What do you think is a good life expectancy for a laptop?

I had a few older HP's which had the harddrive die in 3 to 3 1/2 years.


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  • Maybe 5 years or more if taken care of properly?

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  • It depends on how much you use it and how well you can take care of it. I have a 10-year-old cheap Chinese laptop that still works, but I take it apart and clean it thoroughly every year and I switched out the HDD for an SSD a while back.
    I switch the HDDs on all my computers and servers every 5 years because that's when they usually start failing, but they're in use 24 hours a day, almost every day of the year. HDDs should have a much better life expectancy if you don't use them that often, sometimes 10 years or more. I can recommend Seagate. Samsung is also great, but they don't manufacture hard drives anymore.

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    • Most of them are made in China. :P Why would you want to use it though and why did you get that?

    • I'm aware that virtually all electronics are produced in China. I meant that it's from some cheap Chinese company. I got it because I needed it for a job back then and I kind of became attached to it.

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  • My laptop passed the 9 year mark in August

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  • I had a laptop that died after 5 years. Tje screen broke

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  • My laptop so far has lasted 4 years although, it can't really play any modern games that aren't Visual novels, although I can play Skyrim at low quality, but that game is 4 years old

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    • I tried running the Battlefield beta on my laptop... and yeah... didn't go so well. I think they made it in June, 2013 but it's not a super high-end gaming laptop so it wouldn't run something that's so advanced.

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    • I dunno, cuz it's a good story, and isn't just kill the other millitary, there's more to it then that

    • Medal of Honor had great storylines. Frontline is easily one of my Top 5-10 favorite games ever.

  • Depends on what you do to it. 3 computer years would be like reaching 80.

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  • i think 4 to 5 years you should change it

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  • 3 to 4 years

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