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Lenovo Ideapad S400 ultra slim laptop from only £289.97

It appears that laptop manufacturers and Intel have tacitly agreed to bring Ultrabook-like physical features to the mass market, a move that could make thick laptops a thing of the past.

The Lenovo Ideapad S400 is one of the new models that looks a lot like an Ultrabook. Amazon sells it for £340 with free delivery and you can claim a £50 cashback direct from the Chinese manufacturer.

The device is only 21.9mm thick when closed and weighs 1.8Kg. It has a Quick Start instant on function that allows users to go online within seconds. Like many more expensive models, it has a metallic finish, has an island-style keyboard (called AccuType), a bigger-than-average touchpad and is available both in silver and red.

The S400 is powered by a dual-core Intel Celeron B887 CPU clocked at 1.5GHz with 4GB of RAM, a 320GB hard disk drive, Wi-Fi, a webcam and Windows 8. Its 14in display has a resolution of 1,366 x 768 and the webcam that adorns the top edge of its bezel has a VeriFace face-recognition technology.

The laptop, which was launched at IFA in Germany in August, also comes with three USB port, a VGA one, a card reader, HDMI, Wi-Fi and an Ethernet port.