I just wanna share the Windows Experience Index scores of my Acer Aspire 4738ZG --
Acer Aspire 4738ZG, which sells for around Php 27,000 - 29,000 (depending on the store), runs Windows 7 Home Basic with its 2.13 Ghz Intel Pentium P6200 processor. It features a 14" Widescreen HD LED backlit display, 2GB of DDR3 RAM, ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5470 graphics, 500 GB of Hard Disk space, Webcam, DVD Super Multi DL Drive, 6-cell Li-ion battery and Acer Nplify 802.11 b/g/n.
Windows Experience Index measures the capability of your computer's hardware and software configuration and expresses this measurement as a number called a base score. A higher base score generally means that your computer will perform better and faster than a computer with a lower base score, especially when performing more advanced and resource-intensive tasks.
For a laptop this affordable, I think these scores are very good. These are definitely better than scores from almost all netbooks and ULV notebooks you can in the market these days.
I'm particularly impressed by the 6.3 subscore for gaming graphics -- it's proof that the ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5470 discrete graphics chip really augments the gaming performance of this notebook.
If you're looking for an affordable laptop for school or work that gets the job done, I hope you can check out Acer Aspire 4738ZG.