Oct 1, 2018

Best Windows Laptops in the Philippines 2018

We've reviewed the best models from the most sought-after brands to aid you in narrowing down only the best Windows laptops in the market now.

What's in a Windows laptop?

For most, choosing a Windows laptop over some of its fiercest rivals is a no-brainer. And as it is almost a sure thing decision, this choice is often attributed to a bevy of reasons. Chief of which is also its flashiest feature, a ludicrous amount of affordable alternatives. Next, of course, is easily its best hallmark among its many advantages, the Windows operating system is, without a doubt, the best that you could ever have if you're on the hunt for a portable device that happens to be equipped with the best productivity.

The list of its pertinent benefits could go on forever albeit if one must put it simply; owning a Windows laptop gives you the best of both worlds in terms of flexibility and value for money. But as this laptop kind is also notably popular, the market is naturally laden with options that, while is a plus in itself, can also be overwhelming down the line.

We at Priceprice.com have come up with a compilation that narrows down this selection. Here are 10 of the best Windows laptops in the Philippines in 2018.

Lenovo Yoga 920 13

  • Pros: Highly flexible display; Eighth-generation Intel Core i7 CPU
  • Cons: No SD card slot; lacks HDMI

When you get to incorporate a sleeker form to a nearly edgeless 4K display, you'd often think that the laptop is still yet to come or is just too on the nose. Well, not in the case of the Lenovo Yoga 920 13, which delivers these features on point, and boldly, at that.

The Yoga 920 13 features an impressive 13.95mm, even sleeker than its predecessor which boasts of an already impeccable 14.30mm thinness. It also packs a polished CNC aluminum that is built to withstand the inevitable wear and tear. As it goes, the Yoga 920 13 is also as toughened as it is bespoke.

But perhaps the most defining feature of the Yoga 920 13 is its intricate watchband hinge which rotates ever so seamlessly, allowing you to maneuver it in ways that are both flexible and stable, all at the same time.

Lenovo Yoga 920 13

Lenovo Yoga 920 13

Lowest Price in the Philippines P109,169

Display Size13.9 inches
Resolution3840 x 2160 (UHD) 1920 x 1080 (FHD)
Panel TypeIPS touchscreen
CPUCore i7
Processor ModelUp to 8th Gen Intel Core i7U processor
GPU ModelIntegrated Intel HD Graphics
RAM8GB, 12GB, 16GB
Memory TypeDDR4
Storage TypeSSD
SSD/eMMC256GB, 512GB, 1TB
ConnectivityHDMI, USB3.0, Bluetooth, Thunderbolt, Camera, Speakers, USB Type-C
OSWindows 10
OS VerWindows 10 Home
Battery- Up to 10.8 hours with UHD display* - Up to 15.5 hours with FHD display* * Based on testing with MobileMark 2014. Battery life varies significantly with settings, usage, & other factors.
Dimensions323 x 223.5 x 13.95mm
WeightStarting at 1.37 kg / 3.0 lbs

Dell XPS 13

  • Pros: "Infinity" display
  • Cons: The front camera is placed under its display

Another standout in all things display, the Dell XPS 13 features an unparalleled 23 percent thinner InfinityEdge border which is now 4mm wide and comes with 80.7 percent screen-to-body ratio. It also boasts of a color spectrum that is maximized with 100 percent sRGB color, readily rendering it to be "picture perfect."

The XPS 13 is also noted for its advanced technology in security and productivity. It currently features two, secure personalized features, its infrared camera is equipped with facial recognition technology and a fingerprint reader which is conveniently integrated with its power button. The device is also equipped with built-in mics, Microsoft Cortana, and Waves-enabled speech technology, allowing the device to respond to your voice from up to 14 feet away.

The XPS 13 is currently powered by an eighth generation Intel quad Core with either an i5 or i7 processor.

Dell XPS 13

Dell XPS 13

Lowest Price in the Philippines P69,390

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
Memory TypeDDR3
Storage TypeSSD
SSD/eMMC128GB, 256GB
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)

HP Spectre x360

  • Pros: All-aluminum chassis; fantastic display
  • Cons: Battery life could have been improved

Mobile freedom is redefined in ways only HP can provide with its sleek and almighty HP Spectre x360. Clearly designed to attract attention, the device is also noticeably shaved, culminating to a smaller design and a near-borderless micro-edge display. Akin to the previous entries, HP's contender comes with shrunken bezels which are now at a staggering 3.4mm.

The HP entry is also both thin and light. It only measures an unbelievable 13.9mm thin and weighs 1.32kg. Another headline-grabbing feature is its hinge that provides utmost versatility; whether you're aiming at using it as a presentation tool, an archetypal tablet, a glaring multimedia device, or a sleeker-than-usual notebook.

The Spectre x360 is propelled by the ultra-fast 7th-generation Intel Core i7 processors which can be experienced to up to 16GB of RAM offerings.

HP Spectre x360

HP Spectre x360

Lowest Price in the Philippines P75,990

Display Size13.3 inches
ResolutionFull HD 1920 x 1080
Panel TypeTouch
CPUCore i7
Processor Modeli7-7500U
Processor Speed2.7 GHz
GPU ModelIntel HD Graphics 620
RAM16GB
Memory TypeDDR SDRAM
Storage TypeSSD
SSD/eMMC512GB
ConnectivityBluetooth, Camera, Speakers, Microphone, USB Type-C, USB3.1
OSWindows 10
Battery3 Cell Lithium ion
Dimensions12.07 x 8.58 x 0.55 in
Weight1.32 kg

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 CARBON

  • Pros: Numerous ports; excellent battery life
  • Cons: Ethernet requires a dongle; pricier

Are you a budding IT with laptop dreams that are still unmatched? The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 CARBON got it all covered for you.

The ambitious device is equipped with an all-new, ThinkPad Pro Dock that comes with a USB-C side mechanical docking station. With this defining feature, employees who are frequently away from their stations are equipped with a time-saving solution. The device also boasts of ThinkShutter, a security feature that allows users to enjoy a more sophistication authentication.

The ThinkPad X1 CARBON is also noted for its amped-up hardware offerings, starting with the inclusion of the new, eighth generation Intel quad Core which is claimed to have boosted its performance with an additional 35 percent; the device's memory is also notably faster with the LPDDR3. Finally, it is also equipped with the optional LTE-A card, making this device highly-suitable for globe-trotting individuals.

Lenovo Thinkpad X1 CARBON

Lenovo Thinkpad X1 CARBON

Lowest Price in the Philippines P121,999

Display Size14 inches
Resolution1600x900
CPUCore i5, Core i7
Processor ModelCore i5, Core i7 i7-3667U i5-3427U i5-3317U
Processor Speed4.2GHz / 2.8GHz / 2.6GHz
GPU ModelIntel HD (integrated)
RAM4GB, 8GB
Memory TypeDDR3L
Storage TypeSSD
SSD/eMMC128GB, 256GB
Optical Drivenone
ConnectivityUSB2.0, USB3.0, Bluetooth, Camera
OSWindows 8, Windows 7
OS VerWindows 7 Professional, Windows 7 Home Premium
BatteryUp to 8.2 hours
Dimensions331.0mm x 18.9mm x 226.0mm
Weight1.36 kgs

Acer Predator Helios 500

  • Pros: Ideal for gamers
  • Cons: Battery life could be more improved; a hefty price tag

Developed with the keenest gamers in mind, the Acer Predator Helios 500 is loaded with gaming necessities. First up, the device's 144Hz-fueled machine is cooled by the proprietary AeroBlade 3D fans, which are said to be highly efficient. Its GPU is also robustly equipped with the next-generation solution from NVIDIA, no less, and AMD to boot.

The Predator Helios 500 is currently powered by 8th-generation Intel Core i9-8950HK and is coupled with AMD Ryzen 7 2700. An NVIDIA G-SYNC and Radeon FreeSync are also thrown into the mix, alongside the much-needed PredatorSense and WAVES MaxxAudio for an ultimate gaming and audio experience.

Other defining features of the Acer Predator Helios 500 are a bright FHD panel, a 2X USB Type-C Thunderbolt 3 ports, and a 144Hz G-Sync panel.

Acer Predator Helios 500

Acer Predator Helios 500

Lowest Price in the Philippines P122,900

Display Size17.3 inches
ResolutionFull HD (144Hz), 4K (60Hz)
Panel TypeIPS
CPUAMD, Core i9
Processor Modeli9-8950HK1 AMD Ryzen 7 2700
GPU ModelNVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 AMD RADEON RX VEGA56
RAM16GB
Memory Slots4 slots
Storage TypeHDD, SSD
ConnectivityHDMI, Thunderbolt, 10 key
Battery74 Wh
Dimensions428 x 298 x 39 mm
Weight4 kg

ASUS ZenBook Flip S UX370UA

  • Pros: Premium design; immersive display
  • Cons: Below average battery life; fingerprint magnet

Another entry for consumers who are made for those who seek fluidity and flexibility when they trot the globe, the ASUS ZenBook Flip S UX370UA is just made with this demographic behind. Alongside its versatile 360-degree flappable display with 4K UHD resolution, the device is also thinner, lighter, and decidedly convertible. Running these impeccable display offerings is the current 8th-generation Intel Core i7 processor which should allow users to single-handedly experience the joy of multitasking.

The already cutting-edge processor is then boosted with 16GB of RAM and a super-fast, up to 1TB PCle Gen 3 SSD, alongside a USB-C port for display output, data transmission, and fast charging. If one must ask, there you've got it all covered with the ZenBook Flip S UX370UA.

ASUS ZenBook Flip S UX370UA

ASUS ZenBook Flip S UX370UA

Lowest Price in the Philippines P89,995

Display Size13.3 inches
ResolutionFull HD (1920 x 1080) / 4K UHD (3840 x 2160)
Panel TypeLED-backlit
CPUCore i5, Core i7
Processor Modeli7-8550U i7-7500U i5-8250U i5-7200U
Processor Speedi7-8550U(1.8GHz), i7-7500U(2.7GHz), i5-8250U(1.6GHz), i5-7200U(2.5GHz)
GPU ModelIntegrated Intel HD Graphics 620
RAM8GB, 16GB
Memory TypeLPDDR3
Storage TypeSSD
SSD/eMMC256GB, 512GB, 1TB
ConnectivityBluetooth, Camera, Speakers, Microphone, USB Type-C, USB3.1
OSWindows 10
OS VerWindows 10 Pro Windows 10 Home
BatteryUp to 11 hours battery life 39Wh 2-cell lithium-polymer battery Fast-charge technology: 60% in 49 mins 45W USB-C power adapter (Output: 19V DC, A, 45W) (Input: 100-240V AC, 50/60Hz universal)
DimensionsHeight: 1.09 cm (0.43 inches) Width: 31.3 cm (12.32 inches) Depth: 21.8 cm (8.58 inches)
Weight1.1 kg (2.42 pounds)

Microsoft Surface Book 2

  • Pros: The powered-up machine with NVIDIA graphics; good battery life
  • Cons: A bit on the expensive side; 16GB RAM is its maximum

The quintessential Windows laptop is now even made more fluid and efficient, all thanks to its beastly features and specifications that beckon even the farthest of those on the fence. The ultimate device for all things portable is run by the Intel Core i7 processor and up to 1060 NVIDIA GeForce GTX graphics; also boosting its power is a dramatic PixelSense Display with 267 PPI and up to 16GB of RAM offerings and comes in two display sizes, a 13.5-inch and 15-inch.

The Microsoft Surface Book 2 is also noted for its seamless transitioning to a quadruple of exciting forms; the laptop mode, the tablet mode, the studio mode, and the perennial favorite view mode, all of which highlight the device's prowess inflexibility. The device sure knows how to show off in ways that are only the purists can appreciate.

Microsoft Surface Book 2 (13.5)

Microsoft Surface Book 2 (13.5)

Lowest Price in the Philippines P99,999

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)
Microsoft Surface Book 2 (15)

Microsoft Surface Book 2 (15)

Lowest Price in the Philippines P169,999

Display Size15 inches
Resolution3240 x 2160 pixels
Panel TypePixelSense Display 10 point multi-touch G5
CPUCore i7
Processor Modeli7-8650U
GPU ModelNVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 discrete GPU with 6GB GDDR5 graphics memory
RAM16GB
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
Dimensions343 mm x 251 mm x 15 mm-23 mm
Weight1.9 kg

HUAWEI MateBook X Pro

  • Pros: 10-point touchscreen; Corning Gorilla Glass
  • Cons: Unusual front-camera placement; webcam could be more improved

From the get-go, you'd know that you're in for a tremendous treat relative to its display's prowess once you get to take the HUAWEI MateBook X Pro for a spin. Dubbed as HUAWEI's first notebook with FullView design, the device packs a ridiculous 91 percent screen-to-body ratio, culminating to a near-borderless display, which at this point is a difficult feat to achieve.

Inarguably the major takeaway of the MateBook X Pro, its display is further brought to new heights with its 3K LTPS display with a stunning 3000 x 2000 resolution and an impressive 100 percent sRGB color gamut. The result? A game-changing breakthrough in display experience.

HUAWEI MateBook X Pro

HUAWEI MateBook X Pro

Lowest Price in the Philippines P71,752.24

Display Size13.9 inches
Resolution3000 x 2000, 260 PPI
Panel TypeLTPS, 10-point, anti-fingerprint
CPUCore i5, Core i7
Processor Model8th Generation Intel Core i7-8550U 8th Generation Intel Core i5-8250U
GPU ModelNVIDIA GeForce MX150 with 2 GB GDDR5 / Intel UHD Graphics 620
RAM8GB, 16GB
Memory TypeLPDDR3
Storage TypeSSD
SSD/eMMC256GB, 512GB
ConnectivityUSB3.0, Bluetooth, Thunderbolt, Camera, Speakers, USB Type-C
OSWindows 10
OS VerWindows 10 Home (RS3)
Dimensions304 x 14.6 x 217mm (WxHxD)
Weight1.33 kg

Razer Blade 15

  • Pros: 4K Touch Display; comes with a vapor chamber cooling system; sleek design
  • Cons: The keyboard layout isn't exactly the most user-friendly out there

In this era of gaming laptops, rarely we've been afforded of iterations that come with both power and aesthetics that easily defy the competition. With the Razer Blade 15, your attention relative to these parameters is easily seized, without much prodding, no less.

Dubbed as the world's smallest laptop, The Blade 15 measures at only 0.66-inch thin which seamlessly crams in a beauteous 15.6-inch edge-to-edge display with the necessary 144Hz refresh rate. As such, there's no stone that is left unturned when it comes to design language and gaming offerings with this entry up here.

Razer Blade 15

Razer Blade 15

Lowest Price in the Philippines P134,900

Display Size15.6 inches
Resolution1920 x 1080 pixels 3840 x 2160 pixels (4K)
Panel TypeIPS, 60Hz 100% sRGB, 16:9 aspect ratio, matte screen
CPUCore i7
Processor ModelCore i7-8750H
Processor Speed2.2GHz
ChipsetMobile Intel HM370
GPU ModelNVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070
RAM16GB, 32GB
Memory TypeDDR4
Storage TypeSSD
SSD/eMMC256GB, 512GB
ConnectivityHDMI, Micro USB, Bluetooth, Card Reader, Thunderbolt, Camera, USB3.1
BatteryBuilt-in 80Wh rechargeable lithium-ion polymer
Dimensions355 x 235 x 16.8 mm 355 x 235 x 17.3 mm
Weight2.07kg, 2.1kg, 2.15kg

Dell XPS 15-9560

  • Pros: Lightning fast performance; robust build quality
  • Cons: Pricey; battery life is subpar

The Dell XPS 15-9560 features the brand's famed InfinityEdge display which is essentially borderless, courtesy of its bezels that only measure a staggering 5.7mm. The laptop is also noted for its accompaniment of a 100 percent Adobe RGB color, which is the only device that comes with it at the moment. As it goes, a more immersive visual experience is to be expected.

The device comes with defining and boosting features such as the inclusion of the latest 7th generation Intel quad Core processor, the top-grade Pascal architecture, up to 32GB of memory and an expandable storage to up to 1TB. This powerhouse performance is also boosted with the Killer 1535 Wireless-AC adapter that provides a more reliable Wi-Fi connection.

Dell XPS 15-9560

Dell XPS 15-9560

Lowest Price in the Philippines P111,290

Display Size15.6 inches
ResolutionFHD (1920x1080) InfinityEdge display 4K Ultra HD (3840x2160) InfinityEdge touch display
CPUCore i5, Core i7
Processor Modeli5-7300HQ i7-7700HQ
GPU ModelNVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 with 4GB GDDR5
RAM8GB, 16GB, 32GB
Memory TypeDDR4
Memory Slots2 SoDIMMs
Storage TypeHDD, SSD, SSHD
HDD500GB, 1TB
SSD/eMMC256GB, 512GB
ConnectivityHDMI, USB3.0, Bluetooth, Card Reader, Thunderbolt, Camera, Speakers, Microphone, USB3.1
OSWindows
OS VerWindows 10 Pro
BatteryNon-removable 56Whr or 97Whr Battery 130W AC adapter
Dimensions11-17 x 357 x 235mm
Weight2 kg

So, what really is on a Windows laptop?

Our discussion dictates that a Windows laptop shouldn't only be portable as it should be. More significantly to your quest for the best is that it should also support a bevy of features and specifications that mirror the needs of today's world. Foremost of which is the capacity to accommodate seamless productivity. Right next to it, these laptops should also be propelled by top-of-the-line hardware offerings.

This compilation, without a doubt, will not only help you narrow down your selection but should ultimately fill you with the right know-what of an efficient Windows laptop.