TechyFang | 5 Reasons to Choose a Notebook Over a Computer Desktop | When it’s time to upgrade our computers, many of us automatically go with another desktop because that’s what we’re used to. Laptops, or notebook computers, now have many advantages over traditional desktop PCs. Just five of the many reasons why notebooks deserve further look.
In spite of the fact that you’re probably used to drawing a chair up to your computer, doing so no longer makes any sense. Laptops can be utilized in the traditional workplace setting, but the user is also free to take the device to a more relaxed environment. You could do some late-night blog reading in the living room or do some Web surfing in the comfort of your pajamas. With a wireless notebook, you’re free to move it around the house to access your email or buy online whenever you like.
Those who are constantly on the move might benefit greatly from carrying a notebook. Laptops are convenient since they can be taken anywhere, making them ideal for students and business travelers alike. Since public hotspots are so commonplace, it’s rational to bring a laptop on a trip. You can shoot pictures with your digital camera, transfer them to your laptop, and send them to your loved ones via email before you even arrive back home. Alternatively, you can use it to document your trip through a blog post and incorporate digital camera photos.
These days, a laptop’s screen is virtually indistinguishable from that of a desktop PC due to the vast improvements in screen size and quality. To give just one example, Apple’s MacBook is available with a 13.3-inch LCD widescreen (1280 x 800 pixels), a 15.4-inch LCD widescreen (1440 x 900 pixels), or a 17-inch widescreen (1680 x 1050 pixels). A 15.4-inch screen is also featured on the Compaq Presario.
The lightest notebook only a few years ago was still a burden to carry. But nowadays, laptops are designed to be easier on the back. The Toshiba Portege is roughly four pounds and just over an inch thick, whereas the Apple MacBook is just over an inch thick. This is still hefty when compared to some of the latest ultralight convertibles (Fujitsu’s LifeBook U810 weighs only a pound and a half), but it’s a huge improvement over the old seven-pound laptops.
Increased efficiency in computing and battery life
Historically, laptops’ two main limitations were low amounts of RAM and storage capacity, as well as short battery lives. But times have changed, and modern laptops are just as powerful as their desktop counterparts. You can upgrade the MacBook’s memory to 4GB, and the hard disk size can go up to 250GB. This means your apps will run smoothly and you’ll be able to switch between them just as rapidly as on a desktop computer. Laptop batteries of the present day neither overheat nor die from a lack of power.
Five (5) Extras
Previous generations of portable computers had to compromise on processing power, storage capacity, and portability. As processors and other components continue to shrink in size, notebooks are able to include an increasing number of functionalities. The MacBook, for instance, includes a DVD player, webcam, wireless connectivity, two USB ports, a FireWire port, a microphone, and analog and digital audio input and output.
Trying out a notebook is a great idea before you buy a new laptop because they offer so many benefits.
Teodoro Jaen Jr., Correspondent