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Is an extremely small laptop computer that is lighter in weight and more scaled down in features than a standard laptop. pg 397

Netbook

2

Primary differences between laptops and desktops. pg 397

portability
cost
performance
expandability
quality of construction

3

To save space components of the video circuitry and possibly other circuits as well are placed on a thin circuit board that connects directly to the motherboard. This circuit board is often known as a riser card or a what. pg 400

Daughterboard

4

To help combat this heat problem laptop processors are engineered with the following features: pg 400

Streamlined connection to the motherboard
Lower voltage and clock speed
Active sleep and slowdown modes

5

One of the earliest laptop-specific chipsets that gained a ton of popularity was Pentium M chip made by what company? p 401

Intel

6

The Pentium M consists of three separate components: p 401

The mobile Intel express chipset
The Intel/PRO wireless network connection
The Intel centrino

7

Some portable computer use stripped-down version of desktop processor such as what. p 401

Intel Pentium or Core series processor

8

There are two types of laptop memory packages what are they? p 402

SODIMM
MicroDIMM

9

Is an extremely small RAM form factor. In fact it is over 50 percent smaller than SODIMM. p 403

MicroDIMM

10

What are some of the special function keys of the laptop. p 405

number pad
home
insert
PgUp
PgDn

11

The function key combinations can control many laptop functions but the most common ones are? p 405

video
audio
networking

12

Video adjustments come in two varieties: p 406

changing the video output and dimming or brightening the screen

13

Essentially the same as a mouse turned upside down. p 409

trackball

14

actually the trade name of a product. p 409

touchpad

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Device that uses a small rubber-tipped stick. p 410

point stick

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Instead of a keyboard and mouse, these computer screens have a film over them that is sensitive to touch. p 410

touchscreen

17

PCMCIA stands for? p 411

Personal Computer Memory Card International Association

18

Adaptation of the peripheral component interconnect (PCI) standard used in desktop computers. p413

Mini PCI

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Functionally identical to the PCI version 2.2 meaning it's a 32-bit, 33MHz bus with a 3.3V-powered connection. p413

Mini PCI

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Physically similar to ExpressCard devices without the external cover measuring a few millimeters less in length and width as a result. 52-pin edge connector, 1.5V and 3.3V power option. p 414

Mini PCIe

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Designed to stay behind when the laptop is removed it can contain things like a full -sized drive bay and expansion bus slot. p 415

Docking station

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Portable computer can use either two kind of power sources: p 416

batteries or adapter power from an AC or DC source

23

There are four types of batteries chemistries. p 416

Nickel cadmium (NiCd)
lithium-ion (Li-ion)
nickel-metal hydride (NiMH)
lithium-polymer (Li-poly)

24

The typical laptop display uses what kind of lamp as its backlight. p420

(CCFL) cold cathode fluorescent lamp

25

Small fluorescent lamp placed behind above or to the side of an LCD display. p 420

Backlight

26

Circuit board installed behind the LCD panel that takes DC current and inverts it to AC for the backlight. p 421

Inverter

27

What are the five steps of replacing the CMOS battery? p 435

Turn of the computer
Disconnect the computer and any peripherals from their power sources and remove any installed batteries
Remove the hard drive
Remove the keyboard
Disconnect the CMOS battery from the motherboard

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(DVI) stands for? p 419

digital video interface

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Most notebook computers can also use AC power with a special adapter called? p 418

AC adapter

30

What are the four common pointing points? p408

Trackball
Touchpad
Point stick
Touchscreen

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There are three major types of PC cards. Each has different uses and physical characteristics each one measures 54 mm in width and 85.6 mm in length. p412

Type 1 are 3.3 mm thick used for memory
Type 2 are 5 mm thick used for modems and LAN adapters
Type 3 are 10.5 mm thick PC card hard disk. these slot are all but extinct