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Mike Meyers' CompTIA A+ Guide to Managing and Troubleshooting PCs Lab Manual, Fifth Edition (Exams 220-901 & 220-902), 5th Edition by Faithe Wempen, Mike Meyers

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Chapter 24

Portable Computing

Lab Exercises

24.01    Researching Laptop Upgrade Paths

24.02    Replacing and Upgrading RAM

24.03    Adjusting Power Management to Optimize Battery Life

24.04    Field Trip to Play with the Latest Portable PCs

Lab Analysis Test

Key Term Quiz

 

Most laptops and netbooks have easily replaceable parts. You can swap out a fading battery for a newer one, for example, or add a second battery in place of an optical drive for long airplane trips. Lurking beneath access panels on the underside or below the keyboard on some models are hardware components such as RAM, a hard drive, a network card, and a modem—just like laptop batteries, these units can be easily accessed and replaced by a technician. Some laptops even have ...

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