Laptops or note books are mobile computers that weigh around 2 kilos and are quite sturdy. The term laptop came into use in 1983. And, today in the world of technology schools and colleges use laptops so that students can learn using multi-media learning modules where lessons are taught innovatively using all the sensory senses. Using laptops for learning gives students hands on experiences to learn become technology savvy.
The World Wide Web is a knowledge highway and more and more students are using online libraries to complete their assignments and do research. A laptop or note book facilitates learning in many ways:
1.The laptop along with references and notes is with you always and the internet libraries and other website have tools that help students' format assignments and references in MLA or APA formats.
2.With a laptop a student can take notes in class, type up assignments, share notes, and work with groups on projects.
3.Students can use the internet to speak to and communicate with family and friends without incurring huge phone bills.
4.Laptops enable students to watch films and video clips as well as download music from the net.
5.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.
6.There are students to launch websites while students along with friends and these ventures become huge successes creating millionaires.
7.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.
8.Laptops make students self sufficient and they learn to type, manage their schedules, learn to budget by using online planners, and become citizens of the world.
9. 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.
10.Laptops encourage students to be technological whizzes. They keep abreast of all that's new in the world.
When choosing a laptop factors to consider are: durability, warranties, size and weight, capabilities as in specifications of ram, speed, and hard disk space. Find out from the school or college authorities what are the needs for the course and what the school or college recommends for laptops in terms of specifications. With this in hand visit computer stores online and offline to find a student laptop that will suit the needs and be affordable. Visit college websites as well as auction sites to check whether there are any laptops being sold as second hand on auction. Often high end laptops can be bought at auctions for the cost of a student laptop. So be internet savvy and find a good deal on a laptop.