Now....I have been noticing that hings have been changing. My seven year old Compaq is currently back in use (fried hard drive) and so I brought this old dog out and updated my linux.
gave me these screens:
So a seven year old computer with dual pentiums, 2gb of RAM, running LinuxMint Quiana, a mail client (evolution) a big spreadsheet (LibreOffice) and five or six pages worth of Chromium is loafing along at around 50% memory use and maybe 25% CPU.
There is plenty of there there. Granted, the beastie has a SSD drive to speed things up, but it really cruises enough for any task. Around thirty seconds to fully boot from power-off. Not a crash or a hiccup all week.
What do you use your computer for? I think that you will find that for most purposes, you can make things last a lot longer than you think.
How much of your computer purchases are driven by the words "new" or "more powerful" instead of "fully functional.