It’s a new year, and with it, new pricing trends are appearing across the retail space. We’ve seen 18% drops on average in price movements across all “Ultrabook” classified laptops. Unsurprisingly, most are with Windows 8, as manufacturers do everything they can to get a faster adoption rate for MSFT’s new operating system.
Some of these Ultrabooks are reaching budget laptop pricing territory, like the Lenovo U310 now selling for $450. There was even a deal on the high-end Samsung Series 9 at $699 (albeit with 2nd gen CPU) just a few days ago on Amazon, a machine that used to retail for well over $1,200 when first released.
If you’re in the market for a new laptop and looking for something thin and lightweight with decent boot time and a balance between performance and battery life, here are 7 Ultrabooks under $700:
|HP Envy 6 Ultrabook Ivy Bridge Core i5-3317U, 32GB mSSD, Windows 8 for $635 plus $10 shipping (normally $700 – use coupon code SAVE15HP).|
|Asus VivoBook S400CA-UH51T Touchscreen Ultrabook, Core i5-3317U, 500 GB SATA 5400 RPM + 24 GB SSD for $649 with free shipping (normally $699).|
|HP Envy 4 Ultrabook Core i3-2377M, 500GB HDD + 32GB mSSD, Windows 8 for $635 plus $10 shipping (normally $650 – use coupon code SAVE15HP).|
|Vizio Thin + Light 14-inch Ultrabook Ivy Bridge Core i3-3217U, 900p Display, 128GB SSD for $630 with free shipping (normally $800).|
|Toshiba Satellite U945-S4380 Ultrabook, Core i3-3217U, 500GB HDD + 32GB SSD Cache for $550 with free shipping (next best is $570).|
|Lenovo IdeaPad U310 43752CU Core i3-3217U, 4GB RAM for $450 plus $8 shipping (next best is $550). Cheapest ever by $92.|
|Dell Inspiron 15z Ultrabook Core i3-3217U, 6GB RAM, 500GB HDD and 32GB mSATA SSD for $699 with free shipping (normally $749 – use coupon code J9ZR64?V1WQ2S0).|
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