Laptops For Dummies

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9780470054321: Laptops For Dummies

Are you thinking about buying a laptop, but you’re not sure what to look for, how to choose one, or how to use it? Or maybe you already have a laptop and just want to learn more about its features, functions, and capabilities. Dan Gookin, the author of the best-selling Dummies series, shows you the ins and outs of owning and operating your portable PC with Laptops for Dummies, 2nd Edition.

This fun-and-easy guide covers all the laptop necessities, from managing the battery and other hardware to going wireless. It’ll provide you with advice on shopping for a laptop and using it wherever you go—at home, in class, or on the road! This handy, updated reference will give you the tools you need to:

  • Determine what you need and don’t need in a laptop
  • Clean and maintain your computer
  • Navigate using Windows
  • Expand your laptop with USB ports, PC cards, and more
  • Connect to the Internet
  • Travel with your laptop and keep it safe
  • Link your laptop to your desktop
  • Operate using Windows Vista

This book provides tips and tricks for keeping your battery healthy and working. It also suggests accessories and expansions that are well worth the money, as well as things you should always take with you in your laptop case. With Laptops for Dummies, 2nd Edition, you’ll get the most out of your new, portable computer—and have fun too!

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From the Back Cover:

Understand your laptop, power it up, and play it safe

Follow Dan's plan for picking the perfect laptop and hit the road

You hold in your hands the next-best thing to a laptop itself — the complete fun-and-easy guide to choosing and using the laptop that fits your needs. Here's Dan Gookin's should-be-patented five-step process for buying a computer plus the complete laptop lowdown — power management, wireless access, special security issues, and more.

Discover how to

  • Decide what you want and shop accordingly
  • Use Windows Vista on your laptop
  • Connect external devices via USB ports
  • Hook up with a wireless network
  • Protect your laptop and your data

About the Author:

Dan Gookin started the Dummies phenomenon with DOS For Dummies in 1991. More than 11 million copies of his books are now in print, translated into 32 languages.

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