Laptops For Dummies, 5th Edition
By Dan Gookin
Publisher: Wiley / For Dummies
Final Release Date: October 2012
Pages: 384

Land in laptop luxury! Follow Dan's advice for a long andhappy relationship with your laptop

A laptop is much more than just a desktop with a handle. In hisfamously fun and friendly way, Dan Gookin shows you just what tolook for in a laptop, and what to do after you get one. Learn aboutlaptop operation, power management, networking, troubleshooting,security, Windows 8, and how you can wander the world with yourlaptop, safe and carefree.

  • To laptop, or not — assess your needs, compare hardwareand software options, and get Dan's recommendations on where tobuy
  • Some assembly required — get step-by-step instructionsfor unpacking your laptop, setting it up, and charging thebattery
  • What is it, where is it — discover what the buttons,lights, holes, and slots are for and how to use a laptop keyboardand mouse
  • Open the Windows — tour Windows 8 and the new Startscreen, find and launch programs, and set up options with theControl Panel
  • Communicate — connect to a network, use a HomeGroup, goonline wirelessly, and manage your e-mail
  • Travel tips — choose a case to protect your laptop,prepare it for travel, and guard both your device and yourdata
  • Keep it happy — maintain your laptop and know how tohandle common problems

Open the book and find:

  • What you should and shouldn't consider when laptopshopping
  • Things you might want to add to your laptop
  • Information on tablet and convertible PCs
  • Miscellaneous mouse musings
  • Advice on managing battery power and battery life
  • Laptop safety and security tips
  • How to sync files before and after hitting the road
  • Ten handy accessories to consider

Learn to:

  • Use the newest features of Windows 8
  • Connect to the Internet and browse safely from anywhere
  • Sync your laptop with other devices using wirelessnetworking
  • Secure your laptop and extend its battery life
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