Aspire 7730 Series Quick Guide Copyright © 2008. Acer Incorporated. All Rights Reserved. Aspire 7730 Series Quick Guide Original Issue: 04/2008 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. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted, in any form or by any means, electronically, mechanically, by photocopy, recording or otherwise, without the prior written permission of Acer Incorporated. Aspire 7730 Series Notebook PC Model number: __________________________________ Serial number: ___________________________________ Date of purchase: ________________________________ Place of purchase: ________________________________ Acer and the Acer logo are registered trademarks of Acer Incorporated. Other companies' product names or trademarks are used herein for identification purposes only and belong to their respective companies. 3 Federal Communications Comission 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: ZY6 Machine type: Aspire 7730 SKU number: Aspire 7730-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 Representitive Tel: 1-254-298-4000 Fax: 1-254-298-4147 4 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: 886-2-8691-3000 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Hereby declare that: Product: Notebook PC Trade Name: Acer Model Number: ZY6 Machine Type: Aspire 7730 SKU Number: Aspire 7730-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 • • EN60950-1:2001 + A11:2004 EN55024:1998 + A1:2001 + A2:2003 EN55013:2001 + A1:2003 + A2:2005 (Applied to product with TV function) EN55020:2007 (Applied to product with TV function) EN61000-3-2:2000 + A2:2005, 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: EN60065:2002 (Applied to product with TV function) 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 followingharmonized standard: • Article 3.1(a) Health and Safety • • • • EN60950-1:2001+ A11:2004 EN50371:2002 Article 3.1(b) EMC • • • EN301 489-1 V1.4.1 EN301 489-3 V1.4.1 EN301 489-17 V1.2.1 Article 3.2 Spectrum Usages • • • • EN300 220-3 V1.1.1 EN300 328 V1.6.1 EN300 440-2 V1.1.2 EN301 893 V1.2.3 CE Issued Date: 29 February 2008 29 Feb 2008 Easy Lai / Director Acer Computer (Shanghai) Limited Date 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 printed 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’s 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 printed 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's 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's Guide. Note: Viewing the file requires Adobe Reader. If Adobe Reader is not installed on your computer, clicking on AcerSystem User's 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 # Item Description 1 Icon Acer Crystal Eye Web camera for video communication. (only for certain models) 2 Microphone Internal microphone for sound recording. 7 Icon Item Description 3 Display screen Also called Liquid-Crystal Display (LCD), displays computer output. 4 Power button Turns the computer on and off. 5 Easy-launch buttons Buttons for launching frequently used programs. Please refer to "Generic User Guide" for more details. 6 Palmrest Comfortable support area for your hands when you use the computer. 7 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. 8 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 Bio-Protection fingerprint reader supporting Acer FingerNav 4-way control function (only for certain models). 9 Touchpad Touch-sensitive pointing device which functions like a computer mouse. 10 Keyboard For entering data into your computer. 11 Speakers Left and right speakers deliver stereo audio output. 12 Empowering key Lanuch Acer Empowering Technology English # English 8 Closed front view Item Description 1 # Icon CIR receiver Receives signals from a remote control. 2 Unlimited volume control wheel Adjust the volume of the audio-out. 3 5-in-1 card reader Accepts Secure Digital (SD), MultiMediaCard (MMC), Memory Stick (MS), Memory Stick Pro (MS PRO), and xD-Picture Card. Note: Push to remove/install the card. Only one card can operate at any given time. 4 Latch Locks and releases the lid. Rear view # Item Description 1 Ventilation slots Enable the computer to stay cool, even after prolonged use. 9 # Item Description 1 DC-in jack Connects to an AC adapter. 2 Ethernet (RJ-45) port Connects to an Ethernet 10/100/1000based network. 3 Acer EasyPort IV connector Connects to Acer EasyPort IV (only for certain models). 4 External display (VGA) port Connects to a display device (e.g., external monitor, LCD projector). HDMI port Supports high definition digital video connections (only for certain models). 6 USB 2.0 port Connect to USB 2.0 devices (e.g., USB mouse, USB camera). 7 Headphones/ speaker/line-out jack with S/PDIF support Connects to audio line-out devices (e.g., speakers, headphones). Microphone jack Accepts inputs from external microphones. Line-in jack Accepts audio line-in devices (e.g., audio CD player, stereo walkman, mp3 player) 5 Icon English Left view HDMI English 10 Right view # Icon Item Description 1 ExpressCard/54 slot Accepts one ExpressCard/54 module. Note: Push to remove/install the card. 2 USB 2.0 port Connects to USB 2.0 devices (e.g., USB mouse, USB camera). 3 Optical drive Internal optical drive; accepts CDs or DVDs. 4 Optical disk access indicator Lights up when the optical drive is active. 5 Optical drive eject button Ejects the optical disk from the drive. 6 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. 7 RF-in port Accepts input signals from digital TVtuner devices. (only for certain models) 8 Modem (RJ-11) port Connects to a phone line. 9 Kensington lock slot Connects to a Kensington-compatible computer security lock. 11 # Icon Item English Base view Description 1 Sub woofer Emits low frequency sound output. (for certain models only) 2 Battery bay Houses the computer's battery pack. 3 Battery release latch Releases the battery for removal. 4 Battery lock Locks the battery in position. 5 Hard disk bay-Main Houses the computer's hard disk (secured with screws). 6 Hard disk baySecondary Houses the computer's hard disk (secured with screws) (for certain models only). 7 Memory compartment Houses the computer's main memory. 8 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. English 12 Specifications Operating system • Genuine Windows Vista™ Platform • Intel® Centrino® 2 processor technology, featuring: System memory TV-tuner Display Graphics Storage subsystem • Intel® Core™2 Duo processor • Mobile Intel® PM45/GM45 Express Chipset* • Intel® Wireless WiFi Link 5100/5300* • • Dual-Channel DDR2 SDRAM support • • Digital TV-tuner supporting DVB-T* • • • • • • Mobile Intel® GM45 Express Chipset* Up to 2 GB of DDR2 667 MHz memory, upgradeable to 4 GB using two soDIMM modules* 17" WXGA+ 1440 x 900 NVIDIA® GeForce® 9300M GS* NVIDIA® GeForce® 9600M GT* 2.5" hard disk drive Intel® Turbo memory 2GB supported* Optical drive options: Blu-ray Disc™/DVD-Super Multi double-layer drive • DVD-Super Multi double-layer drive 5-in-1 card reader • • Audio • • • Dimensions and weight • • • • Privacy control • • • Dolby®-certified surround sound system with two built-in stereo speakers and one subwoofer* supporting low-frequency effects True5.1-channel surround sound output S/PDIF (Sony/Philips Digital Interface) support for digital speakers Built-in microphone 402 (W) x 297 (D) x 41/43.9 (H) mm (15.83 x 11.69 x 1.61/1.73 inches) 3.90 kg (8.59 lbs.) with 2 HDDs and 8-cell battery pack* 3.80 kg (8.37 lbs.) with one HDD and 6-cell battery pack* Acer Bio-Protection fingerprint solution* BIOS user, supervisor, HDD passwords Kensington lock slot 13 Power subsystem Special keys and controls Acer Video Conference, featuring: • Integrated Acer Crystal Eye webcam* • Optional Acer Xpress VoIP phone • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • I/O interface Environment • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • WLAN: Intel® Wireless WiFi Link 5100/5300* WPAN: Bluetooth® 2.0+Enhanced Data Rate (EDR)* LAN: Gigabit Ethernet; Wake-on-LAN ready Modem: 56K ITU V.92 ACPI 3.0 71 W 4800 mAh* 48.8 W 4400 mAh* 3-pin 90 W AC adapter* 3-pin 65 W AC adapter* Engergy Star 4.0 105/106-key keyboard Touchpad pointing device Empowering Key Easy-launch buttons: WLAN, Internet, email, Bluetooth, Acer Arcade™ Media keys (printed on keyboard): play/pause, stop, previous, next Volume wheel Acer Media Center remote control* Acer EasyPort IV connector* ExpressCard™/54 slot 5-in-1 card reader (SD/MMC/MS/MS PRO/xD) 4 USB 2.0 ports HDMI™ port with HDCP support* Consumer infrared (CIR) port External display (VGA) 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 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% English Communication English 14 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.