AS SCHOOLS reopen and parents rush to purchase laptops during this post-pandemic period, it’s entirely possible that some may have bought devices that were not designed for the academic setting.
Laptops are widely used because of the productivity tools they offer combined with their portability. Microsoft Malaysia has an advantage in this field with their Microsoft Surface devices that were built to be easily incorporated into students’ classrooms.
Several benefits exist for students using laptops like the Microsoft Surface devices including:
> Increased efficiency for detailed note taking.
> Faster writing and editing.
> Better convenience for group work and study sessions.
One of the best features you will get with Microsoft Surface devices is the ability to switch between a computer and a tablet – a 2-in-1 if you will – since the devices are also touchscreen laptops and can be used as a tablet which is highly convenient for university students especially.
Students in the fields of engineering, architecture or graphic design might need to use programmes that are intense on the CPU and GPU. Luckily for these students, and even for gamers, Microsoft has options available like Microsoft's Surface Laptop Studio.
In all fairness, you can make use of these advantages to students no matter what grade or age you are in.
For younger students, all Microsoft Surface devices have a user-friendly and simplified interface to optimise the experience since these machines might be their first experience with a true computing device.
Built from the ground up for the education market, the Microsoft Surface devices were designed to be as lightweight as possible with a compact form factor making it easy for students to carry it around in their backpacks.
Additionally, with the array of applications and tools from Office Home & Student 2021, students will be able to access the full suite to complete any assignments.
From the Surface Pro to the Surface Laptop lineup and even the Surface Book, each Surface has a purpose and Microsoft is offering students and parents up to 10% discount on Surface devices using their student ID.
Microsoft is also planning to visit local universities to provide additional educational programmes and sales promotions to students. So if you think your university or school should take a page out of Microsoft, email Microsoft's authorised agency, Rhingle, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Your student life won’t be the same without a trusty device to help you with all your study needs so if you’re looking for a sophisticated, lightweight and ergonomic laptop, the Microsoft Surface series might just have something for you.
Even the entry-level models are comfortable to use and easy to use with good value for money.
If you do get a device you can share your experience with the hashtags #MyStudentLifeXMicrosoft, #MicrosoftSurface and #studyinstyle.
Check out Microsoft’s authorised partners @ All It Hypermarket, Harvey Norman, PC Image, SNS Network, Senheng and SenQ or TMT by Thundermatch to get your own Surface device or visit the official Microsoft site to equip your kids with the right device for school.