ASUS TUF GAMING A15/F15 (Below 45K)
The ASUS TUF GAMING A15/F15 is one of the most affordable gaming laptops available, be it the AMD variant or the Intel variant. You could score one around PHP41,000 and that will get you a a Ryzen 5 + a GTX1650 but we highly recommend jumping to around PHP51,000 to upgrade yourself to an RTX3050. This should be your minimum standard when buying gaming laptops this 2022. If you wish to go for something that plays more games at Full HD resolution then you need to stretch your budget to around PHP56,000 for an RTX3060 variant.
LENOVO IDEAPAD GAMING 3
One of the cheapest RTX3050 equipped laptop would be the Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3. Paired to an AMD Ryzen 5 Processor, 8GB ram and 512GB SSD with options for expansion – this laptop meets minimum standards for future requirements plus has upgradeability options for real future proofing. It’s not THE cheapest but it does have an ace up it’s sleeve – the warranty. Lenovo offers 3 Years Premium care warranty with this laptop which means a full 36 months warranty with premium on-site service. In short, service and support happens from the comfort of your home!!!! No more lining up or waiting in queue just in case you need some help.
An RTX3060 variant can be had for around PHP56,000.
ACER NITRO 5
The Acer Nitro 5 is one of the best selling gaming laptops in the country. They’re very affordable and usually the most competitive when it comes to specifications vs price. The 11th Gen Intel Core i5 + RTX3050 variant can be found below PHP50,000 and comes with the usual 8GB + 512GB SSD configuration. You can get it for as low as PHP48K from sellers like @PC Central.
You can even get an additional 8GB ram upgrade if you purchase between November till December 31, 2022.
ACER Aspire 7
Last but not the least is the Acer Nitro 5. We saved the best for last because this gets you up to an RTX3050 for below PHP40,000. The chassis itself is not built for heavy duty gaming but the specs it comes with says otherwise. Paired to a Ryzen 7 (u), 8GB of memory and a 512GB SSD. You’ll be able to play games at FHD settings, albeit with controlled game settings. You can bump up your spec to an RTX3050 ti for around PHP44-45,000, making it a really sweet deal. Heck, it’s even cheaper than non-gaming laptops!
Gigahertz and PC Central offers the RTX3050 for PHP39,999.
Note: All prices listed in this page are via CASH BASIS. Prices may vary for card payments or other modes of payment.