So I was thinking. High initial cost sucks and is like a blow in the wallet, but are we taking into account the high resale value later on? I have been using a samsung notebook for 3 and a half years and I've been wanting to replace that device every year, but now I need it gone. It cost me 900€, which was quite cheap for an ultrabook, but I don't think I can ask much for it anymore. So in the end, even if it was a cheap 900€, it cost me 250€ per year and a lot of frustration. Now If I now buy a well specced 13 inch MBP for 2300€, and I use it for 4 years, 1300€ wouldn't be that bad a price to ask for such a high performance device right? That's also 250€ a year, just like my samsung. I could even ask 1100€, that's 50 euro more each year, which I would gladly pay for a less frustrating experience. Thinking like this makes me put the high initial cost in perspective and calms my mind. Unless resale value significantly drops, or it gets stolen or I break it or it stops working.