Tech Roundup: Holiday Laptop Deals With Discounts Up To 38% Off This November
If you’re looking to scoop up the best laptop money can buy this year, now’s the perfect time. After all, Christmas is just around the corner—and Black Friday’s just a few weeks away (FYI—it’s on the 25th, so mark your calendars!). This means one thing—huge price cuts on sticker prices on a range of tech gear.
While Black Friday has only been getting traction in the country in recent years, deals and discounts now crop up even earlier so it’s well worth keeping an eye out on best buys throughout November.
Now, the laptop landscape’s brimming with endless choices—this is both a blessing and a conundrum. Admittedly though, not everyone can afford top-of-the-line laptops that have been spec’d out. For starters, the price point can be a dealbreaker, especially if you’re sticking to a strict financial plan.
The best workaround’s the most obvious: Circle back to options—those that’ll only ring up according to your budget, needs, and lifestyle habits. Ahead of Black Friday, we’re giving you a rundown of laptops for every budget. These are our handpicked choices in different price points that excel in build quality, battery life, and features.
Whatever you’re after, our guide will give you a tech snapshot to help make your buying decision easier and simpler than ever.
Laptops Under P45,000
If you’re a student who just wants to get his or her daily to-do’s done with ease and efficiency, the Dell Inspiron 3511 is perfect. This 15.6-inch looker in carbon black and platinum silver’s just right to get you through school or work.
It carries an 11th Generation Intel® Core i5-1135G7 Processor and Windows Home 10 alongside a 4GB DDR4 RAM, Intel® Iris® Xe Graphics, and 512GB internal storage for responsive performance. You’ll be happy to know that it has onboard ports (1 USB 2.0, 1 audio jack, 1 HDMI 1.4, and 2 USB 3.2) and an SD-card slot to keep you connected to your peripherals and accessories.
Battery-wise, the Inspiron 3511 comes with ExpressCharge capabilities that maximize the time you spend tethered to a power outlet and will let you recharge your battery up to 90% in an hour. At 22% off (now P36,388 from P46,490), the Dell Inspiron3511 has lots to offer to an average or casual user.
A daily driver that doubles as your gaming deck, we recommend the Lenovo Legion 5i (15IMH6 82NL00AFPH). An all-black laptop with a classic matte finish, the 5i packs an Intel® Core i5-10500H chipset and an NVIDIA® GeForce® RTX 3050 Ti graphics card, which means it can play and stream the latest AAA PC game titles with up to 5GHz clock speeds on multiple cores.
Retailing for only P44,988 at 38% off (original price P72,995), the Lenovo Legion 5i is arguably one of the best gaming laptops you can get until the end of the month without spending a fortune.
Apart from the great CPU-GPU combo, it features the Lenovo Legion AI Engine, a gaming solution that intelligently identifies your game launches and optimizes system performance with dynamic CPU/GPU power distribution. The result? The highest possible FPS (frame rate per second) whether your title’s CPU- or GPU-intensive. Its integrated 60Wh battery means you can play (strike, grind, farm, and quest) uninterrupted for up to 5.9 hours.
Laptops Under P50,000
On the lookout for a stunner that’s just as revolutionary as its exterior? Meet the Asus ZenBook 13 in Pine Grey. This glossy 13-inch OLED notebook’s crafted with an edge-to-edge ergonomic keyboard that allows for a more comfortable typing experience, an ASUS NumberPad 2.0 that’s LED-illuminated and built into the touchpad.
It also boasts a precision-engineered ErgoLift hinge that automatically lifts the rear of the laptop slightly when it’s opened, tilting the keyboard to the optimum typing angle. Innovative ergonomics aside, the ZenBook 13’s by no means a tech slouch on the inside.
It’s actually powered by an 8-core AMD Ryzen™ 7 5800U processor, AMD Radeon graphics, an 8GB LPDDR4X, and 512GB internal storage. Clocking in at 2.51 lbs. or 1.14kg, the ZenBook 13 also packs a range of ports (six to be exact) coupled with a MicroSD card reader slot, allowing you to get things done sans the hassle of bringing various adapters when you’re on the go. If you're looking to check out the Asus ZenBook 13, it's at P36,388 right now from the original price of P46,490.
Light, modern, and thin—the Acer Swift 5 weighs just 1kg with a chassis made from high-grade magnesium-lithium and magnesium-aluminum, allowing it to reach just 14.5mm thinness. If you prefer a pop of color, snag the Mist Green variant (it looks just like matcha!).
Besides the sleek build and hue, the 14-inch Swift 5 features an Antimicrobial Solution. Yep, that’s right! Its silver-ion coating on the surface of the body, keyboard, hinge, fingerprint reader, and even labels has been proven to show a consistent microbial reduction rate against a broad range of bacteria. Absolutely apropos for pandemic times!
In terms of tech specs, the Swift 5’s a strong and silent pro. It comes with a quad-core Intel® Core i5 1135G7, Intel® Iris Xe Graphics8GB LPDDR4 SDRAM, and a 512GB SSD. Matched with an all-day battery capacity at 56Wh, the Swift 5 can last you up to 17 hours. And in cases of emergency, it can also be fast-charged to 30 minutes to provide four-hour usage.
You can snag the Acer Swift 5 in Mist Green at 29% off, now only P46,988 (original price P65,999).
Laptops Under P80,000
This gaming rig is another iteration of the Lenovo 5i mentioned above, but with updated tweaks and specs. That said, this one’s a bit pricier than its cousin—at P69,988 from P99,995. If you think about it though, that’s easily 30% off, saving you a whopping P30,007. For a gaming beast, that’s still a bargain.
The Lenovo Legion 5i (15ITH6H 82JH00CTPH) now carries an Intel Core i5-11400H processor, an NVIDIA® GeForce® RTX 3060 6GB, 2x 8GB DDR4 (with an option max out to 32GB), and 1TB internal storage.
Hardcore gamers can also expect a few other nice-to-have upgrades in this version: an HD Realtek ALC3306, 2x array microphones, and chassis in Phantom Blue (top) and Shadow Black (bottom).
Inspired by the 20th-century Space Race, the Asus ROG Flow Z13 looks like an homage to retro-futurism. Its chassis is covered with spacecraft-inspired machining that’s carved right into a high-density aluminum alloy. If you’re into the cyberpunk aesthetic, this one’s for you. Even better: It’s a tablet!
But don’t let the fancy exterior fool you, this rig packs a powerful punch. This all-killer, no-filler machine comes with a 12th Generation Intel® Core i5-12500H Processor (up to 14 cores), 2x 8GB LPDDR5 RAM (expandable up to 16GB), 512GB SSD (with option to upgrade up to 1TB), Windows 11, and NVIDIA® GeForce® RTX 3050 Ti. Whew!
At 1.12kgs and only 12mm thin, the 13.4-inch Flow Z13 with Touchscreen clocks as a featherweight despite its heavyweight hardware. With its svelte profile, it’s hard to imagine that it’s not lacking in ports (it’s got five!)—including a dedicated USB Type-C with Thunderbolt support for high-speed and robust connectivity. It also supports Fast Charging Technology, which can power up the Z13 up to 50% in only 30 minutes.
This ultra-portable, class-defying gaming console’s at 6% off until November 30, now only P79,488 from P84,995.
Our final word
These laptops prove that a potent productivity pal or gaming partner comes in different packages and are available for the picking in various price points—if you just know where to find them.
Make sure to check out Villman for all these great discounts, or if you'd rather shop from home, we suggest browsing via the SM Malls Online app even before Black Friday or Cyber Monday hits—you don’t want to miss out. Bonus: You can use voucher codes to get extra discounts! Get P100 off a minimum purchase of P1,000 (valid for single use) until December 31 with the code HAPPYCHRISTMAS. Or if you’re new to the app, use the code SMGOESONLINE: New customers get an extra P200 off on all delivery orders, no minimum purchase required.