Acer 7736 Laptop User Manual

Aspire 7738 Series
Quick Guide
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Aspire 7738 Series Quick Guide
Original Issue: 03/2009
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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 using the
keyboard and 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
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Acer Crystal Eye
webcam
Web camera for video communication.
(only for certain models)
2
Microphone
Internal microphone for sound recording.
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Display screen
Also called Liquid-Crystal Display (LCD),
displays computer output (Configuration
may vary by models).
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Item
Description
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Power button
Turns the computer on and off.
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HDD
Indicates when the hard disk drive is
active.
Num Lock
Lights up when Num Lock is activated.
Caps Lock
Lights up when Caps Lock is activated.
Wireless LAN
communication
button/indicator
Enables/disables the wireless LAN
function. Indicates the status of wireless
LAN communication.
Bluetooth
communication
button/indicator
Enables/disables the Bluetooth function.
Indicates the status of Bluetooth
communication. (only for certain models)
Backup key
Launches Acer Backup Management for
three-step data backup.
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Keyboard
For entering data into your computer.
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Touchpad
Touch-sensitive pointing device which
functions like a computer mouse.
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Power1
Indicates the computer's power status.
Battery1
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.
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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).
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Palmrest
Comfortable support area for your hands
when you use the computer.
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Touchpad toggle
Turns the internal touchpad on and off.
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Acer MediaTouch
Touch sensitive controls for Acer Arcade,
volume (up/down) and media (play/pause,
stop, previous, next); with mute and hold
keys.
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Icon
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Icon
Item
Description
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Acer PowerSmart
key
Puts your computer into power-saving
mode.
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Speakers
Left and right speakers deliver stereo
audio output.
1. The front panel indicators are visible even when the computer cover is closed
up.
Hotkeys
The computer employs hotkeys or key combinations to access most of the
computer's controls like screen brightness and volume output.
To activate hotkeys, press and hold the <Fn> key before pressing the other key
in the hotkey combination.
Hotkey
Function
Description
<Fn> + <F2>
Icon
System property
Starts System Property for displaying
system information.
<Fn> + <F3>
Bluetooth
Enables/disables the Bluetooth function.
(only for certain models)
<Fn> + <F4>
Sleep
Puts the computer in Sleep mode.
<Fn> + <F5>
Display toggle
Switches display output between the
display screen, external monitor (if
connected) and both.
<Fn> + <F6>
Screen blank
Turns the display screen backlight off to
save power. Press any key to return.
<Fn> + <F8>
Speaker toggle
Turns the speakers on and off.
<Fn> + <
>
Brightness up
Increases the screen brightness.
<Fn> + <
>
Brightness down
Decreases the screen brightness.
<Fn> + <
>
Volume up
Increases the sound volume.
<Fn> + <
>
Volume down
Decreases the sound volume.
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Icon
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Closed front view
Item
Description
1
CIR receiver
Receives signals from a remote
control.
2
5-in-1 card reader
Accepts Secure Digital (SD),
MultiMediaCard (MMC), Memory
Stick (MS), Memory Stick PRO (MS
PRO), xD-Picture Card (xD).
Note: Push to remove/install the
card. Only one card can operate at
any given time.
Rear view
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Item
Description
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Tuba
The dedicated Tuba CineBass subwoofer pumps out
earthshaking movie-house audio.
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Ventilation slots
Enable the computer to stay cool, even after
prolonged use.
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Left view
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Item
Description
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DC-in jack
Connects to an AC adapter.
2
Ethernet (RJ-45) port
Connects to an Ethernet 10/100/1000based network.
3
External display
(VGA) port
Connects to a display device (e.g.,
external monitor, LCD projector).
HDMI port
Supports high definition digital video
connections.
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USB 2.0 port
Connect to USB 2.0 devices (e.g., USB
mouse, USB camera).
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Line-in jack
Accepts audio line-in devices (e.g., audio
CD player, stereo walkman, mp3 player)
Microphone-in jack
Accepts inputs from external
microphones.
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Icon
HDMI
Headphones/speaker/ Connects to audio line-out devices
(e.g., speakers, headphones).
line-out jack with
S/PDIF support
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Icon
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Right view
Item
Description
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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
RF-in port
Accepts input signals from digital TVtuner devices.
(only for certain models)
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Modem (RJ-11) port
Connects to a phone line.
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Kensington lock slot Connects to a Kensington-compatible
computer security lock.
Note: Wrap the 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.
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Base view
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Icon Item
Description
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Battery bay
Houses the computer's battery pack.
2
Battery release latch
Releases the battery for removal.
3
Battery lock
Locks the battery in position.
4
Hard disk baySecondary
Houses the computer's hard disk (secured
with screws) (only for certain models).
5
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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Operating
system
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Genuine Windows Vista®
Platform
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Intel® Centrino® 2 processor technology, featuring:
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Intel® Core™2 Extreme processor*
Intel® Core™2 Duo processor*
Mobile Intel® PM45/GM45 Express Chipset*
Intel® Wireless WiFi Link 5100/5300
System memory
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Dual-Channel SDRAM support
Up to 2 GB of DDR3 1066 MHz memory, upgradeable
to 4 GB using two soDIMM modules
Display
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16:9 aspect ratio
17.3" HD+ 1600 x 900
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Mobile Intel® GM45 Express Chipset*
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Dolby®-optimized surround sound system with two
built-in stereo speakers
True5.1-channel surround sound output
High-definition audio support
S/PDIF (Sony/Philips Digital Interface) support for
digital speakers
MS-Sound compatible
Acer Purezone technology with two built-in stereo
microphones
TV-tuner
Graphics
Audio
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Storage
subsystem
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Digital TV-tuner supporting DVB-T*
ATI Mobility Radeon™ HD 4570*
NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 130M*
2.5" hard disk drive
Optical drive options:
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Communication
Blu-ray Disc™/DVD-Super Multi double-layer
drive*
DVD-Super Multi double-layer drive*
5-in-1 card reader
Acer Video Conference, featuring:
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Integrated Acer Crystal Eye webcam*
Acer PureZone technology*
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; Wake-on-Ring ready
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Specifications
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Privacy control
Dimensions
and weight
Power
subsystem
Special keys
and controls
I/O interface
Environment
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Acer Bio-Protection fingerprint solution*
BIOS user, supervisor, HDD passwords
Kensington lock slot
410 (W) x 286 (D) x 35/41.5 (H) mm
(16.14 x 11.25 x 1.37/1.63 inches)
3.36 kg (7.4 lbs.) with one HDD and 8-cell battery pack
3.25 kg (7.1 lbs.) with one HDD and 6-cell battery pack
ACPI 3.0
71 W 4800 mAh*
48.8 W 4400 mAh*
3-pin 65 W AC adapter*
3-pin 90 W AC adapter*
3-pin 120 W AC adapter*
ENERGY STAR®*
103-/104-/107-key keyboard
Touchpad pointing device
Acer Bio-Protection fingerprint reader*
5-in-1 card reader (SD/MMC/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
Temperature:
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Operating: 5 °C to 35 °C
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.