HP Envy Sleekbook 6 | CNET rating: 3.5 stars out of 5 (Very good)
The good: The HP Envy Sleekbook 6 has a great design for a great price, and includes Beats Audio and decent graphics. The bad: You're trading down to AMD's A-series processors, which are not as fast or power-efficient as comparable Intel parts. Unlike actual ultrabooks, this doesn't have a solid-state hard drive. Some of the construction still feels a bit budget. The cost: $549.99 to $649.95 The bottom line: The ultrabook-like HP Envy Sleekbook 6 is the sharpest-looking $599 laptop you're likely to find, although you'll pay a performance premium.