Although this laptop is brand new, the desktop is now 8 and showing signs of failing. It took 9 full DVDs to do a system back up the other night just in case it fails totally before I can replace it. The thing is, why is it that the computer companies don’t make a system that not only last more than a few years but can be easily upgraded? The reason of course is greed. They know that by doing it this way we as the consumer will have to spend more and more money. Hey, lets face it, someone has to pay for all they’re vacation house’s, cars, trophy wives etc.