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Acer Iconia W700 User Manual

Acer Iconia W700 User Manual

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  • Page 2 © 2012. All Rights Reserved. Acer ICONIA User Manual Models: W700 / W700P First issue: 19 September 2012...
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Taking care of your computer ....16 Playing to another device......42 Taking care of your AC adapter ....17 Cleaning and servicing......17 Screen orientation Your Acer tablet PC tour and G-sensor Tablet PC ............19 Power management Front view ..........20 Acer Green Instant On........
  • Page 4 How do I jump between apps?....59 updates? ..........64 How do I turn off my computer?....59 Where can I get more information?..64 Why is there a new interface?....59 Troubleshooting..........65 How do I unlock my computer?....59 Troubleshooting tips.........
  • Page 5: Safety And Comfort

    AFETY AND COMFORT AFETY INSTRUCTIONS Read these instructions carefully. Keep this document for future reference. Follow all warnings and instructions marked on the product. Turning the product off before cleaning Unplug this product from the wall outlet before cleaning. Do not use liquid cleaners or aerosol cleaners.
  • Page 6 - If an extension cord is used with this product, make sure that the total ampere rating of the equipment plugged into the extension cord does not exceed the extension cord ampere rating. Also, make sure that the total rating of all products plugged into the wall outlet does not exceed the fuse rating.
  • Page 7 - Do not increase the volume to block out noisy surroundings. - Decrease the volume if you can't hear people speaking near you. Bundled dummy cards - Note: Information in this section may not apply to your computer. Your computer shipped with plastic dummies installed in the card slots. Dummies protect unused slots from dust, metal objects or other particles.
  • Page 8 Product servicing Do not attempt to service this product yourself, as opening or removing covers may expose you to dangerous voltage points or other risks. Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel. Unplug this product from the wall outlet and refer servicing to qualified service personnel when: - The power cord or plug is damaged, cut or frayed.
  • Page 9 Dispose of batteries according to local regulations. Please recycle when possible. Do not dispose as household waste. - Note: Please refer to for battery shipping documents. - Warning! Batteries may explode if not handled properly. Do not disassemble or dispose of them in fire.
  • Page 10 some cases, transmission of data files or messages may be delayed until such a connection is available. Ensure that the above separation distance instructions are followed until the transmission is completed. Parts of the device are magnetic. Metallic materials may be attracted to the device, and persons with hearing aids should not hold the device to the ear with the hearing aid.
  • Page 11 equipment that has been added. Only qualified personnel should service the device, or install the device in a vehicle. Faulty installation or service may be dangerous and may invalidate any warranty that may apply to the device. Check regularly that all wireless equipment in your vehicle is mounted and operating properly.
  • Page 12 Equipment (WEEE) regulations, visit Sustainability/sustainability01.htm IPS 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.
  • Page 13 - Stand up and walk around regularly to remove the strain on your leg muscles. - Take short rests to relax your neck and shoulders. - Avoid tensing your muscles or shrugging your shoulders. - Install the external display, keyboard and mouse properly and within comfortable reach.
  • Page 14 using a glare-reduction filter, using a display visor, such as a piece of cardboard extended from the display's top front edge. - Avoid adjusting your display to an awkward viewing angle. - Avoid looking at bright light sources for extended periods of time. Developing good work habits The following work habits make computer use more relaxing and productive: - Take short breaks regularly and often.
  • Page 15: First Things First

    IRST THINGS F I R S T We would like to thank you for making an Acer comptuer your choice for meeting your mobile computing needs. Your guides To help you use your Acer computer, we have designed a set of guides: First off, the setup poster helps you get started with setting up your computer.
  • Page 16: Taking Care Of Your Computer

    • Press and hold the power button for at least four seconds (the power button’s battery LED should be off). • Tap the Settings charm > Change PC settings > General. Under "Advanced startup", tap Restart now. The "Choose an option" screen displays.
  • Page 17: Taking Care Of Your Ac Adapter

    • Do not subject the computer to magnetic fields. • Do not expose the computer to rain or moisture. • Do not spill water or any liquid on the computer. • Do not subject the computer to heavy shock or vibration. •...
  • Page 18 1. Turn off the computer. 2. Disconnect the AC adapter. 3. Use a soft, moist cloth. Do not use liquid or aerosol cleaners. If either of the following occurs: • The computer has been dropped or the body has been damaged; •...
  • Page 19: Your Acer Tablet Pc Tour

    CER T A B L E T TOUR After setting up your computer as illustrated in the setup poster, let us show you around your new Acer computer. You can enter information into you new computer via the touchscreen. Tablet PC Your new computer has two components: the tablet and the tablet cradle.
  • Page 20: Front View

    Front view No. Item Description Camera Lights up when camera is active. indicator light Integrated Web camera for video communication. webcam Windows key Press once to open the Start menu. 20 - Your Acer tablet PC tour...
  • Page 21: Back View

    Back view Item Description Integrated webcam Web camera for video communication. Camera indicator Lights up when camera is active. light Top view No. Item Description Lock switch Locks the screen orientation. Your Acer tablet PC tour - 21...
  • Page 22: Bottom View

    Bottom view No. Item Description Insert a paperclip into the hole and press for Reset button four seconds to reset the computer (simulates removing and reinstalling the battery). Speakers Delivers stereo audio output. 22 - Your Acer tablet PC tour...
  • Page 23: Left/Right Views

    Connects to USB devices. A USB 3.0 port can be distinguished by its blue connector (see below). USB 3.0 port When using the cradle’s USB ports, it is recommended to plug in the power adapter. Your Acer tablet PC tour - 23...
  • Page 24 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. 24 - Your Acer tablet PC tour...
  • Page 25: Led Indicators

    The computer is off. Connect the tablet to the cradle This multi-position cradle makes it simple to dock your tablet because you don’t have to worry about aligning ports and connectors or placing the Your Acer tablet PC tour - 25...
  • Page 26: Tablet Cradle

    Simply rest the tablet in the cradle and slide it to the left until it stops. Tablet cradle The following set of images show you the bundled cradle. NOTE: In some countries the cradle is optional. 26 - Your Acer tablet PC tour...
  • Page 27: Front View

    Front view No. Icon Item Description USB connector Connects to the tablet’s USB port. Provides power from the cradle to the DC-out jack tablet Your Acer tablet PC tour - 27...
  • Page 28: Back View (Stand Not Shown)

    Back view (stand not shown) No. Item Description Portrait view Insert the stand here to rest the tablet in portrait slot view. Landscape Insert the stand here to rest the tablet in view slot landscape view. 28 - Your Acer tablet PC tour...
  • Page 29: Left View (Stand Not Shown)

    Item Description Connect to USB devices. USB 3.0 ports A USB 3.0 port can be distinguished by its blue connector (see below). DC-in jack Provides power to the cradle. Information on USB 3.0 Your Acer tablet PC tour - 29...
  • Page 30: Environment

    • Defined by the USB 3.0 (SuperSpeed USB) specification. Environment • Temperature: • Operating: 5 °C to 35 °C • Non-operating: -20 °C to 65 °C • Humidity (non-condensing): • Operating: 20% to 80% • Non-operating: 20% to 80% 30 - Your Acer tablet PC tour...
  • Page 31: Universal Serial Bus (Usb)

    (USB) N I V E R S A L E R I A L The USB port is a high-speed serial bus which allows you to connect USB peripherals without taking up system resources. Universal Serial Bus (USB) - 31...
  • Page 32: Hdmi Micro

    H D M I M ICRO HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) is an industry-supported, uncompressed, all-digital audio/video interface. HDMI provides an interface between any compatible digital audio/video source, such as a set-top box, DVD player, and A/V receiver and a compatible digital audio and/or video monitor, such as a digital television (DTV), over a single cable.
  • Page 33: Using The Virtual Keyboard

    S I N G T H E VIRTUAL K E Y B O A R D Microsoft Windows provides a convenient virtual keyboard for entering data. There are several ways to display the keyboard: Tap inside any text field to display the Windows virtual keyboard. Using the virtual keyboard - 33...
  • Page 34 From Desktop, tap the Keyboard icon in the system tray to display the keyboard. Tap the "x" in the keyboard’s top-right corner to close the keyboard. 34 - Using the virtual keyboard...
  • Page 35: Wireless Networks

    IRELESS N E TW ORK S Connecting to the Internet Your computer's wireless connection is turned on by default. Windows will detect and display a list of available networks during setup. Select your network and enter the password if required. Otherwise, open Internet Explorer and follow the instructions.
  • Page 36 Installation speed and simplicity Installing a wireless LAN system can be fast and easy and eliminates the need to pull cables through walls and ceilings. Components of a wireless LAN To set up your Wireless network at home you need to have the following: Access point (router) Access points (routers) are two-way transceivers that broadcast data into the surrounding environment.
  • Page 37: Acer Ring

    C E R Acer Ring incorporates a number of useful functions and tools in one easy-to-use interface. Tap the touchscreen with all five fingers at once to display Acer Ring. Icon Item Description Document Import documents here for quick access.
  • Page 38 Acer Ring. To the left of Acer Ring you can see a selection of AppCards. These AppCards are thumbnails of links, files, or apps depending on what section you have selected from Acer Ring. Scroll through the AppCards and tap on a card to open it.
  • Page 39: Device Control

    Device Control is a convenient way for you to access frequently-used computer controls: adjust the screen brightness, turn on or off the backlight, toggle wireless connectivity technologies on or off, and enable or disable Acer gestures (such as Acer Ring’s five finger tap). Device Control - 39...
  • Page 40: Acer

    CER CLEAR Note: Only for certain models. With Acer, you can enjoy videos, photos and music. Stream media from, or to, other devices with Acer installed. Note: All devices must be connected to the same network. To watch videos or listen to music open Media, to browse photos open Photo.
  • Page 41: Shared Files

    Open on the device that stores the files, select Edit then make sure Share my library on local network is active. Which devices are compatible? Certified Acer devices with or DLNA software can be used with the software. These include DLNA-compliant PCs, smartphones, and NAS (Network Attached Storage) devices.
  • Page 42: Playing To Another Device

    Player... 3. Select a file in the main window, then use the media controls in the bar across the bottom of the screen to control the remote device. For more help, go to 42 - Acer
  • Page 43: Screen Orientation And G-Sensor

    CREEN OR IENTATION SENSOR Your computer has a built-in accelerometer that detects the tablet’s orientation and automatically rotates the screen to suit the orientation. You can lock the screen orientation by using the lock switch. The orientation may also be locked at other times, including: •...
  • Page 44: Power Management

    Acer Green Instant On Note: For selected models only. The Acer Green Instant On feature allows your computer to wake up from Sleep mode in less than the time it takes to open the lid. When you close the lid, or leave your computer for a while, your computer enters Sleep mode.
  • Page 45: Saving Power

    Fast startup: Note: If Fast startup is off, your computer will take longer to start from Sleep. If your computer features Acer Instant On or Acer Always Connect, these will also be turned off. Your computer will also not start if it receives an instruction to start over a network (Wake on LAN).
  • Page 46 1. Open the Desktop. 2. Click Power Options in the Notification area. 3. Select More Power Options. 4. Select Choose what the power buttons do. 5. To access Shutdown Settings, select Change settings that are currently unavailable. 46 - Power management...
  • Page 47 6. Scroll down and disable Turn on fast startup. 7. Select Save changes. Power management - 47...
  • Page 48: Battery Pack

    ATTERY P A C K The computer uses an embedded battery pack that gives you long use between charges. Battery pack characteristics The battery pack has the following characteristics: • Employs current battery technology standards. • Delivers a battery-low warning. The battery is recharged whenever you connect the computer to the AC adapter.
  • Page 49 Note: You are advised to charge the battery before retiring for the day. Charging the battery overnight before traveling enables you to start the next day with a fully charged battery. Conditioning a new battery pack Before you use a battery pack for the first time, there is a conditioning process that you should follow: 1.
  • Page 50: Optimizing Battery Life

    In addition, the useful lifespan of the battery is adversely affected by the following usage patterns: • Using the computer on constant AC power. • 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.
  • Page 51: Checking The Battery Level

    Checking the battery level The Windows power meter indicates the current battery level. Rest the cursor over the battery/power icon on the taskbar to see the battery's present charge level. Battery-low warning When using battery power pay attention to the Windows power meter. Warning! Connect the AC adapter as soon as possible after the battery-low warning appears.
  • Page 52 Situation Recommended Action 1. Plug the AC adapter into the computer, and then connect to the mains power supply. The AC adapter 2. Save all necessary files. and a power outlet 3. Resume work. are available. Turn off the computer if you want to recharge the battery rapidly.
  • Page 53: Securing Your Computer

    ECURING Y O U R COMPUTER Your computer is a valuable investment that you need to take care of. Learn how to protect and take care of your computer. Using passwords Passwords protect your computer from unauthorized access. Setting these passwords creates several different levels of protection for your computer and data: •...
  • Page 54: Entering Passwords

    Entering passwords When a password is set, a password prompt appears in the center of the display screen. • When the Supervisor Password is set, a prompt appears when you enter the BIOS utility at boot-up (See "BIOS utility" on page 68). •...
  • Page 55: Frequently Asked Questions

    REQUENTLY 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. Look at the power button’s battery LED: •...
  • Page 56: Requesting Service

    Place your proof-of- purchase in the flap located inside the front cover of the ITW passport. If the country you are traveling in does not have an Acer-authorized ITW service site, you can still get in contact with our offices worldwide. Please visit
  • Page 57 Before you call Please have the following information available when you call Acer for online service, and please be at your computer when you call. With your support, we can reduce the amount of time a call takes and help solve your problems efficiently.
  • Page 58: Tips And Hints For Using Windows 8

    Tips and hints for using Windows 8 We know this is a new operating system that will take some getting used to, so we've created a few pointers to help you get started. Three concepts you might want to keep in mind 1.
  • Page 59: How Do I Jump Between Apps

    How do I jump between apps? Swipe the left-hand edge of the screen inwards to cycle through apps that are currently running. How do I turn off my computer? Swipe the right-hand edge of the screen inwards, tap Settings > Power and select the action you'd like to take.
  • Page 60: How Do I Personalize My Computer

    How do I personalize my computer? You can personalize Start with a different background image or by arranging the tiles to suit your personal needs. To change the background, swipe the right-hand edge of the screen inwards and tap Settings > Change PC settings > Personalize. Tap Start screen at the top of the page and select a color and image.
  • Page 61: I Want To Use Windows In The Way That I'm Used To - Give Me My Desktop Back

    So, how do I close an app? Swipe the window downwards from the top of the screen, and past the halfway point of the screen. Can I change the screen resolution? Swipe the right-hand edge of the screen inwards and tap Search, tap the text box to open the onscreen keyboard and start typing 'Control Panel' to display the results;...
  • Page 62 How do I make an app appear on Start? If you're in All apps and you want to make a app appear on Start, tap and drag the app downwards and release it. Tap Pin to Start from the menu that appears at the bottom of the screen.
  • Page 63: What Is A Microsoft Id (Account)

    What is a Microsoft ID (account)? A Microsoft account is an email address and password that you use to sign in to Windows. You can use any email address, but it is best if you choose the one you already use to communicate with friends and sign in to your favorite websites.
  • Page 64: How Do I Check For Windows

    Swipe the right-hand edge of the screen inwards and tap Settings > Change PC settings > Windows Updates. Tap Check for updates now. Where can I get more information? For more information please visit the following pages: • Windows 8 tutorials: • Support FAQs: 64 - Frequently asked questions...
  • Page 65: Troubleshooting

    Troubleshooting This chapter shows you how to deal with common system problems. Read it before calling a technician if a problem occurs. Solutions to more serious problems require opening up the computer. Do not attempt to open the computer yourself; contact your dealer or authorized service center for assistance.
  • Page 66 Error messages Corrective action Insert a system (bootable) disk into an external Disk boot failure drive, then press <Enter> to reboot. Contact your dealer or an authorized service Hard disk 0 error center. Hard disk 0 extended Contact your dealer or an authorized service type error center.
  • Page 67: Recovering Your System

    ECOVERING Y O U R S Y S T E M Your computer comes with system recovery DVDs, but does not contain an optical disc drive (ODD). Obtain an external ODD and complete the following steps to recover your computer to factory conditions: 1.
  • Page 68: Bios Utility

    BIOS UTILITY The BIOS utility is a hardware configuration program built into your computer's BIOS. Your computer is already properly configured and optimized, and you do not need to run this utility. However, if you encounter configuration problems, you may need to run it. To enter the BIOS utility, do the following: •...
  • Page 69: Regulations And Safety Notices

    EGULATIONS AND SAFETY N OT IC E S 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.
  • Page 70 Caution: Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the manufacturer could void the user's authority, which is granted by the Federal Communications Commission, to operate this computer. OTICE FOR ANADA This Class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003. Remarque à l'intention des utilisateurs canadiens Cet appareil numérique de la classe B est conforme a la norme NMB-003 du Canada.
  • Page 71 Declaration of Conformity for EU countries Hereby, Acer, declares that this computer is in compliance with the essential requirements and other relevant provisions of Directive 1999/5/EC. Wireless operation channels for different domains N. America 2.412-2.462 GHz Ch01 through Ch11 Japan 2.412-2.484 GHz...
  • Page 72 Departments in which the use of the 2400 - 2483.5 MHz band is permitted with an EIRP of less than 100 mW indoors and less than 10 mW outdoors: 01 Ain Orientales 25 Doubs 59 Nord 71 Saone et Loire 02 Aisne 26 Drome 60 Oise...
  • Page 73 List of national codes This equipment may be operated in the following countries: Country ISO 3166 Country ISO 3166 2 letter code 2 letter code Austria Malta Belgium Netherlands Cyprus Poland Czech Republic Portugal Denmark Slovakia Estonia Slovenia Finland Spain France Sweden Germany...
  • Page 74 This device complies with RSS210 of Industry Canada. This Class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003, Issue 4, and RSS-210, No 4 (Dec 2000) and No 5 (Nov 2001). "To prevent radio interference to the licensed service, this device is intended to be operated indoors and away from windows to provide maximum shielding.

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