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Closed Front View
9 TouchPad Touch-sensitive pointing device which functions
like a computer mouse.
10 Click buttons (left,
center*, and right)The left and right buttons function like the left
and right mouse buttons.
*The center button serves as Acer BioProtect
fingerprint reader supporting Acer FingerNav 4-
way control function (only for certain models).
11 Status indicators Light-Emitting Diodes (LEDs) that light up to
show the status of the computer's functions and
12 Speakers Left and right speakers deliver stereo audio
13 Power button Turns the computer on and off.
buttonsButtons for launching frequently used programs.
15 Microphone Internal microphone for sound recording.
1 3G switch/indicator Enables/disables the 3G function. Indicates the
status of 3G communication (only for certain
switch/indicatorEnables/disables the Bluetooth function.
Indicates the status of Bluetooth
switch/indicatorEnables/disables the wireless function.
Indicates the status of wireless LAN
4 5-in-1 card reader Accepts Secure Digital (SD), MultiMediaCard
(MMC), Memory Stick (MS), Memory Stick Pro
(MS PRO), and xDPicture Card.
Note: Push to remove/install the card. Only
one card can operate at any given time.
5 Latch Locks and releases the lid.
6 Microphone jack Accepts inputs from external microphones.
jackConnects to audio line-out devices (e.g.,
8 Infrared port Interfaces with infrared devices (e.g.,infrared
printer and IR-aware computer).
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1 Ventilation slots Enable the computer to stay cool, even after
2 External display
(VGA) portConnects to a display device
(e.g. external monitor, LCD projector).
portSupports digital video connections.
4 PC Card slot Accepts one Type II PC Card.
5 PC Card slot
eject buttonEjects the PC Card from the slot.
1 Optical drive Internal optical drive; accepts CDs or DVDs.
2 Optical disk access
indicatorLights up when the optical drive is active.
3 Optical drive eject
buttonEjects the optical disk from the drive.
4 Emergency eject
holeEjects the optical drive tray when the computer is
Note: Insert a paper clip into the emergency eject
hole to eject the optical drive tray when the
computer is off.
5 Two USB 2.0 ports Connect to USB 2.0 devices (e.g. USB mouse,
6 Kensington lock
slotConnects to a Kensington-compatible computer
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1 Ethernet (RJ-45)
portConnects to an Ethernet 10/100/1000-based
2 Modem (RJ-11)
portConnects to a phone line.
3 USB 2.0 port Connect to USB 2.0 devices (e.g. USB
mouse, USB camera).
4 DC-in jack Connects to an AC adapter
1 Battery bay Houses the computer's battery pack.
2 Battery release latch Releases the battery for removal.
3 Battery lock Locks the battery in position.
4 Acer DASP (Disk Anti-
Shock Protection)Protects the hard disk drive from shocks and
bumps (only for certain models).
5 Hard disk bay Houses the computer's hard disk (secured with
6 Acer MediaBay
release latchLock or unlock Acer MediaBay device.
7 Memory compartment Houses the computer's main memory.
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8 Acer ezDock II/II+
connectorConnects to Acer ezDock II/II+.
9 Ventilation slots and
cooling fanEnable the computer to stay cool, even after
Note: Do not cover or obstruct the opening of the
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The computer has several easy-to-read status indicators:
The front panel indicators are visible even when the computer cover is closed.
NOTE: 1. Charging: The battery light shows amber when the battery is charging. 2. Fully charged: The light
shows green when in AC mode.
Located beside the keyboard are application buttons. These buttons are called easy-launch buttons. They are:
WLAN, Internet, email, Bluetooth, Arcade and Acer Empowering Technology.
The mail and Web browser buttons are pre-set to email and Internet programs, but can be reset by users. To
set the Web browser, mail and programmable buttons, run the Acer Launch Manager.
Bluetooth Indicates the status of Bluetooth communication.
WLAN Indicates the status of wireless LAN
Power Indicates the computer's power status.
Battery Indicates the computer's battery status.
HDD Indicates when the hard disk drive is active.
Num Lock Lights up when Num Lock is activated.
Caps Lock Lights up when Caps Lock is activated.
Empowering Technology Launch Acer Empowering Technology.
Web browser Internet browser (user-Programmable)
Mail Email application (user-Programmable)
switchEnables/disables the Bluetooth function.
switchEnables/disables the wireless function.