I get 3 years out of my laptops. My current Sony is no exception. It is still plenty fast, T7250/4GB Ram/500GB HD BUT -Motherboard issue (I guess) at times, it will not start up, I have to actually physically remove the HD, and put it back in, then it starts fine -Battery is smoked, so i leave it plugged in, and the power plug on the side is loose and worn, and I constantly lose connection to the power cord. So, I am looking at new ones. Anybody have, or know about the new Dell XPS Studio 16?? I have had great luck with Dell and Sony. Thought I might go back to a Dell. I don't want to hear anything about Apples. Ya hear me, Tobias?