Thursday, December 24, 2009

The Beauty of a Laptop - by Graeme Renwall

Whilst most of us have desktops at home, do we need laptops on the move? Many consumers are hesitant to purchase laptops, since they have some major drawbacks, including a relatively short battery life, high cost, and greater vulnerability to theft. But that isn't to say that laptops don't have some major benefits as well. Here are some of the most significant ones: 1. Compactness. While laptops have always been more compact than PCs, today's versions are super slim, allowing you to take them just about everywhere you go. This is particularly helpful in today's hectic on-the-go world. Whether you're travelling across town, cross-country, or across the globe, you can bring your trusty laptop with you. In most situations, it's simply not practical to haul or ship your PC. 2. Mobility. Due to features of the laptop such as its being lightweight and compatible with wireless communication, laptops are ideal if you need a computer with you wherever you go. Whether you're a vacationer, an independent contractor or office worker who's in the field a lot-laptops provide a wonderful tool to catch up on some work or catch up with folks back home. Just as the Internet has become a symbol of globalization, the laptop symbolizes how we live and work in today's global market. 3. Online communication. Without a doubt, e-mail, instant messaging, and social networking have changed the way that we communicate. In the past, people would climb up tall hills and shout whenever they needed to communicate with a faraway person. Modern life has simplified the process, and particularly with the launch of the Internet. Whether you're travelling for business or pleasure, it's probable that you'll at least need to check your e-mail. With a laptop, you can do that almost anywhere on the planet. 4. Efficiency. Indeed, the more time we squander--the more money we waste. In the past, having a PC at home or in your office wasn't too productive while you were on the road. Now you can work while you're riding on a boat, plane, or camel! Of course, you'll be restricted by the battery life of your laptop computer. But many modes of travel can now accommodate you, by allowing you to recharge your laptop. So you can take a nap or watch a film while the machine charges-and then get to it again! 5. Web-based leisure. Entertainment itself presents a host of benefits, including stress-reduction, comic relief, and so on. Whether you want to catch your favorite TV show, view a movie, or play a thrilling computer game, you can do it with a laptop. And as an extra bonus, you can benefit from this entertainment whether you're at home or on the road. Of course, always remember that entertainment should be a break from work-rather than the opposite being true! If you're on the road (or in the air) a lot, then a laptop is an excellent alternative to a PC. While it has a few drawbacks, the benefits outweigh them for people who are constantly on-the-go.

About the Author

Graeme has been writing articles for nearly 3 years. His current passion is hydrotherapy. Take a look at his selection of used hot tubs and complete the dream with a hot tub gazebo