These days we simply can not live without our computers. Regardless of what occupation is currently, you probably have a computer sitting in your home or office, or both. Not just that, I would venture to guess that the majority of people buying computers today are opting for the laptop computer. When you consider it's portability and capabilities (they can perform all the same functions as the desktop), I would not be surprised if the laptop is the only option available soon. For those pursuing an online degree, the laptop allows any student to work from anywhere.
It was not long ago that we all had the desks. However, now it's hard to remember how we got along without the portability. Today's laptop computers can get all of the same tasks done, but without the hassle of being restricted to one specific area.
And with the advancement of wireless internet connections, we can bring the Internet wherever our laptop goes. I love the ability of being wireless and venturing to any part of my home with my laptop notebook computer in hand. Even better, I can run down to the local Panera Bread Company, grab a cup of coffee and study and surf the net as long as I desire. Course assignments can be completed in any location, when I have the research I need (from the internet) and the program (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) necessary to complete the task.
More and more businesses are offering Internet access to their patrons. This is a great way to get people in your doors. Simply offer a comfortable venue for customers to work online or to research for that big term paper, and watch them flood in through your doors – EBooks in hand!
Another advantage of the new line of laptop computers is the DVD option. I did not think about this much at first when I purchased my Mac Ibook, but the first time my family and I went on a road trip, the advantage became clear. A long trip in the car does not seem almost as daunting when you can escape into your favorite movie – playing on a computer that delivers equal or better picture / sound quality than your TV. For students pursuing their degrees online, many courses and professors are choosing to incorporate different forms of media to teach the material – including DVDs, movie clips and sound clips. A laptop with this function is a must-have for savvy internet students.
The laptop notebook computer is a clear example of where our future is headed. We crave freedom (after all – you have chosen a more versatile way to earn a college degree by studying online, at your own pace, not stuck in a classroom). If you have not conformed to a simpler way of life yet, then just hop online and you will see a number of options ready to assist you in the purchase of your first laptop notebook computer. You will not be sorry!