Everytime I reboot my computer, I get a warning message that my laptop battery is failing.
I used to upgrade computers about every five years.
My 2003 Dell Inspiron is the first laptop I've owned that's outlasted the battery! I don't anticipate upgrading any of the computers in the household for another two to three years.
The company Premium Laptop Batteries of Cheyenne manufactures replacement batteries and adapters for top brands of computers. I looked up my computer model (e1505) and the replacement battery (with free shipping) was just $60.
I suspect that it is now common for laptop batteries to fail before the computer becomes obsolete. This is one of the few tech companies that will do well in our unending recession.