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Deal: £949 Dell Alienware M14x R2

Head over eBay and a popular shop called "thechef01" to grab an Alienware M14X R2 laptop for £949, a price, which the retailer says, is a near 30 per cent discount off the suggested retail price of the product. In addition, you also get 949 Nectar points. Note that the device comes with a 12-months warranty (next business day onsite) and is new.

At its heart is an Intel Core i7-3630QM processor, a quad-core model is based on the 3rd generation Ivy Bridge architecture, clocked at 2.4GHz with a 3.4GHz turbo frequency and 6MB cache. Other components include 500GB hard disk drive with a 7200RPM spinning speed, 16GB onboard storage, a 14.1in 1,600 x 900 display with Truelife, an Nvidia Geforce GT650M video card with 2GB of GDDR5 RAM, Creative Sound Blaster Recon3Di with THX TruStudio Pro Software, Wi-Fi, a DVD writer, an 8-cell 63Whr battery, Windows 8 OS, a backlit keyboard and a 2-megapixel webcam.

As for connectivity options, they include a RJ45 GbE connector, three USB ports, a mini-display port, VGA, HDMI and a card reader. The device will suit gamers and mobile workstation aficionados alike.

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