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Past, Present, and Future of Laptop Computers

September 22, 2014

Laptop computers are becoming more and more popular and there is a reason for that. Laptops have advantages that can’t be matched by the best computers for graphic design. Increased technology has radically cheapened the price on the majority of models. In today’s environment, most everyone can afford a laptop.


Laptops are extremely versatile, portable and very lightweight. There increased RAM and space on hard drives make them much more powerful than laptops in the past. They are able to handle even the most demanding software applications and the longer life of batteries has made them easy to use when away from office or home. Many businesses have wireless spot so that a person can use a laptop while eating a hamburger for lunch.

Laptop’s smaller size eliminates any need for large computer desk and printers, external hard-drives and scanners and more can be connect with a USB cable. Most units now contain built-in web cams, fingerprint readers for more protection and very refined operating systems.

Users and uses

Laptops are perfect for almost every user. Business owners, students, executives, as well as even entertainers can successfully use laptops for documents, spreadsheets, music programs, burning CDs and DVD, edit photos and balancing household budget or planning for a vacation can all be done on laptops. And since most graphic design laptops work with wireless networks, a person can work from almost anywhere in the house, in the backyard or around the swimming pool as well as bed in the evening.


There are some disadvantages also:

  • More expensive that a desktop
  • Smaller screens
  • Navigation pad are terrible and often replaced with a traditional mouse
  • Traditional mouse are awkward to use

But these disadvantages might seem like advantages to others.


In the future, laptops are only going to get more powerful for gaming, photo files and music and this will make laptops the favorite for the majority of users. Newer models will have larger screens, Bluetooth technology and a battery that will last for up to 8 hours on a single charge. Touchscreens will very likely be the rage for laptops in the future. Many of these technologies are on laptops today. Also, with the complexity of graphic design tablets have become very important to have in addition to laptops.


Once you get use to using a laptop it will be hard for you to go back to a desktop. Laptop computers have redefined “workforce mobility” in this the Information Age. They are compact, lightweight computers have all the abilities of a laptop and have been adopted quickly for both personal and professional use. Given the range and the choice of models now available, it is important to weigh several factors before making the decision on whether to buy a laptop or not. Once you get use to using a laptop it becomes very hard to go back to anything bigger. You will be hooked on having your laptop and wonder how you ever lived without one before.

College Students

Among users, this time of the year college students are the ones buying laptops. If they have never had one, they usually get one as a high school graduation present or use any money they were given to buy one.

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