Yeah, it is not about that, they don't want you opening them, Support Issues, Future Sales, etc. What gets me is laptops with only 8Gig Memory and a 256Gig HD/SSD/M.2 that your stuck with. I was extremely disappointed in my search, that is why I moved my goal post a few hundred dollars. My MSI Rocks...for me I probably will not even play any games on it. I am just amazed at how lightning fast it is and very low heat, I am sure if I played games on it the fans would kick in. I like it's cooling system, fans push from back bottom UP and out 2 slots on back and 2 slots on sides.Wow-- I am finding more and more laptops with hard-soldered RAM you can not upgrade.
Honestly-- what would a SODIMM socket cost to put on a motherboard? 10 cents? 30 cents? 2 cents???