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Dan Gookin
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4 Dec 2012 For Dummies
Hit the road with your laptop and this must–have For Dummies guide If you′re like most people, your laptop is taking the place of your PC. Whether you′re on the road, working at home, or multitasking, your laptop is now an essential, trusted tool. Just in time, beloved and popular author Dan Gookin returns with a new edition that covers the very latest in laptops. From synchronizing with your desktop and coordinating e–mail to maintaining security, networking, working in Windows 8, adding your smartphone to the mix, and more, this book makes understanding laptops simpler than you ever thought possible. Shares the latest basics about laptops, such as new technologies, current processors available, and steps to update memory and hard drive capabilities Covers the new Windows 8 operating system and other popular laptop operating systems, as well as netbooks, wireless networking, and smartphone tethering Explores remote access to the desktop, power management, storage, security, and much more Examines the benefits of mobility for students, employees, and anyone who needs to work on the go Helps you work on the road, employ and enjoy multimedia, and use your laptop professionally Laptops For Dummies, 5th Edition is the fun and friendly guide that will get you going and on the go with your laptop in no time!

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  • Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons; 5th Edition edition (4 Dec 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1118115333
  • ISBN-13: 978-1118115336
  • Product Dimensions: 23.6 x 18.8 x 1.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 19,890 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Dan Gookin wrote the first-ever For Dummies book, DOS For Dummies, as well as the bestselling Word For Dummies and 11 editions of PCs For Dummies. Dan's books have been translated into 32 languages and have more than 11 million copies in print.

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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

About the Author

Dan Gookin wrote the original For Dummies book in 1991. Today he has more than 130 books to his credit, with 12 million copies in print and translations into more than 30 languages. Among his bestsellers are Word For Dummies and Android Phones For Dummies. Visit his website at

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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book 17 Jan 2013
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I found this book very helpful. I have a new laptop ( I am 85) so I grab this book every time I don't know what to do.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great for beginners 16 Dec 2013
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Got this for my mum who has wanted to get to grips with her laptop for a while, she has found this guide both useful and funny. Very helpful book that has continued to help her with her I.T skills, highly recommended!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars very handy 30 Sep 2013
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I enjoyed it very much still reading it , as I have now taken up computer classes so my book is very handy when I do forget how to do things very handy
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5.0 out of 5 stars as good as i hoped it would be . 19 July 2013
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it does what it says on the tin , so as to speak , thanks easy to read ,and easy to understand ,
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