My wife and I bought a Mac laptop in 2009. Last few years it’s gotten slower until the point where there’s a second or more delay in keystrokes from the pad to the screen, won’t load emails etc… I’ve tried all sorts of tips/fixes off the internet and it still won’t fix it.
I thought about going with another Mac, but wondering if a non Mac is worth it. Laptop before the Mac we had was a dell and it crashed after three years. My wife lost all of her school work when she was getting her masters. The Mac hasn’t ever done that. All I’m really these days is emails, excel, and searching the internet.
Are there any brands/models I could get by fine with for less money than a Mac ? What’s the lifespan I should expect out of these laptops ? People have told me that laptops have a 3-4 year lifespan and I was lucky to get what I did out of my Mac.