The Lifebook AH532 from Fujitsu comes with an antiglare matte display which is one of its many highlights. This laptop is currently on sale at Amazon for just under £290 and with a £60 discount off its suggested retail price.
It comes with an Intel Core i3-3120M processor clocked at 2.5GHz with two cores and 3MB cache. Since it is based on the 3rd generation Ivy Bridge architecture, it also carries an Intel HD 4000 Graphics core.
Other features include 4GB of RAM (plugged in one slot which means that you can still add one more to it), a 500GB hard disk drive, a HD Webcam, a DVD writer, Windows 8 and an Intel HM76 chipset.
As for connectivity and upgradability options, they consist of an HDMI port, an Ethernet port, Bluetooth 4.0, three USB 3.0 ports (including one that charges even when the device is switched off) and Wi-Fi. It does come with a spill resistant keyboard, a dedicated numeric keypad and has a five hours battery life.
There are not many rivals at under £300. However, HP's 655 one is a decent alternative if you don't mind going through the cashback process which cuts the price by £100.