I bought this on Black Friday and it's been a great laptop. Exceedingly fast and plenty of ports. The optane memory serves as a cache between SSD and memory. Opening office apps like Word takes ~1sec. HP sells a pen if you do handwritten notes or drawing.
This is $200 off regular and just $50 more than BF. Perfect graduation gift for the techy grad. Comparable Surface Pro Laptop or Mac would cost a lot more. The only thing I'm disappointed with is the fingerprint reader which isn't at all reliable.
QA note: availability will vary by location.