Laptop use patterns research on product lifetime and obsolescence aspects
The aim of this study is to acquire information on the user behavior of laptop (including notebooks, laptops, subnotebooks, netbooks, or ultrabooks) users. A questionnaire-based survey was carried out at a University in Southwestern Germany in 2015, and duplicated in 2018. Results show amongst others that on average no defect occurs immediately after the manufacturers’ warranty period. About 80% of all devices worked flawlessly throughout their use phase. Life time expectation for the devices clearly exceeded 5 years, but the actual use phase duration was found to be only about 80% of this time span. Almost 2/3 of all predecessor notebooks were stored after the end of their useful life, and only 11% disposed of.
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Published in: PLATE – Product lifetimes and the environment : 3rd PLATE Conference, September 18–20, 2019 Berlin, Germany, Universitätsverlag der TU Berlin
Published by ISBN 978-3-7983-3125-9