Synopses & Reviews
Now updated to cover Windows 7, Laptops in Easy Steps starts by going over important factors to consider when buying a laptop, the ergonomic issues surrounding them, and how to be as comfortable as possible when using and transporting a laptop. It then gives an overview of the workings of mobile computers, including the software (such as Windows Vista, Excel, and Word) that is provided with them. Issues such as using a laptop on the move and sharing it with colleagues or other family members are covered, as well as battery issues, networking, and using a wireless connection, with particular attention given to accessing the Internet from wireless locations (hot spots) such as airports, coffee shops, and libraries.
With laptops increasingly favored over desktops by both consumers and businesses, educated buying and confident, efficient usage are a must. "Laptops in Easy Steps" shows consumers how to do both. Author Nick Vandome begins by covering the important factors to consider when purchasing a laptop and discussing ergonomic issues such as how to be comfortable and free of strain when using and transporting a one. Vandome then explains how to operate your laptop, demystifying bundled software like Windows Vista, Excel, and Word. He also addresses using a laptop on the move and sharing it with colleagues or family members. The book gives detailed coverage of networking and wireless use, with particular attention paid to accessing the Internet from wireless locations like airports, coffee shops, and libraries. Simple, straightforward writing and extensive visual guides make this a useful handbook for both comprehensive knowledge and understanding particular aspects of laptops.