Series: Macbook for Dummies
Paperback: 432 pages
Publisher: For Dummies; 5 edition (July 21, 2014)
Product Dimensions: 7.4 x 0.8 x 9.3 inches
Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds
Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars See all reviews (76 customer reviews)
Best Sellers Rank: #137,056 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #25 in Books > Computers & Technology > Hardware & DIY > Personal Computers > Macs #1909 in Books > Textbooks > Computer Science #36887 in Books > Reference
I bought iPad for Dummies a couple of years ago and thoroughly enjoyed reading and using it. This book, although dated July 2014 actually has information in it that is out of date. Another complaint is that it is printed cheaply, so when I use my yellow highlighter it smudges the page and my highlighter gets ink on it as well from the print. The iPad for Dummies book had glossy pages, which were high quality and there was no problem with using a highlighter. Another problem is that this book is written for a number of different MacBook models so the reader must take in material that is not relevant for one's own model. I was sufficiently frustrated with this book that I went back to see if there are other manuals out there to learn how to use my new MacBook Pro, and I found Teach Yourself Visually MacBook Pro. So far this is everything that the MacBook Dummies book is not: the pages are glossy, there are lots of color diagrams and photos, and it is specific to the MacBook Pro, so there isn't lots of extraneous information to deal with. I am not a techy, so perhaps people who are more sophisticated would prefer the Dummies book. For someone like me, The Teach Yourself Visually MacBook Pro book is ideal, and purchasing this MacBook for Dummies book was a mistake.UPDATE: I am now using both books, since I had already purchased this one. I am finding that they complement one anoher.There is more background information in this one. All the color photos in the Teach Yourself Visually book are more pleasant as well as simple to follow
The MacBook for Dummies is just the book I needed. I am new to the iMac and in my haste to get a "manual" (which did not come with the computer ),I ordered this book for Mac laptops for my Kindle. It serves the purpose. It explains the Apple computer in detail so that I can understand it and make it work for me. I was overwhelmed with my new iMac, but now I have settled down to enjoy it and I really do love the book for making it so easy. It truly is the only "dummy" book you will need.
I have a brand new Apple MacBook Pro and I guess I was looking for a question and answer book. Like I am doing something or trying to do something. I could not do it and I would ask myself how do I do this or that. I would then try to find a answer in the Dummy book but I had the same problem there. (Where do I find the answer?) I guess if I were to read the entire book, I may find the answer some where in the book but I wanted to find it NOW and continue on. So bottom line is I did not get a lot out of the book.
Good reference book for someone that is transitioning from a windows notebook to Mac. Easy to understand.
Very informative and down to earth and does not leave you feeling you were talked down to. Had to refer to it several times and each time it had the answer. We own a iMac so we had a good base of how the MacBook Air works.
Excellent book. The visual illustrations are effective in that I can work my Mac with the illustration help guide. There is do much info, I will probably read it multiple times. I had a one on one session at apple today, I was surprised how much I knew about OSX by reading just a third of the book so far...I recommend it
For a "switcher" from a predominant life with Windows, it was very helpful in helping my steep learning curve with the Apple jargon. Sometimes Apple does great things, sometimes they go overboard with cute, obtuse terms.At times it seemed to be lacking for some detail regarding submenu terms and what they mean/do.I am still progressing up my learning curve with my MacBook Pro--with Dummies at my side.Larry
got for wife after she switched to mac. It sounds silly to buy a book. But it's really silly to try to do something on your computer, change applications and search the web for a "how to". The book allows her to learn while staying in a program.
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