Notebook with Core i5: seven models to buy on Black Friday 2021 | sexta-feira Negra

Notebooks with Intel’s Core i5 processor could be a good choice on Black Friday. The intermediate CPU is common in the Brazilian market and appears in cheaper laptops, equipped with 10th generation chips, but also in more current notebooks.

In the case of the 11th generation, the promise is greater efficiency, performance and access to integrated Xe Graphics cards. In the selection below, check out seven models from Acer, Asus, Dell, Lenovo and Samsung brands at prices below BRL 5,000 at the time.

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Lenovo’s option is very affordable and comes with a Linux system — Photo: Divulgação/Lenovo

Lenovo’s sign-in option is one of the most affordable at the moment. On Amazon, it starts at R$2,659; on November 10 it cost R$3,239. The Ideapad 3i has a 15.6-inch screen and HD resolution (1366 x 768 pixels) and is equipped with a Core i5 10210U processor, a quad-core CPU of the first version of Intel’s tenth generation processor, introduced in 2019.

In addition to quad-core from 1.6 to 4.2 GHz, the computer comes with 8 GB of RAM memory, high-speed NVMe-type SSD and 256 GB of data capacity. Without a dedicated graphics card, the notebook promises battery life to handle nine hours of use and has three USB ports, HDMI, card reader, and headphone output. Without USB-C and sold with a Linux system installed, the Ideapad 3i has Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac) and Bluetooth 5.0.

Acer’s option is very complete in interfaces — Photo: Divulgação/Acer

The Aspire 5 is another option on the market equipped with the Core i5 10210U. In addition to the Intel processor, the laptop adds 4GB of RAM memory and comes with a 256GB NVMe SSD. Acer reports that the computer has a SATA slot for 2.5-inch SSDs/HDs compatible with the technology, for those who need more data capacity.

On screen, the Aspire offers a 15.6-inch display and Full HD resolution (1920 x 1080). On battery, Acer talks about eight hours of use on a full charge in a notebook relatively well equipped in interfaces: there’s HDMI, Ethernet port, three USB, USB-C and headphone output — not to mention wireless connectivity through through Bluetooth 5.0 and fifth-generation Wi-Fi. The Aspire starts at BRL 3,104 at the moment, but reached BRL 3,899 at the end of October.

Dell model is functional and comes with HD screen — Photo: Disclosure/Dell

Unlike the aforementioned models, the Dell Inspiron 15 (model i15-3501-M41PS) comes with Core i5 1035G1, part of a revised lineup of Intel’s tenth generation, and in principle superior to the i5 10210U. Also quad-core, the processor works from 1 to 3.6 GHz and has 4 GB of RAM.

In storage, the Inspiron allocates 256GB of maximum capacity on SSD (Dell doesn’t say what technology is behind the drive, whether SATA or NVMe). On screen, the Inspiron offers a 15.6-inch display and HD resolution (1366 x 768 pixels). There are also three USB ports, Ethernet output, HDMI, headphone output and card reader. At the moment, we find Dell’s entry-level laptop starting at R$3,749, although it has already cost R$3,869 as of October 31st.

Acer has a 14-inch screen and a price that has seen little change in recent weeks — Photo: Disclosure/Acer

The second Aspire 5 option on the list also comes with the Core i5 1035G1, built on a system that ships from the factory with 8GB of RAM memory. Perhaps the biggest difference compared to other models is the screen size, which on the Aspire goes to 14 inches with HD resolution (1366 x 768). You can find the product starting at R$ 4,650 right now. With a history of little price variation, the model could end up becoming a candidate for discounts on Black Friday.

The notebook has a 256GB capacity SSD and NVMe technology, and a free slot for adding a second SATA SSD or 2.5-inch hard drive. With a promise of battery life for over ten hours of use, the Acer has three USB, USB-C, HDMI, Ethernet and headphone output, as well as wireless connectivity through Wi-Fi 5 and Bluetooth 5.0.

Asus comes with a dedicated board from Nvidia — Photo: Disclosure/Asus

Asus’ laptop stands out for its dedicated card offering. The computer comes equipped with an Nvidia GeForce MX130, input GPU that can give more performance to the notebook when facing applications with more demanding graphics. In terms of processor, Asus comes with the i5 1035G1, common in the domestic market.

In addition to the dedicated board, the notebook also offers a 15.6-inch Full HD resolution screen. There are 8 GB of RAM memory and data storage is via a 256 GB SSD (and NVMe technology). In the interfaces, the consumer finds three USB, USB-C, HDMI, memory card reader and headphone output. With Bluetooth 4.1 and Wi-Fi 5, Asus appears on Amazon starting at R$3,314 at the moment.

11th generation unit is a highlight of Samsung’s technical sheet — Photo: Disclosure/Samsung

So far, our selection of notebooks has listed options with 10th generation Intel processors. The Samsung Book X30 breaks the sequence by offering a Core i5 1135G7, 11th generation processor that brings Intel Xe Graphis integrated, graphics card with performance comparable to an entry-level GeForce. In addition to the latest processor, the Samsung model comes with 8 GB of RAM and bets on a 256 GB capacity NVMe SSD.

With a 15.6 inch screen and Full HD resolution, the Samsung Book X30 comes with two USB ports, one USB-C, HDMI, headphone output, Ethernet port and memory card reader. In wireless networks, the computer accesses Wi-Fi 5 and communicates with peripherals through Bluetooth 5.0. In our research, we found the Samsung Book X30 with prices starting at R$3,099 — nearly R$500 lower than last week’s price.

Inspiron has 11th generation processor and integrated Xe Graphics card — Photo: Press Release/Dell

The Inspiron 15 3000 (model I15-3501-A46S) is an option with a 15.6-inch screen with HD resolution and that already runs with an 11th generation Intel processor: the Core i5 in question is the same 1135G7 found inside the Samsung previously listed and, like the rival, it brings Xe Graphics card, four cores and speeds of up to 4.2 GHz.

The Dell also has 8GB of RAM memory and is sold with a 256GB SSD. In the interfaces, the Inspiron 15 is served by three USB, memory card reader, HDMI output, Ethernet and also connection for headphones. With Wi-Fi 5 and Bluetooth 5.0, the Dell model appears for R$ 3,799 in the most affordable deals at the moment, according to Compare TechTudo.

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