Microsoft Store offers the 2.9-lb. ASUS Zenbook Ultrabook Intel Core i7 1.8GHz 13.3" Widescreen LED-Backlit Ultrabook
, model no. UX31E-ESL6, for $999
with free shipping
. That's the lowest total price we've seen for a Core i7-equipped 13.3" laptop with a 256GB SSD. (It's currently $91 under the best we could find for a similar model elsewhere.) Sales tax is added where applicable. This ultra-slim laptop is 0.7" thin and features include an Intel Core i7-2677M 1.8GHz Sandy Bridge dual-core processor, 13.3" 1600x900 LED-backlit widescreen LCD, 4GB RAM, 256GB SSD, 802.11n wireless, Bluetooth, USB 3.0, 50-whrs polymer battery, and Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit.