The portable laptop
If you are a student or a frequent traveller, and will be carrying the machine with you regularly, we’d recommend the sleek and lightweight Asus VivoBook F202E (Rs 35,000).
Specs: An 11.6-inch (1366x768px) touchscreen display, Intel Core i3 3217U 1.8GHz processor, Intel HD 4000 graphics, 4GB RAM, 500GB hard disk, (1x)USB 3.0, (2x)USB 2.0 ports, card reader, Wi-Fi, Ethernet, 1.4kg, Windows 8
The multimedia notebook
Here we suggest the Lenovo Essential G510 (Rs 40,000).
Specs: A 15.6-inch (1366x768px) screen, Intel Core i5 4200M 2.5GHz processor, Intel HD 4600 graphics, 4GB RAM, 500GB hard disk, DVD Drive, (2x)USB 3.0, (1x)USB 2.0, card reader, 1.5W speakers, Dolby Audio, Wi-Fi, Ethernet, 2.6kg, Windows 8
Samsung’s NP370R5E-S 05IN (Rs 40,000) is a spiffy performer that’s capable of handling most present-day games at medium to high settings.Specs: 15.6-inch (1366x768px) screen, Intel Core i5 3230M 2.6GHz processor, 2GB AMD Radeon HD 8750M graphic card, 6GB RAM, 1TB hard disk, DVD drive, (2x)USB 3.0, (1x) USB 2.0, card reader, 1.5W speakers, Wi-Fi, Ethernet, 2kg, Windows 8
Before you buy, we suggest you visit a local store and check all of these models for build quality, keyboard comfort, screen clarity, viewing angles and sound.