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Laptops For Dummies Quick Reference

Sandler, Corey

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ISBN 10: 0470240563 / ISBN 13: 9780470240564
Published by For Dummies, 2008
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Title: Laptops For Dummies Quick Reference

Publisher: For Dummies

Publication Date: 2008

Book Condition:Good

Edition: 2nd Edition.

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If you’re a part of the business world, chances are that you need to use a laptop for mobile computing. Newly revised and updated to serve as a valuable guide for anyone who operates a laptop computer, Laptops for Dummies Quick Reference, 2nd Edition is an indispensable guide that’s perfect for when you’re on the road.

You’ll learn how to select the perfect laptop to take with you on the road and you’ll find out how to install or activate WiFi, Bluetooth, wired Ethernet, satellite, and other communication media to keep you connected to the business world. Now you can make sure that you will choose the best software for mobile computing and manage all your files and accounts safely and securely. You’ll be prepared to fix or work around common hardware and software failures so that you can proceed with your tasks. You will:

  • Become familiar with all your laptop’s components
  • Organize and manage files and accounts
  • Deal with repairs, unusual or non-standard power sources, and alternate means of communication
  • Properly equip your laptop carrying case with tools and resources
  • Add software tools to synchronize and update files between a laptop, a PDA, and a desktop or office server

In addition to the basics, learn keyboard shortcuts for Word, Excel, and Powerpoint, find troubleshooting advice, and cool things you can add to your laptop in Laptops for Dummies Quick Reference, 2nd Edition, a convenient and handy guide!

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Quick, up-to-date answers about laptop hardware, software, use, and care

Laptops are compact, convenient, and most importantly, mobile. That portable package is pumped full of features, and this fully revised guide is packed with useful information you can take wherever you take your laptop. This edition covers Windows Vista®, Office 2007, security, Windows Media Center and Media Direct, Blu-ray DVD drives, wireless USB ports, and so much more.

  • Pick and choose — compare laptop features and choose the best buy for your needs
  • Communicate — find out how to install and activate Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, wired Ethernet, and other communication media

  • Get it together — compare, choose, and install software tools to synchronize your laptop with other devices

  • Be prepared — outfit your carrying case with everything you need for repairs, unusual power sources, and other oddities

  • Put safety first — secure your property and information with accessories, hardware, and software, including the most recent Symantec and Microsoft security suites

Open the book and find:

  • The similarities and differences in laptops
  • External devices you might want

  • How to surf the Web, watch a movie, or check e-mail — anywhere

  • Security and maintenance tips

  • Keyboard shortcuts for Word, Excel®, and PowerPoint®

  • What you should know about storage

  • Troubleshooting advice for the road warrior

  • Cool things to add

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