Heads Up! There’s a New Cyberzone Gadget Finder in Town, and Here’s the Best Portable Tech Deals We Found
In today’s golden age of tech, there’s no shortage of gadgets to tickle our fancy. In fact, this is the best time to make a purchase if you’re in the market to upgrade your personal or professional rig—there’s a ton of options to choose from, which can be overwhelming sometimes, but, for us, that’s a good problem to have. This means that somewhere out there is the perfect daily driver to suit your lifestyle, needs, and budget.
However, nearly every day, a lot of tech finds are developed and released. And, admittedly, it’s quite difficult to keep up and make the best purchasing decision. If only there’s an extensive compendium of tech finds that’ll help us sift through the latest and the greatest. That would be awesome and super helpful, right?
Say no more. Today, this is fully possible, thanks to SM Malls Online’s Cyberzone Gadget Finder.
Your new gadget discovery platform
The nifty SM Malls Online’s Cyberzone Gadget Finder lists down a whole gamut of tech finds in one place with current prices and store and mall availability.
Updated weekly for new releases, the online dossier includes listings for mobile phones, tablets, and laptops from all existing shops found in all SM Cyberzone outposts. To search for an item, you can just key in a product you’re eyeing or conveniently use the catalog’s filters (i.e., budget, mall, brand, or store). And voila!
Once you’ve found what you’re looking for based on your specifications, budget included, you can easily order via your SM Malls Online app to apply vouchers and promos and opt for a same-day delivery option or head on over to an SM mall near you to purchase.
To help you get started on your tech hunt, below, we’ve gathered four picks at different price points that showcase topnotch modern mobile hardware—all brilliant devices for all budgets.
Lenovo Chromebook in Onyx Black
This great Lenovo promo features a 14-inch Chromebook with a low-reflection IPS touchscreen display is a steal of a deal for only P15,995 at Silicon Valley in SM City Grand Central. It gets the fundamentals down pat—writing documents, Internet browsing, and media consumption, things a student or a casual user does on a daily basis.
It’s powered by an Intel® Celeron N4000 processor, Intel® UHD Graphics 600, 4GB RAM, and 64GB onboard memory, allowing it to run multiple applications without a hitch. Running on Chrome OS, it brings you Chromebook features in a slim 180-degree hinged chassis, boots up in seconds, updates automatically, and already comes with a built-in virus protection.
There’s also a USB-Type C port for your peripherals as well as two USB-A ports and an audio jack. Even better: It’s equipped with a long-lasting battery for all-day use.
Acer Aspire 5 in Charcoal Black
A solid, all-around workday choice, the Acer Aspire 5 offers fine internals at P39,999. Available at Complink in SM Megamall, this 14-inch laptop is powered by a quad-core Intel® i5-135G7 processor, 8GB of dual-channel memory, and a 512GB SSD. Those are actually enough to handle the grunt of tackling Office tools and apps, browsers with loads of open tabs, and some light photo-editing.
In terms of connectivity, the Acer Aspire 5’s left-hand edge sports two USB 3.2 Gen 1 ports and a USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-C connector that handles DisplayPort. There’s a Gigabit Ethernet socket for faster Internet speeds and an HDMI 2.0 output. On the right, it serves a USB 2.0 port and an audio jack. Of course, it comes with a dual-band Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5 as well.
We love that this Aspire features a fingerprint reader that supports Windows Hello, a personal way to sign in to the device and Microsoft account, and runs on Windows 11.
ASUS VivoBook 15 OLED in Indie Black
One of the best laptop deals, the VivoBook 15 OLED shines with its 15.6-inch NanoEdge FHD OLED display for a cinema-grade and stunning multimedia experience. The colors are accurate, with the blacks even deeper thanks to its DisplayHDR™ 600 True Black function, allowing you to see previously unnoticeable details in, say, low-light movie scenes or gaming settings. It also boasts of a 0.2-millisecond response time for blur-free action scenes, with smooth-text scrolling.
Productivity-wise, the VivoBook 15 OLED is fueled by an Intel® i5-135G7 CPU, 8GB DDR4 RAM, and 512GB onboard storage that offer just the right performance you need to get you through any computing task.
A notable feature includes the ASUS Intelligent Performance Technology (AIPT), which is ultra-efficient thermal design and power-saving solution that can boost CPU performance of up to 40%. You can choose from three modes: Performance to maximize performance and thermal parameters for resource-intensive workloads, Balanced for an optimized performance for daily tasks, or Whisper for a cool and quiet, power-saving operation.
All these are packed in a thin profile of just 1.7kg for P50,490 at Accenthub in SM Megamall.
MacBook Air M2 in Space Gray
New design, new Liquid Retina display, and a new Apple M2 chip processor. Apple’s latest 13.6-inch and super lightweight MacBook Air has gone full circle last year, with a redesigned architecture similar to its Pro siblings. Virtually every aspect of the new M2 iteration has been updated or changed since it launched nearly a decade and a half ago—and it’s a big deal, since the Air is probably the default laptop option for casual Apple users.
Its price has recently gone down a bit, too, in the local market—with Accenthub in SM Megamall and SM Mall of Asia offering the base 256GB model for P76,490 instead of its original sticker price of P76,990. That’s still P2,500 off! This price drop is a welcome change to those who want to get into Apple ownership and its ecosystem. If you’ve got an iPhone or an iPad, this is the daily driver to have for seamless workflow and connectivity among your other Apple devices.
New features include a thinner and a lighter design at 1.24kg versus the M1 at 1.29kg, an all-day battery life, a revamped 1080p FaceTime HD camera, and an 8-core CPU and GPU. The M2 also sports the returning MagSafe port for convenient and secure charging.
With a steady stream of new tech launching every day, it’s nice to be updated via the SM Malls Online’s Cyberzone Gadget Finder especially if you’re on the lookout for gadgets that fit your finances. Pro-tip: You can also find the best deals on tech when you check out SM Deals or download the SM Malls Online app if you haven’t already.