Are you thinking about buying a laptop, but you're not sure what to look for, how to choose one, or how to use it? Or maybe you already have a laptop and just want to learn more about its features, functions, and capabilities. This guide provides you advice on shopping for a laptop and using it wherever you go-at home, in class, or on the road.
Are you thinking about buying a laptop, but you're not sure what to look for, how to choose one, or how to use it? Or maybe you already have a laptop and just want to learn more about its features, functions, and capabilities. Dan Gookin, the author of the best-selling "Dummies" series, shows you the ins and outs of owning and operating your portable PC with "Laptops for Dummies, 2nd Edition". This fun-and-easy guide covers all the laptop necessities, from managing the battery and other hardware to going wireless. It'll provide you with advice on shopping for a laptop and using it wherever you go-at home, in class, or on the road!This handy, updated reference will give you the tools you need to: determine what you need and don't need in a laptop; clean and maintain your computer; navigate using Windows; expand your laptop with USB ports, PC cards, and more; connect to the Internet; travel with your laptop and keep it safe; link your laptop to your desktop; and, operate using Windows Vista. This book provides tips and tricks for keeping your battery healthy and working. It also suggests accessories and expansions that are well worth the money, as well as things you should always take with you in your laptop case. With "Laptops for Dummies, 2nd Edition", you'll get the most out of your new, portable computer-and have fun too!
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"A great boon for the laptop buyer." (Good Book Guide, January 2007) "Using plenty of insight laced with humour, Gookin explains the benefits of laptops and shows how to solve problems." (Good Book Guide, May 2007) "...plenty of insight laced with humour...shows how to solve problems and generally have a lot of fun." (Good Book Guide, September 2007)
About Dan Gookin
Dan Gookin started the Dummies phenomenon with DOS For Dummies in 1991. More than 11 million copies of his books are now in print, translated into 32 languages.
Table of Contents
Introduction.Part I: Getting Your Very Own Laptop.Chapter 1: Sometimes You Can Take It with You.Chapter 2: Buying a Laptop Just for You.Part II: Discover Your Laptop.Chapter 3: Out of the Box and into Your Lap.Chapter 4: An Entire Chapter About Turning a Laptop On and Off.Chapter 5: Basic Laptop Hardware.Chapter 6: Exploring Windows on Your Laptop.Chapter 7: Expanding Your Laptop's Universe.Chapter 8: Power Management Madness.Part III: Yesterday Your Lap,Today the World.Chapter 9: All That Networking Nonsense.Chapter 10: Laptop to Internet, Hello?Chapter 11: A Very Merry Modem.Chapter 12: Internet Security.Chapter 13: Portable Web Browsing and E-Mail Tips.Chapter 14: The Desktop-Laptop Connection.Part IV: Hit the Road, Jack.Chapter 15: On the Road Again ...Chapter 16: Laptop Security.Chapter 17: Giving a Presentation.Part V: Troubleshooting.Chapter 18: Major Trouble and General Solutions.Chapter 19: Upgrading Your Laptop.Part VI: The Part of Tens.Chapter 20: Ten Battery Tips and Tricks.Chapter 21: Ten Handy Laptop Accessories.Chapter 22: Ten Thing to Throw in Your Laptop Case.Index.
Laptops For Dummies by Dan Gookin
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