With more people using the Internet daily, it’s no surprise that sales of laptops is skyrocketing. Once thought to be useful only for business professionals on the go, today laptops are becoming the number one choice with computer users who want the convenience of taking their system with them everywhere they go. Of course, when you look at the benefits, it’s not hard to see why.
As mentioned above, one of the main benefits of laptops is their convenience. Instead of being tied to your desktop when you have to do work, you can be sitting at Starbucks sipping a coffee or you could be on the beach getting a tan (the sand may not be so good for most laptops notebooks though).
If you love staying connected to your online friends, you can have them with you almost all day and can communicate in an instant through chat rooms, instant messages, and email. And, of course, we can’t forget the video game players. Walk down any college hallway today and you’ll find dozens of open laptops running World of Warcraft.
Once upon a time most people had no reason to buy laptops. Connecting to the Internet was difficult and expensive. The systems were light on performance and power so they didn’t make good gaming computers. Generally, they just didn’t have much to offer the average user.
Thanks to advances in technology that has definitely changed. With the growth of wireless Internet, including hotspots at many restaurants and other retail establishments, taking your laptop on the go and staying hooked to the Internet is a cinch.
Plus, you can find some pretty powerful hardware inside some of these units. The Alien-ware models of laptops are particularly great for gamers and are far superior to many of the desktops currently on the market.
In some places, having the room for an entire desk and desktop computer just isn’t practical, at least not if you want to have a place to actually live, as well. With the smaller size of the laptops, they make more sense for people in confined living spaces, including metropolitan apartments, bedrooms, and dorms.
Plus, they can be slid away for storage almost anywhere. Try fitting your desktop on a bookshelf sometime and you’ll see the advantage of owning laptop immediately.
Of course, laptops aren’t all rainbows either. The prices are usually far higher than desktops, even when you are getting comparable hardware. You also have to worry about battery life.
Most of the batteries don’t last very long even when they are new and as the laptop gets older the battery life gets shorter until you’re basically working on a smaller version of a desktop because it has to be plugged in all the time. Buying additional batteries can help immensely with this problem of laptops, however.