Laptops For Dummies (5th Revised edition)

Laptops For Dummies (5th Revised edition)

By: Dan Gookin (author)Paperback

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Hit the road with your laptop and this must-have For Dummies guide If you're like most people, your laptop is taking the place of your PC. Whether you're on the road, working at home, or multitasking, your laptop is now an essential, trusted tool. Just in time, beloved and popular author Dan Gookin returns with a new edition that covers the very latest in laptops. From synchronizing with your desktop and coordinating e-mail to maintaining security, networking, working in Windows 8, adding your smartphone to the mix, and more, this book makes understanding laptops simpler than you ever thought possible. Shares the latest basics about laptops, such as new technologies, current processors available, and steps to update memory and hard drive capabilities Covers the new Windows 8 operating system and other popular laptop operating systems, as well as netbooks, wireless networking, and smartphone tethering Explores remote access to the desktop, power management, storage, security, and much more Examines the benefits of mobility for students, employees, and anyone who needs to work on the go Helps you work on the road, employ and enjoy multimedia, and use your laptop professionally Laptops For Dummies, 5th Edition is the fun and friendly guide that will get you going and on the go with your laptop in no time!

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About Author

Dan Gookin wrote the original For Dummies book in 1991. Today he has more than 130 books to his credit, with 12 million copies in print and translations into more than 30 languages. Among his bestsellers are Word For Dummies and Android Phones For Dummies. Visit his website at


Introduction 1 Part I: This Laptop Thing 5 Chapter 1: The Portable Computing Quest 7 Chapter 2: A Laptop of Your Own 21 Part II: Say Hello to Your Laptop 31 Chapter 3: The Out-of-the-Box Experience 33 Chapter 4: To Turn On a Laptop 41 Chapter 5: To Turn Off a Laptop 53 Chapter 6: Around Your Laptop in 16 Pages 65 Chapter 7: Your Laptop and Windows 81 Chapter 8: The Tablet PC 99 Part III: You and Your Laptop 115 Chapter 9: Using Your Laptop 117 Chapter 10: Portable Power 129 Chapter 11: The Laptop, the Printer, and the Fax 143 Chapter 12: Expanding Your Laptop's Universe 155 Part IV: Laptop Communications 167 Chapter 13: Basic Networking 169 Chapter 14: The Wireless Life 183 Chapter 15: Hello, Internet 197 Chapter 16: The Modem Lives 207 Chapter 17: Online Safety 219 Chapter 18: Portable Web Browsingand E-Mail Tips 233 Chapter 19: Between the Desktop and Laptop 241 Part V: The Laptop Goes Elsewhere 253 Chapter 20: O the Places You'll Go 255 Chapter 21: A More Secure Laptop 271 Chapter 22: A Laptop for Work, a Laptop for Play 289 Part VI: Troubleshooting and Maintenance 303 Chapter 23: Laptop Troubleshooting 305 Chapter 24: Laptop Maintenanceand Upgrading 313 Part VII: The Part of Tens 319 Chapter 25: Ten Battery Tips and Tricks 321 Chapter 26: Ten Handy Laptop Accessories 327 Chapter 27: Ten Things to Throw in Your Laptop Case 333 Index 337

Product Details

  • publication date: 04/12/2012
  • ISBN13: 9781118115336
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 384
  • ID: 9781118115336
  • weight: 574
  • ISBN10: 1118115333
  • edition: 5th Revised edition

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