Unless we look at the Panasonic Toughbooks but 2 years is not unheard of between repairs.
Let's talk about the 300 cycle battery. That's going to need a replacement every few years so as it stands today, these are designed to meet the price and not about 5 year design life spans.
There are a thousand thousand dollar laptops today. None have a 4 year warranty. Is it a sign?
After my fourth +600$ trip to the mac store I'm done with Apple. But it's been so long since I got a PC I don't know what I'm doing. First I want a solid Laptop (1000-1400) range that I can do all the basics and play lol and hearthstone on the side. I need to be able to move it between cities but I have a tablet for class so I don't care about weight or sound. I also want it to last, I don't care if I have to repair or update it every couple of years as long as it's not too expensive and easy. All in all I think alienware is my best bet. I know you can get or build better ones for less but I just don't know enough.
Also going back too a PC what do I need to know? I've been pretty carefree with torrents and general viruses. Anything I should be know?