Having a laptop in class can be quite helpful. If your teacher allows you to bring one and use it in class, why not take advantage of this?
You can use your laptop for much faster note-taking, especially if your teacher is notorious for giving fast lectures. This is truly wonderful if you’re more into typing than writing by hand. You can even add more detailed notes if you’re using your laptop. You can also revise your notes easily.
Another advantage is by using the recording feature. If you tend to retain more when listening, you can easily record the lecture using your laptop. You can also maintain and organize the files easily.
Notes, materials, essays, and reading materials are easy to store in a laptop. You don’t need to bring a lot of things with you as they are already stored in one nifty place.