Thursday, April 30, 2009

EBOOK : Upgrading And Repairing Laptops

Upgrading and Repairing Laptops

Upgrading And Repairing Laptops

912 pages | 8,48MB | English | CHM | 0789728001 | 2003

Laptops–call them notebooks, portable computers, or whatever else you like–are tightly engineered items. It’s hard to get all the required components to obey stringent performance and power-management requirements, and still fit into a small case.The job usually requires a custom motherboard and other specialized components, and so the laptop owner who wants to upgrade his or her machine faces a much more difficult task than the owner of a desktop machine with a similar wish.
One can swap out the hard drive, add more RAM, and make tweaks in software, but almost everything else requires the addition of external components, which kind of defeat the purpose of a laptop. That’s the message the reader takes away from Scott Mueller’s Upgrading and Repairing Laptops. It’s not Mueller’s fault that such computers are hard to do much with, and that your best upgrade procedure is often a visit to an auction site.

Product Description

Scott Mueller has gone 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. Upgrading and Repairing Laptops, Second Edition 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. This second edition has been updated to include:

* The latest processors and motherboards
* Complete assembly and disassembly information
* Updated memory standards
* Upgrading your hard drive to increase performance
* Changes in networking and firewalls

The included DVD contains one-of-a-kind video showing just what’s inside a portable PC. If you have ever wondered what goes on inside your portable PC, how to upgrade/repair it, or how to live on the road with it, this is the one must-have book of the year!

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