Preferably with Windows 10, MS office included. I want to explore non intel laptops - so would be good to know some options. thanks.
Hey, I would suggest a Lenovo laptop with an AMD Ryzen chip. Here are some options you can consider:
Lenovo Ideapad S145 (8GB/1TB HDD/Windows 10/MS Office 2019)
Lenovo V15 (8GB/1TB HDD/Windows 10/AMD Radeon Vega 8 Graphics)
Lenovo IdeaPad S145 (8GB/512GB SSD/Windows10/Office)
I have not mentioning prices as they change frequntly. But they are all well within your budget!