** 10% code works; now a bit cheaper **
Was £808, now £793 (plus 7% Quidco).
Please read before you vote. Admittedly this deal will not be for everyone; this is an expensive laptop but with a huge spec to go with it.
* ATi 5650 dedicated graphics (high-mid range)
* 8GB RAM (2x4GB sticks would cost £300 by themselves).
* 1TB HDD (2x500GB 7200rpm, 1x500GB is about £80).
** To get this price you need to use a 10% code, e.g. HXLLBW9HW9TL2D**
7% Quidco too.
Personally I upgraded to i5-540M for £20 and added a backlit keyboard for £30.
By comparison a similar-spec Acer 5942G is £949 at Play but with 4GB RAM and 640GB 5400rpm HDD.
Base Intel® Core i5-520M (2.4GHz, 4 Threads, turbo Boost up to 2.93GHz, 3MB cache)
Microsoft Operating System Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium, 64bit, English
Memory 8192MB 1066MHz Dual Channel DDR3 SDRAM [2x4096]
Keyboard Internal UK/Irish Qwerty Keyboard
Video Card 1GB ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5650 Graphics Card
Hard Drive 1TB (7,200rpm) Serial ATA Dual Hard Drive (2x 500GB)
Optical Devices DVD +/- RW Drive (read/write CD & DVD) with DVD Burn software
Wireless Networking Dell Wireless 1397 Mini Card (802.11 b/g)
Primary Battery Primary 6-cell 56 WHr Lithium Ion battery
LCD 17.3 High Definition+ (1600x900) LED with TL
Thanks to kiwikeen for pointing out the 8% code should work without jiggling the spec.
14/4/10 Price dropped by £50. Blu-ray upgrade option is also now £90 which is in line with retail price for a new drive.
15/4/10 Price back up again. Maybe because of Quidco?
15/4/10 10% code works now.