RAM prices just have not fallen enough I guess. Lately, across all spectrums consumer computing, I sense a... disturbance in the force. Smartphones don't need to be new to run all the apps you need at a reasonable speed. Laptops are improving in some areas, but in some, it's the same as 5 years ago, as an earlier commenter mentioned. Desktops have seen great strides in the SSD department, but RAM prices still suck, and ancient motherboards and processor specs abound. Intels NG desktop stuff is mostly just going to be more power efficient too! I mean I love the atmosphere, that is great, but raw computing power just seems stalled lately, it's like living in molasses world compared to a decade or (especially) two ago!