System Specifications

Features

Below is a brief summary of the computer's many features:

Operating system

  • Genuine Windows® VistaTM Home Premium
  • Genuine Windows® VistaTM Home Basic
  • Genuine Windows® VistaTM Starter

NOTE: Windows® VistaTM Capable PCs come with Windows® XP installed, and can be upgraded to Windows® Vista™. For more information on Windows® Vista™ and how to upgrade, go to: Microsoft.com/windowsvista.

Platform and memory

  • Intel® Centrino® Duo mobile processor technology, featuring:
  • Intel® Core™ 2 Due mobile processor T7300/T7500/T7700 (4 MB L2 cache, 2/2.2/2.4 GHz, 800 MHz FSB),
  • Intel® Core™ 2 Due mobile processor T7100 (2 MB L2 cache, 1.8 GHz, 800 MHz FSB)
  • Intel® Core™ 2 Due mobile processor T5250/T5450 (2 MB L2 cache, 1.5/1.66 GHz, 667 MHz FSB)
  • Intel® 965PM/965GM Express chipset
  • Intel® PRO/Wireless 3945ABG network connection (dual-band tri-mode 802.11a/b/g) Wi-Fi

CERTIFIED® solution, supporting Acer SignalUp™ wireless technology or Intel® PRO/Wireless net

SignalUp™ wireless technology

3945BG network connection (dual-band 802.11b/g) Wi-Fi CERTIFIED® solution, supporting Acer

  • Core logic: Intel® 965PM/965GM + ICH8M (north bridge + south bridge).
  • Up to 2GB of DDR2 677 MHz memory, upgradeable to 4GB using two soDIMM modules (dualchannel support)

Display and graphics

  • 14.1" WXGA TFT LCD, up to and including 1280 x 800 pixel resolution
  • 200-nit brightness, 16 ms response time
  • Simultaneous multi-window viewing via Acer Vista™ support
  • Dual independent display
  • 16.7 million colors
  • Mobile Intel® GM965 Express chipset with integrated 3D graphics, featuring Intel® Graphic Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100 with up to 358 MB of Intel Dynamic Video Memory Technology 4.0 (8MB of dedicated GDDR2 VRAM, up to 350 MB of shared system memory), supporting Microsoft DirectX® 9 and DirectX® 10 (for selected models) or
  • NVIDIA GeForce® 8400M SE with up to 1024 MB of TurboCache™ (128/256 MB of dedicated GDDR2 VRAM, 896/ 768 MB of share system memory), supporting NVIDIA® PureVideo™ technology (WMV HD, High Definition MPEG-2 hardware acceleration), Microsoft® DirectX® 9, DirectX® 10, OpenEXR High Dynamic Range (HDR) technology, and PCI Express® (for selected models)
  • MPEG-2/DVD hardware-assisted capability (acceleration/full decode) (for selected models)
  • WMV9 (VC-1) and H.264 (AVC) support (acceleration/full decode) (for selected models)
  • S-video/TV-out (NTSC/PAL) support
  • Acer Arcade™ featuring Acer CinemaVision™ and Acer ClearVision™ technologies

Audio

  • Dolby® certified surround sound system with two built-in stereo speakers
  • Dolby® Home Theater audio enhancement featuring Dolby® Digital, Dolby® Digital Live, Dolby® PRO LOGIC II, Dolby® Digital Stereo Creator, Dolby® Headphone and Dolby® Virtual Speaker technologies
  • Intel® High Definition audio support
  • S/PDIF (Sony/Philips Digital Interface) support for digital speakers
  • MS Sound compatible
  • Built-in microphone

Storage subsystem

  • One 80/120/160/240/250 GB or larger Serial ATA hard disk drives
  • Optical drive options: DVD/CDRW Combo and DVD-Super Multi double-layer drive support
  • 5-in-1 card reader, supporting Secure Digital (SD), MultiMediaCard (MMC), Memory Stick® (MS), Memory Stick PRO™ (MS PRO), and xD-Picture Card™ (xD)

Input devices

  • 88-/89-/93-key keyboard, with inverted "T" cursor layout; 2.5 mm (minimum) key travel
  • Seamless touchpad pointing device with 4-way scroll button
  • 12 function keys, four cursor keys, two Windows® keys, hotkey controls, embedded numeric keypad, international language support, independent US and Euro dollar sign keys
  • Empowering Key
  • Easy-launch buttons: WLAN, Internet, email, Bluetooth, Acer Arcade™

Communication

  • Acer Video Conference, featuring:
  • Integrated Acer Crystal Eye webcam, supporting Acer
  • PrimaLite™ technology
  • Optional Acer Xpress VoIP phone
  • WLAN: Intel® PRO/Wireless 3945ABG network connection (dual-band tri-mode 802.11a/b/g) Wi-Fi CERTIFIED® solution, supporting Acer SignalUp™ wireless technology (for selected models) or Intel® PRO/Wireless 3945BG network connection (dual-mode 802.11b/g) Wi-Fi CERTIFIED® solution, supporting Acer SignalUp™ wireless technology (for selected models)
  • WPAN: Bluetooth® 2.0+EDR (Enhanced Data Rate)
  • LAN: Gigabit Ethernet supporting ASF (Alert Standard Format) 2.0; Wake-on-LAN ready
  • Modem: 56K V.92 modem with PTT approval; Wake-on-Ring ready

I/O Ports

  • Express Card slot
  • 5-in-1 card reader (SD/MMC/MS/MS PRO/xD)
  • Four USB 2.0 ports
  • IEEE 1394 port

Environment

Consumer infrared (CIR) port

External display (VGA) port

S-video/TV-out (NTSC/PAL) port

Headphones/speaker/line-out port with S/PDIF support

Microphone-in jack

Line-in jack

Ethernet (RJ-45) port

Modem (RJ-11) port

DC-in jack for AC adapter

Temperature:

  • Operating: 5°C to 35°C
  • Non-operating: -20°C to 65°C Humidity (non-condensing):
  • Operating: 20%~80%
  • Non-operating: 20%~80%

System Block

Diagram

NESTOS SYSTEM BLOCK DIAGRAM

14.318MHZ

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TFT LCD Panel 14.1" WXGA

Bluetooth

CN6 USB4

USB Port x 2

CN21,23 USB3,5

USB Port x 2

CN12 USB0,1

AMP G1411

MXM Type II

CN20 STD H9.9

PCI-Express X16 Lan

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SATA HDD

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PATA ODD

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Realtek Audio Codec ALC268

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Merom CPU

479 Pin uFCPGA

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Intel NB Crestline 965GM/965PM 1299 Pin FBGA

CPU Thermal Sensor

Intel NB Crestline 965GM/965PM 1299 Pin FBGA

Dual Channel DDR2

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Intel SB ICH8M NB82801HBM 676 Pin BGA

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Touch Pad

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Transformer

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PATA

USB 2.0

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BIOS

Board Layout Top View

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Audio Codec (ALC 268)

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Switch Board Connector

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Audio Board Connector

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BCM5787

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Microphone Connector

4

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South Bridge (ICH8M)

11

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Speaker Connector

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PCI Card Reader Controller (RICOH R5C833)

12

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Bluetooth Connector

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Express Card Socket

13

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Keyboard Connector

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Winbond Keyboard Controller (WPC9769LDG)

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Touchpad Connector

Bottom View

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VGA Connector

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Clock Generator

2

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S-Video Connector

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Optical Disk Drive Connector

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Ethernet Controller (BCM5787)

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DIMM Socket

4

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LAN Transform

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DIMM Socket

5

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RJ45/RJ11 Jack

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North Bridge (965PM/GM)

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Modem Cable Connector

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CN20

MXM Connector (for selected models only)

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USB Connector

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CPU Socket

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USB Connector

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CN14

Mini Card Socket

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5-in-1 Card Reader

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Power Board Connector

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Modem Card Connector

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Battery Connector

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SATA HDD Connector

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Fan Connector

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Consumer Infrared Receiver

After knowing your computer features, let us show you around your new Aspire computer. Front View

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Item

Description

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Built-in camera

0.3 megapixel web camera for video communication.

2

Status indicators

Light-Emitting Diodes (LEDs) that light up to show the status of the computer's functions and components.

3

Speaker

Left and right speakers deliver stereo audio output.

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Wireless communication button/indicator

Enables/disables the wireless function. Indicates the status of wireless LAN communication.

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Keyboard

For entering data into your computer.

6

Touchpad

Touch-sensitive pointing device which functions like a computer mouse.

7

4-way scroll button

To scroll up, down, left, and right.

8

Click buttons (left and right)

The left and right buttons function like the left and right mouse buttons.

9

Microphone

Internal microphone for sound recording.

10

Display screen

Also called Liquid-Crystal Display (LCD), displays computer output.

11

WWW/E-mail/User-programmable buttons

Buttons to launch your internet browser, email reader, or a specified application.

12

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Power button

Turns the computer on and off.

13

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Empowering button

Launches the Empowering Technology toolbar.

communication button/ indicator

Enables/disables the Bluetooth function. Indicates the status of Bluetooth communication.

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Palmrest

Comfortable support area for your hands when you use the computer.

Closed Front View

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Item

Description

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Power indicator

Indicates the computer's power status.

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Battery indicator

Indicates the computer's battery status.

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Infrared port

Interfaces with infrared devices (e.g, infrared printer and IR-aware computer).

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Line-in jack

Accepts audio line-in devices (e.g., audio CD player, stereo walkman).

5

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Microphone-in jack

Accepts input from external microphones.

6

SPDIF

Headphones/speaker/ line-out jack with S/PDIF support

Connects to audio line-out devices (e.g., speakers, headphones).

7

Volume control

Increases and decreases the volume.

Left View

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Item

Description

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External display (VGA) port

Connects to a display device (e.g., external monitor, LCD projector).

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S-video/TV-out (NTSC/ PAL) port

Connects to a television or display device with S-video input.

3

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4-pin IEEE 1394 port

Connects to IEEE 1394 devices.

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Ethernet (RJ-45)

Connects to an Ethernet 10/100/1000-based network (for selected models).

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Modem (RJ-11) port

Connects to a phone line.

6

2 USB 2.0 ports

Connect to USB 2.0 devices (e.g., USB mouse, USB camera).

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Express Card slot

Accepts one Express Card, 54mm or 34mm types.

PRO

5-in-1 card reader

Accepts Secure Digital (SD), MultiMediaCard (MMC), Memory Stick (MS), Memory Stick PRO (MS PRO), xD-Picture Card (xD).

Right View

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Item

Description

1

Optical drive

Internal optical drive; accepts CDs or DVDs (slot-load or tray-load depending on model).

2

Optical disk access indicator

Lights up when the optical drive is active.

3

Optical drive eject button

Ejects the optical disk from the drive.

4

Emergency eject hole

Ejects the optical drive tray when the computer is turned off.

5

2 USB 2.0 ports

Connect to USB 2.0 devices (e.g., USB mouse, USB camera).

6

DC-in jack

Connects to an AC adapter.

7

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Kensington lock slot

Connects to a Kensington-compatible computer security lock.

Rear view

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Item

Description

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Ventilation slot

Enable the computer to stay cool, even after prolonged use.

Base view

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Item

Description

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Battery bay

Houses the computer's battery pack.

2

Battery lock

Locks the battery in position.

3

Battery release latch

Releases the battery for removal.

4

Ventilation slots and cooling fan

Enable the computer to stay cool, even after prolonged use. Note: Do not cover or obstruct the opening of the fan.

5

Back panel

Houses the computer's hard disk and main memory.

Indicators

The computer has several easy-to-read status indicators.

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The front panel indicators are visible even when the computer cover is closed up.

Icon

Function

Description

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HDD

Indicates when the hard disc or optical drive is active.

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Num lock

Lights when Num Lock is activated.

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Cap lock

Lights when Cap Lock is activated

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Power

Lights up when the computer is on.

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Battery

Lights up when the battery is being charged.

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Bluetooth

Indicates the status of Bluetooth communication.

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Wireless LAN

Indicates the status of wireless LAN communication.

NOTE: 1. Charging: The light shows amber when the battery is charging. 2. Fully charged: The light shows green when in AC mode.

Easy-Launch Buttons

To the right of the keyboard there are three easy-launch buttons: Web browser, mail, and arcade buttons. You can also find an Empowering Key " Q located above the keyboard.

Press " Q " to run the Acer Empowering Technology. The mail and Web browser buttons are pre-set to email and Internet programs, but can be reset by users. To set the programmable buttons (Web browser button, mail button, and Empowering key), run the Acer Launch Manager.

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Launch key

Default application

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Acer Empowering Technology (user-programmable)

Web browser

Internet browser (user-programmable)

Mail

Email application (user-programmable)

Arcade

Acer Arcade utility

Touchpad Basics

The following teaches you how to use the touchpad:

  • Move your finger across the touchpad (2) to move the cursor.
  • Press the left (1) and right (4) buttons located beneath the touchpad to perform selection and execution functions. These two buttons are similar to the left and right buttons on a mouse. Tapping on the touchpad is the same as clicking the left button.
  • Use the 4-way scroll (3) buton to mimic your cursor pressing on the right scroll bar of Windows applications.

Function

Left Button (1)

Main Touchpad (2)

4-Way Scroll Button (3)

Right Button (4)

Execute

Click twice quickly

Tap twice (at the same speed as double-clicking the mouse button)

Select

Click once

Tap once

Drag

Click and hold, then use finger on the touchpad to drag the cursor.

Tap twice (at the same speed as double-clicking a mouse button); rest your finger on the touchpad on the second tap and drag the cursor.

Access context menu

Click once

Scroll

Click and hold to move up/down/left/ right.

NOTE: When using the touchpad, keep it - and your fingers - dry and clean. The touchpad is sensitive to finger movements; hence, the lighter the touch, the better the response. Tapping too hard will not increase the touchpad's responsiveness.

Using the Keyboard

The keyboard has full-sized keys and an embedded keypad, separate cursor keys, one Windows key and twelve function keys.

Lock Keys and embedded numeric keypad

The keyboard has three lock keys which you can toggle on and off.

Lock Key

Description

Caps Lock

When Caps Lock is on, all alphabetic characters typed are in uppercase.

Num Lock <Fn>+<F11>

When Num Lock is on, the embedded keypad is in numeric mode. The keys function as a calculator (complete with the arithmetic operators +, -, *, and /). Use this mode when you need to do a lot of numeric data entry. A better solution would be to connect an external keypad.

Scroll Lock <Fn>+<F12>

When Scroll Lock is on, the screen moves one line up or down when you press the up or down arrow keys respectively. Scroll Lock does not work with some applications.

The embedded numeric keypad functions like a desktop numeric keypad. It is indicated by small characters located on the upper right corner of the keycaps. To simplify the keyboard legend, cursor-control key symbols are not printed on the keys.

Desired Access

Num Lock On

Num Lock Off

Number keys on embedded keypad

Type numbers in a normal manner.

Cursor-control keys on embedded keypad

Hold <Shift> while using cursor-control keys.

Hold <Fn> while using cursor-control keys.

Main keyboard keys

Hold <Fn> while typing letters on embedded keypad.

Type the letters in a normal manner.

Windows Keys

The keyboard has one key that performs Windows-specific functions.

Key

Icon

Description

Windows key ®

Pressed alone, this key has the same effect as clicking on the Windows Start button; it launches the Start menu. It can also be used with other keys to provide a variety of function:

(SS) + <D> Displays the desktop.

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<E> Opens the Windows Explore.

® +

<F> Opens the Search: All Files dialog box.

® +

<G> Cycles through Sidebar gadgets.

(¡SS) + <L> Locks your computer (if you are connected to a network domain), or switch users (if you're not connected to a network domain)

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<F1> Opens Help and Support.

® +

<M> Minimizes all windows.

® +

<R> Opens the Run dialog box.

® +

<T> Cycles through programs no the taskbar.

® +

<U> Opens Ease of Access Center.

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<X> Opens Windows Mobility Center.

(Sflf) + <Break> Displays the System Properties dialog box

(SS) + <Shift> + <M> Restores the minimized windows to the desktop.

(Sjf) + <Tab> Activates next taskbar button.

(S&) + <Space Bar> Brings all gadgets to the front and select Windows Sidebar.

<Ctrl> + (¡/¡f) + <F> Searchs for computers (if you are on a network)

<Ctrl> + (SB) + <Tab> Uses the arrow keys to cycle through programs on the taskbar by using Window Flip 3-D

Application key

This key has the same effect as clicking the right mouse button; it opens the application's context menu.

Hot Keys

The computer employs hotkeys or key combinations to access most of the computer's controls like screen brightness, volume output, and the BIOS utility.

To activate hot keys, press and hold the <Fn> key before pressing the other key in the hotkey combination.

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Function

Description

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Displays help on hot keys.

<Fn>+<F2>

Acer eSettings

Launches the Acer eSettings in Acer eManager.

<Fn>+<F3>

Acer ePower Management

Launches the Acer ePower Management in Acer Empowering Technology. See "Acer Empowering Technology" on page 18.

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Puts the computer in Sleep mode.

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Switches display output between the display screen, external monitor (if connected) and both.

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Turns the display screen backlight off to save power. Press any key to return.

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Turns the internal touchpad on and off.

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Turns the speakers on and off.

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Increases the screen brightness.

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Decreases the screen brightness

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Plays or pauses the media.

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Stop

Stops the media playing.

Hot Key

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Function

Description

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Previous

Returns to previous media file.

<Fn>+<End>

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Next

Jumps to next media file.

Special Key

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  1. Open a text editor or word processor.
  2. Either directly press the < > symbol at the bottom-right of the keyboard, or hold <Alt Gr> and then press the<5> symbol at the upper-center of the keyboard.

NOTE: Some fonts and software do not support the Euro symbol. Please refer to www.microsoft.com/ typography/faq/faq 12.htm for more information.

The US dollar sign

  1. Open a text editor or word processor.
  2. Either directly press the < > key at the bottom-right of the keyboard, or hold <Shift> and then press the <4> key at the upper-center of the keyboard.

NOTE: This function varies by the operating system version.

Acer Empowering Technology

Acer's innovative Empowering Technology makes it easy for you to access frequently used functions and manage your new Acer notebook. It features the following handy utilities:

  • Acer eNet Management hooks up to location-based networks intelligently.
  • Acer ePower Management extends battery power via versatile usage profiles.
  • Acer eAudio Management allows you to easily control the enhanced sound effects of Dolby® Home Theater™ on your system.
  • Acer ePresentation Management connects to a projector and adjusts display settings conveniently.
  • Acer eDataSecurity Management protects data with passwords and advanced encryption algorithms.
  • Acer eLock Management limits access to external storage media.
  • Acer eRecovery Management backs up and recovers data flexibly, reliably and completely.
  • Acer eSettings Management accesses system information and adjusts settings easily.

For more information, press the < > key to launch the Empowering Technology toolbar, then click on the appropriate utility and select the Help or Tutorial function.

Em powering Technology password

Before using Acer eLock Management and Acer eRecovery Management, you must initialize the Empowering Technology password. Right-click on the Empowering Technology toolbar and select "Password Setup" to do so. If you do not initialize the Empowering Technology password, you will be prompted to do so when running Acer eLock Management or Acer eRecovery Management for the first time.

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Acer eNet Management helps you to quickly and easily connect to both wired and wireless networks in a variety of locations. To access this utility, either click on the "Acer eNet Management" icon on your notebook, or start the program from the Start menu. You also have the option to set Acer eNet Management to start automatically when you boot up your PC.

Acer eNet Management automatically detects the best settings for a new location, while offering you the freedom to manually adjust the settings to match your needs.

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Acer eNet Management can save network settings for a location to a profile, and automatically switch to the appropriate profile when you move from one location to another. Settings stored include network connection settings (IP and DNS settings, wireless AP details, etc.), as well as default printer settings.

Security and safety concerns mean that Acer eNet Management does not store username and password information.

DIY Battery Repair

DIY Battery Repair

You can now recondition your old batteries at home and bring them back to 100 percent of their working condition. This guide will enable you to revive All NiCd batteries regardless of brand and battery volt. It will give you the required information on how to re-energize and revive your NiCd batteries through the RVD process, charging method and charging guidelines.

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