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Absolute Beginner's Guide to Tablet PCs Paperback – December 14, 2003

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About the Author

Craig F. Mathews has been an IT professional for more than a decade, a passion that has recently expanded to include entrepreneurship. He is CEO of Toolkits, Inc., which helps organizations align IT capabilities with their business strategy and goals. He is also the founder of TabletGuru.com, a site dedicated to the advancement of the Tablet PC as well as to teaching people how to use them.

A member of Mensa and a Beta Gamma Sigma graduate of UNC's Kenan-Flagler Executive MBA program, Mathews blends business and technical perspectives to create smart, usable tools, and to train and consult. He frequently speaks and consults on topics as varied as IT strategy, homeland security, and leadership principles.

When not writing, Mathews enjoys time with his wife and two sons, Austin and Jameson. He is a pilot, a potter, and a risk junkie. He lives in Raleigh, NC and loves to explore, learn, and experience the joy and freedom God has provided for each of us.

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 408 pages
  • Publisher: Que (December 14, 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0789730499
  • ISBN-13: 978-0789730497
  • Product Dimensions: 7.4 x 0.9 x 9.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,619,744 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By A Customer on April 29, 2004
Format: Paperback
I found this book to be really helpful. It has some great information on how to use the Tablet PC with all sorts of software and hardware, making it more useful than I would have guessed.
If you have a Tablet PC, or are thinking of getting one, this is the book for you!
Not only does it talk about some of the basic softwarepackages available for the Tablet PC, it also deals with some esoteric packages, as well as lots of hardware add-ons to make your Tablet PC hum.
If you want to know how to use your Tablet PC to best effect, the section on Usage Scenarios is really helpful. In this section, Mathews shows about 20 different job roles (Attorney, Technician, CEO, Engineer, Consultant, etc.), how each person uses the Tablet PC, and what applications and hardware options they can best utilize.
Since Tablet PCs are all about portable computing, there are also chapters on using wireless networking, and some of the neat new tools such as Microsoft OneNote. Speech recognition and handwriting recognition is explained and tips are given to get the best results.
And if you want to play with your Tablet PC, this book even talks about games and graphics packages that make your Tablet PC more enjoyable in Coach class.
I've read all of the Tablet PC books, and this is the best!
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By A Customer on May 16, 2004
Format: Paperback
This book has all the information a new Tablet PC user needs to make the Tablet PC a powerful personal computing device.
The book starts out with the basics, then throws in Usage Scenarios, which show how different people use Tablet PCs. Then the author goes on to explain how to use the various features of the Tablet PC to the max. Finally, the book finishes with Office 2003 and OneNote coverage, then a review of various software and hardware that complement Tablet PCs.
All in all, this is a well-written book that's complete in coverage and easy to read.
Highly recommended!
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IT WAS AN OK BOOK, BUT NOT WHAT i NEEDED..i WAS LOOKING FOR SOMETHING TO HELP ME WITH A NEW
LAP TOP, BUT THERE WAS NOTHING THAT APPLIED TO A LAP TOP..SPECIFICALLY. AS YOU CAN TELL, I AM EVEN
LESS THAN A NOVICE. BUT THANK YOU FOR THE SPEED YOU SENT THE BOOK. JP
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Not beginners. Didn't help me understand tablet I bought.
Author assumed reader knows Google terms and language.
Not what I believed I was buying.
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