£399 Medion Akoya P7610 17" 2.16GHz 320GB Laptop

Boasting a 17" TFT widescreen (maximum resolution 1440x900 pixels) and powered by an Intel Pentium T3400 dual core processor, it's fast, functional - and finished in a simple black and silver colour scheme.

It has a 320GB hard drive on board, with a 1GB memory and up to 3 hours of battery life in use, rising to 48 hours on standby.

It's sold with Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium operating system already loaded, as well as a 60-day trial version of Mircorsoft Office Home and Student 2007 and other great features.

This computer is WiFi compatible, has wireless networking capabilities and an easy-to-follow quick start guide. Additional utilities can be added via the four USB ports.

There's an HDMI port for multimedia connection, while the expansion slot features a 4-in-1 multi-card reader that's compatible with SD, Memory Stick, and MMC (Multi Media Card).

Movie fans will love the Blu-ray slim combo drive, which reads Blu-ray discs and burns DVDs - fast, while gamers will be delighted with the dedicated, nVidia graphics - just the job for bringing those superhero epics to life. You can also stay connected via the integrated 1.3megapixel webcam with microphone.

Weighing just 3.5kg, it's the ideal travelling companion, so wherever you are, you can take your work and your play with you.

It comes with a 1 year manufacturer's guarantee and costs a mere £399 from Sainsburys.