What advice can you give to an aspiring IT student for wanting to buy a laptop?

In IT people are in one of two groups – those who like Apple, and those who don’t. So your choice is to buy an Apple computer or not. Personally, I don’t like Apple so I won’t buy one, so that the first choice to make.

After completing an IT course, I have written a lot about this topic which will be an interesting read for some.

What type of laptop should you buy for University?

This post outlines what to look for in a laptop specifically for a University student. In summary,

  • Battery
  • Size / Performance
  • Software you need
  • Base your decision on your course and needs
  • Know your tools to get the most out of using a laptop

What you should look out for when buying a new laptop

If you are studying IT, then you should know this already, but for those who don’t, this article contains a few tips to look out for when purchasing a laptop.

Save paper by printing lecture slides to Microsoft One Note

In this article, I used my computer for everything. I didn’t have a notepad or anything. Just my laptop. Here I show you how to keep lecture notes with Microsoft One Note. I originally wrote this post to be published on MakeUseOf, but they didn’t like it as it didn’t suit there theme at the time.

Report: Which method of taking notes enhances a students grade? Laptop or Pen and Paper?

And in this article, for one of my subjects, I conducted a small study on what is better to take notes with, a laptop or pen and paper. You can download my report and findings here.

Hopefully these articles help you to make the right decision on what laptop to purchase.


  1. By RebeccaJ.Justice


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