When buying a new laptop, an essential tool that will allow me to feed my family for the next two years (after which it will die a sad death because I am hell on laptops,) one must be very cognizant of the specs. I always tell my children that cheap gimmicks and stickers and so on are not a good basis for selecting a laptop. I always stick to this rule.
One hundred percent.
Even when my husband spies something in the laptop isle and starts quietly laughing to himself with an evil glint in his eye. Even when he says something like, “Honey, come see this.”
Specs only. The way keyboard feels, the ram, the processor and so on. No cheap marketing tactics would ever sway me.