If the $1649 Samsung Series 9 is too rich for your blood, but you still want a Windows-based ultraportable (or ultrabook, whatever they’re calling them these days), consider… the Samsung Series 9. The 11-inch X1A version of Samsung’s Air-killer is now out, and it’s lighter by half a pound and a few hundred bucks.
So for $1199, you lose the i5 and get an i3, lose 2 gigs of RAM for 2 total, lose 64GB of SSD for 64GB total, but other than that it’s more or less the same machine. I mean, those are significant changes, but you still get the sexy form factor, and all the same ports and such. The battery is a bit smaller, too, but you’ll probably end up with equal or better uptime due to the smaller screen and less intense CPU.
P.S. I notice that the big one is X3A and the small one is X1A. Where’s the X2A?