Laptops for Dummies, 6th Edition (6th Revised edition)

Laptops for Dummies, 6th Edition (6th Revised edition)

By: Dan Gookin (author)Paperback

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The fast and easy way to get up and running with a laptop Are you new to the world of laptops? You've come to the right place! Laptops For Dummies covers the many topics and issues unique to laptops, including synchronizing with the desktop, coordinating email pick-up between two machines, remotely accessing the desktop, networking, power management, storage, security, and more. This new edition also provides updates to cover the latest technology, current processors, and steps to update memory and hard drive capacities. In business while they spend most of their time in a desktop docking station laptops are absolutely essential for providing mobility to professionals. In the home, they've begun to replace desktop PCs, as they now offer larger displays, longer battery power, and speeds equal to desktop computers. Plus, you can do just about everything with a laptop that you can do with a traditional desktop, minus the big, bulky machine and multiple cords. If you're just making the switch over to a laptop, this hands-on, easy-to-follow guide makes the transition easy! * Covers the latest hardware and technology updates you need to get up and running with your laptop * Includes updates on the new Windows 10 operating system, wireless networking, smartphone tethering, and using productivity applications on laptops * Walks you through everything you need to deal with add-ons, networking procedures, and connectivity and communication * Presents complex material in a way that makes it simple and accessible Whether you've never logged onto a laptop or are just looking to stay up-to-date with the latest information on operating systems and software, Laptops For Dummies has you covered.

About Author

Dan Gookin has penned a plethora of computer books more than 130 with 12 million copies in print, translated into more than 30 languages. His DOS For Dummies, published in 1991, launched the For Dummies series and became the world's fastest-selling computer book. Visit Dan 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: From Laptop Box to Lap 33 Chapter 4: To Turn On a Laptop 43 Chapter 5: To Turn Off a Laptop 55 Chapter 6: Traditional Laptop Tour 67 Chapter 7: The Tablet PC Tour 79 Chapter 8: Your Laptop and Windows 93 Part III: Out and About with Mr. Laptop 109 Chapter 9: You and Your Laptop 111 Chapter 10: Portable Power 129 Chapter 11: The Printing Chapter 141 Chapter 12: Expanding Your Laptop s Universe 153 Chapter 13: O the Places You ll Go 165 Chapter 14: Presentation Information 177 Chapter 15: A Laptop at Play 187 Part IV: Laptop Networking 203 Chapter 16: The Networking Thing 205 Chapter 17: Network Life in Laptop Land 215 Chapter 18: Your Files from Afar 227 Part V: Security and Maintenance 237 Chapter 19: Internet Safety 239 Chapter 20: A More Secure Laptop 255 Chapter 21: Laptop Troubleshooting 269 Chapter 22: Laptop Maintenance and Upgrading 279 Part VI: The Part of Tens 285 Chapter 23: Ten Battery Tips and Tricks 287 Chapter 24: Ten Handy Laptop Accessories 293 Chapter 25: Ten Things to Throw in Your Laptop Bag 299 Index 303

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781119041801
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 336
  • ID: 9781119041801
  • ISBN10: 1119041805
  • edition: 6th Revised edition

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