Microsoft Store cut its price on the 2.4-lb. ASUS Zenbook Intel Sandy Bridge Core i5 1.6GHz 11.6" LED-Backlit Ultrabook
in Silver, model no. UX21E-ESL4, to $599
with free shipping
. That's $100 under last week's mention and the lowest total price we've seen for an 11.6" Zenbook. Sales tax is added where applicable. It measures 0.7" thin and features an Intel Core i5-2467M 1.6GHz Sandy Bridge dual-core processor, 11.6" 1366x768 LED-backlit LCD, 4GB RAM, 128GB SSD, 802.11n wireless, Bluetooth 4.0, webcam, USB 3.0, 6-cell battery, and Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit. Note that no optical drive is included.
Of note, this ultrabook is eligible for a Windows 8 Professional upgrade for $14.99.