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Why don't laptop companies put PCI-e expansion slots inside some laptops. That way, the laptop would live longer and be more reliable. I know with Intels new money grab (not saying those processors are bad for the price) that this isn't something companies would do but other than that as a business reason. What is Preventing them from putting expansion slots inside of laptops. Sorry if it's confusing.
 

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How would it make the laptop be more reliable? I'm guessing by "live longer" you mean you can get more use out of the laptop.

What do you intend to put into the expansion slot? I'm assuming you mean for adding a GPU or something.

Laptops are not made to specific standards like desktops (think ATX standard and the like). If a peripheral company were to make an expansion card for manufacturer A's laptop it might not fit manufacturer B's laptop. And how many people would even be willing to buy such a card? It's a losing proposition (monetarily) on the laptop manufacturer to put a slot in a laptop's already crammed motherboard for something that not many people might use.

In the end, when people want to modify a computer, it's far easier to modify a desktop PC than it is to modify a laptop.
 

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How would it make the laptop be more reliable? I'm guessing by "live longer" you mean you can get more use out of the laptop.

What do you intend to put into the expansion slot? I'm assuming you mean for adding a GPU or something.

Laptops are not made to specific standards like desktops (think ATX standard and the like). If a peripheral company were to make an expansion card for manufacturer A's laptop it might not fit manufacturer B's laptop. And how many people would even be willing to buy such a card? It's a losing proposition (monetarily) on the laptop manufacturer to put a slot in a laptop's already crammed motherboard for something that not many people might use.

In the end, when people want to modify a computer, it's far easier to modify a desktop PC than it is to modify a laptop.
 

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Form factor + heat+ demand. There's no real clamoring for the giant, chunky, heavy laptops that you'd need to accommodate this in any meaningful way. People who want to spend high-end money for a gaming laptop with a good GPU already have the option to do so.
 

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This is what mxm is and it never became or ever will be popular. Mxm is standardized as would be any expansion slot that would be introduced so having it fit isn't an issue. It makes the laptop bigger/thicker to have an expansion slot and people want smaller/thinner. The power bricks are typically sized just right so that may need to be upgraded as well. There's hardly a market for this and that means no profit and no business. It was more common in previous years but it still costed a lot with few people doing it. You'd also be paying more for mobile components, the same reason laptops cost more for the same performance as a desktop.

Recently there have been more laptops with an open m.2 slot which is an easier upgrade and even that sees limited usage. I'd say that is a more worthwhile upgrade when a normal laptop only has a 5400rpm hdd.
 
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