How old is your computer?

How old is your computer?
I have been using my computer for more than 4 years and it is a custom made one. I never really had any issues with my computer and I will continue to use it as long as it is operating well. I know some people who change their computers quite often.

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wallet
Hi Pixie, that's true are people who change their PC once at three years. It is not my case, when I bought my PC, it was costly around 700 dollars, and this was happening seven years ago. I had only one problem in all these years, to change its source, in rest, all is working fine, so I have no reason to change my PC until will get broke for good!
Posted by wallet on 07-02-2017
Corzhens
Like your PC, ours is also an old one that we bought in 2009. Although the OS is still the old Windows XP, it is still working fine and giving us a good service. When we planned to buy a new computer last year, we decided on a laptop so that we can retain the desktop in our living room. Now we have 2 computers that we both use from time to time although the laptop is more for the portability and for running new programs that are not supporting Windows XP.
Posted by Corzhens on 11-03-2018
luispas
My computer has like 8 years with me and that's why it doesn't work very well, actually I'm using my brother's laptop, which has like 3 years with us. I want and need a new one and that's my goal, I'm saving money for that because I don't want to deal with these computers anymore, they're too slow and it's a little hard to do anything on them. I know that the computer market it's tough right now, all the prices are high, but I just need time to finally reach the required amount.
Posted by luispas on 07-02-2017
Makefort
Well it is actually a really good thing it is still working. I gave my old PC to my younger brother and it is aprox. the same age as yours, but the best thing about it is that it still works without any problems. Who would have thought. My new PC is about 7 or 8 months old if I'm not mistaken.
Posted by Makefort on 07-02-2017
Mehano
I am one of those people that don't change their computers unless it dies or becomes completely broken. I've had mixed luck with computers so far. I remember a few years back, every single branded computer that I bought had some issues. Whether it was the Windows or the hardware... I constantly had to get it repaired. The computer before this one lasted me a very good 7 years though - it still works but I couldn't really play any of the newer games on it so I switched up and bought a brand new.

The one I am currently on is only one year old. It works perfectly and I am really happy that I got it. It was on a discount so the price was very affordable for its specs.
Posted by Mehano on 07-02-2017
kgord
I am not sure of the exact age of my computer, but I think it is about 3 years old. It has been in the shop a couple of times, and needs a battery at this point, but it seems to be doing OK. I don't have a big problem with it. I wish it did have a battery though.
Posted by kgord on 07-02-2017
Neiltarquin
Mine ia about 8 years but ita about to retire soon. Its not as fast aa it ahould be anymote.
Posted by Neiltarquin on 07-02-2017
hermessantos
8 years is a good time for a computer. I really admire the people who manages to preserve their computers for years!
Posted by hermessantos on 07-03-2017
galegatling
Woah. 8 years! It has done a good job indeed. You really know how to take care of your things sir. Not all people who uses laptops or desktops can go beyond as what yours did. May I ask if you are using a laptop or a desktop computer? Cheers!
Posted by galegatling on 07-05-2017
galegatling
My computer is now 3 years old. Actually this was my husband's. But he built a new one last year so I am the one using this in our house. Although I also have an HP laptop and it's already 4 years old, 5 this coming August. :)
Posted by galegatling on 07-02-2017
Okaviator
My computer is around 4 years old as well. Gaming-wise it really isn't anything to write home about. However, for surfing the web it is still holding up quite well for being 4 years old.
Posted by Okaviator on 07-02-2017
simplym
My MacBook Pro is a 2012 model, but I didn't purchase it until 2013. So it has been around 3-4 years and it is still going strong! My iMac is about 2-3 years old. I don't plan on getting a new one until I experience problems which I do not hope I do anytime soon.
Posted by simplym on 07-02-2017
WildSpirit
My most current laptop is almost 3 years old now and thanks to God it never showed any defect and I really hope it stays that way for a long time because buying another laptop at the moment is out of my budget (at least for now).
Posted by WildSpirit on 07-02-2017
Sino989
My current HP laptop is only about a year old, it's not the most powerful laptop around but it definitely gets the job done and I am truly happy with it. I use it all the time and it hasn't given my any problems either.
Posted by Sino989 on 07-02-2017
XoxoDee
I recently just purchased my HP Folio off someone from an app. Unfortunately when I got home to start working on it I noticed the previous owner still had its admin logged in. I called HP and they couldn't do much because of hoe old the laptop was. The lapt6op isn't in bad condition and it does what it needs but it would be nice to be able to have the admin control. I believe the customer service rep at HP said this model was released in 2013.
Posted by XoxoDee on 07-02-2017
Corzhens
We bought our home desktop in 2009 so it is already due for replacement. It is running on Windows XP because the hardware is not capable of installing later versions of Windows. We tried upgrading the OS to Windows 7 but it wouldn't run properly. Some old programs wouldn't run. In the office, my computer is a laptop, an Elite HP. It is quite heavy but it's a pretty good computer.
Posted by Corzhens on 07-02-2017
reginafalange
Hi! Mine is three years old; it's a laptop, doesn't have much RAM, only 2 GB but so far has been enough for my daily work from home.
Posted by reginafalange on 07-02-2017
kaka135
The computer I am currently using is a desktop. I bought this more than 6 years ago, and I was planning to use it as a server for my freelance projects. The laptop I was using for work has broken down, so I started to use this desktop as my working computer. It's still working, though the performance is not very good, I am still fine with it.
Posted by kaka135 on 07-02-2017
rage35
I think my computer is 7 years old already. Even the operating system is too old as well. I still have that Windows XP on my computer and never had a plan to upgrade it this time. I haven't got any issues with it other than having such viruses which is easy to manage if you have an updated anti-virus software.
Posted by rage35 on 07-02-2017
morgoodie
My desktop is 5 years old and my laptop is 4 years old. Both still work fine however, my laptop does tend to run very hot even when I first start working on it. I am saving up to replace it with a newer one in the near future. I will probably let my kids use it after I get a new one. I cannot afford to change my computers very often and the only reason I purchased new ones when I did was because my house had been broken into and they took all my electronics. I guess it would be nice to have computers with all the latest technology and all but they are just too expensive.
Posted by morgoodie on 07-02-2017
explorerx7
My computer is more than 6 years old and it has now signaled to me that it's time to get a new one. I have had to replace a number of the important parts and it's just literally chugging along at the moment I am still getting a reasonable level of service from it but I know that very soon I will have to replace it with a new device.
Posted by explorerx7 on 07-02-2017
lilac123
I got my computer three years ago and it still works fine. I don't think I would replace a computer just because newer models are coming out, I only replace my computers if the old one actually doesn't work anymore. I think I replace my computers every five years or so, I'm not sure if that's very often or not but now I have a Mac and I hope it will last me a bit longer than that.
Posted by lilac123 on 07-02-2017
hermessantos
I've changed computers quite often in the past. Today, I've been with my current computer for about 3 years. I intend to continue with it for a long time still, because it has a good configuration. I think of buying another computer when it is no longer current or when it simply stops working. I hope the first option.
Posted by hermessantos on 07-02-2017
Jonathan Solomon
I've been using my computer for 4 years now. Like yourself, I also custom built mine from the ground up, so I am thoroughly happy with the performance even in today's production of PC's. My laptop is also 4 years old but shows signs of seriously slowing down. Unlike the PC, it was a generic brand bought with no custom added specifications. I bought the laptop as a Windows 8 Operating System. Since the OS upgrade to 10, it has considerably slowed down in hardware and system performance overall.

Up until now, I've also never really had computer issues as most of my PC and laptop experiences were pleasant without a hiccup.
Posted by Jonathan Solomon on 07-03-2017
peachpurple
Mine is a netbook, a laptop of a smaller version. It is 10 inch wide screen with 1.3Ghz processor speed and 2GB RAM. Slow old coach but running well for blogging. I had been using it for the past 8 years already . When I had it, it was a second hand laptop that my hubby bought. Back then, it was $200. Now there isn't any value for 2nd hand laptops.
Posted by peachpurple on 07-03-2017
EJ Burg
I got myself a new computer about a year ago as my previous computer wasn't up to standard to use the newest software and hardware, but the computer I had before this computer I used for about 5 years as I build it myself and kept upgrading its specs.
Posted by EJ Burg on 07-03-2017
joegirl
My current laptop (HP) is about a year old. Before that I had another HP which I used for about 3 years. I also have a home PC which is rarely used except for the odd research. Everyone in my home has either a tablet or laptop.

I am considering learning how to build my own system. They are specific requirements that I would like in a system.
Posted by joegirl on 07-03-2017
centurion
The first computer I have been used at 1992. After that I try every year to change the computer and now I have been using my 6th Laptop for the last 3 months. I want to use this laptop up to minimum 9 months and I shall change it again after 9 months.

Thanks Centurion
Posted by centurion on 07-03-2017
Denis_P
I currently have an Asus ROG laptop, and as of August it will be three years since I've started using it. I have never been one to toss a piece of technology aside just because a new model has come out. At most I would replace the parts for my desktop when they became really outdated, rather than going for a new rig entirely. However, I am noticing that my laptop is becoming slower in terms of handling the latest video games and software. Unfortunately laptops are a bit harder to upgrade than desktops, so I fear that soon I'll either have to get a new computer or just face the fact that the hardware isn't top of its class anymore.
Posted by Denis_P on 07-03-2017
arachnophobik
I've been using my laptop for 2 years I think. It's still pretty decent, if I hadn't accidentally dropped it before then I wouldn't have the crack on the right side, but performance-wise it's all good. It gets Nvidia updates from time to time and it makes playing modern games here better. I've just updated my GPU driver last weekend and now my fps when playing Metal Gear Solid V is around 40 - 45 as compared to my previous 30-35 fps.
Posted by arachnophobik on 07-03-2017
iamawriter
I have a desktop and I have been replacing the peripherals as and when they go out of order. Finally I bought a new set a few years ago and there again I had to change the keyboard, hard disk and mouse a couple of times. The computer is around 9 years. I like it very much. I got the printer along with it for which I did not have to pay.
Posted by iamawriter on 07-03-2017
Clara1993
My current laptop is 1 year and 3 months old now, I'm not one of those people who change their computers like they do with their clothes lol, i take a computer like a dearest baby and I get hard times replacing it, this one replaced the one I lost which was 8 years old and oh my God it took me long time to get over that tragedy.
Posted by Clara1993 on 07-03-2017
kataomoi
The laptop I'm using now is 3, almost 4, years old. I take good care of my computers so they don't get worn out quickly. My previous desktop lasted me over 8 years before it finally died. I'm probably going to keep this laptop for another year or two before looking to switch to a faster computer.
Posted by kataomoi on 07-03-2017
Joteque
My laptop is about 3 years old now but it's still quite functional for the most part. It's gotten a bit slow but that's my fault as I have yet to clean up the hard drive storage. There are little things that can be done to keep that old processor going. The internal battery(the one that keeps computer time and shows you those black and white words detailing computer memory details on startup) has a lifespan of about 3 - 4 years. Once that goes, the computer tends to behave erratic as that battery allows the computer to keep time and maintain basic system settings. This battery should be changed before that lifespan. Symptoms would be that the computer keeps resetting to some ancient time like before the year 2000 or even the 80's. Also when you try to browse the net, you get a warning message and constant rejection. Once the internal battery is changed, those issues will disappear. The good news is the internal battery cost less than 5$ and it allows your old faithful to continue without those digital aging pains!
Posted by Joteque on 07-03-2017
AlexHarris
My oldest laptop is somewhere in the neighborhood of about 9 years old. We've had it for so long we call it Grandpa Tom no lie. It was a Toshiba laptop that my dad received through some point system at his workplace we brought it with us when we left the U.S and it's worked ever since. It has literally outlived every other piece of technology we have to date and it has a sentimental value after all this time so I just can't bring myself to throw the darn thing away.
Posted by AlexHarris on 07-03-2017
BeardedMamba
My PC is 8 years and it's still working fine. It's a regular PC setup, no upgrades except for a video card. My laptop is 7 years old, and is still in good shape. I don't think I'm going to change anytime soon.
Posted by BeardedMamba on 07-03-2017
Lizzyib
I am currently using a laptop that's I've had for about 3 years now. Before this I always had PC's and would replace those about every 3 -4 years. I don't see replacing this laptop in the foreseeable future. It's still quite efficient and I don't need an upgrade right now.
Posted by Lizzyib on 07-03-2017
pioneerauthor
My computer is now about six years old. Since I bought it, I discovered that it has never disturbed me except when the RAM developed a fault. After fixing that fault, it never repeated the same again. It's an HP computer product and has given me a wonderful browsing experience because of its components.
Posted by pioneerauthor on 07-04-2017
amitkokiladitya
My PC is really old approximately more than 10 years old. I rarely use it now and it is mainly used for storage of old files.

My laptop is just 6 months old and is the one that is mostly used by me. I bought a new Android phone just a week ago. These both are my most precious assets and I'm a bit over possessive about them.
Posted by amitkokiladitya on 07-04-2017
Shortie
The computer I am on right now is 2 years and 8 months old this month (July). As much as I have had a few off problems with it either overheating and switching off or slowing down, it still runs perfectly fine. I have recently purchased a cooling pad that I sit my laptop on now that helps to prevent my laptop from overheating and I have Kaspersky on my laptop now to help prolong the life of the laptop. Fingers crossed it will run for a few more years yet!
Posted by Shortie on 07-04-2017
overcast
I had one desktop which survived upto 8 years. And that's how I managed to keep up with most of the internet and the study and also homework. I think after that I have mostly purchased the laptop. And so far the laptop is going good as well. I think these days requirement of the computers are meant to go so fast for some of the gaming and also some development works. It's hard to keep up with the computers changing configuration.
Posted by overcast on 07-04-2017
BatmanWayne
Well, my computer have like 3 years but it have like 1 year with me, because my grandparent gave it to me as a gift and I love it, it have an i3 processor, 4 gb of ram and 120 gb in the hard drive, it is a great great computer and I love it, I would like to buy a new one and have a lot more specifications, but it will be in a good time.
Posted by BatmanWayne on 07-04-2017
TheArticulate
My computer is about 6 years old, but I've replaced and upgraded parts as needed, so I don't necessarily have an approximate age on the machine. That's the nice thing about PC's. As they become outdated, you can simply upgrade them and get them back up to standards, albeit sometimes for a hefty price depending on what you put into it.
Posted by TheArticulate on 07-05-2017
StolenKid
I bought my laptop on 2013, but I think it's ager is from 2012, it has like 5 years but it still works just as fine as the first time I used it, it's a Sony Vaio.
Posted by StolenKid on 07-07-2017
olaryeankarh
I have never used a PC for more than 2 years. I love upgrades and when it's two years, there's probably a new development that tickles my fancy already. Of course, I take care of my devices so much that they can still trump any task thrown to them in great condition. However, I just can't stand feeling left behind. Two years is enough for me to snarf some fancy new technology.
Posted by olaryeankarh on 07-09-2017
Sue
I have a fairly new computer because I just recently had to buy one when my last one died. The one I had before this one was probably five years old. It was a good computer. The one I have now is much faster and has more memory. The majority of the time of use my tablet though. It is a year old. I just find that it is much more convenient for me.
Posted by Sue on 07-10-2017
Gina145
My computer is three or four years old. I had it made to suit my specifications because I needed something powerful enough to cope with editing lots of photos, but it's starting to feel a bit sluggish and I fear that I may need to replace it fairly soon. I hope I can keep it for a few years more though because I dread the idea of having to move all my data to a new machine.
Posted by Gina145 on 07-11-2017
galegatling
Heya. What is your computer's specs if you don't mind me asking? Also do you do video editing on that unit? Cheers. :)
Posted by galegatling on 07-13-2017
Moaz
Actually, my Laptop is 7 years old, that is very old I know right, but it is still working, also I am about to get a new one.
Posted by Moaz on 07-21-2017
Pixie
You are lucky that you have had this laptop for 7 years. My last laptop lasted only 4 years and I had to get another one. I would like to know about the brand of your laptop.
Posted by Pixie on 08-02-2017
giovanniiiii
I have a laptop that is 5 years old although I have stopped using it for 2 years because it had problems. The desktop computer I am using right now was bought around 2015 on my birthday as a gift by my father. It was my childhood dream to own a computer capable of playing video games that require high specifications. My brother and sister are sharing on the laptop so we could play games together somehow.
Posted by giovanniiiii on 08-03-2017
joey98
I don't know the computers real age, cause I always buy it second hand, or assemble it form different units, it has about ten years, and it's more then enough for surfing the internet, and web developing, now that I've begun to record music, I'll have to bust my bank account.
Posted by joey98 on 08-21-2017
felabruno
My laptop is two years old I don't consider it old yet. It works very well. I had the previous one for 4 years and then it broke but after four years is not that uncommon. I think the longevity of your computer depends on many things, I rarely take my laptop out and the temperature in my room isn't too high or too low but some people need to work with their laptops in many places so they can get damaged during the transport etc.
Posted by felabruno on 09-01-2017
lovely
I have been making do with my husband Lappy because I was yet to buy mine. just bought mine early June, so it about 6 months now and it quite valuable and rewarding. I hope. it lasts longer for me.
Posted by lovely on 12-11-2017
kaka135
The current computer I am using is just one month old, as my more than 7 year old computer was retired finally. It has been trying to survive for quite a while, and finally it can't serve me , and there was a time I couldn't boot it up anymore. Hence, I just went and bought this computer, which is a custom made one. I was thinking between buying a laptop or desktop, and finally I decided just to get a desktop as I don't need it to be portable. Hope it will work with me for a long time.
Posted by kaka135 on 01-23-2018
babyright
My computer that i am using , i have been using it since 2011 and it is window vista edition , the computer is good but when i earn good money from my online work i will like to get windows 6 or 8 edition.
Posted by babyright on 02-22-2018
jaymish
If your computer is working fine I also don't see any use changing it. I think people put too much emphasis on prestige. I think that people should use things until it is no longer practical to use them. For example you can always upgrade your computer if you want more modern software. If you keep throwing it out every time a new model comes out we will have a lot of waste globally. Companies don't care because its profits for them, but they should find a way of disposing old models. Right now we don't have a problem because we take them to third world Countries, at some point they will catch up then what.
Posted by jaymish on 10-01-2018
mark86
I am not using desktop computer for long time. I am using laptop for about 5 years now and I still like it because it is very handy and easy to use. Desktop and laptop has almost the same quality of services but it also depends on what kind of brands you have. As long as my laptop is working properly, I will still using it.
Posted by mark86 on 10-22-2018
jayjaydimson
I think my computer is 3 years old right now, and I'm still using it because still functional and it can do the job done.
Posted by jayjaydimson on 11-10-2018
Focusedwriter10
My PC is now 4 years old. Although I later bought a laptop that I am currently using, I do use my PC. I am not ready to give away or sell the PC because it acts as a reminder of how far I have come from. I bought it when I was starting writing, and I was very broke.
Posted by Focusedwriter10 on 11-15-2018
Wubwub
The laptop I'm using is about over a year old, and I bought the model at about 6 months in its lifespan or product run so I think I'm relatively still safe for a few more years in using this laptop. I do have many of my old computers and laptops at home though and I'm still looking for a way to use them. Mostly, I just want to be able to pull the files from my drives in each of them because I'd love to be able to see the files I was saving and making during that time.
Posted by Wubwub on 11-15-2018
nekonieden
I think my personal computer is almost 4 years I think. It was fixed by my brother last last month as my graphics card is already old so I intend to buy a new graphics card that would make my computer more fast and smooth to use.
Posted by nekonieden on 12-08-2018
YoloBoy
My computer is already 1 year old. Just got it last year because my old one got damaged due to being highly discharged and overused during its time. Thank you for asking.
Posted by YoloBoy on 12-08-2018
Kakashi2020
My youngest or rather newest computer is 6 years ols, I assembled it in late 2012. I still do have my older PC's intact, a Pentium 2 and a Pentium 4 from the 90's and early 2000's.
Posted by Kakashi2020 on 12-15-2018
amelia88
I don’t really use a desktop anymore. My husband has a Mac that’s probably almost 10 years old but it never gets used. We use our laptops, both of which are only a couple of years old.
Posted by amelia88 on 12-15-2018