Turns out that proposed figure was right on the mark for US customers, but as expected, the UK starting price of £750 doesn't quite reflect the current exchange rate.
Still, it might not be considered an entirely bad sum for what's considered to be one of the most potent 11.6in notebooks to date.
The starting price will net you an ultra-low-voltage 1.3GHz Intel Pentium SU4100 processor, 2GB of DDR3 memory and a 320GB hard drive. That's joined by the 1,366x768 widescreen display, on-the-fly switchable graphics courtesy of both an IGP and an NVIDIA GeForce GT 335M GPU, an eight-cell battery that promises up to 8.5 hours of life and Microsoft's Windows 7 Home Premium Operating System.
Not an earth-shattering selection of kit - but the upgrades you really want will set you back a further £40 for an ultra-low-voltage Intel Core 2 Duo processor, £80 to move up to 4GB of RAM and another £300 for a 256GB solid-state drive.
With an upgrade or two, you're looking at a very decent gaming/multi-purpose notebook for under £1,000. Measuring 32.7mm x 285.7mm x 233.3mm and weighing around 2kg, it's also one of the most portable gaming solutions around.
Rounding off the spec is Wireless N connectivity, three USB ports, Ethernet, HDMI out, a 3-in-1 card reader, front-facing stereo speakers, headset/microphone jacks, an AlienFX Illuminated Keyboard and two notebook colour options; Cosmic Black or Lunar Shadow.