Originally Posted by Striper
Well that's a little different than buying a budget, consumer grade laptop. They are already getting $1200 out of you. What are their upgrade costs for their lower end units?
You can get a 1TB SSD for around $200 these days.
Never said that it was a budget and it is still consumer grade. Enthusiast grade would have an M.2 SSD inside of it with a dedicated gpu and start at 512gb for the storage with an extra option for another hdd. However that isn't what that particular laptop is marketed to. The yoga 900 uses 2x 4gb stick so if you wanted to upgrade to 16gb you would have to buy the full 2x 8gb which would run you around $100 for ddr4 ram. Factor in that even a 256gb samsung pro ssd is still $122 that surpasses the $200 right there. My point was that not ALL upgrade options are a total rip off to the consumer - it isn't price gouging TOO much.
Have to consider who these are marketed to, they are not marketed towards us and anyone else on this forum for the most part. They consider a laptop like that a premium consumer level laptop with premium features therefore they will charge a premium price. They are running a business and will charge the highest price that they can where people are still willing to purchase the laptop - and they do still buy it. The consumer creates that market - we don't have the lower end laptops with SSD's in them because then it wouldn't be a "premium" feature at that point and would lower the value of their "higher end" consumer laptop. This would undercut profits from themselves so at this point in time they will not do that. Just have to keep in consideration, as far as these business practices go, where the computer is being purchased from and the level of the consumer. Which is why we don't find the value in these laptops like others do.