:

  • Intel Core i7 processor
  • 16GB LPDDR3 2133MHz RAM
  • 512GB PCIe 3.0 SSD
  • Full HD IPS touchscreen

The multimedia powerhouse ZenBook Pro will sport price tags starting at Php104,995:

  • 7th Gen Intel Core i5 / i7 H-series processor
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti GPU
  • 512GB / 1TB PCIe 3.0 x4 SSD
  • 16GB RAM DDR4 2400MHz RAM
  • Full HD / 4K UHD touchscreen

All of these laptops will be arriving in the Philippines starting this Q3 (July) in ASUS stores and authorized distributors and dealers. While waiting for these machines to arrive in a few months time, you can read our first impressions straight from Taiwan by clicking on the links above.

Get in touch with Carl at @lamielcarl on Twitter or visit his website for more updates!

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21 Responses

  1. wew says:

    The ASUS VivoBook S starts from USD 499 or just about Php25k when converted, tapos pag sa pinas naging Php45k ang base model?

    • Jackpot says:

      Kaya nga eh, kalokohan talaga ng Asus. Kala ko natuto na sa pagkakamali nila Zenphone 3.

    • Freeman says:

      I have the same question.
      Base on their announcement yesterday its only USD 499 for the base models.
      Kung mag aadd naman sila masyado naman atang napalaki?
      But anyways, for now we just want to know if the price of the devices is for their base models?
      I hope you answer, Sir Carl.

    • hahahaha.. patungan ba naman ng halos doble sa srp.. kaya tayo napag iiwanan sa gadgets eh..

    • CocoJam says:

      Hahahaha.., my thoughts exactly. Anong nangyari sa 25k? Kahit 30k pwede pang isisi sa tax and other duties.

    • Raphiduz says:

      Oo nga Sir. Binalita nila yan nun nakaraan araw na almost 25K lang pag na-convert un price dito sa Pinas. Naging doble yun presyo. Kanila na lang yang mga laptop na yan, may mga alternative laptops from other brand naman siguro na mas affordable kesa sa new Asus laptops na may kaparehong specs.

    • sorbetes says:

      oo nga. sobra namang ung patong.

    • Disappointed says:

      Grabe almost doble? Ganito na ba talaga si ASUS ngayon malaki ang difference sa launch SRP sa actual? I understand there are taxes and duties etc etc but almost twice the price is way way too much. Dapat base model nyan nasa 30k lang. Sayang parang hinahype lang only to find out sobrang mas mahal ang actual. I’m actually looking forward to this kaso…. tsk tsk.

    • Because the Core i3 version is not coming to PH. Models to be available will have the Core i5 or Core i7.

    • Andre says:

      Yeah, I figured something like this would happen. It’s hard to trust direct dollar-to-peso conversions until meron nang official local price. Mahirap nang mapaasa tapos male-letdown din e.

      I wonder why there’s such a huge difference in price, though? Nakaka-curious tuloy

    • Disappointed says:

      Even if we say that the base model is the i3 at 499USD say let’s peg it at 30k Php and not 25k, the additional 15k doesn’t justify the upgrade to the i5 UNLESS they put the max 16GB RAM(assuming i3 has 4GB) and put in an SSD or 940MX as GPU. Ewan ko ha, parang malaki talaga e. Siguro let’s wait for the actual specs ng i5 kasi puro UP TO ang PR ni ASUS.

  2. Easy E says:

    WOW na WOW sa vivo book S ha.
    Yung base price daw na USD499 (Php25k) anyare? Halos dumoble ang presyo (Php45k) pagdating dito?
    Malaking good luck sa ASUS.

  3. Easy E says:

    WOW na WOW sa vivo book S ha.
    Yung base price daw na USD499 (Php25k) anyare? Halos dumoble ang presyo (Php45k) pagdating dito?
    Malaking good luck sa ASUS.

  4. K L says:

    ikr hinahanap ko yung 25k+ base, kahit mga 30k.. laki naman ng patong, eh 0% naman duties and taxes dahil may information technology agreement naman.. wews

  5. archie says:

    Mga bossing writers, launched na daw ang almost no bezel essential phone. Baka may contacts kayo kay andy rubin, pakitanong na lang kung may balak siyang dalhin yun sa asia unlike google pixel. Thanks.

  6. Rommel A says:

    Ang laki ng tinaas ng price sa Pinas ang Vivobook S eh sa media release equivalent ng 25K pero Php44.9K na dito? Malaki tax sa atin or what?

  7. Wow says:

    Yes wew. I was also expecting na nasa 30k plus lang. Anong nangyari sa conversion? Kahit patungan pa ng tariff and kung ano anong tax sobra naman 45k. Almost twice na yung price.

  8. viperkid says:

    ouch for VivoBook S. base model core i3(?) for 45k?! overpriced again (MSI-ECS distributor). for sure, they will again choose the non backlit keyboard variant. 40k up laptops should come wd backlit keyboards. better choice will be dell inspiron 7460, 7th gen core i5, 940MX 2gb GDDR5, 500gb HDD + 128GB SSD and better 720p HD camera instead of d VGA cam of VivoBook S. add touchscreen to ds VivoBook S, then i will choose asus even they add additional 2k.

  9. yoyoma says:

    All overpriced.

  10. damarkcus says:

    Lahat ng ASUS Distributors map IONTECH o MSI-ECS mga Ganid kahit lagyan mo ng tax hindi dapat ganito presyo nito

  11. viperkid says:

    d updated article which now mentions i5 7th gen, SSD, 8gb ram, 940mx and fingerprint reader for d VivoBook S already justifies d 45k price. ds is now a better buy to my other choice, dell 7460.

    upcoming hp envy 13 2017 edition wd nvidia mx150 (they say it is a mobile GT1030) will be VivoBook S’ fierce competitor. i hope hp brings d variant wd touchscreen.

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