Best buy has open box on these so you can check out the condition for yourself. I bought a beat up store display for 600+tax.
There was only 1 best buy near me (in 100 miles) that had it in stock. It had quite a few scratches on it as if someone had dropped it.
Here is a good review of most touch and ultrabooks [thewirecutter.com]
. I think the upgradability, HDMI output, SD card slot, and a second hard drive bay makes it better than other products on the market.