Laptops to be used in typing

Are laptops advisable to use when practicing how to type?

Hi there,

If you regularly use both a laptop and a desktop computer, you’ve probably already realized that the keyboard on your laptop is smaller than a standard keyboard. This can make it difficult to stay in the best position to reduce stress, and they way you sit and hold your arms might feel awkward because of the size of the keyboard. To compensate for its flatness and the reduced space in between keys, try raising your fingers a bit. Alternatively, you can plug in an external standard keyboard or use a wireless keyboard instead.

Best Regards,
Aidan Bernales
Community Moderator at Typesy

Hi there, @malakaigallegos!

In all honesty, you’re fine to use whatever equipment you have available to you. The size and relative layout of QWERTY keyboards can vary, like smaller layouts typical on laptops. The important thing to remember when developing keyboarding skills is to maintain consistency: if you start learning on your laptop keyboard, continue to practice on the same keyboard.

Regarding the physical aspects of typing, there are benefits and downfalls to any keyboard; just make sure to utilize ergonomic strategies when typing to ensure you’re being as safe as you can be. Being cautious now will make a world of difference in the long run!

Alex (The Reimagined Classroom Teacher)