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Top 5 Best Intel Core i3 Student Laptop under $650

Updated on March 17, 2011
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This article is all about Top 5 Best Intel Core i3 Student Laptop under $650. Intel Core i3 provide dual core experience and energy saving capability for consumer. The laptops which are using this Intel Core i3 CPU are very capable of doing multi taskings such as office, gaming, web surfing and movie watching.

Intel Core i3, code name Clarkdale & Arrandale, is one of three latest Intel Core i-series processor such as i3, i5 and i7. Intel Core i3 is the most affordable version of Intel Core i-series processor. This Intel core i3 is used for various mid-range to high-end consumer and business microprocessor. This processor is introduced in early 2010 to replace Intel Core 2 Duo Processor. Intel Core i3 are very similar to Intel Core i5 series except it is running at slower clock speed and there is no turbo boost.

The Intel Core i3 series performs better and efficiently than previous Intel Dual Core processor. Selecting this processor for your new laptop will definitely help the laptop multitasking performance such as office usage, web surfing, and movie watching. The other reason to use this Intel Core i3 processor is because it is more affordable than Core i5 or i7. Most of the Intel core i3 laptop can be found within $500 to $650 range. This laptop is very suitable for student laptop or home office that need some extra multitasking performance.

Top 5 Best Intel Core i3 Student Laptop under $650

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No  
Laptop Type  
Processor  
CPU Speed  
Screen (in)  
Hard Drive (GB)  
Video Card  
Optical Drive  
Memory (GB)  
Laptop Size (in)  
1
ASUS A52F-X3
Intel Core i3-350M
2.26Ghz
15.6
320
Intel GMA HD
DVD-RW Combo
4
15.2x10.2x1.4
2
Toshiba Satellite L655-S5107
Intel Core i3-370M
2.40Ghz
15.6
500
Mobile Intel HD Graphics
DVD-RW Combo
4
14.9x9.8x1.5
3
Acer AS5742-7120
Intel Core i3-370M
2.40Ghz
15.6
500
Mobile Intel HD Graphics
DVD-RW Combo
4
15x9.9x1.3
4
Lenovo IdeaPad Z560
Intel Core i3-370M
2.40Ghz
15.6
500
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4270
DVD-RW Combo
4
14.8x9.8x1.4
5
HP G62
Intel Core i3-330
2.13GHz
15.6
320
Intel HD Graphics
DVD-RW Combo
4
14.7x9.7x1.44

1. ASUS A52F-X3 Laptop

The Asus A52F-X3 notebook is a versatile laptop with a scratch-resistant mix design so it stays fresh day after day. It includes a host of convenient features that all translate into an incredible value. Buyer will experience a new level of multitasking performance powered by the Intel Core i3 processor such as better visual performance and battery usage efficiency for longer High Definition (HD) enjoyment.

  • Processor: Intel Core i3-350M 2.26 GHz
  • Video Card: Intel Integrated GMA HD
  • Memory: 4GB DDR3 RAM
  • Hard Drive: 320GB 5400rpm
  • OS: Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
  • Screen: 15.6-Inch HD (1366 x768) LED-backlit Display
  • Battery: 6 cell
  • Features: 0.3 MP Webcam, WIFI Wireless b/g/n, DVD-RW DL drive

2. Toshiba Satellite L655

The Toshiba Satellite L655 provides a generous 15.6-inch display that's great for doing more things at once such as handling home or field business, watching DVD movies or playing online RPG games. It's ideal for handling computing essentials at school, home or work--from web surfing and video downloading. You can also use it to manage household finances or studying for finals in college. And its high-gloss Fusion Finish in Helios Black looks beautiful and high class.

  • Processor: Intel Core i3-370M 2.40GHz
  • Video Card: Mobile Intel HD Graphics
  • Memory: 4GB DDR3 RAM
  • Hard Drive: 500GB 5400rpm
  • OS: Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
  • Screen: 15.6-Inch HD (1366 x768) LED-backlit Display
  • Battery: 6 cell
  • Features: 1.3 MP Webcam, WIFI Wireless b/g/n, DVD-RW DL drive

3. Acer AS5742-7120 Laptop

The Acer Aspire AS5742 notebook PC offers powerful performance with latest connectivity technology and rich media features. This laptop is very fast and responsive to provide a stunning PC experience. Built with a gorgeous 15.6-inch widescreen LCD display with built-in HD webcam and the smart performance of the Intel Core i3 processor, then throw in several cool features and the new Microsoft Office Starter 2010 and you have everything you need within reach to power through daily tasks (web surfing and movie watching) and enjoy your media wherever you are.

  • Processor: Intel Core i3-370M 2.40GHz
  • Video Card: Mobile Intel HD Graphics
  • Memory: 4GB DDR3 RAM
  • Hard Drive: 500GB 5400rpm
  • Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
  • Screen: 15.6-Inch HD (1366 x768) LED-backlit Display
  • Battery: 6 cell
  • Features: 1.3 MP Webcam, WIFI Wireless b/g/n, DVD-RW DL drive

4. Lenovo IdeaPad Z560 Series

The Lenovo IdeaPad Z560 15.6" notebook features a metallic cover and ergonomic chiclet keyboard, a new Intel Core i3-370M processor, high-def HD graphics, OneKey Home Theater II for optimized audio-visual settings and Dolby Advanced Audio sound enrichment. With cool entertainment features, the IdeaPad Z560 feels more expensive than it actually is. And with Lenovo improved experience for Windows 7, the Lenovo IdeaPad Z560 delivers fast boot and shutdown, rich multimedia capabilities and easy system maintenance tools. This laptop also provides a discrete video graphic which can be useful for gaming or enhanced movie watching.

  • Processor: Intel Core i3-370M 2.40GHz
  • Video Card: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4270
  • Memory: 4GB DDR3 RAM
  • Hard Drive: 500GB 5400rpm
  • OS: Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
  • Screen: 15.6-Inch HD (1366 x768) LED-backlit Display
  • Battery: 6 cell
  • Features: 1.3 MP Webcam, WIFI Wireless b/g/n, DVD-RW DL drive

5. HP G62-140US Laptop

HP G62 is one of the affordable HP Laptop for everyday needs with a 15.6" diagonal high-def LED display. The newest HP G26 also supports the latest Windows 7 technologies. With big 320gb hard drive, consumer can store songs, movies and other document with ease. It also includes a LightScribe SuperMulti DVD-R/RW drive which can be used to burn your own DVD/CD label onto DVDs and CDs.

  • Processor: Intel Core i3-330M 2.13GHz
  • Video Card: Intel HD Graphics
  • Memory: 4GB DDR3 RAM
  • Hard Drive: 320GB 7200rpm
  • OS: Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
  • Screen: 15.6-Inch HD (1366 x768) LED Display
  • Battery: 6 cell
  • Features: 1.3 MP Webcam, WIFI Wireless b/g/n, DVD-RW DL drive

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    • victor3 profile image

      victor3 

      7 years ago from Chennai, India

      Very informative hub. Please tell me which lap I can get with this configuration without preloaded Operating System

    • Gordon F. profile image

      Gordon F. 

      7 years ago from New York City

      It is en interesting review. It makes me ashamed of having bought a Core2Duo when i3 were just released. But I am suprised not to find any laptop under 15" inch on your review.

    • chan0512 profile imageAUTHOR

      chan0512 

      7 years ago from Camarillo, CA

      Thanks lilly, Computer is my thing as well. This laptop should perform better than the pads. There are some pros and cons for both products so it really depends on your preference and usage.

    • LillyGrillzit profile image

      Lori J Latimer 

      7 years ago from The River Valley, Arkansas

      You are a complete genius. According to your Hub, this is a lot of computer capability and multi-use for the money. I wonder if they are competing with the pads? Thank you for this thorough review. The information is priceless.

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