Originally Posted by HILife
100% not true. Laptops can have a long life as long as you get the max memory when you first buy it. If you are graphic designer, software developer, video editor, hacker, or are in some kind of role that requires some serious "firepower," then I'd say you're right. For most everyone else, laptops will last a long time.
+1. I am running Windows 8 on a 2006 Dell Vostro. It is a dual core with 4GB of RAM.
Only upgrade I made since purchase was a solid state drive.
Worst thing about the machine is it is freakin heavy. Runs office, basic image editing, web browsing, etc.. no issue.