yhancik Posted February 18 Share Posted February 18 When I bought a new laptop 5 years ago, I picked a Clevo partly because I believed the ease to repair the machine would ensure I would keep it for a long time. For the same reason I picked a reasonably powered machine in a full metal body. It proved me right as I indeed could replace the eDP cable & wifi antennas when they wore off. But then the motherboard (I assume) just died last week, a few weeks after turning 5 years old. Except if a miracle happens, I will have to find a replacement. Five years is much shorter than what I had in mind for this laptop – I more or less expected to keep it around 8 years, taking in account that I don't even use the machine daily (my main computer is my desktop). Not so long ago, I went back to Obsidian's website, and found out they left the business, mentioning among other things "a general lack of quality and support from laptop manufacturers, with poor hardware choices". I didn't really follow, so I don't know what happened there, but has there been a drop of quality lately? Right now, I can't help but wonder if 5 years is actually a normal lifespan I should have expected from a Clevo, or if my late P950HP was an outlier? Is Clevo still a brand that is reliable for a durable machine today? Is there something more reliably durable? (I hope it's ok that I posted two different but related threads in a row, but I thought they are two different discussions indeed) Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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