Laptop computers are no longer suitable just for business travelers and IT professionals. Due to advances in technology, the lower prices, and the widespread availability of WiFi, laptops have become ideal for anyone desiring the convenience of being able to take their main computer anywhere at any time. Busy professionals, students, housewives and anyone who uses a computer on a somewhat regular basis can benefit from owning a laptop.
Perhaps you have never owned a laptop. Or maybe you are on the fence about whether a laptop is right for you or not. This article will provide an overview of the advantages of owning a laptop and may help you decide if your next computer purchase should be a laptop.
A laptop computer can always serve as your main computer, but a typical desktop will never be sufficient enough to travel with often. You can plug your laptop into a larger monitor, a standard size keyboard, printer or any other peripheral that you would use with the desktop.
Because your laptop is inherently portable, your home computer can double as your work computer and vice versa. You can work just about anywhere you prefer and with the widespread and still growing availability of WiFi you can almost always have access to email, instant messaging and the Web.
Laptops also offer the ability to save space. If you live in a dorm, small one-room studio apartment or if you share living or home office space with others, your kitchen table, your living room coffee table or even your bed can double as your workspace. There is no need really to design a separate area or buy a desk to accommodate a computer if you need to save space and own a laptop.
As you can see, laptop computers do offer some advantages over desks. Laptops are not, however, right for everyone. If you need to be on the boring edge of technology, want to get the most power possible for your dollar or do not foresee needing to take your computer with you when you travel, a desktop is probably more capable. If you travel a lot, need to save space or are looking for a second computer to replace your desktop, then consider the advantages of a laptop.
Source by Francine Dennis