Dude9O5
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Why is the HDD and RAM integrated on the motherboard?

Dell! I don't get you people are you people really trying to get consumers to hate you? Why would you make a product ( Laptop ) with internal integrated Hard Drive and even the Ram memory? Why isn't there more chat rooms, like a general room for general problems? What does one do if their integrated hard drive gets corrupted one year later just after warranty were by its unusable? Buy a new motherboard? What happens if the Ram becomes damage after a year? Buy a new motherboard? Why does it seem Dell you don't listen to the consumers and give them what's best not what you might think is best Dell.

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RE: SO many WHY Dell

There are compromises to be made for the sake of a low price.  If this is one of the low-end 3000 series systems with an embedded 32G eMMC drive, it was designed for a single purpose:  to be inexpensive.  Every cost savings that exist was built into the design.

As is the case with every other sub-$500 notebook it's a throwaway when something fails.

There's a reason why these systems cost less up front than a 3-year warranty on a true notebook system - they're essentially disposable appliances, not true notebooks.

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Dude9O5
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RE: SO many WHY Dell

Oh I see so Dell thinks people on low income don't matter since which is probably what most people who buy these types of system are on, no ? The money this company has and the cost to make these units non integrated is next to nothing and we ain't talking about making them great, all is need is non integrated hard drive. Even these eMMC drive why must they be integrated? They could of left them removable, no? I guess I'm going to need to learn how to solder.

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RE: SO many WHY Dell

The only way to sell these for under $200 as they do is to build them the way they're built.  Good luck with the soldering -- by the time you buy the hardware necessary, it'll cost several times what the notebook did.

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Dude9O5
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RE: SO many WHY Dell

Here another thing which isn't needed is the recovery partition . Since these units are windows 10 digital entitlement license, why do we need to have the recovery partition loaded with all of Dell bloat software.? The more simpler, better, cleaner would be to use a usb flash stick and have windows 10 on it, then boot off it and install windows .... much cleaner without all the bloat load of software  . All that is needed are the drivers which is easy to get...

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RE: SO many WHY Dell

Because as is the case with other devices, ad-supported features reduce the cost - in other words, part of the reason the system is so cheap is because the software publishers paid Dell to preload their software.

Amazon does something similar with reduce-cost kindles -- you get ads in exchange for a lower price.

It's yet another compromise you make when you buy the cheapest system on the market.

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Dude9O5
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RE: SO many WHY Dell

That's true enough, though since these chips ( hard drives / Rams ) are so cheap you would think why not give 2 eMMC drives both could be the same size, have an extra for whatever reasons . In any case it does serve what I'm using mine for . You can play hd movies, surf the net, battery life seem to be good . If they gave these units 2 years warranty free with 2 eMMC drives, then I can see their worth .

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8 Krypton

RE: SO many WHY Dell

Would you be willing to pay another $150 for that -- because that's about what it would cost.

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Dude9O5
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RE: SO many WHY Dell

No.... I'm saying at the cost they are now . I doubt very much if these drives cost more than a buck for Dell

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RE: SO many WHY Dell

The warranty would add that much.

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