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So we’ve gathered a list of the best budget laptops you can find under 30,000 pesos. And we didn’t skimp out, either! We made sure to find the best just for you.
Budget Laptops under 30K
So no laptops in this list include a slower processor like an Intel Pentium or Celeron, slower hard drives, 4GB of RAM, or a potato of a display. No, that is just not right!
All laptops in this have at least a faster SSD, 8GB of RAM, an Intel Core or AMD Ryzen processor, and Full HD screens at the very least. Which, honestly, should be the minimum requirement nowadays.
Now let’s quit wasting time and hop on to it!
First, we got the Acer Aspire 3 carrying the Intel Core i3-1115G4 processor, 8GB of DDR4 RAM, and 512GB of SSD storage.
It also features a large 15.6 inch 16:9 Full HD display while weighing just 1.7 kilos.
It also has 3 USB-A ports, an HDMI port, and even an Ethernet RJ-45 port. Just note no USB-C port here.
You can find the Acer Aspire 3 for as low as 28,779 pesos with Windows 11 Home.
Now, if you’re looking for a solid, portable laptop that you can take to work, that can get the job done while not breaking the bank. Then the Lenovo IdeaPad Slim 3 may just be for you.
It packs in the AMD Ryzen 3 5300U processor, Integrated AMD Radeon Graphics, 8GB of RAM, and 512GB of SSD storage.
Its display is also a nice middle ground being a 14-inch Full HD display. It runs Windows 11 out of the box and weighs just 1.6kg.
The Lenovo Ideapad Slim 3 can be had for as low as 28,995 pesos.
TECNO has been a fairly newcomer here in the Philippines with their smartphones, and now they’ve introduced their first laptop with the TECNO MEGABOOK T1.
It also seems like a pretty great value since it comes with an Intel Core i5-10400F processor that has six total cores, 8GB of RAM, and 512GB of SSD Storage.
But what truly stands out is its build and design as it carries a large 15.6 inch Full HD display, is only 14.8mm thin and 1.48 kilos in weight, and is made out of premium aluminum.
It also has a fairly large battery with 70wH that is said to give up to 17.5 hours of battery life, and charging it up is a breeze with its portable 65W GaN charger.
It carries a wide range of ports as well, including 3 USB-A ports, 2 USB-C ports, 1 HDMI port, one audio jack, 1TF card reader, and a reset port.
If you have a TECNO smartphone, you can also sync with the MEGABOOK T1 with TECNO LINK for multi-screen collaboration and files fast sharing.
The TECNO MEGABOOK T1 comes in at just 29,990 pesos, and as a bonus, it comes with a camera shutter if you’re really into protecting your privacy.
Another newly released laptop to make a list is the Xiaomi RedmiBook 15.
For just 26,999 pesos, you get pretty much all you need in a solid laptop.
It also features a 15.6-inch Full HD display but doesn’t include a num pad on the side, And some of you may miss the inclusion of a Numpad, but this gives it a much cleaner and elegant design, which I’d rather prefer.
Underneath, it packs in the Intel Core i3-1115G4, 8GB of RAM, and 256 GB of SSD storage running Windows 11 Home with a 46Whr battery.
It also comes with a whole range of parts, including 3 USB-A’s, 1 HDMI, 1 SD card reader, one ethernet port, and a headphone jack.
Now, if you’re looking for great reliability and great design, then check out the ASUS Vivobook 15.
Now we’re kinda cheating on this one since its SRP is a little bit over 30,000 pesos. But you can regularly find it on sale for just under 30k. And we thought, hey, why not.
It comes packed with the Intel Core i3-1115G4 processor, 8GB of DDR4 RAM, and 512GB of SSD storage. You also get expansion slots for spare DDR4 memory, an M2 PCI SSD, and a SATA HDD slot. Which is great if you plan to upgrade it down the line.
You also get a wide variety of ports with a single USB-C, 3 USB-A’s, 1 HDMI, and an audio jack.
But what’s truly great about the ASUS Vivobook 15 is its design. Especially in the Indie Black colorway, it simply looks very professional and sleek and much better than most budget laptops. Its 15.6-inch Full HD display is also surrounded by thin bezels all throughout.
Next up on the list is the MSI Modern 14. And we’ve included the MSI Modern in plenty of our top laptops over the past few months, and for a good reason.
For just around 27,495 pesos, you get a nice, premium-looking laptop that weighs just 1.3 kilograms and a 14-inch Full HD display.
You also get the Intel Core i3-1115G4 processor, 8GB of RAM, and 256GB worth of SSD storage.
Infinix INbook X1
But if you’re looking to spend the least amount of money for sufficient specs, then check out the Infinix INBOOK X1.
Cause for just 21,499 pesos, you can get it with an Intel Core i3-1005G1 processor, 8GB of RAM, and 256GB of storage.
But if you want to upgrade just a little to get even better specs, you can get it with an Intel Core i5-1035G1 and 512GB of SSD storage instead for 29,199 pesos.
Both come with a portable 65W charger and in either a muted Gray colorway or if you want to stand out, it also comes in either Green or Red.
Just note it comes with Windows 10, but that isn’t necessarily a bad thing as most people still find it faster at times than Windows 11.
A lesser-known brand is CHUWI, but they have brought a very compelling laptop with their CoreBook X.
It comes with a 14-inch display with a 2K resolution of 2160 x 1440 and a 3:2 aspect ratio. Which, at this price point, is truly amazing.
Not to mention that its build is made out of Aluminum-Magnesium Alloy that gives off a premium feel.
It also comes with solid specs with an Intel Core i5 8259U processor, 8GB of DDR4 RAM, and 512GB SSD storage.
And for just 29,999 pesos, the CHUWI CoreBook X is a great deal for anyone.
One of the most popular laptops in the budget segment in recent years has been the Huawei Matebook D15.
With its simple and elegant build that looks more premium than other budget laptops, no wonder it has been a popular choice.
For just 25,999 pesos, you get an Intel Core i3-10110U processor, Intel UHD Graphics 620, 8GB of RAM, and 256GB SSD Storage.
You also get the added benefits of Huawei Share if you have other Huawei devices.
Not to mention also the quirky feature of having the webcam underneath the keyboard if you’re into covering it up for privacy.
Lastly, we have realme Book 13. Which is one of the most beautiful and practical ultrabooks in this segment.
It practically comes in the form of its gorgeous 14-inch 2K Ultra HD display with a 3:2 aspect ratio.
This makes it perfect for browsing the web or working on documents and spreadsheets, as you have that extra height vertically.
The realme Book also comes with an Intel Core i3-1115G4, Intel UHD graphics, 8GB of RAM, 256GB of SSD storage, and a pretty substantial 54Wh battery with a 65W fast charger. Which are all great specs for pretty much all use cases.
The cherry on top is its elegant design comes in either silver or blue colorways and, at just 29,990 pesos, is quite one of the best buys if you’re looking for an ultrabook under 30k.
And that wraps up our list of the best budget laptops you can find under 30,000 pesos.
We hope this has helped you find the best bang-for-the-buck laptops at this price range cause you truly wouldn’t want to be left with subpar specs in a laptop that will probably just last you a year.