Consider a scenario where a laptop is five years old and has the following issues:
- Running slow and needs an upgrade.
- Software glitches.
- Worn keyboard and trackpad.
- Diminished battery capacity.
Now let's assume that the owner of that computer is a typical user who doesn't have the skills to fix any of those things themselves. What is the economic viability of them paying the service agent to fix all of those things, versus just buying a new machine with a fresh warranty?
Yup, goes to the point I was making about over capitilizing a machine and the risk that upgrading those parts, leaves the risk (unrelated) of other hardware failure which may not be economical to fix.