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****** Page 1 ****** Aspire 7740 Series Quick Guide

****** Page 2 ****** Copyright 0 2009. Acer Incorporated. All Rights Reserved. Aspire 7740 Series Quick Guide Original Issue: 10/2009 Aspire 7740 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 11 10 Icon Item Acer Crystal Eye webcam Description Web camera for video communication. (only for certain models)

****** Page 5 ****** 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Icon d) Item Display screen Power button Wireless LAN communication button/indicator Bluetooth communication button/indicator Backup key HDD Num Lock Caps Lock Keyboard Touchpad Power Battery Click buttons (left, center* and right) Palmrest Touchpad toggle Microphone 5 Description Also called Liquid-Crystal Display (LCD), displays computer output (configuration may vary by model). Turns the computer on and off. Enables/disables the wireless LAN function. Indicates the status of wireless LAN communication. Enables/disables the Bluetooth function. Indicates the status of Bluetooth communication (only for certain models). 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. 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. The left and right buttons function like the left and right mouse buttons. *The center button serves as Acer Bio- Protection fingerprint reader supporting Acer FingerNav a-way control function (only for certain models). Comfortable support area for your hands when you use the computer. Turns the internal touchpad on and off. Internal microphone for recording sound.

****** Page 6 ****** 6 12 13 Icon Item Programmable key Speakers Description User-programmable. Left and right speakers deliver stereo audio output. 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. Hot ey + + + + + Icon CDIØ 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 (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 speakers on and off Increases the screen brightness. Decreases the screen brig htness. Increases the sound volume. Decreases the sound volume.

****** Page 7 ****** Closed front view 1 1 Icon PRO Item Multi-in-l card reader Rear view 7 3 Description 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. 1 1 Item Ventilation slots Description Enable the computer to stay cool, even after prolonged use.

****** Page 8 ****** 8 Left view 3 4 5 6 1 2 3 4 5 6 1 Icon HDMI SPDIF 2 Item DC-in jack Ethernet (RJ-45) port External display (VGA) port HDMI port USB 2.0 port Line-in jack Microphone jack Headphones/ speaker/line-out jack with S/PDIF support Description Connects to an AC adapter. Connects to an Ethernet 10/100/1000- based network Connects to a display device (e.g., external monitor, LCD projector). Supports high definition digital video connections. 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 ****** Right view con 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 9 567 1 tem Optical drive 234 escriptlon Optical disk access indicator Optical drive eject button Emergency eject hole Modem (RJ-II) port USB 2.0 port Kensington lock slot 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. Connect to USB 2.0 devices (e.g., USB mouse, USB camera). Connects to a Kensington-compatible computer security lock.

****** Page 10 ****** 10 Base view 1 2 3 1 2 3 4 5 6 6 5 4 Icon Item Battery bay Battery lock Battery release latch Memory compartment Hard disk bay Ventilation slots and cooling fan Description Houses the computer’s battery pack Locks the battery in position. Releases the battery for removal. Houses the computer’s main memory. Houses the computer’s hard disk (secured with screws). 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 CPU/chipset System memory Display Graphics Audio Storage subsystem Communication Privacy control Genuine Windows 7 Intel@ CoreTM i7* Intel@ Core i5* Intel@ CoreTM i3* Intel@ HM55 Express Chipset Dual-channel support Up to 4 GB of DDR3 1066 MHz memory, upgradeable to 8 GB using two soDlMM modules 16:9 aspect ratio 17.3″ HD+ 1600 x 900 ATI Mobility RadeonTM HD 5650* ATI Mobility RadeonTM HD 5470* Integrated Intel@ GMA HD graphics Dolby -optimized surround sound system with two built-in stereo speakers 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 Integrated Acer Crystal Eye webcam* WLAN: Intel@ Centrino@ Advanced-N 6200 802.1 la/g/n* Intel@ Centrino@ Wireless-N 1000 802.1 lb/g/n* Acer InviLinkTM NplifyTM 802.1 lb/g/n* Acer InviLinkTM 802.1 lb/g* WPAN: Bluetooth@ 2.1+Enhanced Data Rate (EDR) LAN: Gigabit Ethernet; Wake-on-LAN ready Modem: 56K ITU V.92; Wake-on-Ring ready BIOS user, supervisor, HDD passwords Kensington lock slot

****** Page 12 ****** 12 Dimensions and weight Power subsystem Special keys and controls 1/0 interface Environment 411 (W) x 274 (D) x 40/45.0 (H) mm (16.18 x 10.78 x 1.58/1.77 inches) 3.2 kg (7.05 lbs.) with 6-cell battery pack* 3.26 kg (7.19 lbs.) with 8-cell battery pack* ACPI 3.0 71 W 4800 mAh* 48.8 W 4400 mAh* 3-pin 90 W AC adapter* 3-pin 65 W AC adapter* ENERGY 103-1104-1107-key keyboard Touchpad pointing device Mufti-in-I 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 Line-in jack Ethernet (RJ-45) port Modem (RJ-1 1) port DC-in jack for AC adapter Temperature: Operating: 5 ‘C 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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