About this item

Hit the road with your laptop and this must-have For Dummies guide If youre like most people your laptop is taking the place of your PC Whether youre 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 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 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 th Edition is the fun and friendly guide that will get you going and on the go with your laptop in no time.

About the Author

Dan Gookin

Dan Gookin has been writing about technology for over 20 years. He combines his love of writing with his gizmo fascination to create books that are informative, entertaining, and not boring. Having written more over 120 titles with 12 million copies in print translated into over 30 languages, Dan can attest that his method of crafting computer tomes seems to work.

Perhaps his most famous title is the original DOS For Dummies, published in 1991. It became the world's fastest-selling computer book, at one time moving more copies per week than the New York Times #1 bestseller (though as a reference, it could not be listed on the NYT Bestseller list) . From that book spawned the entire line of For Dummies books, which remains a publishing phenomena to this day.

Dan's most popular titles include PCs For Dummies Word For Dummies, Laptops For Dummies, and Droid X For Dummies. He also maintains the vast and helpful Web site, www.wambooli.com.

Dan holds a degree in Communications/Visual Arts from the University of California, San Diego. Presently, he lives in the Pacific Northwest, where he enjoys spending time with his sons playing video games inside while they watch the gentle woods of Idaho.

Read Next Recommendation

Discuss with your friends

Report incorrect product information.