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Old 05-02-2006, 03:20 PM   #1
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Life span of a laptop?

How long?
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Old 05-02-2006, 03:25 PM   #2
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With care it really depends on the battery: http://www.geek.com/htbc/laptop/batlap.htm
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Old 05-02-2006, 03:46 PM   #3
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Typically with electronics, if you can make it past 90 days or so, they've passed the electronic burn in period and should last many years. In short, if something electronic is going to fail, it most often fails in the first few months. The things you have to worry about are (as Witeshark said) the batteries, and mechanical drives (optical, floppy & hard drive). As far as cosmetics are concerned (hinges, keys, etc), that all depends on individual manufacturer quality control. I still have a Wallstreet G3 Powerbook from '98 that still runs . . can't do much with it nowadays, but it still powers up
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Old 05-02-2006, 04:06 PM   #4
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a few monthes ago i think my friend said that those wallstreets are rare. so then i must ask for pics! (even tho its old )
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Old 05-02-2006, 04:32 PM   #5
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Here ya go, in all its glory . . . a whopping 233MHz and a 12" screen



Yea, rare nowadays, but still not worth anything. Best you can throw on it is OS 9.2.
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Old 05-02-2006, 06:41 PM   #6
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buying a cooling pad ( little box with fans in it ) that goes under your laptop will help
something like this
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Well yeah, the BATFE is like the Anti Hoppy.
Well hey, hey Mr. Policeman
Bet I can drive faster than you can
Come on Hoss, let's have some fun
Go on shoot me with your radar gun
You look bored and I sure am
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Old 05-03-2006, 12:25 AM   #7
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i plan on keeping my alienware for 4 years.
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Old 05-03-2006, 10:39 AM   #8
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the average lifespan is considered 3 years. This is driven by business and taxes more than anything else. I have laptops that are more than 5 years old that work just fine. But after 3 years you have depreciated its value to the point where a business can no longer deduct any value from it.
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Old 05-03-2006, 11:04 AM   #9
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yah MACRS depreciation method
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Old 05-03-2006, 11:34 AM   #10
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Old 05-04-2006, 03:25 PM   #11
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LOl i forgot about this thread.

Thanks guys. I plan to keep my laptop until i start a full job. You know i bought my laptop in Dec 2005 and now it looks so classic compare to the lastest model..
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