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Why are laptops so expensive?

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User Info: Bazooka_Penguin

Bazooka_Penguin
2 years ago#1
You can get tablets with high end 1080p IPS displays and (relatively) decent specs for around $200. But under $1000 it's hard to get anything worthwhile even though Intel is supposedly subsidizing their parts for OEMs. Even then, it's a crapshoot.
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User Info: Erg0n

Erg0n
2 years ago#2
you're paying for the concept of portability. If tablets can support 32gigs ram and can run multiple VMs then i'd make the move, but my work needs me to demo our software and tablets can't run our stuff yet.
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User Info: TehPwnzerer

TehPwnzerer
2 years ago#3
The same reason smartphones are so expensive. The more power you hold in a smaller device, the more it's going to cost.

User Info: WormBoi3

WormBoi3
2 years ago#4
They're more expensive to make.
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User Info: neroAngelo

neroAngelo
2 years ago#5
Bazooka_Penguin posted...
You can get tablets with high end 1080p IPS displays and (relatively) decent specs for around $200.


BS, thought that's how it should be.
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User Info: Ju-noh

Ju-noh
2 years ago#6
People are putting them together for you. That costs money. If you could just buy all of the parts and make your own laptop then they'd be cheaper.
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User Info: monkmith

monkmith
2 years ago#7
its split between the cost of production for laptop parts (which are higher then desktop) and inflation due to convenience.
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