How to obtain a Laptop without hidden surprises was closed within minutes of posting with the stated reason:
Questions seeking for hardware shopping recommendations are off-topic because they are often relevant only to the question author at the time the question was asked and tend to become obsolete quickly. Instead of asking what to buy, try asking how to find out what suits your needs.
"Instead of asking what to buy, try asking how to find out what suits your needs." - That is exactly what I did!?
Yet within the few minutes it was open, two users commented, who had - in different ways even - completely misread that intention and a third user was at least unsure about it.
So, quite evidently, I have posed that question exceptionally badly: It cannot be understood.
... But... I have no clue what might make it so hard to parse.
Please provide guidance on how to render it comprehensible.
Changes I have thought of so far:
- reword "candidate" for the third example Laptop to avoid association with "finding candidates"
(as opposed to "learning how to find")
- I cannot think of a similarly concise term
- finding candidates is my end goal - just not what the question is to solve directly
- remove prices to avoid association with "pick one of those"
- I quite clearly state that those are devices I already possess, not
- the intention here was to contrast increasing issue count with increasing price - demonstrating that my naive approach becomes worse... mayhap that is irrelevant though
... Neither seems to be a particularly convincing change.