Portable computer kiosks are found to be useful for use within organizations like colleges, bookstores, libraries and the like. The main advantage offered by portable computer kiosks is usage of the same kiosk in different locations. They can be easily moved from place to place without the need for reinstallation or other hardware requirements.
This kind of portability cuts work-time and increases efficiency and productivity levels. Users do not need to go in search of a kiosk located in a particular place within the organization. A portable computer kiosk can be moved from place to place within the premises of an organization according to a fixed schedule. Work can then be scheduled accordingly and time can thus be utilized in an optimum manner.
Portable computer kiosks are in use in college bookstores. They enable students to register for classes, download class schedules, reserve textbooks, and, send and receive emails among other things.
Portable computer kiosks are used widely in tradeshows. Several stalls use portable computer kiosks to tell interested visitors about their product. Product information can be presented in an interesting and personalized manner using portable computer kiosks. The use of real-time 3-D software enables an interesting interactive experience for viewers. The perceived value of a product presented in a sophisticated manner gets enhanced. Many a times this kind of an interactive experience is sufficient to turn prospective customers into actual customers.
Customer friendly interfaces used by portable computer kiosks make it possible to widen their area of applications. Large social service organizations use such kiosks in remote areas where technological advances are not much in vogue.
Portable computer kiosks have solved several logistics problems wherever their use has been implemented. The kind of ease of service provided by portable computer kiosks is akin to the proverbial mountain coming to Mohamed.
The very advantages that makes portable computer kiosks so versatile and applicable in a variety of areas, also adds to their cost. The prohibitive costing restricts wide usage of portable computer kiosks rendering them not so popular.