[wpramazon asin=”0789742535″] [wpramazon asin=”B0027VT6V4″]

6 thoughts on “Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Computer Basics (5th Edition) Reviews

  1. Daniel E. Valentine says:
    21 of 22 people found the following review helpful:
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Computer Basics At It’s Best, January 28, 2010
    By 
    Daniel E. Valentine (Victorville, California) –
    (REAL NAME)
      

    Amazon Verified Purchase(What’s this?)
    This review is from: Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Computer Basics (5th Edition) (Paperback)

    I have been repairing computers, tutoring adults and assisting with teaching children in a K-6 environment computers. When anybody asks me for help learning, I point this book out and start them off with it. It has all the basics you need to know. You can use it for quick reference and to learn how to get around on your computer. The book is WELL worth the money you spend on it. Now there is the 5th edition it is even better yet! The 5th edition has Windows 7 for persons buying new computers. There are 38 chapters and every chapter is fully understandable not packed with a bunch of “geek” terminology but simple easy to use format. We have purchased over 15 books to learn the basics.

    Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 

    Was this review helpful to you? Yes
    No

  2. Deanna Lami Shapiro says:
    15 of 15 people found the following review helpful:
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Learned alot, February 26, 2010
    By 
    Deanna Lami Shapiro (San Rafael, CA) –
    (REAL NAME)
      

    This review is from: Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Computer Basics (5th Edition) (Paperback)

    I bought this book as a gift for my Dad who got his first computer. I read through it before I wrapped it and learned alot myself and had my computer running more quickly and efficiently in an hour. I’m buying another copy of this book for myself today!

    Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 

    Was this review helpful to you? Yes
    No

  3. G. Max Gooding says:
    8 of 8 people found the following review helpful:
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Excellent PC Start-up Book, October 20, 2010
    By 
    G. Max Gooding (Miami, Florida USA) –
    (TOP 1000 REVIEWER)
      

    Amazon Verified Purchase(What’s this?)
    This review is from: Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Computer Basics (5th Edition) (Paperback)

    Firstly this edition is recommended for Windows 7 and Vista users, if you have Windows XP you should purchase the 4th Edition of this book.

    This book makes no assumptions concerning your knowledge of computers, there are a lot of helpful ‘windows’ on the pages that make sure that you don’t miss areas of: Caution, Tips and Notes.

    It is broken down into 7 parts:

    [Part 1] Getting Started: 2 Chapters
    [Part 2] Using Windows: 3 Chapters
    [Part 3] Upgrading and Maintaining Your System: 5 Chapters
    [Part 4] Using Computer Software: 5 Chapters
    [Part 5] Using the Internet: 12 Chapters
    [Part 6] Communicating via the Internet: 4 Chapters
    [Part 7] Exploring the Digital Lifestyle: 7 Chapters

    From the start, you will be assisted in setting up a new computer. Then the book also has numerous screen shots that will help you along the way as you learn Windows from the ground up and begin to personalize it. There are also a lot of web sites provided that cover a wide area of interests.

    This reading material is systematic, well laid out logically and easy to follow. It is a sure fire and will get any newbie up and running quickly.

    Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 

    Was this review helpful to you? Yes
    No

  4. Steve says:
    359 of 372 people found the following review helpful:
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    A+ Look no further!!!, November 4, 2009
    By 
    Steve (California) –

    This review is from: Cyber Acoustics Subwoofer Satellite System (CA-3602) (Electronics)

    Finally found what I was looking for! The Cyber Acoustics 3 pc has AMAZING sound for the price range! When it comes to sound I’m pretty picky. The sub-woofer is perfect. Speakers look nice. Sound is full and has volume. I’m sure if you buy a system for $150 or more it will sound better (I would hope so) ….but this is not $150 this is only $39 and would have paid more.

    Keep in mind that the volume on your output source, equalizer settings, sound card, programs you may or may not have that improve the sound quality will effect your speakers performance. Don’t forget to tweak all that… (I use the program “hear” for my mac)

    The desktop pod is great (Which has controls for your bass, speaker volume, aux jack, and headphone jack.)

    I recently returned the Logitec Z240 which was crap. The bass is a joke and sound was flat. If $40 is your budget look no further go with this! It’s terrific for music, streaming Netflix, dvd’s ect..

    This is the first time I have ever bothered to review a product, but am so pleased with this particular product I thought I’d share.

    I will defiantly be purchasing more of these units for other rooms and bathrooms for ipod use…..just order it

    One more thing…People why do we rate products one star due to shipping discrepancy or amazon customer service??? Sure go ahead and mention it in your review, but don’t let that affect your overall rating…You are rating the PRODUCT, not Amazon…(at least that’s why I use the reviews as a resource for purchases)

    Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 

    Was this review helpful to you? Yes
    No

  5. photo_artiste says:
    140 of 144 people found the following review helpful:
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Big Bang for your Buck!, July 2, 2010
    By 
    photo_artiste (Maui, HI) –

    Amazon Verified Purchase(What’s this?)
    This review is from: Cyber Acoustics Subwoofer Satellite System (CA-3602) (Electronics)

    I’ll keep simple and as short as possible:

    I was familiar with Cyber Acoustics before I bought these and had used their smaller two piece systems and one 3 piece as well and overall I was very impressed with the sound quality of what I had heard.

    Therefore I shopped Amazon to save $10 or more over my local Office Max and also have a greater selection to replace my old computer speakers and started with a CA two piece that looked slick but uncharacteristically were awful. Great thing about Amazon, easy free returns and exchanges so I stepped up to these and have been very pleased.

    I will simply say this; I am a musician with a very picky ear for sound. I do not like to listen to any music on anything that is not high-end quality. The first pair of speakers I ever bought as an Adult for my home sound system was a pair of ADS Speakers that in 1988 cost $700 (I was a kid). Speakers make your system, period.

    My review of these is simple; if you are wanting to save some cash and/or have a regular sized office you will love these speakers for several reasons:

    They sound great up to a more than reasonable high-end Volume and Bass setting without distortion that is plenty loud enough to piss off your office or house mates (or the spouse) and possibly even your neighbors and they have a few simple but very nice extra features. The peak sound is very high but doesn’t sound good, however, if you need this much volume you need to spend a few hundred dollars and look elsewhere. BOTTOM LINE: This system rocks and has great sound.

    Nice Features: The sound wheel which you can set on your desk and allows you to turn the speakers on and off with I personally love. You can also adjust the Bass with it and the Volume as well, very easy to use and if these controls were on the Sub woofer I would not have even considered these. Another very nice feature on the same wheel is an AUX IN and HEADPHONE JACK IN which allows you to simply plug in your iPod and/or Headphones with ease and without the need to unplug your speakers from you computer in giving you extra jacks which I really like. The little plastic stand for your iPod is nothing to really comment on but is a nice feature as if nothing else it allows you to clear a small space on your desk for you MP3 player.

    My uses: iPod plug and play through the Aux jack (comes with a nice cord to plug into your AUX jack and iPod).

    Directly listed to iTunes though my computer including watching an occasion TV Show or Movie on iTUnes or Hulu.

    Streaming sound and normal computer sound applications.

    All the 5 STARS represent the sound and product for the price which is how products like this should be rated in my opinion. That is it would not be a 5 Star rating if the price were three times what it is.

    Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 

    Was this review helpful to you? Yes
    No

  6. islacaladesi says:
    135 of 142 people found the following review helpful:
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Excellent sound for the money, August 22, 2009
    By 
    islacaladesi (virginia) –

    Amazon Verified Purchase(What’s this?)
    This review is from: Cyber Acoustics Subwoofer Satellite System (CA-3602) (Electronics)

    Before buying a new set of computer speakers, I read dozens of reviews on Amazon, Best Buy, and other sites. Overall these speakers got good reviews but the key buying point was the fact that they didn’t get any negative reviews or 1 star ratings,unlike Logitech, Altec Lansing, Bose etc. The added bonus was that the speakers came with a volume wheel (allowing quick sound adjustment)and an aux. hookup on the wheel for an ipod. Auxillary jack included. I’m primarily using these speakers to watch Netflix movies (on my computer) and to listen to an ipod. Although I’m not an audiophile, I recognize good sound when I hear it–especially in this price range. Anyone looking to upgrade OEM speakers these are an excellent choice. You won’t be disappointed in the sound quality or features.

    Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 

    Was this review helpful to you? Yes
    No

Leave a Reply

X