nature of corporate oligarchies. so many times all the companies have been caught doing it. price fixing. market manipulation. the savings is minimal for them. less than what consumers would pay to have the option to be able to upgrade the ram. but having consumers upgrade phones or laptops every 2 or 5 years makes them a lot more money than every 4 and 10 years. double the revenue in fact.
There is I am sure a saving for them too, RAM chips will be cheaper than buying sticks for a start. Think most consumers would pay the extra £5 for future proofing, but it can't all be cynical insurance that their goods will need replacing sooner, can it (confused)
Agreed, I understand we are aiming for smaller machines, but the difference to put replaceable RAM slots in is tiny, give the consumes a break.
Just done a bit more googling and found this https://www.notebookcheck.net/Asus-ZenBook-14-UM425IA-AM005T.510045.0.html Which states 2 USB "3.2 Gen 2x2 20Gbps" You've got to love how the USB standards people have managed to cock up the naming in such a way that Amazon has one thing Asus has another and notebookcheck.net has yet another specification for the same port!! :D AO https://ao.com/product/um425iaam005t-asus-zenbook-um425ia-laptop-grey-83728-251.aspx seem to have got round that problem by not even listing USB C ports which as it charges via USB C, might be a problem.