Chapter 9

Understanding Laptops

The following CompTIA A+ Exam 220-801 objectives are covered in this chapter:

  • 3.1 Install and configure laptop hardware and components.
    • Expansion options: Express card/34, Express card/54, PCMCIA, SODIMM, Flash
    • Hardware/device replacement: Keyboard, Hard Drive (2.5 vs. 3.5), Memory, Optical drive, Wireless card, Mini-PCIe, Screen, DC jack, Battery, Touchpad, Plastics, Speaker, System board, CPU
  • 3.2 Compare and contrast the components within the display of a laptop.
    • Types: LCD, LED, OLED, Plasma
    • Wi-Fi antenna connector/placement
    • Inverter and its function
    • Backlight
  • 3.3 Compare and contrast laptop features.
    • Special function keys: Dual displays, Wireless (on/off), Volume settings, Screen brightness, Bluetooth ...

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