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:
q Acer eNet Management hooks up to location-based networks intelligently.
q Acer eAudio Management allows you to easily control the enhanced sound effects of Dolby® Home
Theater™ on your system.
q Acer ePresentation Management connects to a projector and adjusts display settings conveniently.
q Acer eDataSecurity Management protects data with passwords and advanced encryption algorithms.
q Acer eLock Management limits access to external storage media.
q Acer eRecovery Management backs up and recovers data flexibly, reliably and completely.
q 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.
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.
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.
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.
Acer ePower Management
Acer ePower Management features a straightforward user interface. To launch it, select Acer ePower Management from the Empowering Technology interface.
AC Mode (Adapter mode)
The default setting is "Maximum Performance." You can adjust CPU speed, LCD brightness and other settings, or click on buttons to turn the following functions on/off: Wireless LAN, Bluetooth, CardBus, FireWire (1394), Wired LAN and Optical Device if supported.
DC Mode (Battery mode)
There are three pre-defined profiles - Balanced, Power Saver, and High Performance. You can also define the power plan optimized for your needs.
For real-time battery life estimates based on current usage, refer to the time shown in the "Remaining Battery Life" field.
For additional power options, click "More Power Options".
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Acer eAudio Management allows you to easily control the enhanced sound effects of Dolby® Home Theater™ on your system. Select "Movie" or "Game" mode to experience the awesome realism of 5.1-channel surround sound from just 2 speakers, via Dolby Virtual Speaker technology. "Music" mode lets you enjoy your favorite tunes, in vivid detail.
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Acer ePresentation Management
Acer ePresentation Management lets you project your computer's display to an external device or project using the hot key: Fn + F5. If auto-detection hardware is implemented in the system, your system display will be automatically switched out when an external display is connected to the system.
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