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£450 Acer Aspire V3-771: A laptop with a big screen and some more

While the world is focusing on ever smaller form factors, there is still a small but significant market for laptops for large screens especially as they normally provide with a much higher screen resolution.

Check out for example the Acer Aspire V3-771 which costs only £450 at SimplyAcer and weighs around 1kg more than most Ultrabooks. This laptop comes with a 17.3in display that has a 1,600 x 900 pixel resolution. That’s 37 per cent higher than the average 15.6in laptop.

Other key features of the product include an Intel Core i5-3210M processor (a dual-core model clocked at 2.5GHz, based on the Ivy Bridge architecture, with 3MB L2 cache and capable of turbo boosting to 3.1GHz), 8GB of RAM, 500GB hard disk drive, a DVD writer, Intel HD 4000 Graphics, Wi-Fi, GbE, a card reader, a webcam, four USB ports, VGA/HDMI, Dolby Home Theater v4, Bluetooth 4.0, up to four hours battery life and Windows 8.

As expected you also get a full size keyboard and a numeric keypad. Note that you also get a free copy of Webroot antivirus and that you can extend the warranty to three years with accidental damage cover for only £100.

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