Laptops For Dummies, 4/e (Paperback)

Dan Gookin

  • 出版商: Hungry Minds
  • 出版日期: 2010-02-02
  • 定價: $750
  • 售價: 1.3$99
  • 語言: 英文
  • 頁數: 360
  • 裝訂: Paperback
  • ISBN: 0470578297
  • ISBN-13: 9780470578292

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Get a move on! Learn to roam free with this guide to choosing and using a laptop

Laptops come with everything you need to get going — everything, that is, except a guide to buying and using one. This book covers portable computers from laptop to lap-bottom, with useful advice on picking one, setting it up, managing power and peripherals, going online, and hitting the road.

  • Which one fits your lap? — learn what to look for, what to ignore, and how to find the laptop you'll love

  • Get acquainted — tour your laptop and locate its buttons, disk slots, security features, and keyboard peculiarities

  • Windows, laptop model — test-drive Windows® on your laptop and know where to find programs, files, and network access

  • Feel the power — discover how to monitor your laptop's power and prolong battery life

  • You've got connections — introduce your laptop to a network and connect to the Internet wherever you find it

  • Make friends with your OS — find out how to use the latest features in Windows® 7 and other laptop-friendly operating systems and keep your laptop happy

  • Bells and whistles, anyone? — add a portable printer, PC Card, or USB gizmo to make your laptop more versatile

  • Prepare for takeoff — protect your laptop and your data when you travel

Open the book and find:

  • Translations of laptop buzzwords

  • Regular maintenance and troubleshooting tips

  • Steps for safely unpacking your laptop

  • Advice on maximizing power, memory, and hard drive space

  • Tips for strong passwords you can actually remember

  • What the differences are between netbooks and laptops

  • How to make phone calls and video-chat from your laptop

  • Descriptions of ten cool laptop accessories

Learn to:

  • Make the most of the latest laptop features and capabilities

  • Synchronize your laptop with your desktop and cellphone

  • Set up security for mobility and social networking

  • Beef up your laptop's memory and hard drive capacity