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****** Page 1 ****** Aspire 1820PT / 1420P Series Quick Guide
****** Page 2 ****** 0 2009. All Rights Reserved. Aspire 1820PT / 1420P Series Quick Guide Original Issue: 10/2009 Aspire 1820PT / 1420P Series Notebook PC Model number: Serial number: Date of purchase: Place of purchase:
****** Page 3 ****** 3 First things first We would like to thank you for making an Acer notebook your choice for meeting your mobile computing needs. Your guides To help you use your Acer notebook, we have designed a set of guides: First off, the Just for Starters… poster helps you get started with setting up your computer. The Aspire Series Generic User Guide contains useful information applying to all models in the Aspire product series. It covers basic topics such as using the keyboard and audio, etc. Please understand that due to its nature, the Generic User Guide as well as the AcerSystem User Guide mentioned below will occasionally refer to functions or features which are only contained in certain models of the series, but not necessarily in the model you purchased. Such instances are marked in the text with language such as ” only for certain models” The Quick Guide introduces you to the basic features and functions of your new computer. For more on how your computer can help you to be more productive, please refer to the AcerSystem User Guide. This guide contains detailed information on such subjects as system utilities, data recovery, expansion options and troubleshooting. In addition it contains warranty information and the general regulations and safety notices for your notebook. It is available in Portable Document Format (PDF) and comes preloaded on your notebook. Follow these steps to access it: Start, All Programs, AcerSystem. 1 Click on 2 Click on AcerSystem User Guide. Note: Viewing the file requires Adobe Reader. If Adobe Reader is not installed on your computer, clicking on AcerSystem User Guide will run the Adobe Reader setup program first. Follow the instructions on the screen to complete the installation. For instructions on how to use Adobe Reader, access the Help and Support menu.
****** Page 4 ****** Your Acer notebook tour After setting up your computer as illustrated in the Just for Starters… poster, let us show you around your new Acer notebook. Top view 13 12 0 ,öi4 • 0 Icon Item Acer Crystal Eye webcam Display screen Description Web camera for video communication. Also called Liquid-Crystal Display (LCD), displays computer output (Configuration may vary by models).
****** Page 5 ****** Icon p 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 Item Programmable key Backup key HDD Num Lock Caps Lock Power Battery Bluetooth communication indicator Communication indicator Click buttons (left and right) Touchpad Palmrest Keyboard Stylus Microphone Magnetic lock 5 Description Launch predefined programs or user- defined programs at a push of a button. Press to start automatic backup procedure. Indicates when the hard disk drive is active. Lights up when Num Lock is activated. Lights up when Caps Lock is activated. Indicates the computer’s power status. Indicates the computer’s battery status. 1. Charging: The light shows amber when the battery is charging. 2. Fully charged: The light shows blue when in AC mode. Indicates the status of Bluetooth communication. (only for certain models) Indicates the status of WLAN / 3G communication. The left and right buttons function like the left and right mouse buttons. Touch-sensitive pointing device which functions like a computer mouse. Comfortable support area for your hands when you use the computer. For entering data into your computer. A pen tool for entering data into your computer. Internal microphone for sound recording. A lock that snaps into place to prevent the screen from inadvertently rotating 1. The front panel indicators are visible even when the computer cover is closed up.
****** Page 6 ****** 6 Hotkeys The computer employs hotkeys or key combinations to access most of the computer’s controls like screen brightness and volume output. To activate hotkeys, press and hold the key before pressing the other key in the hotkey combination. Note: Hotkeys are not available from the virtual keyboard. o ey + + + + + + < + + con CDIØ un Ion Power management System property Bluetooth Sleep Display toggle Screen blank Touchpad toggle Speaker toggle Brightness up Brightness down Volume up Volume down escrip Ion Launch Windows power management. Starts System Property for displaying system information. Enables / disables the Bluetooth function. (only for certain models) Puts the computer in Sleep mode. Switches display output between the display screen, external monitor (if connected) and both. Turns the display screen backlight off to save power. Press any key to return. Turns the internal touchpad on and off. Turns the speakers on and off. Increases the screen brightness. Decreases the screen brightness. Increases the sound volume. Decreases the sound volume.
****** Page 7 ****** Closed front view Icon Item 1 2 Communication key (q) Speakers Rear view Icon 1 Item Battery bay 7 2 Description Enables / disables the WLAN / 3G functions. Left and right speakers deliver stereo audio output. Description Houses the computer’s battery pack.
****** Page 8 ****** 8 Left view 2 2 3 4 5 Icon HDMI Item External display (VGA) port DC-in jack Ventilation slots HDMI port USB 2.0 port 3 Description Connects to a display device (e.g external monitor, LCD projector). Connects to an AC adapter. Enable the computer to stay cool, even after prolonged use. Supports high definition digital video connections. Connect to USB 2.0 devices (e.g., USB mouse, USB camera).
****** Page 9 ****** Right view 3 4 escriptlon 5 9 6 1 2 3 4 5 6 con PRO SPDIF d) 1 2 tem Multi-in-l card reader Headphones/ speaker/l ine-out jack with S/PDIF support Microphone-in jack USB 2.0 port Power button / indicator Kensington lock slot Ethernet (RJ-45) port Accepts Secure Digital (SD), MultiMediaCard (MMC), Memory stick (MS), Memory stick PRO (MS PRO), xD-Picture Card Note: Push to removennstall the card. Only one card can operate at any given time. Connects to audio line-out devices (e.g., speakers, headphones). Accepts inputs from external microphones. Connects to USB 2.0 devices (e.g., USB mouse, USB camera). Slide the power button to turn the computer on and off. / Indicates the computer’s power status. Connects to a Kensington-compatible computer security lock. Note: Wrap the computer security lock cable around an immovable object such as a table or handle of a locked drawer. Insert the lock into the notch and turn the key to secure the lock. Some keyless models are also available. Connects to an Ethernet 10/100/1000- based network.
****** Page 10 ****** 10 Base view 2 3 1 2 3 4 5 6 5 4 o escnptlon o con tem Battery bay Hard disk bay Memory compartment Ventilation slots and cooling fan Battery lock Battery release latch Houses the computer’s battery pack Houses the computer’s hard disk (secured with screws). Houses the computer’s main memory. Enable the computer to stay cool, even after prolonged use. Note: Do not cover or obstruct the opening of the fan. Locks the battery in position. Releases the battery for removal.
****** Page 11 ****** 11 Specifications Operating system Platform System memory Display Graphics Communication Audio Storage subsystem Privacy control Dimensions and weight Genuine Windows 7 Intel@ CoreTM2 Duo processor* Intel@ Pentium mobile processor* Intel@ Celeron@ mobile processor* Mobile Intel@ GS45 Express Chipset Dual-Channel SDRAM support Up to 4 GB of DDR3 1066 MHz memory, upgradeable to 8 GB using two soDlMM modules 11.6″ HD 1366 x 768 Convertible display Mobile Intel@ GS45 Express Chipset Integrated Acer Crystal Eye webcam* WWAN: UMTS/HSPA at 850/900/1900/2100 MHz and quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE (850/900/1800/1900 WLAN: Intel@ WiFi Link 5100 802.1 la/b/g/Draft-N* Intel@ WiFi Link 5100 802.1 la/b/g* Intel@ WiFi Link 1000* WPAN: Bluetooth@ 2.1+Enhanced Data Rate (EDR)* LAN: Gigabit Ethernet; Wake-on-LAN ready Optimized 2nd Generation Dolby@ Sound Room audio enhancement High-definition audio support S/PDIF (Sony/Philips Digital Interface) support for digital speakers MS-Sound compatible Built-in microphone 2.5″ hard disk drive Multi-in-l card reader BIOS user, supervisor, HDD passwords Kensington lock slot 285 (W) 208.9 (D) 28.5/34.5 (H) mm (11.22 x 8.22 x 1.12/1.36 inches) 1.72 kg (3.79 lbs.) (non-3G SKIJ)
****** Page 12 ****** 12 Power subsystem Special keys and controls 1/0 interface Environment ACPI 3.0 62.16 W 5600 mAh 3-pin 30 W AC adapter ENERGY 84-/85-/88-key keyboard Multi-gesture touchpad pointing device Multi-in-l card reader (SD/MMC/MS/MS PRO/xD) USB 2.0 port HDMITM port with HDCP support External display (VGA) port Headphones/speaker/line-out jack with S/PDIF support Microphone-in jack Ethernet (RJ-45) port DC-in jack for AC adapter Temperature: • Operating: 5 to 35 oc • Non-operating: -20 e c to 65 oc Humidity (non-condensing): Operating: 20% to 80% Non-operating: 20% to 80% Note: * Only for certain models. Note: The specifications listed above are for reference only. The exact configuration of your PC depends on the model purchased.
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