About what? "Gaming laptops" and shorter lifespans. I see this to have the 9800 chipset and it should have run hot. This translates directly to reduced lifespans but folk even when warned still are upset when the product fails out of warranty.
My estimate is about half life of the normal laptop. Yours is a bit early but could be due to other issues. I find most laptop owners unaware of the yearly cleaning and in the case of gaming laptops, 2 to 4 times a year to avoid heat disasters.
Alright. I bought an ASUS g50vt-X1 in march of last year. About 3 weeks ago, randomly it shut off on me while I was sitting at a desk writing a paper for class. It wouldn't boot, I couldn't get to even the BIOS screen, just black screen with all the LED's on.
Of course, this is a whopping 6 months after the warranty expired, so now I'm feeling mighty pissed that my 1000 dollar laptop could be toast. So, I send it out to get repaired at a local certified repair shop, and lo and behold: Dead RAM slot (only 1 died, other works if I take out the dead one, so my "gaming rig" is not a "word processing rig").
Imagine that. A RAM slot died. I have 10 year old computers I've beaten to all hell and nothing failed. A gaming laptop that I took care of like it was glass? Dead RAM slot.
ASUS uses CHEAP parts, refuses to support their products, and screws those living in the US by dropping their warranty to a year in the US (while it's 2-3 anywhere else). It is UNACCEPTABLE. I will never purchase another product from ASUS, and I urge you all to beware when you're buying your own laptop or computer part, as ASUS is not a quality company, and you will likely regret your purchase.
You've been warned. Don't fall into the same trap I did and sink tons of money into a piece of crap.