Look, $839 is a lot of money... unless you're talking computers. Any computer you buy for that little is firmly a "budget" PC, as far as the people making them are concerned. They're not impressive, or especially fast, or pretty. They're purely functional -- the Ford Fiesta of computers. The sheer mediocrity of the sub-$900 range of laptops is why the new Microsoft Surface Go is so damn special. It's a cheap laptop that's actually nice.