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    HP Mini User Guide...

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    Hewlett-Packard may not be available on your computer. Company under license. SD Logo is a To obtain the latest information in the Mini trademark of its proprietor. Microsoft and User Guide, go to the HP Web site at Windows are U.S.

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    Safety warning notice WARNING! To reduce the possibility of heat-related injuries or of overheating the computer, do not place the computer directly on your lap or obstruct the computer air vents. Use the computer only on a hard, flat surface. Do not allow another hard surface, such as an adjoining optional printer, or a soft surface, such as pillows or rugs or clothing, to block airflow.

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    Safety warning notice...

  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    Table of contents 1 Getting started ..............................1 Slate Home ............................2 Navigating the Home screen ........................ 3 Top bar controls ........................3 Content area controls ......................4 Toolbar controls ........................4 2 Using Slate Home ............................5 Using Slate Camera ..........................6 Using Slate Music ..........................

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    Identifying wireless and network icons .............. 26 Using the wireless controls ................27 Using the wireless action key ................27 Using HP Connection Manager (select models only) ........27 Using Wireless Assistant software ..............27 Using operating system controls ............... 28 Using a WLAN ........................

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    Bluetooth and Internet Connection Sharing (ICS) ............. 35 6 Multimedia ..............................36 Multimedia features ..........................36 Identifying your multimedia components ................36 Adjusting the volume ......................37 Multimedia software ........................... 37 Using preinstalled multimedia software ................38 Installing multimedia software from the Internet ..............38 Audio ..............................

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    Using the touch screen ........................56 Using touch screen gestures ..................... 56 Tapping ......................56 Flicking ......................56 Dragging ......................56 Scrolling ......................57 Rotating ......................57 Pinching ......................58 Setting touch screen preferences ..............59 Navigating the keyboard utility ......................60 Using the action keys .........................

  • Page 9: Getting Started

    The Microsoft Windows operating system displays the desktop on the display and controls your computer's hardware, peripherals, and software programs. ● HP Touchsmart Slate Edition allows you to quickly browse the Internet, capture still photos, record video, listen to music, or keep in touch using e-mail, instant messages, or Skype.

  • Page 10: Slate Home

    Listening to your favorite music and creating links to your favorite albums and playlists. ● Viewing your photos and creating links to your favorite photo albums. ● Accessing all of the programs and settings installed on HP TouchSmart Slate Edition. ● Accessing the software Help. To start Slate Home from Microsoft Windows: Tap the Home icon.

  • Page 11: Navigating The Home Screen

    Navigating the Home screen The Home Screen is divided into four sections: ● Top Bar—Accesses the different areas of the Home Screen. ● QuickLaunch—Adds your favorite URLs or applications to Quick Launch for quick access. You can arrange them as you like. ●...

  • Page 12: Content Area Controls

    Content area controls Control Description Set a favorite mark Tap the star on an item’s frame to set it as a favorite. You can also set a favorite mark on the item’s Details page. Launch an Tap an icon to access a URL or launch an application. application Display the Flip 2-finger flip an icon or tap the arrow on an icon to display brief details for the item.

  • Page 13: Using Slate Home

    Using Slate Home You can use Slate Home to launch the following programs: ● Camera—Take snapshots and videos with the outward or inward camera. ● Music—Listen to your favorite music and create playlists. ● Photo—Browse through your photos, create albums, view slide shows, and publish your photos online.

  • Page 14: Using Slate Camera

    Using Slate Camera You can take snapshots and record videos with either the outward or the inward webcam. To start the Camera application, tap the Camera icon in the Quick Launch area of Slate Home. For more information about the Camera application, refer to the software Help. Chapter 2 Using Slate Home...

  • Page 15: Using Slate Music

    Using Slate Music You can use Music software to play all of your music and create individual playlists. You can also select cover images, rate your music, and edit the descriptions. To start the Music application, tap the Music icon in the Quick Launch area of Slate Home. For more information about the Music application, refer to the software Help.

  • Page 16: Using Slate Photo

    Using Slate Photo You can use Photo software to organize your photos and create slideshows. You can also upload your photos to popular photo Web sites, such as Snapfish, Flickr, and FaceBook. To start the Photo application, tap the Photo icon in the Quick Launch area of Slate Home. For more information about the Photo application, refer to the software Help.

  • Page 17: Using Slate Video

    Using Slate Video You can use Video software to organize your videos and create slideshows. You can also upload your videos to YouTube. To start the Video application, tap the VIdeo icon in the Quick Launch area of Slate Home. For more information about the Video application, refer to the software Help.

  • Page 18: Knowing The Parts

    Knowing the parts Identifying the hardware Components included with the computer may vary by region and model. The illustrations in this chapter identify the standard features on most computer models. To see a list of hardware installed in the computer: Tap Start >...

  • Page 19: Right-side Components

    Component Description Volume down button Decreases speaker volume. Volume up button Increases speaker volume. Right-side components Component Description Audio-out (headphone) jack/Audio-in (microphone) Produces sound when connected to optional powered combo jack stereo speakers, headphones, earbuds, a headset, or television audio. Also connects an optional headset microphone.

  • Page 20: Left-side Components

    Left-side components Component Description Windows security button ctrl+alt+del Digital Media slot Supports the following optional digital card formats: ● Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) Memory Card (standard and large size) ● xD-Picture card SIM slot Contains a wireless subscriber identity module. revised image will be requested Display components...

  • Page 21: Bottom Components

    revised image will be requested Bottom components before final review Component Description Outward-facing webcam Records video and captures still photographs. NOTE: To capture and edit videos, you can use the preinstalled Slate Camera software. Wireless antennas Component Description WWAN antennas (2) (select models only)* Send and receive wireless signals to communicate with wireless wide-area networks (WWANs).

  • Page 22: Identifying The Labels

    (WLAN) device. You may need this information when traveling internationally. ◦ The serial number of your HP Mobile Broadband Module (select models only). The regulatory label is located inside the label door of the computer. Chapter 3 Knowing the parts...

  • Page 23: Power Management

    Please review chapter for Power management accuracy, especially the sections on Battery power, since the battery is not removable. Setting power options Using power-saving states The computer has two power-saving states enabled at the factory: Sleep and Hibernation. When Sleep is initiated, the power light blinks and the screen clears. Your work is saved to memory, letting you exit the Sleep state faster than exiting Hibernation.

  • Page 24: Initiating And Exiting Hibernation

    A power plan is a collection of system settings that manages how the computer uses power. Power plans can help you conserve power and maximize computer performance. The following power plans are available: ● HP recommended ● High performance ●...

  • Page 25: Setting Password Protection Upon Exiting Sleep Or Hibernation

    To reduce potential safety issues, use only the AC adapter provided with the computer, a replacement AC adapter provided by HP, or a compatible AC adapter purchased from HP. Connect the computer to external AC power under any of the following conditions: WARNING! Do not charge the battery while you are onboard aircraft.

  • Page 26: Connecting The Ac Adapter

    WARNING! To reduce potential safety issues, use only the battery provided with the computer, a replacement battery provided by HP, or a compatible battery purchased from HP. Chapter 4 Power management...

  • Page 27: Displaying The Remaining Battery Charge

    Battery life varies, depending on power management settings, programs running on the computer, display brightness, external devices connected to the computer, and other factors. Displaying the remaining battery charge ▲ Move the pointer over the Battery Meter icon in the notification area, at the far right of the taskbar.

  • Page 28: Maximizing Battery Discharge Time

    To prolong battery life and optimize the accuracy of battery charge displays, follow these recommendations: ● If you are charging a new battery, charge it fully before turning on the computer. ● Charge the battery until the battery light turns white. NOTE: If the computer is on while the battery is charging, the Battery Meter icon in the notification area may show 100 percent charge before the battery is fully charged.

  • Page 29: Resolving A Low Battery Level

    The computer takes the following actions for a critical battery level: ● If Hibernation is enabled and the computer is on or in Sleep, the computer initiates Hibernation. ● If Hibernation is disabled and the computer is on or in Sleep, the computer remains briefly in Sleep, and then shuts down and loses any unsaved information.

  • Page 30: Step 2: Disable Hibernation And Sleep

    To fully charge the battery: Insert the battery into the computer. Connect the computer to an AC adapter and then plug the adapter into external power. The battery light on the computer turns amber. Leave the computer plugged into external power until the battery is fully charged. The battery light on the computer turns white.

  • Page 31: Step 4: Fully Recharge The Battery

    To discharge a battery: Unplug the computer from its external power source, but do not turn off the computer. Run the computer on battery power until the battery is discharged. The battery light begins to blink amber when the battery has discharged to a low battery level. When the battery is discharged, the battery light turns off and the computer shuts down.

  • Page 32: Shutting Down The Computer

    ● Use the action keys to adjust screen brightness as needed. ● If you leave your work, initiate Sleep or Hibernation, or shut down the computer. Shutting down the computer CAUTION: Unsaved information will be lost when the computer is shut down. The Shut down command closes all open programs, including the operating system, and then turns off the display and computer.

  • Page 33: Internet

    Internet Please review chapter for accuracy. Your computer supports wireless Internet access. For mobile Internet access, you can use a wireless connection. To learn about setting up a wireless network or adding your computer to an existing network, refer to the “Connecting to a wireless network” section...

  • Page 34: Connecting To A Wireless Network

    ● HP Mobile Broadband Module (select models only)—A wireless wide area network (WWAN) device that provides access to information wherever mobile network operator service is available. In a WWAN, each mobile device communicates to a mobile network operator’s base station.

  • Page 35: Using The Wireless Controls

    Using HP Connection Manager (select models only) You can use HP Connection Manager to connect to WWANs using the HP Mobile Broadband device in your computer (select models only).

  • Page 36: Using Operating System Controls

    If the wireless icon is not displayed in the notification area, complete the following steps to change Wireless Assistant properties: Select Start > Control Panel > Network and Internet > HP Wireless Assistant. Tap Properties. Select the check box next to HP Wireless Assistant icon in notification area.

  • Page 37: Setting Up A Wlan

    NOTE: The terms wireless router and wireless access point are often used interchangeably. ● A large-scale WLAN, such as a corporate or public WLAN, typically uses wireless access points that can accommodate a large number of devices and accessories and can separate critical network functions.

  • Page 38: Connecting To A Wlan

    (uninvited) or capture information being sent across it. However, you can take precautions to protect your WLAN: ● Use a wireless transmitter with built-in security Many wireless base stations, gateways, or routers provide built-in security features such as wireless security protocols and firewalls. With the correct wireless transmitter, you can protect your network from the most common wireless security risks.

  • Page 39: Roaming To Another Network

    NOTE: The functional range (how far your wireless signals travel) depends on WLAN implementation, router manufacturer, and interference from other electronic devices or structural barriers such as walls and floors. More information about using a WLAN is available through the following resources: ●...

  • Page 40: Using Hp Mobile Broadband (select Models Only)

    HP Mobile Broadband enables your computer to use wireless wide area networks (WWANs) to access the Internet from more places and over larger areas than it can by using WLANs. Using HP Mobile Broadband requires a network service provider (called a mobile network operator), which in most cases is a mobile phone network operator.

  • Page 41: Removing A Sim

    Replace the battery. NOTE: If the battery is not replaced, HP Mobile Broadband is disabled. Reconnect external power. Reconnect external devices. Turn on the computer. Removing a SIM To remove a SIM: Shut down the computer.

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    new image will be requested before Press in on the SIM, and then remove it from the slot. final review Replace the battery and the back cover. Reconnect external power. Reconnect external devices. Turn on the computer. Chapter 5 Internet...

  • Page 43: Using Bluetooth Wireless Devices

    Bluetooth and Internet Connection Sharing (ICS) HP does not recommend setting up one computer with Bluetooth as a host and using it as a gateway through which other computers may connect to the Internet. When two or more computers are...

  • Page 44: Multimedia

    Multimedia Please review chapter for accuracy. Multimedia features Your computer includes multimedia features that allow you to listen to music, watch movies, and view pictures. Your computer may include the following multimedia components: ● Integrated speakers for listening to music ●...

  • Page 45: Adjusting The Volume

    Component Description Audio-out (headphone) jack/Audio-in Produces sound when connected to optional powered (microphone) combo jack stereo speakers, headphones, earbuds, a headset, or television audio. Also connects an optional headset microphone. NOTE: When an audio component is connected to the jack, the computer speakers are disabled. The audio component cable must have a 4-conductor connector.

  • Page 46: Using Preinstalled Multimedia Software

    ● Creating, editing, and burning audio CDs ● Creating, editing, and burning a video or movie to a DVD or video CD Using preinstalled multimedia software To locate preinstalled multimedia software: ▲ Tap Start > All Programs, and then open the multimedia program you want to use. For example, if you want to use Slate Home, tap Home, and then tap Music or Video.

  • Page 47: Audio

    Audio Your computer has a variety of audio features that allow you to: ● Play music using your computer speakers and/or connected external speakers. ● Record sound using the internal microphone or an optional external headset microphone. ● Download music from the Internet. ●...

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    To confirm or change the audio settings on your computer, tap Start > Control Panel > Hardware and Sound > Sound. Chapter 6 Multimedia...

  • Page 49: Video

    Video Your computer enables you to use a variety of video features: ● Watch movies ● Play games over the Internet ● Edit pictures and video to create presentations Video...

  • Page 50: Webcam

    Webcam Your computer includes an outward-facing integrated webcam and an inward-facing integrated webcam. The webcam is an input device that allows you to record video and capture still photographs. NOTE: To record and edit videos, you can use the preinstalled Slate Camera software. To access the webcam using Slate Camera: Tap Start >...

  • Page 51: Security

    Security Please review chapter for accuracy, and provide corrections for Setup utility menus and password procedures. Protecting the computer Standard security features provided by the Windows operating system and the non-Windows Setup Utility can protect your personal settings and data from a variety of risks. Follow the procedures in this chapter to use the following features: ●...

  • Page 52: Setting Passwords In Windows

    You can use the same password for a Setup Utility feature and for a Windows security feature. You can also use the same password for more than one Setup Utility feature. Use the following guidelines when setting a password in Setup Utility: ●...

  • Page 53: Administrator Password

    Administrator password Your administrator password protects the configuration settings and system identification information in Setup Utility. After this password is set, you must enter it each time you access Setup Utility. Your administrator password is not interchangeable with an administrator password set in Windows, nor is it displayed as it is set, entered, changed, or deleted.

  • Page 54: Managing A Power-on Password

    Managing a power-on password To set, change, or delete this password, follow these steps: Open Setup Utility by turning on or restarting the computer, and then pressing while the “F10 = BIOS Setup Options” message is displayed in the lower-left corner of the screen. Use the arrow keys to select Security >...

  • Page 55: Using Antivirus Software

    To access Norton Internet Security, or to get more information about it, tap Start > All Programs > Norton Internet Security. NOTE: HP recommends that you always update the antivirus software to help protect your computer. NOTE: For more information about computer viruses, type viruses in the Search box in Help and Support.

  • Page 56: Using Firewall Software

    Using firewall software When you use the computer for e-mail, network, or Internet access, unauthorized persons may be able to gain access to the computer, your personal files, and information about you. Use the firewall software preinstalled on the computer to protect your privacy. Firewall features include logging and reporting of network activity, and automatic monitoring of all incoming and outgoing traffic.

  • Page 57: Installing Critical Updates

    Installing critical updates CAUTION: Microsoft sends alerts regarding critical updates. To protect the computer from security breaches and computer viruses, install all critical updates from Microsoft as soon as you receive an alert. Updates to the operating system and other software may have become available after the computer was shipped.

  • Page 58: Digital Cards

    Digital cards Please review chapter for accuracy. Optional digital cards provide secure data storage and convenient data sharing. These cards are often used with digital media–equipped cameras and PDAs as well as with other devices. The Digital Media Slot supports the following formats: ●...

  • Page 59: Removing A Digital Card

    Removing a digital card CAUTION: To prevent loss of information or an unresponsive system, use the following procedure to safely remove the digital card. Save your information and close all programs associated with the digital card. NOTE: To stop a data transfer, tap Cancel in the operating system Copying window. To remove a digital card: Tap the Safely Remove Hardware and Eject Media icon in the notification area, at the far right of the taskbar.

  • Page 60: Usb Devices

    USB devices Please review chapter for accuracy. Using a USB device Universal Serial Bus (USB) is a hardware interface that can be used to connect an optional external device, such as a USB keyboard, mouse, drive, printer, scanner, or hub. Devices can be connected to the system.

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    CAUTION: To prevent damage to a USB connector, do not pull on the cable to remove the USB device. To remove a USB device: Tap the Safely Remove Hardware and Eject Media icon in the notification area, at the far right of the taskbar.

  • Page 62: Pointing Devices, Touch Screen, And Keyboard

    10 Pointing devices, touch screen, and keyboard Please review for accuracy, especially the touch screen gestures and keyboard sections. Should action keys and hotkeys sections be deleted? Chapter 10 Pointing devices, touch screen, and keyboard...

  • Page 63: Using Pointing Devices

    Using pointing devices NOTE: You can also connect an external USB mouse to one of the USB ports on the computer. Setting pointing device preferences Use Mouse Properties in Windows® to customize settings for pointing devices, such as button configuration, click speed, and pointer options. To access Mouse Properties, tap Start >...

  • Page 64: Using The Touch Screen

    Using the touch screen Using touch screen gestures The computer allows you to use your fingers or the digitizer pen to perform certain actions on the touch screen. NOTE: The instructions in this section are based on the preferences set at the factory. To modify settings for recognized taps and flicks, tap Start >...

  • Page 65: Scrolling

    Scrolling Scrolling is useful for moving up or down on a page or image. To scroll, place two fingers slightly apart on the screen, and then drag them across the screen in an up, down, left, or right motion. NOTE: Scrolling speed is controlled by finger speed.

  • Page 66: Pinching

    Pinching Pinching allows you to zoom in or out on items such as PDFs, images, and photos. To pinch: ● Zoom out by holding two fingers apart on the screen, and then pull the fingers together to decrease an object's size. ●...

  • Page 67: Setting Touch Screen Preferences

    Setting touch screen preferences ▲ To set preferences for visual feedback, tap Start > Control Panel > Hardware and Sound > Pen and Touch. These preferences are specific to the touch screen and the computer. To set preferences for left-handed or right-handed users, tap Start > Control Panel > Hardware ▲...

  • Page 68: Navigating The Keyboard Utility

    Navigating the keyboard utility When you set up your HP TouchSmart Slate Edition, occasionally you will need to enter data into a data field. This is required when you set up a wireless network configuration, a weather reporting location, or when you access user accounts on Internet sites (such as Snapfish and Facebook).

  • Page 69: Using The Action Keys

    Should this section be deleted, or does Using the action keys Akashi have equivalent keys on Action keys are customized actions that are assigned to specific keys at the top of the keyboard. virtual keyboard? To use an action key, press and hold this key to activate the assigned action. NOTE: Depending on the application you are using, pressing and one of the action keys will open...

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    Icon Action Description Wireless Turns the wireless feature on or off. NOTE: This key does not establish a wireless connection. To establish a wireless connection, a wireless network must be set up. prt sc Print screen Takes a snapshot or picture of your computer screen and copies it to the clipboard. Chapter 10 Pointing devices, touch screen, and keyboard...

  • Page 71: Using The Hotkeys

    Should this section be deleted, or does Akashi have Using the hotkeys equivalent keys on virtual keyboard? Hotkeys are combinations of the key (1) and either the key (2) or one of the arrow keys (3). Hotkey Description Display system information. fn+esc Displays information about system hardware components and the system BIOS version number.

  • Page 72: 11 Drives

    11 Drives Please review chapter for accuracy. Identifying installed drives To view the drives installed on the computer, tap Start > Computer. Handling drives Drives are fragile computer components that must be handled with care. Refer to the following cautions before handling drives. Additional cautions are included with the procedures to which they apply.

  • Page 73: Using External Drives

    Using external drives Removable external drives expand your options for storing and accessing information. USB drives include the following types: ● 1.44-megabyte diskette drive ● Hard drive module (a hard drive with an adapter attached) ● DVD-ROM Drive ● DVD/CD-RW Combo Drive ●...

  • Page 74: 12 Updating Software

    -- especially BIOS updates section Updated versions of the software provided with your computer may be available on the HP Web site. Most software and BIOS updates on the HP Web site are packaged in compressed files called SoftPaqs.

  • Page 75: Updating The Bios

    Do not insert, remove, connect, or disconnect any device, cable, or cord. To download a BIOS update: Access the page on the HP Web site that provides software for your computer: Tap Start > Help and Support, and then select the software and drivers update.

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    Make a note of the path to the location on your hard drive where the BIOS update is to be downloaded. You will need to access this path when you are ready to install the update. NOTE: If you connect your computer to a network, consult the network administrator before installing any software updates, especially system BIOS updates.

  • Page 77: Updating Programs And Drivers

    To download and install software other than a BIOS update, follow these steps: Access the page on the HP Web site that provides software for your computer: Tap Start > Help and Support, and then tap the software and drivers update.

  • Page 78: 13 Setup Utility

    Please review and provide corrections for how to access 13 Setup Utility Setup Utility and Setup Menus Starting Setup Utility Setup Utility is a ROM-based information and customization utility that can be used even when your Windows operating system is not working. The utility reports information about the computer and provides settings for startup, security, and other preferences.

  • Page 79: Displaying System Information

    ● To select an item, press enter. ● To close a text box or return to the menu display, press esc. ● To display additional navigation and selection information while Setup Utility is open, press f1. Displaying system information The following procedure explains how to display system information in Setup Utility. If Setup Utility is not open, begin at step 1.

  • Page 80: Setup Utility Menus

    Delay (sec.)―Set the delay for the functions of Setup Utility in intervals of 5 seconds each (0, 5, 10, 15, 20). ● HP QuickWeb—Enable/disable the QuickWeb Boot menu in Setup Utility. ● Internal Network Adapter boot―Enable/disable boot from Internal Network Adapter.

  • Page 81: Diagnostics Menu

    To do this ◦ USB Card Reader ◦ Network adapter NOTE: Only the devices attached to the system appear in the boot order menu. Diagnostics menu To do this Hard Disk Self Test (select models only) Run a comprehensive self-test on the hard drive. Memory Test Run a diagnostic test on the system memory.

  • Page 82: Index

    Index Bluetooth device 26 digital card AC adapter Bluetooth icon, identifying 3 inserting 50 connecting 18 boot options 72 removing 51 action keys boot order 72 diskette drive 65 adjusting volume 61 button display image, switching 61 audio CD, DVD, or BD volume down 11 displaying system information 71 controls 61...

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    57 using 38 HP Connection Manager mute key software 27 identifying 61 HP Mobile Broadband Module 32 screen brightness keys 61 HP Mobile Broadband, screen image, switching 61 disabled 32 scrolling touch screen gesture 57 navigating in Setup Utility 70...

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    15 slots webcam, identifying 12, 13, 36 SIM 12 WiFi icon, identifying 3 software Windows security button, HP Connection Manager 27 identifying 12 installing 38 Windows, passwords set in 44 multimedia 38 wireless action key, identifying 27 Slate Music 38...

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