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****** Page 1 ****** Aspire 5740/5740/5340 Series Quick Guide
****** Page 2 ****** 0 2009 All Rights Reserved. Aspire 5740/574013/5340 Series Quick Gu ide Original Issue: 10/2009 Aspire 5740/574013/5340 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 Acer’s Empowering Technology, using the keyboard, 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 nonly 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 ****** 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 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Icon 4. Description 15 14 13 12 11 10 9 1 2 3 Item Acer Crystal Eye webcam Display screen Power button Web camera for video communication Also called Liquid-Crystal Display (LCD), displays computer output (configuration may vary by model). Turns the computer on and off.
****** Page 5 ****** 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 Icon p Item Wireless LAN communication b utton/indicator Bluetooth communication button/indicator 3G WWAN communication button/indicator Backup key HDD Num Lock Caps Lock Keyboard Touchpad Click buttons (left and right) Power Battery I Palmrest Touchpad toggle M icrophone Volume Up/ Volume Down Programmable key 5 Description Enables/disables the wireless LAN function. Indicates the status of wireless LAN communication. Enables/disables the Bluetooth function. Indicates the status of Bluetooth communication Enables/disables the 3G WWAN function. Indicates the status of 3G WWAN communication Launches Acer Backup Management for three-step data backup. Indicates when the hard disk drive is active. Lights up when Num Lock is activated. Lights up when Caps Lock is activated. For entering data into your computer. Touch-sensitive pointing device which functions like a computer mouse. The left and right buttons function like the left and right mouse buttons. 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. Comfortable support area for your hands when you use the computer. Turns the internal touchpad on and off. Internal microphone for sound recording Increase/decrease system volume. Launch user-defined programs at a push of a button.
****** Page 6 ****** 6 15 Icon Item Speakers Description Left and right speakers deliver stereo audio output. 1. The front panel indicators are visible even when the computer cover is closed up. Hotkeys The computer employs hotkeys or key combinations to access most of the computer’s controls like screen brightness, volume output. To activate hotkeys, press and hold the key before pressing the other key in the hotkey combination. Hotkey + + + + + + Icon Z z Function System Properties Bluetooth Sleep Display toggle Screen blank Speaker toggle Brightness up Brightness down Volume up Volume down Description Starts System Properties for displaying system information. Enables/disables the Bluetooth function. 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 speakers on and off. Increases the screen brig htness. Decreases the screen brightness. Increases the sound volume. Decreases the sound volume.
****** Page 7 ****** Closed front view 1 con 2 1 2 Rear view tem Multi-in-l card reader Latch 7 escriptlon Accepts Secure Digital (SD), MultiMediaCard (MMC), Memory Stick (MS), Memory Stick PRO (MS PRO), xD-Picture Card (xD). Note: Push to removennstall the card. Only one card can operate at any given time. Locks and releases the lid. 1 Item Ventilation slots Description Enable the computer to stay cool, even after prolonged use.
****** Page 8 ****** 8 Left view 2 Item 3 4 5 Description 6 1 2 3 4 5 6 Icon HDMI SPDIF DC-in jack Ethernet (RJ-45) port HDMI port External display (VGA) port USB 2.0 ports Line-in jack Microphone-in jack Headphone/speaker/ line-out jack with S/PDIF support Connects to an AC adapter. Connects to an Ethernet 10/100/1000- based network Supports high definition digital video connections. Connects to a display device (e.g. external monitor, LCD projector). Connect to USB 2.0 devices (e.g., USB mouse, USB camera). Accepts audio line-in devices (e.g., audio CD player, stereo walkman, mp3 player). Accepts inputs from external microphones. Connects to audio line-out devices (e.g., speakers, headphones).
****** Page 9 ****** 9 Right view con 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 2 tem USB 2.0 ports Optical drive Optical disk access indicator Optical drive eject button Emergency eject hole Modem (RJ-II) port Kensington lock slot 345 escriptlon 67 Connect to USB 2.0 devices (e.g., USB mouse, USB camera). Internal optical drive; accepts CDs or DVDs. Lights up when the optical drive is active. Ejects the optical disk from the drive. Ejects the optical drive tray when the computer is turned off. Note: Insert a paper clip to the emergency eject hole to eject the optical drive tray when the computer is off Connects to a phone line. Connects to a Kensington-compatible computer security lock.
****** Page 10 ****** 10 Base view 3 4 1 2 3 4 5 6 6 5 Icon Item Battery bay Battery release latch Battery lock Hard disk bay Memory compartment Ventilation slots and cooling fan Description Houses the computer’s battery pack. Releases the battery for removal. Locks the battery in position. 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.
****** Page 11 ****** 11 Specifications Operating system Platform System memory Display Graphics Audio Storage subsystem Genuine Windows 7 Intel@ Core i7 processor Intel@ Core i5 processor Intel@ Core i3 processor Mobile Intel@ HM55 Express Chipset Dual-Channel SDRAM support Up to 4 GB of DDR3 1066 MHz memory, upgradeable to 8 GB using two soDlMM modules* Up to 2 GB of DDR3 1066 MHz memory, upgradeable to 4 GB using two soDlMM modules* 15.6″ HD 1366 x 768 16:9 aspect ratio ATI Mobility RadeonTM HD 5650* ATI Mobility RadeonTM HD 5470* Intel@ Graphics Media Accelerator HD Dolby@-optimized surround sound system with two built-in stereo speakers Optimized 3rd Generation Dolby Home Theatre audio enhancement True5.1-channel surround sound output 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 Optical drive options: Blu-ray DiscTM/DVD-Super Multi double-layer drive* • DVD-Super Multi double-layer drive Multi-in-l card reader
****** Page 12 ****** 12 Communication Privacy control Dimensions and weight Power subsystem Special keys and controls 1/0 interface Integrated Acer Crystal Eye webcam WLAN: Intel@ Centrino@ Advanced-N 6200 a/g/n* Intel@ Centrino@ Wireless-N 1000 b/g/n* Acer InviLinkTM NplifyTM 802.1 lb/g/n* Acer InviLinkTM 802.1 lb/g* WPAN: Bluetooth@ 2.1+Enhanced Data Rate (EDR)* WWAN: UMTS/HSPA at 850/900/1900/2100 MHz and quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE (850/900/1800/1900 LAN: Gigabit Ethernet; Wake-on-LAN ready Modem: 56K ITU V .92; Wake-on-Ring ready BIOS user, supervisor, HDD passwords Kensington lock slot 383 (W) x 250 (D) x 26/37 (H) mm (15.1 x 9.9 x 1.03/1.5 inches) 2.8 kg (6.16 lbs.) with 6-cell battery pack ACPI 3.0 48.8 W 4400 mAh Li-ion battery 3-pin 65 W AC adapter* 3-pin 90 W AC adapter* ENERGY 103-/104-/107-key keyboard Multi-gesture touchpad pointing device Multi-in-l card reader (SD/MMC/MS/MS PRO/xD) Four USB 2.0 ports HDMITM port with HDCP support External display (VGA) port Headphone/speaker/line-out jack with S/PDIF support Microphone-in jack Line-in jack Ethernet (RJ-45) port Modem (RJ-1 1) port DC-in jack for AC adapter
****** Page 13 ****** Environment Note: 13 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% 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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