I think it depends quite a bit on what you use the equipment for. What is fit job/hobby? If one is into graphics or music production, a low end cheap device ain't gonna cut it. Or if you're writing code to break into the IRS system so we get our money back. Or redirect social security money we paid into them to take care of our retired citizens, THEN you need the high end device. If you just want to create your personal budget or write letters to the editor, then you don't need a high end device. I'm just saying... What do you need to do should determine how much you need to pay for a device.