My back won't allow me to carry the BGA filth. That's It, I see this BGA as the Tip of iceberg there's more to it.. It's not about upgrades all the time, It matters because I'm paying for the HW and I have the right to make the decision on what stays and what doesn't and offer some expansion later-on. My mind just cannot comprehend to the BGA design on a $2k machine, Alienware forums with Legacy machines are still alive because ? You know the answer !! People love to keep their HW for longer time ffs. Not everybody wants to throw them into dumpster when new tech comes, this norm is kicked recently with the Huge Smartphone influx and people accepting the trash in their pockets and willing to charge them so quickly and exhaust all the Li-Ion cycles and then dispose off for a new shiny phone, repeat. So now only a few realize that people with mind are still here (LG V20 2016 flagship with removable battery option failed by bootloader lock is an another issue, Still a point to note) Previously we had batteries, expandable storage option and this crApple's BGA love had tainted the whole industry and from the basic analytics Intel pulled this stunt from Haswell BGA/ Alienware Privatization 2013 ( - the unseen force behind this push, My intuition says this is the reason behind that and hell even MXM, Dell is a giant corporation and with such amounts of power It can twist the whole industry by a sharp 180 degrees of regression) occurred at the same time frame, leading to this disastrous gimped future we are headed towards. Not to mention the people with minds these days are less numbered thus BGA is flourishing among the mass market leading to this filthy gimp-infection spread like cancer to every industry - Win X (lack of choice) / Console - PC game port Gimps (Downgrades, Half finished products) / Nvidia & Intel's monopolistic rip off fest (GTX 970 fiasco, Intel's Kabylake-Mafiasoft agenda, GeCancer experience drivers)... Hope this thread re kindles the flame and make people realize that Corporations are here to nail us. Sadly $ <- is the only thing even best of us shoot for, not help us out when they become a gigantic force / market lead, Only the numbers can move these immovable forces (Nvidia's Clockblock backlash from NBR) that are silently crushing (Facebook etc click bait foolish stuff -- Pokemon Go) the thoughtful part of being a Human...Well I guess was too deep but I just want to write it anyways.. Spoiler: We need a true force so save the damned.. LOL.