Actually, no. I do not mind notebooks that are a bit thicker and even heavier if need be. Some product reviewers lose their minds if a new notebook weighs more than 5 pounds. I can haul around a 5 pound notebook very easily. 5 pounds is nothing. Even 10 pounds is no problem whatsoever. I'd very much rather that computer companies make high end notebooks thicker and equipped with proper ventilation rather than be thin and "elegant." I think Apple is largely to blame for this meaningless contest over which notebook is the most thin. That's because they're selling computing hardware, phones and other devices as status symbol pieces of jewelry rather than tools to get a job done. I guess the proper category is "desktop replacement." I don't care about having giant amounts of battery life. If that was the most important factor then I would get an ultra-portable such as a Dell XPS 13 or MacBook Air. I'm willing to trade greater amounts of computing power in return for shorter battery life. I'm not going to be hanging out at Starbucks for 6 hours. I don't see any need for my own personal notebook to sport a 12 hour battery life. BTW, I own a 2nd gen iPad Pro. I bought it in part for the portability, but mostly for how good the Apple Pencil is at drawing on screen. The throttling issue, inadequate thermals, etc is still there in 2019 notebooks with the Core i9 CPU. Dell's newest XPS-15 7590 model suffers from it. So does the latest MacBook Pro models. The Core i9 and even some Core i7 models have to be under-volted as a compromise. Most newer thin/light computers in the category of Dell XPS, MacBook Pro, Razer Blade, etc only come with SSDs these days. I don't have too much of a problem with NAND Flash-based hard drives. But I would never store anything of value long term on one since they can go from perfectly operational to 100% dead without any warning. I don't need a high end Quadro-based video card (or Xeon CPU either), but I will not settle for a cheap integrated graphics chip that feeds off main system memory either. A good quality, dedicated graphics board that doesn't drain the battery too fast would be the right balance for my purposes. I'm putting more emphasis on the computer screen and ample amount of RAM above other priorities, such as the type of CPU or dedicated graphics board. Any reasonably good dedicated graphics board can drive multiple monitors and accelerate mainstream graphics applications. If I need brute force Quadro power in my home setup then I don't even need to be looking at anything in a notebook form factor. I would be stuck with desktop towers instead, where the REAL Quadro boards live (along with extreme high prices for those boards). Unfortunately that means having my leg chained to a computer desk at home. I am not going to do that.