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Nice article David, thank you. I’m a laptop guy on a similar path, though more for work and training than gamer builds. My daily workhorse is a 2013 EliteBook Mobile Workstation on MX-21 Xfce. I only swapped to SSD last year (.5 TiB for $65).

I admit proprietary power components are a downside but I tend to shop for things like that before they die. If and when I ever need a high price retail part, then I buy used. My sports car, destined to be the daily driver someday is a 2017 ZBook 17 G3 Workstation. I paid under half retail in 2020, and that includes the overpriced expansion bar.