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Laptops for Dummies (For Dummies)by Dan Gookin
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Synopses & Reviews
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 Dummiesseries, shows you the ins and outs of owning and operating your portable PC with Laptops for Dummies, 2ndEdition.
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:
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, 2ndEdition, you’ll get the most out of your new, portable computer—and have fun too!
Choose the right laptop, set it up, and hit the road!
Decide what you want your laptop to do,use all its features, and solve problems
Here's the best advice ever to fall into your lap. From how to unpack the box (yes, it DOES matter!) to being selective about software, managing your power, and protecting your connection, this plain-English guide helps you make the most of your laptop and cater to its peculiarities, too. Now you can take it with you!
Discover how to
About the Author
Dan Gookin ignited a phenomenon with the first For Dummies book, DOS For Dummies, in 1991. With over 11 million copies in print, his books have been translated into 32 languages.
Table of Contents
Part I: Choosing a Laptop Just for You.
Chapter 1: Sometimes You Can Take It with You.
Chapter 2: Buying a Laptop Just for You.
Part II: I Have My Laptop, Now What?
Chapter 3: Out of the Box and into Your Lap.
Chapter 4: Laptop Goes On, Laptop Goes Off.
Chapter 5: Basic Laptop Hardware Tour.
Chapter 6: Windows and Your Laptop Software.
Chapter 7: Expanding Your Laptop’s Universe.
Chapter 8: Power Management Madness.
Part III: Between Your Laptop and the World.
Chapter 9: All That Networking Nonsense.
Chapter 10: Laptop to Internet, Hello?
Chapter 11: A Very Merry Modem.
Chapter 12: Online Security.
Chapter 13: Handy Web Browsing and E-Mail Tips.
Chapter 14: The Desktop-Laptop Connection.
Part IV: On the Road Again.
Chapter 15: Before You Hit the Road.
Chapter 16: The Road Warrior (Or Computing in the Strangest of Places).
Chapter 17: Laptop Security.
Chapter 18: Giving a Presentation.
Part V: Troubleshooting.
Chapter 19: Major Trouble and General Solutions.
Chapter 20: Upgrading Your Laptop.
Part VI: The Part of Tens.
Chapter 21: Ten Battery Tips and Tricks.
Chapter 22: Ten Handy Laptop Accessories.
Chapter 23: Ten Things to Throw in Your Laptop Case.
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