Nov 19, 2018 (updated : Jan 15, 2021)

Best AMD Laptops in the Philippines 2020 - 2021

Ryzen CPUs have always been at the forefront of offering better value for your money. Here are the best ones in the local market.

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Opting for the best hardware for your new gaming or work PC is almost always a daunting task, particularly if you're not that equipped with the right know-how.

Enter the desktop CPU universe. AMD is now an established player in the market. In 2017, the company made a splash when it released its first Ryzen CPU, deemed as the firm's long-overdue return-to-form kind of moment. Four years after, AMD now has Ryzen's third generation and is going strong.

Why AMD Ryzen Is the One

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There's a potent reason why Ryzen has been largely the go-to CPU among modern consumers and critics. The product has been developed around consumer demands for how a CPU should function and what these users need from their setups. If anything, Ryzen has been top-notch in delivering and enabling high-performance use, whichever task you're working on.

And that is just scratching the surface. AMD Ryzen has always been equated with high-end gaming performance. With Ryzen's 8-core offerings and high IPC, for instance, gamers can either play and stream comfortably, barring any impact on the overall experience.

Meanwhile, streamers and video creators have been thankful for the development of Ryzen too. These consumers, who often run performance-impacting software like OBS and Twitch, regard Ryzen as more than capable.

Finally, AMD is noted for its more accessible offerings than its rival Intel. And this is key as the former is known for delivering better performance than the latter.

AMD can offer much lower prices than its counterpart as it is thought to be advantageous on its end, making equivalent and even better processors for half the price. With this, AMD became the general crowd's favorite.

Best Laptops with AMD Ryzen in the Philippines

10. Lenovo ThinkPad E15

The Lenovo ThinkPad E15 AMD Ryzen variant now features a new and compact design that boasts smaller screen bezels than its Intel counterpart.

However, the handier E15 Gen 2 loses one USB 3.0 port on the left. This is one of the obvious reasons why the device is retailed cheaper in the market.

The AMD model of the Lenovo ThinkPad E15 also makes use of a Wi-Fi 6 module from Intel. The accompanying AX200 supports all current Wi-Fi standards, alongside Bluetooth 5.1.

Despite its lowered price, the E15 still manages to offer a decent keyboard with a numeric pad. Typing on it also feels satisfying, all thanks to a clear actuation point. Also, its keyboard offers a backlight. On the other hand, the keyboard features TrackPoint, a hallmark offering of the ThinkPad series.

Lenovo ThinkPad E15 Key Specifications

Display Size15.6 inches
ResolutionFHD 1920 x 1080 pixels
Panel TypeTN 220nits Anti-glare IPS 250nits Anti-glare
CPUCore i3, Core i5, Core i7
Processor Model10th Gen Intel Core i3-10110U (2.1 GHz, up to 4.1GHz, 2 Cores, 4MB Cache) 10th Gen Intel Core i5-10210U (1.6 GHz, up to 4.2 GHz, 4 Cores, 6MB Cache) 10th Gen Intel Core i7-10510U (1.8 GHz, up to 4.9 GHz, 4 Cores, 8MB Cache)
ChipsetIntel SoC Platform
GPU ModelIntegrated Intel UHD Graphics AMD Radeon RX 640 2GB (Optional)
RAM8GB, 16GB
Memory TypeDDR4
Memory Slots1x SO-DIMM
Storage TypeHDD, SSD, HDD+SSD/eMMC
HDD500GB, 1TB, 2TB
SSD/eMMC256GB, 512GB, 1TB
Optical DriveNo
ConnectivityHDMI, USB2.0, Bluetooth, Camera, Speakers, Microphone, 10 key, Trackpad, USB Type-C, USB3.1
OSWindows 10
OS VerWindows 10 Home Windows 10 Pro
BatteryUp to 12.2 hours on a 45Whr battery 45W USB Type-C adapter / 65W USB Type-C adapter
Dimensions368 x 245 x 18.9 mm / 14.48 x 9.64 x 0.74 inches
WeightStarting at 1.9 kg (4.19 lbs)

9. Lenovo IdeaPad 15s

The Ryzen R5-4600U-toting Lenovo IdeaPad 15s is one flexible laptop for low-key gaming enthusiasts. It supports up to 8GB of RAM and 512GB of storage.

The Lenovo IdeaPad 15s also features a high-performance graphics card and improved graphics processing ability. The laptop provides users with more effective hardware acceleration abilities, enabling applications such as 3D modeling and video rendering smoother than usual.

The Lenovo IdeaPad 15s also has a high-definition massive screen, with only a 7.5mm narrow bilateral frame and an overhead camera.

Lenovo IdeaPad 15s Key Specifications

Display Size15.6 inches
ResolutionFHD 1920 x 1080 pixels
CPUAMD, Core i3, Core i5
Processor Model10th Gen Intel Core i3-10110U (1.6 GHz, up to 4.2 GHz, 6MB cache) 10th Gen Intel Core i5-10210U (1.6 GHz, up to 4.2 GHz, 6MB cache) AMD R5-4600U (2.1 GHz, up to 4.0 GHz, 8MB cache)
ChipsetNVIDIA GeForce MX330 Ryzen 4000
RAM8GB
Memory TypeDDR4
Memory Slots1x SODIMM
Storage TypeSSD
SSD/eMMC256GB, 512GB
Optical DriveNo
ConnectivityHDMI, USB2.0, USB3.0, Bluetooth, Card Reader, Camera, Speakers, Microphone, Trackpad
OSWindows 10
OS VerWindows 10 Home Chinese Version
Dimensions450 x 280 x 19.9 mm
Weight1.5 kg

8. HP Pavilion 14S

Despite its micro-frame rendition, the HP Pavilion 14S still manages to squeeze in a massive FHD IPS panel, with a clearer vision to top that off. It also has a 178-degree field of view and a 6.5mm border. All of these are then made more pronounced by its matte texture surface and slim body.

The HP Pavilion 14S is also noted for its fast charging and long battery life. HP claims that the laptop can last 10 hours.

Another highlight of the HP Pavilion 14S is its USB Type-C interface, which ensures high-speed transmission. The device also features a security keyhole, an SD card reader, headphone and microphone, HDMI, and two USB 3.0 ports.

HP Pavilion 14S Key Specifications

Display Size14 inches
ResolutionHD 1366 x 768 pixels
CPUAMD
Processor ModelAMD Ryzen 3 3250U (2.6 GHz base clock(2h), up to 3.5 GHz max boost clock(2i), 4 MB L3 cache, 2 cores)
ChipsetAMD Integrated SoC
GPU ModelAMD Radeon Graphics
RAM4GB
Memory TypeDDR4
Storage TypeSSD
SSD/eMMC256GB
ConnectivityHDMI, USB3.0, Card Reader, Speakers, Microphone, USB Type-C
OSWindows 10
Dimensions12.76 x 8.90 x 0.78 inches
Weight1.47 kg (3.25lb)

7. HP ENVY X360 13-ag0039au

The Ryzen-fueled version of the ENVY X360 13-ag0039au offers everything that you'd expect from the brand's established ENVY series.

These include a slew of standard features, along with more-than-decent computing performance. But the attractive price is what seals the deal.

Dubbed as the king of mid-range hybrids, the 2-in-1 HP ENVY X360 also features a robust battery life. The laptop covers streaming music, browsing, and basic photo editing for up to 14 hours in general use.

Other key features of the HP ENVY X360 are its fast Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5.0.

HP ENVY X360 13-ag0039au Key Specifications

Display Size13.3 inches
ResolutionFHD (1920 x 1080)
Panel TypeIPS BrightView micro-edge WLED-backlit touch screen
CPUAMD
Processor ModelAMD Ryzen 7 2700U
Processor Speed2 GHz
GPU ModelAMD Radeon RX Vega 10 Graphics
RAM8GB
Memory TypeDDR4 SDRAM
Storage TypeSSD
SSD/eMMC256GB
ConnectivityHDMI, Bluetooth, Card Reader, Camera, Speakers, Microphone, Trackpad, USB Type-C, USB3.1
OSWindows 10
OS VerWindows 10 Home 64
Battery4-cell, 53 Wh Li-ion polymer 45 W AC power adapter
Dimensions30.67 x 21.46 x 1.49 cm
Weight1.3 kg

6. Xiaomi RedmiBook 13

The Xiaomi RedmiBook 13 boasts modern aesthetics, sealed with a minimalistic design, in which the frames surrounding the screen are also noted for their small rendering.

Meanwhile, the RedmiBook 13's build quality and materials are all topnotch, with its keys and touchpad offering good responsiveness, even when playing games.

Another highlight of the RedmiBook 13 is its great speaker sound, thanks to putting Harman into the equation.

The RedmiBook 13, however, doesn't come without some missteps. For one, the laptop doesn't have a web camera for calls and conferences, so you're going to have to buy one as an accessory. The device also doesn't sport USB Type-C, alongside a slot for a memory card.

The quality of the display of the RedmiBook 13 also isn't that immersive, with some blaming this disadvantage over its not-so-high screen brightness. Nevertheless, Redmi manages to compensate for this lack of feature by equipping it with a matte screen.

And with its aggressive pricing, Redmi allows you to forget all these minor inconveniences.

Xiaomi RedmiBook 13 Key Specifications

Display Size13.3 inches
ResolutionFHD 1920 x 1080 Pixels
CPUAMD, Core i5, Core i7
Processor ModelTenth generation Intel Core i7-10510U Tenth generation Intel Core i5-10210U
Processor Speed1.8GHz (i7-10510U), 1.6GHz (i5-10210U)
GPU ModelNVIDIA GeForce MX250 2GB GDDR5
RAM8GB
Memory TypeDDR4
SSD/eMMC512GB
ConnectivityBluetooth, Speakers, Trackpad, USB3.1, micro HDMI
OSWindows 10
OS VerWindows 10 Home
Battery40 watt-hour (Min) battery capacity 65W power adapter Supports 1C fast charging 50% charge in 35 minutes when powered off
Dimensions307.3 x 195.0 x 17.8 mm
Weight1.23kg (including battery)

5. HUAWEI MateBook D 14 (2020)

One of the best notebooks in the local market, the HUAWEI MateBook D 14 (2020) is equipped with Ryzen 3000U processor series, which ensures a solid, if not fast, execution of virtually all of your daily tasks.

The HUAWEI MateBook D 14 (2020) also has an IPS panel with comfortable viewing angles, alongside a good contrast ratio and a full HD resolution. Additionally, it uses PWM in low-brightness conditions, right with a high frequency.

The laptop is also commended for its PCIe support, plus a fingerprint reader is onboard. Likewise, a highlight is its day-long battery life and 9-hour-and-a-half video playback.

The 2020 version of the laptop also boasts a cool feature dubbed as "HUAWEI Share," in which users can connect the device to a HUAWEI smartphone effortlessly. One only has to touch the device to the designated spot on the laptop to activate the feature.

Some of the HUAWEI MateBook D 14 (2020)'s drawbacks are its non-expandable memory and its weird camera placement, on its keyboard, no less.

HUAWEI MateBook D 14 (2020) Key Specifications

Display Size14 inches
Resolution1920 x 1080 pixels
CPUAMD, Core i5, Core i7
Processor Model10th Gen Intel Core i5-10210U 10th Gen Intel Core i7-10510U AMD Ryzen 5 3500U (MateBook D 14 AMD)
GPU ModelNVIDIA GeForce MX250 / Intel UHD Graphics Radeon™ Vega 8 Graphics (MateBook D 14 AMD)
RAM8GB, 16GB
Memory TypeDDR4
Storage TypeSSD
SSD/eMMC256GB, 512GB
ConnectivityHDMI, USB2.0, USB3.0, Bluetooth, Camera, Speakers, Microphone, Trackpad, USB Type-C
OSWindows 10
OS VerWindows 10 Home
Battery56Wh
Dimensions322.5 x 214.8 x 15.9 mm
WeightApprox. 1.38 kg

4. HUAWEI MateBook D 15

When it comes to looks, the HUAWEI MateBook D 15 is king. And this is quite a feat considering that the laptop is utterly mid-range.

Alongside its high-end aesthetics, the HUAWEI MateBook D 15 is also regarded for its decent performance level, thanks to AMD's solid Ryzen technology.

The HUAWEI MateBook D 15 also makes use of some polarizing yet useful innovations such as its hidden webcam in the keyboard and NFC sharing with compatible smartphones, the latter being still unheard of in its class.

The HUAWEI MateBook D 15 is also a powerhouse in terms of its selection of ports. The laptop features a full-size USB and HDMI ports, alongside USB Type-C, offering improved connectivity out of the box from any recent MacBooks from Apple.

Apart from the nicely-placed webcam, the HUAWEI MateBook D 15 also uses its power button as a fingerprint scanner, one that securely logs a user into Windows 10.

HUAWEI MateBook D 15 Key Specifications

Display Size15.6 inches
ResolutionFHD 1920 x 1080 pixels
Panel TypeIPS
CPUAMD, Core i5
Processor ModelAMD Model: AMD Ryzen 5 3500U (PH Official Model) AMD Ryzen 7 3700U Intel Model: 10th Gen Intel Core i5-10210U
GPU ModelAMD Model: Radeon Vega 8 Graphics (PH Official Model) Radeon RX Vega 10 Graphics Intel Model: Intel UHD Graphics NVIDIA GeForce MX250
RAM8GB
Memory TypeDDR4
Storage TypeSSD, HDD+SSD/eMMC
HDD1TB
SSD/eMMC256GB
ConnectivityHDMI, USB2.0, USB3.0, Bluetooth, Camera, Speakers, Microphone, Trackpad, USB Type-C
OSWindows 10
OS VerWindows 10 Home
Battery42Wh
Dimensions357.8 x 229.9 x 16.9 mm
WeightApprox. 1.62 kg (SSD + HDD), Approx. 1.53 kg (SSD Only)

3. HUAWEI MateBook 14

A laptop that packs a 14-inch size plus a 3:2 format is truly inspired, if not special. The HUAWEI MateBook 14 takes pride in this rendition and some key aspects that make it better over its Intel counterpart.

In terms of CPU performance, the HUAWEI MateBook 14 widens the gap due to its multi-core output. The AMD variant also features two USB-A 3.0 ports. The same model is notedly equipped with better cooling, even maintaining a commendable performance in various stress tests.

On the other hand, the HUAWEI MateBook 14 boasts an aluminum case donned with decent quality. Another hallmark of the device is its comfortable touchpad, one that mirrors the uniqueness of MacBook trackpads.

If you find that CPU performance is a priority when choosing between the Intel and AMD variants, the latter should have a special place in your decision.

The HUAWEI MateBook 14 doesn't come with a card reader, however.

HUAWEI MateBook 14 Key Specifications

Display Size14 inches
Resolution2160 x 1440 pixels
Panel TypeIPS
CPUAMD, Core i5, Core i7
Processor ModelKLV-W19: 8th Gen Intel Core i5-8265U processor KLV-W29: 8th Gen Intel Core i7-8565U processor KLV-W19 (i5-8265U): 4 Cores 8 Threads; Baseband: 1.6 GHz; Max Turbo Frequency: 3.9 GHz KLV-W29 (i7-8565U): 4 Cores 8 Threads; Baseband: 1.8 GHz; Max Turbo Frequency: 4.6 GHz
GPU ModelGraphics Card Type: KLV-W19A / KLV-W19C / KLV-W19E: Supports the integrated graphics card Intel UHD Graphics 620. KLV-W19B / KLV-W19D / KLV-W29B / KLV-W29C: Supports dual-graphics card; automatic switchover between the integrated graphics card Intel UHD Graphics 620 and discrete graphics card NVIDIA GeForce MX150 based on the load.
RAM8GB, 16GB
Memory TypeLPDDR3
Storage TypeSSD
SSD/eMMC256GB, 512GB
Optical DriveNo
ConnectivityHDMI, USB2.0, USB3.0, Bluetooth, Camera, Speakers, Microphone, Trackpad, USB Type-C
OSWindows
OS VerWindows 10 Home
BatteryLithium polymer 57.4 Wh (7565 mAh@7.6 V) (Typ); 56.3 Wh (7410 mAh@7.6 V) (Design)
Dimensions307.5 x 223.8 x 15.9 mm (W x H x D)
WeightApprox. 1.49 kg

2. Acer Aspire 3 A315-41G

The entry-level Ryzen-powered laptop from Acer is all the rage when it comes to flexibility. Whether you're about to use it for home use, school, work, or even gaming, the Acer Aspire 3 A315-41G is a provider.

This is all largely due to the inclusion of AMD Ryzen 3 2200U into the equation. The quad-core processor, which clocks at 2.1GHz, is then accompanied by 4GB of RAM and 1TB HDD + 128GB SSD.

The Acer Aspire 3 A315-41G is also touted as a bringer of vibrant images. This is made possible by its crisp, true-to-life colors from its FHD resolution. The display also makes use of a large real estate, with 17.3-inch, 15.6-inch, and 14-inch panels as your options.

There's also a display feature, the Acer BlueLightShield, which filters out eye-straining blue hues that emanate from the screen in dim conditions.

The display prowess of the Aspire 3 A315-41G is then propelled into further limelight with the laptop's eye-catching design. Headlined by a slew of color options and a modern-looking chassis, users are guaranteed to enjoy the viewing and holding experience.

The laptop's ports include USB 3.1, USB 2.0, HDMI, and a lot more. It also comes with the Precision Touchpad.

Acer Aspire 3 A315-41G Key Specifications

Display Size15.6 inches
ResolutionHD 1366 x 768 pixels
CPUAMD
Processor ModelAMD Ryzen 3 2200U
Processor Speed2.5 GHz
GPU ModelAMD Radeon 530X Up to 2 GB GDDR5 Dedicated graphics memory
RAM4GB, 8GB, 16GB
Memory TypeDDR4
Storage TypeHDD
HDD1TB
ConnectivityHDMI, USB2.0, USB3.0, Card Reader, Camera, Speakers, Microphone
OSWindows 10
OS VerWindows 10 Home
Battery2-cell 4810 mAh Li-Polymer
Dimensions381.60 mm x 262.80 mm x 24.95 mm
WeightApprox. 2.3 kg

1. Acer Swift 3 SF314-42

Think of the Acer Swift 3 SF314-42 as your ultimate viewing company. With its two narrow bezels and an impressive screen-to-body ratio, the 14-inch FHD IPS panel of the device is made more fun.

But all this fun goes truly immersive once you take into the equation the addition of Acer Color Intelligence and ExaColor, which take its game in contrast to another level.

The Acer Swift 3 SF314-42 also offers a horde of exciting features for modern users. These include an embedded fingerprint reader, the Wake On Voice (WoV) feature, which allows users to interact with Cortana, Microsoft's intelligent personal digital assistant.

Like the previous entry, its Acer sibling also comes with plenty of storage for audio and video files. It packs a maximum of 512GB PCIe SSD and up to 16GB of LPDDR4 RAM.

The Acer Swift 3 SF314-42 offers a full range of connectivity options, comprising of a full-functioning USB Type-C, Thunderbolt 3, USB 3.1, and a display port.

Acer Swift 3 SF314-42 Key Specifications

Display Size14 inches
ResolutionFHD 1920 x 1080 pixels
Panel TypeIPS, LED-backlit LCD
CPUAMD
Processor ModelAMD Ryzen 5 4500U (2.3 GHz up to 4.0 GHz, 8MB L3 Cache) AMD Ryzen 7 4700U (2.0 GHz up to 4.1 GHz, 8MB L3 Cache)
GPU ModelAMD Radeon RX Vega 6 Graphics
RAM8GB
Memory TypeLPDDR4
Storage TypeSSD
SSD/eMMC256GB, 512GB
Optical DriveNo
ConnectivityHDMI, USB2.0, Bluetooth, Camera, Speakers, Microphone, Trackpad, USB Type-C, USB3.1
OSWindows 10
OS VerWindows 10 Home
Battery48 Wh, 3-cell Li-ion 65W AC adapter
Dimensions323.4 x 218.9 x 17.95 mm
Weight1.2 kg

Conclusion

In all seriousness, AMD Ryzen is still the better option in terms of performance in the competition. Sure, the Intel-powered laptops of the world may be better due to their overclocking abilities and top-of-the-line single-core output, but Ryzen ultimately offers so much more that doesn't break the bank in the process.

AMD Ryzen laptops don't only boast more threads than their Intel counterparts or deliver comparable gaming performance, they also retail more inexpensively.

This doesn't mean that Intel isn't one that offers more viable options for consumers. If anything, AMD's archrival still has better single-core performance.

However, the Achilles' heel of Intel comes apparent when the value for money is taken into consideration. And this is exactly why AMD Ryzen laptops have come to be adored by many local consumers.

Spec Comparison

Model Lenovo ThinkPad E15 Lenovo ThinkPad E15 Lenovo IdeaPad 15s Lenovo IdeaPad 15s HP Pavilion 14S HP Pavilion 14S HP ENVY X360 13-ag0039au HP ENVY X360 13-ag0039au Xiaomi RedmiBook 13 Xiaomi RedmiBook 13 HUAWEI MateBook D 14 (2020) HUAWEI MateBook D 14 (2020) HUAWEI MateBook D 15 HUAWEI MateBook D 15 HUAWEI MateBook 14 HUAWEI MateBook 14 Acer Aspire 3 A315-41G Acer Aspire 3 A315-41G Acer Swift 3 SF314-42 Acer Swift 3 SF314-42
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Lowest Price P42,711.19 P33,600 P15,500 P39,548 P37,229 P33,999 P33,999 P39,644 P21,999 P25,200
CPU Core i3, Core i5, Core i7 AMD, Core i3, Core i5 AMD AMD AMD, Core i5, Core i7 AMD, Core i5, Core i7 AMD, Core i5 AMD, Core i5, Core i7 AMD AMD
GPU Model Integrated Intel UHD Graphics
AMD Radeon RX 640 2GB (Optional)
AMD Radeon Graphics AMD Radeon RX Vega 10 Graphics NVIDIA GeForce MX250
2GB GDDR5
NVIDIA GeForce MX250 / Intel UHD Graphics
Radeon™ Vega 8 Graphics (MateBook D 14 AMD)
AMD Model:
Radeon Vega 8 Graphics (PH Official Model)
Radeon RX Vega 10 Graphics

Intel Model:
Intel UHD Graphics
NVIDIA GeForce MX250
Graphics Card Type:

KLV-W19A / KLV-W19C / KLV-W19E: Supports the integrated graphics card Intel UHD Graphics 620.

KLV-W19B / KLV-W19D / KLV-W29B / KLV-W29C: Supports dual-graphics card; automatic switchover between the integrated graphics card Intel UHD Graphics 620 and discrete graphics card NVIDIA GeForce MX150 based on the load.
AMD Radeon 530X
Up to 2 GB GDDR5 Dedicated graphics memory
AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 Graphics
RAM 8GB, 16GB 8GB 4GB 8GB 8GB 8GB, 16GB 8GB 8GB, 16GB 4GB, 8GB, 16GB 8GB
HDD 500GB, 1TB, 2TB 1TB 1TB
Display Size 15.6 inches 15.6 inches 14 inches 13.3 inches 13.3 inches 14 inches 15.6 inches 14 inches 15.6 inches 14 inches
Weight Starting at 1.9 kg (4.19 lbs) 1.5 kg 1.47 kg (3.25lb) 1.3 kg 1.23kg (including battery) Approx. 1.38 kg Approx. 1.62 kg (SSD + HDD), Approx. 1.53 kg (SSD Only) Approx. 1.49 kg Approx. 2.3 kg 1.2 kg
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