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Laptop picks for gifting this holiday season

Compactness, portability, and small form factors are the name of the game when you’re moving through the day as a young professional bustling through get through the deadlines and that means you have to build your whole everyday carry kit around mobility without sacrificing that much power on your main workhorse.

And besides, these days – coffee is like Windows 10, an essential part of the everyday life of all young professionals.
So they’ve brought coffee along with our favorite operating system to our electronics.

The Filipino millennial leads a very tech-driven lifestyle. They are dynamic and mobile in everything they do, be it work or play. Thanks to technology, the young professional can elevate their day to day activities with devices that fit their lifestyle.

What better gift for the millennials in our lives (or ourselves) than something that complements their modern lifestyle. Look no further than a Modern PC. These Windows 10-powered laptops are thinner, lighter, faster, and able to perform even the most demanding tasks.

From form to function and all the innovations in between, Modern PCs are packed with features to meet the dynamic needs of today’s young professional. They are more compact and feature revamped batteries capable of running all-day. Inside, they are equipped with SSD Hard Drives that ensures maximum performance and speed. Here are 5 laptops that make perfect gift ideas for the Filipino millennial:

Acer Swift Series

One of the most portable laptops in the market today is the Acer Swift Series. From this series is the Swift 3, a featherweight among its peers weighing a mere 1.3kg. Don’t be fooled, the Swift 3 still packs quite a punch with 8th gen processors, a 14” screen, and 512GB SSD. Portability is without a doubt the highlight of Acer’s latest Swift. The slim and light laptop makes it perfect for carrying around all day, without hurting your back. That said, the rest of the machine makes few compromises on performance. So you can knock out your daily computing needs with powerful tech features while on the move. If you’re looking for more power without sacrificing portability, look no further than the series’ higher spec models — the Swift 5 and Swift 7.

The great thing about the Acer Swift Series is that it gives the consumer choices – and choices means you’re not just building a product for a specific niche but you tend to open up to the needs of more people – The Coffeelake 8th gen processor and the 512gb SSD is also a nice touch from the usual 200gb SSD that we’ve been seeing too much on netbooks. Windows 10 will heavily benefit from the current gen Intel processors and 512gb SSD – from boot times to multitasking between different applications

Asus Zenbook UX331

The new ZenBook 13 gives you all the elegance and style you expect from a ZenBook and a whole lot more, with a stunning crystal-like finish and a sophisticated modern design that places it in a class of its own. It’s an ultrathin Windows 10 i5 laptop with serious processing power and class-leading graphics performance. At its heart is the latest 8th Generation Intel® Core™ i5 processor — which can be boosted to 3.7GHz when needed — with 8GB RAM and an NVIDIA® GeForce® MX150 discrete graphics chip. And blazingly fast storage is provided by a 256 GB SATA SSD. So whether you’re creating mega-sized office documents, manipulating high-resolution photos, editing videos, or simply taking a break with the latest high-powered games, the ZenBook 13 will never keep you waiting. With ZenBook 13 and Windows 10, you get the very best computing experience. ZenBook 13 supports all the great new features in Windows 10, including Windows Ink, Modern Standby and Cortana.

The UX331 is an ultrathin piece of hardware which sports the laptop and Pascal version of the GT1030 – Couple that with a Coffeelake Core i5 and a 256gb SSD, then you’re all set for office work and creative work – do however note to have a larger external drive ready to take on the larger capacity sizes of finished creatives, as general storage with SSDs are inadvisable due to their small capacity nature. Windows 10 in particular goes great with creative work especially when used with the SSD and the Pascal lightweight contender – MX150

Dell Inspiron 7370 / Inspiron 7373

The Dell Inspiron 13 7370 is a small and light modern PC that packs significant horsepower with its Intel 8th gen processor. Performance and portability are the laptop’s best features. Dell’s new Inspiron features a 13.3-inch screen with Full HD (1920 x 1080p) resolution. Speaking of battery, the Inspiron 7370 is equipped with a 3-cell “smart” lithium-ion battery unit, so you can be secure in the idea of working away from a wall socket for extended periods of time. This Dell Inspiron also has a 2-in-1 version, the Inspiron 7373.

Dell series laptops have always excelled in the battery department – providing above average battery performance while still securing the general idea of powering the intended system. The 8th gen Coffeelake processors have an improved Thermals to Power and Performance ratio from its predecessors, and we would expect that this would actually give Dell an easier job in upholding their battery king spot in the laptop market – The Dell Inspiron 7370/7373 did a perfectly great job on this. You can also see the efficiency of the batteries by running a battery report through Windows 10 ! – Just type powercfg /batteryreport in the command prompt run as an administrator

HP Envy 13

The HP Envy 13 packs strong performance, long battery life, and a fantastic typing experience into a lightweight and affordable package. Under the hood of this 2.9-pound ultrabook is an Intel 8th Gen Core processor, boasting power to go along with heavy doses of style. With its Intel 8th Gen Core processor, 8GB of RAM, and 256GB PCIe SSD, the Envy 13 offers a plethora of performance for everyday use. The all-metal chassis combined with the convenience of all-day battery life to go with one of the best keyboards in the market makes the HP Envy the weapon of choice for several young professionals. At 12 x 8.5 x 0.55 inches, the Envy is slim enough to fit into a narrow pocket in your bag while its 2.93-pound weight makes it very easy to take with you wherever you go.

The HP Envy 13 size and specs are a good combination having slightly smaller dimensions while maintaining the lightweight 1.3kg margin – this makes it a good tool for general use for most people and not just people looking for smaller and lighter laptops to the people who needs more spec heavy netbooks. Even with the small footprint this laptop leaves in everyday work and play – Windows 10 is still the heavyweight OS that comes with this must have laptop for the mobile and busy professional looking to maximize productivity.

Lenovo Yoga 520 / 530

The Lenovo Yoga 520 is a stylish 14” 2-in-1 laptop with powerful processors and long-lasting battery life. More than just a traditional laptop, it transitions to a tablet thanks to a durable 360-degree hinge. It features pin-point accuracy and palm-rejection technology with the Lenovo Active Pen — an emulation of a natural pen-on-paper writing experience. Paired with new Windows Ink, the creative possibilities are endless. At 1.75kg, the Yoga 520 is the picture of sleek portability. Work on your designs from home, or pop it in your bag on a day out to fix layouts later. It’ll easily go wherever life takes you.

The Yoga, bears the weird toolshed rake title for this list. This netbook’s dimensions and weight puts in the margin of light to mildly weighted with the 14’ and nearing the 2 kg mark – however, with the specs (Jesus Christ, it has a PCIE SSD) one would think that this laptop would stick to its weight class and just excel as a general work laptop; but it actually transitions to a tablet – a great tool for creatives and also people looking for a netbook that’s a level up from the general purpose category. The first modern tablet was made by Windows surprisingly years before it became mainstream – and you would be surprised that Lenovo was actually one of the manufacturers that made the XP Tablet way back 2000 – so it was no surprise that Lenovo and Windows would make a great combination; with this, Lenovo’s Active Pen and Windows Ink is a cool tool for creatives who still wants the pen and paper experience in this modern world – and it’s available to use with the Yoga 520/530

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