But seriously the trend doesn't only apply to laptops. Desktops and parts are also getting cheaper. Rams are getting cheaper, Videocards are too. Several years back, a piece of top end video card would cost almost $1000, but now its just slightly more that 1/2 that price. Most people can afford to run a 2 videocard configuration if not 4. Its the refinement of the manufacturing processes that gives the products a big price cut. Laptops are just one of those products.