If you are after a powerful and yet affordable laptop, then check out the Asus A54C-SX327S laptop which is currently on sale at Morgancomputers for £288 plus an additional £7 shipping. The device runs on an Intel Core i3 processor, the I3-2330M, which has two cores, is clocked at 2.2GHz and has 3MB cache.
It integrates some clever Asus technologies like Power4Gear and Palm Proof which adjust fan speeds automatically and prevents unwanted cursor movements respectively.
As for the rest of the specification, that includes, Windows 7 Home Premium, 4GB of RAM, an Intel HD Graphics 3000 video sub-system, a DVD writer, a 15.6in 1,366 x 768 pixel resolution, a card reader, three USB ports (including a USB 3.0 one), an Ethernet port, a 500GB hard disk drive, VGA, HDMI, Altec Lansing speakers, a VGA webcam, a 6-cell battery and a dedicated numeric keypad.
Note that the device is 2.6Kg heavy and 37mm thick. Morgancomputers is also selling an intriguing laptop accessory from Logitech, the N600 which provides with a cooling support and a touch area for around £13.