The new normal created by the pandemic have forced students and teachers to stay at home and hold classes online while in quarantine. And even with the return to normal, plenty of schools still do hybrid classes.

However, there are a couple of people who can’t participate in these activities as they lack access to the right tools to do so, especially a laptop. So, if you’re looking for a cheap laptop in the Philippines, this list is for you.

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These laptops come with a decent set of specs that can cater to your need. Webcams for participating in live online classes, enough storage for all your word documents and projects, and if your budget permits, a couple of more powerful laptops that let you do both photo and video editing.

Affordable laptops for online classes

Bear in mind that you’d be spending at least Php10,995 to get a laptop on this list. We’ve sorted this list from the lowest price to the highest, picked from Villman’s online store. But if they’re still too expensive for you, we’ve also created a list of cheap tablets, which you can own for as low as Php2,995.

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Asus Chromebook C223NA


If you’re really on a tight budget, you can’t go wrong with Chromebooks, especially if you want a reliable budget machine for Word documents, spreadsheets, presentations, and other light tasks. They also offer good battery life so you can work or learn anywhere. The best part is, this ASUS C223NA is one of the cheapest netbooks in the Philippines available for only Php10,995.

Asus Chromebook C223NA Specs

  • Chrome OS
  • Intel Celeron N3350 CPU
  • 11.6-inch HD display, 1366 x 768 pixel resolution, 135ppi
  • Intel Graphics 500
  • 32GB eMMC storage
  • 720p webcam
  • WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band
  • Bluetooth
  • 2x USB-C 3.2 Gen 1 (Display, PD)
  • 1x USB-A 3.2 Gen 1
  • Headphone jack
  • microSD card reader
  • Dimension: 286 x 199 x 17.3mm
  • Weight: 1kg
  • 38EHrs 2-cell Li-Ion battery, 45W USB-C charger

Chuwi Herobook Air 11.6-inch


It might be a newcomer, but Chuwi has made a name for itself by offering budget-friendly laptops for the masses, and their Php11,999 offering, the Herobook Air, builds on that while also providing a thin and light design that’s easy to carry on the daily.

Chuwi Herobook Air 11.6-inch Specs

  • Windows 10 Home
  • 11.6-inch HD display
  • Intel Celeron N4020 CPU
  • Intel UHD Graphics 600
  • 128GB SSD storage
  • HD webcam
  • WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
  • Bluetooth
  • USB-A 3.0
  • USB-A 2.0
  • Headphone jack
  • HDMI 1.4
  • microSD card slot
  • Dimensions: 277 x 189.55 x 17.2mm
  • Weight: 910g
  • 36.48Wh battery, 12V/2A charger

Chuwi CoreBook Pro


If you want a bit more power and want to move up from Celeron chips, check out the Chuwi CoreBook Pro. It uses a relatively more powerful yet slightly outdated Intel Core i3 CPU but is the cheapest on this list to come with a fast 256GB SSD storage and a sharp 2K IPS screen. It’s available for only Php14,999.

Chuwi CoreBook Pro Specs

  • Windows 10
  • 13-inch 2K IPS display, 2160 x 1440 pixel resolution, 199ppi
  • Intel Core i3-6157U CPU
  • 8GB DDR4 RAM
  • Intel Iris 550 graphics
  • 256GB SSD storage
  • 1-megapixel webcam
  • Backlit keyboard
  • WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band
  • Bluetooth 4.2
  • USB-C port
  • 46.2Wh Lo-Ion battery

Lenovo IdeaPad Slim 1i


Lenovo is easily one of the most reliable laptop brands in the world, and if you want the cheapest notebook they’re offering in the Philippines, then check out the IdeaPad Slim 1i. For a price of Php18,995, you’re buying on the brand’s reliability, durability, and a decent set of specs headed by the Intel Celeron N4500 CPU and the latest Windows 11 operating system.

Lenovo IdeaPad Slim 1i Specs

  • Windows 11
  • 14-inch HD display, 1366 x 768 pixel resolution, 111ppi
  • 2.8GHz Intel Celeron N4500 CPU
  • 4GB RAM
  • Intel UHD graphics
  • 128GB eMMC 5.1 storage, M.2 SSD storage support
  • 720p webcam with Privacy Shutter
  • Stereo speakers, Dolby Audio
  • WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band
  • Bluetooth 5.0
  • 1x USB-A 2.0
  • 1x USB-A 3.2 Gen 1
  • USB-C 3.2 Gen 1 (data only)
  • 1x HDMI 1.4
  • Headphone jack
  • 4-in-1 card reader
  • Dimensions: 325.3 x 216.5 x 17.9mm
  • Weight: 1.32kg
  • Color: Cloud Grey
  • 42Wh battery, 45W adapter



If you can’t afford an external hard drive and want a laptop that already has large storage, then check out this one from ASUS. For a price of Php19,995 the M509DA-BR368T has the largest storage on this list at 1TB — albeit it’s an HDD, so don’t expect it to be fast.

Asus M509DA-BR368T Specs

  • Windows 10 Home
  • 15.6-inch HD display, 1366 x 768 pixel resolution, 100ppi
  • AMD Athlon 3050U CPU
  • 4GB RAM, up to 12GB via SODIMM socket
  • AMD Radeon graphics
  • 1TB SATA HDD storage
  • VGA webcam
  • WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
  • Bluetooth 4.1
  • 1x USB-C 3.0
  • 1x USB-A 3.0
  • 2x USB-A 2.0
  • 1x HDMI
  • 3.5mm combo jack
  • Dimensions: 360.2 x 234.9 x 22.9mm
  • Weight: 1.8kg
  • 32WHrs battery, 45W charger

Lenovo IdeaPad Duet 3i


Do you want a laptop-tablet hybrid on a budget? Here’s the IdeaPad Duet 3i for only Php19,995. You can use it like a tablet for work or entertainment on the go, then use the detachable keyboard and the built-in kickstand if you’re typing long documents.

Lenovo IdeaPad Duet 3i Specs

  • Windows 10
  • 10.3-inch WUXGA IPS display, 1920 x 1200 pixel resolution, 219ppi
  • 10-point multi-touch
  • 2.8GHz Intel Celeron N4020 CPU
  • 4GB RAM
  • Intel UHD Graphics 600
  • 128GB eMMC 5.1 storage
  • 2-megapixel front camera
  • 5-megapixel rear camera
  • TPM 2.0 security chip
  • WiFi
  • Bluetooth
  • 30Wh battery, 45W USB-C charger

ASUS Vivobook Go 15


One of the cheapest in the Vivobook line, the Go 15 is making the budget-laptop market interesting with its interesting design, up to an 8-hour battery life, and thin bezels. It also has a 180-degree hinge so you can easily share the display with colleagues when collaborating. Get it for only Php21,995.

ASUS Vivobook Go 15 Specs

  • Windows 11 Home
  • 15.6-inch HD LED display, 1366 x 768 pixel resolution, 100ppi
  • Anti-glare
  • Intel Celeron N4500 CPU
  • 4GB RAM
  • Intel HD graphics
  • 256GB M.2 NVMe SSD storage, expandable
  • Backlit chiclet keyboard
  • VGA webcam
  • WiFi 8032.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band
  • Bluetooth 4.1/4.2
  • 1x USB-A 2.0
  • 1x USB-A 3.2 Gen 1
  • 1x USB-C 3.2 Gen 1
  • Headphone jack
  • DC in
  • microSD card
  • Dimensions: 36.02 x 23.64 x 1.81cm
  • Weight: 1.57kg
  • 42WHrs battery, 33W AC adapter

Acer Extensa EX215-31-P6PX


One of Acer’s most affordable laptops costs only Php23,999. The company claims that the Extensia can last for up to 7 hours without charging, boasts a Precision Touchpad, and is Skype Certified for meeting the high audio and visual standards for optimized video conferencing capabilities.

Acer Extensa EX215-31-P6PX Specs

  • Windows 11 Home
  • 15.6-inch FHD 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution, 141ppi
  • Intel Pentium Silver N5030 CPU
  • 4GB RAM
  • Intel UHD Graphics 605
  • 256GB PCIe NVMe SSD storage
  • 480p webcam
  • WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
  • Bluetooth 4.2
  • USB 3.2 Gen 1
  • 2x USB 2.0
  • 3x USB-A
  • 1x HDMI
  • Headphone jack
  • Ethernet port
  • 65W adapter

Chuwi Corebook X


One of the most powerful on this list, the Corebook X is capable enough to do more advanced work like photo and video editing. It also has a sharp display, a battery life that can last for up to 8 hours, a relatively thin design, and capable integrated graphics if you want to game on the side. Get it for Php24,990.

Chuwi Corebook X Specs

  • Windows 10
  • 14-inch 2K IPS display, 2160 x 1440 pixel resolution, 185ppi
  • Intel Iris i5-8259U CPU
  • 8GB RAM
  • Intel Iris Plus graphics
  • 512GB SSD storage
  • WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band
  • Bluetooth 4.2
  • 1x USB-A 3.0
  • USB-C
  • microSD card slot
  • Headphone jack
  • Dimensions: 310 x 229.5 x 20.6mm
  • Weight: 1.5kg
  • 46.2WH battery, 19V/3.42A charging

Lenovo V15 82C700LAPH


The most powerful on this list is also, unsurprisingly, the most expensive. This Php28,995 machine is powered by an AMD Ryzen 3 CPU, has integrated Raden graphics, 8GB RAM, and fast 256GB of SSD storage.

Lenovo V15 82C700LAPH Specs

  • Windows 10 Home
  • 15.6-inch HD display, 1366 x 768 pixel resolution, 102ppi
  • AMD Ryzen 3 3250U CPU
  • 8GB RAM
  • AMD Radeon Graphics
  • 256GB M.2 PCIe SSD storage, expandable
  • Webcam
  • 4-in-1 card reader
  • Stereo speakers
  • TPM 2.0 security chip
  • WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band
  • Bluetooth 5.0
  • 1x HDMI
  • 2x USB 3.1 Gen 1
  • 1x USB 2.0
  • 1x Headphone jack
  • Dimensions: 362.2 x 251.5 x 19.9mm
  • Weight: 1.85kg
  • 30WH battery, 65W adapter

This article, Cheap laptops for online learning in the Philippines, was originally published at NoypiGeeks | Philippines Technology News, Reviews and How to’s.