Laptops for Dummies®

Laptops for Dummies®

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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 9 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."
Publisher: Hoboken, New Jersey : For Dummies®, A Wiley Brand, [2016]
Edition: 6th edition.
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9781119041801
Branch Call Number: 004.16 Goo
Characteristics: xiii, 319 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.


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May 13, 2017

Excellent! I am going to check it out again when I get my new laptop. Tons of info mixed with humor that keeps it from getting boring. I was disappointed that it didn't give much information about how to select my laptop; it is very general in that respect and the author gives the impression that there are so many choices available that it would be impossible to cover them all individually.
As good as it is Dan seems to have his head in the sand concerning the present homelessness crisis in the United States. Thousands of homeless people who obviously can't buy a PC are turning to Lap Tops and Tablets using WiFi to connect to the Internet today. His comments about keeping all the boxes the Lap Tops come in are completely impractical for the homeless laptop buyer.


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