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£731 Dell Studio 15 Laptop Core i7-720 6GB RAM 500GB HDD

Dell is selling an upgraded version of its Studio 15 laptop that is not only as powerful as a fully fledged desktop but also comes with a 5 percent discount for a limited period, bringing the price of the laptop from £769 to £731.

Studio is Dell's midmarket laptop range and is located above the more basic Inspiron models. The particular Studio version that caught our eye comes with an Intel Core i7-720QM that has a speed of up to 2.8GHz.

It also comes with the 64-bit Windows 7 Home Premium, 6GB RAM, a huge 500GB hard disk drive, a powerful 1GB ATI Radeon HD5470, a 15.6-inch LED-backlit display and a DVD writer.

Users will be able to connect to the internet via the bundled 802.11b/g connection and may use the onboard 2-megapixel web camera to initiate video calls.

In addition, Dell has included one year worth of online backup courtesy of its Datasafe service together with a 15-month subscription to McAfee's Security Centre solution.

You might want to upgrade the battery to a 9-cell model which will give you 50 percent more juice. There's also an option to add a full HD screen (that's 1920 x 1080 pixels) for another £70.

The five percent discount code is Z7C1W42W1XRDL0 and the Dell Studio 15 can be found here (opens in new tab).

Désiré Athow
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 ITProPortal.com 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.