The vast majority of consumers are always going to be price-conscious, and ASUS is offering two new VivoBook models to appeal to those looking for an affordable laptop: the VivoBook X407 and X507. These two laptops are now out on sale in the Philippines and they are ideal for a wide variety of applications, from students to the consummate professional needing a light laptop on the go.
These laptops aren't your run-of-the-mill budget laptop. They still sit in the mid-range of laptop pricing, but they offer features you'd normally expect from the much more expensive ultrabook category. The first thing you'll notice is the styling: ASUS has brought the popular thin bezel design from its ultrabook segment of laptops to the affordable VivoBook range, complete with anti-glare screens and capable specifications. The body is a one-piece metal design with a black chiclet keyboard, reminiscent of the laptop design popularized by Apple, and ASUS managed to include a fingerprint scanner that supports Windows Hello.
The X407 has a 14-inch LED display that comes in HD 1366 x 768 and FHD 1920 x 1080 resolutions, both of which come with an anti-glare panel. The 7th generation Intel Core i3 processor inside is paired with 2GB of RAM, and can be upgraded to i5 and i7 versions. You can opt for a 128GB or 256GB solid state drive, paired with a 500GB or 1TB hard drive for faster loading times while having lots of capacity for larger files. It comes with a USB 3.0 port as well, and 2W speakers along with a 3-cell 33Whr battery. The X507 on the other hand has a larger 15.6-inch LED display with the same resolution options and internals.
ASUS has stated that the pricing for the laptops starts at PHP27,995 for the lower X407 model, and it will scale up as you add improved options to the internals. Both VivoBooks will be available starting on the second week of April at various ASUS stores and resellers nationwide, and will also appear on Lazada on April 3.