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Surface for Dummies

4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (60 customer reviews)


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44 of 45 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars a tad misleading July 13, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
Having ordered a Surface Pro 128 yesterday, I decided I should look for a how-to book, and naturally gravitated to "Dummies" as I've had good experiences with the publisher. While I haven't purchased this book yet, I did download and read the free sample. The author, on multiple occasions, mentions that all you get with the Surface in way of instruction is a single piece of paper with
Ikea-like directions. Of course, this is mentioned (again, many times) to entice purchase of the book. What he doesn't mention is the freely available, 68 page .pdf file published by Microsoft, entitled Surface_Getting_Started_Guide. Certainly, Rathbone's book goes into more depth, as one would expect from over 300 pages. I downloaded the 1.4Mb pdf in three seconds, and I am now infinitely more familiar with the use of a Surface Pro, and it didn't cost me a cent. Why the need for hyperbole?
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
By Excoach
Format:Kindle Edition
Surface comes with 3 instructions. How to turn it on and adjust the volume, and use the stand. (Now this is better than the iPad which has NO instructions - took me five minutes to figure out how to turn it on.) So you need this (or a similar book, there are two others published at least) to figure out how to use Windows 8 unless you are 13 or so, when it is intutive, I suppose. I spent alot of time with the book the first week, including how to solve a "freeze up" which, being Microsoft, it does on occasion, and things you otherwise would never know - it does not turn off absent some obscure moves, it only goes to sleep running down the battery, and is on, as you board the airplane, unless you in another obscure move, switch it to airplane mode, for example.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great starting place! February 27, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
What I wanted, but not sure I would find. Gets you running in no time.
Easy read, lets you go at your own pace.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars I like it July 3, 2013
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Excellent review and description of the product.
Found it easy to read & apply.
Well organized. Colors make a big difference.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Just what I needed March 7, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Quick down and dirty help for my new Surface RT. Just enough detail without being too "techy:" Many "ah ha" moments!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book January 28, 2014
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I received a Surface for Christmas and had no idea how to use it. I purchased this book and it was a breeze to understand. I highly recommend this book it you have a Surface and don't know much about it.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I love this book January 10, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I got this because I had no idea how different windows 8.1 was going to be from my old laptop running win 7. This book took me from opening the box and making sure everything was included to how to configure it to be personal to my needs. A very worthwhile purchase.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent helpful guide.... December 20, 2013
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I mostly bought this book to help me learn Windows 8, but it does come in handy for Surface. I was very pleased with this book, great tips and tricks!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars The reference Microsoft forgot to supply.
Written in easy to understand language, this publication covers the essentials to quickly use the power of this device.
Published 6 days ago by FarNorth
5.0 out of 5 stars I like to have print manuals
Very helpful!
Published 6 days ago by Daniel J. Farren Jr.
4.0 out of 5 stars Surface for Dummies
Still a dummy. It arrived and I have had time to read a few chapters. Like to get to instructions.
Published 11 days ago by Ladyfb
5.0 out of 5 stars Surface for Dummies
The book has a great format. It is really helpful. Enables me to get more out of my Surface tablet.
Published 25 days ago by Carol Stafford
5.0 out of 5 stars informational
Very good book detailed in everything that you would have questions about. Book was in great shape and price was excellent
Published 2 months ago by tresa bedford
4.0 out of 5 stars Typical Dummies Book
I bought My Surface 2 book and this book completes all that I want to know about the Surface 2 and Windows 8.1
I recommend it to all.
Published 2 months ago by George L. Chinea
5.0 out of 5 stars Surface For Dummies
This is a got to have book. I am really dumb when it comes to operating my Surface. I received an answer to one of my questions right off the bat, which made operating my Surface... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Lesia W.
4.0 out of 5 stars Good book/ crappy operating system.
The one fact left out of this book is an honest evaluation of the Windows 8.1 system that comes with the Surface. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Eugene Eisman
5.0 out of 5 stars Like the surface !!
Love my SURFACE. But the book helped to get the details WIN 8 pulled out of covers.. tis a pleasure to hold in lap and type this review on the attached keyboard a..away we go ...
Published 3 months ago by LDW
5.0 out of 5 stars Surface User Manual
My Surface didn't actually ship with a user manual so I bought this fantastic book. Not really for Dummies because if you bought a Surface instead of and iPad then you are not a... Read more
Published 3 months ago by Peter R. Swinburne
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