Functions of Laptops
Suppose you have to make this really important PowerPoint presentation which is due at school tomorrow and your parents suddenly inform you of this function you have to attend. What would you do? Well you could always attend it and come back late at night to work on the presentation...and then you would wake up late, miss the bus and be sent back home. You stayed up all night and did all that work for nothing?
Now here is where your saviour makes its entrance. If you already owned a laptop at that time, you could have taken it with you and complete the project at the function while your parents droned on and on to your relatives about the load-shedding problems. You would get a full night's sleep and wake up bright and bushy-tailed in the morning, even getting an 'A' on the presentation! Now do you understand how useful laptops are?
The laptop is, perhaps, capable of all that a desktop computer can, but at a higher price. Just to state a few examples, it can word process, run multimedia presentations, satisfy our entertainment and leisure need (games, music, videos) and to do programming or sites like this.
However, the laptop is also capable of what a desktop computer is not. Its portability allows you to write business reports, do research and even eleventh-hour homework while commuting, or simply just to fill the void of time when travelling.
Students fully utilizing laptops to maximse studying time.
Most notably, it has been increasingly employed by schools for education purposes whereby students are required or recommended to purchase laptops prior to the start of a school term to aid them in taking notes during lectures(tablet PCA laptop with a rotatable touchscreen that is able to allow the user to write on with a stylus or digital pen on top of the conventional keyboard and mouse) or even used in laboratory experiments to measure pH levels or temperatures. Teachers also carry laptops to provide audiovisual aid with projection slides for students.
The performance of laptops can even be extended into the fields of astronomy whereby amateur astronomers are able to bring them into observing sites where they are used to process and display images from telescopes equipped with CCD cameras.