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About Your Computer

Front View

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1 camera indicator

3 display

5 volume control buttons

7 fingerprint reader

9 microphone connector

11 consumer IR

13 touch pad

15 power button

2 camera

4 media control buttons

6 keyboard

8 8-in-1 memory card reader

10 audio connectors

12 touch pad buttons

14 Dell MediaDirect button

16 dual digital microphones

CAMERA INDICATOR — Indicates that the camera is turned on.

CAMERA — Built-in camera for video capture, conferencing, and chat.

DISPLAY

page 41.

For more information about your display, see "Using the Display" on

POWER BUTTON — Press the power button to turn on the computer or exit a power

management mode (see "Configuring Power Management Settings" on page 46).

NOTICE:

To avoid losing data, turn off your computer by performing a Microsoft

®

Windows

® operating system shutdown rather than by pressing the power button.

If the computer stops responding, press and hold the power button until the computer turns off completely (may take several seconds).

KEYBOARD —

For more information about the keyboard, see "Using the Keyboard and

Touchpad" on page 37.

D ELL M EDIA D IRECT ™ BUTTON — Press the Dell MediaDirect button to launch Dell

MediaDirect (see "Using Dell MediaDirect™" on page 58).

DUAL DIGITAL MICROPHONES — Built-in microphone for conferencing and chat.

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8 IN - 1 MEMORY CARD READER — Provides a fast and convenient way to view and share digital photos, music, and videos stored on a memory card. The computer ships with a plastic blank installed in the slot. The 8-in-1 memory card reader reads the following digital memory cards:

• Secure Digital (SD) memory card

• Secure Digital Input/Output (SDIO) card

• MultiMediaCard (MMC)

• Memory Stick

• Memory Stick PRO

• xD-Picture Card

• Hi Speed-SD

• Hi Density-SD

TOUCH PAD —

Provides the functionality of a mouse (see "Touch Pad" on page 39).

TOUCH PAD BUTTONS — Use these buttons much like the buttons on a mouse when

you use the touch pad to move the cursor on the display (see "Touch Pad" on page 39).

FINGERPRINT READER — Helps to keep your Dell™ computer secure. When you slide your finger over the reader, it uses your unique fingerprint to authenticate your user identity. For more information, click Start →Programs → Fingerprint Reader

Suite. There are four sub items in this folder.

– User Enrollment - To enroll your fingerprint

– Control Center - To access the Fingerprint Reader Suite settings

– Fingerprint Tutorial - Guide to fingerprint scanning

– Help - HTML-based help

For information on how to activate and use the security management software that

controls the biometric reader, see "Fingerprint Reader" on page 86.

MEDIA CONTROL BUTTONS — Control CD, DVD, Blu-ray Disc™ (BD), and Media

Player playback.

CONSUMER I R — A port on the front of the computer that allows certain software applications to be controlled by the Dell Travel Remote.

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Attach headphones to the

Attach a microphone to the

connector.

connector.

DEVICE STATUS LIGHTS

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The blue lights located above the keyboard indicate the following:

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Turns on when you turn on the computer and blinks when the computer is in a power management mode.

Turns on when the numeric keypad (Num Lock) is enabled.

Turns on when the uppercase letter (Caps Lock) function is enabled.

Turns on when the scroll lock function is enabled.

WiFi status light – Turns on when wireless networking is enabled. To

enable or disable wireless networking, use the wireless switch (see "wireless

On/Off switch" on page 33).

Bluetooth

®

status light – Turns on when a card with Bluetooth wireless technology is enabled.

NOTE:

The card with Bluetooth wireless technology is an optional feature.

The light turns on only if you ordered the card with your computer. For more information, see the documentation that came with your card.

To turn off only the Bluetooth wireless technology functionality, right-click the

Radio.

icon in the notification area, and then click Disable Bluetooth

To quickly enable or disable all wireless devices, use the wireless switch

(see "wireless On/Off switch" on page 33).

If the computer is connected to an electrical outlet, the

– Solid blue: The battery is charging.

– Flashing blue: The battery is almost fully charged.

– Off: The battery is adequately charged.

light operates as follows:

If the computer is running on a battery, the light operates as follows:

– Off: The battery is adequately charged (or the computer is turned off).

– Flashing amber: The battery charge is low.

– Solid amber: The battery charge is critically low.

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VOLUME CONTROL BUTTONS — Press these buttons to adjust the volume.

Eject

Play the previous track or press and hold to rewind within a track

Stop

Play or pause

Play the next track or press and hold to fastforward within a track

Mute

Turn the volume down

Turn the volume up

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Left Side View

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1 AC adapter connector

3 VGA connector

5 HDMI connector

7 hard drive

2 USB connector (2)

4 network connector (RJ-45)

6 IEEE 1394a connector

A C ADAPTER CONNECTOR — Attaches an AC adapter to the computer. The AC adapter converts AC power to the DC power required by the computer. You can connect the AC adapter with your computer turned on or off.

I E E E 1 3 9 4 A CONNECTOR — Connects devices supporting IEEE 1394a high-speed transfer rates, such as some digital video cameras.

H D M I CONNECTOR — HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) connector carries an uncompressed all digital signal to produce hi-definition video and audio.

V G A CONNECTOR

Connects video devices, such as a monitor.

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NETWORK CONNECTOR ( R J - 4 5 )

NOTICE:

The network connector is slightly larger than the modem connector.

To avoid damaging the computer, do not plug a telephone line into the network connector.

Connects the computer to a network. The two lights next to the connector indicate status and activity for wired network connections.

For information on using the network adapter, see the device user’s guide supplied with your computer.

U S B CONNECTORS

Connect USB devices, such as a mouse, keyboard, or printer.

Right Side View

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1 ExpressCard slot

3 Wi-Fi Catcher™ Network Locator

5 USB connector

7 security cable slot

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2 Wireless On/Off switch

4 optical drive

6 S-Video connector

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E XPRESS C ARD SLOT — Supports one ExpressCard. The computer ships with a

plastic blank installed in the slot. For more information see "Using ExpressCards" on page 71.

OPTICAL DRIVE —

For more information about the optical drive see "Using

Multimedia" on page 51.

U S B CONNECTOR

Connects USB devices, such as a mouse, keyboard, or printer.

S - V IDEO CONNECTOR — Connects your computer to a TV.

NOTE:

The S-Video port does not support audio. You need to use the headphone port at the front of the system to connect to an audio device.

SECURITY CABLE SLOT — Lets you attach a commercially available antitheft device

to the computer (see "Security Cable Lock" on page 85).

WIRELESS O N / O FF SWITCH — When enabled through Dell QuickSet, this switch can scan for a wireless local area network (WLAN) in your vicinity. You can also use it to rapidly turn off or on any wireless devices such as WLAN cards and internal cards

with Bluetooth wireless technology (see "Dell Wi-Fi Catcher™ Network Locator" on page 83).

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1 off : Disables wireless devices.

2 on : Enables wireless devices.

3 Wi-Fi Catcher™ Network Locator

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D E L L W I - F I C ATCHER ™ NETWORK LOCATOR — Push this button to scan

specifically for wireless networks in your vicinity (see "Dell Wi-Fi Catcher™ Network

Locator" on page 83).

The Wi-Fi Catcher Network Locator has an LED that operates as follows:

– Flashing blue: Searching for networks

– Solid orange: Weak network found

– Solid blue: Strong network found

– Off: No signal found

Back View

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1 battery 2 air vent

AIR VENT — The computer uses an internal fan to create airflow through the vents, which prevents the computer from overheating.

CAUTION:

Do not block, push objects into, or allow dust to accumulate in the air vents. Do not store your computer in a low-airflow environment, such as a closed briefcase, while it is running. Restricting the airflow can damage the computer or cause a fire .The computer turns on the fan when the computer gets hot. Fan noise is normal and does not indicate a problem with the fan or the computer.

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A C ADAPTER CONNECTOR — Attaches an AC adapter to the computer.

The AC adapter converts AC power to the DC power required by the computer.

You can connect the AC adapter with your computer turned on or off.

CAUTION:

The AC adapter works with electrical outlets worldwide. However, power connectors and power strips vary among countries. Using an incompatible cable or improperly connecting the cable to the power strip or electrical outlet may cause fire or equipment damage.

NOTICE:

When you disconnect the AC adapter cable from the computer, grasp the connector, not the cable itself, and pull firmly, but gently to help prevent damage to the cable.

NOTE:

Connect the power cord to the adapter firmly and ensure that the green LED is on when you turn on power.

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Bottom View

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1 battery

3 battery charge/health gauge

5 wireless mini-card compartment

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4 battery release latch memory module compartment

MEMORY MODULE COMPARTMENT — Compartment that contains the DIMM 1 and

DIMM 2 memory modules. For additional information, see "Memory" on page 138.

WIRELESS MINI CARD COMPARTMENT — Compartment for WLAN, WWAN, and

Flash Cache Module (FCM) Mini-Cards (see "Wireless Mini-Cards" on page 142).

BATTERY — When a battery is installed, you can use the computer without

connecting the computer to an electrical outlet (see "Using a Battery" on page 43).

BATTERY CHARGE / HEALTH GAUGE — Provides information on the battery charge (see

"Checking the Battery Charge" on page 44).

BATTERY RELEASE LATCHES —

Releases the battery (see "Replacing the Battery" on page 48

for instructions).

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Key Features

  • Intel® Core™2 Duo T9300 2.5 GHz
  • 39.1 cm (15.4") 1280 x 800 pixels 16:10
  • 4 GB DDR2-SDRAM 667 MHz 2 x 2 GB
  • 320 GB
  • NVIDIA GeForce Go 8600M GT
  • Bluetooth 2.0+EDR
  • 90 W
  • Windows Vista Home Premium

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