I certainly don't deny what you are saying. To be a "cord cutter" you'll need a computer. BUT, after years of computer prices going down in price or stabilizing, what has made it go up?? I was surprised to learn that Microsoft computers, both laptops and the upcoming Surface Studio are expensive ($3k-$4k ish). SSDs have gone down in price, but it has a limited effect on price of new MBPs. My current MacBook is quite old, but I remember the very top of the line being under $3k. It's now $4.3k!?! What happened? It's like I woke up from a long sleep with a new reality.