1. Singhonline's Avatar
    How many years can average laptop last?
    07-26-2015 11:03 AM
  2. wphashan's Avatar
    it depends.
    xandros9 likes this.
    07-26-2015 11:07 AM
  3. Pranshul Sood's Avatar
    most of the laptops slow down after 3-4 years of usage. However when they breakdown depends on usage and capacity of the laptop
    07-26-2015 11:32 AM
  4. trivishal's Avatar
    An average laptop can last upto 4-5 years upon average, and even more if you use with care and not intensively( too much). Typically, the battery degrades as time passes ( around after 1.5-2 years), as laptops are used even while charging.
    Last edited by trivishal; 07-26-2015 at 12:56 PM.
    07-26-2015 11:37 AM
  5. arjan wolthuis's Avatar
    If You take good care of it, it can Last very long. An 11 year old XP laptop here is still functional but not used anymore
    07-26-2015 11:55 AM
  6. trivishal's Avatar
    it depends.
    What does it mean?
    07-26-2015 12:01 PM
  7. michail71's Avatar
    I've got about a 5 year old desktop that outperforms many new systems still. Surprising how performance has slowed. Most advances have been in power consumption, portability and newer sensors and interaction inputs.
    07-26-2015 12:04 PM
  8. xandros9's Avatar
    It really depends.

    Assuming everything is in perfect working order, the laptop can potentially last a decade or more, exceeding it's service life.

    But of course, individual components can and will fail. Hard drives can fail, batteries will wear out after a couple/few years, plastic can age and crack... but on the original core parts it'll last a while, best case.

    But it also depends in the design and stuff. HP had the infamous Pavilion dv series laptops (late 2000's) that had bad thermal design which relegated many a laptop to an early scorching death.

    However I have a Lenovo ThinkPad T400 and my friend has a Dell Latitude E-something (both are business class PC's and were direct competitors) that are similar in age and still tick. So if you're going for longevity over slimness etc. a business/professional grade laptop will be the ticket. Easier to source parts for too typically.

    PC minimum requirements have also plateaued somewhat since the days of Vista so a computer will remain useful, for longer these days. (My dad has a laptop with Windows 2000 that still works perfectly fine, but its 96 MB of RAM and underpowered-back-then CPU means it won't be doing modern computing anytime ever.
    arjan wolthuis and wphashan like this.
    07-26-2015 12:30 PM

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