Intel recently launched the 3rd generation of its popular Core I series processors. The third generation core i processors are based on ivy bridge architecture. Most of the laptop manufacturers have already launched the laptops based on 3rd generation core i processors
Advantages of 3rd Generation Core I3 Processors over 2nd Generation
- 3rd Generation IVy Bridge CPUs are 5-10% more efficient
- Consumes less power
- Ivy Bridge CPUs have either the Intel HD 2500 / HD 4000 graphic core vs. the Intel HD 2000 / HD 3000 found in the Sandy Bridge CPUs. The HD 4000 is around 40% – 45% more powerful than the HD 3000. That basically like a Radeon HD 5550 vs. a Radeon HD 5450.
- Supports SSD which 2nd generation sandy bridge processors does not
Best 3rd Gen Core I3 Laptops under 35000 Rs
1. Dell Inspiron 15R N5521
This is the new model of Inspiron 15R series that runs on Intel 3rd gen Ci3 processor. It is about 25.5mm thick and lightweight that gives you a fell of ultrabook. The brushed aluminium finish body makes this laptop looks very attractive. It has 15.6 inch LED Backlit display screen with HD resolution of 1366×768. It also has 8-in-1 media card reader, USB 3.0 and 10-key number pad.
New inspiron 15r comes with 4 GB DDR3 RAM and 500GB SATA Hard Drive. Price Rs 35,500 on Dell website including Windows 8 OS.
- Also Read: Best Windows 8 Laptops you can buy in 2013
2. Sony VAIO E15123CN
Sony VAIO E15123CN runs on 3rd Gen Ci3 2.4 GHz clock speed processor with Intel HD Graphics 4000. It comes with 2 GB DDR3 RAM which can be expanded up to 8 GB. The battery backup is quite good and can last up to 3 hours when you are watching videos or playing games. On normal use it lasts up to 4 hours. The screen size is 15.5 inch with resolution of 1366×768. There is 1.3 megapixel HD webcam. For connectivity it has Ethernet Gigabit LAN, Wireless Lan, Bluetooth, USB 3.0, 2x USB 2.0
Price Rs 34,290
3. HP Pavilion g6-2227TU
Powered by a 2.4 GHz Processor, HP Pavilion G6-2227TU sports a 15.6 Inch Display that delivers good High Definition visuals. It has 4GB RAM and 500 GB Hard Drive. Pavilion G6 has HD Brightview Widescreen LED Backlit 15.6 inch Display screen with resolution of 1366 x 768 Pixel. Graphics processor is Intel HD Graphics 4000. The 6 cell battery lasts up to 3 hours. For connectivity it has Ethernet,Wireless LAN, Bluetooth, 1 x USB 2.0, 2 x USB 3.0, HDMI and VGA ports.
Price 34,500 Rs
4. Lenovo Essential G580
Lenovo Essential G580 comes with a glossy finished body and looks quite slim. It has 2 GB DDR3 RAM which can be expanded up to 8 GB. There is also 1 GB dedicated graphic memory. The hard drive capacity is 320 GB. The battery backup is good and lasts up to 5 hours. For connectivity it has 1 X USB 2.0, 2 X USB 3.0 ports, HDMI, VGA ports, ethernet and wireless LAN. There is a chiclet keyboard, that lets you type in low light and also 0.3 MP HD Webcam. Price 34,806 Rs
5. Acer E1-571
The 571 has a glossy black exterior with a dual tone silver and crystallized black finish. The E1-571 has a 15.6-inch display with a resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels and a 0.3 mega pixel webcam on top. The notebook has 4GB of RAM a sufficiently large 500 GB hard drive. Battery backup is around 3 hours. Unfortunately this laptop does not have USB 3.0. Price Rs 32,900