- Used Books
- Staff Picks
- Gifts & Gift Cards
- Sell Books
- Stores & Events
- Let's Talk Books
Special Offers see all
More at Powell's
Recently Viewed clear list
This item may be
Check for Availability
Other titles in the For Dummies series:
Laptops for Dummies (For Dummies)by Dan Gookin
Synopses & Reviews
Mobile is magnificent!
Here's how to choose, use, and love your laptop
Life is out there waiting — who wants to be stuck behind a desk? Laptops offer freedom, and if you've been wary of them, fear no more. Here's what you do and don't need in a laptop and how to set it up, use all its features, deal with its oddities, protect it, and more, in the plain English you expect from For Dummies and Dan Gookin.
Open the book and find:
Understand your laptop, power it up, and play it safe
Follow Dan's plan for picking the perfect laptop and hit the road
You hold in your hands the next-best thing to a laptop itself — the complete fun-and-easy guide to choosing and using the laptop that fits your needs. Here's Dan Gookin's should-be-patented five-step process for buying a computer plus the complete laptop lowdown — power management, wireless access, special security issues, and more.
Discover how to
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:
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!
About the Author
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
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.
What Our Readers Are Saying
Computers and Internet » Computers Reference » General