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Helps students understand whats going on “under the hood” in the notebook systems that now represent nearly half of all PCs sold.
Helps students become comfortable working inside a notebook PC before they even lift a screwdriver.
Helps students dramatically reduce the risk that they will damage the notebook computers they are working on, or injure themselves.
Prepares students to work with even todays most sophisticated notebook computers.
Helps students rapidly solve the problems they are most likely to encounter.
Prepares students for whatever challenges they are likely to encounter, while providing a firm foundation in the key concepts and techniques they will constantly rely upon.
Gives students confidence that they are receiving information that is thorough, accurate, clear, and useful—and reflects the challenges they will actually face.
Beyond cutting edge, Scott Mueller goes where no computer book author has gone before--right past all the warranty stickers, the hidden screws, and the fear factor to produce a real owner's manual that every laptop owner should have on his desk. This book shows the upgrades users can perform, the ones that are better left to the manufacturer, and how to use add-on peripherals to make the most of a laptop. The CD contains one-of-a-kind video showing just what's inside a portable PC. For readers who have ever wondered what goes on inside their portable PC, how to upgrade/repair the portable PC or how to live on the road with it, this is the one must-have book of the year!
1. Portable Systems Background.
2. Portable PC Overview: Types and Features.
3. System Maintenance and Assembly.
8. Expansion Buses.
9. Hard Disk Storage.
10. Removable Storage.
11. Graphics and Sound.
13. Keyboards and Pointing Devices.
14. Portable System Accessories.
15. Software/Operating Systems.
16. Problem Solving and Troubleshooting.
17. Portable Resource Guide.
A. List of Acronyms.
C. Key Vendor Contacts.