£399.99 Samsung R505 15.4in Laptop - AMD Dual Core, 3GB RAM, ATI HD3470, 250GB HDD

The R505 laptop is in our opinion the best laptop you can buy under £400 in the UK at the end of December 2008 for a number of reasons.

It comes with a dual Core AMD Turion running at 2.1GHz with 1MB cache and is backed by 3GB DDR2 RAM. Other laptops under £400 come with 3GB cache or more.

The R505 also packs a 250GB hard disk drive, a 15.4 inch screen, a DVD writer, a webcam, a Realtek Sound Module and a card reader.

But what makes it so special is the fact that it has a dedicated ATI HD3470 video card with 256MB memory, a HDMI port and WIndows Vista Premium to boot from.

You certainly need to add a couple of hundred pounds to get another laptop with such a great list of features. You can purchase this laptop, possibly the best of its category over at Argos for only £399.99.