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£220 Dell Inspiron M5040: A lot of hardware for not a lot of money

Head over to eBay and top-rated seller cheapest_electrical and check out the Dell Inspiron M5040 laptop which costs £220 and comes with free delivery and 220 Nectar points. The device is refurbished but comes with a full 12-months warranty.

The device runs on a dual-core AMD Brazos C60 processor clocked at 1.33GHz with an integrated AMD Radeon HD 6290 GPU. It is powered by Windows 7 Home Premium which is ideal for those looking to shy away from Windows 8.

Other features of this Dell Inspiron M5040 include a battery life of up to six hours, 6-cell battery, a DVD writer, 4GB of RAM, a 320GB hard disk drive, a 15.6in 1,366 x 768 pixel resolution, a card reader, a webcam, three USB ports, Wi-Fi and a weight of only 2.35Kg.

You can boost its warranty to up to three years (in total) for as little as £84.

The M5040 is likely to be just slightly faster than an Intel Atom processor but the fact that it is housed in a traditional laptop casing means that you won’t have to type of a cramped keyboard and that you will have access to an optical drive and a relatively powerful graphics subsystem as well.