Patrick, prices seem to have come down recently. From my comment on the YouTube video ...
- Currently your Amazon link leads to the unit priced at $799 with a "Save an extra $100 coupon", so $699
- Meanwhile, this link, for the identical unit (I think) is priced at $639 with a "Save an extra $40 coupon", so $599
- Finally, to your closing comments on "a step down", maybe the same unit with a Ryzen 9 4900H would work, at $569, -10% (so $512.10) with a "Save an extra $50 coupon", so $462
. Seems like a really good deal.
Many thanks for all the great info, as always.