Phi for All Posted June 30, 2014 Share Posted June 30, 2014 I am beginning to think that is true of desk tops but that's another topic deserving of a separate thread when I get time. Desktops have a much more open architecture for hardware. Once you get the panel off, most of the parts are pop-out/plug-in. If one piece needs to be replaced, you don't have to remove four other parts just to get to it. Of course, desktops are usually cheaper, so you run into the same problem of repair vs upgrade. If I had a two-year-old desktop and a repair was going to cost me 20% of what a new one might cost, I'd have to consider getting an upgrade. Try to buy mother board, gfx card, or cpu for any laptop... I would be delighted to get gfx card for mine broken laptop on free market. I have paid for it $2500 in 2007, and can't get gfx card that for normal PC would be $50. I would even pay up to $300 just to have it running. Laptop manufacturers force you to buy completely new one, if old one is broken. It is hard to find support for anything more than a few years old. But I think this is more a question of the technology leaping ahead every couple of years and leaving the old stuff in the dirt, rather than it being strictly a laptop size issue. I could be wrong, though, especially with high-end graphics cards and major components like the cpu. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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