6 Portable Daily Drivers We Recommend At Up To 33% Off


The best daily drivers are good enough for both basic work and play, and they don’t necessarily cost an arm and leg, which should be super welcome for those tightening their purse strings this year. The good thing about our tech selects below is they don’t feel cheap, offering decent performance, brilliant screens, and battery life that’s good enough for everyday tasks and beyond.

And they aren’t your typical uninspired clamshells either. Whether you’re in the market for a business notebook, a study buddy, or a creative workhorse, our recommendations below should have you covered. Plus, they’re all on sale right now until March 31, so that’s a big plus—especially if you’re keen to save some big bucks without compromising on specs, efficiency, and performance.

Read ahead to see what your next laptop purchase will look like. 

Acer Swift 5 in Mist Green

Nothing but seamless is all we can say when you switch from work to play using this 14-inch Acer Swift rig in classy Mist Green. Running on an Intel® Core™ i5 1135G7 processor and Intel® Iris XE graphics, the Swift 5 packs a full HD display with a nifty IPS (In-Plane Switching) touch screen technology that boasts 340nits of brightness and a 100% sRGB gamut—resulting in vivid and brilliant colors. 

Its screen space is noteworthy, too, with a narrow-bezel design and 90% screen-to-body ratio. Storage-wise, it’s got 8GB LPDDR4 of RAM and built-in 512GB SSD, which work hand in hand with Windows 10. This all-rounder sports an all-day battery life as well to get the job done sans constantly being plugged in., At 28% off, from P65,999 to P47, 588, the Acer Swift 5 SF514-55TA-54J7 is a great buy for productivity and portability.

ASUS ZenBook Duo Core i5

Get all the things done is style with this ZenBook Duo from ASUS that’s super lightweight yet delivers big in performance. Powered by the latest 11th-generation Intel® Core™ i5 1135G7 chipset, Intel® Iris XE graphics, and 16GB DDR4, it’s the perfect next-level companion for on-the-go productivity and creativity. 

We love that it sports a 12.65-inch ScreenPad™ Plus, a secondary display with a brand-new tilting design that offers effortless ergonomics and seamless workflow. With 400nits of brightness, this 14-inch driver can be your multimedia and multitasking pro. 1010 would recommend to those in the arts and creative industries. Snap the Asus ZenBook Duo UX482EAR-HY341WS Core i5 at 25.30% off—from P84,995 to P63,488. 

Dell Vostro 5515 in Titan Grey

The 15.6-inch Vostro 5515 promises to take care of your business, as it makes productivity and privacy its topmost priorities. Featuring TPM 2.0, a commercial-grade security chip built in the motherboard that creates and stores passwords and encryption keys, a privacy shutter, and a fingerprint reader, the Vostro 5515 is reliable, stable, and super secure. 

At 33.27% off (now P30,688 from its SRP of P45,990), the Dell Vostro 5515 Ryzen 3 5300U in Titan Grey is crafted with an aluminum shell and clocks in at only 1.63kg. This business-driven machine runs on AMD MD Ryzen™ 3 5300U chipset with built-in Radeon graphics, Windows 11, 8GB DDR4 memory, and a 256GB SSD. It also features a spill-resistant keyboard with a clicky feedback and a backlight, which is helpful when you want to comfortably get your work done. 

Plus, its onboard four-cell 54Wh battery can last up to 10 hours and 45 minutes on web browsing and 11 hours and 11 minutes on video playback. Pretty decent productivity partner sans a hefty price tag!

HP 14s-DQ2616TU in Natural Silver

This 14-inch laptop hits all the right spots for students and casual users. It can double as a portable workstation that can be toted to the office or to college—an everyday machine that’s not spec’ced to the max, but still packs the necessary fundamentals to get your work done fast. 

Featuring Intel®  Core™ i3-1115G4 processor, a 4GB DDR4 memory, 512GB SSD, and Intel® UHD integrated graphics, the HP 14s-DQ2616TU also runs Windows 11—just about enough to swiftly switch between browser tabs and Microsoft Office apps or enjoy your multimedia sans lags. Plus points that it comes with a compact and reasonably slim chassis weighing in at 1.5kg and a full HD LCD display. This rig’s also the most affordable in our list—at 18.14% off, retailing for only P26,188 from P31,990. 

Lenovo Yoga 7 Slim Carbon

Light, powerful, and cinematic. The sixth-generation Yoga Slim 7 Carbon’s touted as the world’s lightest 14-inch OLED laptop housed in a military-grade carbon fiber reinforced chassis. If that’s not enough of a solid design and form factor feature to convince you to scoop up this device, we don’t know what is. 

Spec-wise, this Lenovo pro runs on an AMD Ryzen™ 5000 series processor, boosted by optional NVIDIA® GeForce® discrete GeForce MX450 graphics. Its base GPU of integrated AMD Radeon™ graphics, though, is still pretty much capable if you’re not keen to upgrade. Either way, the Yoga Slim 7 Carbon is an immersive entertainment companion, thanks to its Dolby Vision™ HDR, 125% SRGB for color accuracy, and deep blacks from VESA® DisplayHDR 500 True Black tech. 

On local video playback, the Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 Carbon 14ACN6 82L00026PH can last up to 14.5 hours, ensuring you get to enjoy its 16GB LPDDR4X dual-channel memory and up to 1TB M.2 PCIe SSD all-day long. Shop this multimedia workhorse at 29.34% (from P89,995 to P63,588)

HUAWEI MateBook 16s 2022 in Space Grey

The biggest in the bunch with masterful performance and power, the HUAWEI MateBook 16s (2022 version) in timeless Space Grey delivers a winning combination of screen real estate at 16 inches, solid build quality, and portability. We’d like to think of this one as a super device—sporting a 2.5K True Color Touch Display, a 12th-gen Intel® Core™ H-Series i7 processor, Windows 11 Home, 16GB LPDDR5 dual-channel memory, and 1TB PCIe SSD. 

Its noteworthy Intel® CPU runs on a whopping 14 cores and 20 threads, which makes it fully capable for gaming or task-switching like no other. Hardcore gamers will delight in its strong and silent cooling—large gaming-grade dual shark fin blades and extra-wide dual heat pipes. Goodbye, thermal throttling! Hello, all-day gaming!

Shop this powerful 1.99kg rig at 6.68% off—now only P83,988 from P89,999. 

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