TravelMate 6593 Series Quick Guide Copyright © 2008. Acer Incorporated. All Rights Reserved. TravelMate 6593 Series Quick Guide Original Issue: 06/2008 Changes may be made periodically to the information in this publication without obligation to notify any person of such revisions or changes. Such changes will be incorporated in new editions of this manual or supplementary documents and publications. This company makes no representations or warranties, either expressed or implied, with respect to the contents hereof and specifically disclaims the implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. Record the model number, serial number, purchase date and place of purchase information in the space provided below. The serial number and model number are recorded on the label affixed to your computer. All correspondence concerning your unit should include the serial number, model number and purchase information. 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Other companies' product names or trademarks are used herein for identification purposes only and belong to their respective companies. 3 CE Declaration of Conformity We, Acer Computer (Shanghai) Limited 3F, No. 168 Xizang medium road, Huangpu District, Shanghai, China Contact Person: Mr. Easy Lai Tel: 886-2-8691-3089, Fax: 886-2-8691-3120 E-mail: email@example.com Hereby declare that: Product: Notebook Computer Trade Name: Acer Model number: MS2241 Machine type: TravelMate 6593 SKU number: TravelMate 6593-xxxxx ("x" = 0~9, a ~ z, or A ~ Z) Is compliant with the essential requirements and other relevant provisions of the following EC directives, and that all the necessary steps have been taken and are in force to assure that production units of the same product will continue comply with the requirements. EMC Directive 2004/108/EC as attested by conformity with the following harmonized standards: -.EN55022:1998 + A1:2000 + A2:2003, AS/NZS CISPR22:2002, Class B -.EN55024:1998 + A1:2001 + A2:2003 -.EN55013:2001 + A1:2003 + A2:2006 (For AV product) -.EN55020:2007 (For AV product) -.EN61000-3-2:2006, Class D -.EN61000-3-3:1995 + A1:2001 + A2:2005 Low Voltage Directive 2006/95/EC as attested by conformity with the following harmonized standard: -.EN60950-1:2001 + A11:2004 -.EN60065:2002 (For AV product) Council Decision 98/482/EC (CTR21) for pan- European single terminal connection to the Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN). RoHS Directive 2002/95/EC on the Restriction of the Use of certain Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment. R&TTE Directive 1999/5/EC as attested by conformity with the following harmonized standard: • Article 3.1(a) Health and Safety -.EN60950-1:2001 + A11:2004 -.EN50371:2002 (SAR, general RF device) -.EN50360:2001 (SAR, for mobile phone) • Article 3.1(b) EMC -.EN301 489-1 V1.6.1 (Common technical requirements) -.EN301 489-3 V1.4.1 (For Short-Range Devices) -.EN301 489-7 V1.3.1 (For GSM and DCS) -.EN301 489-17 V1.2.1 (For Wide Band Data and HIPERLAN Equipment). -.EN301 489-24 V1.2.1 (For UMTS band). • Article 3.2 Spectrum Usages -.EN300 220-3 V1.1.1 (For short range device, 25~1000MHz, part 3). -.EN300 440-2 V1.1.2 (For short range device, 1G~20GHz, part 2). -.EN300 328 V1.7.1 4 (For Data transmission equipment operating in the 2.4 GHz ISM band). -.EN301 511 V9.0.2 (For GSM and DCS). -.EN301 893 V1.2.3 (5GHz high performance RLAN) -.EN301 908-1 V2.2.1 (For UMTS band, introduction and common requirements) -.EN301 908-2 V2.2.1 (Harmonized EN for IMT-2000, CDMA Direct Spread (UTRA FDD)). Year to begin affixing CE marking 2008 29 Feb 2008 Easy Lai / Director Acer Computer (Shanghai) Limited Date Federal Communications Commission Declaration of Conformity This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) This device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation. The following local manufacturer/importer is responsible for this declaration: Product name: Notebook PC Model number: MS2241 Machine type: TravelMate 6593 SKU number: TravelMate 6593-xxxxx ("x" = 0 - 9, a - z, or A - Z) Name of responsible party: Acer America Corporation Address of responsible party: 333 West San Carlos St. San Jose, CA 95110 USA Contact person: Acer Representative Tel: 1-254-298-4000 Fax: 1-254-298-4147 5 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 TravelMate Series Generic User Guide contains useful information applying to all models in the TravelMate 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. English 6 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 # 1 Icon Item Description Microphone Internal microphone for sound recording. 7 Icon Item Description 2 Acer Crystal Eye webcam Web camera for video communication (only for certain models). 3 Display screen Also called Liquid-Crystal Display (LCD), displays computer output. 4 Empowering key Launch Acer Empowering Technology. 5 Productivity keys Three productivity keys give users onetouch access to protection and manageability features for a more secure, smarter and easier way to work. Please refer to "Generic User Guide" for more details. 6 Easy-launch buttons Buttons for launching frequently used programs. Please refer to "Generic User Guide" for more details. 7 Palmrest Comfortable support area for your hands when you use the computer. 8 Status indicators Light-Emitting Diodes (LEDs) that light up to show the status of the computer's functions and components. Please refer to "Generic User Guide" for more details. 9 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 BioProtect fingerprint reader supporting Acer FingerNav 4-way control function (only for certain models). 10 Touchpad Touch-sensitive pointing device which functions like a computer mouse. 11 FineTrack buttons (left and right) Function like the left and right mouse buttons when used together with the center-keyboard FineTrack. 12 FineTrack Touch-sensitive pointing device which functions like a computer mouse when used together with the click buttons. 13 Keyboard For entering data into your computer. 14 Power button Turns the computer on and off. English # English 8 Closed front view # Item Description 1 Infrared port Interfaces with infrared devices (e.g.,infrared printer and IR-aware computer). 2.1 Microphone jack Accepts inputs from external microphones. 2.2 Headphones/ speaker/line-out jack. Connects to audio line-out devices (e.g., speakers, headphones). 3G/Bluetooth communication switch/indicator Enables/disables the 3G/Bluetooth function. Indicates the status of 3G/ Bluetooth communication. (only for certain models) Wireless communication switch/indicator Enables/disables the wireless function. 5 Speakers Left and right speakers deliver stereo audio output. 6 Latch Locks and releases the lid. 3 4 Icon 3G/ Indicates the status of wireless LAN communication. 9 # Item Description 1 DC-in jack Connects to an AC adapter. 2 Ethernet (RJ-45) port Connects to an Ethernet 10/100/1000-based network. Digital Video Interface -Digital Supports digital video connections. 3 Icon English Rear view DVI-D port English 10 Left view Item Description 1 # Icon Kensington lock slot Connects to a Kensington-compatible computer security lock. 2 Ventilation slots Enable the computer to stay cool, even after prolonged use. 3 External display (VGA) port Connects to a display device (e.g., external monitor, LCD projector). 4 USB 2.0 port Connect to USB 2.0 devices (e.g., USB mouse, USB camera). 5 SmartCard slot Accepts the TravelMate SmartCard. 6 ExpressCard/54 slot Accepts one ExpressCard/54 module. Note: Push to remove/install the card. 7 PC Card slot Accepts one Type II PC Card. 8 PC Card slot eject button Ejects the PC Card from the slot. 11 # Icon English Right view Item Description 1 Optical drive Internal optical drive; accepts CDs or DVDs. 2 Optical disk access indicator Lights up when the optical drive is active. 3 Optical drive eject button Ejects the optical disk from the drive. 4 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. 5 5-in-1 card reader Accepts Secure Digital (SD), MultiMediaCard (MMC), Memory Stick (MS), Memory Stick Pro (MS PRO), and xDPicture Card. Note: Push to remove/install the card. Only one card can operate at any given time. 6 USB 2.0 port Connects to USB 2.0 devices (e.g., USB mouse, USB camera). 7 Modem (RJ-11) port Connects to a phone line. English 12 Base view Item Description 1 # Icon Battery bay Houses the computer's battery pack. 2 Battery lock Locks the battery in position. 3 Battery release latch Releases the battery to remove the battery pack. 4 Memory compartment Houses the computer's main memory. 5 Acer MediaBay release Lock or unlock Acer MediaBay device. latch 6 Hard disk bay Houses the computer’s hard disk (secured with screws) 7 Acer DASP (Disk AntiShock Protection) Protects the hard disk drive from shocks and bumps (only for certain models). 8 ezDock II/II+ connector Connects to Acer ezDock II/II+. 9 Ventilation slots Enable the computer to stay cool, even after prolonged use. 13 Operating system • Genuine Windows Vista™ Platform • Intel® Centrino® 2 with vPro™ technology, featuring: • Intel® Core™2 Duo processor • Mobile Intel® PM45/GM45 Express Chipset* • Intel® 82567LM • Intel® Wireless WiFi Link 5100/5300* • Intel® Wireless WiFi Link 5150/5350 (Subject to availability) System memory • • Dual-Channel SDRAM support Up to 2 GB of DDR3 1066 MHz memory, upgradeable to 4 GB using two soDIMM modules* Display • • 15.4" WXGA 1280 x 800* 15.4" WSXGA+ 1680 x 1050* Graphics • Mobile Intel® GM45 Express Chipset* • ATI Mobility Radeon™ HD 3470* • 2.5" hard disk drive Storage subsystem • Intel® Turbo Memory supported (Subject to availability) Optical drive options: • DVD-Super Multi double-layer drive* • DVD/CD-RW combo drive* 5-in-1 card reader Audio • • • • Two built-in Acer 3DSonic stereo speakers High-definition audio support MS-Sound compatible Built-in microphone Communication • Acer Video Conference, featuring: • Integrated Acer Crystal Eye webcam* • Optional Acer Xpress VoIP phone* • • WLAN: Intel® Wireless WiFi Link 5100/5300* • • • • • • WiFi®/WiMAX™: Intel® Wireless WiFi Link 5150/5350 (Subject to availability) WPAN: Bluetooth® 2.0+Enhanced Data Rate (EDR)* WWAN: UMTS/HSDPA (High-Speed Downlink Packet Access) (3.5G) at 2100 MHz and quad-band GSM/ GPRS/EDGE (850/900/1800/1900 MHz)* LAN: Gigabit Ethernet, Wake-on-LAN ready Modem: 56K ITU V.92 English Specifications English 14 Privacy control • • • • • • Enhanced Acer DASP (Disk Anti-Shock Protection)* TravelMate SmartCard solution TravelMate Trusted Platform Module (TPM) solution* Acer Bio-Protection fingerprint solution* BIOS user, supervisor, HDD passwords Kensington lock slot Dimensions • 360 (W) x 267 (D) x 34/36.5 (H) mm (14.17 x 10.51 x 1.34/1.44 inches) Power subsystem • • • • ACPI 3.0 79.9 W 4800 mAh* 48.8 W 4400 mAh* 3-pin 90 W AC adapter* • ENERGY STAR® 4.0 Input devices • 88-/89-key keyboard • • Acer FineTrack™ Touchpad pointing device • Acer ezDock II/II+ connector • • • • ExpressCard™/54 slot PC Card slot (Type II) Acer Bio-Protection fingerprint reader* TravelMate SmartCard reader • • • • • • • • • • 5-in-1 card reader (SD™, MMC, MS, MS PRO, xD) 4 USB 2.0 ports DVI-D port with HDCP support Fast infrared (FIR) port External display (VGA) port Headphones/speaker/line-out jack Microphone-in jack Ethernet (RJ-45) port Modem (RJ-11) port DC-in jack for AC adapter • 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% I/O interface Environment • 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.