The battery alone won't make it and we have to factor in user care along the way. I see so many clogged heatsinks that I changed my advice to every 1st of the month for canned air to the vents.
That said my son got 5 years from his last Asus ROG. And it's still working. but we did upgrade the RAM and replace the HDD with a SSD so would you say it didn't get to 5 years?
I say it did. We took care of it, never used it as a "student" and didn't transport it daily like students do. It got canned air on the vents on schedule, was on a hard flat surface and power from the mains for 99% of its use.
I'm from France and I would like to buy a new laptop with a french AZERTY keyboard in order to be able to work at home also. Here, prices are higher than in the states, so my budget is about 2100 euros.
I wish to buy a 13-14 inch laptop with a lot of everything. I wish to be able to work easely on Office, be able to create a heavy website, run multiple softwares and be able to play games such as FIFA 16 or Tycoon World. I want everything to be fast.
I've researched and researched and I've found 2 models:
MSI GS40 6QE Phantom with 16GB of RAM and I7 processor
Alienware 13 r2 also with 16GB of RAM and I7 processor.
I want a fully operational laptop for at least 5 years.
What should I choose?
Thank you for your help.