The Best Notebooks in the Philippines 2018
We've come up with a list of notebooks that not only mirrors the current trend in the market. More vital to this compilation is the variety that comes with it that will ultimately allow you to choose the right notebook based on your needs.
Notebooks of today can't be called as such if they are not portable, light, powerful, and robust at the same time. Gone are days where these devices are only classified and used as miniature sets of computers that you could simply carry and utilize for a limited amount of functions. In this age, a versatile notebook along with a reasonable price is almost always sought, if not preferred to.
And with these features combined, one is thrown in a multitude of options that is more often than not, a little too overwhelming especially for a casual shopper. As such, one must be armed with the right choices and needs before making that final purchase.
Thankfully, the market now offers a variety of options that can fulfill almost all the needs out there, no matter which market you're from. Whether you're gunning for an all-rounder, a sleek MacBook, an updated Chromebook, or a bang for the buck Windows, the list we have compiled just for you should just be well enough to get you ready with your search.
At the end of this compilation, we at Priceprice.com have high hopes that you will find only the best one for your needs.
10. Dell XPS 13 – The Premium All-Rounder
Dell's latest model on the famed lineup is a testament of how the company has earned its reputation in the industry, a thoroughly impressive one, at that. One vital modification the new XPS 13 has undergone with is the much-needed upgrade in its design, a feature that has definitely given the series the boost it just rightly needs.
Everything of course is straightforward business. Under the hood, the notebook is powered by up to Core i7, 16GB RAM with 512GB SSD, and 4K display in tow. The webcam is still located at an unusual position but given the device's near-borderless design, this isn't exactly a deal-breaker but more like a polarizing feature. This year's XPS 13 also comes with a new rose gold version.
9. MSI GS65 Stealth Thin– A Triumph for Laptop Gaming
The MSI GS65 Stealth Thin is the brand's most viable and solid entry in the gaming laptop segment. The device also boasts of the slimmest and lightest dimensions ever, both in the brand and against its contemporaries. On top of these, the notebook is also famed for fitting in an NVIDIA GTX1070 Max-Q GPU in a 1.88 kg machine, a feat that is only achieved by a few.
The MSI GS65 is also noted for its excellent battery life and its 144Hz display that is both smooth and immersive. As with MSI's usual take on aesthetics, the device is encased in a majestic case design. If you're on the hunt for the most portable gaming laptop, this is the one to beat this 2018.
8. ASUS ZenBook Flip S UX370 – The World's Thinnest
Being touted as one of the world's thinnest controvertible laptops automatically makes this device a magnet to those who value portability. But as portability comes with bigger expectations, the ASUS ZenBook Flip S UX730 has made sure that its hardware offerings too are worthy of its touting. The device is equipped with an Intel Core i7 processor and a faster 2133MHz RAM which all by themselves are already a major feature for those who don't appreciate hiccups when multitasking.
The ASUS ZenBook Flip S UX370 also comes with a highly immersive full HD resolution and features a 178 wide-view technology, rendering a reliable display whichever side you're angling on. And as ultraportable this laptop is, it's only appropriate that it comes with an ergonomic backlit keyboard. However, ASUS does it better by incorporating an impressive 1.0mm key travel which should make your typing even more accurate and comfortable.
7. Samsung Notebook 9 13.3 – The Most Flexible Notebook
Also famed for its ultraportable dimensions, the Samsung Notebook 9 is this year's go-to notebook for all things multi-tasking. Armed with the ultra-fast Intel Core processor and a powerful Windows 10, you're assured with efficiency and performance only you can get from this robustly-engineered laptop. The Notebook 9 is also noted for its impeccable flexibility as you can open it up to a full 180, giving users the options to use it in tablet-mode or tent-mode for a more collaborative viewing.
The Samsung Notebook 9's durability is also one of its strongest suits. It is made of forged aluminum and magnesium, culminating to a device that should withstand your daily use, while still performing beyond what is expected. And with a long-lasting battery thrown into the mix, you can daresay that this one goes a long way, literally and figuratively.
6. HP Spectre x360 – Style and Performance Master
When you combine the right dose of modern design and performance, the HP Spectre x360 would likely appear at the very top of any list. Designed to demand attention and attract those with high expectations, this notebook doesn't disappoint on all fronts. From its conscious decision to come with two sizes to cater to different consumer with varying workflows, this edition also comes with powerful hardware offerings, an 8th Generation Intel Core i5/i7 Quad Core U-series CPU and up to 16GB of RAM and 1TB of PCle-based flash storage.
Its display, too, does not fool around. Equipped with 8.2 million pixels, users are bound to experience immersive productivity and entertainment. Alongside that, the notebook is also noted for featuring the impressive 4K display right inside a bigger screen that is ironically encased in a small package.
5. HUAWEI MateBook X Pro – The Borderless Notebook
Are you still wanting for more screen from your premium notebooks? The HUAWEI MateBook X Pro is specifically designed to quench that need. Coming with the series' first FullView design and 91% screen-to-body ratio, it's hard to imagine how someone would still be left wanting for more with this one. On top of its generous screen offerings, the notebook also features some of the most powerful hardware specifications, an 8th generation Intel Core i7 8550U and i5 8250U processor down the line.
And if that's not enough to quench your thirst for gaming. Luckily, the MateBook X Pro is also packed with an NVIDIA GeForce MX15 graphics card with 2GB GDDR5, which should be more than enough to suffice your video and gaming needs. The notebook is also famed for its inclusion of the robustly 57.4 Wh, allowing you to enjoy 12 hours of video playback.
4. Google Pixelbook – The Best Chromebook
From its impeccable design, full Android support, sublime keyboard, down to its excellent stylus support, there is no doubt that the Google Pixelbook is here to impress. Dubbed as the first legitimate Chromebook that finally injected the much-needed interest in the series, the notebook just has a lot to offer, especially in performance and compatibility.
The Google Pixelbook comes with a 1.2GHz Intel Core i5-7Y57 and Intel HD Graphics. These are coupled by an 8GB RAM and 256GB SSD. The notebook also didn't shy away from its other lucrative offerings which include two USB Type-C ports and a 720p webcam with 60 frames-per-second capture rate. The Pixelbook's most attractive feature is unanimously its price tag, which is way cheaper than its contemporaries.
3. Dell XPS 15-9560 – The Jack Of All Trades
The Dell XPS 15-9560 is the company's latest attempt to redefine what a hybrid laptop should be. The premium device is solely engineered to cater to those creative consumers who seek power and portability in every task that they do. It features Intel Core i5/i7 processor, up to 1TB SSD of storage, a 4K touchscreen, and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 with 4GB GDDR5 which culminate to a device that does everything with ease and accuracy.
The convertible notebook also features the new Maglev keyboard which innovates the standard keyboard offerings. Akin to its sibling on this list, the XPS 15 is also notorious for placing its webcam at a polarizing location. Nevertheless, the notebook is still a pleasure to use, and one that outshines it competitors easily.
2. Apple MacBook Pro With Touch Bar – For The Luxurious
Indisputably the most luxurious entry on this list, the new Apple MacBook Pro With Touch Bar features an all-unibody aesthetic that is all slimmed and trimmed down to perfection. The device also now weighs 1.37 kg while its thickness is reduced to 0.59 inches; its predecessor had 0.71 inches. The new variant is also noted for its shaved bezels, rendering a more spacious footprint.
The elegant 13-inch model comes with 128GB of storage and is powered by a 7th-generation Intel Core processor. Must you want the fancy Touch Bar, prepare to shell out a bit but be prepared to immerse in an even more sophisticated experience with the refreshed 8th-gen processor in tow. Apart from the standard Space Gray color option, the lineup also offers Silver, Gold, and Rose Gold options, all of which are encased in 12-inch displays.
1. Microsoft Surface Book 2 13.5-inch – The Most Powerful Surface
Touted as "the most powerful Surface ever," one could very say that we are witnessing the next age of laptop advancement with this creation. It is powered by the latest quad-core powered Intel Core processor and a cutting-edge graphics card that simply defy the odds.
The Microsoft Surface Book 2 is also decidedly a flexible device. Whether you're using it as a laptop, a tablet, or a portable studio, the experience remains the same, an immersive and a highly adept one, at that. Along with its impeccable graphics, the notebook also comes with a massive battery that is more than sufficient in powering the often demanding apps that come with it.
The device is also notable for its design that allows its would-be users to extract information from it the fastest way a laptop can deliver, this is all thanks to its backlit keyboard and a display that is engineered to accommodate touch and Surface Pen functionalities.
The list above just doesn't cover the premium and the budget segments. As it goes, all of these entries are reviewed thoroughly and categorized according to their strongest suits, and ultimately, to your needs as well. And whether you're after for a minimalist design or a supercharged device, this compilation is as complete and varied as it gets.