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After knowing your computer features, let us show you around your new TravelMate computer.

Front View

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Item

Description

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0.3 megapixel web camera for video communication.

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Microphone

Internal microphone for sound recording.

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Display screen

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

4

Easy-launch buttons

Buttons for launching frequently used programs.

5

Palmrest

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

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Item

Description

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Click buttons (left, center* and right)

The left and right buttons function like the left and right mouse buttons. *The center button serves as Acer BioProtect fingerprint reader supporting Acer FingerNav 4-way control function (manufacturing option) or a 4-way scroll button (manufacturing option).

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Status indicators

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

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Touchpad

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

9

Keyboard

For entering data into your computer.

10

Power button

Turns the computer on and off.

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Status indicators

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

Closed Front View

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Item

Description

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Latch

Locks and releases the lid.

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Speakers

Left and right speakers deliver stereo audio output.

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5-in-1 card reader

Accepts Secure Digital (SD, MultiMediaCard (MMC), Memory Stick (MS), Memory Stick Pro (MS PRO), and xD-Picture Card. Note: Only one card can operate at any given time.

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Line-in jack

Accepts audio line-in devices (e.g., audio CD player, stereo walkman, mp3 player)

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Microphone jack

Accepts inputs from external microphones.

speaker/line-out jack

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

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Infrared port

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

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Bluetooth communication switch

Enable/disable the Bluetooth function. Indicates the status of Bluetooth communication (manufacturing option).

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Item

Description

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Wireless communication switch

Enable/disable the wireless function. Indicates the status of wireless LAN communication (manufacturing option).

Left View

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Item

Description

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Kensington lock slot

Connects to a Kensington-compatible computer security lock.

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Ethernet (RJ-45) port

Connects to an Ethernet 10/100/1000-based network.

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DVI-D

DVI-D port

Supports digital video connections.

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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.

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USB 2.0 port

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

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IEEE 1394 port

Connects to IEEE 1394 devices.

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EXPRESS CARD

ExpressCard/54 slot

Accepts one ExpressCard/54 module.

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PC Card slot eject button

Ejects the PC Card from the slot.

10

PC Card slot

Accepts one Type II PC Card.

Right View

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Item

Description

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Optical drive

Internal optical drive; accepts CDs or DVDs

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.

Rear Panel

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Item

Description

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Three USB 2.0 ports

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

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Modem (RJ-11) port

Connects to a phone line.

3

DC-in jack

Connects to an AC adapter.

4

Ventilation slots

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

Bottom Panel

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Item

Description

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Second Hard disk bay

Houses the computer's optional second hard disk. (Secured with a screw).

2

Memory compartment

Houses the computer's main memory.

3

Battery lock

Locks the battery in position.

4

Battery release latch

Releases the battery to remove the battery pack.

5

Battery bay

Houses the computer's battery pack.

6

Ventilation slots

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

7

Hard disk bay

Houses the computer's hard disk (secured with screws)

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.

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Function

Description

Power

Indicates the computer's power status.

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Battery

Indicates the computer's battery status.

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Bluetooth

Indicates the status of Bluetooth communication.

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Wireless LAN

Indicates the status of wireless LAN communication.

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HDD

Indicates when the hard disk drive is active.

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Num Lock

Lights up when Num Lock is activated.

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Caps Lock

Lights up when Caps Lock is activated.

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

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There are several conveniently located easy-launch buttons. They are: mail Web browser, Empowering Key " "and one user-programmable button.

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Email application (user-programmable)

Launch key

Default application

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Internet browser (user-programmable)

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User-programmable

Three productivity keys give users one-touch access to protection and manageability features for a more secure, smarter and easier way to work.

  • Lock key - runs the Windows® lock function to lock the notebook when you step out. If the laptop is equipped with Acer BioProtect, you only need to swipe your finger to log into Windows® again.
  • Presentation key - minimizes open application windows and prepares the display for impressive presentations.
  • Sync key - instantly synchronizes your computer system to an external storage device, for convenient and secure backup.

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Productivity key

Default application

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Lock

Launch Windows Lock function

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Presentation

Minimizes your open windows and prepares your display for presenting

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Touchpad Basics

The following teaches you how to use the touchpad:

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  • 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) button to scroll up or down and move left or right a page. This button mimics your cursor pressing on the right scroll bar of Windows applications.

Function

Left Button (1)

Right Button (4)

Main touchpad (2)

Center button (3)

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 to drag the cursor on the touchpad

Tap twice (at the same speed as double-clicking a mouse button) then hold finger to the touchpad on the second tap to 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 movement; hence, the lighter the touch, the better the response. Tapping too hard will not increase the touchpad's responsiveness.

NOTE: By default, vertical and horizontal scrolling is enabled on your touchpad. It can be disabled under Mouse settings in Windows Control Panel.

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