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Old 08-17-2013, 11:53 AM   #1
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How often do you replace your Laptop?

I've read that if you use your laptop a lot, it may need to be replaced every two years.
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Old 08-17-2013, 11:56 AM   #2
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I'm still using a laptop I purchased from Dell back in September of 2008. It's a bit heavy compared to newer ones, but it's still ticking.
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Old 08-17-2013, 12:04 PM   #3
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I just replaced mine, it was about 4 1/2 years old. I kept getting the blue screen, it wouldn't save into word, it was slow.
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Old 08-17-2013, 12:11 PM   #4
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My 4 1/2 year old Mac is still going strong. It will need a new battery soon, but I have no plans to get a new computer.
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Old 08-17-2013, 12:17 PM   #5
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I use my Toshiba lots and its 8 yrs old and still going strong. The battery decent last but I only run it off the mains anyway

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Old 08-17-2013, 01:45 PM   #6
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I kept my MacBook for 3 years before replacing it with a MacBook Pro. It was in perfect working order, I was just wanting something more modern. Even being 3 years old, it really wasn't slow. The only time I could really tell the difference in speed using stuff like iMovie, the Pro really blows it up then.
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Old 08-17-2013, 02:23 PM   #7
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When it dies.
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Old 08-17-2013, 02:29 PM   #8
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I always buy for 3, but usually replace every 1.5 years. :P
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Old 08-17-2013, 02:34 PM   #9
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I bought mine 4 years ago this month, and just *today* the battery decided to go kaput. The computer mostly runs fine, but of course, I run Linux on it now.

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Old 08-17-2013, 04:59 PM   #10
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I usually kill, um replace mine every 2 years. I'm kind of klutzy where laptops are concerned.
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Old 08-17-2013, 05:53 PM   #11
Ok I was like crap I'm breaking rules and I'm gonna get points and I didn't even know I was breaking rules!!! LOL!!!
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I use mine every single day, all day. I have been using it for about 4.5 years with no issues.
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Old 08-17-2013, 06:03 PM   #12
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I use mine hard, and I use it every day. I'd say that I replace mine every three years--I generally want updates software. I also have a Mac, and after three years the Apple Care expires, so it makes sense on that front as well.
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Old 08-17-2013, 06:04 PM   #13
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I'm a heavy computer user and I usually get about 3 years of useful life out of any given computer, laptop or desktop, without doing internal upgrades.
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Old 08-17-2013, 06:08 PM   #14
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I've had mine since 2008. It is way past time for replacement and I'm dragging my feet. I hate change, lol.
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Old 08-17-2013, 06:15 PM   #15
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We are due for a new one as well. Before long we will upgrade to an Apple.
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