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****** Page 1 ****** Aspire 8530 Series Quick Guide

****** Page 2 ****** Copyright 0 2008. Acer Incorporated. All Rights Reserved. Aspire 8530 Series Quick Guide Original Issue: 10/2008 This company makes no representations or warranties, either express or implied, with respect to the contents hereof and specifically disclaims the implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. Although care has been taken to ensure accuracy, this company shall not be liable for any errors (including, but not limited to, typos, factual errors, etc.) contained in this publication. Changes may be made periodically to the information in this publication without obligation to notify any person of such revisions or changes. Such changes will be incorporated in new editions of this manual or supplementary documents and publications. This company makes no representations or warranties, either expressed or implied, with respect to the contents hereof and specifically disclaims the implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. Record the model number, serial number, purchase date and place of purchase information in the space provided below. The serial number and model number are recorded on the label affixed to your computer. All correspondence concerning your unit should include the serial number, model number and purchase information. No part of th is publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted, in any form or by any means, electron ically, mechanically, by photocopy, recording or otherwise, without the prior written permission of Acer Incorporated. Aspire 8530 Series Notebook PC Model number: Serial number: Date of purchase: Place of purchase: Acer and the Acer logo are registered trademarks of Acer Incorporated. Other compan iesl product names or trademarks are used herein for identification purposes only and belong to their respective companies.

****** 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 ****** 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 14 —12 11 10 con tem Acer Crystal Eye webcam escriptlon Web camera for video communication.

****** Page 5 ****** 2 3 4 6 7 8 9 10 12.1 12.2 13 14 Icon d.) VOL+/ VOL- Item Microphone Display screen Power button Status indicators Easy-launch buttons Keyboard Palmrest Touchpad Click buttons (left, center* and right) Volume Up/ Volume Down Acer MediaTouch keys Empowering key Speakers 5 Description Internal microphone for sound recording. Also called Liquid-Crystal Display (LCD), displays computer output (Configuration may vary by models). Turns the computer on and off. Light-Emitting Diodes (LEDs) that light up to show the status of the computer’s functions and components. Please refer to the Generic User Guide for more details. Buttons for launching frequently used programs. Please refer to the Generic User Guide for more details. For entering data into your computer. Comfortable support area for your hands when you use the computer. Touch-sensitive pointing device which functions like a computer mouse. 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). Increase system volume/decrease system volume. For use with Acer Arcade and other media playing programs. Launch Acer Empowering Technology Left and right speakers deliver stereo audio output

****** Page 6 ****** 6 Closed front view 1 1 2 con PRO tem 6-in-l card reader CIR receiver Rear view 2 escriptlon Accepts Secure Digital (SD), MultiMediaCard (MMC),MultiMediaCardp/us (MMCp/usTM), 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. Receives signals from a remote control. 1 1 Item Ventilation slots Description Enable the computer to stay cool, even after prolonged use.

****** Page 7 ****** 7 Left view 2 3 Item 4 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Icon HDMI SPDIF DC-in jack HDMI port External display (VGA) port Ethernet (RJ-45) port USB 2.0 port Line-in jack Microphone jack Headphones/ speaker/line-out jack with S/PDIF support ExpressCard/54 6 7 5 Description Connects to an AC adapter. Supports high definition digital video connections. Connects to a display device (e.g., external monitor, LCD projector). Connects to an Ethernet 10/100/1000- based network 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). Accepts one ExpressCard/54 module. ExpressCard 1 54 slot

****** Page 8 ****** 8 Right view con 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 1 tem USB 2.0 port Optical drive Optical disk access indicator Optical drive eject button Emergency eject hole Modem (RJ-II) port RF-in port Kensington lock slot 2345 escriptlon 678 Connects 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. Accepts input signals from digital TV- tuner devices. (only for certain models) Connects to a Kensington-compatible computer security lock.

****** Page 9 ****** 9 Base view 1 2 3 4 8 7 6 5 Icon 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Item Battery bay Battery lock Battery release latch Hard disk bay- Secondary Subwoofer Hard disk bay-Main Memory compartment 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 hard disk (secured with screws) (only for certain models). Emits low frequency sound output. 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 10 ****** 10 Specifications Operating system Platform System memory Display TV-tuner Graphics Audio Storage subsystem Genuine Windows Vista AMD Better By Design program, featuring: AMD Turion X2 Ultra dual-core mobile processor* AMD TurionTM X2 dual-core mobile processor* AMD AthlonTM X2 dual-core mobile processor* AMD M780G Chipset* Acer InviLinkTM NplifyTM 802.11b/g/Draft-N* Acer InviLinkTM 802.1 lb/g* Dual-Channel SDRAM support Up to 2 GB of DDR2 667 MHz memory, upgradeable to 4 GB using two soDlMM modules 16:9 aspect ratio 18.4″ Full HD 1920 x 1080* 18.4″ HD+ 1680 x 945* Digital TV-tuner supporting DVB-T* ATI RadeonTM HD 3200 Graphics* ATI Mobility RadeonTM HD 3470 Hybrid x 2* ATI Mobility RadeonTM HD 3650* Dolby@-optimized surround sound system with two built-in stereo speakers and one subwoofer* supporting low-frequency effects 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* 6-in-l card reader

****** Page 11 ****** Communication Privacy control Dimensions and weight Power subsystem Special keys and controls 1/0 interface 11 Acer Video Conference, featuring: Integrated Acer Crystal Eye webcam* • Optional Acer Xpress VoIP phone* WLAN: • Acer InviLinkTM NplifyTM 802.11b/g/Draft-N* • Acer InviLinkTM 802.1 lb/g* WPAN: Bluetooth@ 2.0+Enhanced Data Rate (EDR)* LAN: Gigabit Ethernet; Wake-on-LAN ready Modem: 56K ITU V .92; Wake-on-Ring ready Acer Bio-Protection fingerprint solution* BIOS user, supervisor, HDD passwords Kensington lock slot 440.5 (W) x 298.5 (D) x 40.2/44.2 (H) mm (17.3 x 11.7 x 1.6/1.7 inches) 4.1 kg (9.04 lbs.) with 2 HDDs and 8-cell battery pack ACPI 3.0 71 W 4800 mAh 3-pin 90 W AC adapter ENERGY STARO 4.0* 105/106-key keyboard Touchpad pointing device ExpressCardTM/54 slot Acer Bio-Protection fingerprint reader* 6-in-l card reader (SD/MMC/MMCp/usTM/MS/MS PRO/xD) USB 2.0 port HDMITM port with HDCP support External display (VGA) port Consumer infrared (CIR) port RF-in jack* Headphones/speaker/line-out jack with S/PDIF support Microphone-in jack Line-in jack Ethernet (RJ-45) port Modem (RJ-11) port DC-in jack for AC adapter

****** Page 12 ****** 12 Environment Temperature: • Operating: 5 to 35 oc Non-operating: -20 ‘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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