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£255 Dell Inspiron 15 3520 laptop: A trusted brand with an unbelievably low price tag

We could hardly believe how low the Dell Inspiron 3520 sells for given the fact that it carries Windows 8 and a massive hard drive.

Head over to eBay and cheapest electrical to see one of the cheapest laptops in the country to feature Microsoft's latest operating system.

At £255 including free delivery and 255 Nectar points, the Dell Inspiron 3520 packs some very decent features including a massive 500GB hard drive and 4GB of RAM. It is also £24 cheaper than the equivalent model Dell itself.

Other features include a 15.6in 1,366 x 768 TruLife display powered by an Intel HD Graphics 3000 solution, an island-style keyboard, a HD ready webcam, VGA and HDMI ports, a card reader, a dual core Intel Celeron B820 processor clocked at 1.7GHz with 2MB L2 cache, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, a DVD writer, three USB ports, GbE, two speakers and a 6-cell 48Whr battery that can power the device for up to 380 minutes.

At just over 2.4Kg, it is slightly heavier than some Ulrabooks but it is twice as thick as them with at 34.5mm at its thickest. Check out our review of the Dell Inspiron 17R which is a slightly different model with a bigger screen and a dedicated graphics card.

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