Acer 2500 Series, 2000 Series User Manual

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Getting familiar with

your computer

Your Extensa 2000/2500 series notebook computer combines solid performance, versatility, multimedia capabilities and portability with a stylish design. Increase your productivity by working wherever you are.

This chapter provides an in-depth"tour" of your computer's features.

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A tour of your computer

After setting up your new Extensa notebook computer, as illustrated in the Just for starters… poster, take a few minutes to explore the unit.

Front view

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Display screen

Liquid-CrystalDisplay (LCD) provides

 

 

visual output.

 

 

 

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Status indicators

Light-EmittingDiodes (LEDs) that turn

 

 

on and off to show the status of the

 

 

computer, its functions and

 

 

components.

 

 

 

 

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Power button

Turns the computer on and off.

 

 

 

 

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Launch keys

Buttons for launching frequently used

 

 

programs. See“Launch keys” on page 21

 

 

for more details.

 

 

 

 

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Palmrest

Comfortable support area for your

 

 

hands when you use the computer.

 

 

 

 

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Click buttons &

The left and right buttons function like

 

4-wayscroll key

the left and right mouse buttons; the 4-

 

 

way scroll key scrolls the contents of a

 

 

window up, down, left and right.

 

 

 

 

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Touchpad

Touch-sensitivepointing device which

 

 

functions like a computer mouse.

 

 

 

 

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Keyboard

Inputs data into your computer.

 

 

 

 

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Ventilation slot

Enables the computer to stay cool, even

 

 

after prolonged use.

 

 

 

 

Left view

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PC Card slots

Support one Type III or two Type II

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CardBus PC Card(s).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Eject buttons

Ejects the PC Card(s) from the slots.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Optical drive

Internal optical drive; accepts CDs or

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DVDs depending on the optical drive

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

type.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Infrared port

Interfaces with infrared devices

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(e.g., infrared printer and IR-aware

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

computer).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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LED indicator

Lights up when the optical drive is

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

active.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Eject button

Ejects the optical drive tray from the

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

drive.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Emergency eject hole

Ejects the optical drive tray when the

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

computer is turned off.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

See page 23 for more details.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Speaker

Delivers stereo audio output.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Right view

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Speaker

Delivers stereo audio output.

 

 

 

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Ventilation slots

Enable the computer to stay cool, even

 

 

after prolonged use.

 

 

 

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Security keylock

Connects to a Kensington-compatible

 

 

computer security lock.

 

 

 

Rear view

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Power jack

Connects to an AC adapter.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Parallel port

Connects to a parallel device (e.g., parallel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

printer).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Ventilation slot

Enables the computer to stay cool, even after

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

prolonged use.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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External display port

Connects to a display device (e.g., external

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

monitor, LCD projector) and displays up to

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

16M colors at 1024x768 resolution.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Four USB 2.0 ports

Connect to Universal Serial Bus (USB) 2.0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

devices (e.g., USB mouse, USB camera).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Network jack

Connects to an Ethernet 10/100-based

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

network.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Modem jack

Connects to a phone line.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Speaker/Line-Out/

Connects to audio line-outdevices (e.g.,

 

Headphone jack

speakers, headphones).

 

 

 

 

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Line-in/Mic-injack

Accepts audio line-indevices (e.g., audio CD

 

 

player, stereo walkman).

Bottom view

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Battery bay

Houses the computer's battery pack.

 

 

 

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Battery release latch

Unlatches to remove the battery pack.

 

 

 

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Memory compartment

Houses the computer's main memory.

 

 

 

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Features

Performance

Intel® Pentium® 4 and Intel® Celeron® processors, 2.80 GHz and above

256/512 MB of DDR333 SDRAM standard, upgradeable to 2048 MB with dual soDIMM modules

30 GB and above high-capacity,Enhanced-IDEhard disk

Advanced Configuration Power Interface (ACPI) power management system

Display

The 14.1” or 15.0” XGA (1024x768 resolution) TFT LCD panel providing a large viewing area for maximum efficiency and ease- of-use

ATI MOBILITY™ Radeon 9000 IGP chipset shared with 64 MB of system memory, as video RAM

3D graphics support

Simultaneous LCD and CRT display support

“Automatic LCD dim” feature, automatically selecting the best setting for the display in order to conserve power

DualView™ support

Multimedia

High-speedDVD/CD-RWCombo orDVD-Dualdrive

MS DirectSound compatible

Built-indual speakers

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Connectivity

Integrated 10/100 Mbps Fast Ethernet connection

Built-in56Kbps fax/data modem

Four Universal Serial Bus (USB) 2.0 ports

IEEE 802.11b or IEEE 802.11g Wireless LAN (manufacturing option)

Bluetooth (manufacturing option)

Human-centricdesign

Rugged, yet extremely portable design

Stylish appearance

Full-sizekeyboard with four programmable launch keys

Comfortable palm rest area with well-positionedtouchpad

Expansion

One Type III or two Type II CardBus PC Card slots

Upgradeable memory modules