Gateway MT6839b Laptop Core Duo T5300 1.73GHz, £309.99

With the advanced features of Genuine Windows Vista Home Premium and Intel Core2 Duo processing, the Gateway MT6839b will power through demanding applications with ease.

Originally available only from Tesco, the Gateway MT6839b is now also on sale from UKDVDR for only £309.99, roughly half the price it would have commanded one year ago.

The device is no longer at the top of its game but is still a very much capable computer thanks to its dual core Intel processor, 2GB memory and a huge 160GB hard drive.

Processor:: Intel(R) Core™2 Duo Processor T5300
Intel(R) Centrino(R) Duo Moblie Technology
(1.73GHz, 2MB L2 cache, 533MHz FSB)
Operating System:: Genuine Windows Vista(R) Home Premium
Display:: 15.4" widescreen Ultrabright™ WXGA TFT (1280 × 800)
Chipset:: Intel(R) 945GM
Memory:: 2048MB 533MHz DDR2 dual-channel memory (2 × 1024MB)
2 DDR2 slots total, 0 DDR2 slots available
Hard Drive:: 160GB 5400rpm SATA hard drive
Optical Drive:: 8x multiformat dual-layer DVD±RW
Write max: 8x DVD±R, 6x DVD-RW, 8x DVD+RW, 2x DVD-R DL, 2.4x DVD+R DL,
24x CD-R and 16x CD-RW Disks
Reads max: 8x DVD-R/RW/ROM, 4x DVD±R DL, RAM, 24x CD-R/RW/ROM
Media Reader:: 4-in-1 memory card reader
Secure Digital™ (SD), Multi Media Card™ (MMC), Memory Stick™ (MS),
Memory Stick™ Pro
Video:: Intel(R) Graphics Media Accelerator 950
Up to 224MB of shared video memory
Audio:: High-definition 2-channel audio
Built-in speakers
Network:: 10/100Mbps Ethernet LAN (RJ-45 port)
Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 3945ABG (Tri-mode 802.11a/b/g)