Acer 522 User Manual

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Table 1-1.

Top View (Continued)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

#

 

Icon

 

Item

Description

4

 

 

 

Keyboard

For entering data into your computer.

 

 

 

 

 

 

5

 

 

 

Touchpad

Touch-sensitivepointing device which functions

 

 

 

 

 

like a computer mouse.

 

 

 

 

 

 

6

 

 

 

Status Indicators*

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7

 

 

 

Click buttons (left and

The left and right buttons function like the left and

 

 

 

 

right)

right mouse buttons.

 

 

 

 

 

 

8

 

 

 

Palmrest

Microphone Internal microphone for sound

 

 

 

 

 

recording.

 

 

 

 

 

 

9

 

 

 

Acer Crystal Eye

Web camera for video communication (only for

 

 

 

 

webcam

certain models).

 

 

 

 

 

 

* The front panel indicators are visible even when the computer cover is closed.

Hardware Specifications and Configurations

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Closed Front View

1

Figure 1-2.Front View

Table 1-2.Front View

#

Icon

Item

Description

1

 

Power indicator

Indicates the computer's power status.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Battery indicator

Indicates the computer's battery status.

 

 

 

Charging: The light shows amber when the

 

 

 

battery is charging.

 

 

 

Fully charged: The light shows blue when in AC

 

 

 

mode.

 

 

 

 

 

 

HDD indicator

Indicates when the hard disk drive is active.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Communication

Indicates the status of 3G/Wireless LAN

 

 

indicator

communication

 

 

 

Blue light on:

 

 

 

3G on /Wi-Fion

 

 

 

3G on /Wi-Fioff

 

 

 

Orange light on:

 

 

 

3G off /Wi-Fion

 

 

 

Not lit:

 

 

 

3G off /Wi-Fioff

 

 

 

 

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Hardware Specifications and Configurations

Rear View

1

Figure 1-3.Rear View

Table 1-3.Rear View

#

Icon

Item

Description

1

 

Battery bay

Houses the computer’s battery pack.

 

 

 

 

NOTE:

Your computer may be equipped with a different battery to the one in the picture.

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Left View

1

2

3

4

Figure 1-4.Left View

Table 1-4.Left View

#

Icon

Item

Description

1

 

DC-injack

Connects to an AC adapter.

 

 

 

 

2

 

External display

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

 

 

(VGA) port

monitor, LCD projector).

 

 

 

 

3

 

USB 2.0 ports

Connects to USB 2.0 devices (e.g., USB mouse,

 

 

 

USB camera).

 

 

 

 

4

 

HDMI port

Supports high-definitiondigital video connections.

 

 

 

 

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Hardware Specifications and Configurations

Right View

1

2

3

4

5

Figure 1-5.Right View

Table 1-5.Right View

#

Icon

Item

Description

1

 

2-in-1card reader

Accepts Secure Digital (SD) and

 

 

 

MultiMediaCard (MMC).

 

 

 

NOTE:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Push to remove/install the card. Only one

 

 

 

card can operate at any given time.

 

 

 

2

Headphones/

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

 

speaker/ line-outjack

speakers, headphones).

 

 

 

 

Microphone jack

Accepts inputs from external microphones.

 

 

 

3

USB 2.0 port

Connects to USB 2.0 devices (e.g., USB

 

 

mouse, USB camera).

 

 

 

4

Kensington lock slot

Connects to a Kensington-compatiblecomputer

 

 

security lock.

 

 

 

5

Ethernet (RJ-45)port

Connects to an Ethernet 10/100 based

 

 

network.

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Base View

6

1

2

5

4

3

Figure 1-6.Base View

Table 1-6.Base View

#

Icon

Item

Description

1

 

Ventilation slots and

Enable the computer to stay cool, even after

 

 

cooling fan

prolonged use.

 

 

 

NOTE:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Do not cover or obstruct the opening of the fan.

 

 

 

2

Battery release latch/

Releases the battery for removal.

 

lock

 

 

 

 

 

3

3G SIM card slot

Accepts a 3G SIM card for 3G connectivity (only

 

 

for certain models).

 

 

 

4

Battery bay

Houses the computer's battery pack.

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Hardware Specifications and Configurations

 

Table 1-6.

Base View (Continued)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

#

 

Icon

 

Item

Description

5

 

 

 

Battery lock

Locks the battery in position.

 

 

 

 

 

 

6

 

 

 

Speaker

Emits audio from your computer.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Touchpad Basics

1

2

3

Figure 1-7.Touchpad

Move your finger across the Touchpad (1) to move the cursor.

Press the left (2) and right (3) buttons located beneath the Touchpad to perform selection and execution functions. These two buttons are the equivalent of the left and right buttons on a mouse. Tapping on the Touchpad is the same as clicking the left button.

Table 1-7.

Touchpad

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Function

 

Main TouchPad (1)

Left Button (2)

Right Button

 

 

 

 

(3)

Execute

 

Tap twice (at the same speed as

Quickly click twice.

 

 

 

double-clickinga mouse button).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Select

 

Tap once.

Click once.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Drag

 

Tap twice (at the same speed as

Click and hold, then use

 

 

 

double-clickinga mouse button);

finger on the Touchpad

 

 

 

rest your finger on the TouchPad

to drag the cursor.

 

 

 

on the second tap and drag the

 

 

 

 

cursor.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Access context

 

 

 

Click once.

menu

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NOTE:

When using the TouchPad, keep it - and fingers - dry and clean. The TouchPad is sensitive to finger movement; hence, the lighter the touch, the better the response. Tapping too hard will not increase the TouchPad’s responsiveness.

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Hardware Specifications and Configurations

Using the Keyboard

Figure 1-8.Keyboard Lock Keys

The keyboard has three lock keys which can be toggled on and off. (Table 1-8)

Table 1-8.Keyboard Lock Keys

Lock key

Description

Caps Lock

When Caps Lock is on, all alphabetic characters typed are in uppercase.

 

 

Num Lock

When Num Lock is on, the embedded keypad is in numeric mode. The keys

 

function as a calculator (complete with the arithmetic operators +, -,*, and /).

 

Use this mode when doing a lot of numeric data entry. A better solution would

 

be to connect an external keypad.

 

 

Scroll Lock

When Scroll Lock is on, the screen moves one line up or down when the up or

<Fn> + <F12>

down arrow keys are pressed respectively. Scroll Lock does not work with

 

some applications.

 

 

The embedded numeric keypad functions like a desktop numeric keypad. It is indicated by small characters located on the upper right corner of the key caps. To simplify the keyboard legend, cursor-controlkey symbols are not printed on the keys.(Table 1-9)

Table 1-9.Embedded Numeric Keypad

Desired access

Num Lock on

Num Lock off

Number keys on embedded

Type numbers in a normal

 

keypad

manner.

 

 

 

 

Cursor-controlkeys on

Hold <Shift> while using

Hold <Fn> while using

embedded keypad

cursor-controlkeys.

cursor-controlkeys.

 

 

 

Main keyboard keys

Hold <Fn> while typing letters

Type the letters in a normal

 

on embedded keypad.

manner.

 

 

 

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Windows Keys

The keyboard has two keys that perform Windows-specificfunctions.

 Windows Logo key

 Application key

Table 1-10.Windows Keys

Key

Description

Windows Logo

Pressed alone, this key has the same effect as clicking on the Windows Start

key

button; it launches the Start menu. It can also be used with other keys to

 

provide a variety of functions.

 

Functions supported by Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 7:

 

< >: Open or close the Start menu

 

< > + <R>: Open the Run dialog box

 

< > + <M>: Minimizes all windows

 

<SHIFT> + < > + M: Undo minimize all windows

 

< > + <F1>: Show the help window

 

< > + <E>: Open Windows Explorer

 

< > + <F>: Search for a file or folder

 

< > + <D>: Show the desktop

 

<CTRL> + < > + <F>: Search for computers (if you are on a network)

 

< > + <L>: Lock your computer (if you are connected to a network

 

domain), or switch users (if you're not connected to a network domain)

 

<CTRL> + < > + <TAB>: Moves focus from Start menu, to the Quick

 

Launch toolbar, to the system tray (use RIGHT ARROW or LEFT ARROW to

 

move focus to items on the Quick Launch toolbar and the system tray)

 

< > + <TAB>: Cycle through programs on the taskbar

 

< > + <BREAK>: Display the System Properties dialog box

 

Functions supported by Windows XP:

 

< > + <BREAK>: Show the System Properties dialog box

 

< > + <U>: Open Ease of Access Center

 

 

Application key

This key has the same effect as clicking the right mouse button; it opens the

 

application's context menu.

 

 

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Hardware Specifications and Configurations