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Laptops For Dummies Quick Reference Plastic Comb – September 16, 2008

ISBN-13: 978-0470240564 ISBN-10: 0470240563 Edition: 2nd

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Product Details

  • Plastic Comb: 240 pages
  • Publisher: For Dummies; 2 edition (September 16, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0470240563
  • ISBN-13: 978-0470240564
  • Product Dimensions: 6.9 x 0.6 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 2.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #737,710 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From the Back Cover

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 fullyrevised guide is packed with useful information you can takewherever you take your laptop. This edition covers WindowsVista®, Office 2007, security, Windows Media Center and MediaDirect, Blu-ray DVD drives, wireless USB ports, and so muchmore.

  • Pick and choose — compare laptop features and choose thebest 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 softwaretools to synchronize your laptop with other devices

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

  • Put safety first — secure your property and informationwith accessories, hardware, and software, including the most recentSymantec 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®, andPowerPoint®

  • What you should know about storage

  • Troubleshooting advice for the road warrior

  • Cool things to add

About the Author

Corey Sandler is a bestselling author whose books cover sports, travel, personal finance, business, and consumer issues, as well as computer topics. He was the first executive editor of PC Magazine.

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By Maureen Stephens on January 22, 2015
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3 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Arnetta Dandrea on December 18, 2007
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This book was written for a laptop repair expert which is not I. I prefer Gookin's Laptops for Dummies.
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More About the Author

Corey Sandler is the author of more than 100 books on history, travel, computer, and business topics with more than two million copies in print. He has appeared on NBC's "Today Show" and National Public Radio, and has been profiled on CNN.

His fascination with the mystery of the life and death of Henry Hudson took him on a year-long, 25,000-mile journey to England, the North Pole, and deep into Canadian wilderness areas accessible only by boat or bush plane. His book, "Henry Hudson Dreams and Obsession" retraces the four known voyages of the Age of Exploration's least-known adventurer.

He is co-author, with Red Sox broadcaster and former star second baseman Jerry Remy, of "Watching Baseball."

Earlier in his career, his experience as a reporter for the Associated Press and Gannett Newspapers made him one of the pioneers of computer journalism. He was the first Executive Editor of "PC Magazine".

He turned his passion for travel into the "Econoguide Travel Book" series.

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