Laptops for the Older and Wiser is designed for those looking for straightforward advice on getting the best out of laptops and the mobile computing experience.
You will find step–by–step guidance on:
- Choosing which laptop is right for you
- Purchasing your laptop and getting through the setup experience
- Understanding the various connections, buttons and switches
- Getting connected wirelessly at home or abroad
- Staying safe online with your laptop and much more
About the Author.
Icons used in this book.
Chapter 1 Introduction.
How this book is structured.
Challenging old beliefs.
Part I Getting your laptop.
Chapter 2 Choosing the right laptop for you.
Choosing the computer size.
Where to get advice.
Choosing the type of computer.
Chapter 3 Understanding laptop specifi cations.
The parts you can see and feel.
The parts you can′t see.
Printer specifi cations.
Chapter 4 Buying your laptop.
Setting your budget.
Shopping online for a laptop.
Finding a laptop in the shops.
Part II Setup.
Chapter 5 Buying broadband.
Choosing a broadband provider.
Buying your laptop in a package deal.
Chapter 6 Bringing your laptop home.
Setting your laptop up at home.
Making sure everything works.
Chapter 7 Customising the Windows desktop.
Touring the desktop.
Part III Getting up and running.
Chapter 8 Getting power to the people.
How your laptop uses power.
Using power management.
Getting plugged in.
Chapter 9 Staying connected.
Wireless connections at home and away.
Finding and choosing a wireless network.
Alternatives to a wireless network.
Chapter 10 Using your laptop s software.
Using word processing and spreadsheets.
Chapter 11 Learning what you can do online.
Using online search.
Finding videos, music and more online.
Chapter 12 Preventing problems.
Preventing loss or theft.
Preventing freezes and slowdowns.
Preventing loss of data.
Part IV Glossary.