It’s the holiday season, and by this time, you most likely have received bonuses and your 13th-month pay at work. Your parents and siblings (if they are already working) most likely got their bonuses as well, and they are most likely thinking of gifting themselves something nice this Christmas. Perhaps they’d like a laptop upgrade or a gaming phone, and many brands have great holiday deals to offer. ASUS, for one, has great bundles for select products under its Share 2023 campaign, where you can get as much as Php 54k in freebies.
Not sure which laptops should your parents or sibling get this Christmas? ASUS has a solid line of consumer and gaming laptops to choose from to fit their needs, and here are our picks:
For your hardworking dad: Zenbook Pro 16X OLED
As the head of the household, your dad deserves the best–and ASUS’ best Zenbook is its Pro 16X OLED. As a content creator-focused laptop, what makes ASUS’ flagship Zenbook special is its Supernova SoM motherboard design, which is more compact in design and offers better performance compared to traditional laptop motherboards. This also allows the Zenbook Pro 16X OLED to pack a powerful NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 GPU that your dad can use for crunching numbers for this business or editing videos of your precious family moments in glorious 4K.
Priced at Php 249,995, the Zenbook Pro 16X OLED is a true workhorse, and ASUS is bundling a lot of items with it that include a nice Delsey luggage, ASUS Marshmallow Mouse, ASUS Deskmat, a Canon Printer, and an additional 1-year warranty. Being a creator-focused laptop, you also get a 3-month subscription to Adobe Creative Cloud and a copy of Office Home and Student 2021.
For your stylish mom: Zenbook S 13 OLED
Even if she’s busy juggling between work and house chores, your mom is one stylish person who has a good fashion sense. She most likely prefers a stylish laptop that’s slim and light–and the Zenbook S 13 OLED fits the bill. It has a unique monogram design on the lid and is just 1cm thin–making the Zenbook S 13 OLED a formidable rival to the MacBook Air. Outside of its slim and durable build, you get a gorgeous 13.3-inch OLED display with skinny bezels and a 2.8K resolution that your mom will enjoy when she watches her favorite Netflix shows.
The Core i7 version is priced at Php 87,995 and comes bundled with a JBL Flip 5 speaker, ASUS Marshmallow Mouse, ASUS Deskmat, a laptop stand, and an additional 1-year warranty. That’s on top of getting a copy of Office Home and Student 2021 and a 3-month subscription to Adobe Creative Cloud.
For your busy kuya: ROG Zephyrus G14
Your kuya is a jack of all trades, and believes in the saying “Work hard, party harder”. ASUS’ ROG laptops are great for gaming, and the Zephyrus G14 is a well-balanced offering that’s great for both work and play. The Moonlight White version is a stunner among gaming laptops, and the Zephyrus G14 comes with the latest Ryzen 7000-series processors that offer a good balance between performance and battery life–the latter being important if your kuya needs to work long hours on a major project.
The Zephyrus G14 is priced at Php 159,995 for the top-end version that has a Ryzen 9-7940HS processor, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 discrete GPU, 32GB LPDDR5 RAM, and 1TB PCIe 4.0 SSD. It comes bundled with an additional 1-year warranty and ROG Cetra TWS earbuds so that your kuya can enjoy his favorite music and be immersed in his gaming sessions.
For your gamer bunso: ROG Phone 7
Bunso loves to play mobile games, and he’s a big fan of titles like Genshin Impact, Nikke, and Tower of Fantasy–all being graphically demanding titles. For bunso to enjoy these games to the fullest, we recommend getting him a gaming phone–and the ROG Phone 7 is arguably the benchmark when it comes to gaming phones. Aside from flagship internals, what makes the ROG Phone 7 a great gaming phone are its AirTriggers for additional controls and stellar thermal management that can push the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2’s performance to its fullest without worrying about throttling.
For Share 2023, ASUS is giving a Php 4k discount on the regular ROG Phone 7 and a Php 3k discount on the Ultimate version. The discounts give the ROG Phone 7 a starting price of Php 46,995 for the 12GB/256GB standard variant.
Aside from the bundles, ASUS laptops come with the brand’s 4A Quality & Service, where you get up to three years of international or local warranty, ASUS Perfect Warranty (Local Accidental Damage Protection), and ASUS Preventive Maintenance service. You can also avail of Home Credit as well, with up to 0% interest for up to 12 months.