The latest edition of the bestselling guide to getting started with a laptop No one knows computers like veteran author Dan Gookin. With this new edition of his bestseller, he shares his wealth of knowledge and once again finesses even the most complex of topics and presents it in such a way that makes it simple, entertaining, and easy to understand. You'll explore the latest hardware and technology updates and delve into the most updated information on Windows 7. You'll review the many issues that are unique to laptops, including synchronizing with the desktop, coordinating e-mail between two machines, working on the road, and more.
Beloved and popular author Dan Gookin returns with a new edition that makes understanding laptops simpler than you ever thought possible Shares the latest information concerning laptops: new technology, current processors available, and steps to update memory and hard drive capabilities Includes coverage of connectivity between a laptop and desktop, interfaces between laptops, add-ons, networking procedures, and more Reviews the perks of newer laptops, including larger displays, longer battery power, and speeds equal to desktops to name a few Examines the benefits of mobility for students, employees, and anyone who needs to work on the go This fun and friendly guide will get you up and running with your laptop in no time!
Table of Contents
Introduction. Part I: The Laptop Shall Set You Free. Chapter 1: The Portable Computing Quest. Chapter 2: A Laptop of Your Own. Part II: Introducing Your Laptop. Chapter 3: The Out-of-the-Box Experience. Chapter 4: To Turn On a Laptop. Chapter 5: To Turn Off a Laptop. Chapter 6: Around Your Laptop in 16 Pages. Chapter 7: Your Laptop and Windows. Chapter 8: The Tablet PC. Part III: You and Your Laptop. Chapter 9: Using Your Laptop. Chapter 10: Portable Power. Chapter 11: The Laptop, the Printer, and the Fax. Part IV: Laptop Communications. Chapter 12: Expanding Your Laptop's Universe. Chapter 13: Basic Networking. Chapter 14: The Wireless Life. Chapter 15: Hello, Internet. Chapter 16: That Modem Thing. Chapter 17: Keep Mr. Laptop Safe. Part V: The Laptop Goes Elsewhere. Chapter 18: Portable Web Browsing and E-Mail Tips. Chapter 19: Between the Desktop and the Laptop. Chapter 20: The Places You'll Go. Chapter 21: A More Secure Laptop. Part VI: Troubleshooting and Maintenance. Chapter 22: O Laptop, Entertain Me. Chapter 23: Working Outside the Office. Chapter 24: Laptop Troubleshooting. Chapter 25: Laptop Maintenance and Upgrading. Part VII: The Part of Tens. Chapter 26: Ten Battery Tips and Tricks. Chapter 27: Ten Handy Laptop Accessories. Chapter 28: Ten Things to Throw in Your Laptop Case. Index.
Dan Gookin wrote the very first For Dummies book in 1991. With more than 11 million copies in print, his books have been translated into 32 languages. Dan is the bestselling author of PCs For Dummies and Word For Dummies . He offers tips and fun at www.wambooli.com.