Acer 8331 Series Laptop User Manual

TravelMate 8371/8331 Series
Quick Guide
© 2009 All Rights Reserved.
TravelMate 8371/8331 Series Quick Guide
Original Issue: 11/2009
TravelMate 8371/8331 Series Notebook PC
Model number: __________________________________
Serial number: ___________________________________
Date of purchase: ________________________________
Place of purchase: ________________________________
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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 TravelMate Series Generic User Guide contains useful information applying
to all models in the TravelMate 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
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.
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Display screen
Also called Liquid-Crystal Display (LCD),
displays computer output
(Configuration may vary by models).
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Speakers
Left and right speakers deliver stereo
audio output.
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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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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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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.
Communication
key
Enables / disables the WLAN / 3G
functions.
Backup key
Launches Acer Backup Management for
three-step data backup.
Acer PowerSmart
key
Puts your computer into power-saving
mode.
Power button /
indicator
Turns the computer on and off. /
Indicates the computer's power status.
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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.
Function
Description
<Fn> + <F2>
Hotkey
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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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Closed front view
Item
Description
Battery
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.
Rear view
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Item
Description
Battery bay
Houses the computer's battery
pack.
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Left view
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Icon
Item
Description
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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External display
(VGA) port
Connects to a display device (e.g.,
external monitor, LCD projector).
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Ventilation slots
Enable the computer to stay cool, even
after prolonged use.
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USB 2.0 port
Connect to USB 2.0 devices (e.g., USB
mouse, USB camera).
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Microphone-in jack
Accepts inputs from external
microphones.
Headphones/speaker/ Connects to audio line-out devices
line-out jack
(e.g., speakers, headphones).
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Right view
Item
Description
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.
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USB 2.0 port
Connects to USB 2.0 devices
(e.g., USB mouse, USB camera).
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Ethernet (RJ-45)
port
Connects to an Ethernet 10/100/1000based network.
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Acer EasyPort IV
connector
Connects to Acer EasyPort IV.
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DC-in jack
Connects to an AC adapter.
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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.
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Battery lock
Locks the battery in position.
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Memory compartment
Houses the computer's main memory.
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Hard disk bay
Houses the computer's hard disk
(secured with screws).
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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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Battery release latch
Releases the battery for removal.
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Operating
system
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Genuine Windows Vista®*
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Intel® Core™2 Duo processor*
System memory
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Genuine Windows® 7*
Intel® Core™2 Solo processor*
Intel® Celeron® mobile processor*
Mobile Intel® GS45 Express Chipset
Intel® Wireless WiFi Link 5100*
Acer InviLink™ Nplify™ 802.11b/g/Draft-N*
Acer InviLink™ 802.11b/g*
Dual-Channel SDRAM support
Up to 2 GB of DDR3 1066 MHz memory, upgradeable
to 4 GB using two soDIMM modules*
Up to 4 GB of DDR3 1066 MHz memory, upgradeable
to 8 GB using two soDIMM modules*
Display
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16:9 aspect ratio
13.3" HD 1366 x 768
Graphics
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Mobile Intel® GS45 Express Chipset*
ATI Mobility Radeon™ HD 4330*
Communication
Integrated Acer Crystal Eye webcam
WLAN:
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Audio
Storage
subsystem
Privacy control
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Intel® Wireless WiFi Link 5100*
Acer InviLink™ Nplify™ 802.11b/g/Draft-N*
Acer InviLink™ 802.11b/g*
WPAN: Bluetooth® 2.1+Enhanced Data Rate (EDR)*
WWAN: UMTS/HSPA at 850/900/1900/2100 MHz and
quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE (850/900/1800/1900 MHz)
LAN: Gigabit Ethernet; Wake-on-LAN ready
High-definition audio support
MS-Sound compatible
Built-in microphone
2.5" hard disk drive, with enhanced Acer DASP
(Disk Anti-Shock Protection)*
Solid state drive*
5-in-1 card reader
Enhanced Acer DASP (Disk Anti-Shock Protection)
Acer Bio-Protection fingerprint solution*
BIOS user, supervisor, HDD passwords
Kensington lock slot
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Specifications
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Dimensions
and weight
Power
subsystem
Special keys
and controls
I/O interface
Environment
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323.6 (W) x 228 (D) x 26/29.4 (H) mm
(12.74 x 8.97 x 1.02/1.10 inches)
1.65 kg (3.583 lbs.) with 6-cell battery pack*
1.89 kg (4.13 lbs.) with 9-cell battery pack*
ACPI 3.0
48 W 4400 mAh*
62.16 W 5600 mAh*
63 W 5600 mAh*
94 W 8700 mAh*
3-pin 65 W AC adapter
ENERGY STAR®*
88-/89-/93- key keyboard
Touchpad pointing device
Acer EasyPort IV connector
Acer Bio-Protection fingerprint reader
5-in-1 card reader (SD/MMC/MS/MS PRO/xD)
USB 2.0 port
External display (VGA) port
Headphones/speaker/line-out jack
Microphone-in jack
Ethernet (RJ-45) 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.