Seems the HO is quite expensive, in comparison to a few asylum seekers in dinghies.
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"If it was viable, there would be profit in it and the free market would have done it already."
Not quite true. The awful "socialist" Scandinavia has many publicly funded or backed things, and benefit from things like good public transport, and good housing.
UK has things like slum landlords. Very free market.
The "Pro" moniker is indeed a marketing strategy as well.
The Pro macbooks use active cooling (fan) so can theoretically run faster at high loads. My Air M1 is fast enough for me. I just wish it was 16GB, but on the second hand market the premium isn't just $200 -it's more like $400 because buyers were stupidly stingy when speccing their macbooks (so there are few 16GB models around, and even more so for the Air models).
Just one more thing..
Applications are very much to blame. Single web pages using 500MB+ for example.
My current instance of Excel with 3 tiny spreadsheets open, using 2GB of RAM! Never, ever releasing anything until you kill it dead.
Throwing more RAM at that sort of thing just makes developers even more lazy.
"Just weeks later, Microsoft announced it was extending its spare parts program for Surface devices by providing replacement components via repairs site iFixit. "
iFixit had an April Fools article about Apple doing this, a couple of years ago.
Now, how "affordable" will those parts be? And why should iFixit have some kind of exclusive rights? (If that's indeed the case.)