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£199 Fujitsu Lifebook AH512 is cheapest Windows 8 laptop on the market

British supermarket Asda is selling the Fujitsu Lifebook AH512 laptop for as little as £199. This is an entry level notebook that comes with Windows 8 and some features that would be useful even in a business setup. At that price, it is even cheaper than many brand new and much slower Netbooks on the market.

It runs on a dual-core Intel Celeron 1000M clocked at 1.8GHz with 2MB of cache and with a TDP of 35W.

This is one based on the Ivy Bridge architecture which translates into much higher performance than you'd normally expect from a Celeron. The laptop also relies on an Intel HD Graphics subsystem, 2GB of RAM, a 320GB hard disk drive, a 15.6in display with a 1,366 x 768 pixel resolution, three USB port (including one that can charge a USB device), a spill resistant keyboard, a memory card reader, a DVD writer, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and a HD webcam.

At 2.5Kg, it is just heavier than some Ultrabooks on the market plus it comes with a dedicated numeric keypad. It is not the first time we came across the AH512. Four months ago, armed with an Intel Pentium B960 and 4GB of RAM, it appeared on our radar for £249.

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