You can grab a laptop with 12-month warranty and 8GB of RAM from popular eBay retailer Cheapest_electrical for £235, a price that includes 235 Nectar points and free delivery. At the time of writing, this is the cheapest price we could source such a laptop, the Packard Bell TE11HC, in the UK.
Despite its relatively affordable price tag, this is a fairly powerful laptop that should easily keep up with a first generation Intel Core product. It comes with a dual-core Intel Celeron B830 processor clocked at 1.8GHz with 1MB cache.
There's also 8GB of RAM with an Intel HD graphics GPU, a 500GB hard disk drive, a 15.6in display with a 1,366 x 768 pixel resolution, a DVD writer, four hours battery life, a card reader, two speakers, three USB 2.0 ports, HDMI out, a webcam, Wi-Fi, one touch hot keys, a dedicated numeric keypad and Windows 8.
8GB is what you'd expect to run with if you want to get a balanced performance. Packard Bell is owned by Acer which means that you can expect the same level of quality and service.
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