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Your guides First things first We would like to thank you for making an Acer computer your choice for meeting your mobile computing needs. Your guides To help you use your Acer computer, we have designed a set of guides: The setup poster helps you get started with setting up your computer.
• Do not connect the adapter to any other device. • Do not step on the power cord or place heavy objects on top of it. Carefully route the power cord and any cables away from foot traffic. • When unplugging the power cord, do not pull on the cord itself but pull on the plug.
Taking care of your battery pack Here are some ways to take care of your battery pack: • Use only batteries of the same kind as replacements. Turn the power off before removing or replacing batteries. Note: If your battery requires replacing, please contact your nearest Acer service center.
CAUTION for accessibility Be sure that the power outlet you plug the power cord into is easily accessible and located as close to the equipment operator as possible. When you need to disconnect power to the equipment, be sure to unplug the power cord from the electrical outlet.
Never push objects of any kind into this product through cabinet slots as they may touch dangerous voltage points or short-out parts that could result in a fire or electric shock. Never spill liquid of any kind onto or into the product.
• The system can be powered using a wide range of voltages; 100 to 120 or 220 to 240 V AC. The power cord included with the system meets the requirements for use in the country/region where the system was purchased.
(WLAN), Bluetooth and/or 3G. Remember to follow any special regulations in force in any area, and always switch off your device when its use is prohibited or when it may cause interference or danger. Use the device only in its normal operating positions.
For vehicles equipped with an air bag, remember that air bags inflate with great force. Do not place objects, including installed or portable wireless equipment in the area over the air bag or in the air bag deployment area. If in-vehicle wireless equipment is improperly installed, and the air bag inflates, serious injury could result.
Sparks in such areas could cause an explosion or fire resulting in bodily injury or even death. Switch off the device at refueling points such as near gas pumps at service stations. Observe restrictions on the use of radio equipment in fuel depots, storage, and distribution areas;...
Tips and information for comfortable use Computer users may complain of eyestrain and headaches after prolonged use. Users are also at risk of physical injury after long hours of working in front of a computer. Long work periods, bad posture, poor work habits, stress, inadequate working conditions, personal health and other factors greatly increase the risk of physical injury.
• Keep your display clean. • Keep your head at a higher level than the top edge of the display so your eyes point downward when looking at the middle of the display. • Adjust the display brightness and/or contrast to a comfortable level for enhanced text readability and graphics clarity.
• Avoid adjusting your display to an awkward viewing angle. • Avoid looking at bright light sources, such as open windows, for extended periods of time. Developing good work habits Develop the following work habits to make your computer use more relaxing and productive: •...
First things first Your guides Basic care and tips for using your computer Turning your computer on and off Taking care of your computer Taking care of your AC adapter Taking care of your battery pack Cleaning and servicing Information for your safety and comfort...
Other ways of entering information Handwritten input Keyboard settings Window Manager Closing Window Manager Adjusting display settings Using the Intel Graphics and Media Control Panel Power management Acer eRecovery Management Burn backup discs Restore Restore Windows from backup discs Battery pack...
FCC statement Modem notices (only for certain models) LCD pixel statement Radio device regulatory notice General The FCC RF safety requirement Canada — Low-power license-exempt radio communication devices (RSS-210) Exposure of humans to RF fields (RSS-102) LCD panel ergonomic specifications...
Your new computer is equipped with two multi-touch screens that are used to control the computer and enter data. The first thing you will notice is that there is no traditional keyboard or touchpad. These are replaced with a virtual keyboard and touchpad, so performing tasks will be different from the way you use a traditional notebook.
Upper display Also called Liquid-Crystal Display (LCD), screen displays computer output. Lower display Also called Liquid-Crystal Display (LCD), screen displays computer output. Shown with Virtual Keyboard open. Please refer to Virtual Keyboard on page Microphone Internal microphone for sound recording.
Description Power indicator Indicates the computer's power status. Battery indicator Indicates the computer's battery status. 1. Charging: The light shows amber when the battery is charging. 2. Fully charged: The light shows blue when in AC mode. HDD indicator Indicates when the hard disk drive is...
Left view Left view No. Icon Item Description Keyboard button Press to call up Virtual Keyboard or perform other functions (please refer to The keyboard button on page 47). DC-in jack Connects to an AC adapter. HDMI port Supports high-definition digital video connections.
Power button Turns the computer on and off. WARNING: Do not remove the base cover. Doing so may lead to injury or damage to your computer, and void your warranty. Note: To upgrade your computer, please contact an authorized Acer service center.
Tap ON to turn the device on. A blue button indicates the device is on. • Tap OFF to turn the device off. Tap the device name to open the Windows Control Panel to adjust the advanced settings for each device.
Capture Capture a part of the screen to Scrapbook, to the clipboard or as an image. Web Clip Select a part of a web page to paste in Scrapbook or My Journal. Device Control Adjust settings for your computer (please refer to Device Control on page 30).
On one side of Acer Ring you can see a selection of AppCards. You can scroll through the applications and tap on a card to open the application. The AppCards are as follows: • TouchVideo • TouchPhoto • TouchMusic •...
Gesture Editor You can set personalized gestures to perform functions or launch programs. Tap Gesture Editor on Acer Ring to see the pre-defined gestures. Tap either of the pre-defined gestures to practice the gesture.
Select the action you’d like to perform from the drop-down menu on the left- hand side of the screen. Draw the gesture in the area on the right-hand side of the screen. When prompted, enter the gesture again.
Tap the gesture to select it, then tap the appropriate button. Tap Edit to edit a gesture. You can change the action from the drop-down menu in the upper left-hand corner of the edit window. You can edit URLs and applications directly in the text area.
You can also adjust the stroke style from the Settings page. Tap the settings icon to open the settings page.
TouchBrowser TouchBrowser is specifically designed to offer you a more comfortable web surfing experience when using touch input. Open Acer Ring and tap the TouchBrowser AppCard to launch the browser.
The web content will be displayed across both screens. The toolbar at the bottom of the screens gives you easy control over the open pages.
To enter a website address, tap the URL bar. A keyboard icon will display, allowing you to open a virtual keyboard and enter text, or use handwriting to enter the URL. 13 14 Item Description Tabs Shows the pages currently open.
My Journal My Journal is a handy place for you to keep clippings of websites and other information you may want to refer to later. You can organize the information you wish to view from a number of sources on a single, easy-to-view page.
In edit mode, you can resize web clips by dragging the corners of the web clip to the size you want. You can also move web clips to other pages by dragging the web clip to the tab for the page you want to move the clip to.
Web Clip Web Clip The web clip tool allows you to clip parts of web pages to save them to My Journal. Once you have a page open in your browser, tap the Web clip icon. If you’re using Internet Explorer, you will need to tap the Web Clip icon in the...
Web Clip Tap the browser screen to select the area you want to crop; tap and drag on any of the circles on the corner of the crop window to expand it to include all the information you want to capture.
Scrapbook or Copy it to the clipboard. You can also Save bitmap as... or Discard the web clip. Tap a clip to select it, then you can position it on the page and stretch it by dragging the corners to the desired size.
Scrapbook Scrapbook is a convenient place for you to store images, captures from websites, and other content. Open Acer Ring and scroll through the AppCards to Scrapbook. Tap the AppCard to open the application. You can also annotate items or write reminders.
Icon Function Tap to edit content on the page; tap again close the selected tool and return to viewing mode. Pen tool for drawing or entering handwritten text. Eraser tool. Export tool. Export the page to the clipboard for insertion into other applications, or to save as an image file.
Capture tool Capture tool The capture tool allows you to clip parts of displayed content to save them to Scrapbook. Once you have the content open on the upper screen, tap the Capture icon in Scrapbook.
When you have finished selecting the area you want to crop, tap the area to open a menu that will allow you to save the clip as an image you can drag and...
Capture tool drop onto the Scrapbook page, save the capture as a Bitmap, or Copy it to the clipboard.
The capture will be added to the thumbnails above the scrapbook page. Drag and drop the capture onto the page. Tap a clip to select it, then you can position it on the page. Managing images in Scrapbook Note: You need to tap to resize, rotate or delete images on Scrapbook pages.
Exporting Scrapbook pages You can drag and drop images from the thumbnail line at the top of the screen to the scrapbook page: Enlarge or shrink the picture using pinch actions, or rotate the picture on the page. Exporting Scrapbook pages You can export Scrapbook pages to other applications (such as PowerPoint), or save it as an image file on your system.
Exporting Scrapbook pages This will open a tab on the upper screen showing the exported page. Drag and drop the page into the other application, or to your desktop / file browser to save it as a file.
Control will show what type of device is plugged into each port. If you have inserted a storage device into a USB port, you may tap the USB icon to open a context menu. Tap Open to view the files in Windows Explorer.
TouchVideo Multimedia TouchVideo TouchVideo gives you an easy-to-use interface to view video content from your computer. Tap the TouchVideo AppCard to launch TouchVideo. The TouchVideo interface will open on the lower screen and show thumbnails of the video files found in your video library.
TouchVideo Tap Browse Computer to browse your computer for other video files.
TouchVideo Video files will be shown as thumbnails. Tap any thumbnail to start playing the video on the upper screen. At the bottom of the lower screen a toolbar with video controls will open. Item Description Progress bar Indicates the playback progress.
Plays the video at a faster speed. Next Jumps to the next video clip in the folder. Volume Adjust playback volume. Minimize Minimizes toolbar. TouchPhoto TouchPhoto gives you an easy-to-use interface to view image files from your computer. Tap the TouchPhoto AppCard to launch TouchPhoto.
TouchPhoto The interface will open on the lower screen and show thumbnails of the image files found in your image library. Tap Browse Computer to browse your computer for other image files.
TouchPhoto Photos will be shown as thumbnails. Tap any thumbnail to display the photo on the upper screen.
TouchPhoto At the bottom of the lower screen a toolbar with slideshow and playback controls will open. Item Description Slideshow Starts playing a slideshow of all the images in the folder. Stop Stops the slideshow playback. Previous Jumps to the previous photo in the slideshow.
Tap the TouchMusic AppCard to launch TouchMusic. The TouchMusic interface will open on the lower screen and show thumbnails of the audio files found in your Music library. When available, album artwork will be displayed for the thumbnails.
TouchMusic Tap Browse Computer to browse your computer for other audio files. Audio files will be shown as thumbnails. Tap any thumbnail to start playing the audio file.
TouchMusic At the bottom of the lower screen a toolbar with playback controls will open. Item Description Progress bar Indicates the playback progress. Thumbnail Shows the thumbnail of the album cover, name of album and song title currently being played.
SocialJogger Open Acer Ring and tap the SocialJogger AppCard. SocialJogger gives you one-touch access to popular social networking sites: Facebook, YouTube and Flickr.
Tap Log In to open the login wizard. You can log into all three supported services from a single login wizard. If you don’t already have an account with the supported services, you can create an account from the wizard.
Sharing content YouTube Flickr Sharing content You can upload content to each service by tapping the Share on icon in the upper right-hand corner of the page. This will open a file browser above the...
Settings three service pages. Drag and drop the content you want to share to the desired service. Settings You can adjust the settings for each service by tapping the Settings icon. This opens the settings window with a tab for each service.
To close Virtual Keyboard, tap the X (icon 7 below) in the upper right-hand corner of the window. WARNING: Do not press down hard on the screens. Doing so may damage them. 2 3 4 5 Icon Function Switch to between full keyboard mode and handwritten input.
XT9 predictive text Note: XT9 predictive text is supported on select languages only. You can use XT9 predictive text input from the onscreen keyboard. As you tap letters, XT9 predictive text will display a selection of words alongside the text box that match the letter sequence of the letters tapped or nearby letters.
Turning predictive text on or off To turn the predictive text function off, tap Keyboard toolbars In the upper left-hand corner of the keyboard there are two toolbars that have handy control functions. Use the arrows next to the toolbar to switch between the toolbars.
If your computer experiences an unexpected shutdown, Windows will attempt to boot in recovery mode. The keyboard button can be used to control the boot mode. Press and release the button to move the cursor down to select a boot mode.
Other ways of entering information Handwritten input To enter the numeric keypad mode or use handwritten input, tap Icon Function Switch to full keyboard mode. Open a menu showing input options. Switch between freehand input and individual characters. Open the keyboard settings window. Please refer to Keyboard settings on page 54.
Other ways of entering information Select the area (on the upper screen) in which you wish to enter text. Enter your text in the yellow area and tap Insert to insert the text on the upper screen. Handwriting actions From the toolbar at the top of the page, you can view animations illustrating the actions mentioned.
Other ways of entering information If the computer fails to recognize your handwriting correctly, you can draw a line through the text you wish to delete.
Other ways of entering information You can split the letters to add in another letter by drawing a vertical line between two letters.
Other ways of entering information You can also join letters by tapping the two groups of letters you’d like to join.
Here you can adjust the sounds the keyboard makes when you tap keys. You can also change the keyboard skin. Tap a skin to select it, then tap Save to apply the skin and return to the keyboard. You can also adjust keyboard...
Other ways of entering information Or adjust the startup status and function keys to suit your needs. You can enable or disable launching the keyboard on startup and set the size you prefer for the function keys. The Advanced tab allows you to run the keyboard training wizard, calibrate the keyboard, or restore default settings.
Window Manager gives you a touch-friendly interface for controlling the various windows on your computer. Two additional buttons are added to the title bar of any window. They provide an easy way to move windows from one screen to the other by tapping the...
Window Manager allows you to easily resize windows by tapping and dragging on the circles on each corner of the window. It also allows you to easily position a window by tapping and dragging the window. If you want to move the...
4 5 6 1 2 3 Item Description Stretch the active window over both screens. Move the active window to the upper screen. Move the active window to the lower screen.
Moves the active window to the right-hand side of the screen. Window List Opens the Window List. Tap this icon to view thumbnails of the open windows. You can flip through the thumbnails; tap a thumbnail to jump to the window.
< > or the Intel Graphics and Media Control Panel only. If you have an external display device attached to the HDMI port or VGA port, you can switch the upper display screen to the external device by pressing <Fn>...
Select Multiple Displays from the menu on the left and select the Second Display. In the General Settings window you will need to set the display as follows. • Display: Built-in Display 2 • Resolution: 1366 x 768 • Color Depth: 32 Bit •...
System activity refers to any activity involving one or more of the following devices: keyboard, mouse, hard disk, peripherals connected to the computer, and video memory. If no activity is detected for a period of time (called an inactivity timeout), the computer stops some or all of these devices in order to conserve energy.
To use the password protection feature of Acer eRecovery Management, you must first set the password. The password is set by launching Acer eRecovery Management and clicking Settings.
Note: Create a factory default image when you want to burn a bootable disc that contains your computer's entire operating system as it was delivered to you from the factory. If you wish to have a disc that will allow you to browse the contents and install selected drivers and applications, create a driver and application backup instead —...
Restore Restore The restore feature allows you to restore or recover the system from a factory default image or from previously created CD and DVD backups. You can also reinstall applications and drivers for your Acer system. Click on Start, All Programs, Acer, Acer eRecovery Management.
Note: This feature requires an external optical disc drive. To restore Windows from your previously burned backup discs, you will need to insert the first backup disc and enable the F12 Boot Menu via the BIOS Setup Utility. Turn on your computer and insert the first system recovery disc into the optical disc drive.
Restore If you prefer to set the boot priority for long-term use, you should select the Boot submenu. Turn on your computer and insert the first system recovery disc into the optical disc drive. Restart your computer. During startup when the Acer logo shows and the virtual keyboard is displayed, tap the <F2>...
Not discharging and recharging the battery to its extremes, as described above. • Frequent use; the more you use the battery, the faster it will reach the end of its effective life. A standard computer battery has a life span of about 300 charges.
Use AC power whenever possible, reserving battery for on-the-go use. • Store the battery pack in a cool, dry place. The recommended temperature is 10° C (50° F) to 30° C (86° F). Higher temperatures cause the battery to discharge faster. •...
To bring the computer out of Sleep mode, open the display; then press and release the power button. If you are taking the computer to a client's office or a different building, you may choose to shut down the computer: Click on Start then click on Shut Down.
If your meeting is relatively short, you probably do not need to bring anything with you other than your computer. If your meeting will be longer, or if your battery is not fully charged, you may want to bring the AC adapter with you to plug in your computer in the meeting room.
Minimize the effects of temperature changes by keeping the computer with you. • If you need to stop for an extended period of time and cannot carry the computer with you, leave the computer in the trunk of the car to avoid exposing the computer to excessive heat.
Traveling internationally with the computer • If possible, have the computer inspected by hand. Airport security X-ray machines are safe, but do not put the computer through a metal detector. Traveling internationally with the computer When you are moving from country to country.
Wrap a 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. Some keyless models are also available.
Press and hold the power button for four seconds to shut down the computer. Then turn on the computer again, and try again. Setting passwords You can set passwords using the BIOS utility, please refer to BIOS utility on page...
The built-in network feature allows you to connect your computer to an Ethernet-based network. To use the network feature, connect an Ethernet cable from the Ethernet (RJ-45) port on the chassis of the computer to a network jack or hub on your network.
Connectivity options Universal Serial Bus (USB) The USB 3.0 and 2.0 ports are a high-speed serial bus which allows you to connect USB peripherals without taking up system resources. High-Definition Multimedia Interface HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) is an industry-supported, uncompressed, all-digital audio/video interface. HDMI provides an interface...
To enable disk-to-disk recovery (hard disk recovery), activate the BIOS utility, then select Main from the categories listed at the top of the screen. Find D2D Recovery at the bottom of the screen and use the <F5> and <F6> keys to set this value to Enabled.
Latin America, Australia, New Zealand Former USSR, parts of Africa, India People's Republic of China Note: To change the region code, insert a DVD movie of a different region into the DVD drive. Please refer to the online help for more information.
Frequently asked questions The following is a list of possible situations that may arise during the use of your computer. Easy solutions are provided for each one. I turned on the power, but the computer does not start or boot up.
C: drive. (Your C: drive will be reformatted and all data will be erased.) It is important to back up all data files before using this option. Before performing a restore operation, please check the BIOS settings.
This computer incorporates an advanced design that delivers onscreen error message reports to help you solve problems. If the system reports an error message or an error symptom occurs, see the table below. If the problem cannot be resolved, contact your dealer. See "Requesting service"...
Regulations and safety notices FCC statement This device has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation.
If possible, they will notify you in advance. But, if advance notice is not practical, you will be notified as soon as possible. You will also be informed of your right to file a complaint with the FCC.
It indicates no endorsement of the product by Telecom, nor does it provide any sort of warranty. Above all, it provides no assurance that any item will work correctly in all respects with another item of Telepermitted equipment of a different make or model, nor does it imply that any product is compatible with all of Telecom's network services.
Use of pulse dialing, when this equipment is connected to the same line as other equipment, may give rise to bell tinkle or noise and may also cause a false answer condition. Should such problems occur, the user should NOT contact the telecom Fault Service.
The radiated output power of the wireless LAN Mini PCI Card and Bluetooth card is far below the FCC radio frequency exposure limits. Nevertheless, the computer series shall be used in such a manner that the potential for human contact during normal operation is minimized as follows: Users are requested to follow the RF safety instructions on wireless option devices that are included in the user's manual of each RF option device.
(by users) to ensure good quality radiocommunication. This device is restricted to indoor use due to its operation in the 5.15 to 5.25 GHz frequency range. FCC requires this product to be used indoors for the frequency range 5.15 to 5.25 GHz to reduce the potential for harmful interference to co-channel Mobile Satellite systems.