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Budget ASUS VivoBook runs Windows 8 at PHP 20,995

Perhaps the most affordable Windows 8 Pro-ready laptop in the market, the ASUS VivoBook will definitely sell because it makes touch affordable for everyone. In terms of specs, other than the touch screen, the budget version of the VivoBook comes with an older Celeron processor and 2GB of DDR3 RAM.

As you can see from the specs below, this computer is meant to act as your entry level laptop for Windows 8 that takes advantage of the touch screen features that Microsoft’s new OS touts. And as you may already know, Windows 8 doesn’t make sense without the touch screen.


Intel® ULV Celeron® 847
Mobile Intel® HM76 Express Chipsets (i3-3217U),
Mobile Intel® HM70 Express Chipsets (Pentium 987/Celeron 847)
MemoryDDR3 1333 MHz, 2G/4G (on board)
320GB / 500GB (5400rpm)
11.6″ 16:9 HD (1366×768) LED Backlight
Integrated Intel HD Graphics
PRICE: PHP 20,995

After fiddling with the demo unit at the recent Microsoft launch, I was pleased to note that the legacy Celeron processor didn’t hinder the UI response time (I wasn’t able to fiddle with the apps though). If you’re looking for Windows 8 on a budget while still being able to enjoy the new touch-enabled features, the ASUS VivoBook is something you may want to consider.

By Jayvee Fernandez

Jayvee Fernandez is a tech enthusiast and sitting Techbology Editor for The Philippine STAR.

He is also an EAN certified SCUBA Diver and underwater photographer based in Metro Manila, Philippines. His photos and videos have appeared in various international and local publications including Random House Germany, Discovery Channel Canada, and CNN.

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