Aspire Aspire 8530 Series User guide

Aspire 8530 Series
Quick Guide
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Aspire 8530 Series Quick Guide
Original Issue: 10/2008
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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 Just for Starters... poster helps you get started with setting up your
computer.
The Aspire Series Generic User Guide contains useful information applying to all
models in the Aspire product series. It covers basic topics such as Acer's
Empowering Technology, using the keyboard, audio, etc. Please understand
that due to its nature, the Generic User Guide as well as the AcerSystem User
Guide mentioned below will occasionally refer to functions or features which
are only contained in certain models of the series, but not necessarily in the
model you purchased. Such instances are marked in the text with language such
as "only for certain models".
The Quick Guide introduces you to the basic features and functions of your new
computer. For more on how your computer can help you to be more productive,
please refer to the AcerSystem User Guide. This guide contains detailed
information on such subjects as system utilities, data recovery, expansion
options and troubleshooting. In addition it contains warranty information and
the general regulations and safety notices for your notebook. It is available in
Portable Document Format (PDF) and comes preloaded on your notebook.
Follow these steps to access it:
1 Click on
Start, All Programs, AcerSystem.
2 Click on AcerSystem User Guide.
Note: Viewing the file requires Adobe Reader. If Adobe Reader is not
installed on your computer, clicking on AcerSystem User Guide will run the
Adobe Reader setup program first. Follow the instructions on the screen to
complete the installation. For instructions on how to use Adobe Reader,
access the Help and Support menu.
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Your Acer notebook tour
After setting up your computer as illustrated in the Just for Starters... poster,
let us show you around your new Acer notebook.
Top view
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Item
Description
Acer Crystal Eye
webcam
Web camera for video communication.
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Item
Description
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Microphone
Internal microphone for sound recording.
3
Display screen
Also called Liquid-Crystal Display (LCD),
displays computer output (Configuration
may vary by models).
4
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. Please refer
to the Generic User Guide for more
details.
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Easy-launch
buttons
Buttons for launching frequently used
programs. Please refer to the Generic
User Guide for more details.
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Keyboard
For entering data into your computer.
8
Palmrest
Comfortable support area for your hands
when you use the computer.
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Touchpad
Touch-sensitive pointing device which
functions like a computer mouse.
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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 BioProtection fingerprint reader supporting
Acer FingerNav 4-way control function
(only for certain models).
Volume Up/
Volume Down
Increase system volume/decrease system
volume.
12.2
Acer MediaTouch
keys
For use with Acer Arcade and other
media playing programs.
13
Empowering key
Launch Acer Empowering Technology
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Speakers
Left and right speakers deliver stereo
audio output.
12.1
Icon
VOL+/
VOL-
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Closed front view
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Icon
1
Item
Description
6-in-1 card reader
Accepts Secure Digital (SD),
MultiMediaCard
(MMC),MultiMediaCardplus
(MMCplus™), Memory Stick (MS),
Memory Stick PRO (MS PRO), xDPicture Card (xD).
Note: Push to remove/install the
card. Only one card can operate at
any given time.
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CIR receiver
Receives signals from a remote
control.
Rear view
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Item
Description
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Ventilation slots
Enable the computer to stay cool, even after
prolonged use.
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Icon
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Left view
Item
Description
DC-in jack
Connects to an AC adapter.
HDMI port
Supports high definition digital video
connections.
3
External display
(VGA) port
Connects to a display device (e.g.,
external monitor, LCD projector).
4
Ethernet (RJ-45)
port
Connects to an Ethernet 10/100/1000based network.
5
USB 2.0 port
Connect to USB 2.0 devices (e.g., USB
mouse, USB camera).
6
Line-in jack
Accepts audio line-in devices (e.g., audio
CD player, stereo walkman, mp3 player)
Microphone jack
Accepts inputs from external
microphones.
Headphones/
speaker/line-out
jack with
S/PDIF support
Connects to audio line-out devices
(e.g., speakers, headphones).
ExpressCard/54
slot
Accepts one ExpressCard/54 module.
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2
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HDMI
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Right view
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Item
Description
1
Icon
USB 2.0 port
Connects to USB 2.0 devices
(e.g., USB mouse, USB camera).
2
Optical drive
Internal optical drive; accepts CDs or
DVDs.
3
Optical disk access
indicator
Lights up when the optical drive is
active.
4
Optical drive eject
button
Ejects the optical disk from the drive.
5
Emergency eject
hole
Ejects the optical drive tray when the
computer is turned off.
Note: Insert a paper clip to the
emergency eject hole to eject the
optical drive tray when the computer
is off.
6
Modem
(RJ-11) port
Connects to a phone line.
7
RF-in port
Accepts input signals from digital TVtuner devices.
(only for certain models)
8
Kensington lock slot Connects to a Kensington-compatible
computer security lock.
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Icon Item
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Base view
Description
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Battery bay
Houses the computer's battery pack.
2
Battery lock
Locks the battery in position.
3
Battery release latch
Releases the battery for removal.
4
Hard disk baySecondary
Houses the computer's hard disk (secured
with screws) (only for certain models).
5
Subwoofer
Emits low frequency sound output.
6
Hard disk bay-Main
Houses the computer's hard disk
(secured with screws).
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Memory compartment
Houses the computer's main memory.
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Ventilation slots and
cooling fan
Enable the computer to stay cool, even
after prolonged use.
Note: Do not cover or obstruct the
opening of the fan.
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Specifications
Operating
system
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Genuine Windows Vista®
Platform
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AMD Better By Design program, featuring:
System memory
Display
TV-tuner
Graphics
Audio
AMD Turion™ X2 Ultra dual-core mobile
processor*
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AMD Turion™ X2 dual-core mobile processor*
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AMD Athlon™ X2 dual-core mobile processor*
AMD M780G Chipset*
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Acer InviLink™ Nplify™ 802.11b/g/Draft-N*
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Acer InviLink™ 802.11b/g*
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Dual-Channel SDRAM support
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16:9 aspect ratio
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ATI Radeon™ HD 3200 Graphics*
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Dolby®-optimized surround sound system with two
built-in stereo speakers and one subwoofer*
supporting low-frequency effects
True5.1-channel surround sound output
High-definition audio support
S/PDIF (Sony/Philips Digital Interface) support for
digital speakers
MS-Sound compatible
Built-in microphone
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2.5" hard disk drive
Optical drive options:
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Storage
subsystem
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Up to 2 GB of DDR2 667 MHz memory, upgradeable
to 4 GB using two soDIMM modules
18.4" Full HD 1920 x 1080*
18.4" HD+ 1680 x 945*
Digital TV-tuner supporting DVB-T*
ATI Mobility Radeon™ HD 3470 Hybrid x 2*
ATI Mobility Radeon™ HD 3650*
Blu-ray Disc™/DVD-Super Multi double-layer
drive*
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DVD-Super Multi double-layer drive*
6-in-1 card reader
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Acer Video Conference, featuring:
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Privacy control
Dimensions
and weight
Power
subsystem
Special keys
and controls
I/O interface
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Integrated Acer Crystal Eye webcam*
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Optional Acer Xpress VoIP phone*
WLAN:
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Acer InviLink™ Nplify™ 802.11b/g/Draft-N*
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Acer InviLink™ 802.11b/g*
WPAN: Bluetooth® 2.0+Enhanced Data Rate (EDR)*
LAN: Gigabit Ethernet; Wake-on-LAN ready
Modem: 56K ITU V.92; Wake-on-Ring ready
Acer Bio-Protection fingerprint solution*
BIOS user, supervisor, HDD passwords
Kensington lock slot
440.5 (W) x 298.5 (D) x 40.2/44.2 (H) mm
(17.3 x 11.7 x 1.6/1.7 inches)
4.1 kg (9.04 lbs.) with 2 HDDs and 8-cell battery pack
ACPI 3.0
71 W 4800 mAh
3-pin 90 W AC adapter
ENERGY STAR® 4.0*
105/106-key keyboard
Touchpad pointing device
ExpressCard™/54 slot
Acer Bio-Protection fingerprint reader*
6-in-1 card reader
(SD/MMC/MMCplus™/MS/MS PRO/xD)
USB 2.0 port
HDMI™ port with HDCP support
External display (VGA) port
Consumer infrared (CIR) port
RF-in jack*
Headphones/speaker/line-out jack with S/PDIF
support
Microphone-in jack
Line-in jack
Ethernet (RJ-45) port
Modem (RJ-11) port
DC-in jack for AC adapter
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Environment
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Temperature:
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Operating: 5 °C to 35 °C
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Non-operating: -20 °C to 65 °C
Humidity (non-condensing):
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Operating: 20% to 80%
Non-operating: 20% to 80%
Note: * Only for certain models
Note: The specifications listed above are for reference only. The
exact configuration of your PC depends on the model purchased.