I'm not a big HP guy, but HP has come around in the design department over the last few years. To think that something of it's caliber is only $500 is insane; anyone who's been following ultraportables knows as much. Beats out the AMD E-350's by a ridiculous amount (those are in the $400 range, only dual-core, and in cheap plastic chassis).
Back off-topic, are you guys serious?! First, "HP is copying Apple", then after you're shown that 1. Apple didn't invent the black/silver color scheme and 2. Apple didn't make the first <0.75" thick laptop... "It doesn't matter who did it first, Apple made it popular". 0/10 go back to MacRumors.