Laptops for Dummies

Author(s): Dan Gookin


A guide to choosing and using a laptop. It covers portable computers from laptop to lap-bottom, with advice on picking one, setting it up, managing power and peripherals, going online, and hitting the road. It includes translations of laptop buzzwords; regular maintenance and troubleshooting tips; and, descriptions of ten laptop accessories.


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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

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.

General Fields

  • : 9780470578292
  • : John Wiley and Sons Ltd
  • : John Wiley & Sons Ltd
  • : February 2010
  • : 236mm X 188mm X 20mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

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  • : Dan Gookin
  • : Paperback
  • : 4th Revised edition
  • : 004.16
  • : 360
  • : illustrations