£279 eMachine E520 M575 1GB 160GB 15.4" Laptop

Looking for a cheap and cheerful laptop? Look no further than the emachine E520 which costs no more than £279 at Tesco Direct.

eMachine is a brand popular in the US and has been purchased by Acer. This laptop comes with an Intel Celeron M560 processor, 1GB memory expandable to 4GB, a DVD writer and a huge 160GB hard disk drive. Its 15.4-inch screen can display 1280x800 pixels

Powered by Windows VIsta Home Basic, it also comes with a 1-megapixel webcam. Shame though that it has only two USB ports.

Built in wireless means you can access an increasing number of hotspots and have access to all of the info you need via the internet.

Buy it at Tesco for only £279 and add a Tesco Mobile value SIM card at £2.85 to get it shipped for free.