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Deal: Dell Inspiron 17 17in laptop available from £311

Dell's new Inspiron 17 laptop range comes with Windows 8 Pro, a clear sign that it is aimed at a SMB or business environment. The new SKU (SBNS3701) costs as little as £335, a price that includes VAT and delivery, probably the cheapest laptop with a resolution higher than the usual 1,366 x 768 pixels.

You can bring that down to £311.55 thanks to a seven per cent discount that you can enter at check out (QNZ5FQ9SKXX8L3). Note that the voucher expires tonight.

It is powered by a dual-core Pentium 2117U processor clocked at 1.8GHz with 2MB cache and is based on the Ivy Bridge architecture. There's 4GB of DDR3-1600 RAM, a 500GB hard disk drive, a DVD writer, a 17.3in 1,600 x 900 pixel display, Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi, a 4-cell 40Whr battery, Intel HD Graphics and one year next day in-home service.

Unfortunately, Dell doesn't allow you to upgrade the processor but other than that (and for the price), the Inspiron 17 offers a lot for an affordable outlay. Check out our review of the previous generation of Dell Inspiron 17 laptop.