raymac46 Posted January 12, 2021 Share Posted January 12, 2021 (edited) CBC "Marketplace" recently had a segment on tech hardware that was broken and could not be repaired. As part of that show, they had some independent computer techs try to fix various broken appliances. Aside from dealing with glitchy tablets and inoperable smartphones they had a couple of laptop owners come in. They had ten year old laptops that either wouldn't hold a charge or had problems with USB connections. These were Windows machines. It seems inconceivable to me that you'd have ten year old laptop and not have to replace a battery. USB issues could be broken ports or maybe obsolete drivers I guess. But seriously, wouldn't a 10 year old laptop be worth replacing? My oldest laptop is 11 years old but I upgraded it and installed Linux - and it is pretty much a writeoff. My oldest useful laptop is from 2014 and it's also been upgraded and runs Linux. Desktops are a better bet if you want to go more than a decade. I can see you might have a complaint if a one year old smartphone is giving you problems but I would say that anyone still trying to use a 10 year old Windows laptop should feel they got their money's worth. I wonder why CBC couldn't find some bad laptops that were a bit newer. Edited January 12, 2021 by raymac46 2 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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