OT: Dell Laptop For Sale

Tod Hansmann tod at todandlorna.com
Fri Apr 30 09:41:36 MDT 2010


On 4/30/2010 7:07 AM, Josh Coates wrote:
> On Tue, Apr 27, 2010 at 2:41 PM, William Attwood<wattwood at gmail.com>  wrote:
>
>> Honestly, with the Mean Time to Failure (MTF) of these devices, if you
>> purchase it and expect everything to work fine for years, you're dreaming.
>> Based on the age of the device, the MTF is coming up or passed on multiple
>> items.  It's a used laptop, it's cheap, and can be used and fixed as
>>
> needed.
>
> not to be pedantic or anything, but it's MTTF, not MTF.
>
> -josh
>
>
In some circles, it's Mean Time Between Failure (MTBF).

The laptop is probably going to last another couple years, all said and 
done, video card problems or not.  If it didn't break in the first year, 
it's just not going to under normal stresses.  If anyone wanted this 
laptop for gaming, they probably need a learning experience in the 
consequences of stressing hardware anyway.

-Tod Hansmann


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