Cheapest Haswell laptop hits market for £650

Head over to Saveonlaptops to check out the MSI CX61 2OD-010UK laptop which happens to be the cheapest notebook in the UK that uses Intel's fourth generation processor architecture, otherwise known as Haswell. That particular laptop costs just under £650 and comes with an Intel Core i7-4702MQ processor, one that comes with four cores clocked at 2.2GHz with a 3.2GHz turbo boost.

There's also 8GB of RAM, Windows 8, a 1TB hard disk drive, a DVD writer, a Geforce GT740M GPU with 2GB of GDDR-5 memory, a card reader, Wi-Fi, three USB ports, Bluetooth 4.0, GbE, VGA, HDMI and up to four hours battery life. Compared to other Haswell-equipped laptops we've seen in a recent past, this one doesn't come with a full HD display. Instead, there's a 15.6in non-glare screen with a 1,366 x 768 pixel resolution.

The MSI CX61 weighs a mere 2.4Kg, comes with a free copy of BullGuard Internet Security and has a dedicated numeric keypad. You can upgrade to three years for a mere £50. We have been surprised by how slowly the number of laptops running Haswell chips has been increasing.

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