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The Crucial Role of Personal Laptops for High School Seniors

Access to a personal laptop has become essential for students, especially high school seniors transitioning to college or entering the workforce. At Computer Repair Lab, we understand the profound impact a personal laptop can have on a student’s future. Here’s why it’s vital for seniors to own their laptops.

The Importance of Personal Laptops for High School Seniors

  1. Continuity into College:
    For high school seniors, owning a personal laptop is crucial as rented laptops provided by schools often need to be returned upon graduation. This leaves many students without a vital tool for their college education. The cost of purchasing a laptop can be a significant barrier, especially since student aid can take time to process and may not cover this expense immediately, if at all.
  2. Financial Barriers and Aid Limitations:
    The upfront cost of a laptop can be a deciding factor for many students when considering college. While student aid can provide some relief, not all students qualify for it. Factors such as getting a job or the perceived necessity of a laptop for their major can impact eligibility for aid. This makes the ownership of a personal laptop even more critical.
  3. Job Applications and Workforce Readiness:
    Even if a student decides not to pursue higher education, the need for a personal laptop remains. Most job applications are now conducted online, and the process can be cumbersome and less efficient when done over a phone. A laptop provides the necessary tools for creating resumes, applying for jobs, and developing skills that are essential in today’s job market.

Our Mission at Computer Repair Lab

We are committed to bridging this digital divide. By partnering with 501(c)(3) organizations, we save laptops from being discarded in landfills and refurbish them to meet the needs of students. Our mission is to ensure that every student has the opportunity to own a personal laptop, thereby empowering them to succeed in their academic and professional endeavors.

How You Can Help

You can support our mission in several ways:

  • Donate: We have over 100 devices ready to be upgraded but it costs on average $70 per device. By donating to Computer Repair Lab you can help refurbished and give a new life to e-waste and support a student’s educational journey. Click here to donate.
  • Spread Awareness: Share our mission with your network. The more people know about the importance of personal laptops for students, the greater impact we can make.


A personal laptop is more than just a piece of technology; it’s a gateway to education and opportunities. By ensuring that high school seniors have their own laptops, we can help them transition smoothly into college and the workforce, ultimately setting them up for success. Join us at Computer Repair Lab in making a difference, one laptop at a time.

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