Windows 8 Touch Ultrabooks See Price Cuts at Microsoft Store

By: CNET Email
By: CNET Email

(CNET)- Touch ultrabooks are seeing decent price cuts at the Microsoft Store, making these expensive models a bit more affordable.

Touch-screen laptops are generally priced significantly higher than non-touch models, as the screens have been expensive to procure.

The well-received Acer Aspire S7 has seen one of the steepest discounts, falling to $1,299 from $1,649.

The S7 features a 256GB solid-state drive, a 13.3-inch 1,920x1,080 resolution display, and a 1.9GHz Intel Core i7-3517U processor.

Next up, Sony's Vaio T Series 13 has been reduced to $999 from $1,299. That 13.3-inch touch model packs a 256GB solid-state drive, 8GB of memory, and a 2GHz Core i7-3537U processor.

And the lower-end Vaio T Series (SVT13136CYS) model has been cut to $799 from $899.

Hewlett-Packard's Pavilion TouchSmart Sleekbook (15-b154nr) is now $599, reduced from $699.

HP's Spectre XT TouchSmart (15-4011nr) ultrabook has also seen a modest cut to $1,249 from $1,349. (See CNET's Spectre XT TouchSmart review.)

The Spectre XT boasts a 1,920x1,080 resolution 15.6-inch touch display, 8GB of memory, and a 1.9GHz Core i7-3517U chip.

The Microsoft Store has also been reducing prices on tablets with some now priced as low as $399.

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