Suggest a Budget/Cheapest Laptop with Core i5 or equivalent AMD configuration


Cyborg Agent
1) What is your budget? (INR or USD) :

Ideally I want it keep around 30k INR with any coupons or cash-backs. I may think to up the budget if Core i5 6th gen is worth the upgrade.

2) What size & weight consideration (if any) would you prefer?

14 inch much preferred but 15.6 will do too. need lighter too

3) What are the primary tasks you will be performing with this notebook?

Office suite with PDF, Extensive browsing on chrome & Firefox simultaneously with 10 or more tabs opened on each browser, Playing music in background,
Need to play Full HD HEVC H265 encoded Movies smoothly,
casual gaming if possible but not necessary[Some racing stuff like NFS on low to mid setting]
Dual booting windows & Linux distros or completely on Linux [Driver support important].

4) Are there any brands that you prefer or any you really don't like?

Not too picky now as my budget is low. Any decent brand with good service support network within Maharashtra or at least in Mumbai.

5) Any typical configuration in your mind you're eying for ?

Cheapest Core i5 config with minimum 4GB DDR4 ram with expandable slot for ram. DDR3 ram will do if its not getting obsolete in next 2 -3 yrs.
Antiglare display or some quality panel & good viewing angles. Currently use some lenovo A8 lappy, Lenovo Flex 10 & Dell 11.6 touch panel display netbooks & I'm not happy with display[ Spoilt by Full HD Monitors & big screen Led tvs :winking_NF:]
Good battery life may be 5 to 7 hrs or more.
1 TB storage preferred but can compromise for 500 GB if other specs are good & cost around 30k or below :winking_NF:
Extended warranty preferred [Asus has few models]

6) Anything else you would like to say?

Any Screen resolution but need some quality panel with decent viewing angles so that 2 people can view the screen content properly.
Battery back up extended (5-7hrs or more)
Purchase place- Any mode within India but Paytm preferred for its cashback offers.

How are the new AMD A10-9600P powered notebooks??

Graphic card is unnecessary. If there is no i5 config around 30k then suggest some latest core i3 configs but it will be my last option.

Thanks in Anticipation.


Cyborg Agent
I guess my budget is quite low for Core i5's ....

Can anyone tell me how is this Dell Latitude 3460[Core i3 5005U, 4gb ram DDR3 ram/500gb HDD, Ubuntu Linux 14.04 LTS SP1 64-bit] @27k

Latitude 14 3000 Series | Dell Indi

Thinking of it because of its sturdy image just like think pads but may not be sturdy like think pads.

Any opinion on Dell Latitude 3460?


Suggest me any other notebook with quality display, longer battery life please.

There are few core i5's 4th gen available around 30k in market so should I opt them?


Cyborg Agent
Finally settled for Asus pro series notebook
Core i5 6 gen.
4gb ram
1 tb hdd
Fingerprint security.

ASUSPRO P2430UA | Notebooks | ASUS India

Purchase made from paytm (official asus seller)
Paid Rs.37683/- plus Rs.99/- shipping charges
Cashback received in wallet Rs.5276/-

Final effective cost Rs.32506/-

Booked today morning & is shipped in afternoon.

Worried of the delivery by delhivery.

Lets see... Will update later.

Thanks for all your help guys

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