My Acer laptop computer has changed my life. In fact, I can say quite honestly, that it has revolutionalized the way that I work. It has made me much more productive and efficient overall.
How, you might ask? As a writer, I need to remove myself from the distractions at home. And I would much prefer to work in the quiet, soothing atmosphere of a coffee shop. But doing so in the past meant recording everything with pen and paper and then retyping it upon my return home. What a waste of time.
But now, my life has changed. Owning my Acer meant not only that I could leave my home and work from the coffee shop, but I could leave town and still work. If I needed to travel for business, I had my work right there with me, on the plane, in the airport, in my motel.
The Acer even affected my social life. Instead of finding myself bogged down, I can just type up my reports and head out the door to meet my friends for a night on the town. I don't even have to stop at home. I can just pack my laptop up, slip it in the car, and then enjoy the rest of the evening with friends.
Work and play have become one. To make my Acer more productive and efficient, I had to modify its operating system. Instead of relying on the old standby of Windows, I converted the operating system to red hat linux. Linux offered a faster and more stable system than windows, which has recently made computers more vulnerable to viruses than linux. In a nutshell, windows can kill your system. It slows it down and opens the door up for a plethora of viruses.
I also learned that to rely on my laptop, I needed to maintain it and protect it. Laptops are much more vulnerable to damage than a desktop, simply because we carry them everywhere we go. How often do you lug a computer tower around? Thus I recommend investing in a hard case. Sure, soft cases are cheaper and easier to carry, but in the end, you will want a hard case to protect this high dollar investment that you just saved a couple months worth of paychecks for. Because of their vulnerability to damage, laptops should also be backed up frequently, daily if possible. No one wants to lose valuable information, so back up your information on a flash drive or CD.
Consider using your desktop as a backup as well for the information on your laptop. My Acer has saved me days of work. I find myself enjoying my job even more now that I am not chained to the same desk in the same room for hours. And I find myself enjoying life more when I know that I can just pick up and go in a moment's notice.
Gregg Hall is an author living in Navarre Florida. Find more about this as well as personal computers at http://www.personalcomputersplusmore.com