Sams Teach Yourself Notebook Basics

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Sams Teach Yourself Notebook Basics in 10 Minutes is your guide to mastering the most essential notebook computing tasks. These include: Setting up your notebook and installing add-on equipment; Configuring the unique pointing devices; Conserving battery power; Safely inserting and ejecting PC cards; Communicating with infrared (wireless) devices; Using a docking station or port replicator; Connecting your notebook and desktop PCs via a direct cable connection; Connecting to your desktop PC or network via modem; ...
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Overview

Sams Teach Yourself Notebook Basics in 10 Minutes is your guide to mastering the most essential notebook computing tasks. These include: Setting up your notebook and installing add-on equipment; Configuring the unique pointing devices; Conserving battery power; Safely inserting and ejecting PC cards; Communicating with infrared (wireless) devices; Using a docking station or port replicator; Connecting your notebook and desktop PCs via a direct cable connection; Connecting to your desktop PC or network via modem; Checking your email when you're on the road; and Maintaining, enhancing, and accessorizing your notebook.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780672315398
  • Publisher: Sams
  • Publication date: 4/29/1999
  • Series: Sams Teach Yourself Series
  • Pages: 270
  • Product dimensions: 5.39 (w) x 8.30 (h) x 0.62 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
1 Setting Up Your Notebook (The Basics) 1
2 Connecting Additional Equipment and Devices 13
3 Turning Your Notebook On and Off 25
4 Navigating the Streamlined Keyboard 36
5 Dealing with Touchpads and Other Pointing Devices 43
6 Changing Your Notebook's Display Settings 55
7 Conserving Battery Power 67
8 Inserting and Removing PC (PCMCIA) Cards 77
9 Communicating with Infrared (Wireless) Devices 87
10 Plugging into a Docking Station or Port Replicator 98
11 Traveling with Your Notebook: Pre-Flight Checklist 106
12 Taking Work on the Road with Windows Briefcase 117
13 Connecting Your Notebook and Desktop PCs 124
14 Remote Computing Via Modem 139
15 Accessing Your Internet Connection on the Road 151
16 Checking Your Email on the Road 163
17 Taking Your Business Presentations on the Road 171
18 Navigating the Highways Via Satellite 179
19 Videoconferencing with Your Notebook 188
20 Maintaining Your Notebook 198
21 Souping Up Your Notebook 208
22 Checking Your Notebook's BIOS Settings 217
23 Securing Your Notebook: Anti-Theft Guide 225
A Notebook Toys and Accessories 233
B Notebook Suppliers 245
C Notebook Tech Support Contact Information 250
Index 253
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