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Medion Akoya S4209 laptop down to £235

The Medion Akoya S4209, alternatively known as MD98148, weighs a mere 1.9kg and is only 21mm thick, which puts it comfortably in Ultrabook territory.

What’s more, it only costs £235 from Cheapest Electrical, an eBay retailer, with free delivery and 235 Nectar points. It was previously on sale at Asda for £299.

The laptop has a stylish brushed aluminium finish and is powered by an Intel Pentium 987 processor clocked at 1.5GHz. The chip comes with two cores and 2MB L3 cache with an Intel HD graphics sub-system.

Other features include a 14in 1,366 x 768 pixel display, 4GB of RAM, a 750GB hard drive, a DVD writer, three USB ports, Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi, Dolby Home Theater v4 technology, an HDMI port, a card reader, a webcam plus Windows 7 Home Premium.

Medion, which is a German computer manufacturer, has been taken over by Chinese computer giant Lenovo and will still operate as a standalone brand, according to reports.

Intel has relaxed the Ultrabook feature list in order to make qualifying laptops much cheaper. That's likely why we’ve observed an increasing number of sub-£500 Ultrabooks, almost all of the them with hybrid storage system consisting of a tiny SSD (32GB is common) and a massive hard disk drive (500GB is the norm).

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