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£300 Lenovo IdeaPad Z370: Core i3 and Ultraportable, an explosive mix

Save-on-laptops is selling the Lenovo IdeaPad Z370 laptop for only £300 via eBay, a price that includes delivery and 300 Nectar points.

The laptop runs on an Intel Core i3-2350M processor, one clocked at 2.3GHz with two cores, 3MB L3 cache and one which is based on the Sandy Bridge architecture (which means that it also sports an Intel HD 3000 Graphics solution).

Other features include a 13.3in 1,366 x 768 pixel display, 4GB of RAM, 500GB hard disk drive, Windows 7 Home Premium (rather than Windows 8), Accutype keyboard, a DVD writer, a card reader, Bulldog Internet Security, Ethernet, three USB 2.0 ports (no USB 3.0 unfortunately), Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, VGA and HDMI ports, five hours battery life and a weight of only 2Kg.

Lenovo also included nifty features called a OneKey Theater II which optimizes audio-visual settings with SRS Premium Surround sound or RapidBoot technology.

How Lenovo managed to squeeze both a DVD writer in a product that weighs less than 2Kg is a mystery. Swap the mechanical hard disk drive for an SSD and you would have a very nimble and affordable Ultrabook.

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