HP ENVY Spectre XT 13.3" Intel Core i5 Dual Core 1.7 GHz Ultrabook Notebook with Beats Audio and Windows 8 Model: NV13-2150NR
PLUS: Free LG USB 2.0 Slim External DVD Drive - Black Model: GP50NB40
It has decent online reviews, is portable (3 lbs) and usually goes for $800-$1,000 at amazon and other online vendors. Only knock that people have on it is the display, but I can live with it for the price.
Wow that was quick. I made sure to check before posting the deal and was still able to add to basket. My experience is that there's a good chance they will restock and make it available, so keep checking if this is a deal for you.
I own one. Same exact model as this except mine was sold with windows 7. It has been an excellent machine with very good battery life for its light weight. I like that it has the textured real metal on the outside lid and palmrest. I've had really good luck with the trackpad personally, and two finger scrolling works well also.
I don't think I would want much higher of a resolution with such a small screen, so I don't mind that its not 1080p. It does have a good brightness adjustment, and the keyboard is backlit.
Also has the intel wireless display, wifi N, and bluetooth.
I wish it had more usb ports (it has 1 usb3 and 1 usb2), but what I do like is that they didn't compromise on any of the connectors. They are ALL full-size connectors, even ethernet and HDMI, so you don't have to carry around some silly "dongle" to use your micro-sized hdmi or ethernet in your ultrabook. The power connector actually recesses into the body of the laptop a good bit to stregnthen and stabilize the connection (it really sucks to trip on a cord and break off the power connector or worse, damage the connector on a laptop).
Mine has been good to me. I've had it since new years - I paid around $800. I love how lightweight and portable it is. I think it has a sleek, attractive look to it.
For this price, I can definitely recommend it. The only real downside is that the RAM cannot be upgraded, but with the super-fast 128gb samsung MSATA SSD, it's not really a problem. Even using virtual memory is barely noticable. Fortunately, the SSD can be upgraded (although I hear it isn't exactly easy to get to it).
The 3317u i5 processor is plenty fast for all but the most advanced users.
Anyone else who has one, feel free to add your experiences, and good luck. Hope this helps someone out.
Last edited by samwathegreat; 04-19-2013 at 09:43 PM..
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