In the market for a new laptop? A lot may have changed since your last laptop purchase. Your typical mid priced laptop ($500 – $1000) will typically last you around 5 years. This is considering wear, tear, and the lifespan of your typical hard drive with moving parts. Some laptops can last way longer depending on the technology inside. Keep in mind that technology is changing all of the time so what you saw on sale last week might be a worst bang for your buck compared to what’s on sale this week. If you are in the market for a new computer check out this buying guide.