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Two £200 laptops: Acer Aspire V5-431 & Packard Bell EasyNote TE

Whether you wish to experience an Ultrabook-like laptop but without the price tag or get as plenty system memory and storage as possible, then check out these two offers from online retailer Bargain Crazy. It is offering a ten per cent discount off everything on its website until tomorrow thanks to the voucher code WTEN. Using it, we're able to cut the price of the Acer Aspire V5-431 from £230 to £207 and that of the Packard Bell EasyNote TE from £225 to £202.50. Both are refurbished models that come with a one year warranty and both prices exclude delivery.

The Aspire V5 is possibly the cheapest thin-and-light laptop on the market. According to Acer, it is 30 per cent slimmer than a standard notebook and is around 10 per cent lighter, which brings it perilous close to Ultrabook territories. The V5-431, otherwise known as the NX.M2SEK.003, runs on an Intel Pentium B987 processor (dual core, 1.5GHz and 2MB cache) with 4GB of RAM, Windows 8, 500GB hard disk drive, a DVD writer, Intel HD Graphics, Wi-Fi, Gigabit Ethernet, an Acer Crystal Eye HD webcam, a 14in display with a 1,366 x 768 pixel resolution, three USB ports, Bluetooth 4.0, VGA/HDMI, a card reader and up to four hours battery life. Since this is Acer, you can also expect a wide variety of applications bundled in as well.

As for the Packard Bell Easynote TE, it is built by Acer as well (the brand is actually owned by it). It comes with a lesser processor, the dual-core Intel Celeron 1000M but with 50 per cent more system memory (6GB) and 50 per cent more storage capacity (750GB). Like the Aspire V5-431, this one runs Windows 8, has a DVD writer, a webcam, a card reader, integrated Intel HD graphics, Wi-Fi and a long list of bundled applications. The only major difference is the fact that it has a larger 15.6in display (albeit with the same resolution) compared to its little brother. It makes the laptop bulkier although on the flip side, you do get a dedicated numeric keypad.

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