How Many Years Do Laptops Last?

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How Many Years Do Laptops Last?

Consumers are concerned about the longevity of computers, and rightly so. With the price of laptops today, it’s best to get the longest life out of them for the money. […] The longevity of a computer is a key concern for consumers. For a desktop PC, the answer is more complex, because it offers greater ability to customize the components than a laptop does. For most desktop PCs, you can expect a minimum three-year lifespan.

With portable computers like laptops and netbooks, the question of longevity is more complex. Whereas you can easily open a desktop tower to replace hardware components or upgrade memory, most laptops can’t be opened without breaking them. The truth, however, is that the majority of laptops are not terribly fragile, and if properly cared for they can last as long as their desk-bound full-sized counterparts.

In general, a laptop can last anywhere between three to seven years. Is that enough to justify the higher price?  Unless you purchase an extended warranty, probably not. However, computer components inside a laptop can become damaged more easily than those in a desktop PC due to its accessibility, so a laptop is more likely to require costly repairs and frequent upgrades.

Lenovo has created a difficult-to-predict environment when it comes to laptops. On one hand, you have the Apple iPad, which also offers just two years of support after launch; but then again, Apple has a track record of supporting its devices long after they can be bought. With that context, it should come as no surprise that Lenovo says most of its laptops are good for three years.

However, the lifespan of any computer depends on how much you use it and the quality of your care. Desktop computers hold up a bit better than laptops as they can handle more abuse. The lifespans of desktop PCs are 3-7 years, but tend to be closer to three since they are more powerful than laptops.

Repair or replace your laptop

Repair is usually a more cost-effective method than buying new hardware. However, the downtime from continual repairs also means lost money, so business owners need to think about continual support costs, as well as lost productivity, compared to the cost of simply replacing an old machine.

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Why Choose Us?

When we set up our store in 2008 our goal at Hi-Tech Fones & Computers was clear: to become the best Mobile Phone and Computer Store in the Bolton, Bury and Wigan area. Known as one of the top Farnworth phone shops. To do that, we provide an unrivalled selection of the best quality parts and extraordinary customer service. Our comprehensive warranties and professional support ensure our customers’ total satisfaction even after their order/repair is complete.

We strongly believe that honesty and transparency in our line of work is vitally important therefore we undertake most of the repairs in front of our customers for their peace of mind. This practice is very rare to observe in the industry which has been a reason amongst others for our success over the years and has lead to the popularity of our business to the new heights. We also easy accessible from places like Bury, Walkden, Farnworth and Horwich Bolton.

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