Find out tips below to extend the lifespan of your laptop.
We cannot assure you the exact lifespan of a laptop but you can make it last longer depending on how good you take care of your device. But it is not only about taking care, it is also about its components and great materials that play an important role in the game.
Here, we are going to tell you according to our point of view, how long a laptop lasts, which features to look at on long lasting laptops and some pieces of advice to take care of your laptop.
How Long Does A Laptop Last On Average?
On average, the lifespan of a laptop depends on several factors. One of them is that it depends on how great care you have over your device, but if you don’t treat your laptop well it might lose its worth. Usually a laptop makes it up to around five years depending on its materials, and for what you are using the laptop. To mention some examples, to play games and do graphic design or to simply browse on websites?
However, you might also take into account the components of your laptop to ensure a longer lifespan. For instance, if you have a great graphic card, processor, wide RAM and storage, you would have more chances that your laptop lasts longer.
Features On Long Lasting Laptops
In order to know how long a laptop lasts, you need to make sure the following components are sized to ensure its lifespan.
Hard Drive: It’s better to get a hard drive with a big storage like 1TB for instance. 1TB gives you more freedom to store your videos, photos for a long period of time.
SSD: Solid State Drives are expensive but they keep the performance fast and smooth. SSD are faster than classic hard drives. Also, SSD are responsible for having a pleasant experience while running tasks. We recommend getting at least 500GB for a great experience.
Processor CPU: The 9th or 10th generation Intel Core i5 or i7 is super-fast. These processors will enable you to do your business tasks as well to play amazing titles on it.
RAM: We recommend getting 8GB RAM for Windows and MacOs systems and entry-level gaming. Also, you can get a 16GB RAM, which is ideal for professional work and demanding games. There is also a 32GB RAM for the more enthusiast and purpose-built workstations.
Tips On How To Maintain Your Laptop
Here is a list of things to consider in order to make your laptop last long. However, we recommend to check in depth these 6 tricks to ensure the lifespan of your laptop.
- Avoid putting your laptop in direct sunlight.
- Don’t smoke around your laptop.
- Unplug your laptop once it is fully charged.
- Keep your laptop clean, away from dirt and dust.
- Use a cooling pad to prevent overheating your laptop.
- Avoid eating and drinking next to your laptop.
- Use an antivirus software
- Upgrade your laptop where you can e.g: more RAM.
- Check the adapter cable periodically.
We recommend cleaning the screen, the keyboard and the body of the laptop every day but if cannot at least do a deep cleaning every 6 months. We recommend cleaning the body laptop with a soft cleaner like a mild dish detergent, a soft lint-free cloth, and a can compressing air. Just remember, before you clean your laptop, you need to unplug and turn off your device.
First, clean the lid and bottom panel with a lint-free cloth and a mix solution. This solution is a mix of a couple of drops of dish detergent like Dawn, and a couple of cups of warm water. Then, dip the cloth on the solution and wipe down the surfaces and rinse out with a clean cloth and water. Afterwards, use the can compression air to clean the keyboard.
Keep It Cool
The CPU and GPU are likely to heat up if you use it for long hours which can result in a failure on the system. Here it comes to the cooling pads to help. Having an extra fan on your laptop helps to reduce the heating and generates a balanced airflow. This allows your system to keep it cool to continue to work long sensations without burning out your device.
In order to take maintenance of your battery life follow the tips listed below:
- Maintain the battery regularly
- Perform Power Management
- Reduce running tasks
- Adjust your laptop display
- Optimize peripherals
Try to avoid the following:
- Leaving it on charger all night
- Don’t use your laptop while it is charging.
- Don’t let your battery drain out completely.
You can do small upgrades to increase the storage or internal memory of your laptop for instance. For this, you need to make sure your laptop allows you to do upgrades. Also, make sure to follow a maintenance guide for your particular system to see if that supports your plan. Upgrading is a great choice if you don’t want to spend a lot of money. However, if your device doesn’t support it, you need to consider getting a new laptop.