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 and happy relationship with your laptop

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

  • To laptop, or not — assess your needs, compare hardware and software options, and get Dan's recommendations on where to buy
  • Some assembly required — get step-by-step instructions for unpacking your laptop, setting it up, and charging the battery
  • What is it, where is it — discover what the buttons, lights, holes, and slots are for and how to use a laptop keyboard and mouse
  • Open the Windows — tour Windows 8 and the new Start screen, find and launch programs, and set up options with the Control Panel
  • Communicate — connect to a network, use a HomeGroup, go online 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 your data
  • Keep it happy — maintain your laptop and know how to handle common problems

Open the book and find:

  • What you should and shouldn't consider when laptop shopping
  • 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 wireless networking
  • Secure your laptop and extend its battery life
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