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How long have you owned your laptop?

Poll Results: How long have you owned your laptop

 
  • 56% (14)
    1-3 years (Specify what condition it is in)
  • 24% (6)
    3-5 years (Specify what condition it is in)
  • 8% (2)
    Laptops are crap and do not need one
  • 12% (3)
    I have owned my dinosaur for 5+ years and need a upgrade
25 Total Votes  
post #1 of 13
Thread Starter 
Sorry if this is in the wrong section.... So I was wondering how long you guys have owned a laptop for example I have had my laptop for 3 years now and it is giving me all sorts of problems (damn vista)
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post #2 of 13
i have had my laptop for almost 2 years it is a g50vt-x5 i have had to rma it twice, i just got it back from rma by the way it was out of warranty but they did it for free anyway for some weird reason, i would sell it for 500$ but i don't know if someone would pay for it, i really want to sell it though... but if i do, i would have to go without a laptop for a while until i could get a new laptop... i really don't need a "gaming" laptop to do my school work, and i am making a great desktop which would be better for gaming and i really can't play that much on it, horrible battery life etc... so i would actually trade it for a lesser laptop and some cash, on yet another side note vista never given me any problem
Edited by phantasmor - 4/9/11 at 6:08pm
post #3 of 13
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by phantasmor View Post
i have had my laptop for almost 2 years it is a g50vt-x5 i have had to rma it twice, i just got it back from rma by the way it was out of warranty but they did it for free anyway for some weird reason, i would sell it for 500$ but i don't know if someone would pay for it, i really want to sell it though... but if i do, i would have to go without a laptop for a while until i could get a new laptop... i really don't need a gaming laptop to do my school work, and i am making a great desktop... so i would actually trade it for a lesser laptop and some cash, on yet another side note vista never given me any problem
Thats nice, my old HP Dv9000 runs extremely hot most of the time.. I am in the process of building a Desktop to replace it..
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post #4 of 13
I'd like an option for less than one year... I've had mine for sixish weeks
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post #5 of 13
Quote:
Originally Posted by Trinnd View Post
I'd like an option for less than one year... I've had mine for sixish weeks
I concur, mine has only been here for ~1-2 weeks. Though the oldest in the household is about 2.5 years old.
     
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post #6 of 13
I've had my DV6000 HP laptop since 2007. Had to RMA once in the year 2009 for a failing gpu. Then just last year the HDD died a WD Scorpio Blue 160GB died and I replaced it with a Samsung 500GB drive. I've stressed the laptop to the point of it overheating and shutting down, running Adobe programs and Maya.

I recently opened it up and replaced the tim on the cpu and it runs much more cooler and is much more quieter. Other than that the laptop is still running strong.
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post #7 of 13
I've had my Asus M50VM since December 2008. It was in immaculate condition until I accidentally dropped it about 6 months ago. It sustained a tiny scratch that only I notice, but it still greatly frustrates me. It still runs like a champ.
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post #8 of 13
I have a Dell Inspiron E1705 that I have had since mid 2006. It's pretty beaten up. I used it in college from 06-09, and somewhat survived. It started giving me problems in 09. It made an obnoxious buzzing noise from one of the fans. The fan finally died, and I found a replacement on eBay and fixed the sucker myself.

It doesn't really play games, it struggled to play WoW:WOTLK over last summer's vacation. After all of the issues I had with it, i finally built a PC, which I used for my last year of college.

My laptop is now essentially just for web browsing/social media. I installed Ubuntu on it last night, removing windows xp, and now it's running like a champ again. I won't be getting rid of it until it dies for good, but I won't be buying another laptop again.

Although, I would so be game for a netbook. Longer battery life and easier to carry around than this laptop that has a nearly dead battery.
post #9 of 13
I have a Gateway T-6815, it originally had a 1.5Ghz Core 2 but I upgraded it to a 2.2Ghz Core 2 and 4GB of ram. I got it for free b/c the board had died, I bought a new board and replaced it.

The other one I have is an HP something or other. It is 17.3, P8400 Core 2, 4GB, and a 9600GT. I got it for free too, one of my customers said Best Buy told him it was broken and didn't want to pay me to see if I could fix it.

Anyway, I rarely use them, except when traveling.
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post #10 of 13
I had a compaq from April 2007-May 2009. I use my moms laptop now, as well I have a desktop (this one's more for mobility) and its a dell Inspiron that she's had for about 2 months.
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