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Deal: £375 Acer Aspire V5 Core i3-2565M laptop

Enter the discount code FLASH25 at check out for the next 24 hours at Dabs to cut the price of the Acer Aspire V5 laptop (model number NX.M3QEK.007) from nearly £400 to just under £375, a price that includes delivery.

While this is not, by far the cheapest Core-i3 laptop on the marker, it is a well-endowed one. It comes with an Intel Core i3-2365M processor clocked at 1.4GHz with two cores 3MB cache, based on the Sandy Bridge architecture and an Intel HD 3000 Graphics unit.

Other components include 8GB of RAM (the maximum it can support), a 1TB hard disk drive that spins at 5,400RPM, a DVD writer, a 15.6in display with a 1,366 x 768 pixel display, a 1.3-megapixel webcam, Dolby Advanced Audio, a dedicated numeric keypad, a multi-gesture touchpad, Windows 8, a 4-cell battery that can power the laptop for five hours,

Connectivity options include Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi (boosted by Acer's InviLink Nplify technology), a GbE connector, two USB ports, VGA and a card reader. It is only 23mm thick and weighs 2.3Kg which means that it is just slightly bulkier and thicker than the more portly Ultrabooks.

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