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Buying a Computer For Dummies, 2005 Edition

ISBN: 978-0-7645-7978-3
332 pages
October 2004
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Part I: Understanding the Whole Ordeal.

Chapter 0: Some Questions to Get Out of the Way.

Chapter 1: Buying a Computer (Step-by-Step).

Chapter 2: The Nerd’s-Eye View.

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 Gamepad.

Chapter 10: Expansion Options.

Chapter 11: Modems and Sound.

Chapter 12: Networking Your Computer.

Chapter 13: Scanners and Digital Cameras.

Chapter 14: Special Issues for Notebook and Laptop Computers.

Chapter 15: Your Computer’s Operating System.

Chapter 16 Everything You Wanted to Know about Software (But Were Afraid to Ask).

Part III: Finding Your Perfect Computer.

Chapter 17: Shopping for Software.

Chapter 18: Matching Hardware to Your Software.

Chapter 19: Surveying the Shopping Landscape.

Chapter 20:0 Tips for Online Shopping.

Chapter 21: Searching for Service and Support.

Chapter 22: Buying the Computer.

Part IV: Living with Your Computer.

Chapter 23: Helpful Hints for Computer Setup.

Chapter 24: Time to Get a Printer.

Chapter 25: From the Old Computer to the New One.

Chapter 26: Selecting an ISP.

Chapter 27: When to Buy, When to Sell, When to Upgrade.

Part V: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 28: Ten Common Mistakes Made by First-Time Computer Buyers.

Chapter 29: Ten Warning Signs.

Chapter 30: Ten Other Things You Should Buy.

Chapter 31: Ten Tips and Suggestions.


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