I've been reading an operating manual for a "used" model laptop (Omnibook
500, by HP), and wondering how long PHYSICALLY can a laptop last? I don't
mean battery life, but the hardware itself. I've checked google, but it
seems alot of articles consider operational life on the basis of whether or
not it's hardware can handle an OS upgrade to whatever is available this
I'm wondering, if I am comfortable with the OS it was designed to support,
and am happy with the hardware specs, how long can i realistically expect
the device to continue functioning?