Best Laptops with Intel Core i5 Processor

By Digit | Price Updated on 01-Apr-2020

Intel’s Core i5 processor has become the perfect balance of cost and performance. This particular processor offers enough juice to run modern games and even do photo and video editing. On the flip side, laptops running the Intel Core i5 processor also come in the widest price gamut, tailoring to almost every budgetary need. This means there’s a massive amount of laptops out in the wild running on Intel Core i5, so we have curated a list of best laptops with Intel Core i5 suitable for a variety of needs.

Lenovo IdeaPad S540
  • OS
    OS
    Windows 10 Home
  • Display
    Display
    15.6" (1920 x 1080)
  • Processor
    Processor
    8th Generation Core Intel I5 | NA
  • Memory
    Memory
    1 TB SSD/8 GBGB DDR4
Full specs

The IdeaPad S540 from Lenovo is the model to go for if you are in the market for a powerful 15-inch laptop that is also slim and lightweight. It is highly rated for its bright, colourful display and crisp precision touchpad.

SPECIFICATION
OS : Windows 10 Home
Display : 15.6" (1920 x 1080)
Processor : 8th Generation Core Intel I5 | NA
Memory : 1 TB SSD/8 GBGB DDR4
Weight : 1.8
Dimension : 35.8 x 24.4 x 1.7
Graphics Processor : Intel® integrated graphics
Price : ₹66900
Apple MacBook Air (2018)
  • OS
    OS
    Mac
  • Display
    Display
    13.3" (2560x1600)
  • Processor
    Processor
    8th Gen Intel i5 | NA
  • Memory
    Memory
    1.5 TB SSD/16 GBGB NA
Full specs

The Apple MacBook Air had been in need of a refresh for some time now. The MacBook Air was literally the most popular ultrabook through the years and now, it has received a new lease on life with the new 8th generation Intel Core i5 processor and 8GB RAM with 128GB storage. The new retina display with narrow bezels is another major reason to consider this ultra light notebook from Apple. MacOS Mojave paired with the new hardware deliver great performance. The new MacBook Air is definitely something worth considering if you’re looking for a great all-round machine with great longevity.

SPECIFICATION
OS : Mac
Display : 13.3" (2560x1600)
Processor : 8th Gen Intel i5 | NA
Memory : 1.5 TB SSD/16 GBGB NA
Weight : 1.34
Dimension : NA
Graphics Processor : NA
Price : ₹114900
Thinkpad X1 Yoga
  • OS
    OS
    Windows 10 Pro
  • Display
    Display
    14" (2560 x 1440)
  • Processor
    Processor
    Intel Core i5-6300U | NA
  • Memory
    Memory
    NA SSD/nullGB null
Full specs

The 2018 Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga is a fine business tool if you seek speed, flexibility, and comfort in portable computing, all powered by the Intel Core i5 processor. It’s expensive but makes itself worth considering if your shortlist contains the likes of the Microsoft Surface Pro and even the Mac. The ability to fold the laptop over and turn it into a drawing surface which is perfect for using the included stylus.

SPECIFICATION
OS : Windows 10 Pro
Display : 14" (2560 x 1440)
Processor : Intel Core i5-6300U | NA
Memory : NA SSD/nullGB null
Weight : 2.8
Dimension : 333 x 229 x 16.8
Graphics Processor : NA
Price : ₹89990
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Microsoft Surface Laptop
  • OS
    OS
    Windows 10 S
  • Display
    Display
    13.5" (2256 x 1504)
  • Processor
    Processor
    Intel Core i5 (7th generation) | NA
  • Memory
    Memory
    128 GB SSD/4GB DDR4
Full specs

Microsoft has quickly been making a name for itself in the devices business, and although its machines are not the most popular choice out there, they are pretty amazing regardless. One such machine is the Surface Laptop, which is powered by the Intel Core i5 processor mated with 8GB of RAM. The Surface Laptop is an incredibly light laptop that is ideal for the person who likes to work on the go. The Alacantra fabric gives the keyboard island a nice, soft texture which makes typing even more comfortable. The downside to the Surface Laptop is that it cannot handle games or heavy image editing due to the lack of a dedicated graphics chip.

SPECIFICATION
OS : Windows 10 S
Display : 13.5" (2256 x 1504)
Processor : Intel Core i5 (7th generation) | NA
Memory : 128 GB SSD/4GB DDR4
Weight : 1.25
Dimension : 308.1 x 223.27 x 14.48
Graphics Processor : Intel HD Graphics 620
Price : ₹64000
HP Pavilion x360
  • OS
    OS
    Windows 10 Home
  • Display
    Display
    14" (1920 x 1080)
  • Processor
    Processor
    8th Generation Intel® Core™ i5 | 1.6 GHz
  • Memory
    Memory
    1 TB + 128 GB HDD + SSD/8GB DDR4
Full specs

The HP Pavilion x360 can be looked at as an ideal entry-level model into the convertible laptop world. It’s almost got the same features as a high-end convertible like the ThinkPad X1 Yoga given that it is powered by the Intel Core i5 processor. The HP Pavillion X360 is definitely a good-looking laptop which scored decently in our performance benchmarks, pegging the machine as a great daily workhorse for practically every kind of user, save for gamers.

SPECIFICATION
OS : Windows 10 Home
Display : 14" (1920 x 1080)
Processor : 8th Generation Intel® Core™ i5 | 1.6 GHz
Memory : 1 TB + 128 GB HDD + SSD/8GB DDR4
Weight : 1.68
Dimension : 323.5 x 224.2 x 19.7
Graphics Processor : Intel® UHD Graphics 620
Price : ₹73890
Acer Swift 5
  • OS
    OS
    Windows 10 Home
  • Display
    Display
    14" (1920 x 1080)
  • Processor
    Processor
    Intel Core i5-8250U | 1.8 GHz
  • Memory
    Memory
    256 GB SATA/8 GBGB LPDD3
Full specs

The Acer Swift 5 is one of the lightest laptops to be running on the Intel Core i5 chip. When you pick it up, it almost feels like plastic, but the body is actually made from extremely lightweight magnesium allow. The display is a gorgeous 1080p IPS panel ideal for photo editing and the Core i5 chip along with the 8GB RAM offer enough juice to be able to run Adobe Lightroom. It’s a great lightweight alternative to many other Core i5 machines in the market, but do know it offers limited USB ports.

SPECIFICATION
OS : Windows 10 Home
Display : 14" (1920 x 1080)
Processor : Intel Core i5-8250U | 1.8 GHz
Memory : 256 GB SATA/8 GBGB LPDD3
Weight : 971 grams
Dimension : 32.9 x 22.8 x 1.5 cm
Graphics Processor : Intel UHD Graphics 620
Price : ₹87990
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Here’s the Summary list of Best Laptops with Intel Core i5 Processor updated on 01-Apr-2020

Product Name Seller Price
Lenovo IdeaPad S540 N/A ₹66900
Apple MacBook Air (2018) N/A ₹114900
Thinkpad X1 Yoga N/A ₹89990
Microsoft Surface Laptop N/A ₹64000
HP Pavilion x360 N/A ₹73890
Acer Swift 5 N/A ₹87990
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