Re: [LAU] pd, linux, graphics hardware.

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Date: Friday, May 9, 2008 - 7:55 pm

Mark Knecht wrote:

Hmmm, my current Toshiba laptop is 3.5 years old and got hauled around
Europe a few months after we bought it. My wife's previous Toshiba
laptop was 3-4 years old when she slammed a hinge of the screen into the
edge of her desk and broke it - outside of that, it was still working
fine. Her previous laptop was a Sony Vaio Superslim Pro, and it lasted
for years and years before it simply wouldn't boot up anymore. And we
bought the Superslim Pro for her because a friend of ours was using one
- he carried it around during his busy day just like a book (never used
a case, would just toss it into the trunk of his car, etc) - and his
lasted 3 years. Finally, our daughter just now replaced her very used
Dell Lattitude 600 which was three years old when we bought it used in
2005 from a former employer of mine - so it was 5 years old when her
fiance bought her a desktop PC as a wedding present to replace it. (Her
laptop still works.)

Then, on the other end of the scale, a friend bought a high-end Dell
laptop five years ago. It has a 3GHz Pentium 4 processor in it. During
the first month, the hard drive died. A few months after he got it back
from them, the processor died. During the last month of the warranty,
the processor died again, this time taking the motherboard with it. (The
problem was poorly-designed ventilation - the design had been for a
slower processor and Dell had simply stuck the faster processor into the
old design.)

Still, they say the average laptop's lifespan is 18 months.

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David
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[LAU] pd, linux, graphics hardware., naysayer, (Fri May 9, 5:05 am)
Re: [LAU] pd, linux, graphics hardware., Ray Rashif, (Fri May 9, 1:34 pm)
Re: [LAU] pd, linux, graphics hardware., Malte Steiner, (Fri May 9, 5:21 pm)
Re: [LAU] pd, linux, graphics hardware., Mark Knecht, (Fri May 9, 12:15 pm)
Re: [LAU] pd, linux, graphics hardware., david, (Fri May 9, 7:55 pm)
Re: [LAU] pd, linux, graphics hardware., Ken Restivo, (Sat May 10, 5:47 pm)
Re: [LAU] pd, linux, graphics hardware., Josh Lawrence, (Sun May 11, 11:56 pm)
Re: [LAU] pd, linux, graphics hardware., Arnold Krille, (Sat May 10, 6:29 pm)
Re: [LAU] pd, linux, graphics hardware., Dave Phillips, (Fri May 9, 11:39 am)
Re: [LAU] pd, linux, graphics hardware., Myk, (Sat May 10, 1:40 pm)
Re: [LAU] pd, linux, graphics hardware., Malte Steiner, (Fri May 9, 11:17 am)