Recently, HP US have reduced the price of some models, but actually they did the opposite.
The Envy 14 (base configuration with 14.5" HD+ Radiance display (resolution 1600 x 900) was previously sold at US$1099.99
Now, they reduce the price to $999.99 (base configuration) but also downgrade the display to 14.5" BrightView display (1366x768).
If you want 1600 x 900, you need to add $200. Thus, you have to pay $1199.99, i.e. $100 more, for the original configuration.
I wonder why HP try to earn more money by such tricky way.
Most people who buy laptops look at price 1st, everthing else second if at all. Reducing price to under 1k, and changing the screen, 99% of the people that buy the laptop will never even notice the difference or research it.
I'm guessing this is nothing new in the corporate world. Read about the amount of cerial you get for a price, recently many brands took out product and kept the price the same to help with costs. And I'm sure that the boxes don't scream at you "Honey Sugar Flakes, now with 10% LESS for your money!"