Just wanted to know how long the average Toshiba Laptop lasts?
Thanks in Advance,
Thanks in Advance,
Originally Posted by g00nter
Well I have a Tecra 8100 (PIII, 600MHz, manufactured in 1998-1999) that I still use daily. That's with daily use & transort between office & home, fieldwork (carrying it in a backpack while hicking, in 4WD trucks down poor roads and then measuring in the field for periods of up to 3-4 hours at night with the screen covered in mist (mostly saltwater spray friom the sea) and have only had minimal problems. The FL inverter for the LCD (which was fixed as a recall type situation by toshiba) and I had a RAM slot come loose (apparently pretty common in various models from this generation incl. my GF's Dell Latitude).
Just last august I sold my even older tecra 520CDT (P 166MHz +MMX, manufactutured in 1995) which still ran perfectly (apart fromt he 'h' key not working). As far as an average for toshibas, it's hard to say. The tecras are designed using "prooven" technology for longer lifecycles. Which basically means they are made to last longer and take more abuse, but you won't be getting the latest & greatest in technology. Just take a look on ebay and you'll see tons of old tecras for sale.
As for the Satelilltes, they tend tend to be made more for the home user. I've never had one, so I can't really comment on them. I am VERY satisfied with my tecras (despite their age) and my next lappy will be another tecra.
Originally Posted by Ransomed1
Well, I know that the company I work for used to use Toshibas for their field technicians. We're talking about 50 bilingual guys who work out on trucks all week, week in and week out, in every kind of weather. The techs tear the crud out of the notebooks, with their favorite way of destroying them being shattering screens, by shutting coffee mugs, and other objects in the notebooks. BUT, after those notebooks were 3 years old, the company bought Dells for all the techs (paying WAY too much for them). Now about half the Dell notebooks won't start up after 1-2 years of use, while most of the Toshibas still work fine after 5+ years!
So, my company prefers Toshibas over anything else as far as longevity goes, and they know how to destroy the best stuff. We've probably replaced more than 30 Toshiba screens in the last 5 years, while replace motherboards and everything else in our Dells.