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At £290, this is it the best value Windows 8 Laptop in the UK

Acer and Dabs joined forces together on eBay to offer one of the best laptop deals we’ve seen recently; the Acer Aspire V3-531 costs only £290, a price that includes 289 Nectar points, free Windows 8 (terms and conditions apply) and free delivery.

The laptop packs a staggering 8GB of RAM and a mammoth 750GB hard disk drive spinning at 5400RPM. Other features include an Intel B870 dual core processor based on Sandy Bridge technology and clocked at 2.3GHz, a DVD writer, two USB 2.0 and one USB 3.0 port, HDMI, VGA, an Ethernet port, a HD webcam, a card reader, Wi-Fi, a 15.6in 1,366 x 768 pixels display, a full size keyboard and a numeric keypad.

The V3-531 also comes with a limited edition of Office Starter 2010, Acer Backup Manager, ePower management, eRecovery management, Norton Online backup and NTI Media Maker. It is elegantly designed with a thinner-than average bezel and a slim profile.

As for the Windows 8 upgrade, Acer will refund the £14.99 cost incurred when you download the operating system straight from Microsoft. More about this process at