08-30-2019 11:41 PM
This image says it all: https://i.imgur.com/fy3VtkR.png
Literally a P53 with SAME EXACT (or even lesser) spec is 30% more expensive than the P53 preconfigured!
P53 with the lesser i7 9850/8GB/256GB/RTX5000/FHD HDR/W10H (barebones config) is around 3700!
Don't even start talking about the P73, difference is even more insane.
What's going on here?
08-31-2019 07:32 AM
Pricing is always odd when models first come out until enough inventory is available. I have seen this on all brands of machines. I always assumed it is to discourage brokers from buying up all available stock and selling at wildly inflated prices while controling supply. Machines that are preconfigured at the factory will always be a little cheaper than the same configuration built to order
09-01-2019 10:26 PM - last edited on 09-02-2019 07:47 AM by zoltanthegypsy
09-02-2019 11:08 AM
Actually, the CTO has Windows 10 Home, not Pro ;-)
Yes, there is a price premium to CTO machines. Think of it as paying a human instead of a machine for the assembly and testing...
Unfortunately, since Lenovo does not have pre-builts with French-Canadian (058) keyboards, I have to:
If I want the Canadian-Multilingual (445) keyboard, I think I would have to buy a separate keyboard. Could an agent build my machine with (445)?
I, however, am fully happy with my CTO P52. It's exactly as I wanted it, and fully supported as is. :-)
09-03-2019 08:16 AM
W10 version is kinda irrelevant anyways since most people will just get LTSC and KMS it.
But yes, it drives the point that their CTO pricing is idiotic.
Regarding human assembly, I'm pretty sure the people at the factory get paid less per hour compared to the cost of running the assembly machines per hour. Kinda moot point to mention it.