Low-level tech is generally used for applications that won't increase in hardware requirements anytime soon like browsing and office applications. I can still use an old Android tablet that I bought many moons ago for about $120CAD for things like that. Hell, I used the same Llano A8-3500M-based craptop for 8 years and would have continued with it if not for the fact that the power button broke
Funnily enough, after buying a new craptop, I found a new lower skin (that surrounds the keyboard) with a power button included for my old Aspire on eBay for $15. Just for kicks, I bought it, put it on and the craptop works again. Too funny!