Starmobile Engage Aura: The Affordable Slim, Light and Powerful Windows 10 Laptop

If you’re in the market looking for an affordable laptop, you might want to check this out. Starmobile, known for its smartphone and tablets, has just made a full-blown Windows 10 notebook. And yes, it doesn’t cost as much as other laptops at just a discounted price of Php8k. Here’s our full review of the Starmobile Engage Aura. Leading Filipino tech brand Starmobile has officially launched its brand-new Windows 10 laptop, the ENGAGE Aura. It comes in a stunningly thin and beautiful silver metallic body, perfect for students and professionals on-the-go. “We are excited to expand our Windows-powered product line-up with the introduction of our all-new Starmobile ENGAGE Aura,” said Starmobile Product Development Head Michael Chen. “It offers a sleek and premium laptop experience that combines heavy-duty performance with a light and portable design.”
Starmobile Engage Aura Specs and Features
The ENGAGE Aura is powered by Windows 10, providing users an improved interface for better productivity, personalization, and navigation, a revolutionized and faster browsing experience with Microsoft Edge, and seamless syncing with other Windows devices. It comes with a captivating 14-inch HD display that delivers crisp colors, sharpness, and detail. It is equipped with a power-efficient Intel Atom Quad Core processor that can handle gaming, surfing, and multimedia, Intel HD Graphics ideal for high definition photo and video playback, and 2GB of RAM perfect for multi-tasking applications.With the ENGAGE Aura’s 7 hours video time and 8.75 days standby time, users don’t have to get stressed should they accidentally leave their chargers at home or in the office. It is also a great presentation and entertainment tool as its multiple ports allow users to cast their videos, websites, and even games to TVs for better viewing.
Starmobile Engage Aura Good Features
The Starmobile ENGAGE Aura (silver) will be available exclusively from at the special discounted price of only Php 7,990 (Regular SRP: 10,990) beginning December 7, 2016. Meanwhile a limited edition gold version will be available in Starmobile concept stores, kiosks, and authorized resellers nationwide from the 4th week of December for Php9,990. Established in 2011, Starmobile is the mobile devices division of Star Telecom Alliance Resources, Inc. (STAR, Inc.). It is founded by telco industry experts with extensive experience in retail and product development.Since it first offered Android devices, Starmobile has officially become the winningest Philippine smartphone brand with a slew of innovation awards from reputable media outfits. The company’s flagship KNIGHT series, has won top awards since 2013—a feat that has not been replicated by any local device company. 
Starmobile Engage Aura Specs

Performance, Display & Camera
Perhaps the best factor of this laptop is its display. Despite having the same price tag of most 10″ notebooks in the market, or even cheaper, this one has a large 14-inch HD display. The display is a glossy TN panel with a resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels and a 16:9 ratio like most budget notebooks currently in the market.The Starmobile Engage Aura runs on the Intel Atom x5-Z8350 processor running at 1.44GHz and a burst speed of up to 1.92GHz. It’s a power efficient chip sufficient for web browsing, office tasks and casual games. Its relatively big screen is definitely a selling point. Above it is a 2 Megapixel web cam for video conferencing.

Storage & Connectivity
In terms of storage, the Starmobile Engage Aura comes with a mere 32GB of built in storage and a microSD card slot that supports up to 64GB memory cards but no hard disk or any disk drive. There’s a USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 port though where the user can connect additional storage. It has Bluetooth and Wi-Fi for wireless connectivity. It also has a mini HDMI port for connecting the device to a TV or projector as well as a 3.5mm audio jack.

Battery Life
The notebook has a 9000mAh Li-ion battery that’s sealed inside its plastic body. With our standard video loop test wherein we play a 1080p video using the default video player under Airplane Mode with 50% brightness and volume through headphones, it was able to last for 7 hours and 9 minutes.

Price, Design and Availability
The Starmobile Engage Aura is a sleek and presentable laptop with its tapered body and two color options – silver and gold. It measures 20mm at its thickest and weighs 1.39 kg. Its official price is ₱10,990.00 but a special price of ₱7,990.00 can be availed during Lazada’s Grand Christmas Sale (View it here). This is only for the silver variant though. The gold one will be available at Starmobile stores on the last week of December for ₱9,990.00.

Starmobile Engage Aura – Laptop Full Specifications
  • 14.0 Inch Display (768 x 1366 Pixels, 104 ppi)
  • Windows 10 OS
  • Intel Atom x5-Z8350 Chipset
  • 1.44 – 1.92GHz Quad Core CPU
  • Intel HD Graphics 400 GPU
  • 2GB of RAM
  • 2.0 Megapixel Camera
  • 32GB Internal Storage
  • Expandable Up to 64GB via microSD
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • 1 x USB 2.0
  • 1 x USB 3.0
  • 1 x mini-HDMI
  • 3.5mm Audio Jack
  • 351 x 233 x 20mm @ 1390g
  • 9000mAh Li-ion Battery
  • ₱10,990.00 Official Price
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