@harrison So, I mostly agree with your points, but here’s a breakdown:
1. Design-wise, I do agree with you. Not only is the design of my current computer a bit outdated (I mean, even the product itself was considered “End of Life” on the Lenovo Webpage for it!) but contains things you wouldn’t necessarily want, like a fingerprint sensor that didn’t work from the start, Plastic bits on the chassis that are literally breaking off; I could go on for ages. Regarding keyboards, I personally use an external keyboard and mouse for my computer (since the trackpad is starting to give it up), but I do have to say that the idea of having a better keyboard built in sounds great, especially as I do a whole bunch of typing both for school and non-important occasions. I remember back in the day I was actually wanting to purchase a Surface Pro, but couldn’t because of price. And while considering price all of the design of a computer may come at a cost, it actually feels like it would be much of an improvement from not spending much of design at all.
2. Regarding display…kind of. First, because I’m not much involved in that many areas involving around design, so I don’t really need that many pixels or definitions to view what work with on a daily basis. Not just that, but as I am already pretty accustomed to the displays of low-end laptops, as those are the ones I’m mainly working with (Not considering games here, as I don’t play any.)
3. Regarding ports, you do have a point, but the thing is: I don’t have anything else that can plug into thunderbolt or USB-C. Most of the things I have in my possession can only be plugged into an USB-A port or (yes) a Micro-USB port. Magnetic charging seems amazing though. There are OH SO MANY times I could have accidentally broken my power connector because I didn’t see where I was going, and despite the durability of my current power port, it would probably be a life-saver to have one of these preinstalled. Otherwise, I feel pretty happy with what I have, although I may consider having more USB-A ports, as it came at an inconvenience when I plugged in an external webcam (no, my webcam works great, I was just wanting another one I could physically take out and point at something) and realized that if I wanted to plug in an external mic (Which have always disappointed me on laptops, so that would be a big factor when upgrading) I couldn’t connect an external keyboard because of the lack of working ports. (And, regarding dongles, I think I could switch to using them on a newer computer, but it would just feel like a bit of an extra inconvenience if I just wanted to plug in something and access it quick (Although if it broke, I could just replace it, unlike in a laptop. There’s both sides to the situation))
4. RAM. As I previously mentioned, I don’t play any games at all or frankly do anything that would (at the moment) need loads of memory. DDR4 Sounds nice, but frankly speaking, my current RAM setup has gotten me covered for the most part. (at the time of writing)
5. Graphics. (Same thing as above)
6. Processor. While my current processor has given me some headaches, and while it would feel great to just open your computer, turn it on, and two seconds later it boots; The big elephant in the room here is (you guessed it!) Price! As mentioned in the main post, I can’t really afford anything expensive. And the fact that I would just be using it to improve experience and not for anything else just feels like a waste. Despite that, I would totally do it, but for security, as most bugs in Intel Processors only affect older generations of processors, so upgrading would definitely be great in regards to that.
So, the final verdict: As you actually put effort on putting up a post telling me “You’re wrong, get something else and stop suffering” and as you actually made me really feel like what I have is kind of outdated and I kind of want to upgrade now, congratulations Harrison: You’ve got the 1000 Points! 🎉🎉🎉 *play celebratory music*
+1000 Points (Good game!)