I. Product Lifespan
II. My life consisted of many technologies thanks to my dad who was always a tech fanatic. My first computer was a old HP computer too far back to remember the date or model. My experience with laptops begin at the age of 10, 12 years ago.
Sony Vaio, 12 years ago, that model. I cant recall the model.
Remember the macbooks that looked like a bubble? I had that one too.
and finally a Toshiba Satellite. The last laptop I had.
But, of course I had desktops in between each period, and never really having and utilizing both a laptop or a desktop at the same time.
The general history of my cellphones goes like this:
A generic cellphone, a model and a company that does not exist anymore. I was in high school, wasn't too thrilled.
Next upgrade was a old school blackberry, the ones that first came out.
Then a chocolate LG, and life was not good.
After that I went to that same old school blackberry.
A Samsung Jukebox soon after.
A used Motorola phone, the cheap free ones I thought but still cost a lot of money but was only free because of the yearly upgrade.
Another free phone again, but this time it was new, another Motorola.
Lost that, so I got a Blackberry Curve i8800 which I currently have now.
Game systems I have possessed in the past:
III. The product lifespan is an estimate which I never fully accepted or have encountered frequently. My history with laptops is not the same experience I have shared with other people. I don't have problems with overheating, and if it does overheat usually it is not a problem. In fact, I encountered more problems with desktops overheating rather than laptops. Battery concerns was never an issue. Laptops although is great for mobility I never used it in transit, and where I moved my laptop there was always an outlet ready. Battery life being too small was never a great concern and never noted because of the constant proximity to a power source. The greatest concern for my Laptops is the durability of the infrastructure that supports the system. All my laptops have failed me in one way. The joints that connect the screen the body has always been tight and soon after broken. The Sony Vaio, my sister and I had the same one, both broke in this way. It was still usable but, it was necessary to support the screen against a wall. The next laptop the Macbook was overall negligible in this analysis of my personal experience with laptops, Macs back in the day sucked so I barely used it all. Actually during this time cable internet came into place so the only technology available for it in the house was the a Compaq Presario desktop. For a while I stuck with desktops until the college years came rolling in. My last laptop was a Toshiba Satellite, the same screen joint body problem arose again. I was not surprised. It usually noticeable after a year where the hinges become tighter and then soon after break. In comparison to many other friends and family they usually don't encounter this problem which is one reason why I stay away from laptops.
Cellphones is completely preference of nature for me. I do not like expensive cellphones. One reason I look in for a cellphone is its functionality. Usually expensive cellphones are slower and often crash. If it calls and receives that's all I need. Not to mention that I tend to lose my cellphones quickly. Also, newer technology that gets pushed into the market tends to be unreliable for a extended period of time in response to the Chocolate from LG. The phone worked well for a couple months then the touch screen buttons failed to respond to my fingers and actually were constantly activated when moved around. The more simple the product the better it functions. I also found it more durable and longer lasting especially in relation to battery power. The less energy it uses the less times you have to charge it which in return lengthens the battery life of a phone. However, for me usually I lose the phone before this occurs which is also the number one reason why I like cheap phones. Plus they do what they are meant to do. This is a technology where, for me, it is not meant to converge with other communications technology.
The console systems I have owned in the past have been overall durable. The XBOX360, however, is a notable defect in the long history of consoles in general. The failure rate of this product was noted to be nearly in the 40 percent range and up to 50 percent in smaller surveys. Overall in the history of consoles, this was a first and hopefully the last. In determining the product longevity consoles, it is supposed to survive the next generation and longer. These products are not meant to be replaced often because of the frequency of updates in comparison to laptops and cellphones, where new models come out yearly. Consoles get their next upgrade usually years after, and even system upgrades are not on a annual basis. Thus, consoles tend to have a longer life span also in comparison to computers which must be replaced and kept up to date usually after three years.