When it comes to updates, there is and always has been a certain "damned if you do, damned if you don't" element. In recent years my experience has been that the "if you don't" issues tend to be far, far more severe and harder to remedy if they occur than the "if you do" ones are.
As a dear, deceased friend of mine used to say, "Ya pays yer money and ya takes yer chances!"
All of the laptops in my possession at the moment that are being actively maintained are HP hardware. I have an ancient Dell Inspiron 1720 but it's ready for recycling.
Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 1909, Build 18363
This country has socialism for the rich, rugged individualism for the poor.
~ Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.