Buying a Computer For Dummies

Buying a Computer For Dummies

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* The ideal guidebook for first-time computer buyers and readers looking to buy a second or third computer or upgrade an existing system * Includes critical information buyers need to make wise decisions, with checklists and tearsheets they can take to the retailer for reference * Features at least twenty-five percent new content, including information on the Pentium 4, Tablet PCs, flat screens, DVD-ROM, CD-RW drives, and other technological advances since the previous edition * Analysts forecast a rebound in the PC market in 2003 and 2004, with a sizeable increase predicted for desktops and notebooks * Written by the author of the original For Dummies book, DOS For Dummies, as well as the bestselling Word 2002 For Dummies (0-7645-0839-3) and PCs For Dummies (0-7645-4074-2)
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  • Paperback | 284 pages
  • 158 x 233.2 x 16.5mm | 371.95g
  • John Wiley & Sons Inc
  • New York, United States
  • Revised
  • 3rd Revised edition
  • index
  • 0764540777
  • 9780764540776

Table of contents

Introduction.; Part I: Understanding the Whole Ordeal.; Chapter 1: Buying a Computer (Step-by-Step).; Chapter 2: Basic Training.; Chapter 3: Computers from A to Z.; Chapter 4: Introduction to Hardware and Software.; Part II: Hardware and Software Overview.; Chapter 5: All about Mr. Microprocessor.; Chapter 6: Memory Stuff (Temporary Storage).; Chapter 7: Disks of Every Type (Permanent Storage).; Chapter 8: Monitor and Graphics Stuff.; Chapter 9: Keyboard, Mouse, and Joystick.; Chapter 10: Expansion Options.; Chapter 11: Modems, Networking, and Sound.; Chapter 12: Special Issues for Notebook and Laptop Computers.; Chapter 13: Your Computer's Operating System.; Chapter 14: Everything You Wanted to Know about Software (But Were Afraid to Ask).; Part III: Finding Your Perfect Computer.; Chapter 15: Shopping for Software.; Chapter 16: Matching Hardware to Your Software.; Chapter 17: Surveying the Shopping Landscape.; Chapter 18: Tips for Online Shopping.; Chapter 19: Searching for Service and Support.; Chapter 20: Buying the Computer.; Chapter 21: Helpful Hints for Computer Setup.; Part IV: Living with Your Computer.; Chapter 22: Time to Get a Printer.; Chapter 23: Moving to Your New Computer.; Part V: The Part of Tens.; Chapter 24: When to Buy, When to Sell, When to Upgrade.; Chapter 25: Ten Common Mistakes Made By First-Time Computer Buyers.; Chapter 26: Ten Warning Signs.; Chapter 27: Ten Other Things You Should Buy.; Chapter 28: Ten Tips and Suggestions.; Index.
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About Dan Gookin

Dan Gookin (Coeur d'Alene, Idaho) wrote the first-ever For Dummies book, DOS For Dummies, as well as the bestselling Word 2002 For Dummies and PCs For Dummies. Dan's books have been translated into 32 languages and have more than 11 million copies in print.
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