Return-to-School with these Awesome Laptop and Tech Deals for 2024

July 9, 2024
Return-to-School with these Awesome Laptop and Tech Deals for 2024
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Return-to-School with these Awesome Laptop and Tech Deals for 2024!

Picking out the best back-to-school laptop can be quite challenging, with so many options available in the market. After all, you not only have to consider your current budget, you also have to consider your own personal use case. You might only need basic processing power for Docs and Sheets in which case, you’re able to prioritize price and portability over power. Or, you can work with graphics, you might need something stronger and with a discrete GPU.

Regardless of your needs, we’ve got you covered. Here’s a quick list of the best laptops here at Kimstore, all ready to go for your return-to-school needs!

Best All-Around: MSI Modern 14 (Model C12M)

When it comes to a competent, all-around laptop for school and professional use, we think the MSI Modern 14 takes the win. It provides a great balance of performance, portability, and pricing, even for those working with a budget. You get a modest and efficient 10-core 12th Gen Intel i5 processor with Iris Xe Graphics, making it good enough for standard productivity and graphics work.

This laptop also comes with 16GB of RAM, 512GB of fast SSD storage, and good battery life, plenty for most classroom tasks. Plus, we like how light and compact it is, making it no hassle to carry it around in a bag all day. So if this sounds like a good package for you, then it’s available in a bundle with MS Office for PHP 34,200 here!

Key Specs:

Dimensions: 19.35 x 319.9 x 223 mm

Weight: Approx. 1.4kg

Display: 14-inch IPS-level FHD (1920 x 1080p) | 60Hz Refresh Rate

Processor: Intel Core i5-1235U (10-cores/12-threads, up to 4.4GHz Intel Turbo Boost)

Graphics: Intel Iris Xe Graphics

RAM + Storage: 16GB DDR4 RAM + 512GB SSD Storage

Webcam: Yes

OS: Windows 11 Home

Best Budget Laptops: Alldocube GTBook 14 (2024) and BMAX S13

Those who are on the hunt for an even more affordable budget option, then you’re in luck! We’ve got two models here for your consideration. First is the Alldocube GTBook 14. This notebook is around the same dimensions as the Modern 14, while providing enough performance for basic document and spreadsheet tasks, while just coming in at PHP 11,819 here.

Alternatively, if you want something even lighter and more affordable, there’s the BMAX S13. Its overall specs are slightly below the Alldocube option making it good enough for most school tasks barring heavier graphics apps and workloads. This one is available for only PHP 9,499 here.

Key Specs (Alldocube GTBook 14):

Dimensions: 17 x 323 x 207 mm

Weight: Approx. 1.35kg

Display: 14-inch IPS-level FHD (1920 x 1080p) | 60Hz Refresh Rate

Processor: Intel Celeron N5100 (4-cores/4-threads, up to 2.8GHz Boost)

Graphics: Intel UHD Graphics

RAM + Storage: 12GB DDR4 RAM + 256GB SSD Storage

Webcam: Yes

OS: Windows 11 Home

Key Specs (BMAX S13):

Dimensions: 20 x 317 x 215 mm

Weight: Approx. 1.3kg

Display: 13.3-inch IPS LCD FHD (1920 x 1080p) | 60Hz Refresh Rate

Processor: Intel Celeron N3350 (2-cores/2-threads, up to 2.4GHz Boost)

Graphics: Intel 9th Gen UHD Graphics 600

RAM + Storage: 6GB DDR4 RAM + 128GB SSD Storage

Webcam: Yes

OS: Windows 10

Best Laptop with an OLED Display: Asus VivoBook Pro 15 OLED

While most laptops released in the past few years should be able to handle most productivity work, those involved in graphics and multimedia courses may need something more. For one, the superior picture and color quality offered by an OLED display could be a big upgrade. And for a good option for those working with a budget, then the Asus VivoBook Pro 15 OLED is definitely a great choice.

Aside from the OLED display, you also get some decent components under the hood. The laptop’s using an Intel Core i5-11300H processor, capable of boosting to 4.4GHz, which should be fast enough for your creative courses. Additionally, the laptop has a discrete GPU in the GTX 1650 Max-Q 4GB for more graphical power beyond what’s possible on integrated graphics. The Vivobook 15 is available for only PHP 38,513 during this campaign so make sure to check it out!

Key Specs:

Dimensions: 19.8 x 360.7 x 236.2 mm

Weight: Approx. 1.6kg

Display: 15.6-inch OLED FHD (1920 x 1080p)

Processor: Intel Core i5-11300H (4-cores/8-threads, up to 4.4GHz Max Turbo Frequency)

Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q 4GB

RAM + Storage: 8GB DDR4 RAM + 512GB SSD Storage

Webcam: Yes

OS: Windows 11

Best Value Macbook: Apple Macbook Air (M1)

And now for the Mac users. To be honest, our choice is rather obvious for this one. If you haven’t done so already, the M1 Apple Macbook Air is definitely one amazing laptop to get. Even with the presence of its more powerful M2 and M3-equipped successors, the M1 is still powerful enough to handle a wide range of productivity tasks and multimedia apps.

Best of all, the Macbook Air is very compact and lightweight enough that it’s quite comfortable to bring along anywhere. It’s got very good battery life too, easily lasting you throughout the entire school day without needing to plug into the wall. So if you’re thinking of finally switching to Apple or if you’re still rocking an Intel-based Macbook, then at only PHP 37,449 here at Kimstore, this is definitely the laptop to get.

Key Specs:

Dimensions: 304 x 212.3 x 16 mm

Weight: Approx. 1.3kg

Display: 13.3-inch IPS LED (1920 x 1080p)

Processor: Apple M1 Chip: 8-core CPU | 7-core GPU | 16-core Neural Engine

RAM + Storage: 8GB Unified Memory + 256GB SSD

Webcam: Yes

OS: macOS

Want to get the most of your latest, back-to-school purchase? Make sure to use our July discount vouchers during your shopping!

Wait! We’ve got other gadgets for you too!

Of course, laptops aren’t the only thing we’ve got to help you with your school or even office tasks. Kimstore still has a whole host of gadgets, appliances, and accessories, all designed to help your workflow go much smoother! Make sure to check out some of our favorites here and see which ones go well with your planned laptop purchase:

Epson L121 Printer

Got those pesky term papers due in the morning but the print shop isn't open yet? Well, if you do work with plenty of documents then having your own printer’s definitely very helpful. And for that, we’ve got the Epson L121 Printer here, now available at only PHP 5,645 here!

Logitech Pebble

Portability is usually the name of the game when choosing back-to-school devices and the Logitech Pebble Mouse definitely fits the bill! Compatible with Windows, macOS, or even ChromeOS or Linux OS, this mouse should easily make it much easier to work on your laptop, even under any surface. Get it for only PHP 1,169 here!

Xiaomi Wireless Keyboard and Mouse Combo

Perhaps you’re more comfortable working with a full keyboard or you got a laptop that doesn’t have the full set of keys. In that case, check out the Xiaomi Wireless Keyboard and Mouse Combo. Both the keyboard and mouse are very comfortable to use, while also being portable enough to bring along anywhere you want! It’s very affordable too, coming in at just PHP 950 here at Kimstore for a whole set.

For gadgets and electronics, get it at Kimstore!

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