Different strokes for different folks. You’ll be hard pressed to find an 8th Gen i7 chipset with 16 GB RAM at the same price point (w/ discount), let alone sporting an ultra book form factor. Sure you’re short a GPU, but in more cases than not it’s likely not a deal breaker for customers looking at this specific model. If you’re truly in need, the TB3 slot would allow for an eGPU through an external monitor.That's a terrible deal. There are several other options on the market today that offer identical hardware specs AND a dedicated graphics card for about the same price. Even a 1050 or 1660 would be better than having just the integrated graphics on the CPU.