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What is the expected life span of the laptop before it needs to be replaced?

 What is the expected life span of the laptop before it needs to be replaced?


Have you ever wondered about the age of your laptop? Then I thought and analyzed for the day that the laptop’s life span would come to an end and therefore you would replace it, and if you analyzed the issue excessively, I am sure that you started saving to save the cost of buying a new laptop. But let me tell you that you don't have to replace your hardware every few years, it has different dimensions so in this article I'm going to lighten the burden of thinking for you and show you the idea of the average laptop life and when you should start thinking about buying a new one.

What is the expected life span of the laptop? As usual, the answer to this type of question is difficult to summarize in one word or sentence, even if you are asking about the average or approximate age. Why ? Because the types of laptops differ, there are devices for personal use and others for commercial use. There are also quality differences that determine how long your laptop will last before you need to replace it.


But in general, if we are talking about a regular laptop that is used on a regular basis, it will usually last between 2 to 4 years. On the other hand, a gaming or business laptop assuming it is used every day usually lasts for 7 years! This may sound like an exaggeration but since we mean portable devices that are built for heavy work, that means that they are really made to last. However, they often cost more than devices intended for personal use.


So, determining an average age and generalizing it to all devices is not possible due to the difference in the quality of the hardware component of these devices, and add to the above many factors that determine the life of the laptop, which I will discuss in detail below:


Hard gear


As I mentioned earlier, the hard hardware determines the life of your device, and I do not mean only the processed hard hardware. The processor, graphics card, storage unit, and random access memories play a key role in extending the life of the device. You will ensure that it can handle the tasks that the device will perform. Also, if your computer uses an SSD hard, its life may be less than that of an HDD due to the different mechanism of action of each type.


And of course, we should not forget another important factor, which is the quality of the hardware. The processor of your powerful hardware is not enough if its quality is bad, and even the word “strong specification” is not enough to ensure that the hardware was manufactured with high quality, in order to ensure a longer life cycle, you must take into account both specifications and quality simultaneously with.


the use


By using I mean how you deal with the device and what tasks you do when you use it, it is certain that the completion of reports on Microsoft Excel will not consume resources such as Motion Design for example. In addition to that, overuse and overloading frequently, the fewer tasks that the laptop performs, the longer its life is, and the more you use it and push it to consume the full resources, the less its life, and in this case I mean tasks such as games, design and multimedia processing that require powerful hardware in a kind What, if you're doing it on a mid- or lower-end device, don't expect it to last for long periods.


care and attention



This factor is related to its predecessor in a way. If you neglect the laptop and overburden it with tasks that are not commensurate with its capabilities, you will negatively affect its life, and therefore taking good care of the device will eventually extend its life.


I will illustrate the idea with an example, let’s take the battery into consideration, as a bad laptop battery is one of the factors of failure of the device, and the battery life is reduced in the case of repeated overstrain. Of course, this is very normal, but the time period between these two numbers is variable, and its change is followed by many factors, including excessive stress. If you take good care of your device's battery, a lot will change for the better.


In my previous example, I only reviewed the battery, and therefore when you take care of the rest of the details, you will get a longer life, and of course it must be noted to maintain the cleanliness of the device and make sure that dust, for example, does not collect inside its fans, every small detail will play its role and no factor can be neglected in the event that you You want your device to stay with you longer.


So let us agree on two important issues before moving on to the next paragraph. The first is that there is no comprehensive average life for all devices due to their different specifications and the quality of manufacturing their equipment, and the second is your interest in the device and the nature of the tasks it performs in addition to the solid hardware and its quality. The main one that determines the age of your device.


Trouble alerts



It is certain that after reading this paragraph, you will leave everything and go to check your device to make sure that there are these alerts or signals or their absence, as these signals warn that there is a problem and that your device has started to go back, and here you can consider the idea of ​​replacing it with another.


1- Increasing fan noise: This alert is usually the beginning. You may notice the loudness of the fans even if you are not using the device to perform a huge task, and of course taking into account that you may be using the latest versions of software or the operating system, which leads to a high The heat of the device is caused by the hard gear working at its maximum capacity.


2- Programs needing a longer time than usual to start: You may notice a slowdown in the device’s work through the programs needing a longer time than usual, or the program may not start directly from the first command, or it starts, but you notice very slow in its work and frequent freezes whenever it executes a certain command It is possible that your device hardware is outdated and cannot keep up with the constant updates, whether for the software or the operating system.


3- Problems with multitasking: If your device does not handle multitasking correctly or is facing performance problems when running two programs, for example, this may be a sign that you need a new device, and the problem of moving between web pages within the browser is hardly a sign similar to the previous one. Here, it can be said that the problem lies in the random access memory, especially if the laptop is of modest specifications and performs tasks such as design, browsing and modification at the same time.


4- Slow boot and shutdown: Another warning to you lies in the device’s boot speed. If the device takes a very long time to boot, this warns that it has reached its end. Of course, before you reach this conclusion, you must make sure that there are not many programs that run once booted. , the same applies to shutdown speed.


What do you have to do? First, take good care of the device, and then make sure of its capabilities if you think about assigning certain tasks to it, and of course most of us resort to solutions such as replacing the current RAM with a better one, or replacing the hard disk with another, especially replacing the HDD with another SSD, and of course Such solutions give an effective effect. In fact, upgrading the RAM and storage are the only solutions to boost the performance of any laptop considering that the parts that you can upgrade in the laptop are very limited.


Therefore, take care of the device and monitor it well, and when deciding to buy a new one, think adequately of the available options and choose what suits your tasks and the nature of your work.

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