Join Garrick Chow for an in-depth discussion in this video Desktop vs. laptop vs. tablet computers, part of Computer Literacy for Mac.
- When it comes time to pick out and purchase a Mac,…one of the first decisions you'll have to make is whether…you want to get a desktop computer or a laptop computer.…This is an example of a laptop Mac.…Laptops are also often called notebook computers,…which is a term Apple uses on their website.…Notebook computers are designed for portability,…often weighing less than four or five pounds,…and they have the monitor, keyboard…and mouse pointer device built in.…So you usually don't have to plug in…other accessories to use the computer.…And these are examples of desktop Macs.…The term "desktop" can mean different things…when you're talking about computers, but in this context,…desktop refers to all computers that either sit on,…or next to, your desk or workstation.…
Here we have Apple's Mac Pro, iMac and Mac mini.…Unlike notebook computers, desktop computers…are not designed to be portable or carried around a lot.…But how do you decide which type of Mac to get?…For the most part, you should only select a notebook…
Note: This course was recorded on Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite. To upgrade to Yosemite before you begin, watch "Installing and running Mac OS X 10.10 for the first time."
- Working with a laptop versus a desktop computer
- Understanding the five traits almost all applications share in Mac OS X
- Printing on a Mac computer
- Setting up a scanner
- Connecting to the Internet
- Sending and receiving email
- Searching the Internet
- Importing and editing images from a digital camera
- Sharing files
Skill Level Beginner
1. Introduction to Computers
2. Introduction to Operating Systems
3. Introduction to Software and Applications
4. Introduction to Computer Peripherals
5. Introduction to Networks and Getting Online
6. Introduction to Email
7. Introduction to Internet Searching
8. Introduction to Word Processing and Spreadsheets
9. Introduction to Photo and Image Management
10. Introduction to Sharing Files
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