Dell and how both will cut corners in bios or mainboard to save money and while a cpu can support something the board will not. At this point I will build my own and my next laptop will be a framework unless someone gives me a stupidly good deal. 

On Wed, Apr 10, 2024, 6:33 PM Matthew Crews via PLUG-discuss <> wrote:
On Apr 10, 2024 at 11:35 AM, Keith Smith via PLUG-discuss <> wrote:
I think they do this so one does not buy a cheaper computer and upgrade 
is as they go. I think they want one to buy a more expensive product if
one needs more RAM, etc.

One of the reasons I am extremely cautious about buying a PC these days. Doubly so when it comes to laptops.

Also need to be careful because a lot of name-brand PCs have their components soldered into the mainboard now (specifically batteries, RAM, and storage drives), making upgrades / replacements impossible. Caveat emptor applies. 

I definitely caution people to buy for future needs, and not current needs.
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