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£379 Dell Inspiron 17R laptop: A cheap way to get a big screen with a high resolution

Until tonight, save £70 when you buy the Inspiron 17R from Dell. This is a great way to get a high resolution, big display laptop for a rather small outlay.

The cheapest model starts from £379 and comes with free delivery, Windows 8, an Intel Core i3-3110M processor (clocked at 2.4GHz with 3MB L2 cache), 4GB of RAM and a 500GB hard disk drive.

Other features include a 17.3in 1,600 x 900 pixels WLED display with TrueLife technology, Intel HD Graphics 4000 video a 8x DVD drive, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, a 6-cell battery, 15 months subscription to McAfee Security Centre and weighs 3.28Kg.

You can double your hard disk capacity and increase your system memory by 50 per cent for an additional £50. Other options include a faster processor (Core i5) and a dedicated Nvidia Geforce GT630M GPU. All models include one year next day in-home hardware support plus 90 days software phone support.

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