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£249 Gateway ML6226b Celeron Laptop

Powerful and reliable performance make this notebook perfect for the day-to-day functionality you need, letting you easily watch movies, organize photos, and balance your e-mail, calendar and word-processing tasks.

We had this laptop back in January with 2GB and costing £299. Now, Morgan computers is selling a £249 version of the laptop with 1GB memory. It is a factory refurbished model that comes with one year suport and warranty.

The ML6226b Celeron laptop comprises of a Celeron Mobile 520 which runs at 1.6GHz, 1GB memory, a 80GB HDD, a dual layer DVD writer, a 15.4-inch LCD monitor, Intel's own integrated graphics module.

Connectivity wise, you get a 802.11g wireless network, a 56k modem, a card reader, USB port and even a Firewire port. Other interesting tidbits include a 6-cell lithium ion battery (compared to 4-cells otherwise), Windows Vista Home Basic edition and Microsoft Works 8.5 home suite.

The laptop is available from Morgancomputers (opens in new tab) for only £249.99.

Désiré Athow

Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.