I've been looking for a good laptop for Uni for a while, and with working in IT I knew I wanted something with an SSD (solid state drive) for speed and longevity.
The star deal is the one I have shared which us an i5 processor, with a whopping 16GB ram and 256GB SSD drive. This thing will be very quick, no doubt of it!
Add the £49 three year pick up and return notebook service care pack to the basket, and it's just £1 when you add code "1POUND" at checkout.
That's a great laptop with the best kind of gard drive, tons of RAM AND extended warranty for £480. Absolute bargain.
As if that's not enough you are also sent a massive software bundle free on eligible laptops (I think all i5 and all i7 are included). Full info here: http://store.hp.com/UKStore/Merch/offer.aspx?p=c-gaming-intel
If you can stretch to £580 you can have the i7 processor instead, a bit less RAM (can be added afterwards easily) and Full HD graphics too here : http://store.hp.com/UKStore/Merch/Product.aspx?sel=NTB&id=Z5D56EA&opt=ABU