PC Hardware in A Nutshell

PC Hardware in A Nutshell

A Desktop Quick Reference

Book - 2000
Rate this:

PC Hardware in a Nutshell is a comprehensive guide to buying, building, upgrading, and repairing Intel-based PCs, presented in O'Reilly's concise "In a Nutshell" format. The three major thrusts of the book are:

Buying guidelines. In supplying advice on how to choose optimum systems and components, the book focuses on teaching the reader how to evaluate alternatives rather than on recommending specific products. How-to advice. The book is loaded with practical, hands-on information about how to install, configure, and troubleshoot specific components. Reference. Numerous tables and the topical organization let novices and professionals alike consult the book for the specifications and steps they need in order to perform discrete tasks. In addition to covering the fundamentals and general tips about working on PCs, the book includes chapters focusing on motherboards, processors, memory, disks (floppies, hard drives, and optical drives), tape devices, video devices, input devices, audio components, communications, power supplies, and maintenance. The last chapter is a complete case study in building a PC from components. PC Hardware in a Nutshell is supported by a web site that provides: A depository of obsolescent or arcane material that didn't make the book but may still be useful to some New and updated material that will appear in updated editions Errata A Mail drop for reader feedback and suggestions PC Hardware in a Nutshell is a compact guide, accessible to the ordinary reader and invaluable for the seasoned professional.
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : O'Reilly, c2000
ISBN: 9781565925991
Characteristics: xxi, 501 p. : ill. ; 23 cm
Additional Contributors: Thompson, Barbara Fritchman


From the critics

Community Activity


Add a Comment

There are no comments for this title yet.

Age Suitability

Add Age Suitability

There are no age suitabilities for this title yet.


Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.


Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.


Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Subject Headings

No similar edition of this title was found at PPL.

Try searching for PC Hardware in A Nutshell to see if PPL owns related versions of the work.

To Top