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HP Spectre x360 Laptop 13-ae052nr plus refundable 3yr warranty YMMV $895

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Just throwing this out there, as I spent countless hours these past couple days researching all the laptop deals and ways to use discounts to get the best bang for the buck.

Here's what I ended up with, if you go to hp.com and find the Spectre x360 for $1099.99, it comes to $1190.74 after tax.

Direct link here:
http://store.hp.com/us/en/pdp/hp-...13-ae052nr

>> If it's out of stock, you can still configure this laptop with the same specs, but note that it's going to be $1149 instead of $1099, meaning you're going to pay roughly $50 more. Link to configure the laptop if the ready-to-ship is out of stock:
http://store.hp.com/us/en/Configu...quantity=1

Specs are i7-8550u, 13.3" IPS 1080P, 16GB, 512GB NVMe M2. SSD, 2x Thunderbolt 3, microsd, fingerprint reader, 16.5hr battery (50% charge in 30min)

Now, go to CardCash and use the 5% discount on the 11.5% HP Gift Cards. You'll pay $84 for every $100 in HP gift cards. The thing is, HP only lets you use 5 gift cards max per order.

So order 4x $250 for $840, and a $100 for $84. Total is $924 for $1100 HP gift cards.

$1190.74 - $1100 gift cards = $90.74 balance which you will pay with your credit card.

Your total cost:
$90.74 paid with CC
+$924 for the 1100 worth of hp gift cards
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$1014.74

Adjusted total to reflect actual price paid: $904.74

So for roughly the same price as the ideapad 720s ($800+tax), you get 16GB RAM vs 8GB and 512GB NVMe SSD vs 256GB. Yes you give up the mx150 for UHD 620, but for me it makes zero difference as I'm not buying this for gaming.

Final nail in the coffin: HP is running a risk free rebate right now. Basically, I was able to buy a 3yr warranty with ADH for $170, which is fully refundable if unused upon expiration. Again, you can buy gift cards from CardCash to cover $150 of this $170 total.

Food for thought!
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I forgot to mention, I used coupon code HPCARE25 on the 3yr warranty w/ADH to bring the cost down to $170.
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The 5% coupon code at CardCash is "BLACKFRIDAYSALE", I didn't mention it in the original post but realized it after re-reading. Hope this all helps someone, a savings of $295 on this laptop makes it an insane value.
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check the reviews .. There is a huge thread about the battery drain ..


I bought this last year and the issue still persists for me
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Good work!

But, the laptop seems to be out of stock.

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check the reviews .. There is a huge thread about the battery drain ..


I bought this last year and the issue still persists for me
@UnkKnown - they're different generations, this is the 8th gen i7 not the 7th gen, they just started shipping in October and I didn't find anything about this particular model. My wife has the original x360 with the 5500U and it's been going strong for 2 years now, still have 9mo left on that 3yr warranty.

@kittunni - that's weird, I checked the link before posting and still saw the "add to cart" button. Refreshing the page now, it is saying out of stock. So much for that, glad I got my order in!
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Shows "out of stock"... Frown
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Out of stock dead
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May come back in stock, who knows.

The 8GB / 256GB version of the laptop is still showing as in stock:
http://store.hp.com/us/en/pdp/hp-...13-ae051nr

You could use the same principals and save about $200 off that one, bringing the cost to around $750.
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Do you have a link for "eb will give you $110 cash back" I have honey and one other but not a plugin called EB?
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One of the representatives just told me that I can only use 3 codes per order, how were you able to use 5?

Apparently you have to go through a Sales Rep to be able to use 5 codes.

On another note, CardCash just canceled my 2 order as they flagged me for high risk of fraud and now have a $2000 on my accounts that will be released within days. Thank you CardCash.
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Its available with a different name ..exactly same product.

http://store.hp.com/us/en/pdp/hp-spectre-laptop-13t-1zx32av-1?jumpid=ma_2017-black-friday~laptops~16~CTO~1ZX32AV_1~HP_Spectre_x360_Convertible__Laptop_-_13t_touch
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Its still available but with a different name. Its exactly the same product.

http://store.hp.com/us/en/pdp/hp-spectre-laptop-13t-1zx32av-1?jumpid=ma_2017-black-friday~laptops~16~CTO~1ZX32AV_1~HP_Spectre_x360_Convertible__Laptop_-_13t_touch
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Its available with a different name ..exactly same product.

http://store.hp.com/us/en/pdp/hp-..._13t_touch
Thanks I updated the original post with this info, however configuring it with the 8550U, 16GB RAM and 512GB NVMe SSD brings the cost to $1149 vs. the sold out pre-configured link which is $1099. So you'll pay about $38 more, if you factor in 10% eb and the 15% gift card cost reduction.
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