W65xSZ_Manual
W15.2.00
Preface
Notice
The company reserves the right to revise this publication or to change its contents without notice. Information
contained herein is for reference only and does not constitute a commitment on the part of the manufacturer or
any subsequent vendor. They assume no responsibility or liability for any errors or inaccuracies that may appear
in this publication nor are they in anyway responsible for any loss or damage resulting from the use (or misuse)
of this publication.
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as an endorsement of that product or its manufacturer.
©March 2015
Trademarks
Intel, Pentium and Intel Core are trademarks/registered trademarks of Intel Corporation.
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R&TTE Directive
This device is in compliance with the essential requirements and other relevant provisions of the R&TTE Directive 1999/5/EC.
This device will be sold in the following EEA countries: Austria, Italy, Belgium, Liechtenstein, Denmark, Luxembourg, Finland, Netherlands, France, Norway, Germany, Portugal, Greece, Spain, Iceland, Sweden, Ireland,
United Kingdom, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Slovakia, Poland, Slovenia.
ErP Off Mode Power Consumption Statement:
The figures below note the power consumption of this computer in compliance with European Commission (EC)
regulations on power consumption in off mode:
• Off Mode
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< 0.5W
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CE Marking
This device has been tested to and conforms to the regulatory requirements of the European Union and has attained CE Marking. The CE Mark is a conformity marking consisting of the letters “CE”. The CE Mark applies
to products regulated by certain European health, safety and environmental protection legislation. The CE Mark
is obligatory for products it applies to: the manufacturer affixes the marking in order to be allowed to sell his
product in the European market.
This product conforms to the essential requirements of the R&TTE directive 1999/5/EC in order to attain CE
Marking. A notified body has determined that this device has properly demonstrated that the requirements of the
directive have been met and has issued a favorable certificate of expert opinion. As such the device will bear the
notified body number 0560 after the CE mark.
The CE Marking is not a quality mark. Foremost, it refers to the safety rather than to the quality of a product.
Secondly, CE Marking is mandatory for the product it applies to, whereas most quality markings are voluntary.
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FCC Statement
(Federal Communications Commission)
You are cautioned that changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance
could void the user's authority to operate the equipment.
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part
15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in
a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications.
However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does
cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment
off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:
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Re orient or relocate the receiving antenna.
Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected.
Consult the service representative or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
Operation is subject to the following two conditions:
1.
This device may not cause interference.
And
2.
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This device must accept any interference, including interference that may cause undesired operation of the
device.
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FCC RF Radiation Exposure Statement:
1.
This Transmitter must not be co-located or operating in conjunction with any other antenna or transmitter.
2.
This equipment complies with FCC RF radiation exposure limits set forth for an uncontrolled environment. This
equipment should be installed and operated with a minimum distance of 20 centimeters between the radiator
and your body.
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Warning
Use only shielded cables to connect I/O devices to this equipment. You are cautioned that changes or modifications not expressly approved by the manufacturer for compliance with the above standards could void your authority to operate the
equipment.
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
Follow basic safety precautions, including those listed below, to reduce the risk of fire, electric shock, and injury
to persons when using any electrical equipment:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Do not use this product near water, for example near a bath tub, wash bowl, kitchen sink or laundry tub, in a wet
basement or near a swimming pool.
Avoid using this equipment with a telephone line (other than a cordless type) during an electrical storm. There
may be a remote risk of electrical shock from lightning.
Do not use the telephone to report a gas leak in the vicinity of the leak.
Use only the power cord and batteries indicated in this manual. Do not dispose of batteries in a fire. They may
explode. Check with local codes for possible special disposal instructions.
This product is intended to be supplied by a Listed Power Unit as follows:
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For Models A & B Design I Series - AC Input of 100 - 240V, 50 - 60Hz, DC Output of 19V, 4.74A (90 Watts) minimum
AC/DC Adapter.
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For Models A & B Design II Series - AC Input of 100 - 240V, 50 - 60Hz, DC Output of 19.5V, 6.15A (120 Watts) minimum
AC/DC Adapter.
This Computer’s Optical Device is a Laser Class 1 Product
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Instructions for Care and Operation
The notebook computer is quite rugged, but it can be damaged. To prevent this, follow these suggestions:
1.
Don’t drop it, or expose it to shock. If the computer falls, the case and the components could be damaged.
Do not expose the computer
to any shock or vibration.
2.
Do not place it on an unstable
surface.
Do not place anything heavy
on the computer.
Keep it dry, and don’t overheat it. Keep the computer and power supply away from any kind of heating element. This is an electrical appliance. If water or any other liquid gets into it, the computer could be badly damaged.
Do not expose it to excessive
heat or direct sunlight.
Do not leave it in a place
where foreign matter or moisture may affect the system.
Don’t use or store the computer in a humid environment.
Do not place the computer on
any surface that will block the
Vents/Fan Intakes.
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Avoid interference. Keep the computer away from high capacity transformers, electric motors, and other
strong magnetic fields. These can hinder proper performance and damage your data.
4.
Follow the proper working procedures for the computer. Shut the computer down properly and don’t forget
to save your work. Remember to periodically save your data as data may be lost if the battery is depleted.
Do not turn off the power
until you properly shut down
all programs.
5.
Do not turn off any peripheral
devices when the computer is
on.
Take care when using peripheral devices.
Use only approved brands of
peripherals.
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Do not disassemble the computer by yourself.
Unplug the power cord before
attaching peripheral devices.
Perform routine maintenance
on your computer.
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Servicing
Do not attempt to service the computer yourself. Doing so may violate your warranty and may expose you and
the computer to electric shock. Refer all servicing to authorized service personnel. Unplug the computer from
the power supply. Then refer servicing to qualified service personnel under any of the following conditions:
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When the power cord or AC/DC adapter is damaged or frayed.
If the computer has been exposed to rain or other liquids.
If the computer does not work normally when you follow the operating instructions.
If the computer has been dropped or damaged (do not touch the poisonous liquid if the LCD panel breaks).
If there is an unusual odor, heat or smoke coming from your computer.
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Bottom Cover Removal Warning
Users should not remove any cover(s) and /or screw(s) for the purposes of device upgrade as this may violate the terms of
your warranty. If you need to replace/remove the hard disk/RAM/optical device etc., for any reason, please contact your distributor/supplier for further information.
Removal Warning
When removing any cover(s) and screw(s) for the purposes of device upgrade, remember to replace the cover(s) and
screw(s) before restoring power to the system.
Also note the following when the cover is removed:
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Hazardous moving parts.
Keep away from moving fan blades.
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Power Safety
The computer has specific power requirements:
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Power Safety Warning
Before you undertake
any upgrade procedures, make sure that
you have turned off the
power, and disconnected all peripherals and
cables (including telephone lines and power
cord).
You must also remove
your battery in order to
prevent
accidentally
turning the machine on.
Before removing the
battery disconnect the
AC/DC adapter from
the computer.
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• Only use a power adapter approved for use with this computer.
• Your AC/DC adapter may be designed for international travel but it still requires a
steady, uninterrupted power supply. If you are unsure of your local power specifications, consult your service representative or local power company.
• The power adapter may have either a 2-prong or a 3-prong grounded plug. The third
prong is an important safety feature; do not defeat its purpose. If you do not have access
to a compatible outlet, have a qualified electrician install one.
• When you want to unplug the power cord, be sure to disconnect it by the plug head, not
by its wire.
• Make sure the socket and any extension cord(s) you use can support the total current
load of all the connected devices.
• Before cleaning the computer, make sure it is disconnected from any external power
supplies (i.e. AC/DC adapter or car adapter).
Do not plug in the power
cord if you are wet.
Do not use the power cord if
it is broken.
Do not place heavy objects
on the power cord.
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Polymer Battery Precautions
Note the following information which is specific to polymer batteries only, and where applicable, this overrides
the general battery precaution information overleaf.
• Polymer batteries may experience a slight expansion or swelling, however this is part of the battery’s safety mechanism and is not a cause for concern.
• Use proper handling procedures when using polymer batteries. Do not use polymer batteries in high ambient temperature environments, and do not store unused batteries for extended periods.
See also the general battery precautionary information overleaf for further information.
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General Battery Precautions
• Only use batteries designed for this computer. The wrong battery type may explode, leak or damage the computer.
• Do not remove any batteries from the computer while it is powered on.
• Do not continue to use a battery that has been dropped, or that appears damaged (e.g. bent or twisted) in any way. Even
if the computer continues to work with a damaged battery in place, it may cause circuit damage, which may possibly
result in fire.
• If you do not use the battery for an extended period, then remove the battery from the computer for storage.
• Recharge the batteries using the notebook’s system. Incorrect recharging may make the battery explode.
• Do not try to repair a battery pack. Refer any battery pack repair or replacement to your service representative or qualified service personnel.
• Keep children away from, and promptly dispose of a damaged battery. Always dispose of batteries carefully. Batteries
may explode or leak if exposed to fire, or improperly handled or discarded.
• Keep the battery away from metal appliances.
• Affix tape to the battery contacts before disposing of the battery.
• Do not touch the battery contacts with your hands or metal objects.
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Battery Disposal & Caution
The product that you have purchased contains a rechargeable battery. The battery is recyclable. At the end of its useful life,
under various state and local laws, it may be illegal to dispose of this battery into the municipal waste stream. Check with
your local solid waste officials for details in your area for recycling options or proper disposal.
Danger of explosion if battery is incorrectly replaced. Replace only with the same or equivalent type recommended by the
manufacturer. Discard used battery according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
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Cleaning
Do not apply cleaner directly to the computer; use a soft clean cloth.
Do not use volatile (petroleum distillates) or abrasive cleaners on any part of the computer.
Cleaning Instructions
(For Computer Models Supplied with Light Blue Cleaning Cloth)
Some computer models in this series come supplied with a light blue cleaning cloth. To clean the computer case
with this cloth follow the instructions below:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
Power off the computer and peripherals.
Disconnect the AC/DC adapter from the computer.
Use a little water to dampen the cloth slightly.
Clean the computer case with the cloth.
Dry the computer with a dry cloth, or allow it time to dry before turning on.
Reconnect the AC/DC adapter and turn the computer on.
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Travel Considerations
As you get ready for your trip, run through this list to make sure the system is ready to go:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Check that the battery pack and any spares are fully charged.
Power off the computer and peripherals.
Close the display panel and make sure it’s latched.
Disconnect the AC/DC adapter and cables. Stow them in the carrying bag.
The AC/DC adapter uses voltages from 100 to 240 volts so you won’t need a second voltage adapter. However,
check with your travel agent to see if you need any socket adapters.
Put the notebook in its carrying bag and secure it with the bag’s straps.
If you’re taking any peripherals (e.g. a printer, mouse or digital camera), pack them and those devices’ adapters
and/or cables.
Anticipate customs - Some jurisdictions may have import restrictions or require proof of ownership for both
hardware and software. Make sure your “papers” are handy.
6.
7.
8.
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Power Off Before Traveling
Make sure that your notebook is completely powered off before putting it into a travel bag (or any such container). Putting a
notebook which is powered on in a travel bag may cause the Vents/Fan Intakes to be blocked. To prevent your computer
from overheating make sure nothing blocks the Vent/Fan Intakes while the computer is in use.
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On the Road
In addition to the general safety and maintenance suggestions in this preface, and Chapter 8: Troubleshooting,
keep these points in mind:
Hand-carry the notebook - For security, don’t let it out of your sight. In some areas, computer theft is very
common. Don’t check it with normal luggage. Baggage handlers may not be sufficiently careful. Avoid knocking the computer against hard objects.
Beware of Electromagnetic fields - Devices such as metal detectors & X-ray machines can damage the computer, hard disk, floppy disks, and other media. They may also destroy any stored data - Pass your computer and
disks around the devices. Ask security officials to hand-inspect them (you may be asked to turn it on). Note:
Some airports also scan luggage with these devices.
Fly safely - Most airlines have regulations about the use of computers and other electronic devices in flight.
These restrictions are for your safety, follow them. If you stow the notebook in an overhead compartment, make
sure it’s secure. Contents may shift and/or fall out when the compartment is opened.
Get power where you can - If an electrical outlet is available, use the AC/DC adapter and keep your battery(ies)
charged.
Keep it dry - If you move quickly from a cold to a warm location, water vapor can condense inside the computer.
Wait a few minutes before turning it on so that any moisture can evaporate.
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Developing Good Work Habits
Developing good work habits is important if you need to work in front of the computer for long periods of time.
Improper work habits can result in discomfort or serious injury from repetitive strain to your hands, wrists or
other joints. The following are some tips to reduce the strain:
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Adjust the height of the chair and/or desk so that the keyboard is at or slightly below the
level of your elbow. Keep your forearms, wrists, and hands in a relaxed position.
Your knees should be slightly higher than your hips. Place your feet flat on the floor or on
a footrest if necessary.
Use a chair with a back and adjust it to support your lower back comfortably.
Sit straight so that your knees, hips and elbows form approximately 90-degree angles
when you are working.
Take periodic breaks if you are using the computer for long periods of time.
Remember to:
•
Alter your posture frequently.
•
Stretch and exercise your body several times a day.
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Take periodic breaks when you work at the computer for long periods of time. Frequent
and short breaks are better than fewer and longer breaks.
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Lighting
Proper lighting and comfortable display viewing angle can reduce eye strain and muscle fatigue in your neck and
shoulders.
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Position the display to avoid glare or reflections from overhead lighting or outside sources of light.
Keep the display screen clean and set the brightness and contrast to levels that allow you to see the screen clearly.
Position the display directly in front of you at a comfortable viewing distance.
Adjust the display-viewing angle to find the best position.
LCD Screen Care
To prevent image persistence on LCD monitors (caused by the continuous display of graphics on the screen for
an extended period of time) take the following precautions:
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Set the Windows Power Plans to turn the screen off after a few minutes of screen idle time.
Use a rotating, moving or blank screen saver (this prevents an image from being displayed too long).
Rotate desktop background images every few days.
Turn the monitor off when the system is not in use.
LCD Electro-Plated Logos
Note that in computers featuring a raised LCD electro-plated logo, the logo is covered by a protective adhesive.
Due to general wear and tear, this adhesive may deteriorate over time and the exposed logo may develop sharp
edges. Be careful when handling the computer in this case, and avoid touching the raised LCD electro-plated
logo. Avoid placing any other items in the carrying bag which may rub against the top of the computer during
transport. If any such wear and tear develops contact your distributor/supplier.
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Contents
Notice .............................................................................................................................................................I
ErP Off Mode Power Consumption Statement: ........................................................................................... II
FCC Statement ............................................................................................................................................IV
FCC RF Radiation Exposure Statement: ..................................................................................................... V
Instructions for Care and Operation ......................................................................................................... VII
Servicing .....................................................................................................................................................IX
Power Safety ................................................................................................................................................ X
Polymer Battery Precautions ......................................................................................................................XI
General Battery Precautions ..................................................................................................................... XII
Cleaning ................................................................................................................................................... XIII
Cleaning Instructions ............................................................................................................................... XIII
Travel Considerations ..............................................................................................................................XIV
Quick Start Guide
Overview ....................................................................................................................................................1-1
Advanced Users .........................................................................................................................................1-2
Beginners and Not-So-Advanced Users ....................................................................................................1-2
Warning Boxes ..........................................................................................................................................1-2
Not Included ..............................................................................................................................................1-3
System Startup ...........................................................................................................................................1-4
System Software ........................................................................................................................................1-5
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Model Differences .....................................................................................................................................1-6
System Map: LCD Panel Open - Model A ................................................................................................1-7
System Map: LCD Panel Open - Model B ................................................................................................1-8
LED Indicators ...........................................................................................................................................1-9
Keyboard - Model A ................................................................................................................................1-10
Keyboard - Model B ................................................................................................................................1-11
Keyboard Application Settings ................................................................................................................1-12
Keyboard Shortcuts .................................................................................................................................1-13
Function/Hot Key Indicators ...................................................................................................................1-14
Control Center .........................................................................................................................................1-15
Flexikey® Application ............................................................................................................................1-16
Flexikey® Application Features: .............................................................................................................1-17
System Map: Front & Left Views - Model A ..........................................................................................1-18
System Map: Front & Left Views - Model B ..........................................................................................1-19
System Map: Right & Rear Views - Model A .........................................................................................1-20
System Map: Right & Rear Views - Model B .........................................................................................1-21
System Map: Bottom View - Model A ....................................................................................................1-23
System Map: Bottom View - Model B ....................................................................................................1-24
Windows 8.1 Control Panel .....................................................................................................................1-25
Windows 8.1 Start Screen & Desktop .....................................................................................................1-28
Apps & Tiles ............................................................................................................................................1-29
Desktop Application ................................................................................................................................1-30
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The Charms Bar .......................................................................................................................................1-31
Windows 8.1 Taskbar ..............................................................................................................................1-33
Video Features .........................................................................................................................................1-34
Microsoft Hybrid Graphics ......................................................................................................................1-34
Power Options .........................................................................................................................................1-38
Running Apps ..........................................................................................................................................1-39
Features & Components
Overview ....................................................................................................................................................2-1
Hard Disk Drive/Solid State Drive ............................................................................................................2-2
Optical (CD/DVD) Device ........................................................................................................................2-3
Loading Discs ............................................................................................................................................2-3
Handling CDs or DVDs .............................................................................................................................2-4
DVD Regional Codes ................................................................................................................................2-5
Multi-In-1 Card Reader .............................................................................................................................2-6
Touchpad/Clickpad and Buttons/Mouse ....................................................................................................2-7
Touchpad/Clickpad and Buttons/Mouse ....................................................................................................2-9
Gestures and Device Settings ..................................................................................................................2-11
Audio Features .........................................................................................................................................2-16
Power Management
Overview ....................................................................................................................................................3-1
The Power Sources ....................................................................................................................................3-2
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AC/DC Adapter .........................................................................................................................................3-2
Battery ........................................................................................................................................................3-2
Turning On the Computer ..........................................................................................................................3-3
Shutting the Computer Down ....................................................................................................................3-4
Power Plans ...............................................................................................................................................3-5
Power-Saving States ..................................................................................................................................3-7
Sleep ..........................................................................................................................................................3-7
Hibernate ....................................................................................................................................................3-8
Shut down ..................................................................................................................................................3-8
Configuring the Power Buttons .................................................................................................................3-9
Resuming Operation ................................................................................................................................3-11
Power Conservation Modes .....................................................................................................................3-12
Battery Information .................................................................................................................................3-14
Battery Power ..........................................................................................................................................3-14
Conserving Battery Power .......................................................................................................................3-15
Battery Life ..............................................................................................................................................3-16
New Battery .............................................................................................................................................3-16
Recharging the Battery with the AC/DC Adapter ...................................................................................3-16
Proper handling of the Battery Pack ........................................................................................................3-17
Battery FAQ .............................................................................................................................................3-18
Removing the Battery ..............................................................................................................................3-22
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Drivers & Utilities
What to Install ............................................................................................................................................4-1
Module Driver Installation ........................................................................................................................4-1
Driver Installation ......................................................................................................................................4-2
Updating/Reinstalling Individual Drivers ..................................................................................................4-4
User Account Control ................................................................................................................................4-5
Windows Security Message .......................................................................................................................4-5
New Hardware Found ................................................................................................................................4-5
Driver Installation Procedure .....................................................................................................................4-6
Chipset .......................................................................................................................................................4-6
Video (VGA) .............................................................................................................................................4-6
NVIDIA Video (VGA) ..............................................................................................................................4-6
LAN ...........................................................................................................................................................4-6
Card Reader ...............................................................................................................................................4-6
Touchpad ...................................................................................................................................................4-7
Airplane .....................................................................................................................................................4-7
Hot Key ......................................................................................................................................................4-7
MEI Driver .................................................................................................................................................4-7
Audio .........................................................................................................................................................4-7
Optional Drivers ........................................................................................................................................4-8
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BIOS Utilities
Overview ....................................................................................................................................................5-1
The Setup Utility ........................................................................................................................................5-2
Failing the POST .......................................................................................................................................5-3
Fatal Errors ................................................................................................................................................5-3
Non-Fatal Errors ........................................................................................................................................5-3
Setup Screens .............................................................................................................................................5-4
Main Menu .................................................................................................................................................5-5
System Time & Date (Main Menu) ...........................................................................................................5-5
SATA Port # (Main Menu) ........................................................................................................................5-6
CPU/ ME FW Version / System/ Extended Memory: (Main Menu) ........................................................5-6
MB Series / BIOS Revision / KBC/EC firmware Revision / MAC Address: (Main Menu) .....................5-6
Advanced Menu .........................................................................................................................................5-7
Advanced Chipset Control (Advanced Menu) ..........................................................................................5-7
Combo Slot
(Advanced Menu > Advanced Chipset Control) .......................................................................................5-8
Intel(R) Rapid Start Technology (Advanced Menu) .................................................................................5-9
SATA Mode (Advanced Menu) ................................................................................................................5-9
Boot Logo (Advanced Menu) ....................................................................................................................5-9
Power On Boot Beep (Advanced Menu) .................................................................................................5-10
Battery Low Alarm Beep (Advanced Menu) ...........................................................................................5-10
Security Menu ..........................................................................................................................................5-11
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Set Supervisor Password (Security Menu) ..............................................................................................5-11
Set User Password (Security Menu) ........................................................................................................5-12
Password on boot: (Security Menu) ........................................................................................................5-12
Secure Boot Control (Security Menu) .....................................................................................................5-13
TPM Configuration (Security Menu) ......................................................................................................5-14
Boot Menu ...............................................................................................................................................5-15
Boot Option Priorities (Boot Menu) ........................................................................................................5-16
UEFI Boot (Boot Menu) ..........................................................................................................................5-16
Exit Menu ................................................................................................................................................5-17
Modules & Options
Overview ....................................................................................................................................................6-1
PC Camera Module ....................................................................................................................................6-2
PC Camera Audio Setup ............................................................................................................................6-3
Camera App ...............................................................................................................................................6-4
Camera Options .........................................................................................................................................6-5
Taking Pictures/Capturing Video ..............................................................................................................6-6
Camera Roll ...............................................................................................................................................6-7
Wireless LAN Module .............................................................................................................................6-11
3rd Party 802.11b/g/n Driver Installation ................................................................................................6-12
Intel® WLAN Driver Installation ............................................................................................................6-12
WLAN Configuration in Windows .........................................................................................................6-13
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Bluetooth & WLAN Combo Module ......................................................................................................6-16
3rd Party Bluetooth (V4.0) Combo Driver Installation ...........................................................................6-17
Intel Bluetooth Combo Driver Installation ..............................................................................................6-17
Bluetooth Configuration in Windows ......................................................................................................6-18
Intel® Rapid Storage Technology ...........................................................................................................6-21
IRST Driver Installation ..........................................................................................................................6-21
Intel® Rapid Start Technology Driver ....................................................................................................6-22
Intel® Rapid Start Technology Configuration ........................................................................................6-23
Intel® Rapid Start Technology Driver Installation .................................................................................6-29
Sound Blaster Cinema 2 ..........................................................................................................................6-30
Sound Blaster Cinema 2 Installation .......................................................................................................6-30
Sound Blaster Cinema 2 Application ......................................................................................................6-31
Sound Blaster Cinema 2 SBX Pro Studio ................................................................................................6-35
Trusted Platform Module .........................................................................................................................6-40
Enabling & Managing TPM ....................................................................................................................6-41
TPM Management in Windows ...............................................................................................................6-42
TPM Actions ............................................................................................................................................6-44
Wireless Display ......................................................................................................................................6-46
Wireless Display Configuration ..............................................................................................................6-47
3G/4G Module .........................................................................................................................................6-50
3G/4G Configuration in Windows ...........................................................................................................6-53
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Troubleshooting
Overview ....................................................................................................................................................7-1
Basic Hints and Tips ..................................................................................................................................7-2
Backup and General Maintenance .............................................................................................................7-3
Viruses .......................................................................................................................................................7-4
Upgrading and Adding New Hardware/Software ......................................................................................7-5
Problems and Possible Solutions ...............................................................................................................7-7
3G/4G Module PIN Code & Power-Saving ............................................................................................7-15
Resolving the “Insert a SIM” issue with the 3G/4G Module (Windows 8.1) .........................................7-17
Interface (Ports & Jacks)
Overview ...................................................................................................................................................A-1
Notebook Ports and Jacks .........................................................................................................................A-2
Control Center & Flexikey®
Overview ...................................................................................................................................................B-1
Flexikey® Application .............................................................................................................................B-8
Profiles ......................................................................................................................................................................B-8
Flexikey® Application Features ....................................................................................................................................... B-9
Keyboard and Mouse Settings .......................................................................................................................................... B-9
Enabling or Disabling Flexikey® ................................................................................................................................... B-10
Keyboard Settings ........................................................................................................................................................... B-11
Mouse Settings ................................................................................................................................................................ B-12
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Keyboard Settings - Express Key ...........................................................................................................B-13
Keyboard Settings - Launch App ...........................................................................................................B-17
Keyboard Settings - Express Text ..........................................................................................................B-19
Keyboard Settings - Disable ...................................................................................................................B-21
Mouse Settings - Express Key ................................................................................................................B-22
Mouse Settings - Launch App ................................................................................................................B-24
Mouse Settings - Express Text ...............................................................................................................B-26
Mouse Settings - Disable ........................................................................................................................B-28
Statistics ..................................................................................................................................................B-29
Video Driver Controls
Video Drivers ............................................................................................................................................C-1
Video (VGA) ............................................................................................................................................C-1
NVIDIA Video (VGA) .............................................................................................................................C-1
Dynamic Video Memory Technology ......................................................................................................C-2
Model Design Differences ........................................................................................................................C-2
Microsoft Hybrid Graphics .......................................................................................................................C-3
Intel® HD Graphics Control Panel ...........................................................................................................C-5
Display Devices & Options ....................................................................................................................C-18
Attaching Other Displays .......................................................................................................................C-19
Attaching Other Displays - Devices (Charms Bar) ................................................................................C-22
Configuring an External Display In Windows .......................................................................................C-23
XXVIII
Preface
NVIDIA Control Panel ...........................................................................................................................C-25
Customization Options ...........................................................................................................................C-27
Set PhysX® Configuration .....................................................................................................................C-31
NVIDIA GeForce Experience ................................................................................................................C-32
NVIDIA GeForce Experience - BatteryBoost ........................................................................................C-34
NVIDIA GeForce Experience - ShadowPlay .........................................................................................C-35
HDMI Audio Configuration ...................................................................................................................C-36
Specifications
Processors .................................................................................................................................................D-2
Core Logic ................................................................................................................................................D-2
Display ......................................................................................................................................................D-2
Memory .....................................................................................................................................................D-2
Video Adapter (Designs I & II Only) .......................................................................................................D-2
Video Adapter (Design III Only) ..............................................................................................................D-3
Storage ......................................................................................................................................................D-3
Audio ........................................................................................................................................................D-3
Keyboard & Pointing Device ....................................................................................................................D-3
Interface ....................................................................................................................................................D-3
Card Reader ..............................................................................................................................................D-4
Slots ..........................................................................................................................................................D-4
Communication .........................................................................................................................................D-4
XXIX
Preface
Battery .......................................................................................................................................................D-4
Power ........................................................................................................................................................D-4
Power Management ..................................................................................................................................D-5
Indicators ..................................................................................................................................................D-5
BIOS .........................................................................................................................................................D-5
Security .....................................................................................................................................................D-5
Features .....................................................................................................................................................D-5
Operating System ......................................................................................................................................D-5
Environmental Spec ..................................................................................................................................D-5
Dimensions & Weight ..............................................................................................................................D-5
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Quick Start Guide
Chapter 1: Quick Start Guide
Overview
This Quick Start Guide is a brief introduction to the basic features of your computer, to navigating around the
computer and to getting your system started. The remainder of the manual covers the following:
• Chapter 2
• Chapter 3
• Chapter 4
• Chapter 5
• Chapter 6
• Chapter 7
• Chapter 8
• Appendix A
• Appendix B
• Appendix C
• Appendix D
A guide to using some of the main features of the computer e.g. the storage devices (hard disk,
optical device, card reader), Touchpad/Mouse and Audio.
The computer’s power saving options.
The installation of the drivers and utilities essential to the operation or improvement of some of the
computer’s subsystems.
An outline of the computer’s built-in software or BIOS (Basic Input Output System).
Instructions for upgrading your computer.
A quick guide to the computer’s PC Camera, Wireless LAN, Bluetooth & WLAN Combo, Intel
Technology, Sound Blaster Cinema and 3G/4G modules (some of which may be optional
depending on your purchase configuration).
A troubleshooting guide.
Definitions of the interface, ports/jacks which allow your computer to communicate with external
devices.
Information on Control Center.
Information on the video driver controls.
The computer’s specification.
Overview 1 - 1
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1
Quick Start Guide
Advanced Users
If you are an advanced user you may skip over most of this Quick Start Guide. However you may find it useful
to refer to “What to Install” on page 4 - 1 and “BIOS Utilities” on page 5 - 1 in the reminder of the User’s
Manual. You may also find the notes marked with a  of interest to you.
Beginners and Not-So-Advanced Users

Notes
Check the light colored
boxes with the mark
above to find detailed information about the computer’s features.
If you are new to computers (or do not have an advanced knowledge of them) then
the information contained in the Quick Start Guide should be enough to get you up
and running. Eventually you should try to look through all the documentation (more
detailed descriptions of the functions, setup and system controls are covered in the
remainder of the User’s Manual), but do not worry if you do not understand everything the first time. Keep this manual nearby and refer to it to learn as you go. You
may find it useful to refer to the notes marked with a  as indicated in the margin.
For a more detailed description of any of the interface ports and jacks see “Interface
(Ports & Jacks)” on page A - 1.
Warning Boxes
No matter what your level please pay careful attention to the warning and safety information indicated by the
 symbol. Also please note the safety and handling instructions as indicated in the Preface.
1 - 2 Overview
Quick Start Guide
Not Included
Operating Systems (e.g. Windows 8.1) and applications (e.g. word processing, spreadsheet and database programs) have their own manuals, so please consult the appropriate manuals.

Drivers
If you are installing new system software, or are re-configuring your computer for a different system, you will need to install
the drivers listed in “Drivers & Utilities” on page 4 - 1. Drivers are programs which act as an interface between the computer and a hardware component e.g. a wireless network module. It is very important that you install the drivers in the order
listed. You will be unable to use most advanced controls until the necessary drivers and utilities are properly installed. If
your system hasn’t been properly configured (your service representative may have already done that for you); refer to
Chapter 4 for installation instructions.
Ports and Jacks
See “Notebook Ports and Jacks” on page A - 2 for a description of the interface (ports & jacks) which allow your computer to communicate with external devices, connect to the internet etc.
Overview 1 - 3
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System Startup
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Remove all packing materials.
Place the computer on a stable surface.
Securely attach any peripherals you want to use with the notebook (e.g. keyboard and mouse) to their ports.
Attach the AC/DC adapter to the DC-In jack on the left of the computer, then plug the AC power cord into an
outlet, and connect the AC power cord to the AC/DC adapter.
Use one hand to raise the lid/LCD to a comfortable viewing angle (do not exceed 130 degrees); use the other
hand to support the base of the computer (Note: Never lift the computer by the lid/LCD).

130°
Shutdown
Note that you should always
shut your computer down by
choosing the Shut Down
command in Windows (see
page 1 - 38). This will help
prevent hard disk or system
problems.
Figure 1 - 1 - Opening the Lid/LCD & Computer with AC/DC Adapter Plugged-In
1 - 4 System Startup
Quick Start Guide
System Software
Your computer may already come with system software pre-installed. Where this is not the case, or where you
are re-configuring your computer for a different system, you will find the Windows 8.1 operating system is supported.

Windows OS
Note that the information included on the following pages is for Windows 8.1 only.
In order to run Windows 8.1 (64 bit) your computer requires a minimum 2GB of system memory (RAM).
System Startup 1 - 5
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1
Quick Start Guide
Model Differences
This notebook series includes two different model types (and two design styles for each model) that mainly differ as
indicated in the table below. Note that your model may appear slightly different from those pictured in this manual
(also see Appendix D for details of supported processors etc.).
Model A
Model B
Feature
Design I
Display
Video
Controller
Design III
15.6” / 39.62cm HD (1366 * 768) / FHD (1920 * 1080), 16:9
(3.8mm thick) Backlit Panel
Intel® Integrated
GPU (Intel® HD
Graphics 4600)
and NVIDIA®
GeForce 940M
Video
3G/4G
Module
Power
Supply
Design I
Intel® Integrated
GPU (Intel® HD
Graphics 4600)
and NVIDIA®
GeForce GTX
950M Video
Intel® HD
Graphics 4600
Design I
Intel® Integrated
GPU (Intel® HD
Graphics 4600)
and NVIDIA®
GeForce 940M
Video
Intel® Integrated
GPU (Intel® HD
Graphics 4600)
and NVIDIA®
GeForce GTX
950M Video
Intel® HD
Graphics 4600
Not Supported
Full Range AC/DC
Adapter
AC input 100 240V, 50 - 60Hz,
DC Output 19.5V,
6.15A (120 Watts)
Full Range AC/DC
Adapter
AC input 100 240V, 50 - 60Hz,
DC Output 19V,
4.74A (90 Watts)
Full Range AC/DC
Adapter
AC input 100 240V, 50 - 60Hz,
DC Output 19V,
4.74A (90 Watts)
Table 1 - 1 - Model Differences
1 - 6 System Startup
Design III
17.3" (43.94cm) HD+ (1600 * 900) / FHD (1920 * 1080), 16:9
Backlit Panel
Supported
Full Range AC/DC
Adapter
AC input 100 240V, 50 - 60Hz,
DC Output 19V,
4.74A (90 Watts)
Design I
Full Range AC/DC
Adapter
AC input 100 240V, 50 - 60Hz,
DC Output 19.5V,
6.15A (120 Watts)
Full Range AC/DC
Adapter
AC input 100 240V, 50 - 60Hz,
DC Output 19V,
4.74A (90 Watts)
Quick Start Guide
System Map: LCD Panel Open - Model A
2
1
3

Wireless Device
Operation Aboard
Aircraft
4
5
6
7
8
Figure 1 - 2
LCD Panel Open Model A
The use of any portable
electronic transmission devices aboard aircraft is
usually prohibited. Make
sure the 3G/4G/WLAN/
Bluetooth module(s) are
OFF if you are using the
computer aboard aircraft.
Use Fn + F11 Airplane
Mode key combination to
toggle Airplane Mode On/
Off, and check the LED indicator for the power status
(see Table 1 - 5, on
page 1 - 14/ Table 1 - 2,
on page 1 - 9).
Note that the Touchpad and Buttons valid operational area is that indicated within the red dotted lines
indicated on the right. See “Touchpad/Clickpad Sensitivity” on page 2 - 7.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
Built-in PC Camera
PC Camera LED
Built-In Microphone
LCD
Power Button
LED Indicators
(Caps, Num &
Scroll Lock)
Keyboard
Touchpad &
Buttons
8
Touchpad Buttons
(valid operation area)
System Map: LCD Panel Open - Model A 1 - 7
1
1
Quick Start Guide
Figure 1 - 3
LCD Panel Open Model B
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
System Map: LCD Panel Open - Model B
1
2
Built-in PC Camera
PC Camera LED
Built-In Microphone
LCD
Power Button
LED Status
Indicators (Caps,
Num & Scroll Lock)
Keyboard
Click Pad & Buttons

3
Wireless Device
Operation Aboard
Aircraft
4
Note that the click pad has a
defined valid operational area
of sensitivity indicated within
the sensor area of the illustration below. See “Touchpad/
Clickpad Sensitivity” on
page 2 - 7.
6
7
8
1 - 8 System Map: LCD Panel Open - Model B
5
The use of any portable
electronic transmission devices aboard aircraft is usually prohibited. Make sure
the WLAN/Bluetooth module(s) are OFF if you are using the computer aboard
aircraft.
Use Fn + F11 Airplane
Mode key combination to
toggle Airplane Mode On/
Off, and check the LED indicator for the power status
(see Table 1 - 5, on page 1
- 14/ Table 1 - 2, on page 1
- 9).
Quick Start Guide
LED Indicators
Icon
The LED indicators on the computer display helpful
information about the current status of the computer.
Icon
Color
Description
Orange
DC Power is Plugged In
Green
The Computer is On
Blinking Green
The Computer is in Sleep
Mode
Orange
The Battery is Charging
Green
The Battery is Fully Charged
Blinking Orange
The Battery Has Reached
Critically Low Power Status
Green
Hard Disk Activity
Green
Airplane Mode is ON (the
WLAN/Bluetooth & 3G/4G
Modules are OFF)
Color
Description
Green
Number Lock Activated
Green
Scroll Lock Activated (to activate
press Fn & Scr Lk)
Green
Caps Lock Activated
Table 1 - 3 - LED Status Indicators
Table 1 - 2 - LED Power Indicators
LED Indicators 1 - 9
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1
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
Other Keyboards
If your keyboard is damaged or you just want to
make a change, you can
use any standard USB
keyboard. The system will
detect and enable it automatically. However special
functions/hot-keys
unique to the system’s
regular keyboard may not
work.
Keyboard - Model A
The keyboard has an embedded numerical keypad for easy numeric data input, and
function keys to change operational features instantly.
Function Keys
Numerical
Keypad
Fn Key
Windows Logo Key
NumLk & ScrLk
Hold down the Fn Key
and either NumLk or
ScrLk to enable number
or scroll lock, and check
the LED indicator for status.
NumLk &
ScrLk Keys
Play/Pause Key
Menu/Application Key
Note that Design III computers use the Fn + F4 Function key combo for the Sleep function.
Figure 1 - 4 - Keyboard - Model A

Special Characters
Some software applications allow the number-keys to be used with Alt to produce special characters.
These special characters can only be produced by using the numeric keypad. Regular number keys (in
the upper row of the keyboard) will not work. Make sure that NumLk is on.
1 - 10 Keyboard - Model A
Quick Start Guide
Keyboard - Model B
The keyboard has an embedded numerical keypad for easy numeric data input, and
function keys to change operational features instantly.
Function Keys
Play/Pause Key
NumLk &
ScrLk Keys
Numerical
Keypad
Fn Key
Windows Logo Key
Menu/Application Key

Other Keyboards
If your keyboard is damaged or you just want to
make a change, you can
use any standard USB
keyboard. The system will
detect and enable it automatically. However special
functions/hot-keys
unique to the system’s
regular keyboard may not
work.
NumLk & ScrLk
Note that Design III computers use the Fn + F4 Function key combo for the Sleep function.
Hold down the Fn Key
and either NumLk or
ScrLk to enable number
or scroll lock, and check
the LED indicator for status.
Figure 1 - 5 - Keyboard - Model B

Special Characters
Some software applications allow the number-keys to be used with Alt to produce special characters.
These special characters can only be produced by using the numeric keypad. Regular number keys (in
the upper row of the keyboard) will not work. Make sure that NumLk is on.
Keyboard - Model B 1 - 11
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1
Quick Start Guide
Keyboard Application Settings
You will need to install the keyboard hot key application driver (see “Hot Key” on page 4 - 7) and you can then
select the type of keyboard as appropriate for your model’s configuration (you can only select keyboards supported by your system). After the driver has been installed, and the system restarts, the control panel below will
pop-up to allow you to select the illuminated white keyboard for your system. Click Save to retain the setting
chosen.
If you wish to change the setting at any time then right-click on the Control Center icon
board Settings to return to the keyboard select control panel.
and select Key-
Right-click and select Keyboard Settings.
Figure 1 - 6 - Keyboard Settings
1 - 12 Keyboard Application Settings
Quick Start Guide
Keyboard Shortcuts
The following Windows Logo Key (Winkey) keyboard shortcuts are useful for navigation/operation in Windows 8.1.
Windows Logo
Key +
Description
Tap Winkey
Toggle between the Start screen and the foremost running app or the
Windows Desktop
C
Display Charms menu
D
Switch to the Windows Desktop and toggle show Desktop
E
Switch to the Windows desktop and launch Windows Explorer with
Computer displayed
F
Display file Search
I
Open the Settings charm
K
Open the Connect charm
L
Lock the computer and display the Lock screen
P
Display the Second Screen menu (see Figure 1 - 23 on page 1 - 34)
R
Switch to the Windows Desktop and display the Run dialog box
Z
Access the Customize Bar (see Figure 1 - 18 on page 1 - 29)

Windows Logo
Keyboard Shortcut
Use the Windows logo
key
+ D key combination to switch between the Start screen
and Windows Desktop.
Menu/Application
Keyboard Shortcut
When the Desktop app
is running you can use
the Menu/Application
key
on the keyboard to display the
context menu as per a
mouse right-click. In
the Start screen this
function is useful to
quickly display the All
Apps icon.
Table 1 - 4 - Keyboard Shortcuts
Keyboard Application Settings 1 - 13
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1
Quick Start Guide
Function/Hot Key Indicators
Keys
Fn +
Fn +
Play/Pause (in Audio/Video Programs)
TouchPad Toggle
Fn +
Turn LCD Backlight Off
(Press a key to or use TouchPad to turn on)
Fn +
Mute Toggle
Fn +
(Or Sleep Toggle for
Design III Computers Only)
Fn +
Backlight Keyboard
Toggle Off/High/Low
(Illuminated
Keyboards Designs I
& II Only)
Volume Decrease/Increase
Fn +
Fn +
Function
Keys
Function
Fn +
PC Camera Power Toggle
Fn +
Airplane Mode Toggle
Fn +
Sleep Toggle (Designs I & II Only)
Fn + NumLk
Number Lock Toggle
Fn + ScrLk
Scroll Lock Toggle
Caps Lock
Caps Lock Toggle
Display Switch Menu
Fn +
Brightness Decrease/Increase
Fn +
Fan Control Toggle between
Automatic Fan Control / Full Power
Control Center Toggle (see over)
Table 1 - 5 - Function Keys & Visual Indicators
1 - 14 Function/Hot Key Indicators
Quick Start Guide
Control Center
When in the Windows Desktop application (not in the Start screen) press the Fn + Esc key combination, or
double-click the icon
in the notification area of the taskbar to toggle the Control Center on/off. The Control Center gives quick access to frequently used controls and enables you to quickly turn the camera/touch pad
on/off (see Appendix B for full details).

Control Center Access
To run the Control
Center press the Fn +
Esc key combination,
or double-click the icon
in the notification
area of the taskbar.
Close the Control Center by clicking the
close icon in the top
right of the panel
(move the cursor onto the top right corner of
the panel to highlight it).
Figure 1 - 7 - Control Center
Control Center 1 - 15
1
1
Quick Start Guide
Flexikey® Application
The Flexikey® application is a quick hotkey configuration application, which allows you to assign a single key
to launch multiple key combinations, or to launch programs and applications, to create text macros and to
disable certain keys. The application can also be used to configure the mouse buttons to create hotkeys for
gaming etc. All the configuration settings are retained under (up to12) profiles to which the settings are applied.
Click Flexikey® in the Gaming section of the Control Center, or the click the icon
in the notification
area of the taskbar, to launch the application (see Appendix B for full details).
Flexikey® Enabled
Flexikey® Disabled
Figure 1 - 8 - Flexikey® Hotkey Application
1 - 16 Flexikey® Application
Quick Start Guide
Flexikey® Application Features:
For full details see “Flexikey® Application” on page B - 8.
• EXPRESS KEY - This feature allows you to configure a single key (or mouse click) to send multiple key
combinations, or to create more useful shortcut keys This is useful in gaming or when using applications
which have a complex set of keyboard shortcuts.
• LAUNCH APP - This simply assigns single keys (or mouse clicks) to launch any program’s or application’s
executable file.
• EXPRESS TEXT - With this you can assign single keys (or mouse clicks) to send commonly used strings
of text.
• DISABLE - Use this function to disable any keyboard keys or mouse buttons.
• STATISTICS - Use this to quickly record keys in use in any application, and to disable unused keys.
Flexikey® Application 1 - 17
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1
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Figure 1 - 9
Front & Left Views
Model A
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
LED Power
Indicators
Multi-in-1 Card
Reader
DC-In Jack
Vent/Fan Intake/
Outlet
External Monitor
Port
RJ-45 LAN Jack
Combined
eSATA/USB 3.0
Port
HDMI-Out Port
USB 3.0 Port
System Map: Front & Left Views - Model A
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9

Multi-In-1 Card Reader
The card reader allows you to use the most popular digital storage card formats:
MMC (MultiMedia Card) / RS MMC
SD (Secure Digital) / Mini SD / SDHC / SDXC
MS (Memory Stick) / MS Pro / MS Duo
USB 3.0 Port OR USB 2.0 Port
This model includes 3 * USB 3.0 ports (including one combo e-SATA/USB 3.0 port) and 1* USB 2.0
port. USB 3.0 ports are denoted by their blue color; USB 2.0 ports are colored black.
HDMI Port
Note that the HDMI Port supports video and audio signals to attached external displays. Note that
Sound Blaster audio will be disabled when you are connecting to an external display through an HDMI
connection.
1 - 18 System Map: Front & Left Views - Model A
Quick Start Guide
System Map: Front & Left Views - Model B
1
2
Figure 1 - 10
Front & Left Views
Model B
1.
2.
3
4
5
7
6
8
9

3.
4.
5.
Multi-In-1 Card Reader
The card reader allows you to use the most popular digital storage card formats:
MMC (MultiMedia Card) / RS MMC
SD (Secure Digital) / Mini SD / SDHC / SDXC
MS (Memory Stick) / MS Pro / MS Duo
USB 3.0 Port OR USB 2.0 Port
6.
7.
8.
9.
LED Power
Indicators
Multi-in-1 Card
Reader
DC-In Jack
Vent/Fan Intake/
Outlet
External Monitor
Port
RJ-45 LAN Jack
Combined
eSATA/USB 3.0
Port
HDMI-Out Port
USB 3.0 Port
This model includes 3 * USB 3.0 ports (including one combo e-SATA/USB 3.0 port) and 1* USB 2.0
port. USB 3.0 ports are denoted by their blue color; USB 2.0 ports are colored black.
HDMI Port
Note that the HDMI Port supports video and audio signals to attached external displays. Note that
Sound Blaster audio will be disabled when you are connecting to an external display through an HDMI
connection.
System Map: Front & Left Views - Model B 1 - 19
1
1
Quick Start Guide
Figure 1 - 11
Right & Rear Views
Model A
1. Microphone-In
Jack
2. Headphone-Out
Jack
3. USB 2.0 Port
4. USB 3.0 Port
5. Optical Device
Drive Bay (for CD/
DVD Device)
6. Security Lock Slot
7. Battery
System Map: Right & Rear Views - Model A
1 2
3
5
4
6
7

Battery Information
Always completely discharge, then fully charge, a new battery before using it. Completely
discharge and charge the battery at least once every 30 days or after about 20 partial discharges.
USB 3.0 Port
OR USB 2.0 Port
W255EU
This model includes 3 * USB 3.0 ports (including one combo e-SATA/USB 3.0 port) and 1*
USB 2.0 port. USB 3.0 ports are denoted by their blue color; USB 2.0 ports are colored
black.
1 - 20 System Map: Right & Rear Views - Model A
Quick Start Guide
System Map: Right & Rear Views - Model B
1 2
3
5
4
Figure 1 - 12
Right & Rear Views
Model B
6
7

Battery Information
Always completely discharge, then fully charge, a new battery before using it. Completely
discharge and charge the battery at least once every 30 days or after about 20 partial discharges.
1. Microphone-In
Jack
2. Headphone-Out
Jack
3. USB 2.0 Port
4. USB 3.0 Port
5. Optical Device
Drive Bay (for
DVD Device)
6. Security Lock Slot
7. Battery
USB 3.0 Port
OR USB 2.0 Port
W255EU
This model includes 3 * USB 3.0 ports (including one combo e-SATA/USB 3.0 port) and 1*
USB 2.0 port. USB 3.0 ports are denoted by their blue color; USB 2.0 ports are colored
black.
System Map: Right & Rear Views - Model B 1 - 21
1
1
Quick Start Guide


Disk Eject Warning
Changing DVD Regional Codes
Don’t try to eject a CD/DVD while the system is accessing it. This may cause the system to “crash”. Stop
the disk first then eject it, or press the stop button
twice.
Go to the Control Panel and double-click Device
Manager (Hardware and Sound), then click the +
next to DVD/CD-ROM drives. Double-click on the
DVD-ROM device to bring up the Properties dialog
box, and select the DVD Region (tab) to bring up the
control panel to allow you to adjust the regional code
(see “DVD Regional Codes” on page 2 - 5).
CD/DVD Emergency Eject
If you need to manually eject a CD/DVD (e.g. due to
an unexpected power interruption) you may push the
end of a straightened paper clip into the emergency
eject hole. Do not use a sharpened pencil or any object that may break and become lodged in the hole.
Don’t try to remove a floppy disk/CD/DVD while the
system is accessing it. This may cause the system to
“crash”.
1 - 22 System Map: Right & Rear Views - Model B
DVD region detection is device dependent, not OSdependent. You can select your module’s region
code 5 times. The fifth selection is permanent. This
cannot be altered even if you change your operating
system or you use the module in another computer.
Quick Start Guide
System Map: Bottom View - Model A
Figure 1 - 13
Bottom View
Model A
1
1.
2.
3
3.
4.
2
5.
Battery
Component Bay
Cover
Vent/Fan Intake/
Outlet
Multi-in-1 Card
Reader
Speakers
3
5
5
4


Overheating
CPU
To prevent your computer from overheating make sure nothing blocks the Vent/Fan Intake
while the computer is in use.
The CPU is not a user
serviceable part.
System Map: Bottom View - Model A 1 - 23
1
1
Quick Start Guide
Figure 1 - 14
Bottom View
Model B
1.
2.
3.
4.
System Map: Bottom View - Model B
1
Battery
Component Bay
Cover
Vent/Fan Intake/
Outlet
Speakers
3
3
2
3
3
4
4


CPU
Overheating
The CPU is not a user
serviceable part.
To prevent your computer from overheating make sure nothing blocks the Vent/Fan Intake
while the computer is in use.
1 - 24 System Map: Bottom View - Model B
Quick Start Guide
Windows 8.1 Control Panel
Throughout this manual you will see an instruction to open the Control Panel.
Right-click the lower left hot corner to bring up the context menu (or use the Windows Logo Key
+ X key combination) and select Control Panel in both the
Desktop app or Start screen.
Start Screen

Windows Versions
Note that the information included on the following pages is for the
latest updated version
of Windows 8.1 only.
Make sure you enable
Windows Update in order to get all the latest
security updates etc
(see “Windows Update” on page 4 - 8).
Desktop app
Move the mouse to the bottom left
of the screen and right-click to
access the menu.
Figure 1 - 15 - Windows Context Menu
Windows 8.1 Control Panel 1 - 25
1
1
Quick Start Guide
The Control Panel can be accessed in a number of ways in Windows 8.1.
• Click Search in the Windows Charms Bar (see previous page) and the search pane will pop out. Type
Control Panel and select it from the results to the left.
• Click on This PC (in Apps, or you can to pin This PC to the Start screen), click on Computer in the
top menu and select Open Control Panel from the ribbon.
• When in the Desktop app (this does not apply to the Start screen) click on Settings in the Windows
Charms Bar and select Control Panel from the menu.
• Click the arrow at the bottom of the Start screen and click Control Panel in Apps (Windows System).
• Right-click the Start button to bring up the menu and select Control Panel (see Figure 1 - 16 on page 1
- 27).

Keyboard Shortcut to Control Panel
You can also use keyboard shortcuts to access the Control Panel. Press the Windows logo key
and X to bring up
the context menu, and then press P to bring up the Control Panel. Alternatively press the Windows logo key
and R
to bring up the Run dialog box, and then type “Control Panel” and press Enter to access the Control Panel.
1 - 26 Windows 8.1 Control Panel
Quick Start Guide
Right-click the Start button in the Desktop app (or use the Windows Logo Key
+ X key combination) to bring up an advanced context menu of useful features
such as Control Panel, Programs and Features, Power Options, Task Manager,
Search, File Explorer, Command Prompt, Device Manager and Network Connections etc.

Display Most
Recently Used
Apps
If you are in the Start
screen, Desktop or an
app you can move your
mouse to the upper left
corner of the screen to
get back to the most recently used app.
To view all the most recently used Apps hover
over the top left of the
screen and then move
the mouse down along
the left side of the
screen to display the
list.
Move the mouse to the bottom left of the screen
and right-click the Start button to access the menu.
Figure 1 - 16 - Advanced Context Menu (Right-Click Start Button)
Windows 8.1 Control Panel 1 - 27
1
1
Quick Start Guide
Windows 8.1 Start Screen & Desktop
The Apps, control panels, utilities and programs within Windows are accessed from the Start screen and/or
Windows Desktop app. The Desktop (which runs as an app within the Start screen) can be accessed by clicking
the Desktop item in the Start screen (or by using the Windows Logo Key
+ D key combination). Click the
arrow at the bottom of the Start screen to access Apps.
Desktop App
Figure 1 - 17 - Windows Start Screen
1 - 28 Windows 8.1 Start Screen & Desktop
Quick Start Guide
Apps & Tiles
The Start screen will contain a number of apps, and many more will be installed as you add more applications
etc. Not all of these apps can fit on one screen so you will often need use the slider at the bottom of the screen
in order to view all the necessary Apps.
Accessing Pining/Unpinning All Apps
You can add and remove the tiles for apps and control panels in the Start screen. Right-click on an app to bring
up the context menu and you pin the App to (or unpin from) the Start screen, or to the taskbar.
Click the arrow at the bottom of the
screen to access All Apps
Figure 1 - 18 - Apps
Windows 8.1 Start Screen & Desktop 1 - 29
1
1
Quick Start Guide
Desktop Application
When the Desktop app is running (click the app in the Start screen or use the Windows Logo Key
+ D key
combination) you can use lower left hot corner to switch between the Start screen and the Windows Desktop
app. To do so move your mouse to hover over the bottom left corner of the Desktop app and left-click.
Move the mouse to the bottom left of the screen and click to switch
back to the Start screen.
Figure 1 - 19 - Desktop
1 - 30 Windows 8.1 Start Screen & Desktop
Quick Start Guide
The Charms Bar
The right side of the screen (Start or Desktop) displays the Charms Bar. The Charms Bar contains the Search,
Share, Start, Devices and Settings menus. To access up the Charms Bar move the cursor to the upper or lower
right corners of the screen, and then hover over one of the items in the Charms Bar to activate it (the bar will
be black when it is active), or use the Windows Logo Key
+ C key combination.
Move the mouse to the top/lower right icons to activate the Charms Bar
Move the mouse over a Charms Bar icon to activate the menu
Move the mouse to the top/lower right icons to activate the Charms Bar
Figure 1 - 20 - Start Screen with Charms Bar
Windows 8.1 Start Screen & Desktop 1 - 31
1
1
Quick Start Guide
Charms Bar Items
• Search
results.
• Share
: You can search for any file, application, Apps and control panel settings with instantaneous
: This button is used to share information with people via mail or social networks.
• Start
: Click to bring up the Start screen (the same function as pressing the Windows Logo Key or clicking the bottom left of the screen).
• Devices
: Click this button to change connected peripheral device settings e.g. an external display.
• Settings
: This button gives instant access to the computer settings, such as Network, Audio, Notifications, Power and Keyboard (click Change PC Settings to activate the PC Settings menu).

Charms Bar - TouchPad Access
To quick access the Charms Bar using the TouchPad:
1.
2.
3.
Place your finger off the TouchPad (slightly to the right of the
pad resting on the computer).
Move your finger across to the left on to the TouchPad.
The Charms Bar will then pop-up.
Figure 1 - 21 - Settings Menu
1 - 32 Windows 8.1 Start Screen & Desktop
Quick Start Guide
Windows 8.1 Taskbar
In many instances throughout this manual you will see an instruction to access the notification area of the taskbar (system tray). In Windows 8.1 the taskbar can be directly accessed from the Desktop application; if you
are in the Start screen you will need to move the cursor to the bottom of the screen to display the taskbar.
The taskbar is displayed at the bottom of the screen, and you can see the notification area (system tray) of the
taskbar in the bottom right of the screen. Some of the control panels and applications referred to during the
course of this manual can be accessed from here.
Figure 1 - 22 - Taskbar & Notification Area (System Tray)
You can pin/unpin apps to/from the taskbar in much the same way as you can to the Start screen (see “Accessing
Pining/Unpinning All Apps” on page 1 - 29).
Windows 8.1 Start Screen & Desktop 1 - 33
1
1
Quick Start Guide
Video Features
Microsoft Hybrid Graphics
Microsoft Hybrid Graphics is a seamless technology designed to get best performance from the graphics system while allowing longer battery life, without having to manually change settings. The computer will automatically switch between the integrated UMA (Unified Memory Architecture) GPU (iGPU) and the discrete GPU
(dGPU) when required by the applications in use.
You can switch display devices, and configure display options, from the Display control panel (in Appearances
and Personalization) when running the Desktop app (see “Desktop Application” on page 1 - 30 and Appendix
C). It is possible to quickly configure external displays from the Devices menu item in the Charms Bar (see
“The Charms Bar” on page 1 - 31).
To Configure Displays from Devices (Charms Bar):
1.
2.
3.
4.
Attach your display to the appropriate port,
and turn it on.
Go the Charms Bar, select Devices.
Click Project (you may need to click Second
Screen).
Click on any one of the options from the
menu to select PC screen only, Duplicate,
Extend or Second screen only.
Figure 1 - 23 - Devices (Project)
1 - 34 Video Features
Quick Start Guide
To access Display (Control Panel) and Screen Resolution in Windows:
1.
2.
3.
Go to the Control Panel.
Click Display (icon) - In the Appearance and Personalization category.
Adjust resolution.

Right-Click Desktop
App
2
1
3
1. You can right-click
the desktop and
select Screen resolution 1 (Figure 1
- 24).
2. Use the dropbox to
select the screen
Resolution 2
(Figure 1 - 24).
3. Click Advanced
settings 3 (Figure
1 - 24) to bring up
the Advanced
properties tabs.
Figure 1 - 24 - Screen Resolution
Video Features 1 - 35
1
1
Quick Start Guide
To access the Intel(R) HD Graphics Control Panel:
1.
2.
Click Advanced settings 3 (Figure 1 - 24 on page 1 - 35) in the Screen Resolution control panel in Windows.
Click the Intel(R)... tab and click Graphics Properties (button) 4 (Figure 1 - 25 on page 1 - 36) .
OR
3.
Right-click the desktop and select Graphics Properties from the menu.
OR
4.
Click the icon
in the notification area of the Desktop taskbar and select Graphics Properties from the menu.
4
Figure 1 - 25 - Intel Graphics Control Panel
1 - 36 Video Features
Quick Start Guide
To access the NVIDIA Control Panel:
1.
Right-click the desktop and select NVIDIA Control Panel 5 (Figure 1 - 26).
OR
2.
Double-click the icon
6 (Figure 1 - 26) in the Windows control panel.
5
6
Figure 1 - 26 - NVIDIA Control Panel
Video Features 1 - 37
1
1
Quick Start Guide
Power Options
Power Options (Hardware and Sound) can be accessed from the Control Panel. The Power Menu item in Settings in the Charms Bar in Windows 8.1 may be used to Shut down or Restart (you can also add Hibernate/
Sleep to the menu - see “Adding Hibernate/Sleep to the Power Menu” on page 3 - 10). You can also use the
context menu (Shut down or sign out) shut the computer down/restart etc.
Shut Down, Restart or Sleep (Charms Bar)
1.
2.
3.
Go to the Charms Bar and click Settings.
Click Power
.
Select Sleep, Shut Down or Restart.
Charms Bar
Desktop App
Figure 1 - 27 - Shut Down/Restart
1 - 38 Power Options
Start Screen
Quick Start Guide
Running Apps
To run apps in Windows 8.1 you will need to check that the Screen Resolution and User Account Control Settings are compatible with the system requirements.
Screen Resolution Settings
1.
2.
Switch to the Windows Desktop (click the app or use the Windows logo key
+ D key combination).
Right-click a blank area of the Windows Desktop and select Screen Resolution. Adjust the Resolution to
make sure that it is at least 1024 * 768, although preferably 1366 * 768 or above (see sidebar).

Screen Resolution for Apps
(Windows 8.1)
The minimum resolution in which Apps will run is 1024x768.
The minimum resolution required to support all the features of
Windows 8 (including multitasking with snap) is 1366x768.
These specs are the minimum screen resolution that supports
all the features of Windows 8.1 on a useful physical size.
Figure 1 - 28 - Screen Resolution
Running Apps 1 - 39
1
1
Quick Start Guide
User Account Control Settings
If your computer meets the minimum screen resolution requirements, and still you can't run apps, then that you
have to check the status of User Account Control (UAC). Apps may fail to open when the UAC is turned off.
To check whether the UAC is on or off, follow the instructions below.
1.
2.
3.
4.
Open the Control Panel.
Click on User Accounts and then click on Change User Account Control settings (or click System and
Security and click Change User Account Control Settings under Action Center).
If the slider is in the Never notify position, then the UAC is disabled.
To enable or turn on the UAC, move the slider to Always notify or Notify me when apps try to make changes
to my computer (default) position, and then click OK.
Figure 1 - 29 - User Account
1 - 40 Running Apps
Features & Components
Chapter 2: Features & Components
2
Overview
Read this chapter to learn more about the following main features and components
of the computer:
•
•
•
•
•
Hard Disk Drive/Solid State Drive
Optical (CD/DVD) Device
Multi-In-1 Card Reader
Touchpad/Clickpad and Buttons/Mouse
Audio Features
Overview 2 - 1
Features & Components
2

Bottom Cover
Removal Warning
Do not remove any cover(s) and /or screw(s) for
the purposes of device
upgrade as this may violate the terms of your
warranty.
Hard Disk Drive/Solid State Drive
The hard disk drive (or Solid State Drive) is used to store your data in the computer.
The hard disk can be taken out to accommodate other 2.5" serial (SATA) hard disk
drives with a height of 9.5mm/7mm. If you need to replace/remove the hard disk (or
Solid State Drive) please contact your distributor/supplier for further information.
If you need to replace/
remove the hard disk/
RAM/optical device etc.,
for any reason, please
contact your distributor/
supplier for further information.
Figure 2 - 1
Hard Disk Location
2 - 2 Hard Disk Drive/Solid State Drive
Features & Components
Optical (CD/DVD) Device
There is a bay for a 5.25" optical (CD/DVD) device (12.7mm height). The actual device will depend on the module you purchased (see “Storage” on page D - 3). The
optical device is usually labeled “Drive D:” and may be used as a boot device if
properly set in the BIOS (see “Boot Menu” on page 5 - 15).
Loading Discs
To insert a CD/DVD, press the open button 1 and carefully place a CD/DVD onto
the disc tray with label-side facing up (use just enough force for the disc to click onto
the tray’s spindle). Gently push the CD/DVD tray in until its lock “clicks” and you
are ready to start. The busy indicator 2 will light up while data is being accessed,
or while an audio/video CD, or DVD, is playing. If power is unexpectedly interrupted, insert an object such as a straightened paper clip into the emergency eject hole
3 to open the tray.

Sound Volume
Adjustment
How high the sound volume can be set depends
on the setting of the volume control within Windows. Click the Volume
icon on the taskbar to
check the setting (see
“Audio Features” on
page 2 - 16).
Figure 2 - 2
Optical Device
1
2
3
Optical (CD/DVD) Device 2 - 3
2
Features & Components
2
Handling CDs or DVDs

CD Emergency Eject
If you need to manually
eject a CD (e.g. due to
an unexpected power
interruption) you may
push the end of a
straightened paper clip
into the emergency eject
hole. However please
do NOT use a sharpened pencil or similar
object that may break
and become lodged in
the hole.
Proper handling of your CDs/DVDs will prevent them from being damaged. Please
follow the advice below to make sure that the data stored on your CDs/DVDs can be
accessed.
Note the following:
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
Hold the CD or DVD by the edges; do not touch the surface of the disc.
Use a clean, soft, dry cloth to remove dust or fingerprints.
Do not write on the surface with a pen.
Do not attach paper or other materials to the surface of the disc.
Do not store or place the CD or DVD in high-temperature areas.
Do not use benzene, thinner, or other cleaners to clean the CD or DVD.
Do not bend the CD or DVD.
Do not drop or subject the CD or DVD to shock.
Disk Eject Warning
Don’t try to remove a
CD/DVD while the system is accessing it. This
may cause the system
to “crash”.
2 - 4 Optical (CD/DVD) Device
Features & Components
DVD Regional Codes

To change the DVD regional codes:
1.
2.
3.
Go to the Control Panel
Double-click Device Manager (Hardware and Sound), then click the + next to
DVD/CD-ROM drives.
Double-click on the DVD-ROM device to bring up the Properties dialog box, and
select the DVD Region (tab) to bring up the control panel to allow you to adjust the
regional code.
• Region 1 - USA & Canada
• Region 2 - Western Europe, Japan,
South Africa, Middle East & Egypt
• Region 3 - South-East Asia, Taiwan,
South Korea, The Philippines, Indonesia, Hong Kong
DVD Region Note
DVD region detection is
device dependent, not
OS-dependent. You can
select your module’s region code 5 times. The
fifth selection is permanent. This cannot be altered even if you change
your operating system
or you use the module in
another computer.
• Region 4 - South & Central America, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand
• Region 5 - N Korea, Russia, Eastern
Europe, India & Most of Africa
• Region 6 - China
Figure 2 - 3
DVD Region Codes
Optical (CD/DVD) Device 2 - 5
2
Features & Components
2

Card Reader Cover
Make sure you keep the
rubber cover provided in
the card reader when
not in use. This will help
prevent foreign objects
and/or dust getting in to
the card reader.
Multi-In-1 Card Reader
The card reader allows you to use some of the latest digital storage cards. Push the
card into the slot and it will appear as a removable device, and can be accessed in
the same way as your hard disk (s). Make sure you install the card reader driver (see
“Card Reader” on page 4 - 6.
• MMC (MultiMedia Card) / RS MMC
• SD (Secure Digital) / Mini SD / SDHC / SDXC
• MS (Memory Stick) / MS Pro / MS Duo
Note: Some of these cards require PC adapters that are usually supplied with the
cards.
Figure 2 - 4
Front View
1.
Card Reader
2 - 6 Multi-In-1 Card Reader
1
Features & Components
Touchpad/Clickpad and Buttons/Mouse
The touchpad/clickpad is an alternative to the mouse; however, you can also add a
mouse to your computer through one of the USB ports. The touchpad/clickpad buttons function in much the same way as a two-button mouse.
Touchpad/Clickpad Sensitivity
Note that the touchpad/clickpad has a defined valid operational area of sensitivity
indicated within the area of the illustration below (i.e. 4.4mm from the top and
4.9mm from the left/right sides of the Touchpad; the button area extends 17mm
from the bottom of the Touchpad).

Mouse Driver
If you are using an external mouse your operating system may be
able to auto-configure
your mouse during its
installation or only enable its basic functions.
Be sure to check the
device’s user documentation for details.
Figure 2 - 5
Touchpad
Sensitivity
Touchpad/Clickpad and Buttons/Mouse 2 - 7
2
Features & Components
2

Scrolling
This computer model series may feature different
Touchpad versions.
Once you have installed the Touchpad driver (see “Touchpad” on page 4 - 7) you
can configure the functions from the Mouse control panel in Windows, or by doubleclicking the driver icon
in the notification area of the taskbar in the Desktop app.
You may then configure the tapping, buttons, scrolling, pointer motion and sensitivity options to your preferences. You will find further information at www.synaptics.com.
These Touchpads may
differ in their vertical
scrolling function in most
scrollable windows.
Some Touchpads require
sliding the finger up and
down on the right of the
Touchpad to scroll the
window. Other versions
require
tapping/holding
down the finger at the top
right or bottom right of the
Touchpad to scroll the
window.
Figure 2 - 6
Mouse Properties
2 - 8 Touchpad/Clickpad and Buttons/Mouse
Features & Components
Touchpad/Clickpad and Buttons/Mouse
The touchpad/clickpad is an alternative to the mouse; however, you can also add a
mouse to your computer through one of the USB ports. The touchpad/clickpad buttons function in much the same way as a two-button mouse.
Touchpad/Clickpad Sensitivity
Note that the touchpad/clickpad has a defined valid operational area of sensitivity
indicated within the area of the illustration below (i.e. 4.4mm from the top and
4.9mm from the left/right sides of the touchpad/clickpad; the button area extends
17mm from the bottom of the touchpad/clickpad).

Touchpad/
Clickpad Active
Areas
Note that the pointing
active area is clearly
defined from the button active area as illustrated.
Figure 2 - 7
Touchpad/
Clickpad
Sensitivity
Touchpad/Clickpad and Buttons/Mouse 2 - 9
2
Features & Components
2

Touchpad/Clickpad
Scrolling
This computer model series may feature different
touchpad/clickpad
versions.
Once you have installed the touchpad/clickpad driver (see “Touchpad” on page 4 7) you can configure the functions by double-clicking the touchpad/clickpad driver
icon
in the notification area of the taskbar. You may then configure the tapping,
buttons, scrolling (see sidebar), pointer motion and sensitivity options to your preferences. Use the Fn + F1 key combination to toggle the pad on/off.
These touchpads/clickpads may differ in their
vertical scrolling function
in most scrollable windows.
Some
touchpads/clickpads require sliding the
finger up and down on the
right of the touchpad/
clickpad to scroll the window. Other versions require
tapping/holding
down the finger at the top
right or bottom right of the
touchpad/clickpad
to
scroll the window.
Figure 2 - 8
Mouse Properties
2 - 10 Touchpad/Clickpad and Buttons/Mouse
Features & Components
Gestures and Device Settings
The Synaptics Gestures Suite application allows you to use a specific gesture (action) on the surface of the pad to perform specific actions to manipulate documents,
objects and applications.
You can configure the settings from the Device Settings tab in Mouse Properties:
1.
2.
3.
4.
Click Start, and click Control Panel (or point to Settings and click Control Panel).
Click Mouse (Hardware and Sound).
Click Device Settings (tab) and click Settings.
Use the menu tree on the left to access the user configurable settings.

Show Video
You can get a clearer
view of the gestures involved by clicking the
Show Video option for
each gesture item.
Select the gesture (Pinch
Zoom, Rotating, Three
Fingers
Down
and
Three Finger Flick) in the
Device Settings > Settings left tree menu
and click the Show Video
button to see the demonstration video.
For more details on any of
the gestures see the help
in the lower part of the
right menu window.
Figure 2 - 9
Mouse Properties Device Settings
Touchpad/Clickpad and Buttons/Mouse 2 - 11
2
Features & Components
Disabling the Touchpad/Clickpad
If you need to disable the pad for any reason (e.g. you may find that when using the
computer’s internal keyboard you accidentally trigger the pad when resting your
wrists or palms on it) you can do so by using Fn + F1 key combination.
2
You can also set the system to automatically disable the internal pad when an external USB point device (e.g. a USB mouse) is attached.
1.
2.
3.
4.
Go to the Mouse Properties control panel.
Click to select Device Settings (tab).
Click to place a check in the “Disable internal pointing device when external
USB pointing device is attached” check box.
Click OK to save the setting.
Figure 2 - 10
Mouse Properties
(Disable Pad)
2 - 12 Touchpad/Clickpad and Buttons/Mouse
Features & Components
PalmCheck
The PalmCheck feature helps prevent operating the pad by accident, by recognizing
when your palm is resting on it or brushing its surface while you are typing.

PalmCheck
In order to improve pad
scrolling
responsiveness when using onefinger scrolling, you can
adjust the PalmCheck
slider towards “Minimum” as per your preference.
However bear in mind
that adjusting the slider
too far towards “Minimum” can turn off PalmCheck altogether.
Figure 2 - 11
PalmCheck Slider
Touchpad/Clickpad and Buttons/Mouse 2 - 13
2
Features & Components
2
Figure 2 - 12
Scrolling Gesture
Scrolling
The Two-Finger scrolling feature works in most scrollable windows and allows you
to scroll horizontally and vertically. Place two fingers, slightly separated, on the pad
surface and slide both fingers in the direction required (in a straight continuous motion).

Mouse Driver
If you are using an external mouse your operating system may be
able to auto-configure
your mouse during its
installation or only enable its basic functions.
Be sure to check the
device’s user documentation for details.
Zooming
The Pinch Zoom gesture can be used to perform the same function as a scroll wheel
in Windows applications that support CTRL + scroll wheel zoom functionality.
Place two fingers on the pad (for best results use the tips of the fingers) and slide
them apart to zoom in, or closer together to zoom out.
Figure 2 - 13
Zooming Gesture
2 - 14 Touchpad/Clickpad and Buttons/Mouse
Features & Components
Rotating
Use the Pivot Rotate gesture to rotate objects (e.g. photos) in 90 degree increments.
Place a finger down on the left “target” zone and keep it stationary. Place another
finger near the middle of the pad and slide it in a circular motion around the stationary finger (clockwise or counterclockwise) to rotate the object.
2
Figure 2 - 14
Rotating Gesture
Three Finger-Flick/Three Fingers Down (Press)
The Three Finger-Flick gesture may be used to enhance navigation with a variety of
applications such as browsing the Internet or scrolling through a photo viewer. The
Three Fingers Down gesture may be used to launch user-selectable applications.
Figure 2 - 15
Flick/Press
Gesture
Touchpad/Clickpad and Buttons/Mouse 2 - 15
Features & Components
2

Sound Volume
Adjustment
The sound volume level
is set using the volume
control on the Windows
desktop (and the volume function keys F5/
F6 on the computer).
Click the volume icon in
the taskbar to check the
setting.
Audio Features
You can configure the audio options on your computer from the Sound
control
panel in Windows, from the HD VDeck icon on the desktop
or VIA HD Audio
Deck control panel
.
The volume may also be adjusted by means of the Fn + F5/F6 key combination.
Click Expert Mode to access the Advanced menus
Figure 2 - 16
VIA HD Audio Deck
2 - 16 Audio Features
Features & Components
Expert Mode will allow you to access more advanced configuration menus for
Speaker and Microphone.

Syncing Left & Right
Volume
Balance
If you wish to adjust the left
and right channel volume
levels separately, you will
need to adjust this from the
VIA HD Audio Deck in Expert Mode.
Note that to adjust the Left & Right volume balance independently click the Sync
Left and Right Volume icon (it should be faded) and adjust the slider as required.

Sound Blaster Cinema 2 Audio
Note that you will need to install the Sound Blaster Cinema 2 audio application in order to
get maximum audio performance. See “Sound Blaster Cinema 2” on page 6 - 30.
Click Speaker in VIA HD
Audio Deck (in Expert
Mode) and click the Sync
Left and Right volume
button (see left). You can
then adjust the volume sliders independently (this setting also controls the
Balance setting in the Windows Sound control panel).
Figure 2 - 17
VIA HD Audio Deck
(Expert Mode)
Audio Features 2 - 17
2
Features & Components
2
2 - 18
Power Management
Chapter 3: Power Management
Overview
To conserve power, especially when using the battery, your computer power management conserves power by controlling individual components of the computer
(the monitor and hard disk drive) or the whole system. This chapter covers:
•
•
•
•
•
•
The Power Sources
Turning On the Computer
Power Plans
Power-Saving States
Configuring the Power Buttons
Battery Information

OS Note
Power
management
functions will vary slightly depending on your
operating system. For
more information it is
best to refer to the user’s
manual of your operating system.
(Note: All pictures used
on the following pages
are from the Windows
8.1 OS.)
Power Options
The computer uses enhanced power saving techniques to give the operating system
(OS) direct control over the power and thermal states of devices and processors. For
example, this enables the OS to set devices into low-power states based on user settings and information from applications.
Power management in
Windows is configured
from Power Options
(Hardware
and
Sound), which can be
accessed from the Control Panel.
Overview 3 - 1
3
Power Management

3
Forced Off
If the system “hangs”,
and the Ctrl + Alt + Del
key combination doesn’t
work, press the power
button for 4 seconds, or
longer, to force the system to turn itself off.
The Power Sources
The computer can be powered by either an AC/DC adapter or a battery pack.
AC/DC Adapter
Use only the AC/DC adapter that comes with your computer. The wrong type of AC/
DC adapter will damage the computer and its components.
1.
2.
3.
4.
Attach the AC/DC adapter to the DC-in jack on the left of the computer.
Plug the AC power cord into an outlet, and then connect the AC power cord to the
AC/DC adapter.
Raise the lid/LCD to a comfortable viewing angle.
Press the power button to turn “On”.
Battery
The battery allows you to use your computer while you are on the road or when an
electrical outlet is unavailable. Battery life varies depending on the applications and
the configuration you're using. To increase battery life, let the battery discharge
completely before recharging (see “Battery FAQ” on page 3 - 18).
We recommend that you do not remove the battery. For more information on the battery, please refer to “Battery Information” on page 3 - 14.
3 - 2 The Power Sources
Power Management
Turning On the Computer
Now you are ready to begin using your computer. To turn it on simply press the power button on the front panel.
When the computer is on, you can use the power button as a Stand by/Hibernate/
Shutdown hot-key button when it is pressed for less than 4 seconds (pressing and
holding the power button for longer than this will shut the computer down). Use
Power Options (Hardware and Sound) in the Windows control panel to configure
this feature.

Power Button as Stand by or Hibernate Button
You can use the OS’s “Power Options” control panel to set the power button to send the
system into Stand by or Hibernate mode (see your OS’s documentation, or “Configuring
the Power Buttons” on page 3 - 9 for details).
Turning On the Computer 3 - 3
3
Power Management
Shutting the Computer Down
Note that you should always shut your computer down by choosing the Shut down
command as this will help prevent hard disk or system problems. Use the Shut down
or sign out item in the Context Menu (right-click the lower left corner of the screen
to bring up the menu).
3
You can also use the Power Menu in Settings in the Windows 8.1 Charms Bar. If
you want to add Hibernate/Sleep to the Power Menu see “Adding Hibernate/Sleep
to the Power Menu” on page 3 - 10.
Charms Bar
Figure 3 - 1
Shut Down/Restart
3 - 4 Shutting the Computer Down
Desktop App
Start Screen
Power Management
Power Plans
The computer can be configured to conserve power by means of power plans. You
can use (or modify) an existing power plan, or create a new one.
The settings may be adjusted to set the display to turn off after a specified time, and
to send the computer into Sleep after a period of inactivity.
Click Change plan settings and then click Change advanced power settings to access further configuration options in Advanced Settings.

Resuming
Operation
See Table 3 - 1, on
page 3 - 11 for information on how to resume
from a power-saving
state.
Password
It is recommended that
you enable a password
on system resume in order to protect your data.
Figure 3 - 2
Power Plan
Advanced Settings
Power Plans 3 - 5
3
Power Management
Each Windows power plan will also adjust the processor performance of your machine in order to save power. This is worth bearing in mind if you are experiencing
any reduced performance (especially under DC/battery power).
3
Choose High performance (you may need to click Show additional plans to view
the High performance plan) for maximum performance when the computer is powered from an AC power source. Choose the Power saver (bear in mind that this
scheme may slow down the overall performance of the computer in order to save
power) for maximum power saving when the computer is battery (DC power) powered.
Figure 3 - 3
Power Plans
3 - 6 Power Plans
Click to Show/Hide
additional
power plans
Power Management
Power-Saving States
You can use power-saving states to stop the computer’s operation and restart where
you left off. Win 8.1 uses the Sleep, Hibernate and Shut Down power-saving
states.
Sleep
In Sleep all of your work, settings and preferences are saved to memory before the
system sleeps. When you are not using your computer for a certain length of time,
which you specify in the operating system, it will enter Sleep to save power.
The PC wakes from Sleep within seconds and will return you to where you last left
off (what was on your desktop) without reopening the application(s) and file(s) you
last used.
If your mobile PC in Sleep is running on battery power the system will use only a
minimum amount of power. After an extended period the system will save all the
information to the hard disk and shut the computer down before the battery becomes
depleted.

Wake On LAN
Support
Wake-On-LAN is only
supported from Sleep or
Hibernate states in
Windows.
If you require your computer to wake up from
network activity in Windows then make sure
that the computer is either in Sleep or Hibernate.
Wake-On-LAN is not
supported from Shutdown states in Windows.
To add Sleep to the Power Menu see “Adding Hibernate/Sleep to the Power
Menu” on page 3 - 10.
Power-Saving States 3 - 7
3
Power Management
Hibernate
Hibernate uses the least amount of power of all the power-saving states and saves
all of your information on a part of the hard disk before it turns the system off. If a
power failure occurs the system can restore your work from the hard disk; if a power
failure occurs when work is saved only to memory, then the work will be lost. Hibernate will also return you to where you last left off within seconds. You should
put your mobile PC into Hibernate if you will not use the computer for a period of
time, and will not have the chance to charge the battery. To add Hibernate to the
Power Menu see “Adding Hibernate/Sleep to the Power Menu” on page 3 - 10.
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Shut down
You should Shut down the computer if you plan to install new hardware (don’t forget to remove the battery and follow all the safety instructions in Chapter 6), plan
to be away from the computer for several days, or you do not need it to wake up and
run a scheduled task. Returning to full operation from Shut down takes longer than
from Sleep or Hibernate.
Figure 3 - 4
Power Menu
3 - 8 Power-Saving States
Power Management
Configuring the Power Buttons
The power/sleep button (Fn + F12 key combo for Designs I & II or Fn + F4 Design
III) and closed lid may be set to send the computer in to a power-saving state. Click
Choose what the power buttons do on the left menu in Power Options to bring up
the menu.

Password
Protection
It is recommended that
you enable a password
on wake up in order to
protect your data.
However you can disable this setting from the
Power Options menu
by clicking Require a
password on wakeup
in the left menu, and selecting the options (click
Change settings that
are currently unavailable).
Figure 3 - 5
Power Options
Define Power
Buttons
Configuring the Power Buttons 3 - 9
3
Power Management
Adding Hibernate/Sleep to the Power Menu
Add Hibernate/Sleep to the Power Menu as follows.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
3
Go to the Power Options (Hardware and Sound) control panel.
Click “Change settings that are currently unavailable”
Click Choose what the power buttons do.
Click to put a tick in the Hibernate/Sleep box under Shutdown settings.
Click Save Changes and close the control panel.
Figure 3 - 6
Power Options
Define Power
Buttons - Shutdown
Settings
3 - 10 Configuring the Power Buttons
.
Power Management
Resuming Operation
You can resume operation from power-saving states by pressing the power button,
or in some cases pressing the sleep button (Fn + F12 key combo for Designs I & II
or Fn + F4 Design III).
Power Status
Power Off
Icon
Color
Off
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To Resume
Table 3 - 1
Press the Power Button
Resuming
Operation
Press the Power Button
Sleep
Blinking Green
Press the Sleep Button
(Fn + F12 or F4 Key Combo)
Off (battery)
Hibernate
Press the Power Button
Orange (AC/DC adapter)
Display Turned Off
Green
Press a Key or Move the Mouse/Touchpad


Power Button
Closing the Lid
When the computer is on, you can use the power button as a Sleep/Hibernate/Shut Down
hot key button when it is pressed for less than 4 seconds (pressing and holding the power
button for longer than this will force the computer to shut down).
If you have chosen to
send the computer to
Sleep when the lid is
closed, raising the lid
will wake the system up.
Configuring the Power Buttons 3 - 11
Power Management

3
Power Conservation
Modes
The Energy Star setting
The Energy Star setting
will result in maximum
will result in maximum
power saving, but with
power saving, but with
the possible loss of
the possible loss of
some performance.
some performance.
Setting the mode to Balance
give to
power
Settingwill
the mode
Balsaving
matched
with
ance will
give power
performance.
saving matched with
performance.
Performance will give
Power Conservation Modes
This system supports Energy Star power management features that place computers (CPU, hard drive, etc.) into a low-power sleep modes after a designated period
of inactivity. Adjust Power Conservation Modes from the Control Center:
1.
2.
Press the Fn + Esc key combination to toggle the Control Center on/off.
Click either the Performance, Balanced or Energy Star button.
optimum computer perPerformance
will give
formance but with
less
optimum
computer perpower
conservation.
formance but with less
Note
the Energy
power that
conservation.
Star setting will put the
display into sleep after
no more than 15 minutes of user inactivity.
Figure 3 - 7
Control Center
Figure 3 - 8
Control Center
3 - 12 Configuring the Power Buttons
Power Management
Ctrl + Alt + Delete Key Combination
You can use the CTRL + ALT + DEL key combination from almost any of the Windows 8 interfaces/Apps to bring up a full-screen displaying Lock, Switch User, Log
off, Change a password and Task Manager options. If you click the Power icon
in the lower right corner of the screen a power management option menu appears to
display Sleep, Shut down, and Restart.
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Figure 3 - 9
Ctrl + Alt + Delete
Menu
To fully control all the power options (including Hibernate mode) go to the Power
Options control panel and configure the power button, sleep button and lid to perform the function selected.
Configuring the Power Buttons 3 - 13
Power Management

3
Low Battery
Warning
When the battery is critically low, immediately
connect the AC/DC
adapter to the computer
or save your work, otherwise, the unsaved
data will be lost when
the power is depleted.
Battery Information
Follow these simple guidelines to get the best use out of your battery.
Battery Power
Your computer’s battery power is dependent upon many factors, including the programs you are running, and peripheral devices attached. You can set actions to be
taken (e.g. Shut down, Hibernate etc.), and set critical and low battery levels from
power plan Change plan settings > Change advanced power settings (see Figure
3 - 3 on page 3 - 6).
Click the battery icon
and charge status.
Figure 3 - 10
Battery Icon
(Notification Area) &
Battery Advanced
Settings
3 - 14 Battery Information
in the notification area to see the current battery level
Power Management
Conserving Battery Power
• Use a power plan that conserves power (e.g Power saver), however note that
this may have an affect on computer performance.
• Lower the brightness level of the LCD display. The system will decrease LCD
brightness slightly to save power when it is not powered by the AC/DC adapter.
• Reduce the amount of time before the display is turned off.
• Close wireless, Bluetooth, modem or communication applications when they are
not being used.
• Disconnect/remove any unnecessary external devices e.g. USB devices,
ExpressCards etc.

Windows Mobility
Center
The Windows Mobility
Center control panel
provides an easy point
of access for information
on battery status, power
plans used and wireless
device status etc.
Figure 3 - 11
Windows Mobility
Center
Battery Information 3 - 15
3
Power Management
Battery Life
3
Battery life may be shortened through improper maintenance. To optimize the life
and improve its performance, fully discharge and recharge the battery at least
once every 30 days.
We recommend that you do not remove the battery yourself. If you do need to remove the battery for any reason (e.g. long term storage) see “Removing the Battery”
on page 3 - 22.
New Battery
Always completely discharge, then fully charge, a new battery (see “Battery FAQ”
on page 3 - 18 for instructions on how to do this).
Recharging the Battery with the AC/DC Adapter
The battery pack automatically recharges when the AC/DC adapter is attached and
plugged into an electrical outlet. If the computer is powered on, and in use, it will
take several hours to fully recharge the battery. When the computer is turned off but
plugged into an electrical outlet, battery charge time is less. Refer to “LED Indicators” on page 1 - 9 for information on the battery charge status, and to “Battery Information” on page 3 - 14 for more information on how to maintain and properly
recharge the battery pack.
3 - 16 Battery Information
Power Management
Proper handling of the Battery Pack

• DO NOT disassemble the battery pack under any circumstances
• DO NOT expose the battery to fire or high temperatures, it may explode
• DO NOT connect the metal terminals (+, -) to each other
Caution
Danger of explosion if
battery is incorrectly replaced.

Damaged Battery Warning
Should you notice any physical defects (e.g. the battery is bent out of shape after being
dropped), or any unusual smells emanating from the notebook battery, shut your computer
down immediately and contact your distributor/supplier. If the battery has been dropped we
do not recommend using it any further, as even if the computer continues to work with a
damaged battery in place, it may cause circuit damage, which may possibly result in fire. It
is recommended that you replace your computer battery every two years.
Replace only with the
same or equivalent type
recommended by the
manufacturer. Discard
used battery according
to the manufacturer’s instructions.
Battery Information 3 - 17
3
Power Management
Battery FAQ
How do I completely discharge the battery?
Use the computer with battery power until it shuts down due to a low battery. Don’t
turn off the computer even if a message indicates the battery is critically low, just let
the computer use up all of the battery power and shut down on its own.
3
1.
2.
Save and close all files and applications.
Create a power plan for discharging the battery and set all the options to Never.
Figure 3 - 12
Power Plan Create
3 - 18 Battery Information
Power Management
3.
Click Change plan settings (after creating it) and click Change plan settings >
Change advanced power settings.
3
Figure 3 - 13
Change Plan
Settings / Change
Advanced Power
Settings
Battery Information 3 - 19
Power Management
4.
5.
Scroll down to Battery and click + to expand the battery options.
Choose the options below (click Yes if a warning appears):
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Figure 3 - 14
Power Options
Advanced Settings Battery
•
•
•
•
•
Low battery levels = 0%
Critical battery Levels = 1%
Low battery action = Do Nothing
Critical battery action (On battery) = Shut Down
Critical battery action (Plugged in) = Do Nothing
3 - 20 Battery Information
Power Management
How do I fully charge the battery?
When charging the battery, don’t stop until the LED charging indicator light changes
from orange to green.
How do I maintain the battery?
Completely discharge and charge the battery at least once every 30 days or after
about 20 partial discharges.
Battery Information 3 - 21
3
Power Management

3
Bottom Cover
Removal Warning
Do not remove any cover(s) and /or screw(s) for
the purposes of device
upgrade as this may violate the terms of your
warranty.
If you need to replace/
remove the hard disk/
RAM/optical device etc.,
for any reason, please
contact your distributor/
supplier for further information.
Removing the Battery
We recommend that you do not remove the battery yourself. If you do need to remove the battery for any reason (e.g. long term storage) see below.
1.
2.
3.
4.
Turn the computer off, and turn it over.
Slide the latch 1 in the direction of the arrow.
Slide the latch 2 in the direction of the arrow, and hold it in place.
Slide the battery out in the direction of the arrow 3 .
2
1
Model A
2
1
Model B
Figure 3 - 15
Battery Removal
3
3 - 22 Removing the Battery
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Drivers & Utilities
Chapter 4: Drivers & Utilities
This chapter deals with installing the drivers and utilities essential to the operation or
improvement of some of the computer’s subsystems. The system takes advantage of
some newer hardware components for which the latest versions of most available operating systems haven’t built in drivers and utilities. Thus, some of the system components won’t be auto-configured with an appropriate driver or utility during
operating system installation. Instead, you need to manually install some system-required drivers and utilities.
What to Install
The Device Drivers & Utilities + User’s Manual disc contains the drivers and utilities necessary for the proper operation of the computer. Table 4 - 1, on page 4 - 3
lists what you need to install and it is very important that the drivers are installed
by the method outlined in this chapter, and in the order indicated.
Note that the information included on the following pages is for Windows 8.1 only.
Module Driver Installation
The procedures for installing drivers for the PC Camera, Wireless LAN, Bluetooth
& WLAN Combo, Intel Technology and Sound Blaster Cinema modules are provided in “Modules & Options” on page 6 - 1.

Driver Installation &
Power
When installing drivers make sure your
computer is powered
by the AC/DC adapter
connected to a working power source.
Some drivers draw a
significant amount of
power during the installation procedure, and if
the remaining battery
capacity is not adequate
this may cause the system to shut down and
cause system problems
(note that there is no
safety issue involved
here, and the battery will
be rechargeable within 1
minute).
What to Install 4 - 1
4
Drivers & Utilities
Driver Installation
1.
2.
4
3.
4.
Insert the Device Drivers & Utilities + User’s Manual
disc into the computer’s DVD drive.
Click the message “Tap to choose what happens
with this disc.”
Click Run autorun.exe.
Click Install Drivers (button), or Option Drivers
(button) to access the Optional driver menu.
Figure 4 - 1 - Drivers Installer Screen 1
4 - 2 Driver Installation
5.
6.
7.
Check the driver installation order from Table 4 - 1,
on page 4 - 3 (the drivers must be installed in this
order) which is the same as that listed in the Drivers
Installer menu below.
Click to select the driver you wish to install, (you
should note down the drivers as you install them).
Follow the instructions for each individual driver
installation procedure as listed on the following
pages.
Figure 4 - 2 - Install Drivers
Drivers & Utilities
Win 8.1 Driver
Page #
Win 8.1 - Optional Items
Page #
Chipset
Page 4 - 6
PC Camera Module (No driver required)
Page 6 - 2
Video (VGA)
Page 4 - 6
Wireless LAN Module
Page 6 - 11
NVIDIA Video (VGA)
(For Deisgns I & II Only)
Page 4 - 6
Bluetooth & WLAN Combo Module
Page 6 - 16
LAN
Page 4 - 6
Intel® Rapid Storage Technology
(required for hard disks in AHCI mode)
Page 6 - 21
Card Reader
Page 4 - 6
Intel® Rapid Start Technology Driver
Page 6 - 22
Touchpad
Page 4 - 7
Sound Blaster Cinema 2
For Designs I & II Only
Page 6 - 30
Airplane
Page 4 - 7
Trusted Platform Module (No driver required)
Page 6 - 40
Hot Key
Page 4 - 7
Wireless Display (No driver required)
Page 6 - 46
MEI Driver
Page 4 - 7
3G/4G Module (No driver required)
For Model A Computers Only
Page 6 - 50
Audio
Page 4 - 7
Table 4 - 1 - Driver Installation
All drivers provided are for the Windows 8.1 operating system.
Note that you need to install both the WLAN & Bluetooth drivers for the WLAN & Bluetooth Combo modules.
Driver Installation 4 - 3
4
Drivers & Utilities
Manual Driver Installation
Click Browse CD/DVD (button) in the Drivers Installer application and browse to the executable file in the
appropriate driver folder.
4
Windows Update
After installing all the drivers make sure you enable
Windows Update in order to get all the latest security
updates etc. (all updates will include the latest hotfixes
from Microsoft). See “Windows Update” on page 4 8 for instructions.
Updating/Reinstalling Individual Drivers
If you wish to update/reinstall individual drivers it
may be necessary to uninstall the original driver.To do
this go to the Control Panel in the Windows OS and
double-click the Programs and Features icon (Programs > Uninstall a program). Click to select the
driver (if it is not listed see below) and click Uninstall,
and then follow the on screen prompts (it may be necessary to restart the computer). Reinstall the driver as
outlined in this chapter.
If the driver is not listed in the Programs and Features menu:
1.
2.
3.
4.
4 - 4 Driver Installation
Go to the Control Panel).
Double-click Device Manager (Hardware and
Sound > Devices and Printers > Device
Manager).
Double-click the device you wish to update/reinstall
the driver for (you may need to click “+” to expand
the selection).
Click Driver (tab) and click the Update Driver or
Uninstall button and follow the on screen prompts.
Drivers & Utilities
User Account Control
If a User Account Control prompt appears as part of
the driver installation procedure, click Continue or
Allow, and follow the installation procedure as directed.
Windows Security Message
If you receive a Windows security message as part of
the driver installation process. Just click “Install this
driver software anyway” or “Install” to continue the
installation procedure.
You will receive this message in cases where the driver has been released after the version of Windows you
are currently using. All the drivers provided will have
already received certification for Windows.

Driver Installation General Guidelines
The driver installation procedure outlined in this Chapter
(and in Chapter 7 Options & Modules), are accurate at
the time of going to press.
Drivers are always subject to upgrade and revision so
the exact procedure for certain drivers may differ slightly. As a general guide follow the default on screen instructions for each driver (e.g. Next > Next > Finish)
unless you are an advanced user. In many cases a restart is required to install the driver.
Make sure any modules (e.g. WLAN or Bluetooth) are
ON (i.e. the system is not in Airplane Mode) before
installing the appropriate driver.
New Hardware Found
If you see the message “New Hardware Found” during the installation procedure (other than when outlined in the driver install procedure), click Cancel
to close the window, and follow the installation procedure.
Driver Installation 4 - 5
4
Drivers & Utilities
Driver Installation Procedure
Insert the Device Drivers & Utilities + User’s Manual
disc and click Install Drivers (button).
4
Chipset
1. Click 1.Install Chipset Driver > Yes.
2. Click Next > Accept > Install.
3. Click Finish.
Video (VGA)
1. Click 2.Install VGA Driver > Yes.
2. Click Next > Yes > Next > Next.
3. Click Finish to restart the computer.
NVIDIA Video (VGA)
(For Models A & B Designs I & II Only)
1. Click 3.Install NVIDIA VGA Driver > Yes.
2. Click AGREE AND CONTINUE (button) to
accept the terms of the license agreement.
3. Click Next.
4. Click the Close button to complete the installation.
4 - 6 Driver Installation
Note: After installing the video driver go to the Display control panel to adjust the video settings to the
highest resolution.
LAN
Note: If the computer enters a deep sleep mode during
installation, you will be prompted to plug in a network
cable, and click OK, to continue installation. If a network cable is not available, restart the system and reinstall the LAN driver.
1. Click 4.Install LAN Driver > Yes.
2. Click Next > Install.
3. Click Finish.
Card Reader
1. Click 5.Install Cardreader Driver > Yes.
2. Click Finish.
Drivers & Utilities
Touchpad
1. Click 6.Install Touchpad Driver > Yes.
2. Click Next.
3. Click the button to accept the license, and then
click Next.
4. Click Finish > Restart Now to restart the computer.
Airplane
Note: Do not use Update Driver in Device Manager to
install the Airplane Mode driver.
1. Click 7.Install Airplane Driver > Yes.
2. Click Next.
3. Click Finish to restart the computer.
Hot Key
1. Click 8.Install Hotkey AP > Yes.
2. Click Next.
3. Click Finish to restart your computer.
MEI Driver
1. Click 9.Install MEI Driver > Yes.
2. Click Next.
3. Click the check box to accept the license and
then click Next.
4. Click Next.
5. Click Finish.
Audio
1. Click 10.Install Audio Driver > Yes.
2. Click Next.
3. Click the button to agree to the license and
click Next.
4. Click Next > Next > Next.
5. Click Finish to restart the computer.
Note that after installing the audio driver the system
will not return to the Drivers Installer screen. To install any of the optional drivers listed overleaf, eject
the Device Drivers & Utilities + User’s Manual disc
and then reinsert it (or double-click the disc icon in My
Computer), and click Option Drivers (button) to access the optional driver menu.
Driver Installation 4 - 7
4
Drivers & Utilities
It is recommended you now also install the Intel Rapid Storage Technology driver (see “Intel® Rapid
Storage Technology” on page 6 - 21 - required for
AHCI mode hard disks).
4
Optional Drivers
See the pages indicated in Table 4 - 1, on page 4 - 3 for
the driver installation procedures for any modules included in your purchase option.

Windows Update
After installing all the drivers make sure you enable Windows Update in order to get all the latest security updates etc. (all updates will include the latest hotfixes
from Microsoft).
To enable Windows Update make sure you are connected to the internet:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
Go to the Control Panel.
Click Windows Update (System and Security/
Security).
Click Check for updates (button).
The computer will now check for updates (you
need to be connected to the internet).
Click Install now (button) to begin checking for the
updates.
Click Install updates (button) to install the
updates.
4 - 8 Driver Installation
Figure 4 - 3 - Option Drivers
Note that you need to install both the WLAN & Bluetooth drivers for all the Bluetooth Combo modules.
BIOS Utilities
Chapter 5: BIOS Utilities
Overview
This chapter gives a brief introduction to the computer’s built-in software:
If your computer has never been set up, or you are making important changes to the
system (e.g. hard disk setup), then you should review this chapter first and note the
original settings found in Setup. Even if you are a beginner, keep a record of the settings you find and any changes you make. This information could be useful if your
system ever needs servicing.
There is one general rule: Don’t make any changes unless you are sure of what you
are doing. Many of the settings are required by the system, and changing them could
cause it to become unstable or worse. If you have any doubts, consult your service
representative.

BIOS Screens
Note that the BIOS
screens pictured on
these pages are intended for guidance in setting up your system’s
BIOS.
BIOS versions are subject to constant change
and revision, therefore
your computer’s actual
screens may appear
slightly different from
those pictured on these
pages.
Overview 5 - 1
5
BIOS Utilities

BIOS Settings
Warning
5
Incorrect settings can
cause your system to
malfunction. To correct
mistakes, return to Setup and restore the Previous
Values
with
<F2>, or Optimized Defaults with <F3>.
UEFI Boot & POST
When UEFI Boot is enabled, then the prompts
to press F2 or F7 will
not appear. However
you can still press F2 to
enter the setup, or F7 to
choose the preferred
boot device, if you press
the key immediately the
system boots up.
The Setup Utility
Each time you turn on the computer the system takes a few seconds to conduct a
POST, including a quick test of the on-board RAM (memory).
As the POST proceeds, the computer will tell you if there is anything wrong. If there
is a problem that prevents the system from booting, it will display a system summary
and prompt you to run Setup.
If there are no problems, the Setup prompt will disappear and the system will load
the operating system. Once that starts, you can’t get into Setup without rebooting.
The Aptio Setup Utility tells the system how to configure itself and manage basic
features and subsystems (e.g. port configuration).
To enter Setup, turn on the computer and press F2 (give the system a few seconds
to enter Setup). If the Boot Logo is enabled the F2 on screen will be highlighted to
illustrate that the system is processing the request during the POST (or press F7 for
boot options). If you get a “Keyboard Error”, (usually because you pressed F2 too
quickly) just press F2 again.
If the computer is already on, reboot using the Ctrl + Alt + Delete combination and
then hold down F2 when prompted. The Setup main menu will appear.
To see the boot options press F7 and choose your preferred boot device.
5 - 2 The Setup Utility
BIOS Utilities
Failing the POST
Errors can be detected during the POST. There are two categories, “fatal” and “nonfatal”.
Fatal Errors
These stop the boot process and usually indicate there is something seriously wrong
with your system. Take the computer to your service representative or authorized
distributor/supplier as soon as possible.
Non-Fatal Errors
This kind of error still allows you to boot. You will get a message identifying the
problem (make a note of this message!) and you can then press F7 (the F7 on screen
will be highlighted to illustrate that the system is processing the request) for boot
options.
Press F2 (give the system a few seconds to enter Setup; the F2 on screen will be
highlighted to illustrate that the system is processing the request) to run the Setup
program and try to correct the problem. If you still get an error message after you
change the setting, or if the “cure” seems even worse, call for help.
The Setup Utility 5 - 3
5
BIOS Utilities

Setup Menus
5
The
Setup
menus
shown in this section are
for reference only. Your
computer’s menus will
indicate the configuration appropriate for your
model and options.
Setup Screens
The following pages contain additional advice on portions of the Setup. Along the
top of the screen is a menu bar with menu headings. When you select a heading, a
new screen appears. Scroll through the features listed on each screen to make changes to Setup.
Instructions on how to navigate each screen are in the box at the bottom right side of
the screen.
Figure 5 - 1
Navigation Menu
If these tools are confusing, press F1 to call up a General Help screen, and then use
the arrow keys to scroll up or down the page.
The Item Specific Help on the upper right side of each screen explains the highlighted item and has useful messages about its options.
If you see an arrow next to an item, press Enter to go to a sub-menu on that subject. The sub-menu screen that appears has a similar layout, but the Enter key may
execute a command.
5 - 4 The Setup Utility
BIOS Utilities
Main Menu
Figure 5 - 2
Main Menu
System Time & Date (Main Menu)
The hour setting uses the 24-hour system (i.e., ØØ = midnight; 13 = 1 pm). If you
can change the date and time settings in your operating system, you will also change
these settings. Some applications may also alter data files to reflect these changes.
Main Menu 5 - 5
5
BIOS Utilities
SATA Port # (Main Menu)
Pressing Enter opens the sub-menu to show the configuration of a optical Device/
HDD on the computer’s SATA Ports.
CPU/ ME FW Version / System/ Extended Memory: (Main Menu)
This item contains information on the CPU type and system memory, and is not user
configurable. The system will auto detect the amount of memory installed.
5
MB Series / BIOS Revision / KBC/EC firmware Revision / MAC Address: (Main
Menu)
This item contains information on the BIOS version etc., and is not user configurable.
5 - 6 Main Menu
BIOS Utilities
Advanced Menu
Figure 5 - 3
Advanced Menu
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Advanced Chipset Control (Advanced Menu)
The sub-menu here allows you to change the device installed in the Combo Slot.
Advanced Menu 5 - 7
BIOS Utilities

Combo Slot Support
5
Note that 3G device will
only be available as a
selectable option if you
have included it in your
purchase configuration.
Figure 5 - 4
Advanced Chipset
Control
(Advanced Menu)
5 - 8 Advanced Menu
Combo Slot
(Advanced Menu > Advanced Chipset Control)
Select which device is installed in the Combo slot from this menu option. Select the
appropriate device installed in the slot from the menu, and then save the changed
BIOS settings. You will then need to shutdown the system and remove the AC/
DC adapter. You should then plug the AC/DC adapter back in again and restart the
computer to have the system recognize the changes made.
BIOS Utilities
Intel(R) Rapid Start Technology (Advanced Menu)
Enable/disable Intel(R) Rapid Start Technology from this menu. The rapid start
hibernation mode can resume power within seconds and can remember your computer's state with zero power.
SATA Mode (Advanced Menu)
The SATA (Serial ATA) controller operates in AHCI (Advanced Host Controller
Interface) mode. Install the Intel Rapid Storage Technology driver to support your
drive in AHCI mode (see “Intel® Rapid Storage Technology” on page 6 - 21).
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Boot Logo (Advanced Menu)
Use this menu item to enable/disable the Boot Logo screen at system startup if you
have not enabled UEFI Boot. If you disable the Boot Logo you will not see the F2
Enter Setup or F7 Boot Options prompts on the screen, however you can still press
these keys, while the boot screen is displayed, to perform the Enter Setup or Boot
Option functions.
When UEFI Boot is enabled, then the prompts to press F2 or F7 will not appear.
However you can still press F2 to enter the setup, or F7 to choose the preferred boot
device, if you press the key immediately the system boots up.
Advanced Menu 5 - 9
BIOS Utilities
Power On Boot Beep (Advanced Menu)
Use this menu item to enable/disable the beep as the computer starts up.
Battery Low Alarm Beep (Advanced Menu)
Use this menu item to enable/disable the battery low alarm beep.
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5 - 10 Advanced Menu
BIOS Utilities
Security Menu

Security Menu
The changes you make
here affect the access
to the Setup utility itself,
and also access to your
machine as it boots up
after you turn it on.
These settings do not
affect your machine or
network
passwords
which will be set in your
software OS.
Figure 5 - 5
Security Menu
Set Supervisor Password (Security Menu)
You can set a password for access to the Aptio Setup Utility. This will not affect
access to the computer OS (only the Aptio Setup Utility).
Security Menu 5 - 11
5
BIOS Utilities

Password Warning
5
If you set a boot password (Password on boot
is “Enabled“), NEVER
forget your password.
The consequences of
this could be serious. If
you cannot remember
your boot password you
must contact your vendor and you may lose all
of the information on
your hard disk.
5 - 12 Security Menu
Note: To clear existing passwords press Enter and type the existing password, then
press Enter for the new password (without typing any password entry) and Enter
again to confirm the password clearance.
Set User Password (Security Menu)
You can set a password for user mode access to the Aptio Setup Utility. This will
not affect access to the computer OS, (only the Setup utility) unless you choose to
set a Password on Boot (see below). Many menu items in the Aptio Setup Utility
cannot be modified in user mode.
Note: You can only set the user password after you have set the supervisor password.
Password on boot: (Security Menu)
Specify whether or not a password should be entered to boot the computer (you may
only set a password on boot if a supervisor password is enabled). If “Enabled”
is selected, only users who enter a correct password can boot the system (see the
warning in the sidebar). The default setting is “Disabled”.
BIOS Utilities
Secure Boot Control (Security Menu)
Secure Boot Control prevents unauthorized operating systems and software from
loading during the startup process. Secure Boot is available as a menu option if you
have enabled UEFI Boot (see “Boot Menu” on page 5 - 15). Enabling Secure Boot
will bring up the Secure Boot Mode menu to enable you to configure Secure Boot
as Standard (with a fixed secure boot policy), or Custom (which enables you to
make changes to the Key Management database).
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Security Menu 5 - 13
BIOS Utilities
TPM Configuration (Security Menu)
This sub-menu will allow you to enable/disable Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
support, and to configure the TPM State. Select TPM Configuration and press Enter to access the sub-menu. Press Enter to access the Security Device Support menu
and select Enable to support TPM.
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Figure 5 - 6
Security Device
Support
5 - 14 Security Menu
BIOS Utilities
Boot Menu
Figure 5 - 7
Boot Menu

BIOS Screens
Note that the BIOS
screens pictured on
these pages are intended for guidance in setting up your system’s
BIOS.
When you turn the computer on it will look for an operating system (e.g. Windows
7) from the devices listed in this menu, and in this priority order. If it cannot find
the operating system on that device, it will try to load it from the next device in the
order specified in the Boot Option Priorities. Item specific help on the right is
available to help you move devices up and down the order.
BIOS versions are subject to constant change
and revision, therefore
your computer’s actual
screens may appear
slightly different from
those pictured on these
pages.
Boot Menu 5 - 15
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BIOS Utilities
Boot Option Priorities (Boot Menu)
Press Enter to access the menu, use the arrow keys to move up and down the menu,
and press Enter to select a device from the Boot Option # list (the selected device
will be highlighted in white).
UEFI Boot (Boot Menu)
Enable/disable UEFI Boot from this menu. The Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) specification provides a clean interface between operating systems and
platform firmware at boot time. In contrast to BIOS, UEFI defines a set of standard
boot and runtime services. The Network Stack and Launch CSM (Compatibility
Support Module - for legacy BIOS compatibility) items will be enabled as options
under UEFI Boot.
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5 - 16 Boot Menu
BIOS Utilities
Exit Menu
Figure 5 - 8
Exit Menu
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Click Save Changes and Reset to save all changes made. Choosing to Discard
Changes, or Exit Discarding Changes, will wipe out any changes you have made
to the Setup. You can also choose to restore the original Setup defaults that will return the Setup to its original state, and erase any previous changes you have made in
a previous session.
Exit Menu 5 - 17
BIOS Utilities
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Modules & Options
Chapter 6: Modules & Options
Overview
This chapter contains information on the following modules, which may come with
your computer, depending on the configuration purchased. If you are unsure please
contact your service representative.
•
•
•
•
•
PC Camera Module
Wireless LAN Module
Bluetooth & WLAN Combo Module
Intel® Rapid Storage Technology
Intel® Rapid Start Technology
Driver
•
•
•
•
Sound Blaster Cinema 2
Trusted Platform Module
Wireless Display
3G/4G Module

Wireless Device
Operation Aboard
Aircraft
The use of any portable
electronic transmission
devices aboard aircraft
is usually prohibited.
Make sure the WLAN &
Bluetooth module(s)
are OFF if you are using
the computer aboard
aircraft by putting the
system in to Airplane
Mode (see Table 1 - 5,
on page 1 - 14).
Overview 6 - 1
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Modules & Options
PC Camera Module
When the PC Camera application is run the LED indicator to the left of the camera
will be illuminated in red (see 2 Figure 1 - 3 on page 1 - 8). Note that you need to
use the Camera app in Windows to take pictures and capture video. Use the Fn +
F10 key combination (see “Function/Hot Key Indicators” on page 1 - 14) to toggle power to the PC Camera module.
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6 - 2 PC Camera Module
Modules & Options
PC Camera Audio Setup
If you want to capture video & audio with your camera, it is necessary to setup the
audio recording options in Windows.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
Go to the Control Panel.
Click Sound
(Hardware and Sound) and click Recording (tab).
Right-click hold and release Microphone (VIA High Definition Audio) and make
sure the item is not disabled.
Double-click Microphone (or select Properties from the right-click menu).
Click Levels (tab), and adjust the Microphone and Microphone Boost sliders to
the level required.
Click OK and close the control panels.
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Figure 6 - 1
Audio Setup for PC
Camera
Right-click
PC Camera Module 6 - 3
Modules & Options
Camera App
1.
Figure 6 - 2
2.
Run the Camera app from the Start screen by clicking on the Camera app icon
.
The camera interface will display two buttons on the right side of the screen.
Camera App
Buttons

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Exposure
Use the slider to adjust
the Exposure level.
3.
4.
5.
Figure 6 - 3
Camera Options
6 - 4 PC Camera Module
The upper button
is used to record video, and the lower button
is used
to take still pictures.
Right-click on the screen to bring up menu buttons at the bottom of the screen.
These buttons enable you to access the camera roll (where captured pictures and
video are displayed), set the timer (the time period before capture begins; 3
seconds, 10 seconds or Off) and set the exposure level using the slider to obtain
the best results.
Modules & Options
Camera Options
The Camera Options settings may be accessed as follows:
1.
2.
3.
4.
Run the Camera app from the Start screen by clicking on the Camera app icon
.
While the camera app is running access the Charms Bar (e.g. click Use the
Windows logo key
+ C key combination).
Click Settings and then click Options.
You can adjust the Photo Aspect Ratio, select the Microphone, Hide/Show grid
lines and turn Location Info on or off from the Options panel.
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Figure 6 - 4
Camera Options
PC Camera Module 6 - 5
Modules & Options
Taking Pictures/Capturing Video
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6
Figure 6 - 5
Pictures - Camera
Roll
6 - 6 PC Camera Module
Run the Camera app from the Start screen by clicking on the Camera app icon
.
Right-click the screen and select the timer if you require a countdown before
capture.
Click the appropriate icon to take a picture or start video capture (if video capture
begins a timer will appear in the bottom corner of the screen).
To stop video capture click the main window again (or click the stop icon
).
Captured photos and videos will be saved to a Camera Roll folder within the
Pictures folder.
Modules & Options
Camera Roll
1.
2.
3.
4.
Run the Camera app from the Start screen by clicking on the Camera app icon
.
Right-click on the screen to bring up menu buttons at the bottom of the screen.
Click Camera Roll.
Click the arrows
/
(on either side of the screen) to browse through the
captured photos/video, and back to the Camera app.
Editing Photos
1.
Clicking on a captured photo will bring up an app bar with a series of buttons.
Figure 6 - 6
Edit Buttons
(for Still Photos)
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
The Camera button will take you back to the home screen of the camera app.
Click Delete to remove any photo from the camera roll (you will be asked to click
Delete again to confirm the deletion).
The Open With button will allow you to select a program with which to open the
photo.
You can click Set as Lock screen to set the photo as the lock screen picture.
Clicking Slide Show will create a slide show of photos/video in the camera roll.
Click Rotate to rotate the picture through 90 degrees.
Use the handles to Crop any captured picture, and click Apply to make the
changes (you can change the Aspect ratio by clicking the button and selecting an
aspect ratio from the menu). You can Save a copy (create another copy of the
PC Camera Module 6 - 7
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Modules & Options
photo with the edited changes), Update original (which changes the original
picture permanently) or Undo any changes.
9. Click the Edit button to bring up a full suite of tools to edit the photo.
10. Click on the menu headings on the left, and then click on the tool on the right to
edit the photo as required.
Edit Menu
6
Basic Fixes
Light
Color
Effects
Figure 6 - 7
Editing Tools
11. After the editing process is completed right-click on the photo to Save a copy
(create another copy of the photo with the edited changes), Update original
(which changes the original picture permanently), Undo any changes or Cancel
the editing.
6 - 8 PC Camera Module
Modules & Options
Editing Videos
1.
Clicking on a captured video will bring up an app bar with a series of buttons.
Figure 6 - 8
Edit Buttons
(for Video Files)
2.
3.
4.
5.
Click Delete to remove any video from the camera roll (you will be asked to click
Delete again to confirm the deletion).
The Open With button will allow you to select a program with which to run the
Video.
Clicking Slide Show will create a slide show of photos/video in the camera roll.
Click Trim to edit the video. Use the round buttons at either end of the slider to
adjust the video length and click Save a copy to save the changes made.
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Figure 6 - 9
Trim Video
(for Video Files)
Click to select and move the rounded buttons to edit the video.
PC Camera Module 6 - 9
Modules & Options
Video File Size
Note that capturing high resolution video files requires a substantial amount of disk
space for each file. After recording video, check the video file size (right-click the
file and select Properties) and the remaining free space on your hard disk (go to My
Computer, right-click the hard disk, and select Properties). If necessary you can
remove the recorded video file to a removable medium e.g. CD, DVD or USB Flash
drive.
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Note that the Windows 8.1 system requires a minimum of 16GB (32-bit) or 20GB
(64-bit) of free space on the C: drive system partition. In order to prevent system
problems it is recommended that you move any large sized captured video file to a
location other than the C: drive.
6 - 10 PC Camera Module
Modules & Options
Wireless LAN Module
If you have included an Intel® or 3rd Party WLAN module in your purchase option
make sure that the module is on (i.e. the system is not in Airplane Mode) before installing the driver.
Make sure you install the drivers in the order indicated in Table 4 - 1, on page 4 - 3.
Note that you need to install both the WLAN & Bluetooth drivers for the WLAN
& Bluetooth Combo modules.

Wireless Device
Operation Aboard
Aircraft
The use of any portable
electronic transmission
devices aboard aircraft
is usually prohibited.
Make sure the WLAN/
Bluetooth
module(s)
are OFF if you are using
the computer aboard
aircraft. Use Airplane
Mode hot key to toggle
Airplane Mode On/Off,
and check the LED indicator for the power status.
Wireless LAN Module 6 - 11
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Modules & Options
3rd Party 802.11b/g/n Driver Installation
1. Make sure the system is not in Airplane Mode, and then insert the Device
Drivers & Utilities + User’s Manual disc into the DVD drive.
2. Click Option Drivers (button).
3. Click 1.Install WLAN Driver > Yes.
4. Click Next.
5. Click Finish to restart the computer.
6. The operating system is the default setting for Wireless LAN control in
Windows (see page 6 - 13).
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Intel® WLAN Driver Installation
1. Make sure the system is not in Airplane Mode, and then insert the Device
Drivers & Utilities + User’s Manual disc into the DVD drive.
2. Click Option Drivers (button).
3. Click 1.Install WLAN Driver > Yes.
4. Click in the tickbox to agree to the End User License Agreement and click
Install.
5. Click Finish.
6. The operating system is the default setting for Wireless LAN control in
Windows (see page 6 - 13).
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Modules & Options
WLAN Configuration in Windows
You can configure a wireless connection using one of the following options, however make sure the Wireless LAN module is turned on (and not in Airplane Mode)
before configuration begins.
Charms Bar
1.
2.
3.
Go to the Charms Bar.
Select Settings and then click the WiFi icon (it should read Available under the
icon and Airplane mode should be Off).
A list of available access points will appear.
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Figure 6 - 10
WiFi Settings
(Charms Bar) &
Networks
Wireless LAN Module 6 - 13
Modules & Options
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
Double-click an access point to connect to it (or click it and click Connect).
Enter a network security key (password) if required, and click Next.
You can choose to find other devices or not.
When you are connected to the network access point it will display Connected
.
Select any connected network and click Disconnect
to disconnect from a
connected access point.
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Figure 6 - 11
Networks
Connected /
Disconnect
9.
You can click the Airplane Mode button to turn the mode (including Bluetooth) On
or Off.
10. Alternatively you can click the WiFi button to turn just the WiFi On or Off.
6 - 14 Wireless LAN Module
Modules & Options
Desktop Mode
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
Switch to the Windows Desktop (click the app or use the Windows logo key
D key combination).
Click the wireless icon
in the notification area of the taskbar.
A list of available access points will appear.
Double-click an access point to connect to it (or click it and click Connect).
Enter a network security key (password) if required, and click Next.
You can choose to find other devices or not.
Select any connected network and click Disconnect to disconnect from a
connected access point.
+
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Figure 6 - 12
Windows Desktop
Taskbar Notification
Area WLAN
Connection
Wireless LAN Module 6 - 15
Modules & Options

Wireless Device
Operation Aboard
Aircraft
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The use of any portable
electronic transmission
devices aboard aircraft
is usually prohibited.
Make sure the WLAN/
Bluetooth
module(s)
are OFF if you are using
the computer aboard
aircraft. Use Airplane
Mode hot key to toggle
Airplane Mode On/Off,
and check the LED indicator for the power status.
Bluetooth & WLAN Combo Module
If your purchase option includes the Combination Wireless LAN & Bluetooth
module (either Intel® or 3rd Party) then install the driver as instructed overleaf.
Make sure that the module is on (i.e. the system is not in Airplane Mode) before installing the driver.

Bluetooth Data Transfer
Note that the transfer of data between the computer and a Bluetooth enabled device is supported
in one direction only (simultaneous data transfer is not supported). Therefore if you are copying
a file from your computer to a Bluetooth enabled device, you will not be able to copy a file from
the Bluetooth enabled device to your computer until the file transfer process from the computer
has been completed.
6 - 16 Bluetooth & WLAN Combo Module
Modules & Options
3rd Party Bluetooth (V4.0) Combo Driver Installation
1. Make sure the system is not in Airplane Mode, and then insert the Device
Drivers & Utilities + User’s Manual disc into the DVD drive.
2. Click Option Drivers (button).
3. Click 2.Install Combo BT Driver > Yes.
4. Click Next.
5. Click Finish to restart the computer.
6. See “Bluetooth Configuration in Windows” on page 6 - 18 for configuration instructions.
Intel Bluetooth Combo Driver Installation
1. Make sure the system is not in Airplane Mode, and then insert the Device
Drivers & Utilities + User’s Manual disc into the DVD drive.
2. Click Option Drivers (button).
3. Click 2.Install Combo BT Driver > Yes.
4. Click Next > Next.
5. Click in the check box to accept the license and click Next > Next.
6. Click Finish > Yes to restart the computer.
7. See “Bluetooth Configuration in Windows” on page 6 - 18 for configuration instructions.

High Speed Bluetooth
Data Transfer
The Combination Wireless LAN & Bluetooth
module supports high
speed data transfer. However to achieve such
transfer speeds, both devices must support
high speed data transfer.
To obtain high speed
data transfer make sure
that both the WLAN and
Bluetooth modules are
powered on.
Check your Bluetooth
compatible device’s documentation to confirm it
supports high speed data
transfer.
Bluetooth & WLAN Combo Module 6 - 17
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Modules & Options
Bluetooth Configuration in Windows

Bluetooth Headset
Stereo Setup
To setup a Bluetooth
headset to support stereo audio see page 7 14.
You can configure a Bluetooth connection as below, however make sure the Bluetooth module is on (or the system is not in Airplane Mode) before configuration.
Desktop Mode
1.
2.
3.
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Switch to the Windows Desktop (click the App or use the Windows logo key
D key combination).
Click the notification area of the taskbar and double-click the Bluetooth icon
click and select Show Bluetooth Devices).
The Bluetooth item in PC and Devices will appear.
OR
Charms Bar
1.
2.
3.
Go to the Charms Bar.
Select Settings and then click Change PC Settings.
Select the Bluetooth item in PC and Devices.
Figure 6 - 13
Bluetooth Taskbar
Icon & Change PC
Settings (Charms
Bar -Settings)
6 - 18 Bluetooth & WLAN Combo Module
+
(or
Modules & Options
4.
5.
Make sure that Bluetooth is turned on and a list of discovered devices will appear.
Double-click the device you want to pair with the computer and click Pair.
Figure 6 - 14
PC and Devices Bluetooth
6
6.
On first connection the computer will provide you with a pairing code to be entered
onto the device.
Figure 6 - 15
Enter the Passcode
7.
8.
Enter the code into your Bluetooth enabled device and click Yes on the computer
to complete the pairing.
Select a device and click Remove Device to disconnect from any device.
Bluetooth & WLAN Combo Module 6 - 19
Modules & Options
To Make your Computer Discoverable to Bluetooth Devices
1.
2.
3.
4.
Switch to the Windows Desktop (click the app or use the Windows logo key
+
D key combination).
Click the notification area of the taskbar, click the Bluetooth icon
and click
Open Settings.
Click Options, and make sure that Allow Bluetooth devices to find this
computer check box (Discovery) has a check inside it.
Make sure that the Alert me when a new Bluetooth device wants to connect
check box (Connections) has a check inside it, if you want to be notified when a
Bluetooth device wants to connect.
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Figure 6 - 16
Bluetooth Settings
6 - 20 Bluetooth & WLAN Combo Module
Modules & Options
Intel® Rapid Storage Technology
Install the Intel® Rapid Storage Technology to support your AHCI mode SATA
drive (see “SATA Mode (Advanced Menu)” on page 5 - 9).
IRST Driver Installation
1. Insert the Device Drivers & Utilities + User’s Manual disc into the DVD
drive.
2. Click Option Drivers (button).
3. Click 3.Install IRST Driver > Yes.
4. Click Next.
5. Click in the tickbox to accept the license and click Next.
6. Click Next > Next > Next.
7. Click Finish to restart the computer.
8. Run the Intel® Rapid Storage Technology app from the Start menu.
Intel® Rapid Storage Technology 6 - 21
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Modules & Options
Intel® Rapid Start Technology Driver
Intel(R) Rapid Start Technology can resume power from Hibernation within seconds and can remember your computer's previous state with zero power.
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System Requirements to support Intel® Rapid Start Technology:
• Rapid Start Technology should be enabled in the BIOS (see ““Intel(R) Rapid
Start Technology (Advanced Menu)” on page 5 - 9).
• Intel Rapid Storage Technology software installed.
• A Solid State Drive (SSD) with a minimum capacity of 18.6GB.
• The Solid State Drive (not the HDD) must be configured as outlined on the following pages to support Rapid Start Technology.
• The Windows operating system must be installed on the system hard disk drive,
and not on the Solid State Drive (SSD).

Operating System Installation
Note that in order for Intel(R) Rapid Start Technology to function properly the Windows
operating system must be installed on the system hard disk drive (e.g. the “C:” drive), and
the SSD should be configured as outlined on the following pages. Rapid Start will not function if the operating system is installed on the SSD.
See overleaf for instructions on enabling Intel® Rapid Start Technology.
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Modules & Options
Intel® Rapid Start Technology Configuration
1.
2.
3.
Enable/disable Intel(R) Rapid Start Technology from the BIOS (see “Intel(R)
Rapid Start Technology (Advanced Menu)” on page 5 - 9) and restart the computer.
Go the Windows control panel and double-click Administrative Tools (System
and Security) > Computer Management > Storage > Disk Management
Right-click the SSD and select Shrink Volume from the menu.
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Figure 6 - 17
Computer
Management
(Shrink SSD
Volume)
Shrink Volume
Intel® Rapid Start Technology Driver 6 - 23
Modules & Options
4.
Enter the figure, which should be equal to amount of system memory (RAM)
in your computer, in “Enter the amount of space to shrink in MB”.
5.
Click Shrink (any unallocated file space may be formatted for storage use).
Figure 6 - 18
Shrink Volume
Size
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
Memory Size (Amount of Space to Shrink)
The figure entered in the “Enter the amount of space to shrink in MB” field above should be equal
to the amount of system memory in your computer. In the example above the system memory is 4GB
(1024MB * 4 = 4096GB). If you are unsure of your total system memory (RAM) then go to System
control panel (System and Security) and check Installed memory (RAM). The memory size will be displayed in GB so convert by multiplying the GB figure by 1024 to get the total in MB (e.g. 8GB =
8192MB).
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Modules & Options
6.
Run the Desktop app and right-click the lower left hot corner (or use the Windows
Logo Key
+ X key combination) and select Command Prompt (Admin).
Figure 6 - 19
Search for CMD
Prompt
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7.
8.
Type “DISKPART”.
At the DISKPART command type “list disk”.
Figure 6 - 20
Diskpart - List Disk
Intel® Rapid Start Technology Driver 6 - 25
Modules & Options
9.
Type “select disk #” (# is disk number where you want to create the store partition,
so refer to the results obtained from "list disk" for exact disk number).
10. The message “Disk # is now the selected disk.” will appear.
Figure 6 - 21
Diskpart - Select
Disk #
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Figure 6 - 22
11. Type “create partition primary”.
12. A “DiskPart succeeded in creating the specified partition.” message should
appear.
Diskpart - Create
Partition
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Modules & Options
13. Type “detail disk”.
Figure 6 - 23
Diskpart - Detail
Disk
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14. Type “select Volume #” (# is volume of your storage partition so refer to results
obtained from "detail disk" for the exact volume number).
15. The message “Volume # is now the selected volume.” will appear.
Figure 6 - 24
Diskpart - Select
Volume #
Intel® Rapid Start Technology Driver 6 - 27
Modules & Options
16. Type the following, depending on the format of the SSD.
• For MBR formatted SSDs: “set id=84 override” (the id must be set to 84).
• For GPT formatted SSDs: “set id=D3BFE2DE-3DAF-11DF-BA40-E3A556D89593”.
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Figure 6 - 25
Diskpart - Set id=
17. The message “DiskPart successfully set the partition ID.” will appear.
18. Close the CMD window.
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Modules & Options
19. Go the Windows control panel and double-click Administrative Tools (System
and Security)> Computer Management > Storage > Disk Management.
20. The disk partition should read Healthy Hibernation Partition.
Figure 6 - 26
Computer
Management
(Healthy
Hibernation
Partition)
Healthy (Hibernation Partition)
21. Restart the computer.
22. Install the driver (see below).
Intel® Rapid Start Technology Driver Installation
1. Insert the Device Drivers & Utilities + User’s Manual disc into the CD/
DVD drive.
2. Click Option Drivers (button).
3. Click 4.Install Rapid Start Driver > Yes.
4. Click Next > Next > Yes > Next > Next.
5. Click Finish to restart the computer.
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Modules & Options
Sound Blaster Cinema 2
(For Computer Designs I & II Only)
Install the Sound Blaster Cinema 2 application to allow you to configure the audio
settings to your requirements for the best performance in games, music and movies.
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Sound Blaster Cinema 2 Installation
1. Insert the Device Drivers & Utilities + User’s Manual disc into an attached
DVD drive.
2. Click Option Drivers (button).
3. Click 5.Install SBCinema AP > Yes.
4. Choose the setup language and click Next.
5. Click Yes to accept the license.
6. Click Next > Full Installation (button).
7. Click Next > Finish to restart the computer.
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Modules & Options
Sound Blaster Cinema 2 Application
Run the Sound Blaster Cinema 2 control panel from the notification area of the
taskbar (or from the item in the Apps menu). Click on the tabs to access the any of
the control panel menus.

Sound Blaster
Cinema 2 & HDMI
Note that the Sound
Blaster Cinema 2 audio
effects do not apply to
audio
generated
through an HDMI connection.
Figure 6 - 27
Sound Blaster
Cinema 2
(Taskbar
Notification Area
Icon & Apps Menu)
Sound Blaster Cinema 2 6 - 31
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Modules & Options

Software Update
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Check for the latest software updates by making
sure you are connected
to the internet and clicking Software Update
from the drop-down
menu. Follow the instructions provided to
update the software.
Sound Blaster Cinema 2 Tutorial
The Sound Blaster Cinema 2 application will provide a quick Tutorial on the initial
run of the application, however you can also run the Tutorial from the drop-down
menu if you require a further introduction to the application.
Figure 6 - 28
Sound Blaster
Cinema 2
Access Tutorial
6 - 32 Sound Blaster Cinema 2
Modules & Options
Sound Blaster Cinema 2 Advanced Settings
Sound Blaster Cinema 2 selects the built-in speakers by default and this setting may
cause some sound quality issues when using headphones. To adjust the settings for
headphones do the following:
1.
2.
3.
4.
Run the Sound Blaster Cinema 2 application.
Click the Advanced Settings icon
.
Select Headphones from the drop-down menu (you can adjust the slider for
crossover frequency and Test to hear the effect chosen).
Click Exit and close the application (or click the icon
again to exit).
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Figure 6 - 29
Sound Blaster Cinema
2 Select Headphones
Advanced Settings
Sound Blaster Cinema 2 6 - 33
Modules & Options
The Sound Blaster Cinema 2 SBX PRO Studio (see overleaf) can be turned On/
Off by clicking the Power Button
(when the power is off the icon will be
dimmed ).
Volume can be adjusted by means of the slider
to
the right of the volume icon, and you can toggle mute on/off by clicking the volume
icon itself (
/
).
Power Button
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Figure 6 - 30
Sound Blaster
Cinema 2 Power &
Volume
Volume/Mute Toggle
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Modules & Options
Sound Blaster Cinema 2 SBX Pro Studio
The Sound Blaster Cinema 2 SBX Pro Studio offers a suite of playback technologies to enhance sound. Each playback technology at the bottom of the screen has
an On/Off button to allow you to enable/disable it, and most controls feature a slider to adjust the levels.
• Surround: Provides virtual sound channels to control the level of immersion.
Menu
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Figure 6 - 31
Sound Blaster
Cinema 2 SBX Pro
Studio
Surround
Sound Blaster Cinema 2 6 - 35
Modules & Options
• Crystalizer: Enriches audio to make it sound livelier.
Figure 6 - 32
Sound Blaster
Cinema 2 SBX Pro
Studio
Crystalizer
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• Bass: Enhances the bass level of the sound system.
Figure 6 - 33
Sound Blaster
Cinema 2 SBX Pro
Studio
Bass
6 - 36 Sound Blaster Cinema 2
Modules & Options
• Smart Volume: Minimizes sudden volume changes to avoid the need for constant adjustment.
Figure 6 - 34
Sound Blaster
Cinema 2 SBX Pro
Studio
Smart Volume
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• Dialog Plus: Optimizes dialogue levels for movies etc.
Figure 6 - 35
Sound Blaster
Cinema 2 SBX Pro
Studio
Dialog Plus
Sound Blaster Cinema 2 6 - 37
Modules & Options
Sound Blaster Cinema 2 Profiles
The Profile buttons on the left side of the screen give you preset settings to enhance
your audio settings for Music, Movie, Game and Voice. You can choose Custom
to adjust the settings to your own set preferences.
Men
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Figure 6 - 36
Sound Blaster
Cinema 2
Profiles
6 - 38 Sound Blaster Cinema 2
Modules & Options
Sound Blaster Cinema 2 & HDMI
1.
2.
3.
When you connect an HDMI display to the HDMI-Out port, the Sound Blaster Cinema controls will be disabled.
A warning box will pop-up and will prompt “...Do you want to select another
audio device now?”.
Click No to continue using the HDMI audio output from your external display (do
not attempt to select another audio device when connected to the external HDMI
display).
Menu
Figure 6 - 37
Sound Blaster
Cinema 2 HDMI
Display Warning
Sound Blaster Cinema 2 6 - 39
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Modules & Options
Trusted Platform Module
The TPM security chip allows you to create and manage digital certificates for user
and platform authentication. This type of security is usually administered within
large enterprises and organizations, and therefore requires implementation by a system administrator before users can access security features.
Individual users can use the TPM as an authentication with the fingerprint reader.
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Make sure you have administrator’s rights to your computer, and have a Windows
password enabled for full security protection. In addition Make sure you prepare
a removable media (e.g. a USB flash drive) to store passwords etc. before beginning the TPM initialization process.
Before setting up the TPM functions you must initialize the security platform.
6 - 40 Trusted Platform Module
Modules & Options
Enabling & Managing TPM
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
Restart the computer.
Enter the Aptio Setup Utility pressing F2 during the POST/startup.
Use the arrow keys to select the Security menu.
Select TPM Configuration and press Enter to access the sub-menu.
Press Enter to access Security Device Support and select Enable.
Press F4 to save the changes and restart the computer.
You can now manage the TPM from Windows.
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Figure 6 - 38
Security Device
Support (Enabled)
Trusted Platform Module 6 - 41
Modules & Options
TPM Management in Windows
You can manage your TPM settings from within Windows:
1.
2.
3.
Go to the Control Panel.
Click BitLocker Drive Encryption (System and Security).
Click TPM Administration.
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Figure 6 - 39
BitLocker Drive
Encryption
(TPM
Administration)
6 - 42 Trusted Platform Module
Modules & Options
4.
The TPM Management window allows you to configure the TPM within Windows.
As TPM is usually administered within large enterprises and organizations, your
system administrator will need to assist you in managing the information here.
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Figure 6 - 40
Trusted Platform
Module (TPM)
Management on
Local Computer
Administration
Trusted Platform Module 6 - 43
Modules & Options
TPM Actions
1.
2.
3.
Click Prepare the TPM and follow the instructions in the Wizard to prepare the
TPM (this will probably require a restart of the computer and confirmation of the
setting changes after restart by pressing the appropriate F key).
After the restart the TPM will be prepared and you can then use the Actions menu
to Turn TPM off, Change Owner Password, Clear TPM or Reset TPM Lockout.
A wizard will help take you through any setup steps.
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Figure 6 - 41
TPM Actions Menu
6 - 44 Trusted Platform Module
Modules & Options
BitLocker
BitLocker Drive Encryption can be used in conjunction with the TPM to encrypt
data on the disk. Access the Microsoft BitLocker Drive Encryption control panel
applet from the Windows control panel (System and Security).
1.
2.
Click Turn on Bit Locker.
Follow the on-screen instructions to setup BitLocker, and make sure you have a
removable media (e.g. a USB flash drive) to store saved recovery keys etc.
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Figure 6 - 42
BitLocker Drive
Encryption
Trusted Platform Module 6 - 45
Modules & Options

Compatible
Adapters
For a list of compatible
display and audio adapters check the Intel website, or your distributor/
supplier.
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Wireless Display
Wireless Display (Miracast) uses your Wireless LAN or Wireless LAN & Bluetooth Combo module (you need to make sure that your video adapter/display device is compatible with your particular WLAN/Combo module) in conjunction with
a compatible video adapter/display device (purchased separately) to allow you to
display the contents of the notebook display on another display (e.g. HDTV), without the need to have cables stretching across a room.
You can use the wireless display to play games, browse the internet, display videos
or photo slide shows on your TV/external display without using HDMI or A/V cables.
Before configuring Wireless Display you will need to set up your compatible adapter
with your display/speakers. Connect the adapter using an HDMI or A/V cable and
turn on the display (or in the case of speakers connect them to the wireless speaker
adapter with the cables provided with the adapter), and then set the display to the appropriate input channel (see the documentation supplied with your compatible
adapter/display for full details).
Note that no driver or application is required for wireless display in Windows 8.1.
6 - 46 Wireless Display
Modules & Options
Wireless Display Configuration
1.
2.
3.
4.
Note that no driver or application is required for wireless display in Windows 8.1.
Go the Charms Bar, select Devices.
Click Project.
Click Add a wireless display.
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Figure 6 - 43
Add a Wireless
Display
Wireless Display 6 - 47
Modules & Options
5.
The system will then search for compatible display devices (this may take up to
60 seconds so allow time for this to complete).
6.
7.
Double-click any detected display device in the list.
You may then need to input a pin number for the device to which you are
connecting.
Click Next.
Figure 6 - 44
Searching For
Devices
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8.
Figure 6 - 45
Enter PIN
6 - 48 Wireless Display
Modules & Options
9.
The display will then connect (for specific settings for your display see the
documentation supplied with your compatible adapter/display for full details).
10. To disconnect from the display you can select it in PC and Devices > Devices and
click Remove Device > Yes; or go to the Project menu (Charms Bar > Devices)
and click Disconnect.
Figure 6 - 46
Remove Device/
Disconnect
Wireless Display 6 - 49
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Modules & Options

Wireless Device
Operation Aboard
Aircraft
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The use of any portable
electronic transmission
devices aboard aircraft
is usually prohibited.
Make sure the 3G/4G/
WLAN/Bluetooth module(s) are OFF if you are
using the computer
aboard aircraft. Use Airplane Mode hot key to
toggle Airplane Mode
On/Off, and check the
LED indicator for the
power status.
3G/4G Module
(For Model A Computers Only)
If you have included an optional UMTS/HSPDA+ based 3G module (Universal
Mobile Telecommunications System or High Speed Packet Access) module or LTE
(Long Term Evolution) 4G module (see “Communication” on page D - 4 for specification details) in your purchase option, you do not require a driver/application
installation for Windows 8.1. Follow the instructions overleaf to install the USIM
card (which will be provided by your service provider), and then use the Charms
Bar Wireless icon to access the 3G/4G network in the same manner as the WLAN.

Important Notice
If your purchase option includes both Wireless LAN and 3G/4G modules, then the appropriate antennas will be installed. Note that In order to comply with FCC RF exposure compliance requirements, the antenna must not be co-located or operate in conjunction with
any other antenna or transmitter.
Important Notice - 3G/4G & Bluetooth/Wireless LAN Modules
In order to comply with FCC regulations you should NOT operate the 3G/4G module and
the Bluetooth/Wireless LAN modules at the same time as this may disrupt radio frequency,
and cause interference. When the 3G/4G module is powered on, make sure that the Bluetooth/Wireless LAN modules are powered off.
6 - 50 3G/4G Module
Modules & Options
3G/4G Module USIM Card Installation
Follow the instructions below to install the USIM card (which will be supplied by
your service provider).
1.
2.
3.
Turn off the computer, and turn it over.
Slide the latch 1 in the direction of the arrow.
Slide the latch 2 in the direction of the arrow, and hold it in place.
2
1

Power Safety
Warning
Before you undertake any
installation
procedures,
make sure that you have
turned off the power, and
disconnected all peripherals and cables (including
telephone lines). It is advisable to also remove your
battery in order to prevent
accidentally turning the machine on.
Figure 6 - 47
Battery Unlock
4.
Remove the battery 3 .
3
Figure 6 - 48
Battery Removal
3G/4G Module 6 - 51
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Modules & Options
5.

Insert the USIM card 4 (at the rear of the battery compartment) as illustrated
below until it clicks fully into position, and replace the battery.
USIM Card Orientation
Note that the USIM card’s
readable side (with the
gold-colored
contacts)
should face upwards as illustrated.
4
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Figure 6 - 49
USIM Card Insertion

USIM Card Ejection
Simply press on the USIM card to eject it, however do not do this
while a connection is in progress.
If you do eject the card while a 3G/4G connection is ongoing, you will
need to shut down the system, reinsert the USIM card, restart the
system and then reestablish the 3G/4G connection.
If you wish to change USIM cards then you will need to shut the system down, reinsert the USIM card, restart the system and then reestablish the 3G/4G connection.
6 - 52 3G/4G Module
Modules & Options
3G/4G Configuration in Windows
You can configure a 3G/4G connection as below, however make sure the system is
not in Airplane Mode before configuration begins.
Charms Bar
1.
2.
3.
Go to the Charms Bar.
Select Settings and then click the WiFi icon (it should read Available under the
icon and Airplane mode should be Off).
A list of available access points will appear under Mobile Broadband.

3G/4G Module PIN
Code & Power-Saving
Note that there may be
some issues when a
PIN Code is set for 3G/
4G modules in Windows, if Mobile Broadband has been turned
off, and the system has
resumed from a powersaving state. See ““3G/
4G Module PIN Code &
Power-Saving”
on
page 7 - 15.
Figure 6 - 50
Networks
Mobile Broadband
3G/4G Module 6 - 53
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Modules & Options
4.
5.
Any 3G/4G service provider (connection information is usually stored on the USIM
card) will appear under Mobile Broadband.
Double-click any connection icon under Mobile Broadband (or click and then click
Connect).
Figure 6 - 51
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Mobile Broadband
(Connect)
6.
7.
6 - 54 3G/4G Module
The system will connect to your network.
A Connected will appear alongside the 3G connection (click the connection to
view the timer which indicates your connected time for the current session).
Modules & Options
8.
9.
You can then access the internet, download e-mail etc. as per any internet
connection.
To disconnect you can select the connection and click Disconnect
.

Wireless Device
Operation Aboard
Aircraft
The use of any portable
electronic transmission
devices aboard aircraft
is usually prohibited.
Make sure the system is
in Airplane Mode if you
are using the computer
aboard aircraft.
Figure 6 - 52
10. You need to either use Airplane Mode, or to turn the Mobile Broadband module
off aboard aircraft.
Mobile Broadband
(Disconnect)
3G/4G Module 6 - 55
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Modules & Options
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Troubleshooting
Chapter 7: Troubleshooting
Overview
Should you have any problems with your computer, before consulting your service representative, you may want
to try to solve the problem yourself. This chapter lists some common problems and their possible solutions. This
can’t anticipate every problem, but you should check here before you panic. If you don’t find the answer in these
pages, make sure you have followed the instructions carefully and observed the safety precautions in the preface.
If all else fails, talk to your service representative. You should also make a record of what happened and what
remedies you tried.
Of course, if something goes wrong, it will happen at the most inconvenient time possible, so you should preview
this section just in case. If, after you’ve tried everything, and the system still won’t cooperate, try turning it off
for a few minutes and then rebooting. You will lose any unsaved data, but it may start working again. Then call
your service representative.
Overview 7 - 1
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Troubleshooting
Basic Hints and Tips
Many of the following may seem obvious but they are often the solution to a problem when your computer appears not to be working.
• Power - Is the computer actually plugged into a working electrical outlet? If plugged into a power strip,
make sure it is actually working. Check the LED Power & Communication Indicators (see “LED Indicators” on page 1 - 9) to see the computer’s power status.
• Connections - Check all the cables to make sure that there are no loose connections anywhere.
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• Power Savings - Make sure that the system is not in Hibernate or Sleep mode by pressing the keys configured in your Power Options (see “Power-Saving States” on page 3 - 7), the Fn + F12 or F4 key combination, or power button to wake-up the system.
• Brightness - Check the brightness of the screen by pressing the Fn + F8 and F9 keys to adjust the brightness.
• Display Choice - Press Fn + F7 to make sure the system is not set to “external only” display.
• Boot Drive - Make sure there are no optical media and/or USB storage devices in any connected drive
(this is a common cause of the message “Invalid system disk - Replace the disk, and then press any key” /
“Remove disks or other media. Press any key to restart”).
7 - 2 Basic Hints and Tips
Troubleshooting
Backup and General Maintenance
• Always backup your important data, and keep copies of your OS and programs safe, but close to hand.
Don’t forget to note the serial numbers if you are storing them out of their original cases, e.g. in a CD wallet.
• Run maintenance programs on your hard disk and OS as often as you can. You may schedule these programs to run at times when you are not using your computer. You can use those that are provided free with
your OS, or buy the more powerful dedicated programs to do so.
• Write down your passwords and keep them safe (away from your computer). This is especially important if
you choose to use a Supervisor password for the BIOS (see “The Setup Utility” on page 5 - 2).
• Keep copies of vital settings files such as network, dialup settings, mail settings etc.(even if just brief notes).

Warranty
The CPU is not a user serviceable part. Opening this compartment, or accessing the CPU in any way, may violate your warranty.
Backup and General Maintenance 7 - 3
7
Troubleshooting
Viruses
• Install an Anti-Virus program and keep the definitions file (the file which tells your program which viruses
to look for) up to date. New computer viruses are discovered daily, and some of them may seriously harm
your computer and cause you to lose data. Anti-Virus programs are commercially available and the definitions file updates are usually downloadable directly from the internet.
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• Be careful when opening e-mail from sources you don’t know. Viruses are often triggered from within email attachments so take care when opening any attached file. You can configure most Anti-Virus programs to check all e-mail attachments. Note: You should also beware of files from people you know as the
virus may have infected an address book and been automatically forwarded without the person’s knowledge.
• Keep a “Bootable CD-ROM/DVD-ROM/USB storage device” (this CD/DVD/USB device provides basic
information which allows you to startup your computer) handy. You may refer to your OS’s documentation
for instructions on how to make one, and many Anti-Virus programs will also provide such a disk (or at
least instructions on how to make one).
7 - 4 Viruses
Troubleshooting
Upgrading and Adding New Hardware/Software
• Do not be tempted to make changes to your Windows Registry unless you are very sure of what you are
doing, otherwise you will risk severely damaging your system.
• Don’t open your computer or undertake any repair or upgrade work if you are not comfortable with what
you are doing.
• Read the documentation. We can assume, since you are reading this that you are looking at the computer’s
manual, but what about any new peripheral devices you have just purchased? Many problems are caused by
the installation of new hardware and/or software. Always refer to the documentation of any new hardware
and/or software, and pay particular attention to files entitled “READ ME” or “READ ME FIRST”.
• When installing a new device always make sure the device is powered on, and in many cases you will need
to restart the computer. Always check that all the cables are correctly connected.
• Make sure you have installed the drivers for any new hardware you have installed (latest driver files are
usually available to download from vendor’s websites).
Upgrading and Adding New Hardware/Software 7 - 5
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Troubleshooting
• Thoroughly check any recent changes you made to your system as these changes may affect one or more
system components, or software programs. If possible, go back and undo the change you just made and see
if the problem still occurs.
• Don’t over complicate things. The less you have to deal with then the easier the source of the problem may
be found; Example - if your computer has many devices plugged into its ports, and a number of programs
running, then it will be difficult to determine the cause of a problem. Try disconnecting all of the devices and
restarting the computer with all the peripheral devices unplugged. A process of elimination (adding and
removing devices and restarting where necessary) will often find the source of a problem, although this may
be time consuming.
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7 - 6 Upgrading and Adding New Hardware/Software
Troubleshooting
Problems and Possible Solutions
Problem
Possible Cause - Solution
You turned on the power but it doesn’t
work.
Battery missing / incorrectly installed. Check the battery bay, make sure the
battery is present and seated properly (the design of the battery only allows it to
go in one way). Make sure there’s nothing interfering with the battery contacts.
The battery LED power indicator
is blinking orange.
,
Low Battery. Plug in the DC power source. If the computer doesn’t start up
immediately, turn it off then on again.
You are losing battery power too quickly.
The system is using too much power. If your OS has a Power Options scheme
(see “Power Plans” on page 3 - 5) check its settings. You may also be using a
peripheral device/USB device that is drawing a lot of power.
Actual battery operating time is shorter
than expected.
The battery has not been fully discharged before being recharged. Make sure
the battery is fully discharged and recharge it completely before reusing (see
“Battery Information” on page 3 - 14).
Power Options have been disabled. Go to the Control Panel in Windows and
re-enable the options.
A peripheral device/USB device is consuming a lot of power. Turn off/remove
the unused device to save power.
Problems and Possible Solutions 7 - 7
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Troubleshooting
Problem
The computer feels too hot.
Possible Cause - Solution
Make sure the computer is properly ventilated and the Vent/Fan intakes are not
blocked. If this doesn’t cool it down, put the system into Hibernate mode or turn
it off for an hour. Make sure the computer isn’t sitting on a thermal surface (see
“Overheating” on page 1 - 24). Make sure you’re using the correct adapter.
Make sure that your notebook is completely powered off before putting it into a
travel bag (or any such container). Putting a notebook which is powered on in a
travel bag may cause the Vent/Fan intakes to be blocked.
Nothing appears on screen.
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The system is in a power saving mode. Toggle the sleep/resume key
combination, Fn + F12 or F4 (see “Configuring the Power Buttons” on
page 3 - 9).
The screen controls need to be adjusted. Toggle the screen control key
combinations Fn + F8/F9. If you’re connected to an external monitor, make sure
it’s plugged in and turned on. You should also check the monitor’s own
brightness and contrast controls.
The computer is set for a different display. Toggle the screen display key
combination, Fn + F7. If an external monitor is connected, turn it on.
The screen saver is activated. Press any key or touch the Touchpad.
No image appears on the external
monitor I have plugged in and powered
on.
You haven’t installed the video driver and configured it appropriately from the
Control Panel. See Appendix C for instructions on installing and configuring
the video driver.
7 - 8 Problems and Possible Solutions
Troubleshooting
Problem
You forget the boot password.
Possible Cause - Solution
If you forget the password, you may have to discharge the battery of the CMOS.
Contact your service representative for help.

Password Warning
If you choose to set a boot password, NEVER forget your password. The consequences of this could be serious. If you cannot
remember your boot password you must contact your vendor and you may lose all of the information on your hard disk.
The sound cannot be heard or the volume
is very low.
The volume might be set too low. Check the volume control in the Volume
Control Panel in the Windows notification area, or use the key combination Fn
+ F5 and F6 (see “Function/Hot Key Indicators” on page 1 - 14) to adjust.
The Sound Blaster audio controls don’t
work when the system is connected to an
external display by an HDMI cable.
Note that Sound Blaster Audio will be disabled when you are connecting to an
external display through an HDMI connection. See “Sound Blaster Cinema 2
& HDMI” on page 6 - 39.
I have plugged-in two external displays,
one connected to the HDMI port, and one
to the external monitor port, and have
configured the displays in either Clone or
Extended mode. However the audio will
not play through the HDMI source and
there is no way of configuring it in the
audio control panel to do so.
Configure multiple audio sources in the Intel HD Graphics control panel. Go to
the Intel HD Graphics control panel and select Display, and then select
Audio Settings from the menu. Change the audio source from Multiple Source
to Single Source and click Apply to save the setting.
Problems and Possible Solutions 7 - 9
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Troubleshooting
Problem
7
Possible Cause - Solution
The CD/DVD cannot be read.
The CD/DVD is dirty. Clean it with a CD/DVD cleaner kit.
The CD/DVD tray will not open when
there is a disc in the tray.
The CD/DVD is not correctly placed in the tray. Gently try to remove the disc
using the eject hole (see “Loading Discs” on page 2 - 3).
The DVD regional codes can no longer
be changed.
The code has been changed the maximum 5 times. See “DVD Regional
Codes” on page 2 - 5.
Unwelcome
typing.
Num Lock is turned ON (see “Function/Hot Key Indicators” on page 1 - 14).
numbers
appear
when
I am sliding my finger up and down on the
right side of the Touchpad to scroll a
Window and the Touchpad does not
respond.
There are different Touchpad versions available on this computer, and this
version requires tapping/holding to scroll. Either tap repeatedly, or hold the
finger down, at the top or bottom right of the Touchpad (depending on the
scrolling direction required) to scroll the window.

Other Keyboards
If your keyboard is damaged or you just want to make a change, you can use any standard USB keyboard. The system will
detect and enable it automatically. However special functions/hot keys unique to the system’s regular keyboard may not
work.
7 - 10 Problems and Possible Solutions
Troubleshooting
Problem
Possible Cause - Solution
The system freezes or the screen goes
dark.
The system’s power saving features have timed-out. Use the AC/DC adapter,
press the sleep (Fn + F4) key combination, or press the power button if no LEDs
are lit.
The system never goes into a power
saving mode.
Power Options features are not enabled. Go to the Windows Power Options
menu and enable the features you prefer (see “Power-Saving States” on
page 3 - 7). Make sure you have enabled Hibernate mode from the control
panel.
The Wireless LAN/Bluetooth modules
cannot be detected.
The modules are off as the computer is in Airplane Mode. Check the LED
indicator
to see if it is in Airplane Mode (see “LED Indicators” on page 1 9). Use the Fn + F11 key combination to toggle Airplane Mode on/off (see
Table 1 - 5, on page 1 - 14).
The PC Camera module cannot be
detected.
The module is off. Press the Fn + F10 key combination in order to enable the
module (see “Function/Hot Key Indicators” on page 1 - 14). Run the camera
application to view the camera picture.
The Wireless LAN/Bluetooth modules
cannot be configured.
The driver(s) for the module(s) have not been installed. Make sure you have
installed the driver for the appropriate module (see the instructions for the
appropriate module in “Modules & Options” on page 6 - 1).
A file cannot be copied
connected Bluetooth device.
The transfer of data between the computer and a Bluetooth enabled device is
supported in one direction only (simultaneous data transfer is not
supported). If you are copying a file from your computer to a Bluetooth enabled
device, you will not be able to copy a file from the Bluetooth enabled device to
your computer until the file transfer process has been completed
to/from
a
Problems and Possible Solutions 7 - 11
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Troubleshooting
Problem
I cannot obtain high speed Bluetooth data
transfer.
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I have used Update Driver in Device
Manager (Unknown device > Other
Devices) to try and install the Airplane
Mode driver. Windows encountered a
problem in attempting to update the driver,
and a yellow exclamation mark appears
in Device Manager against the Unknown
device.
Possible Cause - Solution
To obtain high speed Bluetooth data transfer take into account the following:
• To achieve high speed transfer speeds, both devices must support high
speed data transfer (i.e both the computer and the Bluetooth compatible device you are connecting to).
• Check your Bluetooth compatible device’s documentation to confirm it
supports high speed data transfer, and for configuration information.
It is very important that the drivers are installed in the order indicated in Chapter
4 (which is the numbered installation order on the Device Drivers & Utilities +
User’s Manual disc). This issue can occur when drivers are manually installed,
and not in the correct order.
If you have attempted to Update Driver from the Device Manager control panel
and have encountered problems, then use the method below to correct this:
To correct this problem:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
Go to the Programs and Features (Programs) control panel in Windows.
Select any installed Airplane Mode driver item (e.g. Insyde Airplane Mode
HID Mini-Driver), and click Uninstall/Change to uninstall the current driver.
Restart the computer.
Insert the Device Drivers & Utilities + User’s Manual disc and click Install
Drivers (button).
Double-click the Airplane Driver item in the menu.
Follow the instructions to install the correct driver (you will need to restart
the computer as part of the installation process).
7 - 12 Problems and Possible Solutions
Troubleshooting
Problem
Possible Cause - Solution
I have connected a Bluetooth Mouse but
it loses the Bluetooth connection and
no longer responds after a short period of
inactivity.
This is an issue with this mouse type and the Intel Wireless 7260 WLAN and
Bluetooth combo module series. To resolve this issue do the following:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
Go to the Device Manager control panel in Windows.
Click the arrow alongside Bluetooth to expand the menu if required.
Double-click Intel(R) Wireless Bluetooth(R) 4.0 + HS Adapter.
Click the Power Management tab.
Make sure that the tickbox alongside “allow the computer to turn
off this device to save power” doesn’t have a tick alongside it.
Click OK and close the control panel.
7
Figure 7 - 1 - Device Manager (Bluetooth)
Problems and Possible Solutions 7 - 13
Troubleshooting
Problem
Possible Cause - Solution
When using a Bluetooth headset the
audio appears to be mono and not
stereo.
This is a common issue with Bluetooth headsets. To resolve this issue do the
following (you will need to repeat this procedure after every boot up, restart,
or when the system resumes from hibernation):
1.
2.
3.
Go to the Devices & Printers control panel in Windows.
Double-click the Bluetooth headset.
Click Connect to complete the stereo connection.
OR
1.
2.
7
3.
Go to the Sound control panel in Windows.
Right-click (in the Playback tab) the Bluetooth Stereo Audio device
(the default device is Headset).
Click Connect to complete the stereo connection.
7 - 14 Problems and Possible Solutions
Troubleshooting
3G/4G Module PIN Code & Power-Saving
Note that there may be some issues when a PIN Code is set for a 3G/4G module (if you are unsure of your module
version contact your distributor/supplier) in Windows, if Mobile Broadband has been turned off, and the system
has resumed from a power-saving state. To prevent any issues it is recommended that you simply do not enable a PIN for a 3G/4G module. The following provides instructions for disabling the PIN code.
Disabling a PIN code for a 3G/4G Module
1.
2.
Go to the Charms Bar.
Click Change PC Settings.
7
Figure 7 - 2 - Change PC Settings
3G/4G Module PIN Code & Power-Saving 7 - 15
Troubleshooting
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
Click Network.
Click the broadband connection under Mobile Broadband.
Scroll down to Security and click Remove PIN.
Enter the current PIN number and click OK.
It is recommended that you do not Enable a PIN for a 3G/4G module.
7
Figure 7 - 3 - Disable PIN
7 - 16 3G/4G Module PIN Code & Power-Saving
Troubleshooting
Resolving the “Insert a SIM” issue with the 3G/4G Module (Windows 8.1)
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
If a PIN was set for the 3G/4G module, you have then switched Mobile broadband off (or put the system in
Airplane Mode) in Networks, and the system has just resumed from a power-saving state the following error
may occur.
On resuming from the power-saving state the standard procedure would be to go to Networks in the Charms
Bar and turn on Mobile broadband.
Go to the Charms Bar.
Select Settings and you will then note that the WiFi icon will read Unavailable.
Standard procedure would be to click the connection and enter the PIN number to unlock the connection.
In this instance you will note that the Mobile broadband connection will read Insert a SIM.
In this case you will need to restart the computer.
After system restart you can then connect to the Mobile Broadband as normal.
To fully resolve this issue it is recommended that you do not Enable a PIN a 3G/4G module.
3G/4G Module PIN Code & Power-Saving 7 - 17
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Troubleshooting
7
7 - 18
Interface (Ports & Jacks)
Appendix A: Interface (Ports & Jacks)
Overview
The following chapter will give a quick description of the interface (ports & jacks) which allow your computer
to communicate with external devices, connect to the internet etc.
A
Interface (Ports & Jacks) A - 1
Interface (Ports & Jacks)
Notebook Ports and Jacks
Item
Description
Card Reader Port
The card reader allows you to use some of the latest digital storage cards. Push the card into the
slot and it will appear as a removable device.
DC-In Jack
A
Plug the supplied AC/DC adapter into this jack to power your computer.
External Monitor (VGA)
Port
This port allows you to connect an external monitor, or Flat Panel Display, to get dual video or
simultaneous display on the LCD and external monitor/FPD.
e-SATA/USB 3.0 Port
This is a combined e-SATA (external Serial Advanced Technology Attachment)/ USB 3.0
compatible port.
3.0
/e-SATA
HDMI-Out Port
Plug external Serial ATA hard drives into this e-SATA (external Serial Advanced Technology Attachment) port. *See “USB 3.0 Ports” on page A - 3 for further USB port information.
The HDMI-Out (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) is an audio/video connector interface for
transmitting uncompressed digital streams. This allows you to connect an external monitor, TV or
Flat Panel Display etc. as a display device by means of a HDMI cable. Note that HDMI carries
both audio and video signals.
A - 2 Interface (Ports & Jacks)
Interface (Ports & Jacks)
Item
Description
Headphone-Out Jack
Headphones or speakers may be connected through this jack. Note: Set your system’s volume to
a reduced level before connecting to this jack.
Microphone-In Jack
Plug an external microphone in to this jack to record on your computer.
RJ-45 LAN Jack
This port supports LAN (Network) functions.
Note: Broadband (e.g. ADSL) modems usually connect to the LAN port.
Security Lock Slot
USB 2.0/1.1 Port
USB 3.0 Ports
3.0
To prevent possible theft, a Kensington-type lock can be attached to this slot. Locks can be
purchased at any computer store.
These USB 2.0 compatible ports (USB 2.0 is fully USB 1.1 compliant) are for low-speed
peripherals such as keyboards, mice or scanners, and for high-speed peripherals such as
external HDDs, digital video cameras or high-speed scanners etc. Devices can be plugged into
the computer, and unplugged from the computer, without the need to turn the system off (if the
power rating of your USB device is 500mA or above, make sure you use the power supply which
comes with the device).
The USB 3.0 ports are denoted by their blue color; USB 2.0 ports are colored black. USB
3.0 will transfer data much faster than USB 2.0, and is backwards-compatible with USB 2.0.
Interface (Ports & Jacks) A - 3
A
Interface (Ports & Jacks)
A
A - 4
Control Center & Flexikey®
Appendix B: Control Center & Flexikey®
Overview
The following chapter will give a quick description of the functions of the Control Center & Flexikey® applications.
Control Center
The Control Center gives quick access to frequently used controls, power management features and enables you
to quickly turn modules on/off. Click the Control Center icons to toggle the appropriate function, or hold the
mouse button down and move the dial control where applicable. Certain functions will automatically be adjusted
when a power mode is selected. The Control Center in Windows 8.1 works under the Desktop app and not under the Start screen.
Flexikey®
The Flexikey® application is a quick hotkey configuration application, which allows you to assign a single key
to launch multiple key combinations, or to launch programs and applications, to create text macros and to
disable certain keys. The application can also be used to configure the mouse buttons to create hotkeys for
gaming etc. All the configuration settings are retained under (up to12) profiles to which the settings are applied.
Click Flexikey® in the Gaming section of the Control Center, or the click the icon
in the notification
area of the taskbar, to launch the application.
Overview B - 1
B
Control Center & Flexikey®

Control Center Access
B
To run the Control Center press the Fn + Esc key combination, or double-click the icon
in the
notification area of the taskbar. Close the Control Center by clicking the
close icon in the top
right of the panel (move the cursor onto the top right corner of the panel to highlight it).
Flexikey® Access
The Flexikey® is accessed from within the Control Center by clicking Flexikey® in the Gaming
section of the Control Center.
Figure B - 1 - Control Center & Flexikey® - Control Center
B - 2 Overview
Control Center & Flexikey®
Power Modes
You can set a Power Mode by clicking the appropriate icon at the top of the Control Center. Each power
mode will affect the Power Conservation Mode, Airplane Mode, Power Plan and PC camera power etc.
You can click a Control Center icon to set an overall power mode and then click individual icons in the
Control Center to power on/off the Touchpad and PC camera.
Modes
Quiet
Power Saving
Performance
Entertainment
Power Plan
Balanced
Power Saver
High Performance
Balanced
Power Conservation Mode
Balance
Energy Star
Performance
Balance
ON
OFF
ON
ON
Icon
PC Camera
B
TouchPad
ON
ON
ON
ON
Airplane Mode
OFF
ON
OFF
OFF
Table B - 1- Power Modes
Overview B - 3
Control Center & Flexikey®
Control Center Menus
The Control Center contains 3 menu headings (System Program, Device and Gaming) under the Power
Modes. Click the menu headings and then click any of the buttons outlined on the following pages.
B
Figure B - 2 - Control Center Menus
B - 4 Overview
Control Center & Flexikey®
Power Status (System Program)
/
The Power Status icon will show whether you are currently powered by the battery, or by the AC/DC adapter
plugged in to a working power outlet. The power status bar will show the current battery charge state.
Brightness (System Program)
The Brightness icon will show the current screen brightness level. You can use the slider to adjust the screen
brightness or the Fn + F8/F9 key combinations, or use the Fn+ F2 key combination to turn off the LED backlight
(press any key to turn it on again).
Volume (System Program)
The Volume icon will show the current volume level. You can use the slider to adjust the Volume or the Fn +
F5/F6 key combinations, or use the Fn+ F3 key combination to mute the volume.
Fan Speed (System Program)
You can set the fan speed to Maximum (full power), Automatic or Custom from this menu item. The fan speed
will adjust itself automatically to control the heat of the CPU. However you can adjust the setting to maximum
if you prefer. Select Custom and click on the sliders to adjust the settings to your preference, however these settings can be overridden by the system, as a safety precaution, if it requires heavier use of the fan.

Custom Settings
Click Save to retain customized settings, or Reset to select default settings.
Overview B - 5
B
Control Center & Flexikey®
Power Conservation (System Program)
This system supports Energy Star power
management features that place computers (CPU, hard drive, etc.) into a low-power sleep modes after a designated period of inactivity (see “Power Conservation Modes” on page 3 - 12). Click either the Performance,
Balanced or Energy Star button.
Sleep Button (System Program)
Click either the Hibernate or Sleep buttons to have the computer enter the selected power-saving mode when
the Fn + F12 or F4 key combination is pressed (see “Power-Saving States” on page 3 - 7).
Display Switch (System Program)
Click the Display Switch button to access the menu (or use the
priate attached display mode.
B
+ P key combination) and select the appro-
Time Zone (System Program)
Clicking the Time Zone button will access the Date and Time Windows control panel.
Desktop Background (System Program)
Clicking the Desktop Background button will allow you to change the desktop background picture.
B - 6 Overview
Control Center & Flexikey®
Backlight Keyboard (Device)
Click the numbers under the Backlight Keyboard icon to
adjust the brightness of the keyboard backlight LED.
TouchPad/PC Camera (Device)
Click either of these buttons to toggle the TouchPad or camera module’s power status. The icon will appear
dimmed when it is off. Note that the power status of the camera module is also effected by the Power Mode
selected (see Table B - 1, on page B - 3).
Left Windows Key (Gaming)
Click Disable to disable the Windows Key on the left side of the keyboard. This may be useful if you are using
the keyboard for gaming and wish to avoid accidentally triggering menus with the Windows Key.
Flexikey® (Gaming)
Click the button to access the Flexikey® application.
B
Caps Lock/Scroll Lock/ Number Lock/Airplane Mode
Click the button to toggle the appropriate lock mode and Airplane Mode.
Overview B - 7
Control Center & Flexikey®
Flexikey® Application
Click the button
in the Control Center, or the click the icon
to access the Flexikey® application.
in the notification area of the taskbar,
Profiles
The menus on the left side of the application relate to Profiles. You can Add or Delete Profiles (you can maintain 12 active Profiles), Export and Import profiles from the menus. If you double-click on a Profile you can
change the Profile Name, and change an Image file (images created using PNG files).

Windows Key
P Key
B
&
Note that you can
assign actions to
any keyboard key
except the Windows key
and P
key.
Figure B - 3 - Flexikey® - Profiles
B - 8 Flexikey® Application
Control Center & Flexikey®
Flexikey® Application Features
• EXPRESS KEY - This feature allows you to configure a single key to send multiple key combinations or to
create more useful shortcut keys. This is useful in gaming or when using applications which have a complex
set of keyboard shortcuts.
• LAUNCH APP - This simply assigns single keys to launch any program’s or application’s executable file.
• EXPRESS TEXT - With this you can assign single keys to send commonly used strings of text.
• DISABLE - Use this function to disable any keyboard keys.
• STATISTICS - Use this to quickly record keys in use in any application, and to disable unused keys.
Keyboard and Mouse Settings
Click Enable to create settings for the keyboard and/or mouse by clicking the button on the top left of the screen
(e.g. you may wish to create a profile with settings only for the mouse or keyboard). Clicking on the keyboard
or mouse icons will allow you to access the settings page for the either the keyboard or mouse.
B
Figure B - 4 - Enable Keyboard & Mouse / Language Selection
Language Interface
You can change the language interface by right-clicking the icon
selecting the language from the menu.
in the notification area of the taskbar and
Flexikey® Application B - 9
Control Center & Flexikey®
Enabling or Disabling Flexikey®
You can enable or disable Flexikey® (and therefore any hotkeys or mouse profile functions currently in use) by
using the Fn + Backspace key combination. Pressing this key combination will toggle you between the currently
selected keyboard or mouse profile to the standard keyboard and/or mouse settings, and back again.
Figure B - 5 - Enable/Disable Flexikey®
The icon Flexikey® icon in the notification area of the taskbar will appear grayed out
when Flexikey® is off,
and in color
when on (an on screen icon will also pop-up to display the status of the application as it is toggled
on/off).
B
Flexikey® Enabled
Flexikey® Disabled
Figure B - 6 - Taskbar Notification Area Icons
B - 10 Flexikey® Application
Control Center & Flexikey®
Keyboard Settings
The keyboard settings allow you to configure actions for any single key (or a combination of keys). Click the
key and then select the Action Type (Express Key, Launch App, Express Text or Disable) from the menu at
the bottom of the page. You can rename the action by clicking in the Name box, and click in Tool Tips to type
in a note to remind you of the action’s function.

Windows Key
P Key
&
Note that you can
assign actions to
any keyboard key
except the Windows key
and P
key.
B
Figure B - 7 - Key Configuration
Flexikey® Application B - 11
Control Center & Flexikey®
Mouse Settings
When an external mouse is attached, the mouse settings allow you to configure actions for the left 1 , right 2
and middle 3 buttons of the attached mouse, and also for any backward 4 and forward 5 buttons if applicable (on a gaming type mouse). Click the button number and then select the Action Type (Express Key,
Launch App, Express Text or Disable) from the menu at the bottom of the page. You can rename the action
by clicking in the Name box, and click in Tool Tips to type in a note to remind you of the action’s function.
B
Figure B - 8 - Mouse Configuration
B - 12 Flexikey® Application
Control Center & Flexikey®
Keyboard Settings - Express Key
To configure a single key to send multiple key combinations, or to create more useful shortcut keys, use Express
Key.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
Enable and select the keyboard under your chosen profile, click on a key to select it, and then click to select
Express Key in Action Type.
In the following example we want to change an existing game key configuration which uses the left shift key for
sprinting, and the W key for moving forwards, to use the left Ctrl key to combine this movement to sprint
forward.
Click on the chosen key for the shortcut action.
Click in the Tool Tips field and type to give the key combination a name e.g. “Sprint Fwds”, then click back in
the Name field (to avoid adding the recorded keys to the Tool Tips name).
Click Start Record and then press the key or keys (in this case we will press Left Shift and W) required (make
sure you press the key(s) required and do not click on them).
Click Stop Record to complete the process.
B
Figure B - 9- Express Key Record Key Combination
Keyboard Settings - Express Key B - 13
Control Center & Flexikey®
7.
8.
9.
10.
Click Save to save the settings within your chosen profile.
If you want to remove any individual key click to select it, and then click Delete.
If you want to clear all the settings click Restore to return to the default key setting.
Any assigned Express Keys will appear in orange.
Figure B - 10 - Key Combination Set
B

Tool Tips
The Tool Tips field allows you to type a note to remind yourself of the function you have programmed the key for under
any Profile.
B - 14 Keyboard Settings - Express Key
Control Center & Flexikey®
Enabling Time Record
If you want to create a delay between key presses within the key combination, then you can use Time Record
function to do so.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Enable and select the keyboard under your chosen profile, click to select a key for the shortcut action, and then
click to select Express Key in Action Type.
Click in the Tool Tips field and type to give the key combination a name, then click back in the Name field (to
avoid adding the recorded keys to the Tool Tips name).
Click Start Record and then press the key or keys required in the sequence and time delay between key
presses required (make sure you press the key(s) required and do not click on them).
Click Stop Record.
Click to select a key in the sequence and click Enable Time Record
, then click a
key to view the time delay.
B
Figure B - 11 - Enable Time Record
Keyboard Settings - Express Key B - 15
Control Center & Flexikey®
6.
You can edit the delay between key presses by clicking in the Delay Time (MS) field and typing a new number
for the delay between the key presses.
B
Figure B - 12 - Time Record Between Key Presses
7.
8.
9.
10.
Click
to close the Time Record window.
Click Save to save the settings within your chosen profile.
If you want to remove any individual key click to select it, and then click Delete.
If you want to clear all the settings click Restore to return to the default key setting.
B - 16 Keyboard Settings - Express Key
Control Center & Flexikey®
Keyboard Settings - Launch App
You can configure keys to launch any application or program as follows:
1.
2.
Enable and select the keyboard under your chosen profile, click to select a key to launch the application, and
then click to select Launch App in Action Type.
Click Browse... at the bottom right of the application window.
B
Figure B - 13 - Keyboard - Launch App (Browse to Executable File)
Keyboard Settings - Launch App B - 17
Control Center & Flexikey®
3.
4.
Navigate to the executable file of the application and click Open.
The key will now be configured to open the selected application under your chosen Profile, and the key will
appear in green.
B
Figure B - 14 - Key Set to Launch App
5.
6.
If you want to remove any Launch App Key, select it and click on Restore.
Click Save to save the settings within your chosen profile.
B - 18 Keyboard Settings - Launch App
Control Center & Flexikey®
Keyboard Settings - Express Text
A single key can be set to send a string of text within any application using Express Text.
1.
2.
3.
Enable and select the keyboard under your chosen profile, click to select a key, and then click to select Express
Text in Action Type.
Click in Start key if required (the Start key is the key used to in your target program to open a text message), or
you can leave it blank if you prefer.
Click in the Click to type field and type in your message.
B
Figure B - 15 - Keyboard - Express Text
Keyboard Settings - Express Text B - 19
Control Center & Flexikey®
4.
5.
6.
7.
Click in Send key if required (the Send key is the key used to in your target program to send a text message e.g
the Enter key would be the most commonly used), or you can leave it blank if you prefer.
The key will now be configured to send the text message in the target program under your chosen Profile, and
the key will appear in blue.
If you want to remove any Express Text key, select it and click on Restore.
Click Save to save the settings within your chosen profile.

Copy & Paste Text
Note that some applications and games do not support copy and pasted text. Where this is the case, any text you may have
copy and pasted in to the “Type to Text” field may not be displayed within the application. In this case you will need to type
the text into the field instead.
B
B - 20 Keyboard Settings - Express Text
Control Center & Flexikey®
Keyboard Settings - Disable
You can use the program to disable any keys not required.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Enable and select the keyboard under your chosen profile, click to select a key to disable, and then click to select
Disable in Action Type.
The key will now be disabled.
If you want to enable the key again, select it and click on Restore.
Click Save to save the settings within your chosen profile.
The key will be disabled under your chosen Profile, and the key will appear in Gray.
B
Figure B - 16 - Keyboard - Disable
Keyboard Settings - Disable B - 21
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Mouse Settings - Express Key
To assign a mouse button click to send multiple key combinations (an external mouse must be attached), or to
create more useful shortcut keys, use Express Key.
1.
2.
3.
Enable and select the mouse under your chosen profile, click on a mouse button to select it, and then click to
select Express Key in Action Type.
In the following example we will configure the central mouse wheel to combine the actions of left shift key for
sprinting, and the W key for moving forwards in a game program.
Click on the central mouse wheel for the shortcut action.
B
Figure B - 17 - Mouse - Express Key Record Key Combination (Mouse)
B - 22 Mouse Settings - Express Key
Control Center & Flexikey®
4.
Click in the Tool Tips field and type to give the key combination a name e.g. “Sprint Fwds”, then click back in
the Name field (to avoid adding the recorded keys to the Tool Tips name).
5. Click Start Record and then press the key or keys (in this case we will press Left Shift and W) required (make
sure you press the key(s) required and do not click on them).
6. Click Stop Record to complete the process.
7. Click Save to save the settings within your chosen profile.
8. If you want to remove any mouse setting click to select it, and then click Delete.
9. If you want to clear all the settings click Restore to return to the default mouse setting.
10. The mouse button for any assigned Express Keys will appear in orange.
Enabling Time Record for Mouse Settings
If you want to create a delay between key presses within the mouse click combination, then you can use Time
Record function to do so in the same manner as that used for keyboard settings (see “Enabling Time Record”
on page B - 15).
B
Mouse Settings - Express Key B - 23
Control Center & Flexikey®
Mouse Settings - Launch App
You can assign a mouse button click to launch any application or program as follows:
1.
2.
Enable and select the mouse under your chosen profile, click on a mouse button to select it, and then click to
select Express Key in Action Type.
Click Browse... at the bottom right of the application window.
B
Figure B - 18 - Mouse - Launch App (Browse to Executable File)
B - 24 Mouse Settings - Launch App
Control Center & Flexikey®
3.
4.
5.
Navigate to the executable file of the application and click Open.
The mouse click will now be configured to open the selected application under your chosen Profile, and the
button will appear in green
Click Save to save the settings within your chosen profile.
B
Figure B - 19 - Mouse Button Set to Launch App
Mouse Settings - Launch App B - 25
Control Center & Flexikey®
Mouse Settings - Express Text
A mouse button click can be set to send a string of text within any application using Express Text.
1.
2.
3.
Enable and select the mouse under your chosen profile, click on a mouse button to select it, and then click to
select Express Text in Action Type.
Click in Start key if required (the Start key is the key used to in your target program to open a text message), or
you can leave it blank if you prefer.
Click in the Text Context field and type in your message.
B
Figure B - 20 - Mouse - Express Text
B - 26 Mouse Settings - Express Text
Control Center & Flexikey®
4.
5.
6.
7.
Click in Send key if required (the Send key is the key used to in your target program to send a text message e.g
the Enter key would be the most commonly used), or you can leave it blank if you prefer.
The mouse button click will now be configured to send the text message in the target program under your
chosen Profile, and the button will appear in blue.
If you want to remove any Express Text mouse button, select it and click on Restore.
Click Save to save the settings within your chosen profile.
B
Mouse Settings - Express Text B - 27
Control Center & Flexikey®
Mouse Settings - Disable
You can use the program to disable any mouse button clicks if not required.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Enable and select the mouse under your chosen profile, click on a mouse button to select it, and then click to
select Disable in Action Type.
The button click will now be disabled.
If you want to enable the button again, select it and click on Restore.
Click Save to save the settings within your chosen profile.
The button click will be disabled under your chosen Profile, and the key will appear in Gray.
B
Figure B - 21 - Mouse - Disable
B - 28 Mouse Settings - Disable
Control Center & Flexikey®
Statistics
The Statistics tab allows you to record keys used in any application, and to disable any infrequently, or unused,
keys to save any accidental incorrect key presses.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
Click the Statistics Tab, and press Start Record to start recording the frequency of key presses for keys used.
You can then go to the application you wish to use the profile for, and use the application as normal so that a
standard set of keys used may be recorded.
Return to the Flexikey® application and press Stop Record to stop recording.
At the end of the recording process colors will represent the frequency of key presses, with red as the most
frequent through to lighter blue the less frequent (the color bar at the bottom of the screen displays the color
code against the number of key presses).
Under Quick Disable click the color which corresponds to the keys you wish to disable.
All disabled keys will then change to gray and will be disabled under this profile.
B
Figure B - 22 - Statistics
Statistics B - 29
Control Center & Flexikey®
B
B - 30
Video Driver Controls
Appendix C: Video Driver Controls
The basic settings for configuring the LCD are outlined in “Video Features” on
page 1 - 34. Make sure you install the drivers in the order indicated in Table 4 - 1,
on page 4 - 3.
Video Drivers
Video (VGA)
1. Click 2.Install VGA Driver > Yes.
2. Click Next > Yes > Next > Next.
3. Click Finish to restart the computer.

Video Card Options
Note that card types,
specifications and drivers are subject to continual
updates
and
changes. Check with
your distributor/supplier
for the latest details on
video cards supported.
NVIDIA Video (VGA)
(For Models A & B Designs I & II Only)
1. Click 3.Install nVIDIA VGA Driver > Yes.
2. Click AGREE AND CONTINUE (button) to accept the terms of the
license agreement.
3. Click Next.
4. Click the Close button to complete the installation.
C
Video Drivers C - 1
Video Driver Controls

DVMT Notes
DVMT is not local video
memory.
DVMT will not function
in MS-DOS. DOS uses
the legacy memory indicated.
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C - 2 Video Drivers
Dynamic Video Memory Technology
Intel® DVMT automatically and dynamically allocates as much (up to 1748MB)
system memory (RAM) as needed to the integrated video system (the video driver
must be installed). DVMT returns whatever memory is no longer needed to the operating system.
Model Design Differences
In this computer series Model A & B Designs I & II support both the Intel(R) HD
Graphics control panel and the NVIDIA control panel, however Deisgn III (which
does not support NVIDIA® Optimus™ Technology) only supports the Intel(R) HD
Graphics control panel.
Video Driver Controls
Microsoft Hybrid Graphics
(Designs I & II Only)
Most notebook computers come with either a discrete or integrated graphics solution.
Discrete graphics solutions feature a dedicated Graphics Processing Unit (GPU)
which are capable of playing games, watching HD video or running GPU-based applications. However computers with discrete graphics solutions tend to be heavy in
power consumption, and slightly larger in size in order to incorporate the dedicated
discrete GPU.

iGPU or dGPU
Note the NVIDIA control
panel refers to Highperformance NVIDIA
processor (which is the
discrete GPU) and Integrated graphics (which
is the integrated GPU).
Integrated graphics solutions usually feature memory sharing technology to help
save power consumption and allow for longer battery life. However computers with
integrated graphics solutions will not usually run games, HD video or GPU-based
applications without severe limitations.
Microsoft Hybrid Graphics is a seamless technology designed to get best performance from the graphics system while allowing longer battery life, without having
to manually change settings. Thus when an application is run that requires extra performance or quality, then the system will run the discrete GPU (dGPU); when the
system does not require such enhanced performance it will let the integrated (iGPU)
handle it.
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
Customization
Options
Although Microsoft Hybrid Graphics is completely seemless to the
user, NVIDIA also allow
customization options
within the control panel
(see “Customization
Options” on page C 27).
How the Technology works
When the system is powered up and is displaying just the desktop, the dGPU will be
powered off. In this case the system is running in the same way as a system without
a discrete graphics solution. However when an application that requires use of the
dGPU is run (e.g, a game or HD Video), the dGPu is powered on and takes over the
processing duties. If the program is closed, then the dGPU will be powered back
down again until required.
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C - 4 Microsoft Hybrid Graphics
Video Driver Controls
Intel® HD Graphics Control Panel
Advanced video configuration options are provided by the Intel® HD Control Panel. To access the control panel see below and overleaf:
1.
Click the Intel® HD Graphics Control Panel icon in the Apps screen.
Figure C - 1
Apps Screen
Intel® HD Graphics
Control Panel
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(see over)
Intel® HD Graphics Control Panel C - 5
Video Driver Controls
OR
2.
Right-click the Desktop and select Graphics Properties from the menu.
OR
3.
4.
Click Advanced settings in the Screen Resolution control panel in Windows.
Click the Intel(R) HD Graphics Control Panel tab and click Graphics Properties
(button).
OR
5.
Double-click the Intel(R) HD Graphics control panel in the Windows Control
Panel.
Figure C - 2
Intel® HD Graphics
Control Panel
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C - 6 Intel® HD Graphics Control Panel
Video Driver Controls
You may make changes to any of the graphics properties by clicking the appropriate
menu panel and adjusting the settings from the menus.
Figure C - 3
Intel® HD Graphics
Control Panel
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Intel® HD Graphics Control Panel C - 7
Video Driver Controls
Sub-Menus
Some of the menu panels will also have sub-menus (in the top left corner of the menu
alongside the icon ) to display further configuration options.
Figure C - 4
Intel® HD Graphics
Control Panel
Sub-Menus
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C - 8 Intel® HD Graphics Control Panel
Video Driver Controls
Display
Click either Display Settings or Color Settings to make display adjustments, including configuration for any attached external displays.

Multiple Display
At least one other display must be attached in
order to view multiple
display selection options.
Figure C - 5
Intel® HD Graphics
Control Panel
Display
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Intel® HD Graphics Control Panel C - 9
Video Driver Controls
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Multiple Display
Click the Display menu at the top of the screen to display the sub-menus. The Multiple Displays menu allows you to configure the display mode of any attached displays (see “Attaching Other Displays” on page C - 19).
At least one other display must be attached in
order to view multiple
display selection options.
Figure C - 6
Intel® HD Graphics
Control Panel
Display
Multiple Displays
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C - 10 Intel® HD Graphics Control Panel
Video Driver Controls
The Audio sub-menu allows you to configure the capability mode of any attached
displays if applicable (i.e. the attached display supports audio).
Figure C - 7
Intel® HD Graphics
Control Panel
Display - Audio
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Intel® HD Graphics Control Panel C - 11
Video Driver Controls
3D
This menu allows you to choose how 3D images are displayed. Performance displays the smoothest motion of images, Quality displays the most detail, Balanced
provides better computer performance with good quality and Custom allows you to
configure the Anti-Aliasing, Anisotropic Filtering and Vertical Sync features to
your preferences. Click Apply to save any changes made.
Figure C - 8
Intel® HD Graphics
Control Panel 3D
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C - 12 Intel® HD Graphics Control Panel
Video Driver Controls
Options and Support
Options allows you to Customize Hot Keys (for opening the application, rotating
the display, scaling etc.,) to your preferences. Click Apply to save changes.
Figure C - 9
Intel® HD Graphics
Control Panel
Options & Support Hot Key Manager
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Intel® HD Graphics Control Panel C - 13
Video Driver Controls
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Preferences
Click the Options and Support menu at the top of the screen to display the submenus. The Information Center provides details on System Information, the
Built-In Display and any attached displays.
Go to the Preferences
sub-menu in Options
and Support to configure the preferences for
the control panel.
Make sure you enable
Tray Icon to display the
Intel® HD Graphics
Control Panel icon in the
notification area of the
taskbar (as below).
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Figure C - 10
Intel® HD Graphics
Control Panel
Options & Support
Information Center
C - 14 Intel® HD Graphics Control Panel
Video Driver Controls
Video
The Video Profiles menu allows you to brighten or darken movies, or to switch to
vivid colors. The Preview image will display a sample image using the current settings. You can Save Profile and name the Profile to recall the settings at any time.
Click Apply to save changes (select Color Enhancement, Image Enhancement,
Image Scaling or Gamut Mapping from the menu).
Figure C - 11
Intel® HD Graphics
Control Panel Video (Color
Enhancement)
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Intel® HD Graphics Control Panel C - 15
Video Driver Controls
Click the Video menu at the top of the screen to display the sub-menus.The Image
Enhancement menu allows you to adjust the Sharpness and Skin Tone Enhancement etc. Click Apply to save changes.
Figure C - 12
Intel® HD Graphics
Control Panel Video
Image
Enhancement Basic
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C - 16 Intel® HD Graphics Control Panel
Video Driver Controls
The Image Scaling and Gamut Mapping menus allow you to adjust these items.
Figure C - 13
Intel® HD Graphics
Control Panel Video
Image Scaling &
Gamut Mapping
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Intel® HD Graphics Control Panel C - 17
Video Driver Controls
Display Devices & Options
Note that you can use external displays connected to the HDMI-Out port and/or external monitor port. See your display device manual to see which formats are supported.

Attaching Displays
When you first attach an external display you may find that the desktop does not occupy
the full screen area. Use either the display’s auto adjust/configure controls, or the Intel(R)
HD Graphics Control Panel to configure the full screen display.
Display Mode
Single Display
One of the connected displays is used as the display device
(PC screen only or Second screen only).
Clone/Duplicate
Both connected displays output the same view and may be
configured independently
Extended / Extend
Both connected displays are treated as separate devices, and
act as a virtual desktop
Collage
A number of connected displays are combined into a
single unified higher resolution for larger screen sizes
Table C - 1
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Display Modes
Description
C - 18 Display Devices & Options
Video Driver Controls
Attaching Other Displays

To Clone Displays:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Attach your external display to the external monitor port/HDMI-Out port, and turn it on.
Go to the Intel(R) HD Graphics Control Panel control panel and click Display >
Multiple Displays (sub-menu).
Click Clone from the Select Multiple Display Mode menu.
Click Apply, and OK to confirm the settings change.
You can select the displays to be used from the Select Active Displays menu.
Multiple Display
At least one other display must be attached in
order to view Multiple
Display selection options.
Figure C - 14
Display > Multiple
Displays (Clone)
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Video Driver Controls
To Enable Extended Mode:

Display Settings
Extended Desktop
You can have different
Colors, Screen Area
and Monitor Refresh
Rates for each display
device provided your
monitor can support
them.
1.
2.
3.
4.
Attach your external display to the HDMI-Out port/external monitor port, and turn it on.
Go to the Intel(R) HD Graphics Control Panel control panel and click Display >
Multiple Displays (sub-menu).
Click Extended from the Select Multiple Display Mode menu.
Click Apply, and OK to confirm the settings change.
You can drag the monitor icons to match the
physical layout of your
displays. Icons and programs may also be
dragged between the
displays.
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Figure C - 15
Display > Multiple
Displays (Extended)
C - 20 Attaching Other Displays
Click the appropriate monitor icon
and drag it to match
the physical arrangement
you
wish to use (e.g. the
secondary display
may be extended
left/right/above/below the primary display).
Click Display Settings to make any
adjustments
required.
Video Driver Controls
To Enable Collage Mode:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
Attach your external displays to the external monitor port and HDMI-Out port, and turn
them on.
Go to the Intel(R) HD Graphics Control Panel control panel and click Display >
Multiple Displays (sub-menu).
Click Collage from the Select Multiple Display Mode menu.
Click Enable Collage and click On.
Click Vertical or Horizontal to arrange and displays as required.
Click Apply, and OK to confirm the settings change.

Collage Mode
Collage mode is used to
combine a number of
displays into a single
unified higher resolution
for larger screen sizes,.
Figure C - 16
Display > Multiple
Displays (Collage)
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Video Driver Controls

Windows Logo Key
+ P Key
Combination
You can use the
+P
key combination
to
quickly bring up the Second Screen menu.
Attaching Other Displays - Devices (Charms Bar)
You can configure attached displays from Devices (in the Charms Bar).
1.
2.
3.
4.
Attach your external display to the external monitor port/HDMI-Out port, and turn it on.
Go the Charms Bar, select Devices.
Click Project (you may need to click Second Screen).
Click on any one of the options from the menu to select PC screen only,
Duplicate, Extend or Second screen only.
You can also use the
Display Switch button
in the Control Center to
access the menu and
select the appropriate
attached display mode.
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You can also use the Fn
+F7 key combination to
quickly access the Second Screen menu in
Windows.
Figure C - 17
Second Screen
(Devices)
C - 22 Attaching Other Displays - Devices (Charms Bar)
Video Driver Controls
Configuring an External Display In Windows
1.
2.
3.
4.
Attach your external display to the external monitor port/HDMI-Out port, and turn it on.
Go to the Screen resolution control panel (see page 1 - 35) in the Desktop app.
Click the Detect button.
The computer will then detect any attached displays.
Figure C - 18
Screen Resolution
Multiple Displays
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Attaching Other Displays - Devices (Charms Bar) C - 23
Video Driver Controls
5.
You can configure the displays from the Multiple Displays menu.
Figure C - 19
Screen Resolution
Multiple Display
Options
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• Duplicate these displays - Shows an exact copy of the main display desktop on
the other display(s)
• Extend these displays - Treats both connected displays as separate devices
• Show desktop only on 1/2 - Only one of your displays is used.
C - 24 Attaching Other Displays - Devices (Charms Bar)
Video Driver Controls
NVIDIA Control Panel
(Deisgns I & II Only)
More advanced video configuration options are provided in the NVIDIA Control
Panel tab.
1.
2.
Go to the Control Panel.
Double-click NVIDIA Control Panel (click to view the control panel in either Large
icons or Small icons if you are in Category view).

NVIDIA Control
Panel
To access the GeForce..... control panel
from the desktop; rightclick the desktop, then
click NVIDIA Control
Panel.
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Figure C - 20
NVIDIA GeForce.....
Control Panel
NVIDIA Control Panel C - 25
Video Driver Controls

Navigating the
Control Panel
The NVIDIA Control Panel provides additional video configuration controls and
tools which allow quick access to features such as image settings, 3D Settings and
video configuration.
Navigate through the
control panels in much
the same way as you
would a web page.
Click on the sub-heading tasks in the left
menu (and on the highlighted links) for information.
Use
the
buttons on the top left
to go back, forward
etc.
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Figure C - 21
NVIDIA Control
Panel
C - 26 NVIDIA Control Panel
Video Driver Controls
Customization Options
One of the most important aspects of Hybrid Graphics technology is that it will
switch between the integrated GPU and discrete GPU seamlessly and automatically,
and does not require any input from the user. However customization options are offered for users who prefer to set their own parameters for GPU usage.
Context Menu
One of the quickest ways to choose which GPU to use for a particular application is
by using the “Run with graphics processor” in the context menu.
1.
2.
Go to the NVIDIA Control Panel (see page C - 25).
Click Desktop from the top menu and select Add “Run with graphics
processor” to Context Menu (it should have a check alongside it).

Display GPU
Activity Icon
Click to enable Display GPU Activity
Icon in the Notification Area to quickly
access the GPU Activity monitor from the
taskbar.
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Figure C - 22
NVIDIA Control
Panel - View
NVIDIA Control Panel C - 27
Video Driver Controls

iGPU or dGPU
Note the NVIDIA control panel refers to
High-performance
NVIDIA
processor
(which is the discrete
GPU) and Integrated
graphics (which is the
integrated GPU).
3.
4.
5.
6.
Close the NVIDIA Control Panel.
Find the executable file icon of the application you want to run.
Right-click the icon and select Run with graphics processor from the context
menu.
Select either High-performance NVIDIA processor (dGPU) or Integrated
graphics (iGPU) to run the program with the selected GPU.
Figure C - 23
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Context Menu with
Run with graphics
processor
Right-click the application executable file
C - 28 NVIDIA Control Panel
Video Driver Controls
Global Settings
Global settings allows you to set the preferred graphics processor for overall use.
Ideally this would be the iGPU for battery life, but this can be set to the dGPU if preferred.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Go to the NVIDIA Control Panel (see page C - 25).
Click Manage 3D Settings (3D Settings) and select Global Settings (tab).
Select either Integrated graphics (iGPU) or High performance NVIDIA
Processor (dGPU) from the drop-down menu.
Click the Setting menu items to select any options required.
Click Apply to save the settings.
Figure C - 24
Global Settings
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NVIDIA Control Panel C - 29
Video Driver Controls
Program Settings
Program settings allows you to make specific adjustments for installed applications.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
Go to the NVIDIA Control Panel (see page C - 25).
Click Manage 3D Settings (3D Settings) and select Program Settings (tab).
Select a program to customize from the drop-down menu, or click Add to add
any program that does not appear in the menu.
Select the preferred graphics processor for the program from the drop-down
menu.
Click the Setting menu items to select any options required.
Click Apply to save the settings.
Figure C - 25
Program Settings
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C - 30 NVIDIA Control Panel
Video Driver Controls
Set PhysX® Configuration
NVIDIA® PhysX® is a physics engine that can use the GPU to accelerate game and
3D application performance. You can select the GeForce video card or CPU as a
PhysX® processor, or configure the computer to auto-select a PhysX® processor
(recommended default setting).
1.
2.
3.
4.
Go to NVIDIA Control Panel (see page C - 25).
Click Set PhysX configuration.
Click to Select a PhysX processor from the menu; Auto-select (recommended) is
the default setting.
Click Apply to save the settings.
Figure C - 26
Set PhysX®
Configuration
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NVIDIA Control Panel C - 31
Video Driver Controls
NVIDIA GeForce Experience
If you have a working internet connection (and you will need remain connected
to the internet to run NVIDIA GeForce Experience) you can click the NVIDIA
GeForce Experience desktop icon
(or App) to run the application. This will optimize your gaming settings for your GTX video card by downloading the latest settings from the NVIDIA cloud data center.
After initially running the NVIDIA GeForce Experience application, you should
then restart the computer and run the application again in order to install all the
updated features.
Figure C - 27
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NVIDIA GeForce
Experience
My Rig
C - 32 NVIDIA GeForce Experience
Video Driver Controls
NVIDIA GeForce Experience Features
• Click the Games tab and click Scan for games to update the optimal settings for
your installed games from the NVIDIA cloud data center for your PC.
• The Drivers tab allows you to check and download the latest available video
driver.
• My Rig provides information on your system and the NVIDIA utilities.
• SHIELD streams your PC games to the NVIDIA SHIELD gaming portable.
• Preferences lists your current preference list.
• ShadowPlay™ allows you to easily record your favorite gaming moments (you
can also broadcast your game on Twitch).
Figure C - 28
NVIDIA GeForce
Experience
Preferences
NVIDIA GeForce Experience C - 33
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Video Driver Controls
NVIDIA GeForce Experience - BatteryBoost
BatteryBoost allows you to optimize your system’s battery life when gaming. You
can adjust the BatteryBoost slider in Preferences > BatteryBoost (make sure you
have restarted the computer after the first run of NVIDIA GeForce Experience).
Running BatteryBoost
1.
2.
3.
On first run of NVIDIA GeForce Experience you should be connected to the internet (BatteryBoost will not appear at this stage).
After the first run you should restart the computer manually, but you must still be
connected to the internet (the LAN cable should be plugged-in, or your WiFi
connection should be set to Connect Automatically) as the computer restarts.
BatteryBoost will be present when NVIDIA GeForce Experience is run again.
Click to put a tick in the box alongside BatteryBoost to enable the feature, then adjust the slider towards Longer battery life or Higher performance as preferred.
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Figure C - 29
NVIDIA GeForce
Experience
BatteryBoost
C - 34 NVIDIA GeForce Experience
Video Driver Controls
NVIDIA GeForce Experience - ShadowPlay
Click on the ShadowPlay icon
at the top right of the control panel and
then click the power button to enable the feature. You can adjust the settings from
the menu buttons.
Figure C - 30
NVIDIA GeForce
Experience
ShadowPlay
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NVIDIA GeForce Experience C - 35
Video Driver Controls

Volume Adjustment
The sound volume level
can be set using the volume control in the Settings menu in the
Charms Bar.
HDMI Audio Configuration
HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) carries both audio and video signals.
In some cases it will be necessary to go to the Sound control panel and manually
configure the HDMI audio output as per the instructions below.
1.
2.
3.
4.
Go to the Control Panel.
Click Sound
(Hardware and Sound) and click Playback (tab)
Depending on your display, the playback device may be selected, however in some
cases you may need to select the audio device and click Set Default (button).
Double-click the device to access the control panel tabs illustrated overleaf.
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Figure C - 31
Sound - HDMI
Device (set Default)
C - 36 HDMI Audio Configuration
Video Driver Controls
5.
6.
Adjust the HDMI settings from the control panel tabs.
Click OK to close the Sound
control panel.

Multiple Audio
Sources
If you have plugged-in
multiple displays that
support audio you may
need to configure the
audio in the Intel HD
Graphics control panel to support a single
audio source (see
page 7 - 9).
Figure C - 32
HDMI Device
Properties
HDMI Audio Configuration C - 37
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Video Driver Controls

Other Applications
If you are using a third
party application to play
DVDs etc. from any attached DVD device,
you will need to consult
the application’s documentation to see the
appropriate audio configuration (the application must support digital
to analog translation).
HDMI Notes
• Connect a device with HDMI support to the HDMI-Out port BEFORE attempting to play audio/video sources through the device.
• To play audio sources through your external display’s (TV or LCD) speakers
you will need to go to the audio configuration control panel on the display and
configure the audio input accordingly (see your display device manual).
HDMI Video Configuration
1.
2.
3.
4.
Connect an HDMI cable from the HDMI-Out port to your external display.
Configure your external display as per the instructions in “Attaching Other
Displays” on page C - 19.
Set up your external display (TV or LCD) for HDMI input (see your display device
manual).
You can now play video/audio sources through your external display.
Sound Blaster Audio & HDMI
1.
2.
C
3.
When you connect an HDMI display to the HDMI-Out port, the Sound Blaster Cinema EQ controls will be disabled.
A warning box will pop-up and will prompt “...Do you want to select another
audio device now?”.
Click No to continue using the HDMI audio output from your external display (do
not attempt to select another audio device when connected to the external HDMI
display.
C - 38 HDMI Audio Configuration
Specifications
Appendix D: Specifications

Latest Specification Information
The specifications listed in this Appendix are correct at the time of going to press. Certain items (particularly processor types/
speeds and CD/DVD device types) may be changed, updated or delayed due to the manufacturer's release schedule. Check
with your distributor/supplier for details.
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Specifications D - 1
Specifications
Processors
Intel® Core™ i7-4910MQ (2.9GHz)
Mobile Processor
8M L3 Cache, 22nm (22 Nanometer),
DDR3L-1600MHz, TDP 47W
Intel® Core™ i7-4810MQ (2.80GHz)
Processor
6M L3 Cache, 22nm (22 Nanometer),
DDR3L-1600MHz, TDP 47W
Intel® Core™ i7-4710MQ (2.50GHz)
Processor
6M L3 Cache, 22nm (22 Nanometer),
DDR3L-1600MHz, TDP 47W
Intel® Core™ i7-4610M (3.0GHz)
Mobile Processor
4M L3 Cache, 22nm (22 Nanometer),
DDR3L-1600MHz, TDP 37W
Intel® Core™ i5-4340M (2.9GHz)
Mobile Processor
3M L3 Cache, 22nm (22 Nanometer),
DDR3L-1600MHz, TDP 37W
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Intel® Core™ i5-4310M (2.7GHz)
Mobile Processor
3M L3 Cache, 22nm (22 Nanometer),
DDR3L-1600MHz, TDP 37W
D - 2 Specifications
Intel® Core™ i5-4210M (2.6GHz)
Mobile Processor
3M L3 Cache, 22nm (22 Nanometer),
DDR3L-1600MHz, TDP 37W
Intel® Core™ i3-4110M (2.6GHz)
Mobile Processor
3M L3 Cache, 22nm (22 Nanometer),
DDR3L-1600MHz, TDP 37W
Intel® Pentium® 3560M (2.4GHz)
Mobile Processor
2M L3 Cache, 22nm (22 Nanometer),
DDR3L-1600MHz, TDP 37W
Core Logic
Mobile Intel® HM86 Express Chipset
Display
Model A:
15.6” / 39.62cm HD (1366 * 768) / FHD
(1920 * 1080), 16:9 (3.8mm thick) Backlit
Panel
Model B:
17.3" / 43.94cm HD+ (1600 * 900) / FHD
(1920 * 1080), 16:9 Backlit Panel
Memory
Dual Channel DDR3L
Two 204 Pin SO-DIMM Sockets
Supporting DDR3L 1600 MHz Memory
Modules (real operational frequency
depends on the FSB of the processor)
Memory Expandable up to 16GB
Compatible with 2GB, 4GB or 8GB Modules
Video Adapter (Designs I & II Only)
Intel® Integrated GPU and NVIDIA®
GeForce 940M or GTX 950M Video:
Intel® HD Graphics 4600
Supports MS Hybrid Technology (GPU
Switchable between iGPU and dGPU)
Dynamic Frequency
Intel Dynamic Video Memory Technology
up to 1.7MB
Microsoft DirectX®11.1 Compatible
Specifications
For Models A & B Design I Series:
NVIDIA® GeForce 940M Discrete GPU:
2GB gDDR3 Video RAM
Supports PCIe * 8
Microsoft DirectX®12 Compatible
NVIDIA PhysX™
GeForce CUDA™ Technology
For Models A & B Design II Series:
NVIDIA® GeForce GTX 950M Discrete
GPU:
2GB gDDR3 Video RAM
Supports PCIe * 8
Microsoft DirectX®12 Compatible
NVIDIA PhysX™
GeForce CUDA™ Technology
Battery Boost 2.0 Ready
Video Adapter (Design III Only)
Intel® HD Graphics 4600
Dynamic Frequency
Intel Dynamic Video Memory Technology
up to 1.7MB
Microsoft DirectX®11.1 Compatible
Storage
Keyboard & Pointing Device
One Changeable 12.7mm(h) Super Multi
Optical Device Drive with SATA Interface
(Factory Option)
One Changeable Caddy Bay 12.7mm (h)
Optical Device Drive (ODD), 2.5" 9.5 mm
(h) HDD / SSD with SATA Interface
(Factory Option)
Model A:
Built-in Touchpad with Multi-Gesture
Functionality
Full Size Isolated Keyboard with Numeric
Pad
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Model B:
Built-in Clickpad with Multi-Gesture
Functionality
Full Size Isolated Illuminated Keyboard
with Numeric Pad (Factory Option) OR
Full Size Isolated Keyboard with Numeric
Pad
Audio
Interface
High Definition Audio Interface
Built-In Microphone
2 * Built-In Speakers
For Designs I & II Only:
Sound Blaster™ Cinema 2
One USB 2.0 Port
Two USB 3.0 Ports
One eSATA / USB 3.0 Combo Port
One External Monitor Port
One HDMI-Out (High-Definition
Multimedia Interface) Port (with HDCP)
One Headphone-Out Jack
One Microphone-In Jack
One RJ-45 LAN Jack
One DC-In Jack
One Changeable 2.5" / 9.5 mm (h) Hard
Disk Drive (HDD) / Solid State Drive
(SSD) with SATA (Serial) Interface
mSATA Solid State Drive (SSD) with
SATA (Serial) Interface (Factory Option)
Specifications D - 3
D
Specifications
Card Reader
Communication
Embedded Multi-In-1 Card Reader
- MMC/ RS MMC
- SD/ Mini SD / SDHC/ SDXC
- MS/ MS Pro/ MS Duo
Built-In 10/100/1000Mb Base-TX
Ethernet LAN
Note: Some of these cards require PC
adapters that are usually supplied with
the cards.
1.0M HD / 2.0M FHD Video Camera
Module with USB interface
Intel® Dual Band Wireless AC 7260 (2*2
802.11a/c) Half Mini-Card PCIe WLAN +
Bluetooth Combo Module (Factory Option)
Slots
Two Mini-Card Slots:
Slot 1 for Half Size Mini-Card WLAN
Combo Module with PCIe & USB
Interfaces
Slot 2 for Full Size Mini-Card mSATA SSD
(Solid State Drive) with SATA Interface
OR
For Model A Only:
Mini-Card Interface Adapter for M.2 3042
LTE/HSPA+ 3G or 4G Module with USB
Interface (Factory Option)
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D - 4 Specifications
Intel® Wireless-N 7260 (2*2 802.11 b/g/n)
Half Mini-Card PCIe WLAN + Bluetooth
Combo Module (Factory Option)
Intel® Wireless-AC 3160 (1*1 802.11 a/c)
Half Mini-Card PCIe WLAN + Bluetooth
Combo Module (Factory Option)
(802.11b/g/n) Half Mini-Card PCIe WLAN
+ Bluetooth V4.0+LE Combo Module
(Factory Option)
(802.11b/g/n) Half Mini-Card PCIe WLAN
Module with PCIe Interface (Factory
Option)
For Model A Only:
3G *UTMS/HSPA+ M.2 3042 Card Module
(Factory Option)
OR
4G LTE M.2 3042 Card Module (Factory
Option)
*Note that UMTS modes CAN NOT be used in
North America
Battery
Removable 6 Cell Smart Lithium Ion Battery Pack 62.16WH(Factory Option)
Removable 6 Cell Smart Lithium Ion Battery
Pack 48.84WH (Factory Option)
Power
For Models A & B Designs I & III:
Full Range AC/DC Adapter
AC input 100 - 240V, 50 - 60Hz,
DC Output 19V, 4.74A (90 Watts)
For Models A & B Design II:
Full Range AC/DC Adapter
AC input 100 - 240V, 50 - 60Hz,
DC Output 19.5V, 6.15A (120 Watts)
Specifications
Power Management
Features
Dimensions & Weight
Supports Wake on LAN
Supports Wake on USB
Supports Wake on RTC Alarm (AC Mode
Only)
IMR (Injected Molded Resin) LCD Back
Covers for some designs
Painted Style (For some Model designs
in this series)
Intel® Rapid Start Technology
Model A:
374mm(w) * 252mm(d) * 14 - 31.4 mm(h)
2.5kg Barebone System* with Battery &
ODD
OR
374mm(w) * 249.5mm(d) * 14.8 - 32.8mm(h)
2.5kg Barebone System* with Battery &
ODD
Indicators
Operating System
LED Indicators - Power/Suspend,
Battery, HDD/ODD, Airplane Mode, Num
Lock, Caps Lock, Scroll Lock, Camera
Windows® 8.1
Environmental Spec
BIOS
48Mb SPI Flash ROM
AMI BIOS
Security
Security (Kensington® Type) Lock Slot
BIOS Password
Trusted Platform Module 2.0 (Factory
Option)
Temperature
Operating:
Non-Operating:
Relative Humidity
Operating:
Non-Operating:
5°C - 35°C
-20°C - 60°C
Model B:
413mm(w) * 272.8mm(d) * 36.4mm(h)
3.1kg Barebone System* with Battery &
ODD
*A barebone system does not include the CPU,
20% - 80%
10% - 90%
HDD, RAM, adapter, power cord, MXM VGA card
and factory option modules (weight tolerance
within +/- 5%).
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