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Heatherette

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Re: how long does a laptop lasts?
« Reply #140 on: May 15, 2011, 05:24:01 PM »
My first laptop (ASUS) which is still working pero super bagal na is 5 years old. My current laptop (MBPro) is 3 years old.

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Re: how long does a laptop lasts?
« Reply #141 on: May 16, 2011, 04:21:32 PM »
Mine is a Compaq Presario CQ40.
Two years na din. Problem is the battery. It just conked out and I asked about the replacement, 4-5k. Then the charger started going nuts na din. So I went to SST laptop in Megamall and had it checked. They just cut off a portion of the cord and said that parang nag-short siya so it's not working. Spent around P600 for that but that's better than shelling out 4-5K for a battery and another 3.5K for a charger replacement.


I  have a 2-yr-old compaq presario din. And same problem, the battery got toast. And the keypad is falling apart na. I'm still using it though, kaya eto, forever connected sa power and bumili na din ako ng usb keyboard.

Parang gusto ko tuloy ng toshiba :P

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Re: how long does a laptop lasts?
« Reply #142 on: June 21, 2011, 02:36:10 AM »
mine is also toshiba and have it for almost 6 years and counting except for the battery, still in good working condition

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Re: how long does a laptop lasts?
« Reply #143 on: June 21, 2011, 05:40:46 AM »
my current laptop is still the macbook i got in 2007. still fast, still looks good and works great. i just make sure to reformat once in a while and always upgrade the OS.

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Re: how long does a laptop lasts?
« Reply #144 on: July 16, 2011, 06:02:37 AM »
I have a 2 year NEO Laptop. I don't know kung battery or charger yung sira niya. Ayaw na kasi mag open e. Pero yung Toshiba kasi namin hindi narin siya nagcha charge. So what we did is every time we sue the laptop tinatanggal namin yung battery then naka charge siya. Ok naman...

Possible kaya na charger na naman ang problem? Weird lang kasi universal charger naman ang gamit namin. And when we used it sa iabng laptop ok naman. =(

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Re: how long does a laptop lasts?
« Reply #145 on: July 16, 2011, 07:32:24 AM »
parang wala namang fixed time frame... iba iba eh. case to case. depende sa paggamit,  depende din sa  unit mismo.

my toshi is almost 5 yrs old na pero ayus na ayus pa.  once lang ako nagpalit ng battery.
pero itong asus,   january pa lang nabili,   pero sira na ang keyboard!  i had to buy a cdrking mini usb keyboard para temporary replacement. mahal kasi kung  keyboard mismo.  tapos di pa sure kung yun nga ang sira.
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Re: how long does a laptop lasts?
« Reply #146 on: July 31, 2011, 04:06:19 PM »
My HP Compaq is 3 years na, so far so good pa naman. works well. need lang i-upgrade ng RAM and buy ng new battery. twice narin ako nagpalit ng adapter, lol.

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Re: how long does a laptop lasts?
« Reply #147 on: June 25, 2012, 12:38:03 PM »
mine isToshiba. almost 4 years na and still in good condition as in wala pa pinalitan or whatsoever. magdamagan pa naka open lalo na kapag weekends.
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Re: how long does a laptop lasts?
« Reply #148 on: June 25, 2012, 05:50:56 PM »
My Macbook is 3 years old and it still works great. It has a few scratches though from the times I dropped it. :)

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Re: how long does a laptop lasts?
« Reply #149 on: August 27, 2012, 03:27:25 PM »
macbookpro ko 3 yrs na gumagana pa.. kaso sira ang ang DVDROM at wifi... nakadirect na lang ako sa LAN for internet... pero mabilis pa naman sya... nagagamit ko pa pang edit ng photos.
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Re: how long does a laptop lasts?
« Reply #150 on: August 27, 2012, 04:54:38 PM »
Acer ko mag 3 yrs na next month and maayos pa rin..

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Re: how long does a laptop lasts?
« Reply #151 on: November 27, 2012, 03:55:12 PM »
My husband's Compaq laptop is 8 years old na. Gamit na ng 2-year old namin to watch DVDs and vids. I think nasa pagaalaga lang yan, parang sa kotse

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Re: how long does a laptop lasts?
« Reply #152 on: November 29, 2012, 10:57:11 PM »
I used to have compaq presario, it lasted for 5 years :)
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Re: how long does a laptop lasts?
« Reply #153 on: November 29, 2012, 11:00:23 PM »
Etong Lenovo G400 ko, 4 years and 10 months na. Battery lang ang problem, so I always have it plugged in when I use it. Otherwise, it works perfectly fine.
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Re: how long does a laptop lasts?
« Reply #154 on: November 29, 2012, 11:15:29 PM »
I have HP (Celeron) laptop bought in July 2004. It still functions to date but slower due to its lower specs even if RAM was upgraded -- that's why I don't use it often for net browsing. It is huge (and heavy) but I use it mainly for PS projects. (Will give this to my younger bro for his gaming addiction, hehe)

Now my current laptop is still an HP (Compaq nx4820). Bought in June 2006 and it is still serving me well. Should it die, I will probably buy from HP again since I never had problems with the brand.

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Re: how long does a laptop lasts?
« Reply #155 on: November 29, 2012, 11:34:33 PM »
I have a Neo Laptop 4 years old na gumagana pa, pero sira na ang battery, DVD, at line out ng speakers, kailangan na rin pala palitan ang internal battery. binigay na namin sa in-laws ko

I hava a Macbook Pro more than 1 year na sya and going strong.

I have an HP Envy 13 mga 6 months and okay pa rin sya


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Re: how long does a laptop lasts?
« Reply #156 on: December 02, 2012, 03:07:17 AM »
Laptop hardware lasts as long as you don't abuse it. They last as long as they can handle comfortably the operating system and the softwares that you want to run on them (e.g. too slow or simply isn't compatible anymore).

My personal rule of thumb re laptops is to buy the highest model (i.e. fastest processor, largest harddrive, most memory, etc.) that you can afford. Future proof it since, unlike desktops, you can just easily swap a new processor or video card in there when time comes for an upgrade.
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Re: how long does a laptop lasts?
« Reply #157 on: December 04, 2012, 05:29:31 PM »
MacBook Air - 1 yr and 5 months. Super used! Bugbog na nga ito dahil araw - araw ko nagagamit. Nakakapahinga lang pagnasa work ako. Personal use.

So far, there's a problem with the webcam. Biglang di siya na dedetect. Haven't visited the mac center yet. I never use the webcam naman eh so it hardly bothers me... pero soon, I'll be dropping by. :D
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Re: how long does a laptop lasts?
« Reply #158 on: December 25, 2012, 11:00:55 AM »
4 years old na laptop ko and so far okay pa rin

 

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