Author(s): Bud Smith
Helpful, easy-to-follow guide for new laptop users over the age of 50 Laptops are fun and more popular than ever, but they are still computers and come with their own set of issues: easier to steal, more likely to be dropped, often dependent on wireless Internet access, and other concerns.
Chapter 1- Introduction.How this book is structured. Challenging old beliefs. Challenging fears. 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 . Summary. Chapter 3: Understanding Laptop Specifications. The Parts you can see and feel. The parts you can't see. Printer specifications. Summary. Chapter 4: Buying Your Laptop. Setting your budget. Shopping online for a laptop. Finding a laptop in the shops . Summary. Part II: Setup. Chapter 5: Buying Broadband. Choosing a broadband provider. Buying your laptop in a package deal. Summary. Chapter 6: Bringing Your Laptop Home. Setting your laptop up at home. Making sure everything works. Deleting software. Loading software. Summary. Chapter 7: Customizing the Desktop. Touring the desktop. Control panel. Summary. Part III: Getting Up and Running. Chapter 8: Getting Power to the People. How your laptop uses power. Using power management. Getting plugged in. Summary. Chapter 9: Staying Connected. Wireless connections at home and away. Finding and choosing a wireless connection. Alternatives to a wireless network. Summary. Chapter 10: Using Your Laptop's Software. Using Accessories. Using word processing and spreadsheets. Summary. Chapter 11: Learning What You Can Do Online. Using email. Using online search. Finding videos, music and more online. Summary. Chapter 12: Preventing Problems. Preventing loss or theft. Preventing damage. Preventing freezes and slowdowns. Preventing loss of data. Summary. Part IV: Glossary. Glossary. Index