A laptop, often called a notebook or “notebook computer”, according to Wikipedia; ‘is a small, portable personal computer with a “clamshell” form factor, an alphanumeric keyboard on the lower part of the “clamshell” and a thin LCD or LED computer screen on the upper portion, which is opened up to use the computer’.
Laptops are commonly used for variety of works, such as graphics design, programming, Disc jockey (DJ) useful in education area, in playing games, Internet surfing, for personal multimedia and general home computer use, the usefulness of laptops cannot be overemphasize in the business world as it is one of the engine room for sustaining a business these days.
There are various brands of laptops starting with Hp, Acer, Dell, Lenovo, Samsung just to name a few.
In this post I will be discussing the usefulness of laptop to students and reason each of them should get one.
It is number one on the list because every student is familiar with assignment. Almost all teachers/lecturers give one or two assignments to students to submit. Some assignments may be tough and would require a thorough research for it, and in that case, student would need a laptop to do the assignments. Therefore, I implore all students to have a laptop.
Easy access to information
You can get the information about anything around the world. You can watch the videos of different countries. There are the many websites that provide easy access to information, film and event videos of the world. As they say, he who is not informed will be deformed.
You can self-learn any skill
What I mean by self-learn is that you, can learn any ICT skill with your laptop through the internet. There are many eBooks that explain a lot about ICT which if you get them on your laptop and learn them you will know them. The important one is youtube, with youtube you can get videos that explains what you want in that particular field of interest you chose. Using laptop to learn enables students to have experience in information technology.
Yes, this is common to both students and lecturers. Whenever students want to defend their projects prepared on their laptops with power point presentation, they do so through projector connected to the laptop that is VGA enabled. You see why you should have your own now?
As we all know that programming start from school, therefore students make use of laptop to write codes. To those who who don’t know what programming is ‘programming is an art of writing instructions for computer to perform a task’. Students even use laptops for creating software and designing things to earn a little pocket money. Those with writing or research skills can consider freelance writing.
Easy access to online library
Online libraries and other websites allow students to download whole books online. It save time and money and students can read books published as far back as the 18th century to new ones.
A laptop with an internet connection encourages learning and keeps students abreast of news. Online news sites cover not just a state or country but the whole world. Students will know how people live elsewhere and all about war, political strife, natural disasters, as well as new discoveries and cultures distinct from their own.