It was priced like a full length game.
I don't know where you live, but here in the US it was $30 compared to the normal $50.
1. the laptop is 2.5 years old. The battery will be almost gone and there will likely be other HW issues developing.
I have a 2006 base model Macbook and thus far I've replaced a failed hard drive and it still runs wonderfully. The battery lasts about 2 hours unless you start playing lots of video. It's much more than I can say about any cheap windows laptop I've ever seen except for older IBM-made Thinkpads.
I have a theory that it's impossible to prove anything, but I can't prove it.