i5 laptops 2021: Best Intel Core i5 laptops you can buy in India right now

These Core i5 laptops will give you mid-level performance and improved battery life.

Highlights
  • These i5 laptops get a slim design profile and premium finish.
  • You can get them with up to 8GB RAM (further expandable) and SSD storage.
  • Most Intel i5 models in this range feature integrated GPU for mid-level editing and gaming.

Budget laptops might not be ideal for every person. Some people need a powerful device that caters to the premium segment without burning a hole in the pocket. This is where you have i5 laptops that come powered by an Intel Core i5 processor and offer you up to 16GB RAM if you are willing to spend upwards of Rs 50,000. You can use these Intel Core i5 laptops for mid-level video graphics editing, mid-level gaming and handle a heavy load of multitasking with ease. Add to that, you get long battery life, a slim profile design, and fast charging support to keep you going. Here are the best i5 laptops you can buy in India right now.

Also read: 9 Best laptops under Rs 60,000 in India

Best i5 laptops in India 2021

i5 laptopsPrice
Lenovo V14Rs 43,490
Mi Notebook 14 (IC)Rs 43,999
ASUS VivoBook 14 (2020)Rs 44,490
Mi Notebook Horizon EditionRs 53,999
Acer Aspire 5Rs 56,899
Dell Inspiron 5409Rs 62,490
HP Pavilion (2021)Rs 68,995

Intel Core i5 laptops in India

1. Lenovo V14

First on the list is the Lenovo V14. It has got a flexible display that comes with a 180-degree metal alloy hinge. It also features a spill-resistant keyboard which is hard to find in this price range. The V14 is powered by a 10th Intel Core i5 processor, along with 8GB RAM. You get 256GB SSD storage and a 14-inch Full HD anti-glare display to watch videos, do your work without any reflection on the screen. It sports compact and lightweight dimensions, weighing just 1.6 kg. Even with these figures, the V14 will easily last you for over 5.5 hours on a single charge. Connectivity features on the laptop are Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.2, and a couple of USB ports to use external devices. Audio quality gets an extra boost with the help of Dolby Audio.

Lenovo V14 is priced at Rs 43,490.

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2. Mi Notebook 14 (IC)

Mi Notebook 14 (IC) comes from the smartphone giant Xiaomi. The company launched its affordable notebooks with this series for buyers. The design of the Mi Notebook 14 is simple, gets a metallic finish to offer premiumness and lightweight at 1.5 kg. Xiaomi has used the 10th gen Intel Core i5 processor for this notebook, along with 8GB RAM and Intel UHD Graphics as the GPU. This model comes with 256GB SSD storage, runs on Windows 10 operating system. Mi Notebook 14 features a 14-inch Full HD anti-glare display. The IC model gets a 720p webcam, it has DTS+ stereo speakers, USB 3.0 port, USB 2.0 port. The laptop will give you up to 10 hours of battery life.

Xiaomi Mi Notebook 14 IC is selling for 43,999.

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3. Asus VivoBook 14 (2020)

If you want a Core i5 laptop with more storage, the VivoBook 14 fits right in the space. This notebook gets a wide Full HD 14-inch screen with NanoEdge bezels. The extra width does not add up to the weight and you get a notebook with a weight of 1.6 kg. This variant comes powered by 10th gen Intel Core i5 processor with 8GB RAM, which is upgradeable up to 12GB. Then you have multiple storage options on the machine. You get 1TB HDD storage and an empty M.2 SSD slot is available as well. This way you get large storage capacity and quick system boot up and performance. The notebook comes pre-installed with Windows 10 Home version and features a chiclet keyboard. Overall, you can get up to 6 hours of battery life.

Asus VivoBook 14 (2020) is available for Rs 44,490.

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4. Mi Notebook Horizon Edition 14

We have another Mi Notebook on the list, and this time it is the Horizon Edition 14. If you thought the Mi Notebook 14 IC was light at 1.5 kg, the Horizon Edition makes it even lighter at 1.35 kg. You will notice the fit and finish is much better and offers extra solidity. More than that, the screen bezels slim down, giving you an immersive experience with screen to body ratio of 91 percent. However, the Horizon Edition 14 also comes powered by 10th gen Intel Core i5 chipset, with 8GB RAM. It sees improvement on the graphics side with the 2GB Nvidia MX350 GPU. You get 512GB SSD storage with this variant that promises fast performance and quick system boot up. The stereo speakers come equipped with DTS audio processing. It has USB 3.0, USB 2.0 and USB Type C port as well. And even though Horizon Edition is slim, you can expect up to 8 hours of battery life.

Mi Notebook Horizon Edition 14 is selling for Rs 53,999.

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5. Acer Aspire 5

Best i5 laptops

But let’s say you need a machine with the latest from the industry, Acer Aspire 5 ticks that box. This notebook comes powered by 11th gen Intel Core i5 processor, with 8GB RAM and 512GB SSD storage. Aspire 5 is slightly bigger than the other four above it, with a 15.6-inch display that supports Full HD resolution at 1080p. It features a simple design that might not appeal to most, especially when they spend upwards of Rs 50,000 in the market. The new Intel Core 5 processor has Iris Xe GPU. The RAM and storage slots are expandable up to 20GB and 2TB with an HDD interface. Aspire 5 is not the lightest notebook out there but still it will be easy to carry at 1.65 kg. It has USB ports, HDMI port and offers Wi-Fi and Bluetooth for connectivity.

Acer Aspire 5 is priced at Rs 56,899.

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6. Dell Inspiron 5409

Going up the price ladder gives you the Dell Inspiron 5409 in the market. This one also gets the new 11th Intel Core i5 chipset, with 8GB RAM and 512GB SSD storage as the overall package. It sports a 14-inch Full HD wide-angle display with narrow borders that makes the bezels look smaller than they are. It runs on Windows 10 Home version and bundled with Microsoft Office 2019. The notebook gets a backlit keyboard, microSD card slot, and slew of USB connectivity ports. With a weight of 1.4 kg, Inspiron 5409 is easy to handle and offers a comfortable experience.

Dell Inspiron 5409 is available for Rs 62,490.

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7. HP Pavilion (2021)

HP Pavilion (2021) is the last on our buying list. The new notebook from HP features a lightweight design at 1.4 kg, a micro-bezels display and an audio boost from B&O. The laptop gets a 14-inch Full HD screen and this variant gives you a massive 16GB RAM, along with 512GB SSD storage. But the lack of a dedicated graphics card means it cannot heavy editing or gaming. However, for entertainment purpose, you get few options like the Pavilion (2021) in the market right now. The laptop supports Alexa voice assistant as well, giving you the option to use voice commands for certain actions.

HP Pavilion (2021) is selling for Rs 68,995.

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