TYPES OF PORTABLE COMPUTER
Laptop and Desktop computers: Which is best?
· A Teacher would find a laptop most useful as it means they can take their work home with them, which you couldn’t do with a desktop computer.
· A News Reporter would find a laptop most useful as their job requires travelling around. A laptop could be taken with them.
· A Website Designer would find a desktop computer most useful as they would need a computer with multiple screens that is powerful enough to keep up with their work.
· A Doctor (in a GP surgery) would find a desktop computer most useful as they do not move from their offices and do so not require a portable computer. On top of that, they don’t need computers for much more than accessing patients’ data.
· A Traffic Warden would need a portable computer as they work outside in variable locations that do not have access to desktop computers.
SPECIAL NEEDS AND DISABILITIES
Someone with sight difficulties might require a computer that has a high contrast mode or voice recognition feature to help them. Other useful features include a magnifying feature or narration option. It might also be useful to have a computer that has text size settings or speech-to-text options.
PHYSICAL DISABILITIES/MOBILITY PROBLEMS
Someone with mobility problems would require a portable computer that can be carried by wheelchair users, as a desktop computer would require a specially made, lower desk and would not be accessible. For people with more neurological mobility problems, such as motor problems, a voice recognition system or touch screen might be useful in order to minimize the need for fine motor movements that some might find difficult. This should ideally be a laptop, which can be carried around.