Buying A Computer for Dummies 2006 EditionNew
Book Basic Info
- Realizing that purchasing a computer is a significant investment, beloved author Dan Gookin assists readers in finding a tailor-made computer that suits specific needs while also offering longevity - Delivers all the know-how in an understandable, enjoyable, friendly style so readers don't feel overwhelmed by all the choices they'll face when buying a computer - Walks readers step by step through all the new developments: CD burner/DVD combo drives, processor upgrades, flat panel displays, new modem and networking options, new peripherals, and more - An essential reference for first-time computer buyers looking to make a wise purchase, and for anyone looking to get an additional computer
From the Back Cover Flat display? Satellite modem? What do YOU need? Decide what you want your computer to do, and then pick the parts that get you there
If your top priority is cool multimedia, you have different computer needs from your pal who can't wait to play games online. Follow Dan's proven system, and you'll come out with the right stuff, buy it from a reliable source that offers the support you need, put it all together, and become PC-savvy without the headaches!
Discover how to
Determine what software you need Choose the hardware that runs it best Shop for service and support Pick the peripherals for what you want to do Decide between laptops and desktops
About the Author Dan Gookin has been writing about technology for 20 years. He has contributed articles to numerous high-tech magazines and written more than 100 books about personal computing technology, many of them accurate. He combines his love of writing with his interest in technology to create books that are informative and entertaining, but not boring. Having sold more than 14 million titles translated into more than 30 languages, Dan can attest that his method of crafting computer tomes does seem to work. Perhaps Dan’s 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 number-one best seller (although, because it’s a reference book, it could not be listed on the NYT best seller list). That book spawned the entire line of For Dummies books, which remains a publishing phenomenon to this day. Dan’s most recent titles include Laptops For Dummies; PCs For Dummies, 10th Edition; Troubleshooting Your PC For Dummies, 2nd Edition; Power Excel & Word; and eBay Photos That Sell. He also maintains the vast and helpful Web site www.wambooli.com. Dan holds a degree in communications and visual arts from the University of California, San Diego. He lives in the Pacific Northwest, where he enjoys spending time with his four boys in the gentle woods and on the temperate blue lakes of Idaho.