Laptops are very convenient in the sense of their portability. However due to the compact characteristic of laptops, we lose some of the positive aspects of desktop. Desktops are better than laptops because they are adjustable. This is a characteristic that the laptop no longer has because the screen is attached to the keyboard.  If we are cognizant of our needs of the laptop, we can overcome this downfall.

There are 2 main situations:

  1. When we are using the laptop for mainly reading purposes – Adjust the height of the laptop to accommodate your eyes so that the first line of text is in line with your eyes.
  2. When we are using the laptop mainly for typing – Move the laptop to accommodate your wrists, elbows and shoulders.

An external keyboard may be a noteworthy purchase in order to make the laptop more like a desktop.