I will shortly need a new laptop. Been very happy with this one since 2015, and would be happy to continue for another year or two - but the battery is basically not charging anymore (can't replace the battery ), I'm experiencing one two many performance issues (upgrading is more expensive than purchasing new ) and I'm finally running out of space optimisation (again, SSD extremely hard to upgrade ).
It's depressing that 6 years is considered a long life time for a laptop .
But the really annoying and frustrating reality is that our amazingly powerful economy makes it depressingly difficult for me to buy what I want.
I want a high quality, modular and easy to repair and upgrade laptop - with the mix of power, lightness and battery life that fits with my lifestyle. I would willingly pay for the pleasure. I do not need the bleeding edge chips, form factor or gimmicky marketing video. I will actually pay more to bypass that nonsense and focus on what I really need. I really, really want the energy and materials in my laptop to not add to climate change or ruining the environment that I love to spend time in. And I especially want to be confident that my money is not funding things like conflict and child slavery .
Maybe the Framework laptop  will one day be the answer I am looking for.
In the meantime I am stuck with compromising either on the limited market for 'refurbished' laptops, or buying new and convincing myself that another six years justifies it.
People in my life describing shopping as a pleasurable experience. I find it difficult to describe how depressing it is for me.