Now that I think about it, While folding, just set the power limit to 50 watts less than what you’re running now. You’ll save power (and money!) and still get more ppd. Truely win, win, win best all of worlds.
Can’t say I give a damn about the monetization models. The spreadsheet, backed by repeatable test conditions and reasonable setup, is the important part and the rest is generally fluff. I pay consumer reports for this kind of data, and I’d easily pay double that for [H] content again.
I use it a ton. It is drastically more convenient to use a single payment system instead of having to deal with PayPal + Venmo + Zelle + whatever crappy system you want to use today.
If someone wants money from me for something like buying the t-ball coach a present / whatever, they better take...
My wife has been using the same macbook air since 2011, and I was watching her use it last week and said "that is just painful to watch, lets upgrade you". The M2 air release times perfectly, and I'll be getting one.
It’s not just a from a workstation perspective, though that is part of it.
I assert that the most edge case possible is the person that uses ALL the integrated options that come with these boards AND are content with the fact they are basically the lowest end options.
For example - what % of...
Let’s go through your list:
GPU - checks out.
USB - I believe I left a qualifier in there for 2-4 USB ports. If not, I’ll give you 4 ports being useful for being integrated so you have keyboard, mouse, 1 port for a USB hub, and 1 spare. The hub can easily be moved from system to system over...
If you just want off site storage, put a box in the remote location and copy via VPN? ( that’s what I do, backup to my parents house). Alternatively, use any one of the cloud storage services?
As for the durability of writable optical media, basically every one I made circa 2005 that I used...
FPU, Cache, DRam controller, and related items are genuinely useful and improve performance. Integrated junk audio, Realtek lan, obsolete storage tech, low end iGPU, and related items are a different ball of wax.