Lisa has been reporting on all things mobile for Laptopmag.com since early 2013. When she’s not reviewing gadgets, she’s usually browsing patent databases or interviewing experts to track down the hottest tech trends before they even happen. Lisa holds a B.A. in Journalism from SUNY Purchase and has contributed to The International Business Times, The New York Daily News and Guitar World Magazine.
I agree with you about all the items except the desktop PC. Perhaps you could say that desktops are old-fashioned. Perhaps you could say the average student can get by with a smartphone or tablet. However, I am NOT the average student. Desktop PCs provide amenities that cannot be easily replaced. A full sized keyboard, fully upgradable parts, endless physical customization, and of course brute power. I have to do a lot of video editing for classes, and there is no way I could get buy using a laptop with a dinky processor and cramped keyboard. It would be impossible to do video edit on a tablet. So no, desktop PCs, aren’t a universal necessity, but to some, desktops are the most valuable piece of tech they own.
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