Can you guess what laptops in the Philippines made it to our list this 2018? Here are five of our picks. What’s yours?
The best laptop for everyday use
The 12-inch MacBook has come a long way since its launch in 2015. The latest 2017 edition is a MacBook on steroids: it’s got a long battery life, updated powerful processors, a better keyboard and more—all in a slim, lightweight package.
Why the 12-inch MacBook is a winner
- Thinnest, lightest Mac laptop to date. Carry it in your backpack or take it anywhere, and you won’t notice its weight. Place it on your lap with your legs crossed, and you won’t feel discomfort.
- 10-hour battery life. Yeah, you can use it for an entire work day (minus the OT) on a full charge—and it won’t easily die down in the middle of a presentation even if it’s unplugged.
- Powerful, efficient processors. Under the machine’s hood are seventh-generation Intel Core processors that make MacBook fast enough for everyday tasks like web surfing, launching apps, social media browsing, and video streaming.
- Improved keyboard. Apple tore apart the older MacBook’s super flat keyboard and slapped the newest model with one that feels better and has stronger tactile feedback.
Truly the best 12-inch MacBook yet, and one of the best laptops in the Philippines for 2018.
Apple 12-inch MacBook 256GB key specs:
- Display: 12-inch LED-backlit Retina display with 2304 x 1440 resolution at 226 ppi
- Size (H x W x D): 13.1 x 280.42 x 196.6 mm
- Weight: 0.92 kg
- Processor: 1.2GHz dual-core Intel Core m3, Turbo Boost up to 3.0GHz, with 4MB L3 cache
- Memory: 8GB of 1866MHz LPDDR3
- Storage: 256GB PCIe-based onboard SSD
- Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 615
- Connectivity: 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.2
- Operating system: macOS High Sierra
- Battery: Built-in 41.4-watt-hour lithium-polymer battery (Up to 10 hours wireless web, up to 12 hours iTunes movie playback, and up to 30 days of standby time)
The best laptop for gamers and audiophiles
Surprised to see a Xiaomi on the list of the best laptops in the Philippines? Yup, it’s weird that the Chinese brand stands alongside tech giants like Apple, HP, Dell, and ASUS. But this sleek device has some serious stuff that MacBook Pro fans—or any tech geek for that matter—can’t ignore.
Why the Xiaomi Mi Notebook Pro is a winner
- Powerful graphics card. This Xiaomi notebook has a dedicated graphics card, making it the ideal machine for serious gamers.
- High-tech audio. The Mi Notebook Pro isn’t your average machine in the sound department. Equipped with Dolby Atmos sound tech and two 2.5W Harman Kardon Infinity speakers, this Xiaomi laptop is great for music production, watching videos, and sound tripping.
- A variety of ports. MacBook’s weakness is Xiaomi’s strength—we’re talking about ports here. The Notebook Pro has two USB-C ports, two USB 3.0 ports, a three-in-one SD card reader, and a full-sized HDMI port. No need for adaptors!
With looks and specs comparable to MacBooks, Xiaomi laptops are a great, cheaper option for people with tight budgets.
Xiaomi Mi Notebook Pro key specs:
- Display: 15.6-inch display with 1920 x 1080 resolution at 142 ppi
- Size (H x W x D): 15.9 x 360.7 x 243.6 mm
- Weight: 1.99 kg
- Processor: Intel Core i5-8550U
- Memory: 8GB DDR4 2400MHz
- Storage: 256GB PCIe 4 NVMe SSD
- Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce MX150
- Connectivity: 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.1
- Operating system: Windows 10 Home Chinese Edition
- Battery: 61-watt-hour lithium-polymer battery (Up to 8.5 hours web browsing and up to 9 hours video playback)
The best laptop and tablet in one
Choosing between a laptop and a tablet to buy? Why not both? Get the design and functionality of both mobile devices at the price of one: the HP Pavilion x360 – 14-ba076tx.
Why the HP Pavilion x360 is a winner
- Sophisticated, attractive, and functional design. The convertible HP laptop has a hinge that lets you turn the touchscreen at 360°, so you can hold it up like a tablet. Or you can fold it in a tent mode for playing games or watching movies.
- Huge storage capacity. With its 1TB hard drive, you can save millions of documents, 300,000+ photos, 200,000 songs, and 250 movies.
- Impressive audio quality. If you love listening to music or watching movies on your laptop, this HP laptop is for you. Its HP Audio Boost with smart amplification technology delivers clear, crisp, and rich sound.
HP Pavilion x360 – 14-ba076tx key specs:
- Display: 14-inch Full HD IPS WLED-backlit multitouch-enabled edge-to-edge glass with 1920 x 1080 resolution
- Size (H x W x D): 19.9 x 334.8 x 226.9 mm
- Weight: 1.63 kg
- Processor: Intel Core i7-7500U 2.70 GHz (4MB cache, up to 3.50 GHz)
- Memory: 8GB DDR4-2133 SDRAM
- Storage: 1TB 5400RPM SATA
- Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 940MX (4 GB DDR3 dedicated)
- Connectivity: 802.11b/g/n (1×1), Bluetooth 4.0
- Operating system: Windows 10 Home Single Language 64
- Battery: 3-cell 41-watt-hour Lithium-ion battery (Up to 9.25 hours of battery life)
The best quad-core laptop for speed and performance
If you’re looking for a powerful laptop that can handle your multi-tasking needs, the Dell Inspiron 7472 can give you the best of both worlds: a mighty quad-core processor and a stylish design.
Why the Dell Inspiron 7472 is a winner
- Speedy eighth-gen quad-core processor. Do more with less time using your Dell Inspiron 7472.
- Sturdy, elegant design. The most striking feature of this Dell Inspiron laptop’s screen is its very thin bezel, a refreshing look compared to thicker bezels of other popular laptop brands. Completing the Dell laptop’s premium design are the diamond-shaped edges, a magnesium alloy top inner frame, and a brushed aluminum exterior.
- Powerful graphics card. Like the Xiaomi Mi Notebook Pro, the Dell 7472 laptop has an advanced graphics card, which is perfect for gaming and photo/video editing.
Dell Inspiron 7472 key specs:
- Display: 14-inch Full HD IPS Truelife LED-backlit display with 1920 x 1080 resolution
- Size (H x W x D): 18.95 x 323.3 x 227.1 mm
- Weight: 1.65 kg
- Processor: 8th-generation Intel Core i5-8250U (6MB cache, up to 3.4 GHz)
- Memory: 4GB, DDR4, 2400MHz
- Storage: 500GB 5400 rpm hard drive + 128GB SSD
- Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce MX150 with 2GB GDDR5 graphics memory
- Connectivity: Wireless driver for 802.11ac + Bluetooth 4.1, Dual Band 2.4 & 5 GHz, 2×2
- Operating system: Windows 10 Home (64bit) Single Language English
- Battery: Built-in 42-watt-hour, 3-cell battery
The best value-for-money laptop
Dp you like the internal specs of the HP Pavilion x360 and Dell Inspiron 7472 but want something cheaper? This ASUS X Series laptop fits the bill, as it strikes a balance between performance and price.
Why the ASUS X Series X442UF-FA006T is a winner
Of the five best laptops in the Philippines, this ASUS laptop is the lowest priced—but it doesn’t scrimp on quality and performance. For its price, it’s packed with high-end features such as an Intel Core i7 processor, a whopping 1TB hard drive, and an NVIDIA GeForce graphics card for fast and smooth photo/video editing and gaming.
ASUS X Series X442UF-FA006T key specs:
- Display: 14-inch Full HD with 1920 x 1080 resolution
- Processor: Intel Core i7-8550U 1.8 GHz (8MB cache, up to 4.0 GHz)
- Memory: 4GB DDR4
- Storage: 1TB SATA 5400RPM 2.5′ HDD
- Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce MX130
- Operating system: Windows 10 (64bit)
Apple, Xiaomi, HP, Dell, or ASUS? Which of these best laptops in the Philippines appeal most to you? Can’t decide which one is perfect for you? Chat with us today, and we’re more than happy to help you find the best product and deals!