Who the frick is paying this much for these?

>want a very compact laptop with okay performance and really good battery life
>check out dell's website because i remember using a laptop like i described during my school years
>they have what i want, but it's nearly $900 (USD, also)
>also this is the price with a 35% discount, although im sure they're just listing MSRP as the sale price to create a sense of urgency
Who in their right mind would spend almost a GRAND on a fricking laptop that gets mogged by $150 Latitude 7490s on eBay? Going into this I was expecting to see laptops with these specs in the $350 range, maybe $500 at most. I could literally buy a brand-new M1 MacBook Air for $100 less than this hunk of shit. Can anyone explain this to me?
>why are you so angry lol
I'm used to the 11.6" screen size because I used 11.6" laptops for years in school. My current laptop is 15.6" and I regret buying it.

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  1. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    yeah congrats you're totally the first person to realise x64 laptops have stagnated

  2. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    you're paying the price for the 2 in 1 functionality.
    believe it or not, everything has a cost.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      he could buy a 2018 Thinkpad yoga (rrp of $2000+) for under 500
      i got my 2018 yoga for $230 AUD from a business and its ridiculously good. i5-8250U still is good enough for most things

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Frick yeah I got my 2019 yoga for $500 with the top spec i7 and a 4k screen. People who buy new laptops are literally stupid.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >i5-8250U still is good enough for most things
        eh idk man
        it's not that it isn't usable, of course it is. but the performance difference between an M1 and that is unbelievable. i guess it depends what OP wants though. if you want that 2 in 1 functionality you can't expect M1 performance

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          m1's performance comes from its unified memory and ARM traits (lower wattage, less heat so usually more responsive).
          soon as you chuck any workload at it, a half decent x64 cpu will beat it but it kinda nullifies as x64 will cook your legs after a given time and slow down.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I just checked and I guess you're right. The standard laptop model is $519 and the 2-in-1 with the same specs is $719. The $879 model I posted is $160 more because it uses a shitty 256GB SSD instead of UFS.
      I'm no expert, but does it really cost $160 to put in a 256GB SSD? I bet it doesn't even cost half of that. I also doubt it costs $200 to put in some better hinges. Frickin wild.

      >dell latitude
      didn't even read your post but corporations
      there isn't a single person on earth who bought a dell latitude with their own money for their own personal use

      I like Latitudes because I want a ThinkPad-like device from a non-Chinese company. Not because of "muh patriotism"/"muh CCP spyware", it's just that I want it to match my American Google Pixel and Xbox. Autistic, I know.

      >i5-8250U still is good enough for most things
      eh idk man
      it's not that it isn't usable, of course it is. but the performance difference between an M1 and that is unbelievable. i guess it depends what OP wants though. if you want that 2 in 1 functionality you can't expect M1 performance

      My current laptop has an i3-10110U. It's awful. The i5 isn't much better but I'd finally get a quad-core.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        m1's performance comes from its unified memory and ARM traits (lower wattage, less heat so usually more responsive).
        soon as you chuck any workload at it, a half decent x64 cpu will beat it but it kinda nullifies as x64 will cook your legs after a given time and slow down.

        i'm just saying this as a person who tried for a long time to make my Surface Laptop work. it's now my fun/casual Debian machine and any time i work on the go i just use an iPad instead. i can't suffer through that performance anymore

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          What kind of work are you able to do on an iPad?

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            In addition to paperwork and notes, I do basically all my essential work on the iPad. Only have a computer for one or two pieces of software

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >paperwork and notes
            god i hate lawyers

  3. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >dell latitude
    didn't even read your post but corporations
    there isn't a single person on earth who bought a dell latitude with their own money for their own personal use

  4. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >1x8 memory
    It's shit. I don't even understand why they would do that except for artificial segmentation. It's all soldered. Why not make it 2x4 at least.

  5. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Guess what. Kids in school are now forced to buy laptops or tablets to do their class assignments. Sometimes, the teacher literally just gives a quick 30 minute lesson and the rest is done on a teaching app. Same goes for homework. Zoomer and gen alphas are propping up laptop and tablet sales.

  6. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Who the frick is paying this much for these?
    Corporate. Dell is a "trusted supplier" that keeps all records and works with corps to make sure their tax-write offs and deductions, depreciations, etc. are all maximized. Heck, the more it costs, the better. You can even dock pay for such a great "fringe benefit" as providing a sweel DellTM LatitudeR that your employees can take home.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Is it true what they say about Dell Latitudes having the really good and tough plastic shell body?

  7. 3 weeks ago
    pixDAIZ

    The N200 is one of the very few 6W fanless AMD64 CPUs so it technically competes with the $1,000 apple air fanless ARM macbooks specifically because how bad the latter performance throttles. It also has AV1 4K60 hardware accelerated video decoding which all fanless ARM macbooks lack for now until apple releases the m3 air.

    Is a macbook m2 air throttling hard as a motherfricker (ie not being used in a freezer) significantly faster than the N200? I have no fricking idea. Really sucks that ARM completely and totally failed to deliver on their "we'll always be more energy efficient than AMD64!" implied promise.

  8. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >increased consumer electronics prices
    Primarily due to lower sale volumes. People will continue to flash and speak sigils to one another to uphold the delusion of crumbling infrastructure until it's clearer than the sun upon the horizon that brotherhood in the west is no more.

  9. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Who in their right mind would spend almost a GRAND on a fricking laptop that gets mogged by $150 Latitude 7490s on eBay?
    If you talk about individuals, there are morons who want to buy new and are unwilling to check for any deals in the used market. There are also those unwilling to do any sort of effort and throw money to the problem, either brand new or used.
    But to answer your question: the most likely client of all of this machines are businesses. This kind of device is what waitresses use whey they take an order, a retail store uses to browse the product catalog, and other usages. This are bought because they are touch devices, use Windows, are the cheapest devices that does the job, have good warranty and are declared as a business expense.

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