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LAN games, 530

languages

and browsers, 738-739

and keyboards, 207-210

laptop computers

accessories for

bags and cases, 383-384

cleaning supplies, 389

earphones, 387-388

portable desk, 388

privacy shield, 388-389

reading light and flashlight, 386-387

security tools, 384-386

adjusting monitor, 341

advantages of, 10-11

battery life, 320

battery replacement, 322

connecting projectors to, 578-579

connecting to Internet

wired connections, 365-366

wireless options, 367-374

connecting to multiple monitors, 450-451

control keys and buttons, 322

controls and switches

audio controls, 332

Fn key, 332-333

pointing stick, 334-335

power button, 331-332

touch pad, 333-334

wireless power switch, 335

cooling, 341-342

data storage, 327-328

disadvantages of

design limitations, 11-12

difficult to repair or modify, 14

easy to steal, 12

more expensive, 12-13

need repairs more often, 13

proprietary parts, 13-14

ease of use, 321-322

ergonomics, 470

fit and finish, 322-323

indicator lights, 335-336

inputs and outputs

audio connectors, 326

docking port, 327

Ethernet and modem ports, 325

mouse and keyboard connectors, 327

PCMCIA (pc card) and Expresscard sockets, 326

serial and parallel data ports, 327

USB and FireWire ports, 325

video monitor output, 327

Wi-Fi, 325-326

inside the case, 338-339

installing hard drives in, 144

items to carry with, 389-391

keyboard, 321

mouse, touchpad, or pointing stick, 321-322

playing DVDs on, 667-668

power management

AC adapter, 351-352

batteries, 343-351

external DC power, 352

reducing power consumption, 352-355

power supplies, 339-340

processor performance and memory, 320

screen size and appearance, 318-319

security features, 323

special keys in, 213-214

traveling with

finding place to print, 399-401

moving through airports, 393-395

other Internet connections, 399

sending backup data home, 401-402

on trains and airplanes, 395

Wi-Fi hotspots, 395-399

upgrading, 328-329

using external devices with

external monitor, 358-360

external storage, 362

mouse or other pointing device, 361

port replicators and docking stations, 363

separate keyboard, 357-358

TV as monitor, 361

using separate monitor with, 14-15

warranty, 324-325

weight, 319-320

laser printers, 551-553

latency, 110-112

LCD monitors, 185-186

lenses of digital cameras, 592-593

lighting, 468-469

Linux, 537-539

locks and cables, 385

logical layers, 80-83

BIOS, 82-83

physical layer, 81-82




PC User's Bible
PC Users Bible
ISBN: 0470088974
EAN: 2147483647
Year: 2007
Pages: 372

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