Asus N56VM laptop, a full HD display laptop for under £500

Want to match the (old) Apple MacBook Pro screen resolution without paying a premium, then check out the Asus N56VM, which is available from Saveonlaptops for only £499.97.

This laptop has a simple design with a backlit keyboard with island-style keys and a dedicated numeric keypad. It has a 15.6in 1,920 x 1,080 pixel display, a dual-core Intel Core i5-3210M processor (clocked at 2.5GHz with a 3.1GHz turbo boost, 3MB cache and an Intel Ivy Bridge architecture), Windows 7 Home Premium, 6GB of RAM, a 750GB hard disk drive, a Blu-ray player, a dedicated Nvidia GT630M with 2GB of RAM

Connection includes HDMI, Bluetooth 4.0, four USB 3.0 ports, VGA, GbE and Wi-Fi.

The rest of the features includes integrated Band & Olufsen speakers with a subwoofer as well as SonicMaster premium with MaxxAudio 3 technology, a card reader, a free external subwoofer and a battery life of up to four hours.

Interestingly, the N56VM, which weighs in at 2.72Kg, comes with a one year global hardware warranty, a free copy of BullGuard Internet Security and has Ultrabook type instant-on resume technology (down to two seconds).

You can buy a three-year Collect and Return warranty for that laptop for a mere £50 as well.