I think this is the equivalent of people conned into purchasing the full Microsoft Office Suite when perhaps only 10% of the people who purchase it use it's full power.
I am endlessly advising clients who can and will do nothing on their computers except web surf, e-mail, maybe Skype (or equivalent), and watch the occasional YouTube video that they do not need to buy that $1500 (or more expensive) machine.
These days a netbook has more than enough processing power to do all those things, do them well, and do several of them at the same time.
The idea of matching the tool to the tasks (with a bit of room to grow) has never taken root in the computing world because of the endless push by marketing for the latest and greatest, whether anyone actually needs that or not.
If you're doing something where the latest and greatest can be exploited to its full potential, or even something near that, then go for it. Otherwise, it's a waste of money.
Brian AKA Bri the Tech Guy (website in my user profile) - Windows 10 Home, 64-Bit, Version 1803, Build 17134
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