I've been thinking, what could I get for about $200. I saw an Acer Aspire ES1-132. It's an 11.6" 1366x768 non-IPS celeron Laptop with 500GB HDD and 2GB RAM. For a similar amount of money, I can get a Xiaomi Mi A1 that has 1080p IPS with >400ppi, 4GB of RAM, 64GB solid state, etc, and it's a phone. Sure, not a straight forward comparison, but what makes the laptop that expensive? Is the lower-res non-IPS 11.6" screen more expensive than the much denser 1080p screen of the Mi A1? Is the larger battery of a laptop more expensive? I doubt the plastic casing and components of the laptop are more expensive than the metal build of the phone. Is it the intel chip and Windows license? I am just really curious. Both Acer and Xiaomi don't have huge profit margins on their products, so I doubt Acer's margin on that laptop is a lot. For $200, you can get a very crappy laptop, or a pretty good flagship-feel phone. So why are laptops that "expensive"? Just throwing it out there. I mean we see phones at $200-$300 getting better and better, but laptops at $200-$300 range are still the similar crappy low-end laptop in the last 5 years or more.