How long has your Dell laptop lasted without repair?

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How long has your dell laptop lasted for you?

  1. Less than 1 year

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    21.5%
  2. 2 years

    43 vote(s)
    14.0%
  3. 3 years

    44 vote(s)
    14.3%
  4. 4 years+

    154 vote(s)
    50.2%
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  1. el3ment

    el3ment Newbie

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    My Inspiron 9400/E1705 has lasted me about 6 years. Still running, battery died last year and screen hinge finally broke 6 months ago. Ive got my moneys worth out of it.
     
  2. OhioLefty

    OhioLefty Notebook Consultant

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    My Dell Inspiron 6000 is 6 years and 2 months old and not a single problem other than battery needs replaced which I think is about right for a notebook this old.

    I just bought a new HP for something different and an upgrade for a pretty decent price. Happy with both and the Dell will make a nice backup and vacation computer.
     
  3. DR650SE

    DR650SE The Whiskey Barracuda

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    Inspiron 1720 bought in 2007 is still going strong. Was using if for Folding@home for a while on our NBR team. Link in my sig if you want some details. It was a nice laptop. One of my favs. Gave it to my bro though :(
     
  4. jaug1337

    jaug1337 de_dust2

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    XPS m1530 bought early 2007 and still running, one problem though, accidently dropped the laptop and the HDD ceased to work, replaced it and works 2 years+ as a charm ;) no problems encountered, running Windows 7.
     
  5. allfiredup

    allfiredup Notebook Virtuoso

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    The 1520 (and 1420/1521/1720/1721) were the last of the "built like a tank" consumer laptops from Dell. I bought a 1520 for my best friend in 10/07 and it's hasn't had a single issue in almost 4.5 years.

    It's hardly a powerhouse, with a T5450 processor and Intel X3100 graphics, but he still loves it! At least I sprang for the WXGA+ (1440x900) display, which still looks great.

    They don't make 'em like they used to...
     
  6. New World Order

    New World Order Notebook Enthusiast

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    Key came of my inspiron 1545 and had the keyboard replaced today by dell.
     
  7. mknott

    mknott Notebook Enthusiast

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    Had a inspiron 1501 built in 2007 that had a hard life. Was my uncle's before he passed away and he had burnt it with a cigarette, had it sitting in special brew beer for god knows how long and yet it still kept on working. It did stop working for a bit when it got wet but when it dried out it started working fine. It's been washed inside and out and had a repaste job done. Other then that its the sane old machine. Battery still lasts over an hour.

    I just hope my xps 17 3D lasts as long!
     
  8. ray4jc

    ray4jc Notebook Evangelist

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    Beginning to get concerned with my L702x its been almost a year and it starting to boot slowly, run slowly and the hard drives are acting finicky....either needs a reinstall or something is dying.
     
  9. kelv_w

    kelv_w Notebook Enthusiast

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    My Dell Precision M90 lasted slightly over 5 years before the Quadro card started to fail. I think it is a known problem, tried the card baking method and it's back up and running without issues. Has been 6 months since I fixed it and still works fine.

    However I should really get a new laptop soon. It has served me well.
     
  10. Mihael Keehl

    Mihael Keehl Notebook Evangelist

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    My screen just gave it, I'm not sure why but I upgraded to the WUXGA screen this past June and it lasted until yesterday. Still trying to find a suitable replacement screen. I don't want to spend $195 on it from Dell. That would just be insane amount of money.
     
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