Laptops and Tablets For Seniors For Dummies (For Dummies by Nancy C. Muir

By Nancy C. Muir

Easy-to-understand recommendation for seniors who are looking to start utilizing their laptops and tabletsLaptop and capsule acceptance is at the upward push between machine dealers, together with seniors. For someone within the over-60 age team who's wanting to start with a pc or pill, this can be the publication for you! Laptops and drugs are perfect for seniors who trip and need to stick in touch with friends and family. you are going to the best way to decide on the machine or pill that's best for you; get accustomed to the undefined, working process, and software program; comprehend documents and folders; and fasten to different instant technology.Featuring a bigger font for textual content and bigger sizes for photos, this re-creation of a bestseller starts off with the fundamentals and progresses to step by step insurance of ways to set up confident conduct and keep away from universal pitfalls. New content material deals targeted details on battery lifestyles, constructing a instant printer, connectivity, storing info on-line, downloading apps, and syncing your cell phone. With this consultant, you will believe convinced approximately staying secure on-line whilst banking, buying, or chatting.Targets the transforming into variety of seniors who're desirous to wake up and operating with their machine or tabletCovers the fundamentals: selecting the best machine or capsule on your wishes, utilizing the keyboard and mouse, discovering your means round home windows 7, utilizing the net, and moreAssures you approximately staying secure on-line and holding your info deepest while procuring, e-mailing friends and family, banking, learning, and moreFeatures a wide font and massive photos for simple readingThis fun-and-friendly creation is the proper place to begin for changing into a tech-savvy senior together with your computer or pill gadget.

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Buy a Customized Laptop You can buy prepackaged laptops online or in an electronics store. An alternative is to buy a customized laptop. Companies such as Dell (see Figure 2-3) and Gateway offer customized laptops. When you buy the laptop, you can pick and choose various features, and the provider will build the system for you. Here are some of the variables you’ll be asked about when you purchase a customized system, many of which are discussed in this chapter: ➟ 34 Figure 2-3 Chapter 2: Buying a Laptop ➟ Type and speed of processor ➟ Amount of RAM or hard drive capacity ➟ Installed software, such as a productivity suite like Microsoft Office or Microsoft Works, or a premium version of an operating system ➟ More sophisticated graphics or sound cards ➟ Peripherals such as a printer or the addition of a wireless mouse ➟ Larger or higher-end monitor ➟ Wireless capability ➟ Warranty and technical support These all add to your final price, so be sure you need an option before you select it.

25 ➟ Determine a Price Range ..... 26 ➟ Select a Monitor ................. 28 ➟ Opt for Longer Battery Life ... 29 ➟ Choose an Optical Drive ..... 30 ➟ Understand Processor Speed and Memory ............ 31 ➟ Determine How You’ll Connect to the Internet ......... 33 ➟ Buy a Customized Laptop .... 34 ➟ Get Accessories for Your Laptop................... 35 Part I: First Steps with Your Laptop Understand Hardware and Software Your computing experience is made up of interactions with hardware and software.

In effect, when you move your finger across the touchpad surface or place your finger on the pointing stick and move the stick slightly in any direction, a corresponding mouse pointer moves around your computer screen. With a touchpad — which I focus on here because it’s what you’re likely to have on your laptop — you perform clicking actions to open or select things on-screen by using the right and left buttons at the bottom edge of the touchpad. The left button is used for left-click actions, the right button for right-click actions.

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