How about a nice core duo widescreen laptop for under £500!
307-N08645 - £489 delivered
Intel® Core Duo Processor T2050 (1.60 GHz, 2 MB L2 cache, 533 MHz FSB)
Genuine Windows® XP Home Edition, SP2 (incl Symantec PC Restore Recovery)
15.4" Wide Screen WXGA (1280 x 800) Display
512MB 533MHz Single Channel DDR2 SDRAM (1x512)
60GB (5,400rpm) Hard Drive
Fixed Internal 8x DVD/24x CDRW Combo Drive With Software
Intel® Media Accelerator 950 Graphics Up to 256MB shared graphics memory
Intel® Pro Wireless 3945 802.11a/b/g Mini PCI Wireless LAN Card for Duo Processors
6 Cell, 56Whr Lithium Ion Primary Battery
Dell Media Experience 3.0 Basic
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