What's the longest you've ever had a computer?

posted 3 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - Dallas, TX

I’ve only had two. The first died after 3 years which was super annoying.the second is on its 5 year but it’s pretty slow and the battery doesn’t hold a charge – it has to be plugged in always. I use my iPad of most things now.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

The oldest working computer I have right now is 12 years old. It’s an IBM Think Pad laptop from 2001, and it runs Windows XP. It was a top of the line computer when it was purchased, but compared to the computer I have now, it just doesn’t hold up anymore.

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

The one we’ve had the longest is my old MacBook that’s a little over 5 years old now, and still runs like a charm. My dad uses it as his daily computer now.

The one I have now is about 3 years old and runs as well now as it did the day I bought it. 🙂

Post # 6
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429 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

7 years on my dell, I’m using it right now! It does have a broken screen so has to be hooked up to a computer monitor to use it but oh well! It is time for an upgrade for me soon!! 

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I’ve got a 2007 Sony laptop that is still running pretty good.  It’s got Vista on it (I might be the only person in the world who liked Vista!) and I do not like Windows 8, so I’m going to keep this one until it dies.  The screen is slowly starting to go, but otherwise it’s fine. 

Post # 8
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2014

I still have all my old computers, but I generally buy a new one every 2 or 3 years because I want something new. My fiancé keeps his for 5+ years. We are Windows people all the way, no Macs ever for us. But I do love my iPad… because of that I rarely use a laptop anymore. 

Post # 9
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2014 - A castle!

@Ninteenthchance:  When I was in undergrad they required everyone to buy the exact same laptop. It was the top of the line (at the time) HP that was the first laptop to have dual hard drives I think. It was freaking $4600!! I totally got my money out of it though, it lasted 4 years of undergrad, 2 years of my master’s and it’s still kicking now (8 yrs later). I don’t use it anymore though so it sits around collecting dust. It’s name is Thor.

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

My college laptop lasted 5 years before it went kinda crazy. I replaced it with money from my first career job 🙂 My new one is about a year old now and runs great. I managed to get it with Windows 7, so I’m set for awhile before I have to deal with Windows 8. I do have Office 2013 which gets confusing because I have Office 2010 on my work computer.

Post # 11
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2014 - A castle!

@Eckle:  Ugh. Windows 8 is soooo confusing. Especially on a laptop with no touch screen. I have it on my work laptop and want to pull my hair out daily. I could easily put 7 back on it… but I’m so lazy!

Post # 12
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

4 or 5 years.  My husband builds computers, so it usually doesn’t cost us too much to upgrade.  Plus, we’re both gamers, so a good video card and up to date components are pretty important to us.  I still have one of my old macbooks (it sucked for gaming), but we’re definitely more of a PC household.

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

Both my personal and work laptops are about 6 years old and still running decently well – both Dell, so I’m a bit surprised they’re still living. I’ve had to replace bits of my personal one through the years but I’ll use it until it dies.

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@Ninteenthchance:  My current computer is the first one I ever bought, and it is almost 5 years old. I am hoping it dies out soon because it runs like crap and I want a new one, but can’t justify buying another one just because my current one runs slow.

Post # 15
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

@Ninteenthchance:  Ahhh I have had my MacBook for 6 years and I’m sad to say I think it’s on its way out. It overheats anytime I turn it on and the fan is constantly running. I’m SO sad since I’ve had it that long! I thought I’d keep it forever.

That being said, I will continue to back it up and keep it until it physically dies hehehe.

Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

@FutureDrAtkins:  I’ve got Windows 8 on my phone and I think it’s a great platform for touch screens and phones, but I don’t see it working nearly as well on a laptop or desktop.

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