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spham24
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How long do laptops last in general

I have a g60-237us.  I was just wondering on average, how long do laptops last?  I know if it's abused (dropped,water damage) it won't last as long but let's just say it's taken care of.....how long do these guys last on average.  

 

This is my first laptop and I don't plan on buying/upgrading anytime soon.  I just use it to surf the net, watch dvds, and store photos.

 

Anybody have a general idea?  Thanks.

 

 

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Kalt
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spham24 wrote:

I have a g60-237us.  I was just wondering on average, how long do laptops last?  I know if it's abused (dropped,water damage) it won't last as long but let's just say it's taken care of.....how long do these guys last on average.  

 

This is my first laptop and I don't plan on buying/upgrading anytime soon.  I just use it to surf the net, watch dvds, and store photos.

 

Anybody have a general idea?  Thanks.

 

 


 

On average...the majority last 3-5 years.  If you take care of it, it could last a looong time. 
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CherylG
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My opinion is they also last longer if a notebook cooling pad w/fans is used_epecially during activities such as watching movies which cause the GPU to heat up fast.

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bwolper
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I agree with Kalt, 3 to 5 years is pretty common.  I still have one hp that is 6 years old that works fine.

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spham24
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Thanks guys,

 

3-5 seems really short to me.  I think I should've just gotten a new desktop.  But, I can't carry that sucker around...I just hope this guy lasts me over 5 years

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I am thinking of buying a new one while they are on special
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Boatie wrote:
I am thinking of buying a new one while they are on special

Go for it, it's a good time to get a new machine!

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