I'm in the market for an ultrabook. I need a lightweight powerful laptop for travel and I've narrowed my requirements down to
I'd prefer to spend under NZ$2000
Im travelling to the US in April so I can purchase there if its cheaper so I'm comparison shopping. GST is nto an issue - I'm registered so will get it back anyways.
So the Dell XPS 13 - in the US http://www.amazon.com/Dell-Computer-XPS13ULT-4286sLV-13-3-Inch-Ultrabook/dp/B00FEE7B4A is US$1144 - say NZ$1344 plus GST $1545
Or in the NZ store http://www.dell.com/nz/p/xps-13-9333/pd?refid=xps-13-9333&baynote_bnrank=0&baynote_irrank=1&~ck=dellSearch&isredir=true $1899 -difference of $353
Compared to the HP Spectre 13T-3000 - for the configuration I want US$1099 from the US store - say NZ$1323 or $1521 inc GST This model seem unavailable in NZ so I priced the high end option which is the only one that which is US$1344 i7/256GB in the US say NZ$1618 plus GST - is a WOPPING $2999 on Noel Leemings and not available on the HP website!
I know that Apple prices are the same in the US and here (well they are for the iPad mini Ibought last year) - but seriously HP what do you think we are - stupid or something ?