Too bad? How the hell am I supposed to pay for the i7? I didn't buy the quad, I just took it from my father (he barely uses his PC, prefers laptop).
I'm not really sure. About 5 years, maybe longer. In my book, that's old. The HDD went through hell, I'm surprised it's still working. The rrrrrrrm-rrrrrrrrrrm-rrrrrrrm is incredibly annoying and loud.