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TravelMate Notebook Series

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  • Page 1: Quick Guide

    Come and visit our online shop and find what you need at The Acer store is being progressively rolled out, and, unfortunately may not be available in some regions. Please check back regularly to see when it will be available in your...
  • Page 2 Original Issue: 05/2012 Model Number : _________________________________ Serial Number: ___________________________________ Purchase Date: ___________________________________ Place of Purchase: ________________________________ Acer recommends... Productivity Software ® Work Great with Microsoft Office 2010 - Express your ideas, solve problems and simplify everyday projects with Office 2010.
  • Page 3: First Things First

    First things first We would like to thank you for making an Acer notebook your choice for meeting your mobile computing needs. Your guides To help you use your Acer notebook, we have designed a set of guides: First off, the setup poster helps you get started with setting up your computer.
  • Page 4: Your Acer Notebook Tour

    Your Acer notebook tour After setting up your computer as illustrated in the setup poster, let us show you around your new Acer notebook. Front view Icon Item Description Web camera for video communication. Webcam A light next to the webcam indicates that the webcam is active.
  • Page 5: Keyboard View

    Keyboard For entering data into your computer. Touch-sensitive pointing device which Touchpad functions like a computer mouse. Fingerprint reader for Acer ProShield Fingerprint reader Security Suite (configuration may vary by model). Click buttons (left The left and right buttons function like and right) the left and right mouse buttons.
  • Page 6 Lights up when Num Lock is activated. Programmable key (configuration may P key vary by model). Acer email key Opens your default email application. Launches Acer Backup Management for Backup key three-step data backup. Microphone mute Mutes the microphone. Power button / Turns the computer on and off.
  • Page 7: Hotkeys

    Hotkeys The computer employs hotkeys or key combinations to access most of the computer's controls like screen brightness and volume output. To activate hotkeys, press and hold the <Fn> key before pressing the other key in the hotkey combination. Hotkey Icon Function Description...
  • Page 8: Left View

    Left view Icon Item Description Connects to a Kensington-compatible Kensington lock slot computer security lock. Note: Wrap the computer security lock cable around an immovable object such as a table or handle of a locked drawer. Insert the lock into the notch and turn the key to secure the lock.
  • Page 9: Right View

    Right view Icon Item Description Accepts inputs from external Microphone jack microphones. Headphones/ Connects to audio devices speaker jack (e.g., speakers, headphones). Connects to USB devices. If a port is black, it is USB 2.0 USB port compatible; if it is blue it is also USB 3.0 compatible.
  • Page 10: Base View

    Information on USB 3.0 • Compatible with USB 3.0 and earlier USB devices. • For optimal performance, use USB 3.0-certified devices. • Defined by the USB 3.0 (SuperSpeed USB) specification. • Supports power-off USB charging, allowing you to charge supported mobile devices while the notebook is switched off.
  • Page 11 Acer DASP (Disk Protects the hard disk from shocks and Anti-Shock bumps. Protection) Speakers Emit stereo sound. Acer ProDock Connects to the optional Acer ProDock. connector Battery release latch Releases the battery for removal. Environment • Temperature: • Operating: 5 °C to 35 °C •...