The tested bikes in this price range have more than the bare basic functionality. Moreover they are mostly better – means sturdier – constructed and the quality of the used parts is better. Usually they have better material finish and longer warranty. So you have the impression, that when you sit on it – it’s a machine you will have longterm functionality without problems.
Most of the bikes in this price range have more than basic programs and some reasonable features. The pedaling feels more like the one on road bikes and the computer display is worth mentioning.