Jul 13, 2018

Best 8GB RAM Laptops in the Philippines 2018

One of the most sought-after segments in the mobile computing consists of laptops which are equipped with 8GB RAM.

A new threshold for memory aside, this generous feature runs about almost everything smoothly: office productivity, web browsing, media streaming, photo editing, gaming, the works. And for consumers who come with these uses and are always on-the-go, an 8GB RAM-equipped laptop is more than just an icing on the cake!

But for an astute user, this very feature also comes with a hurdle: chief of these is knowing which among the multitude of alternatives is the best one that suits your needs. And on a market that produces laptops left and right on a monthly basis, your search could easily go down the hill if you're not that well-guided. The result most often is an overkill purchase and while that may not be that much of an issue, the same couldn't be said in terms of its price.

In your quest for the ultimate laptop with 8GB RAM, we've compiled an exclusive list just for you to narrow down your selection. We have high hopes that by the end of this article, your decision will be much more informed.

11. Lenovo Yoga 500 14

Flexibility in almost everything is redefined with the Lenovo Yoga 500 14. Whether you want a high-functioning PC or a reliable tablet, the laptop comes with a mechanism that allows the laptop to be flipped around 360 degrees, which should delight those who never settle on a single mode. Also, the device is equipped with the latest Intel Core I Series processors, with up to 5th Generation Intel Core i7 processor, enabling users to easily create, play, and be entertained.

And as it is under the famed Yoga series, the laptop is expectedly and harmoniously thin, light, and portable. Aesthetics aside, the device is also a delight with its audio offerings. It comes with a Dolby Home Theater which delivers an immersive audio experience. Other inclusions are the NVIDIA GeForce 940M 2G GFX for its graphics, a storage to up to 1TB HDD or up to 1TB SSHD, and a FHD 1920x1080 pixels with anti-glare.

Lenovo Yoga 500 14

Lenovo Yoga 500 14

Lowest Price in the Philippines P19,945

Display Size14inches
Resolution1920x1080
CPUCore i3, Core i7
Processor ModelCore i7 5550U dual-core
Processor Speed2.4GHz
GPU ModelNVIDIA GeForce GT920M, GT940, GT940M
RAM4GB, 8GB
Memory TypeDDR3L
Storage TypeHDD
HDD500GB
Optical Drivenone
ConnectivityHDMI, USB2.0, USB3.0, Card Reader, Camera
OSWindows 10, Windows 8
OS VerWindows 8.1
Battery8 hours
Dimensions340 x 235 x 21.5mm
Weight1.8kg

10. Dell Inspiron 13-5368

The convertible Dell Inspiron 13-5368 is an all-rounder laptop for work and personal use. It is powered by Intel Core i7-6500U (Intel Core i7) and is coupled by a graphics adapter, courtesy of Intel HD Graphics 520, Core: 1000MHz with a memory of 800MHz, 20.19.15.4463. The 13.3-incher comes with a 1920x1080 pixels 166ppi 16:9 display and an IPS, 10-finger capacitive screen.

Meanwhile, the dual speakers under the Dell Inspiron 13-5368's keyboard is both loud and clear, making this entry quite ideal for presentations and playing videos on Netflix. Akin to Lenovo's Yoga lineup, this Inspiron also comes with hinges which allow the device to flex into more than four modes.

The sleek notebook also comes with 3 USB ports, two USB 3.0 and one USB 2.0, which in itself is a welcoming feature since most of its counterparts have begun ditching such a vital feature.

Dell Inspiron 13-5368

Dell Inspiron 13-5368

Lowest Price in the Philippines P34,750

Display Size13.00 inches
ResolutionFHD (1920 x 1080)
Panel TypeWLED backlight
CPUCore i5
Processor Modeli5-6200U
Processor Speed2.3 GHz
GPU ModelIntel HD Graphics 520
RAM8GB, 16GB
Memory TypeDDR4 SDRAM
Memory Slots2 x
Storage TypeHDD, SSD
HDD500GB, 1TB
SSD/eMMC256GB
ConnectivityHDMI, USB2.0, USB3.0, Bluetooth, Card Reader, Camera
OSWindows 10
OS VerWindows 10 Home 64-bit Edition
Battery42 WHr, 3-Cell Battery, Integrated/Battery life up to 9hr
DimensionsHeight: 19.5mm – 20.4mm (0.77” – 0.80”) x Width: 324.8mm (12.76”) x Depth: 224.4mm (8.85”)

9. HP ENVY 13

For users who have the penchant for style and performance all crammed into a reasonably-priced laptop, this device is the one to beat. The highly portable HP ENVY 13 is your go-to device when you want real work and games functioning as they should be- smoothly. This HP device is noticeably slimmed down, with a minimized screen, which is one of the latest trends in portable laptop design.

The laptop comes with two USB 3.0s, two USB-Cs, and a microSD slot along with a headphone jack and a standard cylindrical power jack. The HP ENVY 13 is powered by either a 7th generation Intel Core i5 or I7 CPU. The 8GB RAM is coupled with a 360GB SSD. A special extra is also thrown in the mix, that is the NVIDIA GeForce MX150 which should definitely wow the gaming and graphics aficionados.

HP ENVY 13

HP ENVY 13

Lowest Price in the Philippines P49,990

Display Size13.3 inches
Resolution13.3 inch diagonal Full HD WLED-backlit IPS Display (1920x1080) 13.3 inch diagonal QHD+ WLED-backlit IPS Display (3200x1800)
CPUCore i7
Processor Modeli7-7500U (2.7 GHz, up to 3.5 GHz, 4 MB cache, 2 cores) i7-7500U (2.7 GHz, up to 3.5 GHz, 4 MB cache, 2 cores)
GPU ModelIntel HD Graphics 520
RAM8GB, 16GB
Storage TypeSSD
SSD/eMMC256GB, 512GB, 1TB
ConnectivityHDMI, USB3.0, Bluetooth, Card Reader, Camera, Speakers, Microphone
OSWindows 10
OS VerWindows 10 Home 64 Windows 10 Pro 64
Battery3-cell 45WHr Lithium-ion Battery, Up to 7 hours and 30 minutes
Dimensions12.85 x 8.9 x 0.51 in
Weight1.36 kg (2.87 lbs)

8. ASUS ZenBook Flip 14 UX461UN

The future of ultraportable laptop is finally here. With the ASUS ZenBook Flip 14 UX461UN, your 3D editing and Photoshop skills are now more enhanced with its powerful processor and a robust battery life. It comes with NVIDIA's new GeForce MX150 chip which efficiently boosts graphical performance in all ultrabooks and the trendy 2-in-1s.

The ASUS ZenBook Flip 14 UX461UN also is equipped with a majestic display, courtesy of the 100 percent AdobeRGB-rated screen and a 178-degree viewing angle. If you want all the brightness, contrast, and colors in the world, this device is the one to consider.

ASUS ZenBook Flip 14 UX461UN

ASUS ZenBook Flip 14 UX461UN

Lowest Price in the Philippines P61,995

Display Size14 inches
Resolution1920 by1080 Resolution
Panel TypeLED-backlit 178° wide-view technology 1,000:1 Dynamic contrast ratio
CPUCore i5, Core i7
Processor Modeli7-8550U i5-8250U
GPU ModelNVIDIA GeForce MX150
RAM8GB, 16GB
Memory TypeLPDDR3
Storage TypeSSD
SSD/eMMC128GB, 256GB, 512GB
Optical Driveno
ConnectivityHDMI, USB3.0, Bluetooth, Card Reader, Camera, Speakers, Microphone, USB Type-C, USB3.1
OSWindows 10
OS VerWindows 10 Pro Windows 10 Home
BatteryUp to 13 hours battery life 57Wh lithium-polymer battery
Dimensions32.7 cm x 1.39 cm x 22.6 cm
Weight1.4 kg

7. Acer Nitro 5

A solid gaming laptop that it is, the Acer Nitro 5 comes with an overall fast performance, impeccable graphics, a bevy of ports, all built under a decent value. It is equipped with NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti which is in itself already a steal for casual gamers. This inexpensive gaming device is bestowed with a clean design and a hint of flashy aesthetics.

The Acer Nitro 5 boasts of a USB-C port, an HDMI port, a USB 3.0 port, and an SD card reader; an audio-out jack and two USB 2.0 ports are also among its inclusions. If you are on a hunt for a less pricey laptop that focuses on a good gaming experience even at a full HD resolution, this right here is the one to beat.

Acer Nitro 5

Acer Nitro 5

Lowest Price in the Philippines P26,999

Display Size15.60 inches
ResolutionFHD 1920 x 1080 pixels
Panel TypeIPS display
CPUAMD, Core i5, Core i7
Processor Modeli7-7700HQ AMD FX-9830P
GPU ModelNVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 AMD Radeon RX550
RAM8GB, 16GB, 32GB
Memory TypeDDR4
Storage TypeHDD, SSD
HDD1TB, 2TB
SSD/eMMC128GB, 512GB
ConnectivityHDMI, USB2.0, USB3.0, USB Type-C, USB3.1
OSWindows 10

6. HP OMEN 15-ce031tx

The new OMEN 15 variant is a stylish laptop that promises an even more reliable graphics power. As it is, it is very much ideal for those who are into 1080p gaming and are very particular with mouse and keyboard. And for someone with a keen eye on display and design, this device should be quite an eye-candy that just stands out in the crowd.

Perhaps its most attractive feature comes with its support for VR along with a much-needed graphics upgrade. Meanwhile, the Omen 15's display is currently available in 4K with a fast 120Hz refresh rate which should satisfy most gamers.

HP OMEN 15-ce031tx

HP OMEN 15-ce031tx

Lowest Price in the Philippines P58,998

Display Size15.6 inches
Resolution1920 x 1080
Panel TypeIPS UWVA anti-glare WLED-backlit
CPUCore i7
Processor Modeli7-7700HQ
Processor Speed2.8 GHz
ChipsetIntel HM175
GPU ModelNVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (4 GB GDDR5 dedicated)
RAM8GB
Memory TypeDDR4 SDRAM
Storage TypeHDD+SSD/eMMC
HDD1TB
SSD/eMMC128GB
Optical DriveDVD-Writer
ConnectivityHDMI, USB2.0, USB3.0, Bluetooth, Card Reader, Camera, Speakers, Microphone
OSWindows 10
OS VerWindows 10 Home 64
Battery4 cell 63.3 Wh Li ion mAh
Dimensions38.2 x 25.3 x 2.45 cm
Weight2.2 kg

5. Google Pixelbook

The Google Pixelbook is deemed as the first holy Chromebook that is worthy of all consideration right beside its rivals, from the high-end Windows and the bespoke MacBook devices. It's noted for its majestic design and great software enhancements. The best Chromebook to-date comes with a full Android app support and a reliable update and feature of a vanilla Chrome OS.

The Google Pixelbook also comes with an efficient stylus support which should lessen the usual pain that originates from using tons of Android applications on a laptop. The sublime laptop is equipped with a 2,400x1,600 pixel display and is powered by the 7th generation Intel Core 15 and i7 processors. And with a modest price tag, the device gives the Apple's MacBooks a run for their money.

Google Pixelbook

Google Pixelbook

Lowest Price in the Philippines P63,000

Display Size12.3 inches
Resolution2400 x 1600 (235 ppi) Quad HD LCD
CPUCore i5, Core i7
Processor Model7th Gen Intel Core processor
RAM8GB, 16GB
Storage TypeSSD
SSD/eMMC128GB, 256GB, 512GB
ConnectivityBluetooth, Camera, Speakers, USB Type-C
OSChrome OS
Battery41 Whr battery Use time of up to 10 hours
Dimensions290.4 x 220.8 x 10.3mm
Weight1.1kg

4. ASUS ZenBook Flip 15 UX561UN

The ZenBook Flip's most sophisticated release yet, the ASUS ZenBook Flip UX561UN is also its most versatile due to its 360-degrees rotatable 15.6-inch display that is all encased in modern design. It features an ultra-fast 8th generation Intel Core i7 processor along with a discrete graphics. It is powered by up to 2TB HDD+512G SATA SSD.

The elegant variant from the famed Flip series is also adorned with USB-C ports and a premium Harman Kardon audio system. This audio feast is only rivaled by its very own, top-of-the-line NanoEdge full HD touchscreen which boasts of a 178-degrees wide-view technology and perhaps the most precise stylus support, rendering this device the ideal laptop for design and creative endeavors.

ASUS ZenBook Flip 15 UX561UN

ASUS ZenBook Flip 15 UX561UN

Lowest Price in the Philippines P69,995

Display Size15.60 inches
Resolution1920x1080 (FHD)
Panel TypeLED backlit Glare Touchscreen with 72% NTSC with 178˚ wide-viewing angle display
CPUCore i5, Core i7
Processor Modeli7-8550U i5-8250U
GPU ModelNVIDIA GeForce MX150, with 2GB GDDR5 VRAM
RAM8GB, 16GB
Memory TypeDDR4 SDRAM
Memory Slots1 x SO-DIMM
Storage TypeHDD+SSD/eMMC
HDD1TB, 2TB
SSD/eMMC128GB, 512GB
Optical Driveno
ConnectivityHDMI, USB3.0, Bluetooth, Card Reader, Camera, Speakers, Microphone, 10 key, USB Type-C, USB3.1
OSWindows 10
OS VerWindows 10 Home Windows 10 Pro
Battery3 Cells 52 Whrs Polymer Battery
Dimensions364.6 x 246.85 x 19.2 mm (WxDxH) (w/ 3cell battery)
Weight1.9 kg (w/ battery)

3. Dell XPS 13

There's a lot going on the Dell XPS 13 laptop, all of which is decidedly heading to the right direction. With its now, newly-situated webcam position, a facial login, along with a four-mic array, and a 4K screen in tow, this newest variant is already a formidable flagship laptop to begin with. The freshly-refined XPS 13 rocks a quad-core CPU, three USB-C ports, Windows 10, and a microSD card slot.

It's powered by a cutting-edge 1.8GHz Intel Core i7-855OU and for its graphics, an Intel UHD Graphics 620 is in tow. Dell XPS 13 also shines on its display front, all thanks to its 13.3-inch, Ultra HD with 3,840x2160 resolution that is tinged with UltraSharp Infinity Edge touch display.

Dell XPS 13

Dell XPS 13

Lowest Price in the Philippines P65,213.70

Display Size13 inches
Resolution1920 x 1080 / 3200 x 1800
CPUCore i5, Core i7
Processor ModelCore i5 2467M
Processor Speed1.60GHz
GPU ModelIntel HD 3000 graphics
RAM4GB, 8GB, 16GB
Memory TypeDDR3
Storage TypeSSD
SSD/eMMC128GB, 256GB, 512GB
ConnectivityHDMI, USB2.0, USB3.0, Bluetooth, Camera, Speakers
OSWindows 10
OS VerWindows 10 Home English. (64-Bit)
Battery14 Hours Full Usage Run-Time (60 Watt-hour battery)
Dimensions9-15 x 304 x 200 mm, (0.33–0.6 x 11.98 x 7.88 inches)
WeightStarting at 1.2 kg (non-touch) / 1.29 kg (touch)

2. Xiaomi Mi Gaming Laptop

Touted as a "gaming laptop that can be carried to work," the Xiaomi Mi Gaming Laptop's is beautifully disguised as a top-grade looking ultrabook. The 15.6-incher is powered by a 7th generation Intel Core i7 processor along with a 128GB SSD with 1TB HDD on top of its 8GB RAM. It also has an expansion slot for an extra SSD which allows users to develop space for extra storage. Meanwhile, the device's graphics are boosted by NVIDIA GTX 1050 Ti which is clocked at a mid-level graphics card.

The minimalistic Xiaomi Mi Gaming Laptop comes with an RGB keyboard with 16 million colors. The device is also noted for sporting a one-key turbo cooling system that minimizes heating as it renders high-end game iterations.

Xiaomi Mi Gaming Laptop

Xiaomi Mi Gaming Laptop

Lowest Price in the Philippines P37,629

Display Size15.6 inches
ResolutionFull-HD (1920 x 1080 pixels)
Panel TypeHigh-precision anti-glare
CPUCore i5, Core i7
Processor Model7th Gen Intel Core i5-7300HQ (up to 3.5GHz, 6MB cache) 7th Gen Intel Core i7-7700HQ (up to 3.8GHz, 6MB cache) 8th Gen Intel Core i5-8300H (2.3GHz up to 4.0GHz, 8MB cache) 8th Gen Intel Core i7-8750H (2.2GHz up to 4.1GHz, 9MB cache)
GPU ModelNVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti
RAM8GB, 16GB
Memory TypeDDR4
Memory Slots2 slots
Storage TypeHDD+SSD/eMMC
HDD1TB
SSD/eMMC128GB, 256GB
ConnectivityHDMI, USB3.0, Bluetooth, Card Reader, Camera, Speakers, Microphone, Trackpad, USB Type-C
OSWindows 10
OS VerPre-installed Windows 10 Home Chinese Edition
Battery55 Wh Li-Ion Battery Online video player 5 hours Local video playback 5.5 hours Web browsing 6.5 hours
Dimensions364 mm x 265.2 mm x 20.9 mm
Weight2.7 kg

1. Microsoft Surface Book 2

The ultimate portable desktop PC in this era is the Microsoft Surface Book 2. A testament to Microsoft's unrivaled engineering prowess in this segment, the Surface Book 2 is an unparalleled touchscreen Windows device with a larger 13-inch display, a more efficient processor, and a distinct, discrete graphics, courtesy of the 8th generation Intel Core i7 processor and NVIDIA GTX 1060 graphics.

Its design is also inspired. It comes with a hefty metal chassis that is coated in a sleek-looking matte silver finish, making it all the more distinguishable from its counterpart, the Apple MacBook lineup. And for a device that is deemed as the most powerful laptop-tablet hybrid in the world, the Microsoft Surface Book 2 smartly and snappily delivers.

Microsoft Surface Book 2 (13.5)

Microsoft Surface Book 2 (13.5)

Lowest Price in the Philippines P84,785.99

Display Size13.5 inches
Resolution3000 x 2000 pixels
Panel TypePixelSense Display 10 point multi-touch G5
CPUCore i5, Core i7
Processor Modeli5-7300U i7-8650U
GPU ModelIntel HD Graphics 620 integrated GPU (on Intel i5-7300U model) NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 discrete GPU w/2GB GDDR5 graphics memory (on Intel® i7-8650U models)
RAM8GB, 16GB
Memory TypeLPDDR3
Storage TypeSSD
SSD/eMMC256GB, 512GB, 1TB
Optical DriveNone
ConnectivityBluetooth, Card Reader, Camera, Speakers, Microphone, USB Type-C, USB3.1
OSWindows 10
OS VerWindows 10 Pro
BatteryUp to 17 hours of video playback
Dimensionsi5: 312 mm x 232 mm x 13 mm-23 mm i7: 312 mm x 232 mm x 15 mm-23 mm
Weightstarting at 1.53 kg (i5, w/ keyboard), 1.64 kg (i7, w/ keyboard)

Conclusion

The list above purports a selection that is narrowed down based on your needs and the laptop's main appeal to this market. And when these are combined, a well-informed decision is inevitably on the horizon. In any way, this list ultimately aims that you finally find a suitable companion for your everyday needs, whether you're a casual gamer or someone who just happens to be both on-the-go and very particular with the device's performance.

Now, in any case that you feel that we've missed out on any deserving laptop under this segment, or if you have anything to add, share, or ask, please feel free to let us know!