Bargaincrazy, which is the outlet store of the Shopdirect group (Littlewoods, Isme etc), is flogging the Sony SVE-1713Z1EB for just under £700. If you don't have any rush to buy this laptop, you might want to wait as the retailer often has 10 per cent off sales which could slice another £70 off the price of this device. Note that it is a refurbished model that comes with a12-month warranty and the promise that there won't be any blemish to the display.
This Sony Vaio is powered by a third-generation Intel Core i7-3632QM processor clocked at 2.2GHz with four cores, a Turbo Boost of up to 3.2GHz and 6MB cache. There's also 8GB of RAM, a 1TB hard disk drive, a Bluray drive, a 17.3in full HD display powered by an AMD Radeon HD 7650M GPU with 2GB of RAM.
Connectivity and expansion options include four USB ports, a card reader, HDMI out, a D-Sub connector, Gigabit Ethernet port, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0. As expected, this is a big boy with a weight of 3.2Kg and at its thickest, 38mm. Sony says that its battery life is around 3.5 hours.
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