Are laptops disposable?

laptop in wastepaper basketLast week I wrote about a tough decision my client faced between spending money repairing a dying laptop and buying a brand new laptop. I included a voting poll and asked you to vote on which decision you would have made.

Although only 22 people voted, I think a clear majority emerged. 64% of respondents said they would buy a new laptop. This didn’t entirely surprise me because it is the same decision my client made.

So it seems that laptops have become disposable. Of course there are exceptions but it is clear that people are willing to use their laptop up until the point that something major goes wrong with it and then simply replace it with a new one.

If you didn’t get a chance to read some of the comments on the original blog post I encourage you to do so. There is some great feedback out there. And it’s not too late to cast your vote or add your own feedback as well.