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£350 Lenovo IdeaPad Z370 laptop: possibly the best Core i5 model under £350

The Lenovo IdeaPad Z370 is a bit of a stunner at just under 2Kg. This laptop, which shares the same form factor as an Ultrabook but is slightly thicker, costs £350 at Laptop Outlet Direct on eBay. It comes with free delivery and 350 Nectar points as well.

It runs on a dual-core Sandy Bridge-based Core i5 processor, the I5-2450M, clocked at 2.5GHz with 4GB of RAM, a massive 750GB hard disk drive, a 13.3in display with a 1,366 x 768 resolution, a DVD writer, USB + SATA combo port, VGA + HDMI, an Ethernet port and a card reader.

What differentiates it from other laptops at this price range though is a dedicated graphics chip, the Nvidia Geforce 410M which comes with 1GB of memory.

Other noteworthy features include Bluetooth, a webcam, SRS Premium Surround audio technology, Windows 7 Home Premium, Office 2010 Starter plus a number of Lenovo-exclusive features like Power Manager, Battery Stretch, RapidBoot, OneKey Rescue System, Veriface, Breathable Keyboard technology and DirectShare.

Note that you will be able to swap Windows 7 for Windows 8 for only £14.99.

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