Like desktops, the obsolescence factor of notebooks are more skewed and less consistent. While in the past years, one could say that a notebook can run its useful lifetime in three years, that no longer holds truth since Intel has forked their technology toward portable computing. For conservatives, the regular recycling of hardware can still be enforced; hardware is changed every three to four years for environmental concerns but not due to performance deficits.
I can vouch that even the mid-tier notebooks of 2010 are still viable and relevant today. They are capable of running the latest games, despite a drop in quality settings to run smoothly on native resolutions. And yes, we are referring to Nehalem (Clarksfield / Arrandale) generation notebooks.
1. Magkano resale price ng sager laptop P60 to 80t orig price (i5/i7 gtx970m) after 3 years pag di nya na kaya new games?
Pricing is subjective and it all depends on how you view your notebook's value to you
. Therefore, it shouldn't be surprising that if a notebook has great sentimental value to you, it would carry a premium
to its price tag -- a reasonable cost that you consider as the price of letting go
. Of course, if this premium is too high, your notebook will never be sold and thus, it can be deduced that you never intended to let go.
However, as a general rule of thumb (thus, being a general guideline only), the base value of your notebook at the very moment it has lapsed its warranty (usually 1 year) can be considered no more than half its marked price. This base value includes all added value
inserts, upgrades, and / or embellishments to the notebook at their marked prices, but no firm ruling is in place for replacements.
Thus, if you bought a notebook for 80 grand, it could be considered worth 40 grand at the moment its warranty has expired. But if you replaced its battery for 2.5 grand, upgraded its hard drive for 4 grand, and managed to upgrade the memory for 3 grand, then you can consider its worth at 43.5 grand with compensations for the replacement agreed between you and the buyer.
Madali bang iben?
This concept is also subjective. By lowering the price, one can increase the chance that the notebook sells almost instantly.
But notebooks also have to compete in aspects beyond machine specifications. Two notebooks can be shelved for sale at exactly the same technical specifications and at the same price, but one gets sold first because its aesthetics are more appealing to the general crowd. It could be that a notebook has more vintage value due to its history or because it is the only one of its kind. Such notebooks are destined to sell first and foremost among the various SKUs that have been shipped over the years simply because they were designed with something unique and this catches the eye (and pockets) of casual shoppers and collectors.
If you're truly concerned about resale value, then be prepared to break your mould and stop searching for a prospective notebook that appeals to you and start searching for a notebook that appeals to everyone. You have to remember that most notebooks owners -- first timers or veterans -- purchase a notebook as a recourse of necessity, a tool for their more mobile or fast-paced lifestyle, or simply to own one for as long as possible. Resale is just an after-thought. Handing down notebooks or pawning them off is a reality.
2. Magkano at aling laptop napapalitan cpu and or gpu? Maganda ba ito or sell n lng old laptop after 3 years then bile bago?
Barebones and systems based on barebone models can have their CPUs and GPUs upgraded. The added customizability adds to their market value and their after-market hardware stamina. Due to Intel's technology uptick and its divide from nVIDIA's own technology uptick, you're most likely to find barebones that are more upgradable in the GPU spec than in the CPU spec.
Additionally, because Intel has begun forcing the BGA kit-spec for all of the modern notebooks, only the barebone notebooks have the potential to outdo future generations (e.g., a barebone with the appropriate chipset can upgrade to Extreme Edition CPUs, thus outperforming even the best fielded Core i7 HQ-spec CPUs out today -- with few exceptions).
And as you can see, there is appeal in delaying the obsolescence factor of your notebook another three years because you've just upgraded to the top of your notebook's class. This also improves its vintage factor (maximum technical specifications possible) and its resale value (being the only notebook of its kind).
Barebones that take performance and upgradability to the extreme are often found from Clevo. This Taiwanese ODM has had years of experience in the field and has only ever been contested by MSI, a neighboring Taiwanese OEM. The P751 / P771 are two such examples of how far they can go with features and upgradability on notebooks.