I know a lot of deals sold out quickly this week, but there were plenty of "evergreen" goodies that are still available, including the name-your-own-price e-book bundle, free 15GB cloud-storage account, and $20 Skype credit with one-month Netflix trial.
Oh, and don't forget the awesome freebie for trick-or-treaters.
I mention all that as a preface to today's deal, which has an equally high sellout risk as yesterday's gone-in-a-flash laptop: Today only, and while supplies last, 1SaleADay has the HP ENVY 6-1014NR 15.6-inch ultra-slim laptop for $399.99, plus $4.99 for shipping. It's new, not refurbished, and sells elsewhere for a lot more.
At Wal-Mart, for example, it's priced at $538. The majority of buyers there rated it four or five stars.
HP nicknames this the Sleekbook, no doubt because it measures just 0.8 inch thick. That's ultraportable territory, though the Envy doesn't technically qualify for that designation -- not with its 15.6-inch screen and non-solid-state drive storage (a 500GB hard drive). On the flipside, HP promises a decidedly ultrabook-like 9 hours of runtime from the battery.
The system runs on an AMD A6-4455M processor, 4GB of RAM, and an AMD Radeon HD 7500G discrete-class graphics subsystem. There's a high-def Webcam, built-in Bluetooth, and a Beats Audio sound system with two speakers and a subwoofer. (Don't expect miracles; they're still tiny.)
Plus, this baby's a looker, with a brushed-aluminum-style finish and a nifty-looking raised touchpad. Because it's new, it comes with a one-year warranty.
If you've been looking for an ultraportable-style laptop without the ultraportable price tag, this might be the ideal candidate. Here's hoping there's enough inventory for you to actually get one.
The ultrabook-like HP Envy Sleekbook 6
Bonus deal: Mac deals are few and far between, which is why this one might not last long either. Fry's has the current-generation MacBook Pro 13.3-inch laptop for $999, plus $10.54 for shipping (or not if you pick it up in-store). It sports a 2.5GHz Core i5 processor, 4GB of RAM, and a 500GB hard drive. Apple charges around $140 more for the same model.
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