Most computer work done today happens on a laptop. But if your dorm room or remote learning environment lacks external monitor(s), you could be experiencing neck and back strain when solely relying on your laptop screen.
Even the best laptops aren’t designed in an ergonomic manner, but you can overcome that problem by using a laptop stand. As simple as it sounds, instead of placing your laptop on your desk, you put it on your laptop stand and adjust the height of your laptop so you can look straight ahead at the screen instead of bending your neck or hunching your shoulders.
Some laptop stands are set in one place, while others are adjustable. They can raise your laptop from 4.7 to 20 inches off your desk. In addition to allowing you to work in an ergonomic manner, they can also give you additional real estate on your desk, which can be especially helpful if you have a small workspace. And, because your laptop is no longer sitting on a hard surface, it will get better airflow, which could keep it from overheating.
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So, what’s the best laptop stand for students? Read on for ZDNet’s top five.
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