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Deal: £599 Asus X75 VC laptop

The X75VC is part of Asus' new range of laptops, one that is currently on sale at Very for a mere £599. This particular model, known as the X75VC-TY103H, has a 17.3in display with a 1,600 x 900 pixel resolution and uses LED backlight technology.

Despite this form factor, it is surprisingly compact with a weight of only 3Kg and thickess of less than 4cm. It runs on an Intel Core i5-3230 CPU, one which is based on the Ivy Bridge architecture with two cores, 3MB L3 cache and clocked at 2.6GHz.

Other features include 8GB of RAM, a dedicated Nvidia GT720 graphics chip with 2GB of DDR3 video RAM (with Nvidia Optimus technology), a 1TB hard disk drive, a Blu-ray drive, Wi-Fi, Windows 8, a card reader, a HD webcam, Gigabit Ethernet, VGA, HDMI, three USB ports, Altec Lansing speakers, a 6-cell 4.4Ah battery and two year international warranty.

Amongst the numerous features offered by Asus, we noted the Power4Gear which automatically adjust your fan speed, a dedicated touchpad with island style keys, IceCool technology, Super Hybrid Engine II and Sonic Master Lite.

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