Advancements in technology have made huge improvements to modern life. It’s hard to conceive a time when businesses didn’t have computers or that we weren’t in permanent contact with each other via mobile phones.
Having a laptop means that you no longer have to be physically in the office to get work done, to conduct international meetings or receive training. The freedom given to us through this piece of equipment cannot be measured, especially in terms of work-life balance. That’s why it’s worth looking after your laptop.
Don’t rely on an old bag or briefcase for safe transportation. The risk of dropping, kicked, crushing or soaking the contents is too great. Get something that will protect the machine, like a Samsonite laptop bag, which loads from the top and has padded sides.
For extra convenience, get one which comprises pockets for your paperwork and storage for power cables and spare batteries. It sounds stupid, but anyone seen carrying a proper laptop bag just appears much more professional.
If you tend to use your laptop while sitting on the sofa, then save your legs and your back by getting a laptop cushion. This will support the machine a few inches off your legs, allowing you to sit up, and not be hunched over to type. The tilt can be adjusted to suit you. Plus you won’t get hot legs!
For those who do use their laptop often, it’s probably not a bad idea to get a second battery, as the shelf life of a pack that is used all day everyday, will soon diminish.
In addition, those hoping to sue their laptop on long journeys, i.e. trains or planes where there is no option to plug into the mains, having a spare battery will enable you to watch the end of that DVD or complete that presentation.
It’s flat and rectangular; it doesn’t take up much room, but the laptop has revolutionised more than just computing. Make yours last a little longer with some sensible accessories.