Best Budget Laptops (Under Php 40k) in the Philippines for 2022

by Duey Guison  July 2, 2022

Having a good laptop is important for anyone these days, especially with hybrid work setups being the norm. With many models to choose from, we think that those priced at under Php 40k should fit most of the needs of the everyday Filipino for both their work and leisure needs. We round up the best budget laptops in the Philippines for 2022 in this listicle. All five of them are priced at under Php 40k, and each of them catering to different needs with the features they have to offer.

Best Budget Laptops (Under Php 40k) in the Philippines for 2022

  • Xiaomi RedmiBook 15
  • realme Book
  • Huawei MateBook D14 2022
  • ASUS VivoBook 15 OLED
  • Lenovo IdeaPad 3


Xiaomi RedmiBook 15

Core i3-1115G4Php 25,999

Core i5-11300HPhp 35,999

The RedmiBook 15 is the newest kid in town, and the variants being offered in the Philippines are decent. The Core i3 variant is a great deal for Php 26k, though we’d recommend the Core i5 version since it uses an H-series processor that provides more oomph and comes with an Iris Xe integrated GPU. Redmi’s first laptop offering in the Philippines comes with a 15.6-inch IPS display, along with essential ports that include three USB-A ports and a full-sized SD card reader.

You can get the RedmiBook 15 at Xiaomi authorized stores and Silicon Valley branches nationwide, and online on Shopee and Lazada.


realme Book

Core i3-1115G7Php 29,490

Core i5-1165G7 – Php 39,490

realme does make laptops, and the Book is feature-packed with two USB-C ports (one of them supporting Thunderbolt 4), 65w USB-C charging, a 14-inch display with a 2K resolution and a good 92% sRGB coverage. To top it off, the higher-end Core i5 variant offers the best performance at the under Php 40k segment. In terms of aesthetics, the realme Blue option is definitely an eye-catcher in a sea of silver, gray, and black laptops.

You can buy the realme Book at the brand’s Lazada and Shopee stores.


Huawei MateBook D14 2022

Kpop music video being played on the Huawei Matebook D14

Core i5-1135G7 – Php 38,999

Huawei’s entry-level MateBook D series is competitive with what they offer. They have a rather unique webcam placement that you may like or dislike, but they come with the best possible 11th Gen Intel processors for their price. You get a decent port selection that includes a USB-C port, HDMI port, and two USB-A ports, along with a premium aluminum build and a fingerprint scanner.

You can buy it on Shopee, Lazada, or at authorized Huawei Stores.


ASUS VivoBook 15 OLED

Core i3-1125G4Php 36,995

Bright OLED displays are the next big thing for laptops, and ASUS is one of the very few brands that manage to add one on a laptop that’s priced at under Php 40k with the VivoBook 15 OLED. While it’s pretty pricey for a laptop rocking a Core i3-1125G4, its main selling point is that bright and vibrant OLED panel that’s significantly better than most IPS panels used by its competitors. Aside from that bright panel, the VivoBook 15 OLED has a good port selection that includes USB-C 3.2 Gen 1, USB-A 3.2 Gen 1. USB-A 2.0, MicroSD card slot, and HDMI port.

You can buy the VivoBook 15 OLED at Lazada, Shopee, and authorized ASUS retailers.

Lenovo IdeaPad 3

Core i3-1115G4Php 33,995

Core i5-1135G7Php 36,995

Lenovo is an established brand when it comes to laptops, and their entry-level IdeaPad 3 series is also good. While its specs are roughly similar to other laptops in this list, Lenovo’s main selling point is peace of mind: both the Core i3 and Core i5 models come with a 3-year warranty, ensuring that you are well-taken care of after purchasing them.

You can buy the IdeaPad 3 at authorized Lenovo stores and at their official Lazada store.


That wraps up our list for our best budget laptops in the Philippines for 2022. Which one do you plan to buy?

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