Grab these 5 great value laptops for use during the “New Normal”
Quarantine has brought a new challenge to both education and work; the need for personal computers to access deliverables and perform the necessary operations has placed emphasis in making sure that our laptops have the suitable specifications while being as affordable as possible.
In this list, we provide various different laptops for you to consider at differing pricepoints
The Huawei Matebook D15 offers versatility that both students and working professionals can appreciate. It boasts a fast processor, 1TB HDD and 8GB DDR4 RAM, giving the user plenty of space to store any necessary materials and a suitable RAM to handle most casual operations at the same time. It also offers a built-in webcam, a 2 in 1 audio jack usable for video conferencing and 3 USB ports, a USB-C port and a HDMI port to connect more peripherals like a mouse or display monitor. The price also includes a free 64GB thumbdrive, a backpack and a wireless mouse.
All in all, this computer can handle most casual tasks thrown at it without faltering. However, in the case of any faults, Huawei also offers a 1-year warranty. With that being said, there is an alternative version of this laptop that offers a (smaller but much faster) 256GB SSD and one less USB port.
This laptop is very similar in specifications to the previous laptop (Huawei Matebook D15) including the additional accessories that come as a bundle. The only notable difference being the storage disk. The D14 offers a much faster storage device than the D15. This not only raises the speed in which data transfers are made, it also increases boot up of applications and of the system itself, making this computer faster than the D15.
The ASUS Vivobook 15 is a workhorse, offering a faster processor than the previous laptops with higher storage capacity and the added bonus of Microsoft Office. It’s capable of running more demanding software like video editing, graphic designing or gaming. It also contains a combination of the two in terms of storage, having a 1TB HDD and a 256GB SSD. This allows the user to store documents, images and other data in the HDD while storing their applications in the SSD for quicker start up and load times. However, it only comes with a 4GB DDR4 RAM. Nonetheless, the laptop allows the user to upgrade the total RAM to a maximum of 12 with the inclusion of an additional SO-DIMM socket.
For those with a higher budget and want a faster computer with more storage and quite future-proof, this laptop is for you.
Apple has built their laptops to be premium and geared towards creativity. However, with Shopee’s 10.10 sale, that premium has become more affordable. The specifications on this Macbook are eyecatching: It comes with either a 256GB SSD or512GB SSD, a higher display resolution of 2560 x 1440 and 8GB RAM. Although, a small caveat to this amazing offer is that it is a second-hand product, the seller is reputable and offers a 30-day warranty for those who are wary.
With that in mind, seize those creative and innovative ideas with a powerful laptop on your side.
This is the laptop you buy when budget comes second to performance. The specs speak for themselves, an Intel i7 6 core processor ensures even the most intensive applications is handled, a 16GB DDR4 RAM and a 500GB SSD ensures this laptop is blazing through most tasks it’s put through. Paired with Nvidia’s GeForce RTX 2070 GPU with 8GB of dedicated VRAM (for graphics), this computer makes gaming on even Triple A titles on high or max settings a breeze. The display resolution is 1920 x 080 IPS-level panel with a refresh rate of 144Hz , 3ms and 100% sRGB delay ensures crisp details and smooth, realistic graphics. But gaming laptops aren’t just for gaming, these laptops are also great for video editing and live streaming just to name a few.
Nevertheless, this laptop is for those who need the performance output for a great value and are not looking to build their own Desktop PC from scratch.