Those 10 tabs in Chrome could be heavy. There is no standard here as to what those 10 tabs could be doing. You might know about addons to shutdown tabs from eating memory or CPU or you might not. But given the rather open ended nature of Chrome memory and CPU use, the answer has to be nope.
As to 4 to 5 years even the battery can't be assured to get that far so that's another nope.
No laptop I know of today will reach that many years without some repair or part replacement. If you want to curb your Chrome then why not this laptop after you return to the reality of battery lifespan.
I'm considering purchasing the Surface Book 2 (13.5", i7, 8GB RAM, 256GB) using a personal grant I was awarded (I'm a grad student). I'm trying to keep the cost at or below $2,000 before accessories, tax, and warranty.
Are those specs, after considering the dGPU, enough for Photoshop, Lightroom, and Illustrator? The work done with these programs are not SUPER intensive, mostly doing graphic work for science education and communicating my thesis, creating posters for presentation, etc.
I would also want to multi-task while doing this, having 1 or 2 word documents open, having an Excel sheet open, and maybe 10 or less tabs in Chrome.
So, what do you think? Also, as an aside, how long do you think this laptop would last me for the above tasks? I'm searching for a laptop that will last 4 to 5 years.
Thanks for any help!