Since remote working is looking like it will be a permanent part of our future, it’s wise to invest in laptops that can keep up with your workload. Whether you’re a student or a professional, looking for a great laptop makes all the difference. It depends on your purpose for using one but a great laptop should run smoothly and let you do multiple things at once without slowing down. It should also have long battery life, bonus if it has fast-charging features. The storage should be big enough for your specific purpose and it should be equipped with HD resolution so it’s easy on the eyes as much as possible. And finally, if you’re planning on bringing it with you everywhere, it should be light.
Here are a few great laptops for every budget:
Lenovo IdeaPad 330 14-inches
For a laptop that’s functional and boasts of specs that will meet your evolving needs, Lenovo IdeaPad 330 is well worth considering. With this laptop’s Intel Core processing and advanced graphics options, you can watch movies, play games, and work with ease. The battery is not bad for its price too, it promises 6 hours of battery life and fast charging that will help you make the most of your time.
The Lenovo IdeaPad 330 comes in Platinum Grey, Mint Green, and Midnight Blue finish.
- 8th Gen Intel Quad Core i7-8550U to Intel Celeron dual-core N4000
- Windows 10 Home
- NVIDIA MX 130; AMD Radeon™ 530
- 14-inch HD/FHD display
- 4 GB to 16 GB Intel memory
- Up to 1TB storage
- Weight: Starts at 2.1kg
The Lenovo IdeaPad 330 starts at P14,995 and is available at authorized select Lenovo concept stores and resellers.
When it comes to affordable but functional laptops, you can trust ASUS to produce one of the best. The ASUS E406SA is perfect for students and young professionals who are on the go. The 14-inch laptop weighs just over 1kg and won’t be too heavy in your bag. It is also powered by a quad-core Intel processor and has a NanoEdge display providing users with more screen space.
The ASUS E406SA comes in Star Grey, Pearl White, and Iris Blue finish.
- Intel Atom Z3775 (Up to 2.39Ghz) N3710/N3700 Processor
- Windows 10 S/Windows 10 Home
- Integrated Intel HD Graphics
- 4GB RAM
- 0-inch LED-backlit HD/FHD
- Up to 128GB storage
- Weight: 1.3kg
Lenovo IdeaPad 320
Aside from the IdeaPad 320 being on the affordable side, it’s also a great laptop choice for everyday browsing and streaming. It’s practical, simple, and will handle any task with ease. This laptop gives you a gadget that has 8GB RAM, advanced graphics power, and a screen with brilliant resolution all packed ina a simple 15-inch slimline laptop.
It comes in 6 finishes: Platinum Grey, Onyx Black, Blizzard White, Denim Blue, Plum Purple, and Coral Red.
- Up to Intel Pentium Quad Core N4200 Processor
- Windows 10 Home
- Intel Integrated Graphics; AMD Radeon 530
- 15-inch HD/FHD anti-glare
- Up to 8GB memory
- 128GB up to 2TB storage
The Lenovo IdeaPad 320 starts at P22,000 and is available at authorized select Lenovo concept stores and resellers.
Acer Swift 3
For a laptop with its price, the Acer Swift 3 has impressive qualities. Its screen is free from huge bezels and its battery power lets you use it for a full day of work and entertainment for up to 16 hours. It’s also equipped with processors that deliver great performance and better graphics for smoother gaming and editing. It isn’t exactly the slimmest laptop around but it makes up for its above-average specs.
- Intel Core i5
- Windows 10 Home
- NVIDIA GeForce MX150
- 14-inch FHD LED
- 8GB memory
- 256GB storage
- Weight: 1.80kg
- Embedded fingerprint reader, wake on voice
The Acer Swift 3 starts at P27,000 and is available at authorized Acer concept stores and resellers.
HP Pavilion x360 Convertible
The HP Pavilion x360 Convertible line has laptops that will delivery your every whether you’re a student or professional. This laptop can bend 360-degrees depending on your activity at the moment. It could be flipped in reverse for playing games, used as a tablet for drawing, or put in tent mode for enjoying movies.
Depending on the model you choose, the HP Pavilion x360 comes in Natural Silver, Forest Teal, Warm Gold, and Pale Gold finish.
- Intel Core i3
- Windows 10
- Intel UHD Graphics 620
- 14-inch diagonal FHD IPS anti-glare WLED-backlit touch screen
- 4 GB RAM
- Up to 1 TB storage
- Weight: 1.59kg
The HP Pavilion x360 starts at P49,990 and is available online at the official HP Lazada page or at authorized HP concept stores, and HP reseller outlets.
Dell XPS 13
Enjoy an almost bezel-free screen thanks to the XPS 13’s InfinityEdge. Partnered with the screen’s stunning 4K Ultra HD resolution, the unit is easily one of the best laptops for gaming, editing, and watching movies. It’s small enough to fit most bags and light enough you can bring it anywhere. It also gives you almost 17 plus hours of battery life while streaming movies or using apps.
- 10th Generation Intel Core i5-i7
- Windows 10 Home or Pro
- Intel UHD up to Intel Iris Plus Graphics
- 4-inch touch/non-touch display; FHD/4K UHD InfinityEdge
- 8 GB to 16 GB RAM
- Up to 1TB hard drive
- Weight: Starts at 1.27kg
- Fingerprint button, voice-activated
The Dell XPS 13 starts at $1,099 or roughly P55,650. Visit and contact these authorized Dell retailers in the Philippines for more information.
The new MacBook Air boasts of a 100% recycled aluminum in its closure and 100% recycled tin making it the greenest Mac ever. It also features a bigger trackpad and a Magic Keyboard initially only found on MacBook Pro’s 16-inch model. The MacBook Air comes with a battery that lasts up to more than 11 hours of unplugged usage and processors with up to twice the performance. It has a colorful Retina display and speakers with 25% more volume.
MacBook Air comes in Gold, Space Gray, and Silver finish.
- 1GHz dual-core Intel Core i3-i5, Turbo Boost up to 3.5GHz,
- MacOS operating system
- Intel Iris Plus Graphics
- 3-inch LED-backlit display with IPS technology; True Tone technology
- 8GB to 16 GB memory
- Up to 2TB storage
- Weight: 1.29kg
- Touch ID sensor, Magic Keyboard, Touchbar
MacBook Pro 16-inches
The MacBook Pro is the most powerful notebook Apple has ever made. It comes with impressive processors and next-generation graphics – a laptop fully equipped for gaming and heavy-duty video editing. It has a six-speaker sound system and studio-quality mics, the best speakers yet in a MacBook. The nearly bezel-free screen has a stunning Retina display that shows brilliant and clear true-to-life colors. This laptop might be the best there is in the market at the moment.
MacBook Pro 16-inches comes in Space Gray and Silver finish.
- 6GHz 6‑core Intel Core i7, Turbo Boost up to 4.5GHz; 2.3GHz 8‑core Intel Core i9, Turbo Boost up to 4.8GHz
- MacOS operating system
- 16‑inch (diagonal) LED‑backlit display with IPS technology; Wide color (P3); True Tone
- AMD Radeon Pro 5300M to 5500M graphics
- 16GB memory configurable up to 64GB
- Configurable up to 8TB storage
- Weight: 2.0kg
- Touch ID sensor, Magic Keyboard, Touch Bar
Which other laptops do you think should belong to this list?