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Notebooks do break. Links, comment.

by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 28, 2006 7:16 AM PDT
http://news.google.com/nwshp?tab=wn&ned=us&ncl=http://www.pcworld.com/news/article/0,aid,126253,00.asp&hl=en

Some may not like my stance against no name laptops with
hard to find, nonexistent service centers, or lack of
spare parts. HP, IBM (can't write about the new owner),
Motorola (not a laptop maker but I know about their service)
Dell and others have plans to keep parts around for the
lifespan of the laptop. While some may find it short at
3 years, that's the last number I found for such company
plans for spare parts.

Given the high failure rate of about 1 in 4 notebooks over
the average lifespan, it pays to either go with the names.
Or consider tossing it out after a few years when it fails.

Bob
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