Base Model

So the sentiment that crappy computers are good enough for casual users is exactly backwards: casual users are the ones that need high-end computers, while proficient users are the ones who can work around the limitations of crappy computers.

Selling customers a base model is tricky. You don't want to sell them something they don't need so we tend to sell the cheapest option that meets their needs.

But by calling it a base model, or selling them something cheaper than they first enter the store for feels negative or insulting in a way.

Source: IgnoreTheCode