Your comments are somewhat misinformed. The CPU throttles because there's not enough air below as the stands are low to maintain the slim profile. If you need to run it for prolonged periods at full power, you just need to raise its back or use some notebook stand for that purpose (as the article mentions, there's no throttling in that case). The price mentioned is high as the laptops are configured with 256 GB msata SSD and 512 GB regular SSDs for which Dell charges a premium - I'm sure this alone costs several thousand dollars which can be saved if those are added afterwards. Furthermore, the laptop as configured (without the SSDs, but 32 GB of RAM, RGB screen, K5000M and an XM CPU) can be obtained from the Dell Outlet for about 3000 USD.