If you’re really hurting for a laptop either for work or for school but can’t afford the offerings in our other guide, worry not. We compiled 5 insanely cheap notebooks that you can buy during Lazada’s 7.15 Bounce Back Sale.
There’s a slight caveat though. All 5 of the notebooks in this list are from relatively unknown China brands that we have zero experience with. One important thing to keep in mind is the positive seller ratings – none of the items or sellers I included in this list has a score lower than 85%, which is the lowest seller rating I’d personally be comfortable with buying a high-value item like a notebook with. That being said, all of the notebooks in this list have incredibly healthy user reviews from people who have already bought them, and by and large, the reviews are pretty positive.
Also, take note that any repair/product issue that you’ll have with these notebooks you will likely have to send them back to the manufacturer in China, so there’s that too. You’ll have to coordinate with Lazada, the seller, or likely both if something does go wrong with your purchase.
That being said, if you’re willing to take the leap there’s quite a lot of deals to be had for laptops like these, and many of the products I listed here cost less to buy than your typical mid-range phone.
With that out of the way, check out our picks:
I honestly don’t know the model name of this particular 15.6-inch laptop from ZSCMALL, but I think I got it right. Anyway, that’s really not important – what’s important here is that this particular notebook packs an Intel Core i7 processor for just Php 19,975!
Granted, it’s an Intel Core i7-4510U, a processor introduced back in 2014, but still, comparing it with a Celeron N4100 that comes with most other notebooks in the same price range, the Core i7 wins hands-down.
While the base 8GB RAM and 64GB variant goes for around Php 19,975 when the sale goes live, add a little more cash and you can get 8GB/512GB variant for Php 25,800 which is already a pretty good deal.
MAIBENBEN DAMAI E526
Yet another laptop that offers incredible value for money, the MAIBENBEN DAMAI E526 goes with an AMD chipset instead of an Intel one.
The processor in question here is an AMD Ryzen 5 2500U, which is newer than the one in the previous entry.
Just like the ZSCMALL, the 15.4-inch display is a TN panel so your viewing angles won’t be great, but if you’re looking at the display straight on it won’t be an issue.
The cheapest variant goes for just Php 18,163 during the sale for the 4GB RAM/128GB storage (SSD), though if you’re willing to add a bit of cash you can get the 16GB RAM/256GB SSD + 1TB HDD variant for Php 22,502 during the sale. That’s incredible value for what you’re getting.
CHUWI HeroBook Pro
Yet another incredibly affordable notebook that you can grab if you’re on a tight budget is the 14.1-inch HeroBook Pro made by CHUWI.
There’s only one base SKU available in Lazada for this particular notebook, and the only difference in the buying options is if you get an additional handbag with your purchase.
As it stands if you get the basic SKU you just pay Php 12,999 for a notebook that has a 14.1-inch IPS display, 8GB RAM, and 256GB of SSD storage, as well as an Intel Celeron N4000 processor. Not bad at all.
MAIBENBEN JINMAI 6
Yet another affordable notebook from MAIBENBEN, the JINMAI 6 sports a relatively newer Intel N4100 processor, along with a 13.3-inch full HD display and a pink color option.
The base configuration for this particular notebook is locked at 8GB of RAM (which is always good) with two storage variants: 240GB and 480GB SSD drives.
For some reason, the base pink variant is the cheapest option for the JINMAI 6 at Php 16,136, with the price creeping up a little bit to Php 18,762 if you opt for the 480GB model.
If you’re really, really strapped for cash, and just need a notebook/tablet for basic tasks like following along a webinar or really basic schoolwork, you can opt for the Teclast M16.
It’s listed as a notebook in Lazada, but this device is closer to an 11.6-inch tablet powered by MediaTek’s Helio X27 chipset. The Teclast M16 will run Android out of the box, and you can get it with a detachable keyboard, which is good enough for really basic tasks.
The 4GB/128GB Teclast M16 is priced at just Php 9,399 with the keyboard included, which is less than what you’d pay for a budget phone nowadays.