- Paperback: 224 pages
- Publisher: Which? Books (16 Mar. 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1844901173
- ISBN-13: 978-1844901173
- Product Dimensions: 16.6 x 1.3 x 24 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (29 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 403,985 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Laptops and Mobile Devices Made Easy (Which?) Paperback – 16 Mar 2011
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As an upadte my Father has now managed to link his laptop wirelessly to the BT hub, before it wason a desk and cabled. He wanted to use the laptop in the garden and worked out how to log the machine wirelessly all on his own!Read more ›
All of the information is relevant but the new/latest i3, i5, and i7 processors are not covered but don't be too concerned, anyone needing the information in this book probably won't be wanting to pay the money for a laptop with one of these processors.
The book also covers all the Apple products including the ipad, ipod, iphone and the laptop range, giving good and bad comparisons with product alternative where required.
There is even sections covering Wi-Fi and security protection and how to get the best out of your chosen device.
Overall a recommended buy and cheap considering the potential minefield of problems and mistakes buying a new computer can present not to mention the used car salesman attitude of many sales people in conjunction with unscrupulous companies trying to shift all that obsolete stock wrapped in a pretty package.
If your thinking of buying a new mobile device this is a good place to start and just might ensure you buy what you want and not what they want to sell you.
Notwithstanding such reservations, the book does not flinch from making recommendations and there is guidance on choice within categories - sophisticated powerful laptop or more limited netbook, fingertip gestures or stylus interface on tablet PC, bookreader with electronic grey ink or glossy colour screen, or business-focused smartphone versus games player. The main benefit of `Laptops and Mobile Devices Made Easy' is the listing of practical pointers on what each type of device is suited to, and what to look for, as well as what not to worry about. All such advice is with minimum jargon - and indeed a useful section of the book is `Jargon Buster' as a glossary of terms - and there is a comprehensive index.
In addition to features of specific devices and arrangements for input of data, sharing files, downloading apps etc. there is general guidance on setting up, going on-line, upgrading, security etc. Perhaps not widely applicable, but useful to me having recently purchased a laptop, is the tutorial on how to transfer data from my old desktop.Read more ›