I read in Bill Bumgarner’s blog that Dell has released a new model in its XPS line, the M2010. It’s not somethhing one could plausibly refer to as a laptop, due to its weight of 18.3lbs (8.3kg!) and 20“ screen.
Being a curious sort, and owning the M2010’s tiny cousin, the M1210 (the weight of which is a feathery 23% that of the M2010), I visited Dell’s web site to try to configure a system and see what it would cost.
Holy flaming battery packs; that is one expensive toy. I failed in my attempt to configure it to a price of $10,000, but I got astoundingly close, at $9,564.
That is simply obscene.