If you aren't willing to spend much and can do away with a laptop which is good for basic purposes only, you can shortlist the Lenovo IdeaPad G40-30 (80G00018IN).The presence of Windows OS and optical drive is commendable in terms of its price.
Display and Body
The Lenovo IdeaPad G40-30 (80G00018IN) carries a 14-inch HD LED backlit Glare display which offers greater amount of brightness and decent viewing experience with a resolution of 1,366 x 768 pixels. It is encased in a simply designed black coloured notebook which has a thickness of 25mm and a weight of 2.1kg.
Processor and Platform
Doing duty under the hood is a 2.1GHz Intel Celeron dual-core N2840 processor. It works in tandem with a 2GB DDR3 RAM which is expected in this price range. The RAM is further expandable up to 8GB via two DIMM ports. The integrated Intel HD GPU takes the responsibility of handling rich games and videos. It sails on 64 bit Windows 8 OS which is a bonus in this price range.
Camera, Storage and Multimedia
The Lenovo IdeaPad G40-30 (80G00018IN) has been spotted with a 0.3MP webcam embedded in the bezel above the display. It takes care of the storage needs of the user comfortably with a regular 500GB SATA hard disk operating at 5,400rpm. The presence of DVD RW Drive enables you to transfer data via disks. For multimedia purposes, it relies on dual stereo speakers of 1.5W each.
Battery and Connectivity
Packed with a 4 cell Li-ion battery, the Lenovo IdeaPad G40-30 (80G00018IN) is capable of delivering uninterrupted service for up to 4 hours. Connectivity and networking options loaded in the device come in the form of Gigabit Ethernet, WLAN, digital media reader, HDMI out, two USB 2.0 ports, one USB 3.0 slot and Bluetooth v4.0.