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£399 Dell Inspiron 17 Dual Core 3GB 250GB 173-inch 1600x900 pixels

One look at the Inspiron 17’s 17.3¨ Hi-def widescreen LED display, and you’ll have a hard time finding where the screen ends and reality begins. From the display to the entertainment features, the Inspiron 17 packs desktop performance inside a clean, portable design. Add a touch of your personal style with a choice of seven vibrant colors. Big-screen portability has never been so fun.

Don’t let the screen fool you - the Inspiron 17 is no desktop. So go ahead and enjoy its mobile features, like staying connected even when you’re only moving from room to room. Get wireless connectivity with standard 802.11g and optional Bluetooth wireless options as well as optional 802.11n to utilize all your WiFi capabilities.

Take advantage of a wide range of high-capacity hard drive options with up to 500GB to store your personal files, digital music, photos or video clips. Plus, enjoy a fast access time of up to 5400 RPM. With up to Intel Core 2 Duo options available, your needs are met — even with all that multitasking. And when combined with the optional 9-cell battery coming soon, there’s little need to search for an outlet when you’re on the go.

The Inspiron 17’s rounded edges and clean lines are easy on the eyes. And available with seven vibrant colours to choose from on the outside, and a modern silver palmrest on the inside, it’ll reflect your personal touch.

The Inspiron 17 features a 17.3" widescreen LED display with a 16:9 aspect ratio. So you get the big-screen performance of a desktop without compromising your freedom. Add the optional Blu-ray Disc drive and enjoy a portable Hi-def theatre at your fingertips.

This model (opens in new tab) comes with a Pentium Dual Core T4300 processor running at 2.1GHz with 1MB cache, 3GB RAM, a 250GB hard disk drive, Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit, a 17.3-inch 1600x900 TFT display, a 6-cell batter and a DVD writer, all for £399 including delivery.

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.