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Cheapest Core i5 laptop: Lenovo IdeaPad Z580 now down to £295

You can grab a Lenovo IdeaPad Z580 laptop from Dabs for a mere £295. That's after a £100 reduction from Dabs, a £20 discount at checkout using the code PAYPAL20 and £75 cashback direct from Lenovo (more details about that offer here). This is one of the cheapest Core i5 deals we've seen here on Tech Deals Pro.

This particular model (M81KAUK) comes with some great components like a third-generation Intel Core i5 processor, the i5-3230M, one which has two cores, 3MB cache and is clocked at 2.2GHz.

The rest of the specification is as follows: 8GB of RAM, a massive 1TB hard disk drive spinning at 5400RPM, a DVD writer, Windows 8, a 15.6in 1,366 x 768 pixel display, Wi-Fi, an Ethernet port (no Gigabit though), a 6-cell battery, a 1-megapixel camera, a dedicated numeric keypad, a card reader and the option to add three more years to the warranty for £55.

Dabs is clearing out this model which means that it won't be around for long. We suspect that the heavy discounting is due to the fact that a whole raft of new devices will be unveiled soon following the launch of the fourth generation Intel Core series. Check out our review of the Lenovo IdeaPad Z580 laptop here.

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