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DA220HQL Smart
Display
User Guide
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Acer DA220HQL Smart Display
Model number: __________________________________
Serial number*: ___________________________________
Date of purchase: ________________________________
Place of purchase: ________________________________
*Note: See the back of the smart display.
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Table of contents
Getting to know your smart display
Features and functions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Product registration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Setting up
Unpacking your smart display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Getting to know your smart display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Using your smart display
Powering your smart display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Turning on for the first time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Using the touchscreen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Volume controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
The Home screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
The onscreen keyboard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Editing text . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Locking your smart display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Shutting down your smart display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Connecting devices to your smart display
Connecting to AC power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Connecting to a PC as a monitor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Inserting a microSD card (optional) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Connecting a USB device to your smart display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Transferring files between your smart display and a PC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Connecting to a router or modem . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Connecting a Bluetooth device . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Using your smart display as a monitor
On-screen display (OSD) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Displaying HDMI input . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Returning to Android . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Going online
Managing Wi-Fi connections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Browsing the Internet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Setting up Gmail . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Composing an email . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Setting up the Email application . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
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Online applications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Playing music and video
Multimedia playback . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Media server . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
AcerCloud
What is AcerCloud? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Create an AcerCloud ID . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
AcerCloud Docs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
clear.fi . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Managing people and contacts
Using the webcam
Using the webcam as a camera . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Using the webcam to record a video . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
Viewing photos and videos . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Advanced settings
Wireless & Networks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
Device . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
Personal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
Updating your smart display’s operating system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
Resetting your smart display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
FAQ and troubleshooting
Other sources of help . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
Specifications
End user license agreement
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Getting to know your smart
display
Features and functions
Your new smart display offers leading, easy-to-access multimedia and entertainment
features. You can:
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Connect to the Internet.
Access your email.
Play music and video.
Keep in touch with your friends via your People and social networking apps.
View content from an HDMI device.
Use touch to control a PC.
Product registration
When using your product for the first time, it is recommended that you immediately
register it. This will give you access to useful benefits, such as:
• Faster service from our trained representatives.
• Membership in the Acer community: receive promotions and participate in
customer surveys.
• The latest news from Acer.
Hurry and register, as other advantages await you!
How to register
To register your Acer product, please visit www.acer.com. Tap Registration and
follow the simple instructions.
You can also register directly from your smart display by tapping the Registration
icon.
After we receive your product registration, you will be sent a confirmation email with
important data that you should keep in a safe place.
Features and functions
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Setting up
Unpacking your smart display
Your new smart display comes packed in a protective box. Carefully unpack the box
and remove the contents. If any of the following items is missing or damaged,
contact your dealer immediately:
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Acer DA220HQL Smart Display
Quick start guide
USB cable
HDMI to micro HDMI cable
AC adapter
Warranty card
Getting to know your smart display
Front view
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Item
Description
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Power button
Long press to turn the smart display on, press
briefly to turn the screen on/off or enter sleep
mode; press and hold to turn the smart display off.
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Power indicator
Indicates power status.
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Touchscreen
21.5” 1920 x 1080 optical dual-touch screen
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Speakers
Emits stereo audio.
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Front-facing camera
A 1.2-megapixel camera for video chats and selfportrait images.
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Microphone
Receives audio for video chats and Internet calls.
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Back view
No.
Item
Description
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USB ports (Master)
Connects USB devices to your smart display, such
as a keyboard, mouse or storage device.
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Port cover
Open this cover to find the power, network and
HDMI ports, and the microSD card slot.
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Stand
Pull the stand open to provide a stable base for
your smart display.
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3.5 mm headphone jack
Connects to stereo headphones.
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Micro USB port (Slave)
Connects to a computer via a USB cable.
Allows access to the smart display’s storage from
the computer.
Back panel
No.
Item
Description
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Ethernet (RJ-45) port
Connects to an Ethernet network.
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DC-in jack
Connects to the DC power supply.
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MicroSD card slot
Accepts a microSD card.
Note: To remove the card, press it into the slot,
then release and pull it from the slot.
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Micro HDMI port
Supports high-definition digital video connections.
Getting to know your smart display
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Using your smart display
Powering your smart display
Connect the DC-in jack to your smart display and plug the AC adapter into any AC
outlet.
Warning: Only use the bundled power adapter to power your smart display.
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Turning on for the first time
To turn on your smart display, press and hold the power button until the screen turns
on. Wait a moment for your smart display to get ready. You will then be asked some
questions before you can use your smart display.
To start, tap to select your language and country, then tap Start. Follow the rest of
the instructions as they are displayed.
Note: If the smart display’s screen turns off, it has entered sleep mode. Briefly
press the power button to wake it up. For more information, see “Waking your
smart display” on page 20
Sign in to or create a Google account
If you have Internet access, your smart display allows you to synchronize
information with a Google account.
During the start-up process, you may create or sign in to an account, which will be
used to synchronize your contact list, email, calendar and other information. If you
do not yet have Internet access, or do not want to use this feature, then tap Skip.
Important: You must sign in to a Google Account to use Gmail, Google Talk,
Google Calendar, and other Google Apps; to download apps or media from
Google Play; to back up your settings to Google servers; and to take advantage
of other Google services on your smart display.
If you want to restore existing settings from another device with Android 2.0 (or
later) installed, you must sign in to your Google account during setup. If you wait
until after setup is complete, your settings will not be restored.
Note: If you have multiple Google accounts, such as separate accounts for
personal and business contacts, you can access and synchonize them from the
Accounts settings section. See “Multiple Google accounts” on page 54.
Turning on for the first time
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Using the touchscreen
Your smart display uses a touchscreen for selecting items and entering information.
Use your finger to tap the screen.
Tap: Touch the screen once to open items and select options.
Drag: Hold your finger on the screen and drag across the screen to select text and
images.
Tap and hold: Tap and hold an item to see a list of actions available for that item. On
the pop-up menu that appears, tap the action you want to perform.
Scroll: To scroll up or down the screen, simply drag your finger up or down the
screen in the direction that you want to scroll.
Volume controls
To change the volume, tap OSD icon in the bottom. Slide the Volume bar left
or right, then tap the back icon in the lower-right corner of the OSD.
The Home screen
When you start your smart display, or wake it from power saving, it will display the
Home screen. This screen gives you quick access to information and simple
controls with widgets or shortcuts. These display information such as the time and
weather, or provide additional controls and direct access to apps. Some have been
pre-installed on your smart display, while others may be downloaded from Google
Play.
The Home screen already features some useful controls and information.
Application menu
Search
Navigation and OSD
Acer Ring
Time and Status
Search
To search for apps, files or for information on the Internet, tap the
Google icon in the top-left corner.
Simply enter the text you want to find. Tap the arrow or Enter key to search the
Internet, or tap one of the suggestions, apps or files shown in the list.
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Voice search
If voice search is available, tap the microphone and speak your search
request. See “Voice Search” on page 26.
Navigation
To navigate through menus and options,
three (or more) icons are shown in the
bottom-left corner.
Back
Home
Recent
OSD
Back
Tap this icon to go to the previous page, or to go up one level in a menu.
This icon may be replaced with the hide icon in certain cases (such as if
the keyboard or list of recent apps is shown).
Hide
Home
Tap this icon to go directly to the Home screen.
Recent
Tap this icon to see recently opened apps. Tap an app to open it, or tap anywhere on
the screen to return to the Home screen.
OSD (On-screen display)
The OSD controls display settings. You can adjust volume, contrast and brightness,
surround sound settings and switch to HDMI input. See "Using your smart display as
a monitor" on page 24
Acer Ring
Tap this icon to display Acer Ring. This allows you to quickly and easily
access your favorite apps and bookmarks. See “Acer Ring - quick launch”
on page 12.
The extended Home screen
The Home screen extends to either side of the initial Home screen, giving you more
room to add widgets or organize shortcuts. To view the extended Home screen,
swipe your finger to the left or right.
A total of five pages are available, two to the left and two to the right. To change or
add widgets on any of the screens see “Personalizing the Home screen“ on page
15.
Home screen
The Home screen
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Acer Ring - quick launch
Acer Ring allows you to quickly and easily access your favorite apps and
bookmarks. It incorporates a number of useful tools in an easy-to-use interface. Tap
the Ring icon at the bottom of the screen to display Acer Ring.
The left side of Acer Ring controls the volume and the right side shows Browser
bookmarks.
Four shortcuts around the centre of the ring start your favorite apps.
Note: Open APPS > Settings > Ring to change these shortcuts.
Screenshot
Tap the Screenshot shortcut to save an image of the current screen. Tap the
thumbnail to view the image immediately, or open the Gallery to see the
Screenshots album.
Search
Tap the center of the ring to Search your smart display or the Internet.
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The App menu
The App menu displays applications and widgets available on your smart display.
Apps are displayed in alphabetical order. If more apps are available, an outline of the
second page will be shown on the side of the screen. Swipe the outline towards the
center of the screen to switch pages.
Otherwise swipe to the left to see more Applications. When you are on the last page
of applications, swipe to the left to see widgets available on your smart display. See
“Personalizing the Home screen” on page 15.
Tap the Shop icon to open Google Play.
Note: All images are for reference only. The applications installed on your smart
display can be different from the applications shown in illustrations.
Adding an application to a Home screen
Tap and hold an icon to add a shortcut to one of your Home screens. While a
shortcut is selected, thumbnails of the Home screens are shown below the list of
applications, simply drag the shortcut to a screen.
Status and notification area
Status and notification icons are shown in the bottom-right
corner of the screen.
This area contains a variety of icons to inform you of your
smart display’s status. The icons on the right side of the clock
indicate connectivity status. The left side of the clock displays
the event notification icons.
The Home screen
Time
Wireless
reception
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Tap the notification area to view more status
information. Control buttons enable you to tap
features on (blue) or off (white).
Some event summaries include controls below
the main status area, such as media controls if
music is playing.
Status and notification icons
Notification icons
Icon
Description
Icon
Description
Alarm is set
Speaker is silenced
New Gmail message
Smart display microphone is off
New Google Talk message
Song is playing
Upcoming event
SD card or USB storage is full
Smart display is connected to
PC via USB
Syncing data
Application update available
Sync is on
System update available
Problem with sign-in or sync
Virtual private network (VPN)
status
Uploading data
Downloading data
Connection icons
Icon
Description
Icon
Description
Connected to a wireless network
(waves indicate connection
strength)
Bluetooth is on
An open wireless network is
available
Connected to a Bluetooth device
Note: Network connection icons are blue if you have an active Google account.
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Personalizing the Home screen
You may personalize your Home screen by adding or removing application shortcuts
or widgets, and by changing the wallpaper.
Adding or removing shortcuts or widgets
To add shortcuts or widgets tap the Apps icon in the top-right corner of the Home
screen.
The APPS menu contains a list of shortcuts to applications you can drag to a Home
screen.
Tap WIDGETS to see small applications and links (such as custom shortcuts,
contacts or bookmarks) that you can add to a Home screen. Widgets are small
applications that display constantly-updated information or quick shortcuts to
applications or special functions.
To move an App or Widget to the Home screen, tap and hold an item until it is
selected. The Home screen will open. Drag the item to any free area on the screen.
To move the item to a different Home screen, drag it to the side of the screen, the
Home screen will switch to the screen in that direction. Release the item when it is
positioned correctly.
The Home screen
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Resizing a Widget
Most widgets can be made larger, so you can give more space to information that is
important to you. After placing a Widget on the Home screen, tap and hold to select
it. Four diamonds will appear on each side, tap and drag the diamond until the
Widget is the correct size. Tap Back to finish.
Note: Not all Widgets can be resized.
Removing an item from the Home screen
To remove an item from the Home screen, tap and hold the item until
the Remove option appears at the top of the screen. Simply drag the
item to the Remove option.
Changing the Home screen image
Tap and hold any open space on the Home screen. You can choose from a set of
pre-formatted wallpapers, images stored in the Gallery, selected Wallpapers, or Live
wallpapers that feature animated or interactive backgrounds.
The onscreen keyboard
When you tap a text box to enter text, an onscreen keyboard will appear. Simply tap
on keys to enter text.
Tap the ?123 button to see numbers and special characters, and then tap the ~ \ {
key to see more options. Tap and hold a key to select alternative characters (if
available for that key), such as letters with accents or related symbols.
The layout of the keyboard varies slightly, depending on the application and
information that is required.
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Changing Android keyboard settings
To use a different keyboard language or change settings, tap the Input
options key, then select either Input languages or Android keyboard
settings. These settings include Auto-correction and keyboard sounds.
Predictive text or auto correction
The Android keyboard can provide predictive text input. As you tap the letters of a
word, a selection of words are displayed that continue the sequence of letters
tapped, or are a close match allowing for errors. The word list changes after every
key press. If the word you need is displayed, you can tap on it to insert it into your
text.
To turn predictive text on or off with the Android keyboard, tap the Input options
key, and then Android keyboard settings. Tap Auto correction or Show
correction suggestions and select one of the options.
Changing the keyboard
To use a different keyboard type, tap the Keyboard status icon; this will
open a menu listing the text input methods available on your smart display.
Tap your preferred input method.
Typically three options are available: Android Keyboard, Google voice typing and
XT9 Text Input. Select Configure input methods to add (or remove) keyboard
layouts or languages to this list.
XT9 Text Input
The XT9 keyboard provides an alternative to the Android keyboard.
Tap the ?123 button to see numbers and special characters, and then tap the ALT
key to see more options. Tap and hold a key to select alternative characters (if
available for that key), such as letters with accents or related symbols.
Additional keys vary depending on the type of text you enter, e.g. a key to add a
smiley is available when typing a text message. Like other keys, tap and hold to see
if additional options are available.
The onscreen keyboard
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Text assistance
The standard XT9 keyboard has various features that assist you to enter correct
text. To use these features, tap the Keyboard status icon; this will open a menu
listing the text input methods available on your smart display. Tap the settings icon
next to the XT9 Text Input entry.
Function
Description
Languages and
settings
Set word suggestion and key input (auto-correction) settings.
Preferences
Set sound when pressing a key, auto-punctuation or voice
input.
Editing text
You can select and edit text in certain applications, such as text you have entered in
a text field. Selected text can be cut or copied and later pasted within the same
application, or to a different application.
Note: Certain applications may not support text selection, or only support it in
certain areas. Other applications may offer specialized commands to select text.
Selecting text
To select text that you want to cut, copy, delete or replace:
1. Tap the text you want to select. If you can select this text, a cursor is inserted
below the text.
Note: The cursor indicates where text you type or paste will be inserted.
2. Tap and hold the text or word you want to select.
The selected text is highlighted, with a tab at each end of the selection.
3. Drag either tab to expand or reduce the amount of selected text, or tap Select all.
4. To cut or copy the text, tap the CUT or COPY button.
Inserting text
To type new text or add text that you have copied:
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1. Tap the text you want to select. If you can select this text, a cursor is inserted
below the text.
2. If the cursor is not in the desired position, simply drag it to the correct position.
If you previously copied (see below) text, tap where you want to insert the text. A
PASTE button appears briefly below the cursor. Tap the button to paste the text.
To replace a word, double tap the word. A PASTE button appears above the
word. Tap the button to paste to replace the text.
3. Modify the text: Type, paste or delete text.
4. Tap Enter on the keyboard (or tap
Editing text
on the XT9 keyboard).
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Locking your smart display
If you will not use your smart display for a while, briefly press the power button to
lock access. This saves power and ensures your smart display does not
unintentionally use any services. Your smart display will lock automatically if it is not
used after a while. To change the delay, tap APPS > Settings > Display > Sleep.
Waking your smart display
If the screen is off and the smart display does not react to any taps on the screen,
then it has been locked and is in sleep mode.
Security Options
For additional security, you may set a code or number that must be entered to
access the smart display, such as an unlock pattern (a set of dots that must be
tapped in the correct order). Open the Home screen and tap APPS > Settings >
Security > Screen lock.
Note: If you forget an unlock pattern, please refer to “Unlock pattern“ on page
56.
Shutting down your smart display
If you won’t use your smart display for an extended period of time, turn it off to save
power. To turn off your smart display (even when locked), press and hold the power
button for one second. You will then be asked to confirm the shut down. To force a
shutdown, press and hold the power button for four seconds.
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Connecting devices to your smart
display
Connecting to AC power
See “Powering your smart display” on page 8.
Connecting to a PC as a monitor
Your smart display has an micro HDMI port, that can be used to connect it to a
computer, or video player.
Use an HDMI cable with a micro HDMI connector, or a standard HDMI cable and a
HDMI-to-micro HDMI adapter to connect the display to a computer or video player.
To use the smart display as a touchscreen monitor, you must also connect a micro USB
cable between a Windows 7 or Windows 8 computer and the micro USB port on the
lower-left corner of your smart display.
See “Using your smart display as a monitor” on page 24.
Inserting a microSD card (optional)
You may install a microSD card to expand your device's storage space.
Note: Your smart display only supports microSD cards that use the FAT or
FAT32 file system.
1. Locate the microSD card slot. See “Back panel” on page 7.
2. Align the card correctly and push it into the slot.
3. Ensure that the microSD card is inserted all the way into the card slot.
MicroSD card
Check card capacity in the External SD card section of APPS > Settings >
Storage.
Connecting a USB device to your smart display
USB devices, such as a keyboard, mouse, game controller, digital camera, or
storage devices, are supported through the USB ports. See “Back view” on page 7.
As most USB keyboards, mice and game controllers are designed for desktop
computers and operating systems, some keys may not function.
Connecting to AC power
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Accessing files on a USB storage device
Note: Your smart display supports USB storage devices that use the FAT or
FAT32 file systems.
You can access media files (photos, music and video) on USB storage devices with
your smart display's multimedia apps. For more flexible access, ‘file management’
apps are available in the Google Play store.
Caution: Before removing USB storage, make sure your device is not using
data on the USB storage device.
Note: Please check for updates to the smart display's software that may add
support for additional USB devices. See “Updating your smart display’s
operating system” on page 54.
Transferring files between your smart display and a
PC
Your smart display and any connected storage devices can be accessed from a PC
with a USB connection.
Connecting to a PC as a USB storage device
Download and install the latest USB driver on your computer before connecting your
smart display to the computer. Visit www.acer.com for the latest drivers: Select
Support, Download, Smart Display. Select your smart display model, and then the
Driver tab, select USB and accept the download.
This allows you to transfer your personal data to or from your PC, using your PC’s
file explorer.
Plug the micro USB connector into the micro USB port on the lower-left corner of
your smart display, and plug the other end of the USB cable into a USB port on your
PC.
After a short delay, your smart display's internal memory will be visible as a Portable
Device in your PC’s file explorer. Select the Acer Smart Display icon to see your
smart display’s internal memory and any additional memory (SD card or USB
devices) attached to your smart display.
Connecting to a router or modem
Your smart display has an Ethernet port, that can be used to connect it to a network.
Use an Ethernet cable to connect the display to a router or modem that provides
Internet access.
For Ethernet settings, tap APPS > Settings > Ethernet.
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Connecting a Bluetooth device
Only A2DP stereo headsets (playback only, no microphone) are supported. Please
check for updates to the smart display's software which may add support for
additional Bluetooth devices.
For Bluetooth settings, tap APPS > Settings > Bluetooth.
Turn Bluetooth on and tap Search for devices to scan for nearby devices.
Note: Please check for updates to the smart display's software that may add
support for additional Bluetooth devices. See “Updating your smart display’s
operating system” on page 54.
Connecting a Bluetooth device
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Using your smart display as a
monitor
Your smart display provides a micro HDMI port. You can connect a computer or
playback device to your smart display, and use it as a monitor. See “Connecting to a
PC as a monitor” on page 21.
To use the smart display as a touchscreen monitor, you must also connect a USB
cable between a Windows 7 or Windows 8 computer and the micro USB port on the
lower-left corner of your smart display.
On-screen display (OSD)
The OSD controls display settings. You can adjust volume, contrast and brightness,
surround sound settings and switch to HDMI input.
Opening the OSD
When using Android, tap the OSD icon in the bottom-left corner of the Home screen.
When using your smart display as a monitor, press and hold the power button, then
tap OSD.
Item
Description
Volume
Adjust the volume of the smart display speakers.
Brightness
Adjust the brightness of the screen.
Contrast
Adjust the contract of the screen.
SRS
Activate surround sound.
HDMI (or Main)
Switch to display the output of a device connected to the HDMI
port.
Default
Reset all display settings to the factory levels.
Back
Turn off the OSD.
Displaying HDMI input
After connecting an HDMI device to your smart display, turn on the HDMI signal on
the device and tap the OSD icon. Tap HDMI to see the HDMI signal.
Note: Only the display will function. Other functions, such as the webcam or
USB ports, will not function. However, you can connect a USB cable to use the
smart display as a touch monitor.
Returning to Android
To return to Android, press and hold the power button, tap OSD, then Main.
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Going online
Managing Wi-Fi connections
If you did not connect to a Wi-Fi network when you first started your smart display, or
want to connect to a new network, tap APPS > Settings > Wi-Fi to manage your
connection settings. Alternatively, tap the Wi-Fi status icon in the bottom-right corner
of the screen.
If Wi-Fi is not on, tap the Wi-Fi ON switch and wait for your smart display to detect
nearby networks. Tap the name of your network and enter a security password, if
needed.
Browsing the Internet
In order to browse the Internet with your smart display, you must be connected to a
network or modem with an active connection to the Internet.
Using the browser
To start browsing, tap Browser on the Home screen, or open the Application menu
and select Browser. To enter a website address, tap the address box at the top of
the page. Enter the address using the keyboard and tap Enter (or tap
on the
XT9 keyboard).
To view your browsing history, bookmarks or frequently visited sites, open the
browser then tap the bookmark icon in the top-right corner.
Managing Wi-Fi connections
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You may open multiple tabs. When a page is open, press the small tab with a plus
sign. Simply tap one of the tabs across the top of the screen to switch pages.
New tab
Pinch to zoom in or out of pages. Tap and hold an item on a page to open a
contextual menu.
Voice Search
With voice actions, you can send emails, find directions to
locations, search the Internet and even send a note to yourself
using your voice. Tap the microphone on the Home screen for
voice searches. When the Speak now prompt is displayed,
state your command or query.
Note: Voice Search is available only in selected regions.
Setting up Gmail
1. Make sure your smart display is connected to the Internet.
2. From the Applications menu tap Gmail.
If you did not enter a Gmail account address and password when you first started
your smart display, follow the instructions.
Note: You need to activate a Google account before you can use Gmail.
Composing an email
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Make sure your smart display is connected to the Internet.
Open the application menu and tap Gmail.
Tap the Compose icon (shown right).
Enter the recipient's email address, the subject and message.
When you are finished composing your message, tap Send.
Setting up the Email application
The Email application enables you to access email from most popular email
providers. Most accounts can be set up in two steps. Open the application menu and
then tap Email to start setting up your email access.
If necessary, enter your email address and tap Manual setup to enter the
parameters manually. Tap Next to finish the setup process.
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The combined inbox feature of your smart display allows you to view emails from
multiple accounts in a single inbox.
Online applications
Your smart display provides a variety of preinstalled applications. Many of these
require some form of Internet access.
These applications may include:
Google+
Stay in touch with friends and family, personalize your very own profile, and
more with Google’s social networking service.
Maps
Get easy-to-follow directions using Google Maps.
People
Organize the people in your life with this contact manager, which syncs with
your google mail account.
Talk*
Chat with your friends, with text, sound and video.
YouTube*
View the most viewed and most discussed video clips on YouTube.
* Note: Applications installed may vary according to your region.
Google Play
Note: Google Play may not be available in all countries and regions.
You must activate a Google account before using Google Play. The first time you
access Google Play, please read and accept the Terms of Service.
Tap Play Store from the home screen or application menu to open Google Play.
Here you can obtain a variety of add-on programs and applications to enhance the
functionality of your smart display.
Note: The contents and design of Google Play varies by region. For example, in
some regions, you can also browse for and purchase books or music. Updates
may add new categories or change how to navigate Google Play at any time.
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You can browse Google Play by category or tap the search icon to search for a
specific application.
Once you have selected an application, tap the DOWNLOAD button to download
and install the application. You will be told which services (contact information,
wireless access, etc.) the application requires access in order to function correctly. If
none of these services seem unusual, tap Accept & download to proceed with the
installation.
You may keep track of the download progress from both the app’s page and the
smart display’s status area.
Important: Some applications may require payment before you can download
them. You will need to have a Google Checkout account in order to pay for these
applications.
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Using downloaded applications
Once you’ve downloaded and installed an application, you may find it in the APPS
or WIDGETS sections of the Application menu.
Certain applications provide both an App and widgets, or only provide a widget (with
no application icon). See “Personalizing the Home screen” on page 15.
Uninstalling downloaded applications
Once you’ve downloaded and installed an application, you may uninstall the
application by pressing and holding the application icon and dragging it to the
Uninstall trash can located at the top-left of the Home screen.
Note: Deleting an app from the Home screen only deletes the shortcut.
Alternatively, you can go to Settings from the application menu and select Apps.
Tap the application you wish to uninstall, tap Uninstall and confirm.
Google Talk
Note: Google Talk may not be available in all countries and regions.
Note: You need to activate a Google account before you can use Google Talk.
Tap Talk from application menu to open Google Talk. Here you can see a list of your
contacts connected to Google Talk services. Tap on a contact to open a chat
session. After you have connected, you can open a video chat session.
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Playing music and video
Multimedia playback
Your smart display comes supplied with a variety of programs that you can use to
enjoy multimedia content.
Music
Use Play Music to listen to music and other audio files that you download
or copy from your computer.
Tap APPS > Play Music to open the application.
Tap the Shuffle All cover to play a random selection, or swipe through the albums
and tap to view a list of tracks. Tap the play symbol or a track to start playback. Tap
the Music icon to return to the previous view.
To change how your music is displayed, tap the arrow next to Recent.
Depending on your selection, your music library is displayed as a grid of album
covers or a list of tracks.
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Note: You can return to the Home page while playing music; a Music
icon is displayed with the notification icons. Tap this icon to control
playback.
Acer clear.fi
With Acer clear.fi, you can browse and stream remote multimedia content from, or
to, other devices with Acer clear.fi installed.
Note: All devices must be connected to the same network.
From the Home screen, tap Photo, Video, or Music.
Alternatively, you can tap the specific app from the application menu.
Acer clear.fi will automatically detect devices that are connected to the network and
are also running Acer clear.fi. Tap the drop down list box in top left corner of the
screen to display these devices.
Note: Upon opening Music, Photo, or Video, your tablet’s contents are always
listed first by default.
Tap any of the connected devices and then browse the media files on that
connected device.
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clear.fi photos
Tap the photo album to view the thumbnails. Tap and hold an album or photo
thumbnail to view the menu panel.
You can view photos found on any of the connected devices and save them. After
selecting the file or album, tap the Share button to upload a photo to Evernote,
Google+, or Picasa. You also have the option to send it to your Gmail account,
transfer the file using Bluetooth, or Print it with Acer Print.
clear.fi videos
Tap a folder to view the thumbnails. Tap and hold a folder or video thumbnail to view
the menu panel.
You can play videos found on any of the connected devices and save them.
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Note: The Acer clear.fi video player only plays MP4 files. Please check for
updates to the tablet's software which may add support for other types of video.
See “Updating your smart display’s operating system” on page 54.
After selecting the video file, tap the Share button to upload the file to Evernote or
YouTube. You also have the option to send it to your Gmail account or transfer the
file using Bluetooth.
clear.fi music
Tap a folder to list the audio files. Tap and hold a folder or audio file to view the menu
panel.
You can listen to any audio file found on any of the connected devices and save
them. To save an audio file or folder, select it and tap the Save button. Your tablet is
the default destination. To modify destinations, tap the Destination button and then
the tap the desired devices.
Media server
Your smart display can act as a digital media server using UPnP technology. This
means that you can use it to send media content to other UPnP-enabled home
entertainment devices that are connected to a home wireless network.
To set up the media server, open the application menu and tap Media server.
You will need to enable Share contents before you can start using the service.
You may select to share Video, Photo or Music. Tap a category to control which
files are shared.
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AcerCloud
What is AcerCloud?
AcerCloud is a personal cloud service that allows you to access your files over the
Internet, and make sure your most important files are always up to date. With your
personal cloud all your devices (PC, tablet, phone) with AcerCloud installed can
access files on your main Cloud PC. For more information please visit the
AcerCloud website:
www.acer.com/acercloud
Note: To access files on other devices, your Cloud PC must be on and
connected to the Internet. If your PC has Always Connect, your PC may be in
Sleep mode, but must be connected to a power supply (not battery power).
Create an AcerCloud ID
If you do not have an AcerCloud ID, you first need to sign up for an AcerCloud
account. Make a note of the email address and password you used for your Acer
Cloud ID. You must use this information to sign in to the AcerCloud service from
each device. You can sign up for an AcerCloud account directly from your Acerbranded moblie device or PC using the steps below:
Note: The following instructions assume you already have AcerCloud installed
on your computer or Android device. If you don’t have AcerCloud installed, you
can download it here: www.cloud.acer.com/ops/downloads
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Using an Acer-branded device
1. On your smart display, open the application menu and tap AcerCloud. Tap Sign
up an Acer ID.
2. Enter the requested information.
Create an AcerCloud ID
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3. Click the AcerCloud activation link in your email to verify your AcerCloud ID.
Using an Acer-branded PC
Note: If you have more than one PC, you should use the PC with the most
storage as your Cloud PC.
1. Open AcerCloud on your computer and enter your information, email address
and password.
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2. Verify your AcerCloud ID.
3. Click the AcerCloud activation link in your email to verify your AcerCloud ID.
4. Open AcerCloud and click Next.
5. Set your PC as the Cloud PC and click Next.
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Make this PC the Cloud PC - You must define one (and only one) PC as your
Cloud PC. Copies of all content added to your personal cloud (e.g. PicStream) will
be transferred to your Cloud PC, and content on this PC will be shared to your other
AcerCloud devices.
Note: If you already have a Cloud PC, do NOT select this option.
Your Cloud PC must be connected to the Internet and have sufficient storage for all
your media content.
6. Select the PicStream (see "PicStream" on page 40.) and AcerCloud Docs
Upload (see "AcerCloud Docs" on page 38.) checkboxes.
Note: You can change these AcerCloud settings in the AcerCloud application.
Open AcerCloud and select Control Panel to see the settings.
AcerCloud Docs
Note: If AcerCloud Docs is not installed on your device, Android users may
download it from the Google Play Store. PC users are given the option to also
download AcerCloud Docs when they download AcerCloud from
www.cloud.acer.com/ops/downloads
When you update and save a document on your PC, AcerCloud
automatically shares it to your personal cloud for 30 days. You
can view or save that document on your AcerCloud PCs and
Android devices after signing in to your AcerCloud account.
Note: Requires Microsoft Office PowerPoint, Excel and Word 2003 and up.
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Viewing a document on your smart display
Three categories are available: Documents, Presentations, and Spreadsheets. Tap
a category to change the type of document displayed.
Each document is shown with a thumbnail of the first page, the title, size, date of last
upload, and name of the computer that made the last modification.
To view a document, simply tap on the thumbnail, and AcerCloud Docs will open it
for you.
clear.fi
You can use AcerCloud to create a personal cloud. Then you can share the photos,
videos, and music you have stored on the Cloud PC to all your AcerCloud devices.
You should assign your main clear.fi PC (and only this PC) as your Cloud PC. This
will become your main storage for media content. This content may then be
accessed by all your devices that have clear.fi installed. For more clear.fi
information, see "Acer clear.fi" on page 31.
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clear.fi Photo
To browse photos and change photo-sharing options, open clear.fi Photo.
Photos
You can share your photos stored on the Cloud PC to all your AcerCloud devices.
The default clear.fi Photo folder on your Cloud PC is the Windows Pictures library.
Photos from the Cloud PC are indicated with a cloud icon on your devices.
PicStream
AcerCloud automatically sends a copy of photos taken with your phone or tablet to
your Cloud PC. You can find your photos in the clear.fi Photo app PicStream section
on your PC and Android devices. Photos will be stored permanently on your Cloud
PC, and for 30 days on the AcerCloud.
Note: If your Cloud PC does not connect to AcerCloud within the 30 days,
photos will be automatically deleted from AcerCloud. You will not be able to
recover them from AcerCloud.
If you don't want to share the photos that you take with PicStream, you can use
clear.fi Photo or AcerCloud to turn off PicStream on your device:
clear.fi Photo
1. Open clear.fi Photo on your device
2. Tap Settings
3. Deselect Sync PicStream
AcerCloud
1. Open AcerCloud on your device
2. Deselect Sync PicStream
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clear.fi Media
You can use clear.fi Video or clear.fi Music on your Android device with an Internet
connection to play Cloud PC music or video.
To watch videos open clear.fi Video.
To listen to music open clear.fi Music.
Videos and music from the Cloud PC are indicated with a cloud icon on your
devices.
Mobile Network Settings
As some telecommunications carriers charge for data transmission, AcerCloud
provides a setting that prevents streaming and downloads over mobile networks. If
you activate this safeguard, you can only download documents via Wi-Fi.
If you want to allow downloads or streaming over a mobile network, follow these
steps on your mobile device:
1. Open the AcerCloud app you want to modify.
Note: Changing settings in one app doesn’t change the settings in the others.
For example, disabling network streaming in clear.fi Music doesn’t disable
network streaming in clear.fi Video, clear.fi Photo or AcerCloud Docs.
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2. Tap the Menu option, then tap Settings.
3. Tap Mobile network streaming and Mobile network downloading to enable
(green) or disable (gray) those options.
For more information please visit the AcerCloud website:
www.acer.com/acercloud
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Managing people and contacts
Your smart display features an address book that allows you to save contacts to the
smart display’s internal memory or your Google account.
Tap People from the application menu to view your contacts.
If you don’t have any contacts stored on your smart display, you can sync with your
Google account contacts, import contacts from a contact data file (vCard or csv) or
add a new contact.
If you have activated a Google account that includes contacts, your contacts will be
synchronized automatically. See “Synchronization” on page 53.
Importing contacts
Tap the Menu button and select Import/Export. Tap the option that
describes where your contacts are stored. When the contacts are found,
confirm to import the contacts in a new group.
Adding a new contact
Tap New to add a new contact. If you have multiple accounts, you will be
asked which account you want to use to store the contact. The contact will
be synchonized with that account.
You may now edit the new contact entry.
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Editing a contact
If you have opened an new or existing contact you can enter information about the
contact:
Simply tap on a box and type the appropriate information. Click on the arrow next to
the name entry to see options, such as adding a name prefix or phonetic name.
To enter multiple entries, such as separate entries for mobile and home phone
numbers, tap the plus sign to create a second entry. Tap the minus sign to remove
an entry.
Tap Add another field for more categories.
To assign an image to your contact, tap the silhouette and select an image from your
smart display’s picture gallery (select Gallery if requested). You may also take and
crop a new photo.
Tap Done (top-left corner) to finish and save the contact.
Tip: Set each phone number to match the type of network as this can determine
some functions, i.e. certain applications only recognise ‘Mobile’ numbers as they
require a function only available on a mobile network.
Opening a contact
To see the information stored for a contact, tap on the contact’s name in the list on
the left.
Tap on an entry (such as an email address) to open the application linked to that
type of entry. For example, tap an email address to open the Gmail application.
To add or change information, tap the pencil icon.
Tap Done to save changes, or Cancel to discard them.
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Starred contacts
You may quickly access your favorite contacts by adding a star. First open the
contact, then tap the star next to the contact’s name. Tap All contacts and select
Starred to see only your favorite contacts.
Editing a contact on your computer
If you have synchronized your Google account and contacts, you can use any
computer to access and edit your contact list. Open the Internet browser on your
computer and go to contacts.google.com. Sign in to your account then select and
edit contacts from the list; the next time your smart display synchronizes with your
computer, these changes will also be made to your smart display’s contact list.
Warning: Back up your contacts before making any changes. Tap
the Menu button and select Import/Export. You may then Export
your contact list to your smart display’s internal memory, or other
options depending on installed applications.
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Using the webcam
Your smart display features a 1.2-megapixel digital webcam mounted on the front.
Many chat or instant messaging apps can use this webcam so you can be seen by
your family and friends. Use the settings in the app to control the webcam.
Using the webcam as a camera
Note: It is recommended that you insert a microSD card into the microSD slot
before using the webcam as a camera.
Please note you can only save photos and videos to internal memory or a
microSD card, not an external USB storage device.
To activate the camera, open the application menu and tap Camera.
Camera icons and indicators
In the camera window, the controls on the right allow you to zoom, change settings
or select camera or camcorder.
After you have taken a photo, a thumbnail in the top-right allows you to view the
picture or video.
Icon
Description
Zoom in
Crop and enlarge the center of the screen.
When using zoom, the image on the screen does not represent the
quality of the final image.
Zoom out
You may only zoom out after you have zoomed in.
Take photo
After taking a photo, tap the thumbnail in the top-right corner to view
and share the photo.
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Icon
Description
Options
Tap to see camera options.
Camcorder mode
Switches to the camcorder (video recorder).
Camera mode
Switches to the camera.
Camera options
Icon
Description
White balance
Change the color balance to match the lighting: Auto, Incandescent,
Daylight, Fluorescent or Cloudy.
Exposure
Increase or decrease image exposure.
Camera settings
Activate or change special settings: Picture size, Storage source and
Restore defaults.
• Set the resolution of the image (VGA, 1 MP or 2 MP).
• Use Internal Storage or the SD card (only available if a
microSD card has been inserted).
Close options
Tap to close camera options.
Taking a photo
1. Ensure the options described above are set to your preferences.
2. Frame your subject and steady your smart display.
3. Zoom in or out as needed.
Note: When using zoom, the image on the screen does not represent the quality
of the final image.
4. Tap the camera icon to take the photo.
After taking a photo, tap the thumbnail in the top-right corner to view the photo.
Using the webcam to record a video
The Camera app can also record video.
Using the webcam to record a video
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Camcorder icons and indicators
Tap the camcorder icon to switch to camcorder mode.
Icon
Description
Zoom in
Crop and enlarge the center of the screen.
When using zoom, the image on the screen does not represent the
quality of the final video.
Zoom out
You may only zoom out after you have zoomed in.
Start / stop recording
Options
Tap to see camcorder options.
Camcorder mode
Switches to the camcorder (video recorder).
Camera mode
Switches to the camera.
Camcorder options
Adjust camcorder options to obtain the best image:
Icon
Description
White balance
Change the color balance to match the lighting: Auto, Incandescent,
Daylight, Fluorescent or Cloudy.
Effects
Add ‘Silly faces’ effects to your video.
Time lapse interval
Shoot a slow motion ‘time lapse’ video, set the interval between single
frames in this menu.
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Icon
Description
Video quality
Change the video resolution: HD (720p) or VGA.
Camcorder settings:
• Restore defaults.
• Use Internal Storage or the SD card (only available if a
microSD card has been inserted).
Close options
Tap to close camcorder options.
Shooting a video
1.
2.
3.
4.
Ensure the options described above are set to your preferences.
Frame your subject and steady your smart display and zoom in or out as needed.
Tap the record icon to begin recording.
Tap the record icon again to stop recording.
Supported formats
Type
Formats
Image
JPEG
Video
H.264 BP
Audio
AAC-LC
Viewing photos and videos
After you have taken your photo or video, it is automatically saved; normally to the
microSD card.
After taking a photo or video, you can view it by tapping the thumbnail in the top-right
corner of the screen. Alternatively, open the application menu and tap Gallery, then
Camera. Select the photo or video you want to view (videos are marked with a small
play symbol).
From the Gallery you can share the file using various services. Tap Menu and then
Share.
Note: Share options vary depending on the file type.
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Advanced settings
Access Settings from the Application menu. Tap APPS, then Settings.
Wireless & Networks
Activating or deactivating connections
Open the Application menu and tap Settings. Under WIRELESS & NETWORKS
each connection has an ON/OFF switch that controls the connection. Tap an entry to
manage your connection settings.
Item
Description
Wi-Fi
Turn the Wi-Fi function on or off.
Bluetooth
Turn the Bluetooth function on or off.
Ethernet
Turn the Ethernet connection on or off.
Data usage
Lets you monitor total usage by network type and application
and then set limits if needed.
More...
Access additional connection settings.
Alternatively, use the right side of the status bar to manage connection settings.
Tap More... to access additional connection settings.
Item
Description
VPN settings
Set up and manage Virtual Private Networks.
Tethering &
portable hotspot
Share your phone’s mobile data connection via USB or as a
portable Wi-Fi hotspot.
Wi-Fi direct
Turn the Wi-Fi Direct function on or off.
Adjusting Bluetooth settings
You can use Bluetooth to exchange information between your smart display and
other mobile devices.
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Bluetooth connections
For Bluetooth settings, tap APPS > Settings, then under WIRELESS &
NETWORKS tap Bluetooth. Here you can switch Bluetooth on or off, set the smart
display name and discoverability. Tap SEARCH FOR DEVICES to scan for nearby
devices.
To connect to a device, tap the device in the list of available devices. You may be
asked to enter a PIN on both devices to establish the connection.
Note: Only A2DP stereo headsets (playback only, no microphone) are
supported. Please check for updates to the smart display's software which may
add support for additional Bluetooth devices.
Ethernet connections
For Ethernet settings, tap APPS > Settings, then under WIRELESS & NETWORKS
tap Ethernet. Here you can switch Ethernet on or off, and check the MAC address
and IP address used by your smart display.
Internet sharing
Tethering via USB
If you wish to share your mobile Internet connection with a computer, you can
connect your smart display to a PC using the supplied USB cable.
1. Plug the USB sync cable into the micro USB connector on your smart display.
2. Plug the USB client connector into an available USB port on your computer.
3. Tap
and then tap Settings > More.. > Tethering & portable hotspot and
then tap USB tethering.
Wi-Fi hotspot
You can turn your smart display into a portable Wi-Fi hotspot to share your mobile
Internet connection with up to 8 clients.
1. Tap
and then tap Settings > More... > Tethering & portable hotspot >
Configure Wi-Fi hotspot.
2. Set the Network SSID and adjust security between Open and WPA2 PSK. Tap
Save to finish.
Note: When your smart display is serving as a Wi-Fi hotspot, you can’t use your
smart display’s applications to access the Internet via its Wi-Fi connection.
Tethering via Bluetooth
If you wish to share your mobile Internet connection with a computer, you can
connect your smart display to a PC over Bluetooth.
1. Connect your smart display to your computer or smartphone using Bluetooth.
2. Tap
and then tap Settings > More.. > Bluetooth tethering.
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Data Usage
The Data Usage section shows how much data has been transmitted to your smart
display, either in total or for each App. This information is useful if you are using a
metered service.
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
This option enables you to connect to a private network, such as a secure work or
office environment.
Add a VPN by tapping APPS > Settings, then under WIRELESS & NETWORKS
tap More... > VPN > Add VPN network.
Device
Sound
Adjust the volume of your smart display using the volume buttons on the side of the
smart display. Alternatively, you can adjust your smart display sound settings by
tapping APPS > Settings > Sound.
Item
Description
Default notification
Sets a ringtone for Notifications.
Touch sounds
Plays a sound whenever a screen selection is made.
Screen lock sound
Plays a sound when locking and unlocking the screen.
You can adjust volume from the OSD. See “On-screen display (OSD)” on page 24.
Ring
Adjust Acer Ring settings by tapping APPS > Settings > Ring.
Item
Description
Enable Ring icon
Select or clear the check box to enable or disable the Acer
Ring from appearing in the bottom of the screen.
Top, Bottom, Left,
Right shortcut
Select which application shortcuts you want to appear in the
Acer Ring. You can choose up to four.
Display
You can adjust your smart display screen settings by tapping APPS > Settings >
Display.
Item
Description
Wallpaper
Set the Home screen background image.
Sleep
Sets a delay before the screen will be turned off.
Font size
Sets the font size so either more text is visible or the text is
easier to read.
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You can adjust screen brightness and contrast from the OSD. See “On-screen
display (OSD)” on page 24.
Storage
You can check how much of your smart display’s storage (Internal, microSD or USB)
has been used, and what type of files are using storage.
Apps
Closing an application
To close an active application, go to APPS > Settings > Apps. Tap the RUNNING
tab, then tap the program you wish to close. Select Stop to close the program.
Uninstalling an application
You can remove programs installed on your smart display to free up extra storage
memory. Tap and hold a program icon from the application menu and drag it into the
Uninstall area in the top-left corner.
Note: You cannot uninstall applications that were pre-loaded on your smart
display.
Alternatively, you can go to APPS > Settings and select Apps. Tap the application
you wish to uninstall, tap Uninstall and confirm the uninstall.
Warning! You should only remove programs if you are familiar with the
Android operating system.
Personal
Synchronization
You can configure synchronization options for many applications on your smart
display. You can also configure what types of data you synchronize for each
account.
Some applications, such as Contacts, Gmail, and Calendar, can sync data from
multiple accounts. Others sync data only from the first Google Account you sign in to
on your smart display, or from an account associated specifically with that
application.
For some applications, such as Contacts or Calendar, all changes that you make on
your smart display are made to the synchronised copy on the Internet. Other
applications only copy information from account on the Internet; the information on
your smart display cannot be changed directly, you must change the information
stored in the Internet account.
Tap APPS > Settings > Accounts & sync to access the synchronization settings.
To manage synchronization of individual accounts, tap an account name.
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Some applications, such as Gmail and Calendar, have additional
synchronization settings. Open the application and tap the Menu button (three
dots) and then tap Settings.
Multiple Google accounts
If you have multiple Google accounts, such as separate accounts for personal and
business contacts, you can access and synchonize them from the Accounts settings
section. Tap APPS > Settings > Accounts & sync. Tap ADD ACCOUNT in the topright corner and select Google.
Changing language and text options
Set your location and language input preferences by opening the application menu
and going to APPS > Settings > Language & input.
System
Setting the date and time
To set the date and time, tap APPS > Settings > Date & time.
Tip: If you travel frequently or live in an area that uses daylight saving time, and
have mobile network access, activate Automatic date & time from this menu.
Your smart display will set the date and time based on information it receives
from the network.
Setting alarms
There are two predefined alarms on your smart display by default. To add or edit
alarm settings, tap Clock in the application menu and tap Set alarm.
Tap Add alarm to create a new alarm, or tap the check box next to a preset alarm to
turn it on or off.
Tap a preset alarm to edit it. You can:
•
•
•
•
•
Turn the alarm on or off.
Set the alarm time.
Set which days to repeat the alarm.
Set a ringtone.
Give it a label (i.e., a name).
Updating your smart display’s operating system
Your smart display can download and install system updates, adding support for
new devices or expanding software options.
To check for updates, tap APPS > Settings > About > System updates > Update.
Note: Downloading new firmware can take up to 40 minutes, depending on your
network speed.
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Resetting your smart display
You may have to perform a reset if your smart display fails to respond when buttons
are pressed or the screen is tapped.
To reset your smart display disconnect the main power supply for ten seconds, then
reconnect.
Clean boot
A clean boot will restore your smart display to the factory settings.
Warning! This will erase all your personal information, any contacts stored
on your smart display and any programs you installed.
Open Settings from the application menu, then tap Backup & reset > Factory data
reset; click Reset smart display and then Erase everything to format your smart
display.
If your smart display still does not respond, refer to “FAQ and troubleshooting” on
page 56.
Resetting your smart display
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FAQ and troubleshooting
This section lists frequently asked questions that may arise during the use of your
smart display, and gives easy answers and solutions to these questions.
Aspect
Question
Answer
Audio
Why is there no
sound coming from
the device?
If a headset is plugged into the device,
the speaker is automatically shut off.
Disconnect the headset.
Check that the device volume setting is
not muted.
Check that the volume control is not at its
lowest setting.
Why can’t I view my
picture files?
You may be trying to view an image that is
not supported. Refer to “Supported
formats” on page 49 for more information.
Why can’t I view my
video files?
You may be trying to view a video that is
not supported. Refer to “Multimedia” on
page 57 for more information.
Why can’t I play my
music files?
You may be trying to play a file that is not
supported. Refer to “Multimedia” on
page 57 for more information.
System
information and
performance
How do I check the
OS version of my
device?
Tap APPS > Settings > About to check
the OS version (Kernel/build number) and
other hardware and software information.
Storage
How do I check
memory status?
To check storage status, go to Settings >
Storage.
Unlock pattern
I forgot my unlock
pattern.
After five wrong entries, you can reset
your unlock pattern. Tap Forgotten
pattern? and enter your Google account
username and password.
Multimedia files
Note: You must have an active Google
account on the smart display and an
Internet connection.
If this option is not available please
contact you local Acer service center.
Other sources of help
For information on:
Refer to:
Up-to-date information regarding your www.acer.com
smart display
Service enquiries
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support.acer.com
Specifications
Performance
• Dual-Core ARM® Cortex™-A9 processor
• 1 GHz
• System memory:
• 1 GB of RAM
• 8 GB of flash memory
• Google Android™ operating system
Display
• 21.5” TFT-LCD optical dual-touch screen
• 1920 x 1080 resolution
Multimedia
• CD-quality stereo output
• Stereo speakers
• Built-in microphone
Formats supported:
Type
Formats
Audio recording
AAC-LC, AMR-WB
Audio playback
AAC-LC, AAC, AAC+ (not raw AAC), AMR-NB, AMR-WB, MP3,
OGG Vorbis, WAV
Video recording
H.264 BP, MPEG-4 SP, H.263 BP
Video playback
H.264 BP, H.264 MP, H.264 HP, MPEG-4 SP, H.263 BP
Connectors
•
•
•
•
•
Two USB connectors (host)
Micro USB connector (slave)
Micro HDMI
Headphone jack
Ethernet LAN
Power
• DC power-in (19 V, 2.1 A)
Connectivity
• Bluetooth 2.1+EDR & A2DP support
• WiFi IEEE 802.11b/g/n
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Camera
• Front camera
• 1.2-megapixel
• Fixed focus
Expansion
• microSD memory card slot (up to 32 GB)
Dimensions
Height
360 mm
Width
513 mm
Thickness
54 mm
Weight
4.8 kg
Environment
Temperature
Operating: 0 °C to 35 °C
Non-operating: -20 °C to 60 °C
Humidity (non-condensing)
Operating: 20% to 80%
Non-operating: 20% to 80%
HDMI timing
Item
Resolution
Refresh rate
Horizontal
frequency
Pixel frequency
1
640 x 480
60 Hz
31.5 kHz
25.175 MHz
2
640 x 480
72 Hz
37.9 kHz
31.500 MHz
3
640 x 480
75 Hz
37.5 kHz
31.500 MHz
4
800 x 600
60 Hz
37.9 kHz
40.000 MHz
5
800 x 600
72 Hz
48.1 kHz
50.000 MHz
6
800 x 600
75 Hz
46.9 kHz
49.500 MHz
7
1024 x 768
60 Hz
48.4 kHz
65.000 MHz
8
1024 x 768
70 Hz
56.5 kHz
75.000 MHz
9
1024 x 768
75 Hz
60.0 kHz
78.750 MHz
10
1152 x 864
75 Hz
67.5 kHz
108.000 MHz
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Item
Resolution
Refresh rate
Horizontal
frequency
Pixel frequency
11
1280 x 768
60 Hz
47.4 kHz
68.250 MHz
12
1280 x 768
60 Hz
47.8 kHz
79.500 MHz
13
1280 x 768
75 Hz
60.3 kHz
102.250 MHz
14
1280 x 960
60 Hz
60.0 kHz
108.000 MHz
15
1280 x 1024
60 Hz
64.0 kHz
108.000 MHz
16
1280 x 1024
75 Hz
80.0 kHz
135.000 MHz
17
1360 x 768
60 Hz
47.7 kHz
85.500 MHz
18
1400 x 1050
60 Hz
64.7 kHz
101.000 MHz
19
1440 x 900
60 Hz
55.5 kHz
88.750 MHz
20
1600 x 1200
60 Hz
75.0 kHz
162.000 MHz
21
1920 x 1080
67.5 kHz
67.5 kHz
148.500 MHz
22
640 x 480
67 Hz
35 kHz
30.24 MHz
23
832x624
75 Hz
49.727 kHz
57.285 MHz
24
720x400
70 Hz
31.459 kHz
28.322 MHz
25
1152x870
75 Hz
68.68 kHz
100 MHz
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