PC Hardware in a Nutshell: A Desktop Quick Reference (Paperback)

Robert Bruce Thompson, Barbara Fritchman Thompson

  • 出版商: O'Reilly Media
  • 出版日期: 2000-10-11
  • 售價: $299
  • 語言: 英文
  • 頁數: 526
  • 裝訂: Paperback
  • ISBN: 1565925998
  • ISBN-13: 9781565925991

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PC Hardware in a Nutshell is a comprehensive guide to buying, building, upgrading, and repairing Intel-based PCs, presented in O'Reilly's concise "In a Nutshell" format. The three major thrusts of the book are:

  • Buying guidelines. In supplying advice on how to choose optimum systems and components, the book focuses on teaching the reader how to evaluate alternatives rather than on recommending specific products.

  • How-to advice. The book is loaded with practical, hands-on information about how to install, configure, and troubleshoot specific components.

  • Reference. Numerous tables and the topical organization let novices and professionals alike consult the book for the specifications and steps they need in order to perform discrete tasks.

In addition to covering the fundamentals and general tips about working on PCs, the book includes chapters focusing on motherboards, processors, memory, disks (floppies, hard drives, and optical drives), tape devices, video devices, input devices, audio components, communications, power supplies, and maintenance. The last chapter is a complete case study in building a PC from components.

PC Hardware in a Nutshell is supported by a web site that provides:

  • A depository of obsolescent or arcane material that didn't make the book but may still be useful to some

  • New and updated material that will appear in updated editions

  • Errata

  • A Mail drop for reader feedback and suggestions

PC Hardware in a Nutshell is a compact guide, accessible to the ordinary reader and invaluable for the seasoned professional.