How long has your Dell laptop lasted without repair?

Discussion in 'Dell' started by Chump_Diggity, Jul 24, 2011.

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How long has your dell laptop lasted for you?

  1. Less than 1 year

    66 vote(s)
    21.6%
  2. 2 years

    43 vote(s)
    14.1%
  3. 3 years

    44 vote(s)
    14.4%
  4. 4 years+

    153 vote(s)
    50.0%
  1. alexhawker

    alexhawker Spent Gladiator

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    I've had a specific component fail (wifi card), but it was a five minute fix. Not bad for 3.5 years of daily use and commuting.


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  2. thepaleobiker

    thepaleobiker Newbie

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    Its been 19 months so far on my Inspiron 15 Gaming (2015) model 7559. No issues. (I've upgraded RAM and SSD)
     
  3. taruian

    taruian Notebook Consultant

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    my dell xps l502x working fine since 2011, ve upgraded to 8gb ram and128gb ssd.
     
  4. kojack

    kojack Notebook Deity

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    My last dell was a Pentium 3 800 inspiron 3700 from brand new. I only got rid of the laptop in 2010. I think it was released in 1996. So, however long that was. Never had to do anything besides refresh the OS. Everything worked perfect. I would not hesistate to buy dell products.
     
  5. mr_handy

    mr_handy Notebook Evangelist

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    The only one of my Dell machines I've owned that made it through the full 3-year warranty period of daily use without repair or being replaced in an upgrade was my D630. Best machine I've owned since switching from Toshiba.

    I4150 (2003-2006) -- used for about 3 years, but needed more than one motherboard replacement due to overheating.
    D620 (late 2006-early 2008) -- replaced at 18 months to get a newer GPU and faster CPU. Got a motherboard replacement at some point, don't remember why.
    D630 (early 2008-early 2011) -- replaced right around when the warranty expired to get a faster CPU. Never repaired (and still running, albeit very lightly used, 6 years later.)
    E6420 (early 2011-late 2012) -- replaced around 18 months to get a faster CPU and GPU. Arrived defective, replaced within the first few months. Replacement never repaired. Still in use by my aunt.
    E6430 (late 2012 - early 2014) -- replaced around 18 months to get a faster GPU and lighter machine (M3800, i7-4702HQ slightly slower than i7-3770QM at least in Java development). Never repaired, still in use by my brother.
    M3800 (early 2014 - mid-2016) -- replaced around 28 months to get 32gb of memory and a smaller power supply. First repaired before 1 year, due to very fragile PSU connector -- that's been replaced several times. Also has had one motherboard replacement, two bottom plates replaced, new keyboard, new touchpad, new screen, new heat sink, new fans. Really not happy with how fragile this thing is.
    E5470 (mid-2016-present) -- keyboard replaced within about a month of owning the machine. Has had some case damage (very cheap plastic compared to older models I've owned) but it's purely cosmetic. Otherwise fine, since. Probably retiring over this summer (at 12-18 months) for a XPS 9560.
     
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  6. ArazelEternal

    ArazelEternal Newbie

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    I had a Latitude E4310 that was 7 years old by the time I got done with it. No issues at all. Never needed repair. The only time anything was replaced was for upgrades. Adding ram and swapping the HDD out for a SSD.
     
  7. kojack

    kojack Notebook Deity

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    Nice Strom! ADV rider here too!
     
  8. bestseany

    bestseany Notebook Enthusiast

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    I have an XPS M1330 from 2008 and a Latitude E4300 from 2009.

    Although they have both been upgraded to SSD, nothing has ever gone wrong with them. The batteries aren't too great now, although the E4300 still lasts 2 hours on it.

    After all the issues I've had trying to buy a new gaming laptop, the E4300 is my daily machine.
     
  9. kent1146

    kent1146 Notebook Prophet

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    What's interesting to me is that there are several reports that show about ~42% failure rate of business-grade enterprise laptops in the field, within the warranty period typically purchased by companies (usually 3 years).

    As of this post, the current poll shows a 50% failure rate.

    It's very interesting to me that the failure rate based studies (42%) and the self-reported failure rate in this poll (50%) are nearly identical.
     
  10. OverTallman

    OverTallman Notebook Consultant

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    Be reminded the poll in this thread includes consumer laptops.

    But then you never know, perhaps some chaps here are laptop sadists that not even Toughbooks can survive their abuse :D
     
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