Chime in: Are quality Windows PCs just too pricey?

There's more than a grain of truth to the saying, You get what you pay for. But when it comes to PCs, you don't have to hand over an arm, leg, or both to get a quality device. Do you?

That's a question being discussed in our forums right now. And community members are sharing ideas on how Microsoft and its PC-making partners could drop prices on mid- to high-end computers.

Microsoft, Lenovo, HP, Dell, etc have released great laptops and desktops that try to emulate/mimic the Surface tablet/laptop hybrid product line and the Surface studio. But the one thing that dampens the consumer from purchasing these products is the ridiculous price range: $1000-$3500. If you want a budget PC, and not worried too much about Video editing, gaming, VR, Photo editing, you...


At Windows Central, we put together a ton of "best of" stories, including posts on various kinds of laptops. And it's true that the best of the best often come with premium price tags. But we also regularly roundup budget options, such as the best laptops that cost less than $300, and the best cheap Windows 10 tablets.

What do you think? Do you believe you have to pay too much these days for a decent PC? Hit the link below, chime in, and let us know.

From the forums: Pricing of Laptop/Tablets and All-in-one Windows PC's

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