Chromebooks don’t have a reputation for lasting forever—it’s well-known that they have an expiration date, one that sometimes trips up parents and schools alike and creates tons of e-waste. Now, Google is taking steps to ensure the deadline is at least a little further out in the future. The company recently announced that all new Chromebooks, along with any machine released from 2021 on, will have 10 years of automatic updates from the date of manufacture, up from eight years previously. Older machines dating back to 2019 will also be able to get the benefits of extended support time as well. You can read more about this story here:
Acer & ASUS have a history of allowing repairs on their devices that allowed the life extension upto 10 yrs in the Indian market, given the fact that the manufacturers allowed specific component SW updates including patch / driver updates directly from respective OEM’s
Their authorized service centers directly run or franchise model had the ability to perform repairs for refurbishment / reuse, however parts/components availability was the only issue due to supply chain constraints, hence some section of users had to dispose after 7 yrs on some models due to non-availability of parts, I hope Google learns from these as well. Build quality plays a major role in determining life of such assets.