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£260 Medion Akoya PC8585 Desktop PC: Core i3, 6TB and 1TB plus Windows 8

Make no mistake, this deal is one of the best desktop computer ones currently on the market. From Medion, which is now owned by Lenovo, comes the PC8585, a fairly boring-looking but capable desktop on sale at Amazon for £260 including delivery.

The item is brand new and comes with 12-months warranty. It has a keyboard and mouse as well as Windows 8 preinstalled. There’s no monitor though but you can grab one for less than £100.

The E4057 is powered by an Intel Core i3 2130 CPU clocked at 3.4GHz (according to Amazon). But a quick look at Intel’s website shows the CPU – which is based on the Ivy Bridge architecture – runs at 3.2GHz.

It has two cores, 3MB cache, is fabbed using a 22nm lithography and comes with an integrated Intel HD Graphics 2500 GPU that uses up to 256MB of RAM. Other features include 8GB of RAM, a 1TB hard disk drive (apparently a Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 model), six USB 2.0 ports, an RJ45 port, VGA, a DVD writer, a card reader and even apparently comes with a Realtek Wi-Fi adaptor.

Other than Windows 8, you get a limited version of Microsoft Office 2010, Cyberlink PowerDVD and Kaspersky Internet Security 2013 (90 day trial).

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