When your money is already stretched thin, you are probably looking for reasons to buy a laptop if you really need, or want one but don't have the funds to purchase one. Although they are initially expensive, they usually pay themselves off if used for the right reasons. Understandably a big investment for most people, here are a few reasons to buy a laptop.
One of the reasons to buy a laptop is because they are portable. Since you can take them almost anywhere they are convenient to have. Plus, having a laptop with you helps you manage your time productively if you have work that needs to be done. For example, taking your laptop with you to work and using it while you’re on your break will help to free up your time later on in the day or week.
Desktops can do most of what a laptop can do, but takes up much more room than a laptop. With a computer, monitor, keyboard, mouse, router, and multiple wires a desktop can take up to 4 times more space than a laptop does. Switching to a laptop will give you more room to work comfortably - especially if your computer room or apartment is small.
Besides the fact that you can take your laptop anywhere outside of your house, you can also take it with you anywhere inside of your house. This serves well when trying to get away from noisy roommates or trying to spend more time with family. Plus, having a laptop right beside you makes for a great step-by-step cooking partner or makeup artist at your convenience!
If you’re starting your own business or are part of a larger corporation, having a laptop will help to guide you during meetings and presentations. Especially for smaller business meetings, a laptop serves as a visual aid that does not require to be hooked up to a projector or require several wires and fancy gadgets.
Most laptops have extra features already built in that would normally be an extra expense with desktops. For example, most laptops have built-in webcams. Also keep in mind that the cost of a mouse, keyboard, etc...are all included in the price of laptop whereas with a desktop these same features are additional costs that are mandatory.
I don’t mean durable as in it will last you for decades to come but I mean durable as in terms of keeping up with technology. With companies creating “new and innovating” technology on what feels like a bi-weekly basis, your phone and tablets usually become outdated within a year to two. However, you’ll find that your laptop will be just as relevant as it was 3-4 years ago when you initially purchased it.
Many people purchase tablets instead of laptops because they think purchasing a tablet is essentially the same as purchasing a laptop but for much cheaper. Tablets are great for entertainment, but are difficult to use for taking notes or creating word documents. Although tablets are great, make sure you know what needs you need fulfilled by your technology and make an informed decision from there - don’t let the “affordability” of a tablet tempt you in to buying one if your needs are much greater than what a tablet can satisfy.
Laptops are pricy but are the way of the future. Plus, laptops have proven to be more convenient in several ways as opposed to desktops. However, make sure you have the funds available when purchasing either a desktop or laptop. What are other reasons to buy a laptop? Or, do you disagree and think desktops are much more practical?
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