Laptops For Dummies, 6th Edition
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Laptop computers can go anywhere or be put anywhere. With a fully charged battery, your laptop has a home wherever you go! Beyond that, you can place your laptop anywhere you like: on the kitchen table, the coffee table, a real desk, a computer desk, or in bed with you.

You should keep the laptop on a flat, steady surface. Also try to keep it away from, or out of spilling range of, any drinks or food you might be consuming.

If your laptop doesn't have a permanent home, create a consistent storage place for it. You can keep the laptop in a drawer, bookcase, or cupboard, or in the box with the rest of the laptop stuff. Keeping it in the same place means that you can always find it when you need it.

Avoid putting the laptop in a spot where it can overheat. Today's laptops get hot all by themselves, and anything you can do to help keep the laptop cool is good.

When the laptop has a docking station or port replicator, try to keep that part in the same place all the time. Set up a desk and put the docking station or port replicator in one spot. You might also keep various peripherals — such as a printer, big keyboard, mouse, full-size monitor, scanner, and other toys — ready to go and plugged in.

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