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5 Best ASUS laptops for work and play this 2020

The year is almost over but the amount of tech upgrades that are continuously being released in the market continuously seem to be overwhelming! In the past few months, we’ve seen the first 11th Gen Intel processors in the Philippines, webcams hidden within keyboards, and trackpads that can turn into a numeric pad to name a few! So before 2020 comes to a close, let’s take a quick look at five of our favorite ASUS laptop finds to help users narrow down their choices for specific needs:

1. ASUS VivoBook S14

The ASUS VivoBook S14 bears the new Intel Iris Xe graphics in its i5 variant and even though the i7 is a better option, its i5 variant is able to show off an FHD 60FPS gameplay on select titles while also having a competitive battery life. Both i5 and i7 features an Intelligent Performance Technology (AIPT) for optimized power and performance. It has a lightweight chassis and it only weighs 1.4kg, making it easy to carry around. This 14” laptop can also easily fit in a backpack or a tote bag! It has a USB-C port, which is widely being used today, too.

Price: Php 49,995 (i5) / Php 59,995 (i7)        

2. ASUS Zenbook 13

A good choice for people who value portability, clear cameras, and fast charging! It has Windows Hello, which can be used to easily unlock our laptop through facial recognition, plus, it’s only 1.11kg light and 13.9mm thin but it has almost all the I/O ports that we need for work and play. Running on i7, the Zenbook 13 has 2 NVMe SSDs and 8GB 4266MHz LPDDRX4 memory and storage for all the files we need. It’s also commendable that the ZenBook 13 has two Thunderbolt 4 USB-C ports that support fast charging so we won’t need to bring bulk chargers with us everywhere we go. These are just some of the features that we love about it but you can also check out the full specs in our previous blog post.

Price: Php 54,995

3. ASUS VivoBook 15 X571LI

A laptop for both productivity and gaming, the ASUS VivoBook 15 can handle running multiple programs without overheating. It has a 15″ FHD 120HZ NanoEdge display and it’s powered by an Intel Core i7-10750H processor with 16GB RAM and NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX1650 Ti graphics. The VivoBook 15 features Intel® Optane™ memory for 1.35x faster read speeds compared to PCIe® Gen 3 x2 SSDs, allowing for more efficient and productive multitasking, too! My favorite part? It has MyASUS to help users efficiently transfer files from phone to laptop without needing cables to connect the device.vi

Price: Php 69,995

4. ASUS TUF Gaming A17

For hardcore gamers, ASUS also has a laptop powered by sn AMD Ryzen™ 7 CPU and GeForce® GTX 1660 Ti GPU, making action-packed gameplay become fast and fluid. Its IPS-level displays up to 120Hz to make the experience more enjoyable. It’s also made to be tough enough to withstand short falls, shake, heat, cold, and humidity for gamers on the go. This 17-inch laptop can accelerate load times across a massive collection with an up to 1TB NVMe PCIe® SSD, plus two more slots for SSD. You can stream more games this way!

Price: Php 71,995

5. ROG Zephyrus S17

Finally, we have the ROG Zephyrus S17 for heavy gamers who prefer a wide screen at 17″ FHD IPS 300HZ and an Intel Core i7-10875H processor for uninterrupted gaming. With a storage space of 16GB and a 1TB PCIE Hyperdrive, the Zephyrus S17 is definitely worth its price! In fact, its sets the standard for ultra-slim Windows 10 Pro gaming laptops with its long battery life and GeForce® RTX 2080 SUPER™ GPU, making gaming in full performance possible while multitasking on the side. Even though it’s slim at 18.7mm, it comes with an Active Aerodynamic System which helps cool the device while in use.

Price: Php 149,995

Note: What may seem “best” for us may not necessarily be the best for everyone’s needs. These are chosen specifically based on the price range, specs for productivity, and gaming features.

For more details about the laptops, along with their full specs, you may visit asus.com/ph or check out ASUS stores nationwide.


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*Photos courtesy of ASUS Philippines.

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