Laptops For Dummies-Dan Gookin

  • Title: Laptops For Dummies
  • Author: Dan Gookin
  • Released: 2008-09-22
  • Language:
  • Pages: 384
  • ISBN: 0470277599
  • ISBN13: 978-0470277591
  • ASIN: 0470277599

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Review "A great boon for the laptop buyer." (Good Book Guide, January 2007)

“Using plenty of insight laced with humour, Gookin explains the benefits of laptops and shows how to solve problems" (Good Book Guide, May 2007) --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

From the Back Cover 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.

  • Starting at Start — decide what you need in a laptop, understand the parts, and set it up for action

  • Windows view — learn how Windows Vista® and SP1 work with your laptop

  • More power — monitor and recharge your battery and learn to manage your laptop's power

  • Get connected — safely add your laptop to an existing network or configure a wireless connection

  • Ah, memory — store your stuff securely on PC cards, Secure Digital cards, and other devices

  • Pain-free Tablets — explore an entire chapter devoted to the often-overlooked Tablet PC

  • Hit the road — travel safely with your laptop, protect your data, and outwit laptop thieves

  • Shoot down trouble — follow this simple and reassuring advice when something goes wrong

Open the book and find:

  • What's different about the laptop keyboard, and why

  • Safe ways to collect your e-mail on the road

  • Why saving Web pages is smart

  • What to do with a cranky battery

  • How (and when) to run System Restore

  • How to make your laptop hard to steal

  • Things you can add to make laptops more fun

  • How to sync your laptop with your desktop

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