I still used my old laptop from 2011 (intel atom n570, 2 gb ram, 320 gb hdd, intel gma 3150 graphics, etc) for quite some time until like 4 months ago when I left it on top of my brother’s xbox one (the laptop wouldn’t charge or turn on)So that google isnt stuck supporting 10 bajillion devices like MS does. All that backwards compatibility costs $$$ and bloats the OS, and as Windows 10 has shown, once it adds up and something goes wrong it can take forever to fix.
After 5 years, batteries are starting to get worn out anyway, and considering how cheap chromeOS laptops are compared to even cheap windows laptops, the hardware difference after 5 years is usually worth the upgrade anyway.
Besides, its not like they completely stop working anyway. You can usually get another 2 years after the last update before things stop working. How many people do you know still using 8+ year old laptops.
It still ran windows 10 just fine (w/updates) and could run it even better with some tweaks, so it would be a great affordable school laptop
Sadly it died so I couldn’t sell it for 100$