Another MacBook Air competitor gets a price cut: HP Envy 13 now $999.99

Another MacBook Air competitor gets a price cut: HP Envy 13 now $999.99

Summary: Could Apple have delivered an ultra-portable knock-out punch with the latest version of its MacBook Air? Already Dell has dropped the price on its Adamo 13 laptop to $899, and now HP has slashed the price on its Envy 13 notebook by $450 to $999.

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Could Apple have delivered an ultra-portable knock-out punch with the latest version of its MacBook Air? Already Dell has dropped the price on its Adamo 13 laptop to $899, and now HP has slashed the price on its Envy 13 notebook by $450 to $999.

While the Adamo offers more RAM (4GB to the Envy's 3GB) and a faster processor, the HP provides a discrete graphics card (the ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4330), more storage (a 250GB hard drive instead of the Dell's 128GB solid-state drive), and an external optical drive for the extra $100. Both come with 13-inch LED-backlit displays and are under an inch thick.

You won't be able to locate the Envy 13 in the regular laptop section of the HP Web site, where Envy 14 and Envy 17 are still being sold. Instead, the Envy 13 has been relegated to the outlet center, and you can find the product page here.

[Via CNET]

Topics: Laptops, Apple, Hardware, Hewlett-Packard, Mobility

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  • Dell and HP cut prices. Apple doesn't.

    Doesn't take an MBA to figure out which one is selling the best.
    The Envy is aptly named, isn't it?
    Userama
    • Yeah the MacBook Airs are out selling them

      That's why they dropped the price and stuck them in their outlet site. They're dumping the product so they can at least recover some of their costs.

      @Userama
      GoPower
  • It just may be possible

    that it is getting harder and harder to get the public to buy technology based on price points? Is it possible that we are starting to see value as more than just sticker price?<br><br>A cheap pair of work boots appear to be a great deal but they are uncomfortable as hell and in six months you will be buying another pair. A good pair of boots are comfortable and dry, last a least 2 years, plus you didn't need to spring for laces insoles or duct tape to keep them going. Meanwhile you will have bought 4 pairs of cheap boots and suffered with them the whole time ending up costing you much more than a decent pair would have in the first place.
    CowLauncher
  • &quot;Envy&quot; Haha

    I guess that's appropriate. It is a little funny that every time Apple releases a new product line, All the haters guffaw and predict it's doom; then later we always read the obligatory article about how all the other PC clone makers are scrambling to put their me-too units to market. It was the same with the imac, ipod, iphone and ipad.
    Tigertank
    • Reading between the lines .....

      @Tigertank The Envy is now a DISCONTINUED item. Otherwise it would not be in the "outlet center".

      In other words .... it is not selling.
      wackoae
      • Read between these lines...

        @wackoae
        So why are there loads of Macs, iPods and iPads in the refurbished section of the Apple store ?

        Do they have quality issues? Products not selling? Or are they end of line?
        dazzlingd
      • Are you really this moronic???

        @dazzlingd Seriously, are you really this dumb?

        A few iDevices in a refurbish area is not the same as having an ENTIRE product series exclusively in the outlet store.
        wackoae
      • You are an iDiot

        @wackoae <br>You are the moronic one. <br><br>When a new Apple product is launched, (you know, when they shut the whole website down), what happens to the old product lines? Do they get sent to a landfill? Put in the back of Steve's garage? Taken away by the fairies?<br><br>No, they become "refurbs." Go check out the store if you don't believe me. These are not "single" items that have been returned. The whole product line is there, including previous models.<br><br>I have bought Mac and iPods there myself. The line item didn't "mysteriously" disappear from the store when I bought an item or three. <br><br>Apple has a Refurb section, HP has an Outlet. Same principle.<br><br>Sheesh...
        dazzlingd
  • HAHAHAHAHA You itards and your silly little girl fantasies always crack me

    up. There's only one reason for this: Sandy Bridge. Been happening once a year for the last 3 decades of the PC ecosystem. Intel comes out with a shiny new cpu like sandy bridge or oak trail and existing models hit the discount racks. Like clock work.Period. End of story. Go back to your tea parties and doll houses now and be careful not to spill anything on your dresses...
    Johnny Vegas
    • Forgot to take your medication??

      @Johnny Vegas Your ramblings are not more incoherent because .... you are you.
      wackoae