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Holiday Gift Guide 2018: Laptops for Gamers

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This holiday season, one of the best gifts a gamer can receive is a gaming laptop. We curated a list that can cater to two price ranges.
Holiday Gift Guide 2018: Laptops for Gamers
Laptops for gamers

To get a good gaming laptop, prices are usually PHP 40K and up. We broke it down to three price ranges.

Laptops for Gamers

PHP 100K and above

Helios 500
Helios 500

1. Acer Predator Helios 500 - For PHP 135,999, the Acer Predator Helios 500 looks cool with its teal and black design. It has a 17.3-inch 144Hz IPS display running at 1920 x 1080. It also supports Nvidia's G-Sync technology for a smoother and more responsive gameplay.

It houses an Intel Core i7-8750H CPU that can reach speeds of 4.10GHz. It also has an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 8GB GDDR5 GPU, 16GB of RAM, can be upgraded to 64GB, and a 256GB NVMe SSD + 1TB 5400RPM HDD setup. It also has state-of-the-art cooling system to keep your device cool under heavy strain. The keyboard is completely RGB with the full color spectrum at your disposal.

Scar II
Scar II

2. ASUS ROG Strix Scar II - For PHP 129,995, the ASUS ROG Strix Scar II has a 15.6-inch 144Hz IPS display running at 1920 x 1080 resolution. It houses an Intel Core i7-8750H that can reach 4.10GHz, Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 8GB GDDR5 VRAM, 16GB DDR4 memory and a 256GB PCIe M.2 SSD + 1TB HDD storage solution. It also has RGB keyboard as well.


Under PHP 100K

GE63VR
GE63VR

1. MSI Gaming Pro GE63VR - Now down to PHP 99,995, you can now get the VR-ready laptop from MSI. The GE63VR has a 15.6-inch Anti-Glare 120Hz display running at 1920 x 1080 Full HD resolution.

Inside, it has an Intel Core i7-7700HQ running at 2.8GHz and can go up to 3.8GHz. It also gas an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 with 6GB of GDDR5 VRAM, 16GB DDR4 memory, and a 256GB SSD with 1TB 7200RPM HDD. It also has SteelSeries Per-key RGB keyboard and as we said earlier VR gaming capabilities.
Hero II
Hero II

2. ASUS ROG STRIX GL504GM Hero II - For PHP 99,990, the ASUS ROG Strix GL504GM Hero II has a 15.6-inch 144Hz IPS panel running at Full HD 1920 x 1080 resolution. It houses an Intel Core i7-8750H CPU, Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 GPU with 6GB GDDR5 memory, 16GB DDR4 2666Mhz memory and a combination of 256GB PCIe SSD + 1TB 5400RPM HDD. It also has an RGB keyboard as well.

Under PHP 60K


GF63
GF63

1. MSI GF63 Gaming Pro -  For PHP 59,995, the MSI GF63 is packs a punch considering the price. It has a 15.6-inch IPS display running at 1920 x 1080 Full HD resolution at 141ppi. 

It houses an Intel Core-i5 8300H CPU that can run up to 4.0GHz, Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Ti GPU with 4GB of GDDR5, 4GB of RAM that can be maxed up to 32GB and 1TB storage. It also has a 3-Cell, 51Whr battery with a 120W adapter.

The base 4GB of RAM may be a small issue since you can easily upgrade it up to 32GB. Overall this specs can run most eSports titles and AAA games with no problem.

Acer Nitro 5
Acer Nitro 5

2. Acer Nitro 5 - For PHP 39,999, the Acer Nitro 5 has a 15.6-inch IPS display running at Full HD 1920 x 1080 resolution. It has an AMD Ryzen 5 2500U quad-core CPU running at 2.0GHz with Precision Boost of up to 3.6GHz. It also has an AMD Radeon 560X GPU with 4GB of GDDR5 memory, up to 32GB of RAM and a 1TB HDD. The lack of an SSD is a bummer but none the less, it is great value for the price. It also has red lighting for the keyboard.

There you have it! Happy holidays!

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