Outlook View

A general introduction of ports allow you to connect peripheral devices, as you would with a desktop PC.

Front Open View

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Icon

Item

Description

1

Display screen

Also called LCD (liquid-crystal display), displays computer output.

2

Power Button

Turns on the computer power.

3

Touchpad

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

4

Click buttons (left and right)

The left and right buttons function like the left and right mouse buttons; the center button serves as a 4-way scroll button.

5

Palmrest

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

6

Keyboard

Inputs data into your computer.

7

Status indicators

LEDs (light-emitting diode) that turn on and off to show the status of the computer, its functions and components.

8

Launch keys

Two special keys for frequently used programs.

Front View

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Icon

Item

Description

1

Latch

Latch for opening and colsing the computer.

2

AcerMedia bay

For hot-swappable modules including 24x CD-ROM, 8x DVD-ROM, or 24/10/8/24x DVD/CD-RW combo or 2x DVD-RW.

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Icon

Item

Description

1

Infrared port

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

2

PC card slot

Accepts one Type II 16-bit PC card or 32bit CardBus PC card.

3

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Wireless communication switch

Enables and disables wireless communication devices.

4

Stereo speaker

Outputs sound.

5

Q

Headphone/Speaker/ Line-out jack

Connects to headphones or other line-out audio devices (speakers).

6

S

Microphone/Line-in jack

Accepts input from external microphone, or other audio line-in devices (e.g., audio CD player, stereo walkman and etc.).

7

One USB 2.0 port

Connects to Universal Serial Bus devices (e.g., USB mouse, USB camera).

Right Panel

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Icon

Item

Description

1

Stereo speaker

Outputs sound.

2

9

HDD

Houses the computer hard disk.

3

Ventialtion slot

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

4

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DC-in jack

Connects the AC adapter.

Rear Panel

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Icon

Item

Description

1

IEEE 1394 port

Connects IEEE 1394 devices.

2

S-video

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

3

Ethernet port

Connects to an Ethernet 10/100-based network.

4

I

Modem port

Connects to a phone line.

5

Two USB 2.0 ports

Connects to Universal Serial Bus devices (e.g., USB mouse, USB camera).

6

External display port

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

7

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Parallel port

Connects to a parallel device (e.g., parallel printer).

8

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Security keylock

Connects to a Kensington-compatible computer security lock.

Bottom Panel

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Icon

Item

Description

1

RAM slot

Houses the computer's main memory.

2

AcerMedia bay release latch

Unlatches the AcerMedia drive for removing the optical drive.

3

AcerMedia bay

Houses an AcerMedia drive module.

4

Battery bay

Houses the computer's battery pack.

5

Battery release latch

Unlatches the battery to remove the battery pack.

6

Hard disk bay

Houses the computer's hard disk (securedby a screw).

7

Cooling fan

Helps keep the computer cool.

Note: Don't cover or obstruct the opening of the fan.

Indicators

The computer has six easy-to-read status icons below the display screen.

The status LCD displays icons that show the status of the computer and its components.

Icon

Function

Description

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HDD

Lights when Hard Disk Drive is activated.

1

ODD

Lights when Optical Disk Drive is activated.

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Scroll lock

Lights when Scroll Lock is activated.

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Caps lock

Lights when Caps Lock is activated.

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Pad lock (cursor)

Lights when Pad lock is activated.

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Num lock

Lights when Num Lock is activated.

Wireless/Bluetooth indicator

Orange indicators that wireless LAN is enables; blue indicators that Bluetooth (optional) is enabledLights when the Wireless LAN or Bluetooth capabilities are enabled.

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Power

Lights green when the power is on. Flashes when the computer is in standby mode.

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Battery

Lights green. Flashes when the battery is being charged or low capacity.

  1. Charging: Flashing 1 sec. and off 3 sec.
  2. Low capacity (about 10% for 8-cell battery and about 15% for 4-cell battery): Flashing 0.25 sec. and off 0.25 sec.
  3. Critically low capacity (about 3% for 8-cell battery and about 5% for 4-cell battery): Flashing 0.1 sec. and off 0.1 sec.
  4. Fully charged: Stead on

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