This morning I read an article from Yahoo! Tech that stated laptop users can increase the lifespan of their computers by closing the cover of their laptops when they are not in use. Robin Raskin said it was her experience that “after two or three years, hard disk failure in laptops [are] pretty common.” It is hard to believe that we spend so much money to have laptops that will last only a few short years. It seems that manufactures intentionally build laptops to have a short lifespan so that consumers are constantly buying new, upgraded computers. I see this same trend in most tech items today (i.e. cell phones). I question what consumers can do to stop this trend from occurring.
Robin Raskin’s article: