MSI Easter Sale: Discounts, bundles for gaming, business laptops

Making April 2022 egg-xtra special



April just got better for MSI fans as the company launched its Easter EGG-stra promotion for the whole month.

Throughout the month, customers are entitled huge discounts for MSI’s Alpha 15, Bravo 15, Thin GF, and Katana GF gaming laptops, as well as the Modern 14 and 15 business laptops.

Aside from discounts on their retail prices, customers will also get egg-sclusive freebies from MSI’s four bundles until April 30:

  • Bundle A (worth PhP 6,000): AMD H991 Gaming Headset, Thumb Drive, Water Bottle
  • Bundle B (worth PhP 4,500): MSI H991, Gaming Headset, Thumb Drive
  • Bundle C (worth PhP 3,000): Mousepad, Gaming Mouse
  • Bundle D (worth PhP 3,000): Mousepad, Prestige Bluetooth Mouse

For the full list of products on sale, as well as corresponding freebie bundles, check the table below:

Laptop Promo price Bundle freebie
Alpha 15 B5EEK-043PH PhP 79,995 (from 80,995) Bundle A
Alpha 15 B5EEK-091PH PhP 79,995 (from 89,995) Bundle A
Bravo 15 B5DD-272PH PhP 54,995 (from 60,895) Bundle C
Bravo 15 B5DD-272PH PhP 52,995 (from 58,795) Bundle C
Bravo 15 B5DD-274PH PhP 47,995 (from 53,545) Bundle C
Thin GF65 10UE-230PH/236PH PhP 59,995 (from 68,245) N/A
Katana GF66 11UD-826PH/883PH PhP 66,995 (from 74,995) Bundle B
Katana GF66 11UC-827PH/884PH PhP 62,500 (from 69,995) Bundle B
Modern 15 A11M-810PH PhP 38,995 (from 43,045) Bundle D
Modern 15 A11MU-865PH PhP 38,995 (from 43,045) Bundle D
Modern 14 B11M-652PH PhP 37,995 (from 41,995) Bundle D
Modern 14 B11MOU-896PH PhP 37,995 (from 41,995) Bundle D
Modern 14 B11MOU-1004PH PhP 29,995 (from 34,645) Bundle D



Acer Brings Their A-Game with Back-To-School Deals



Acer Adidas

One important thing that we realized over the past two years is that laptops and/or desktops are a necessity for every student.

Of course, not everyone can afford to buy their own gadgets, given the high prices of other commodities.

As a sustainable brand supporting education, Acer recognizes this need. Which is why this year, they are bringing back their back-to-school deals.

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Acer x Adidas x The SM Store

Whether you’re returning physically to school or still attending online classes, you can purchase an Acer gadget that fits your needs and expect more discount and voucher promos!

In partnership with Adidas and The SM Store, students can get up to PhP 20,000 discount or Adidas gift certificate for every purchase of any qualifying product until August 15.


When you buy any Acer Aspire 3, Acer Aspire 5 ot Acer Aspire 7 model, you can slash off up to Php 1,000 on your receipt and/or claim up Adidas voucher up to PhP 3,000.

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For participating Acer Swift 3 and Swift 5 models, get up to PhP 1,000 discount and/or up to PhP 5,000 Adidas voucher; and for participating Acer Vero models, get up to PhP 1,000 discount and/or up to PhP 5,000 Adidas voucher.

Gamers can also save up to PhP 5,000 and/or get up to PhP 5,000 Adidas voucher when they buy the Acer Nitro 5 and Acer Nitro 7 models

On the other hand, you can snag up to PhP 10,000 discount for Predator Helios 300 models.


In the desktop category, up to PhP 20,000 discount is possible when you buy any of the participating Predator Orion 3000 and Predator Orion 5000 models, and up to PhP 5,000 discount for participating Nitro 50 models.

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Meanwhile, PhP 7,000 discount on participating Acer Aspire All-In-One, Acer Aspire XC and Acer Aspire TC models.

The promo runs from June 15 to August 15, 2022. extends to consumer, gaming, and AOpen monitors as well.

They also PhP 4,000 discount for any participating Acer, Predator, and AOpen monitors and up to PhP 1,500 discount off participating Acer projectors.

Details of the deal

Here’s the fine print: The customer must complete the claiming process to avail of the Adidas voucher and register their product for warranty at the Acer warranty website within one (1) week of purchase.

If the product is eligible for the promo, the warranty site will have a drop-down list of The SM Stores branches. Customers must choose their preferred branch redemption site to redeem the voucher.

The customer cannot change The SM Store branch redemption site.

Once the customer completes all the registration requirements, Acer will validate the credentials within five (5) business days.

An electronic voucher will then be sent to the customer’s provided email address after seven (7) business days.

For voucher redemption, customers must print the Adidas voucher sent to their email. They can then present it to The SM Store branch of their choice with one (1) government-issued ID. The vouchers are only for Adidas bags and shoes and can be redeemed at participating The SM Stores nationwide.

SB19 came to #BringtheAGame

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P-Pop sensation and Acer ambassador SB19 was the special guest during the promo launch at the SM Mall of Asia. The boy band performed “Bazinga,” “Mapa,” and Acer’s song, “Live It Up.”

For more info, check out their website:

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Xiaomi offers discounts and freebies for 6th anniversary

Redmi Note phones included



Xiaomi is celebrating its 6th anniversary in the Philippines by going on a huge sale until June 30, 2022 on its smartphones and other tech devices.

There will be 18 products going on sale from Xiaomi’s range of products, including the Redmi Note 10 Pro and 11 Pro 5G, Xiaomi Watch, Mi Robot Vacuum Mops, and Xiaomi Smart Air Purifiers.

The Redmi Note 10 Pro, equipped with a 108MP camera, will retail for PhP 12,999 for the 6GB + 128GB variant and PhP 13,999 for the 8GB + 128GB variant.

The Redmi Note 11 Pro 5G, meanwhile, is priced at PhP 15,999.

Aside from the discounted rates, customers will also get freebies such as notebooks, t-shirts, and sports bags for every purchase of participating products.

Here’s everything on offer

Xiaomi Product Selling Retail Price (SRP) in PhP Freebies
Redmi Note 10 Pro (6+128 GB) 12,999 Notebook + T Shirt
Redmi Note 10 Pro (8+128 GB) 13,999 Notebook + T Shirt
Redmi Note 11 Pro 5G 15,999 Notebook + T Shirt
Xiaomi 11 Lite 5G NE 20,999 Sports Arm Bag + Notebook
Robot Vacuum Essential 8,999 Sports Arm Bag + Notebook + T Shirt
Mi Robot Vacuum Mop-Pro 2 17,999 Sports Arm Bag + Notebook + T Shirt
Mi Robot Vacuum-Mop 2 12,999 Sports Arm Bag + Notebook + T Shirt
Mi Robot Vacuum-Mop 2 Lite 8,999 Sports Arm Bag + Notebook + T Shirt
Mi Robot Vacuum-Mop 11,999 Sports Arm Bag + Notebook + T Shirt
Mi Air Purifier Pro H 12,499 Sports Arm Bag + Notebook + T Shirt
Mi Air Purifier Pro 12,499 Sports Arm Bag + Notebook + T Shirt
Xiaomi Smart Air Purifier 4 Pro 11,999 Sports Arm Bag + Notebook + T Shirt
Xiaomi Smart Air Purifier 4 8,999 Sports Arm Bag + Notebook + T Shirt
Xiaomi Smart Air Purifier 4 Lite 6,999 Sports Arm Bag + Notebook + T Shirt
Mi Air Purifier 3H 8,499 Sports Arm Bag + Notebook + T Shirt
Mi Air Purifier 3C 5,999 Sports Arm Bag + Notebook + T Shirt
Xiaomi Watch S1 10,999 Sports Arm Bag + Notebook + T Shirt
Xiaomi Watch S1 Active 8,999 Sports Arm Bag + Notebook + T Shirt

The only catch is that the promotion will only be available via Xiaomi’s physical stores and kiosks nationwide.

There are 73 of them which includes prime locations like Metro Manila, Metro Cebu, and Metro Davao, so go check the nearest store. Here’s a list to help guide yourself.

Customers are also invited to participate in various in-store activities and online interactive promotions to celebrate the brand’s anniversary.


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Installment plans for vivo X80 series now available

Via Credit Card and Home Credit



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vivo Philippines has opened installment options via credit card and Home Credit for those who want to get their hands on vivo’s latest flagship phone – the X80 series.

Launched last week, the X80 Pro retails at PhP 59,999, while the X80 is priced at PhP 45,999.

Given these price tags, offering installment plans will allow more customers to enjoy vivo’s latest topnotch camera phones which feature the exclusive vivo V1+ Chip and ZEISS Optics.

Via Home Credit

All new and existing Home Credit customers may avail of the 9-, 12-, 15-, or 18-months contract for both phones for the following rates:

  • X80 Pro: 52 percent down payment for 18 months for as low as PhP 1,649/month
  • X80: 37 percent down payment for 18 months for as low as PhP 1,659.76/month

Via credit card

Meanwhile, those purchasing through their credit cards are entitled to more flexible packages with 0 percent interest on 6-, 12-, 24-, or 36-month installment plans for participating banks and official dealers.

The rates will be as follows:

  • X80 Pro: Starts at PhP 1,666.64/month for up to 36 months
  • X80: Starts at PhP 1,277.75/month for up to 36 months

Next-level professional imaging

As we have previously reported, the vivo X80 series features some of the most sophisticated innovations and imaging technologies in mobile photography.

The phones’ cameras support impressive features like:

  • ZEISS Super Night Camera
  • Cinematic Video
  • ZEISS Anamorphic film lenses
  • AI Video Enhancement
  • Active Centering OIS System
  • XDR Photo display technology

In case you missed it, GadgetMatch took the X80 series cameras to the test at The Fort in BGC, one of the busiest urban centers in the Philippines.

Check out our snaps below from the X80 here to see why vivo’s latest flagship phones are right up there with other heavyweights in the tier like the iPhone 13 Pro Max, Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra, and Huawei P50 Pro.

Watch our vivo X80 Pro Unboxing and Review

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