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£500 Lenovo IdeaPad Z580 laptop with Core i7, 8GB and 1Tb HDD

If you ever wanted to buy an extremely powerful laptop but don't want to pay a lot for it, then check out the Lenovo IdeaPad Z580, a notebook that packs a lot of features for not a lot of dough. The device, which is also known as the M81JPUK, is currently on sale at Ebuyer for just under £500.

It features a 15.6in display with a 1,366 x 768 pixel resolution, an Intel Core i7-3520M processor clocked at 2.9GHz with a Turbo Boost speed of up to 3.6GHz and 4MB cache (note that it is a dual rather than a quad-core CPU), a massive 8GB of RAM, a humongous 1TB hard disk drive, a DVD writer, Windows 8, Intel HD graphics, two 2W speakers, a keyboard and touchpad, an Ethernet connector, Wi-Fi, a six-cell battery that can power the laptop for up to five hours, four USB ports, a HDMI connector, a card reader and a weight of 2.7Kg.

Lenovo bundled a few of its own technologies as well like VeriFace (a facial recognition technology) and Onekey rescue system. Read our review of Lenovo IdeaPad Z580 here.

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