Tuesday, 12 June 2012

Hello Computer

I've realised that my laptop is on the way out. It's a shame, but it has been on the way out for a while. I've been reluctant to admit that it might be a lost cause, but it's strange what you can get used to:

• The battery stopped working, so I had to keep the laptop plugged in.

• The hard drive failed and had to be replaced.

• One of the hinges is a bit broken and as a result the other hinge is working much harder.

• The buttons next to the trackpad stopped working, so I plugged in a mouse which broke, so I plugged in another mouse which broke, so I've plugged in a third mouse which doesn't work very well.

• It gets slower as it gets hotter until it overheats.

• The Alt and F12 keys lift off the keyboard to an angle of about 45 degrees.

I'm really fond of this computer, but I have had it since Christmas 2005. Is seven years a good lifespan for a laptop computer?

Goodbye Computer.


Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I'd say you got your money's worth out of it. Just think how much faster your new one will run!

troghead said...

I'd say the average lifetime of a laptop is about equivalent to the average lifetime of a hamster, so you did well!

Dave said...

I've started looking into to getting a replacement, but I have no idea what I'm looking for.

I think buying a hamster would be easier.