Dell sells the new version of its Inspiron 17R laptop (SKU N0057131) with a starting price of £579 including VAT and delivery. This new Inspiron 17R is an improvement on the old model with a slimmer and lighter chassis
Note that Dell will allow you to pay later on this unit as it costs more than £500. You can bring the price down to around £538 when you type in the voucher code QNZ5FQ9SKXX8L3 at checkout. This voucher expires tonight.
This unit comes with a 17.3in full HD backlit display (with Anti-Glare) and this is possibly the cheapest brand new laptop on the market with such a screen resolution.
The rest of the specification sheet includes an Intel Core i5-3337U processor, a dual-core model clocked at up to 2.7GHz with 3MB cache, 6GB of RAM, a 1TB hard disk drive, a dedicated AMD Radeon HD 8730M GPU with 2GB of RAM, a DVD writer, a webcam, 15 months subscription to McAfee SecurityCenter, one year Next Day in-home service, Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi and a 6-cell 65Whr battery.
Connectors include four USB ports, HDMI, a card reader, an Ethernet port (no GbE though) and no VGA ports either.