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1 in 3 Laptops Die In First Three Years - Very Important Article
« on: November 23, 2009, 03:52:17 PM »
1 in 3 laptops die in first three years
Wed Nov 18, 2009 1:31PM EST

So your new laptop computer died in inside of a year. "I'll never buy a computer from [insert manufacturer name here] again!" I've heard the protests time and time again.

Yeah, maybe you got a lemon, but no matter which brand you bought, you truly are not alone in this situation: An analysis of 30,000 new laptops from SquareTrade, which provides aftermarket warranty coverage for electronics products, has found that in the first three years of ownership, nearly a third of laptops (31 percent) will fail.

That's actually better than I would have expected based on my experience and observations on how people treat their equipment.

SquareTrade has more detailed information (the full PDF of the company's study is available here) on the research on its website. But here are some highlights about how, why, and which laptops fail:

> 20.4 percent of failures are due to hardware malfunctions. 10.6 percent are due to drops, spills, or other accidental damage.

> Netbooks have a roughly 20 percent higher failure rate due to hardware malfunctions than standard laptops. The more you pay for your laptop, the less likely it is to fail in general (maybe because you're more careful with it?).

> The most reliable companies? A shocker: Toshiba and Asus, both with below a 16 percent failure rate due to hardware malfunction.

> The least reliable brands? Acer, Gateway, and HP. HP's hardware malfunction rate, the worst in SquareTrade's analysis, is a whopping 25.6 percent.

None of the numbers are overly surprising. As SquareTrade notes, "the typical laptop endures more use and abuse than nearly any other consumer electronic device (with the possible exception of cell phones)," so failures are really inevitable.

Want to keep your notebook running for longer than a few years? Ensure your laptop is as drop-proofed as possible (use a padded bag or case, route cords so they won't be tripped on, lock children in another room), and protect it as best you can from heat and dust.

Culled from Yahoo Tech: http://tech.yahoo.com/blogs/null/154921
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Re: 1 in 3 Laptops Die In First Three Years - Very Important Article
« Reply #1 on: November 23, 2009, 07:07:49 PM »
Nice info bro, I'll be sleeping with my lappy by my side now.
Unfortunately this info came somewhat late for me.
I just took my 6 months old Sony VGN-F3J to the repair today, the second time in 6 months.
Now I'm managing my old 1920 Compaq Evo, but it's still P4 sha.

I'll buy a new bed for me and my Sony when it's finally back again.

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Re: 1 in 3 Laptops Die In First Three Years - Very Important Article
« Reply #2 on: November 23, 2009, 08:22:42 PM »
Hmm... when I read your reply Precap, I laugh
well well oo!

To be frank with you, I was kind of surprised to
see the article on Yahoo website.

People always say Toshiba is nothing to compare
with HP.

Now, I know. I have a brand new Toshiba laptop
bought directly from UK. It's more than a year now
 but I have never had any issue with it till today.

This article or report will open the eyes of many
people around the world and even persuade
manufacturers like HP, Acer and co. to sit up.

Take care of your laptop Gurus! Even if na bed, g
o make am for am.

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Re: 1 in 3 Laptops Die In First Three Years - Very Important Article
« Reply #3 on: November 23, 2009, 10:14:28 PM »
I can't accept Acer as a gift, my friends know that already.
I used an Acer during my student years, I no fit tell the story.

As for me Toshiba and Sony are just ok, but my Compaq Evo don stay reach
4 years for my hand o. Well my Sony na carelessness cause wahala.
I did a funny thing in the Command Line when I found there was problem
with my network router and the system went gaga.

Like I said, I'm already set to buy a mouka foam 10 inches for me and my Sony.

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Re: 1 in 3 Laptops Die In First Three Years - Very Important Article
« Reply #4 on: November 23, 2009, 10:32:33 PM »
Lol...
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Re: 1 in 3 Laptops Die In First Three Years - Very Important Article
« Reply #5 on: December 03, 2009, 07:10:00 PM »
THANKS FOR THE INFO. BUT IT CAME A LITTLE BIT TOO LATE COS MY DELL INSPIRON SHIPPED FROM THE UK HAS ALREADY STARTED GIVING ME PROBLEMS AND I AM ALREADY FED UP.
KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK GUYS.

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Re: 1 in 3 Laptops Die In First Three Years - Very Important Article
« Reply #6 on: December 03, 2009, 08:53:07 PM »
Sorry for that. Anyway, it's better late than never.
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