|Then the comparison is completely meaningless. Here's a laptop that's 2% the price of a desktop:|
And here's another one that's $200 more expensive (BTW, the specs are worse than the desktop's):
That GPU in that desktop is $1000 alone, that's not top of the line that's just being a fucking monster. There exists no laptop that can compare to that GPU's performance, that's why i was leaving it out, you can easily buy a $200 GPU that will still outperform or be equivalent to any laptop GPU out there, while you overpay 2-3 times as much for the laptop GPU.
|I bought my laptop for $640US and my desktop for $590US ($50US difference) (both mine are 8 years old and still serve my purposes just fine). I don't stress over getting high end computers, but every time I price them the ones I'm interested in are usually only a small difference in prices between laptop and desktop. |
Well if all you do is surf the internet making 5-10 posts a day on a forum, i wouldn't need that great of a computer either, shit just buy a tablet.
|I bought my laptop for $640US and my desktop for $590US ($50US difference)|
If you even looked at the Dell precision series, it costs an extra $300 (over half the cost of your desktop alone) just to get 16 GB of ram. Probably because laptops usually only have 2 memory slots cause of space problems, and not only are laptop sticks more expensive, getting two 8 GB sticks Vs. four 4 Gb is a lot more expensive on it's own.
|High-end laptops offer similar customizability and performance to high end desktops (I can upgrade RAM, upgrade HDD, replace external graphics etc.), only cost $1.5k-$2k more. For me, added mobility is worth its price.|
They don't really, if you fry your GPU, hopefully it is still under warranty because they aren't just going to be replacing the GPU, they are going to be replacing the entire laptop.
Yah if we all made the 200k/year like you do, no one would be complaining about that extra cost.
E: so there's an equavlent laptop to having four of these things in a desktop?
Yah, i don't think so. What's dropping 10k on a desktop you'll never ever have to replace, right?