A laptop computer is clearly a technical wonder and a marvel of miniaturisation, but given its obvious attractions - particularly portability - why don't we all have one? Is a laptop too fragile for the kids? Too slow for games? Is the screen too small for prolonged use? Is the risk of theft a major worry? Does mobility really justify the price difference when compared to a desktop system? This book sets out to explore these issues and help the reader choose and use the perfect laptop. We also show how to maintain, repair and upgrade it to ensure years of service and enjoyment.
Hi there. My name's Gary, I'm in my late thirties, and I live just outside Glasgow with my wife, my daughter and a black labrador. I'm a freelance journalist, columnist, author, copywriter, scriptwriter and radio talking head, and I write features, news stories and tutorials about technology, the Internet and pop culture for lots of magazines and websites.
My debut novel Coffin Dodgers hit the Kindle in June 2011, and I've written lots of non-fiction books too: several books for young musicians, one on working from home and one about laptops. I've also co-authored lots of computing and music books, some of which I can talk about and some of which I can't. Before getting into journalism I played in various bands, some of which I like to talk about and some of which I don't.
I blog at www.bigmouthstrikesagain.com and tweet at twitter.com/garymarshall.