Features

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

Operating system

  • Genuine Windowsl® Vista™ Capable
  • Genuine Windowsl® XP Home Edition (Service Pack 2)
  • Genuine Windowsl® XP Media Center Edition 2005 (Rollup 2)

NOTE: Windowsl® Vista™ 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 memroy

  • Intel® Centrino® Duo mobile technology, featuring:
  • Intel® Core™ Duo processor T2300/T2400/T2500/T2600 (2 MB L2 cache, 1.66/1.83/2/2.16 GHz, 667 MHz

FSB) or higher

  • Intel® 945PM Express chipset
  • Integrated Intel® PRO/Wireless 3945ABG network connection (dual-band tri-mode 802.11a/b/g) Wi-Fi CERTIFIED™ solution, supporting Acer SignalUpTM wireless technology
  • Core logic: Intel® 945PM+ICH7M (north bridge+ south bridge)
  • Up to 2GB of DDR2 677 MHz memory, upgradeable to 4GB using two soDIMM moules (dualchannel support)

Display and graphics

20.1" 1 lamps

  • 20.1" WSXGA+ high-brightness Acer CrystalBrite™ TFT LCD, 1680 x 1050 pixel resolution, 6
  • 19" WXGA+ high-brightness Acer CrystalBrite™ TFT LCD, 1440 x 900 pixel resolution, 4 lamps
  • 16 ms typical of/off and 8 ms average gray-to-gray response time
  • Simultaneous multi-window viewing via Acer Vista™ supported
  • NVIDIA® GeForce® Go 7600 with up to 512MB TurboCache™ (256 MB of dedicated GDDR2 VRAM and up to 256 MB of shared system memory) or,
  • NVIDIA® GeForce® Go 7300 with up to 256MB TurboCache™ (128 MB of dedicated GDDR2 VRAM and up to 128 MB of shared system memory)
  • Supporting NVIDIA® PureVideo™ technology (WMV HD, High-Definition MPEG-2 Hardware Acceleration, integrated HDTV encoder) dual-link DVI, Microsoft® DirectX® 9.0, Shader Model 3.0, OpenEXR Hight Dynamic Range (HDR) technology, NVIDIA® PowerMizer™ 6.0 and PCI Express®
  • Dual independent display
  • 16.7 million colors (20.1" LCD model)
  • 16.2 million colors (19" LCD model)
  • MPEG-2/DVD hardware-assisted capability
  • S-video/TV-out (NTSC/PAL) support
  • DVI-D (ture digital video interface) with HDCP (High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection) support
  • Acer Arcade™ featuring Acer CinemaVision™ and Acer ClearVision technologies

TV-tuner

  • Acer TV-tunver options:
  • Analog TV-tuner supporting hardware MPEG-2 stream encding
  • Digital and analog hybrid TV-tuner supporting hardware MPEG-2 stream encoding
  • Digital and analog hybrid TV-tuner supporting software MPEG-2 stream encoding
  • Analog TV-tuner supporting international analog TV standards (NTSC/PAL/SECAM)
  • Digital TV-tuner supporting DVB-T (Digital Video Broadcasting Terrestrial) standard (6 MHz to 8MHz)
  • TV-tuner I/O:
  • RF jack for digital/analog TV antenna cable input »AV-in port for composite/S-video/line-in audio/video input
  • TV-tuner cables:
  • PAL cable for digital/analog TV input, PAL/SECAM to NTSC port converter »Mini DIN cable: RCA jack and S-video port for audio/video input
  • Acer DVB-T antenna (UHF/VHF reception) supporting Acer SignaUp™ wireless technology

Audio

  • Audio system with two built-in Acer 3DSonic (1.5W) stereo speakers and one Acer BasSonic Subwoofer
  • Dolby® Digital Live and DTS Neo: PC support
  • Intel® High Definition audio support
  • S/PDIF (Sony/Philips Digital Interface) support for digital speakers (1.5W)
  • Sound Blaster Pro™ and MS Sound compatible
  • Two built-in stereo microphone

Storage subsystem

  • One or two 80/100/120 GB Serial ATA hard disk drive, supporting software RAID 0/1
  • Optical drive options: DVD-Super Mulit double-layer drive (slot-load)
  • 5-in-1 card reader, supporting Secure Digital (SD), MultiMediaCard (MMC), Memory Stick® (MS), Memory Stick PRO™ (MS PRO), xD-Picture Card™ (xD)

Input devices

  • 88/89-key Acer FineTouch™ keyboard with 5-degree curve
  • Touchpad with 4-way scroll button
  • Four easy-launch buttons
  • Two front-access switches: WLAN LED and Bluetooth® LED-switches (for selected models) Communication
  • Acer Video Conference, featuring Voice and Video over Internet Protocol (VVoIP) support via Acer OrbiCam™ and optional Acer Bluetooth® VoIP phone
  • Acer OrbiCam™ 1.3 megapixel CMOS camera, featuring: »30 degree ergonomic rotation
  • Acer VisageOn™ technology
  • Acer PrimaLite™ technology
  • Modem: 56K ITU V.92 modem with PTT approval; wake-on ring ready
  • LAN: gigabit Ethernet; wake-on-LAN ready
  • WPAN: Bluetooth® 2.0+EDR (Enhanced Data Rate)
  • WLAN: Intel® PRO/Wireless 3945ABG network connection (dual-band tri-mode 802.11a/b/g) Wi-Fi® CERTIFIED™ solution, supporting Acer SignalUpTM wireless technology

I/O Ports

  • ExpressCardTM/54 slot
  • PC Card slot (one Type II)
  • 5-in-1 card reader (SD/MMC/MS/MS PRO/xD)
  • Four USB 2.0 ports
  • DVI-D port with HDCP support
  • IEEE 1394 port
  • Consumer infrared (CIR) port
  • Fast infrared (FIR) port
  • External display (VGA) port
  • S-video/TV-out (NTSC/PAL) port
  • AV-in port
  • TV-tuner antenna-in port
  • Headphones/speaker/line-out port with S/PDIF support
  • Microphone-in jack
  • Line-in jack
  • Parallel port
  • Serial port
  • Ethernet (RJ-45) port
  • Modem (RJ-11) port
  • DC-in jack for AC adaptor

NOTE: HDCP is acronym for High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection. An encryption system for enforcing digital rights management (DRM) over DVI and HDMI interfaces

Environment

  • 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

Dvi Graphics Card Block Diagram

Board Layout Top View

Acer Aspire 3100 Layout Diagram

1

JACK1

AV-in Jack

20

CN29

PATA HDD Connector

2

CN1

TV Antenna Connector

21

CN30

SATA HDD Connector

3

CN2

S-Video Connector

22

U23

North Bridge

4

CN509

Card Bus Socket

23

U33

RAID Controller

5

CN3

S-Video Connector

24

U37

Timing Controller

6

CN4

HDMI Connector

25

CN13

CPU Socket

7

U6

Video Memory

26

CN28

SATA HDD Connector

8

CN5

I/O Board to Main Board Connector

27

CN24

BIOS Flash Memory

9

U7

Video Memory

28

U515

Audio Codec

10

CN8

DVI-D Port

29

CN20

Mini PCI Socket

11

U14

Graphic Controller

30

CN23

Mini Card Connector

12

U9

DDR2 SDRAM IC

31

CN26

Media Board Connector

13

U15

DDR2 SDRAM IC

32

CN22

Wireless LAN Card Connector

14

JACK2

Microphone Jack

33

CN21

USB Connector

15

U11

Ethernet Controller

34

CN19

USB Connector

16

CN15

DIMM Socket

35

CN16

USB Connector

17

CN14

DIMM Socket

36

CN11

IEEE port

18

CN18

Optical Disk Drive Connector

37

U25

PCI cardbus/Media Board/1394 IC

19 U39 South Bridge

19 U39 South Bridge

Bottom View

Aspire 9410 Gpu Nvidia Geforce 7300

1

U504

LAN Transformer GSN 5009

9

CN4000

Touchpad Connector (Touchpad

to main board)

2

CN502

Launch Board Connector

10

CN4001

6-pin Touchpad Board Connector

3

U503

Video Memory

11

CN504

Audio Board Connector

4

U502

Video Memory

12

CN506

DDR2 SDRAM IC

5

CN4002

LCD Connector

13

CN5001

Hotkey Board Connector

6

CN3000

Hotkey Board Connector

14

CN5000

Main Board to Media Board

Connector

7

CN503

Express Card Slot

15

CN505

Touchpad Board Connector

8 CN507 DDR2 SDRAM IC

8 CN507 DDR2 SDRAM IC

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