Jun 26, 2018 (updated : Jun 8, 2020)

Best Laptops with SSD (Solid-State Drive) under PHP 40,000 Philippines 2020

Tired of traditional HDD-equipped laptops? Priceprice.com has compiled a list of good laptop brands and models with SSDs that are affordable at below PHP 40,000.

Looking for an affordable laptop with a solid-state drive (SSD) storage? Then you're one of the many others who are either into gaming, have a profession that deals with heavy content, regularly mobile or on the go and tagging along their laptops with them wherever they go, or very tired of waiting for long minutes or hours transferring files to and from their hard-disk drive (HDD). The good news is laptops with SSDs are no longer priced as hefty as they used to years back. Now, there are affordable laptops with decent specifications, including this faster memory drive referred to as the SSD.

We, at Priceprice.com, have updated our list of best-in-class SSD-equipped laptops for you to be guided in making informed decisions on your possible laptop purchases. Read on to find out more.

Recommended Laptops with SSD priced under P40k

ASUS VivoBook 14 X412

A colorful ultrabook from Taiwan-based ASUSTeK Computer Inc., the 14-inch compact ASUS VivoBook 14 X412 is best for both work and play. For gamers and users on the go, ASUS' ErgoLift hinge design enables tilting of the keyboard at least 2 degrees for an easier, more relaxed typing stance. The frameless display comes with an ultraslim-bezel NanoEdge panel with 87% screen-to-body ratio, which is highly immersive for a compact laptop. There are three display configurations for this ASUS VivoBook, all of which have a 16:9 aspect ratio, LED backlighting, anti-glare and 45% NTSC features, and refreshes at 60Hz. The differences are in terms of resolution, with the first variant having an FHD 1920p x 1080p IPS-level panel with wide viewing angles at 178 degrees. The other two variants have lower 1366p x 768p resolution, but one is an FHD panel while one is HD only.

The ASUS VivoBook 14 X412 runs on Windows 10 OS as standard. Its top variant is powered by the latest Intel Core i7 8550U processor, with discrete NVIDIA graphics. Intel Core i5 and i3 processor configurations are also available. System memory is 4GB DDR4 2400MHz SDRAM onboard memory, with a SO-DIMM socket for expansion to up to 12GB SDRAM. There are two SSD capacities on offer, with 128GB SATA 3.0 SSD and a bigger 256GB SATA 3.0 SSD. There's a hybrid configuration with dual drives – the highest combination being 256GB SSD and 1TB HDD.

A built-in fingerprint sensor comes handy when starting the laptop as you don't have to key in your log on details anymore.

A 37W per hour battery provides the ASUS VivoBook 14 X412's juice, which charges up to 60% in 49 minutes, and with MyASUS' Battery Health Charging software, battery lifespan reaches 3X longer, with minimal chances of swelling and damage even with almost non-stop use.

The ASUS VivoBook 14 X412 ultraslim laptop Intel Core i5 configuration with 4GB RAM and 128GB SSD has an affordable price tag of PHP 31,495.

Pros

  • Good processor and graphics performance
  • High-capacity SSD
  • Affordable price point

Cons

  • Average battery life
  • Number pad works only with Microsoft OS
Display Size14 inches
ResolutionFHD (1920 x 1080) HD (1366 x 768)
Panel TypeLED-backlit 60Hz Anti-Glare IPS-level Panel with 45% NTSC with wide 178°viewing angles
CPUCore i3, Core i5, Core i7
Processor ModelIntel Core i7 8565U Intel Core i7 7200U Intel Core i5 8265U Intel Core i3 8145U
GPU ModelNVIDIA GeForce MX250, with 2GB GDDR5 VRAM
RAM4GB, 12GB
Memory TypeDDR4 SDRAM
Storage TypeHDD+SSD/eMMC
HDD500GB, 1TB
SSD/eMMC128GB, 256GB
ConnectivityHDMI, USB2.0, USB3.0, Bluetooth, Card Reader, Camera, Speakers, Microphone, Trackpad, USB Type-C, USB3.1
OSWindows 10
OS VerWindows 10 Home Windows 10 Pro
Battery2 -Cell 37 Wh Plug type :ø4 (mm) Output : 19 V DC, 3.42 A, 65 W Input : 100 -240 V AC, 50/60 Hz universal
Dimensions322 x 212 x 19.9 mm
Weight1.5 kg

Lenovo IdeaPad S340 14

Lenovo's thin and light laptop offering, the Lenovo IdeaPad S340 14, is another SSD-equipped laptop that might fit your portability and mobility requirements without breaking the bank. Its 14-inch narrow-bezel display comes in three configurations to let you get the most out of your requirement: an FHD 1920p x 1080p IPS panel with 250nits of maximum brightness, an FHD 1920p x 1080p twisted nematic (TN) panel with 220nits, and an HD 1366p x 768p TN with 220nits. Like with other Lenovo IdeaPad laptops, there's a privacy shutter to allow you to disable or enable your webcam whenever you choose to.

For an SRP of PHP 39,995, the Lenovo IdeaPad S340 is power packed with an Intel Core i5 processor that can clock up to 3.60GHz, and with 6M cache, coupled with either an NVIDIA GeForce MX230 2GB GDDR5 or NVIDIA MX250 graphics processor. A 4GB RAM with 512GB SSD completes the system memory and file storage tandem. A higher Intel Core i7 processor configuration is also being offered.

The compact 15-inch laptop's 15.5W per hour battery is said to last up to 10 hours with moderate usage.

The Lenovo IdeaPad S340 has been fitted with a solid array of connectors and ports including a full-size HDMI port, USB 3.1 Type-C ports, an SD card reader and a microphone-earphone jack.

Pros

  • Good processor and graphics performance
  • Huge-capacity SSD
  • Good battery life

Cons

  • The TN display panel configuration offers poor viewing angles
  • Brightness level can be improved
  • Number pad works only with Microsoft OS
Display Size14 inches
ResolutionFHD 1920 x 1080 pixels
Panel TypeLED backlit, anti-glare
CPUAMD, Core i3, Core i5, Core i7
Processor ModelUp to 8th Gen Intel Core i7 Intel Core i7-8565U (1.8GHz 8M Cache, up to 4.60 GHz) AMD Athlon 300U (2.40GHz, 1MB) AMD Ryzen 3 3200U (2.60GHz, 1MB) AMD Ryzen 5 3500U (2.10GHz 2MB)
GPU ModelUp to NVIDIA GeForce MX250 NVIDIA GeForce MX230 AMD Radeon Vega 3 Graphics AMD Radeon Vega 8 Graphics
RAM4GB, 8GB, 12GB
Memory TypeDDR4
Storage TypeHDD, SSD, HDD+SSD/eMMC
HDD1TB, 2TB
SSD/eMMC128GB, 256GB
ConnectivityHDMI, Bluetooth, Card Reader, Camera, Speakers, Microphone, Trackpad, USB Type-C, USB3.1
OSWindows 10
OS VerWindows 10 Home
Battery3-cell Lithium-Ion Polymer battery, 52.5Wh Up to 8 hours
Dimensions323.6mm x 228mm x 17.9mm / 12.9" x 8.9" x 0.7"
WeightStarting at 1.69 kg

Lenovo Yoga 53

Aside from the IdeaPad, the Lenovo Yoga lineup of ultraportable laptops are also a popular choice among PC consumers. The Yoga 530 is a perfect companion for users wanting creativity and wanting more than a laptop function from their device. The 14-inch stylishly compact two-in-one Lenovo Yoga 530 converts, via a 360-degree hinge mechanism, from a laptop to a tablet supported by a stylus pen which Lenovo refers to as the Active Pen 2. This Lenovo stylus utilizes 4,096 sensitivity levels to draw or write on the tablet surface using Windows Ink.

The Yoga 530 is meant for maximizing creativity and entertainment. It had two 14-inch display variants: an HD 1366p x 768p touchscreen TN panel and an FHD 1920p x 1080p IPS touchscreen display, both said to provide good visuals.

With regard to the 2-in-1 laptop's internals, several Intel Core processor configurations are being offered, starting with the 7th- and 8th-generation Intel Core i3, the 8th-generation Intel Core i5 and the 8th Generation Intel Core i7. The GPU is either an Intel Integrated card or NVIDIA GeForce MX130. There are three system memory plus internal storage configurations - the lowest being a 4GB RAM DDR4 and 128GB PCIe SSD, the mid-range 8GB RAM DDR4 and 256GB PCIe SSD and the top configuration a whipping 16GB RAM plus 512GB PCIe SSD.

The Lenovo Yoga 350 runs Windows 10 OS and features Cortana, with a fingerprint scanner accessed via Windows Hello.

As with the IdeaPad laptops, Lenovo claims the Yoga 350's battery life can run up to 10 hours on minimal usage, and is supported by the brand's Rapid Charge technology which reportedly can charge up to two hours' worth of battery life in just 15 minutes.

A USB 3.1 Type-C port, USB 3.0 Type-A ports, an HDMI, an SD card reader and a 3.5mm headphone jack are standard fitments.

The Intel Core i3 processor configuration with 4GB of RAM, 256GB SSD and HD TN display panel can be purchased for an affordable price of PHP 35,995.

Pros

  • Convertible, two-in-one form factor
  • Active Pen 2 support
  • Decent processor and graphics performance
  • Good battery life

Cons

  • Already an old model
  • The TN display panel has poor viewing angles
Display Size14 inches
ResolutionHD (1366 x 768) FHD (1920 x 1080)
Panel TypeIPS Touchscreen
CPUAMD, Core i3, Core i5, Core i7, Pentium Dual Core
Processor ModelAMD Processor: AMD Ryzen 3 2200U (2.5 GHz, 4MB cache) AMD Ryzen 5 2500U (2.0 GHz up to 3.6 GHz, 4MB cache) Up to Ryzen 7-2700U (2.2 GHz up to 3.8 GHz, 4MB cache) Intel Processor: Intel Pentium 4415U (Dual Core, 2.3 GHz, 2MB cache) Intel Core i3-8130U Processor (2.2 GHz up to 3.4 GHz, 4MB cache) Intel Core i5-8250U Processor (1.6 GHz up to 3.4 GHz, 6MB cache) Up to 8th Generation Intel Core i7
GPU ModelIntegrated AMD Radeon Vega 3 Graphics Integrated AMD Radeon Vega 8 Graphics Integrated AMD Radeon Vega 10 Graphics Intel UHD Graphics 620 NVIDIA GeForceMX130 2GB GDDR5
RAM4GB, 8GB, 16GB
Memory TypeDDR4
Storage TypeSSD
SSD/eMMC128GB, 256GB, 512GB
Optical DriveNo ODD
ConnectivityHDMI, USB3.0, Bluetooth, Card Reader, Camera, Speakers, Microphone, Trackpad, USB Type-C
OSWindows 10
OS VerWindows 10 Home
BatteryAMD Processor: Up to 8 hours; Rapid Charge (charge 15 minutes for up to 2 hours use) 65 W power source Intel Processor: Up to 10 hours; Rapid charge (charge 15 minutes for up to 2 hours use) 65W Adapter
Dimensions328 x 229 x 17.6 mm
Weight1.6 kg

Lenovo IdeaPad L340 Gaming 15

Gaming laptops like this offering from Lenovo, the 15.6-inch Lenovo IdeaPad L340 Gaming 15, must carry the appropriate specifications and power to be able to support the games' demanding needs such as heavy graphics, and at the same time support the gamers' requirements such as durable keyboards, good display screen, and good audio quality. One cannot go wrong with the IdeaPad L340 Gaming 15 portable laptop as it is equipped with Intel Core processors, next-gen NVIDIA GeForce graphics cards, and Dolby Audio for an immersive play.

There are two display configurations for this gaming laptop, both with FHD 1920p x 1080p resolution, 45% color gamut and anti-glare features. The difference is with the display panel and brightness specs, with the top variant having an IPS screen with 250nits of maximum brightness, the other a TN screen with 220nits of full brightness.

A gaming laptop to the bone, the Lenovo IdeaPad L340 Gaming 15 is powered by an Intel Core i5 processor and NVIDIA GeForce GTX1050 3GB GPU for its lowest configuration and paired with a 4GB DDR4 RAM and a 512GB SSD ROM for its memory needs. The highest configuration goes as powerful as up to the 9th-Gen Intel Core i7-9705H CPU and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 graphics processor. The system memory and internal storage likewise get upgraded the higher the processors are. Windows 10 OS is standard across all configurations.

Battery life is impressive with Lenovo claiming 8 hours of unplugged minimal usage, and a quick charge with the brand's Rapid Charge technology.

The Lenovo IdeaPad L340 Gaming 15 configuration with Intel Core i5-9300H processor, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 graphics card, 4GB RAM and 512GB SSD and FHD IPS display is available for PHP 36,995.

Pros

  • Price point for a gaming laptop is quite affordable
  • Good battery life with rapid charging support
  • Good audio quality
  • Decent chipsets

Cons

  • Stiff click pad
  • TN display
  • Graphics quality is reduced with triple-A games
Display Size15.6 inches
ResolutionFHD (1920 x 1080)
Panel TypeIPS, antiglare, 250 nits, 45% color gamut TN, antiglare, 220 nits, 45% color gamut
CPUCore i3, Core i7, Core i5+
Processor ModelUp to 9th Gen Intel Core i7-9705H
GPU ModelUp to NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650
RAM4GB, 8GB, 16GB
Memory TypeDDR4
Memory Slots4GB DDR4 + 4GB DIMM 4GB DDR4 + 8GB DIMM
Storage TypeHDD, SSD
HDD2TB
SSD/eMMC1TB
ConnectivityHDMI, Bluetooth, Camera, Speakers, Microphone, 10 key, Trackpad, USB Type-C, USB3.1
OSWindows 10
OS VerWindows 10 Home
BatteryUp to 9 hours, with Rapid Charge technology
Dimensions14.3" x 10.0" x 0.9" / 363mm x 254.6mm x 23.9mm
WeightStarting at 2.2kg / 4.8lbs

Lenovo IdeaPad S145 14 (Intel Celeron Processor)

If your requirement for an SSD-equipped laptop is more on the professional or academic side, a good alternative to the Lenovo IdeaPad S340 and IdeaPad L340 is the IdeaPad S145, a toned-down version with versatile features perfect for home or personal use, a school companion or for work-related productivity tasks.

Tipping the scales at 1.85kg, this 15.6-inch laptop can easily be stowed in the user's bag and can be carried anytime anywhere – when going to school, to work, to coffee shops, malls, or even when traveling. It comes in two display configurations, the higher variant boasting an FHD 1920p x 1080p screen with 220nits of maximum brightness and 45% color range, just about right for viewing movies, listening to music and engaging in a chat or videoconference, especially when complemented by the crisp Dolby Audio system. The lower variant comes with an HD 1366p x 768p resolution TN display, which is not bad for personal and productivity purposes.

A lower-configuration Intel Pentium N5000 processor powers up this entry-level IdeaPad, with a decent 4GB RAM and 512GB PCIe SSD internal storage. For those wanting more performance from their Lenovo IdeaPad S145, there are higher processors of up to the 8th-Gen Intel Core i7 CPU and an Integrated Intel UHD Graphics 620 GPU. Windows 10 is the recommended OS for all configurations.

Battery lasts up to 5.5, for the 30W per hour charger, to 6 hours, for the 35W per hour charger, with moderate usage.

This Lenovo laptop comes complete with USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-A, USB 2.0 Type-A and HDMI ports plus an SD card reader and a headphone-and-mic jack.

The TN display, Intel Pentium N5000, 4GB RAM, 512GB SSD configuration of the Lenovo IdeaPad S145 costs only PHP 20,995, perfect for students, young professionals and stay-at-home moms or dads.

Pros

  • Budget friendly
  • Versatile and lightweight
  • Has decent RAM specs and SSD capacity

Cons

  • The lower configurations lack power
  • Screen lacks color and brightness
  • Touchpad is not so precise
Display Size14 inches
ResolutionFHD (1920 x 1080) HD (1366 x 768)
Panel TypeAnti-glare, 220 nits, 45% color gamut
CPUCeleron Dual Core, Core i7, Pentium Dual Core
Processor ModelIntel Celeron 4205U (2M Cache, 1.80 GHz) Intel Pentium Gold 5405U (2M Cache, 2.30 GHz) Up to 8th Gen Intel Core i7-8565u
GPU ModelIntel Integrated Graphics Up to NVIDIA GeForce MX110
RAM4GB, 8GB, 12GB, 64GB
Memory TypeDDR4
Storage TypeHDD, SSD
HDD500GB, 1TB, 2TB
SSD/eMMC128GB, 512GB
Optical DriveNo
ConnectivityHDMI, USB2.0, Bluetooth, Card Reader, Camera, Speakers, Microphone, Trackpad, USB3.1
OSWindows 10
OS VerWindows 10 Home
Battery2-cell 30Wh Up to 6 hours
DimensionsStarting at 327.1mm x 241mm x 19.9mm / 12.9″ x 9.5″ x 0.8″
WeightStarting at 1.6kg / 3.5lbs

Lenovo IdeaPad S145-14IGM (Intel Celeron Processor)

The Lenovo IdeaPad S145-14IGM is basically a twin of the IdeaPad S145 except that its chipset is Intel Celeron instead of Intel Pentium. There are two configurations of this 15.6-inch laptop. One is an Intel Celeron N4000 dual-core with base frequency of 1.1GHz and a max turbo frequency of 2.6GHz with 4MB cache, and paired with an Intel UHD Graphics 600 GPU. The other is a higher configuration, quad-core Intel Celeron N4100 CPU with 4MB cache and which clocks speed, at maximum turbo frequency, of up to 2.40GHz. It comes with an Intel UHD Graphics 605 GPU.

There are two LED-backlit display configurations similar to the Pentium versions: an HD 1366p x 768p TN display and an FHD 1920p x 1080p version, both with anti-glare features, 220nits of max brightness and 16:9 aspect ratio.

Battery comes in either a 30W per hour or 35W per hour battery that lasts up to 5.5 hours or 6 hours, respectively, if unplugged.

The HD resolution TN display, Intel Celeron N4100 processor with 4GB DDR4 RAM and 512GB SSD configuration currently sells for PHP 18,995.

Pros

  • Very affordable
  • Versatile and lightweight
  • Has decent RAM specs and SSD capacity

Cons

  • Chipset provides less power
  • Screen lacks color and brightness
  • Battery capacity can still be enhanced
Display Size14 inches
ResolutionFHD (1920 x 1080) HD (1366 x 768)
Panel TypeAnti-glare, 220 nits, 45% color gamut
CPUCeleron Dual Core, Core i7, Pentium Dual Core
Processor ModelIntel Celeron 4205U (2M Cache, 1.80 GHz) Intel Pentium Gold 5405U (2M Cache, 2.30 GHz) Up to 8th Gen Intel Core i7-8565u
GPU ModelIntel Integrated Graphics Up to NVIDIA GeForce MX110
RAM4GB, 8GB, 12GB, 64GB
Memory TypeDDR4
Storage TypeHDD, SSD
HDD500GB, 1TB, 2TB
SSD/eMMC128GB, 512GB
Optical DriveNo
ConnectivityHDMI, USB2.0, Bluetooth, Card Reader, Camera, Speakers, Microphone, Trackpad, USB3.1
OSWindows 10
OS VerWindows 10 Home
Battery2-cell 30Wh Up to 6 hours
DimensionsStarting at 327.1mm x 241mm x 19.9mm / 12.9″ x 9.5″ x 0.8″
WeightStarting at 1.6kg / 3.5lbs

Lenovo IdeaPad C340 14

Another great choice from the IdeaPad family that also functions as a 2-in-1 device is the Lenovo IdeaPad C340 14. It is equipped with the same 360-degree hinge mechanism of the Yoga 350 that enables it to fold flat to transform into a tablet. While for a tablet, 14 inches is already quite big, the IdeaPad C340 brings bigger visuals via tablet mode with a 15.6-inch iteration. A stylus pen comes as an optional accessory for both laptop models.

Except for their respective sizes, both 14- and 15-inch convertible laptops almost have the same specifications and configurations. A Full HD touchscreen IPS with 1920p x 1080p resolution and maximum brightness of 250nits provides the users with a decent viewing experience. A lower display configuration of an HD 1366p x 768p resolution TN touchscreen display is also offered, but while this is just fine for the 14-inch laptop, it doesn't sit well with the 15.6 inches. It doesn't matter though if the user is not picky with color and resolution.

This convertible laptop has many configurations in terms of processors and memory in order to cater to the users' varying needs and budgets. A low-powered Intel Pentium Gold 5405U processor complemented by a 4GB DDR4 RAM and 128GB M.2 SSD storage is the most budget-friendly configuration of the IdeaPad C340. There's, however, a power-packed iteration that boasts the 8th-Gen to the 10th-Gen Intel Core i7 processors, all powerful chipsets with either a similarly powerful NVIDIA GeForce MX230 GPU or a tamer Intel HD Graphics 610 GPU. The 14-inch laptop has an option for an AMD Ryzen 3 to Ryzen 5 CPUs working in tandem with AMD Radeon Vega RX graphics cards.

The lowest system memory offered for the 14-inch laptop is a decent 4GB RAM, but those wanting faster memory can choose an 8GB or 16GB RAM for their system memory. A 512GB PCIe SSD provides a huge storage.

Meanwhile, only an 8GB RAM configuration is available for the 15-inch IdeaPad C340, and split into equal 4GB + 4GB. A hybrid dual storage is offered with 128GB M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD + 1TB HDD.

Battery life is said to last up to 8 hours and a 65W per hour Rapid Charge adapter is on standby in case the user runs out of juice. This charging technology is said to charge up to 80% in just one hour.

For an affordable price of PHP 25,995, you can get your hands on the 15.6-inch HD TN display with Intel Pentium Gold 5405U chipset and 4GB RAM plus 128GB SSD.

Pros

  • Two-in-one, convertible form factor
  • Long battery life with fast-charge feature
  • Affordable price for what it offers

Cons

  • HD screen resolution doesn't match the big display of the 15.6-inch laptop
  • The 15.6-inch is too bulky and heavy for tablet mode
  • Low processor configuration provides less power
Display Size14 inches
ResolutionHD 1366 x 768 pixels FHD 1920 x 1080 pixels
Panel TypeLED backlit IPS, Touch LED backlit TN, Touch
CPUAMD, Core i5, Core i7, Pentium Dual Core
Processor ModelAMD Model: Up to AMD Ryzen 7 3700U (2.3 GHz, up to 4.0 GHz) Intel Model: Intel Pentium Gold 5405U (2.3 GHz, 2MB cache) 8th Gen Intel Core i5-8265U (1.6 GHz, up to 3.9 GHz, 6MB cache) 8th Gen Intel Core i7-8565U (1.8 GHz, up to 4.6 GHz, 8MB cache) 10th Gen Intel Core i5-10210U (1.6 GHz, up to 4.2 GHz, 6MB cache) 10th Gen Intel Core i7-10510U (1.8 GHz, up to 4.9 GHz, 8MB cache)
ChipsetIntel SoC Platform
GPU ModelAMD Model: Up to AMD Radeon RX Vega 10 Graphics Intel Model: Intel UHD Graphics 620 NVIDIA GeForce MX230 2GB GDDR5
RAM4GB, 8GB, 16GB
Memory TypeDDR4
Storage TypeSSD
SSD/eMMC128GB, 256GB, 512GB, 1TB
Optical DriveNo
ConnectivityHDMI, Bluetooth, Card Reader, Speakers, Microphone, Trackpad, USB Type-C, USB3.1
OSWindows 10
OS VerWindows 10 Home 64-bit
Battery4-cell Li-Polymer 45Wh 45W Round Tip (Wall)
Dimensions328 x 229 x 17.9 mm / 12.9 x 9.0 x 0.7 inches
WeightStarting at 1.65 kg

What Is a Solid-State Drive (SSD)?

For the tech-savvy ones, determining the laptop they need is as easy as blinking an eye. For the uninitiated ones, a little bit of frowning and Googling are up when reading through a set of specifications. To save you the time, we'll explain some important details related to the laptop drive. A solid-state drive, SSD for short, is a form of storage device that is an alternative for the traditional HDD that we've been so familiar with for a long time. An SSD uses flash-based memory - that's why it is faster than HDD technology.

Although the solid-state drive (SSD) has been around since the 1990s, their popularity as internal storage for laptops did not begin till around two years ago, and mostly they were only used with premium ultra-slim notebooks. Then many well-known brands slowly began fitting their budget to mid-range notebooks with the SSDs because of their reliability and advantage over the HDD.

What are the Advantages of an SSD versus an HDD?

Faster performance. An SSD is not a cost-effective alternative to HDD when it comes to storing large amounts of data; however, it has numerous advantages over the former. Faster performance, for one, such that your laptop will boot up quickly. It will also be able to launch apps quicker than the HDD.

More durable. An SSD has no moving parts, unlike the HDD which is made up of an array of movable components such as spindle, platters, actuator parts and connectors. Any rough movement, especially banging your laptop onto a surface or dropping it, might damage or corrupt the HDD. Since an SSD has no moving parts, it is more durable – perfect for on-the-go users. Without moving parts too, the SSD is usually quiet during operation, whereas an HDD may produce cluttering or whirring sounds every now and then, especially when they age.

Low read access times. "Access time" in memory is the time it takes to request data and for that time to be met. It is measured either in milliseconds or nanoseconds, and the lower the access time, the better. An SSD has low read access time hence transferring data to the laptop storage from an external device, and vice versa, is much faster.

You can expect newer generation laptops to feature SSD for storage as it is much faster and smaller than the traditional HDD. The prices has also been marked down making them more affordable than they used to. When SSDs first arrived in the market, they were only available on Ultra books or high-performing models. Today, even a base model laptop now packs an SSD for storage. Consumers who want a fast laptop in terms of start-up loading and memory accessing speeds will surely be satisfied with SSDs.

Conclusion

Laptops, being portable, and productivity- and entertainment-focused, have become a way of life, especially in these times when working from home is a completely new option. If you're looking for a laptop that supports speedy transfer rates, faster boot time and performance, durable internal storage and is gaming-centric, look for a laptop with an SSD storage instead of an HDD. Browsing through the laptops we've listed here is a good start as we've already filtered the best ones from the bevy of brands and models out there. However, you should also note that nothing is perfect and an SSD has a shorter lifespan versus the HDD. It's not designed for repeated rewriting over of files, but it has many big advantages over the HDD such as the ones we mentioned above.

There's no right or wrong choices when trying to find the best laptop and eventually purchasing one. The "best" criterion will always vary from one person to another. At the end of the day, as long as you're happy with your purchase and it has matched most of your requirements, then it's a successful hunt. We, at Priceprice.com, are here to guide you to making informed decisions when finding a good device that will be your perfect companion.

Spec Comparison

ASUS VivoBook 14 X412 ASUS VivoBook 14 X412 Lenovo IdeaPad S340 14 Lenovo IdeaPad S340 14 Lenovo Yoga 530 14 Lenovo Yoga 530 14 Lenovo IdeaPad L340 Gaming 15 Lenovo IdeaPad L340 Gaming 15 Lenovo IdeaPad S145 14 Lenovo IdeaPad S145 14 Lenovo IdeaPad C340 14 Lenovo IdeaPad C340 14
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Lowest Price P23,495 P25,053 P32,995 P34,995 P15,995 P18,098.99
CPU Core i3, Core i5, Core i7 AMD, Core i3, Core i5, Core i7 AMD, Core i3, Core i5, Core i7, Pentium Dual Core Core i3, Core i7, Core i5+ Celeron Dual Core, Core i7, Pentium Dual Core AMD, Core i5, Core i7, Pentium Dual Core
GPU Model NVIDIA GeForce MX250, with 2GB GDDR5 VRAM Up to NVIDIA GeForce MX250
NVIDIA GeForce MX230
AMD Radeon Vega 3 Graphics
AMD Radeon Vega 8 Graphics
Integrated AMD Radeon Vega 3 Graphics
Integrated AMD Radeon Vega 8 Graphics
Integrated AMD Radeon Vega 10 Graphics

Intel UHD Graphics 620

NVIDIA GeForceMX130 2GB GDDR5
Up to NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Intel Integrated Graphics
Up to NVIDIA GeForce MX110
AMD Model:
Up to AMD Radeon RX Vega 10 Graphics

Intel Model:
Intel UHD Graphics 620
NVIDIA GeForce MX230 2GB GDDR5
RAM 4GB, 12GB 4GB, 8GB, 12GB 4GB, 8GB, 16GB 4GB, 8GB, 16GB 4GB, 8GB, 12GB, 64GB 4GB, 8GB, 16GB
HDD 500GB, 1TB 1TB, 2TB 2TB 500GB, 1TB, 2TB
Display Size 14 inches 14 inches 14 inches 15.6 inches 14 inches 14 inches
Weight 1.5 kg Starting at 1.69 kg 1.6 kg Starting at 2.2kg / 4.8lbs Starting at 1.6kg / 3.5lbs Starting at 1.65 kg
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