Installing Instant-on for Android 1
Using Instant-on for Android 3
Customizing the Home screen 10
Managing your power consumption 11
Going online 12
Connecting to a network 12
Browsing the web 12
Accessing email 12
Using Google Talk 13
Managing your time 13
Creating and sending SMS messages 15
Receiving SMS messages 15
Using the camera 15
Installing Instant-on for Android
Important! To enjoy all the benefits of the Instant-on system, you
will need to enter your Gmail account information. If you do not
have a Gmail account, you may set one up during the setup
The first time you turn on your computer, it will complete the
Windows XP or Windows 7 setup. Once Windows is set up, you will be
asked if you wish to setup the Instant-on system. You will then be led
through setting up the system.
If you skip any of the steps during the initial setup, double-click the
icon on your Windows desktop at any time to open Acer Configuration
Manager for Android to adjust settings.
You can also check for updates to your installation at any time or
according to a schedule by selecting the Live Update tab.
In the event that your Instant-on system should not work correctly, you
can select the Recovery tab to recover the original installation.
Warning: This will delete any data you have installed under the
Instant-on system. Please back up any data you need to keep
before starting the Recovery process.
Click Recover Now to start the process.
Using Instant-on for Android
If you select to boot to the Instant-on system, your computer will
automatically boot the Android operating system each time you turn it
on. If you want to boot directly to Windows, press the <F9> key when
you see the Acer logo after pressing the power button.
Note: Double-clicking is not necessary when using Android. You
can accomplish any action with a single click.
The Home screen is your starting point for using the installed
applications. You can customize the Home screen to display the
application icons, shortcuts and folders you prefer.
You can return to the Home screen at any time by pressing the
The Home screen extends beyond the screen width to provide more
space for adding icons. Press the left or right arrows to move to the
right or left side of the extended home screen.
To switch to the Windows operating system, click in the top left-
hand corner of the Home screen.
You can control many functions of your computer using hotkey
combinations as described below.
<Fn> + <F4> Enter sleep mode.
<Fn> + <F5> Toggle external display.
<Fn> + <F6> Turn display on or off.
<Fn> + <F7> Turn touchpad on or off.
<Fn> + <F8> Turn audio on or off.
<Fn> + <F11> Turn NumLk on or off.
<Fn> + Right arrow Increase display brightness.
<Fn> + Left arrow Decrease display brightness.
<Fn> + Up arrow Increase system volume.
<Fn> + Down arrow Decrease system volume.
The Applications tab
To the right of your screen is the Applications tab; this shows icons for
all the applications installed on your computer. Any applications that
you download and install from the web are added to the Applications
tab. To close an application, press <Esc>.
No. Item Description
1 Notification area Indicates a new event, such as an SMS received.
2 SD card mounted Indicates that an SD card has been inserted in the
card reader. (Does not indicate an MMS card.)
3 Language Indicates the input language and keyboard
currently in use.
4 3G Indicates the 3G connection status.
5 WLAN Indicates the WLAN connection status and signal
6 Battery charge Indicates the battery charge status.
7 Time Shows the time and date.
8 Applications tab Shows all the applications installed in your
At any time, you may return to the Home screen by pressing the
Windows key. You may return to any open program by clicking on its
You can view and open up to six applications that you have recently
used. Press the Windows + <Tab> keys to display the six applications
most recently used. Click an icon to open the application.
If you have a new event notification, click on the icon to view the
Click Clear notifications to clear all event notifications.
You can control and customize your system settings via the Settings
screen. Press the menu key or right-click at any time you are in the
Home screen to display the settings menu. Click the Settings icon to
open the Settings window.
Wireless controls Configure your computer’s wireless connections.
Sound & display Set speaker volume and display brightness.
Data Synchronize your contact and calendar information
synchronization with your Google contacts and calendar.
Applications Manage applications and add/remove programs.
SD card Check the space on the inserted storage card.
Date & time Set the date, time, time zone, and date or time format.
Locale & text Set the operating system language, region and
About Device View system information.
Wi-Fi settings Set up and manage your wireless access points.
Bluetooth Turn your Bluetooth on or off.
Bluetooth settings Manage your Bluetooth connections, set a device
name and discoverability.
Mobile networks Set your options for connecting to mobile networks.
Airplane mode Disable all wireless connections so you can safely use
this device onboard an aircraft.
Note: You can turn the Bluetooth on or off using the Bluetooth
button above the keyboard.
Other network options, such as 3G, LAN and PPPoE settings may be
available through the Network Manager. This is accessed from the
The use of transmitting devices is currently banned onboard aircraft in
many parts of the world. If you wish to use your computer whilst
onboard an aircraft, you can disable all wireless connections by
activating Airplane mode. Click Airplane mode in the Wireless controls
screen. When you’re in Airplane mode, you will see in the
Locale & Text
You can select your location here and input language from the list of
supported languages. Once the multi-language tool is enabled, you
can press <Alt> + <Shift> to change languages.
Customizing the Home screen
You can change the wallpaper for your computer by right-clicking
anywhere on the Home screen to open the settings toolbar.
Click Wallpaper to select a new wallpaper image from the default
images or your Gallery.
You can move icons from the Applications tab to the Home screen.
Click and hold the icon you want to move; the Applications tab will
disappear and you can place the icon in any unoccupied area of the
desktop. Icons will automatically be arranged in a grid pattern as
indicated below and you can add up to seven icons.
Managing your power consumption
You can manage your computer’s power consumption and maximize
the battery life via Power Management, accessible from the
Applications tab. In this application you can set:
Display timeout Define a time interval, after which the display will be
Sleep timeout Define a time interval, after which the computer will
enter the Sleep mode.
Autosuspend Define a time interval, after which the computer will
timeout enter Suspend mode.
Suspend the Put the system into Suspend mode when the lid is
The Instant-on feature of your new computer allows you to access
email and Internet content within a few seconds of pressing the power
Connecting to a network
Your computer should automatically detect any wired network.
However, you will need to manually connect to a wireless network the
first time you use it.
On the Home screen, press the Menu key or right-click to open the
Settings menu. Click Settings > Wireless controls. Then select Wi-Fi
settings and your computer will scan for available networks. Click the
selected network and click Connect in the dialog box that opens.
If your wireless network doesn’t appear in the list of available
networks, click Add Wi-Fi network to manually enter the SSID and
other required information.
Browsing the web
Once the computer has booted, you’ll be able to use the Firefox
browser to surf the web. Click the Firefox icon on the Home screen to
If you wish to access your web-based email, you can use the Webmail
icon to open the webmail service you set up in the Acer Configuration
Manager for Android.
Alternatively, you can set up your POP3/IMAP (ISP) email using the
included mail client. To access this, open the Applications tab and click
Email. The first time you click on this icon, you will be asked to enter
your email address and password. Most major services can be set up
automatically from this information.
If you are unable to set up your account automatically, click Manual
Setup to enter a wizard that will lead you through setting up your
Using Google Talk
Google Talk is a chat program that allows you to chat in real time with
friends, family and other contacts. Google Talk uses the Gmail account
information you entered during setup or via the Acer Configuration
Manager for Android.
Click the Google Talk icon on the desktop to log in and chat. Right-click
within the program to manage your contact list.
Managing your time
Important! To use this feature, you need to have a valid Gmail
account and be connected to the Internet.
Your new computer features a handy calendar function to arrange
your appointments. Use Calendar to create and manage your events,
meetings and appointments.
From the menu, accessed by right-clicking anywhere on the calendar,
you can choose to view your schedule or display the calendar by day,
week or month.
Depending on your synchronization settings, the Calendar on your
computer will be synched automatically with your web-based calendar.
You can compose text (SMS) messages of up to 160 characters. If you
enter more than 160 characters, your message will be split into
multiple, concatenated, messages. Most phones will join concatenated
messages to create a single message for the recipient to read.
Creating and sending SMS messages
On the Messaging screen, click New message to open the Compose
Enter the recipient’s mobile phone number in the To field. As you type
the phone number, matching contacts will appear on the screen. Click
a contact or continue entering the recipient’s phone number.
Enter your text in the text box marked with Type to compose.
Click Send to send the text message. The send progress is displayed to
the right of the message in the message thread or in the message list.
Receiving SMS messages
Depending on your notification settings, when you receive a new SMS
message, the device will play a ring tone or display the message briefly
in the status bar.
A new message icon also appears in the notification area of the status
bar to notify you of a new text or multimedia message.
Using the camera
Your computer is equipped with a built-in webcam that you can use to
take pictures. Open the Applications tab and click Camera to open the
camera function. In the upper right corner, click the icon to take a
picture. Pictures you’ve taken will be shown as thumbnails on the left
of your screen.
Click a thumbnail to view the picture. Using the icons at the top of the
screen, you will be able to open the Gallery to view all your images; Set
as a Contact icon or Wallpaper; or Delete the picture.
You can view the photos or pictures that are downloaded from the
Internet through Gallery. The formats supported are .JPG, .PNG and
The Settings menu for Gallery allows you to adjust the following:
Display size Select what size images should be displayed.
Sort order Set the picture order.
Confirm deletions Show a confirmation before deleting a picture.
Slideshow interval Set how long a picture stays on the screen before the
next one is displayed.
Slideshow Set a transition effect.
Repeat slideshow Loop the slideshow.
Shuffle slides Show pictures in a random order.
Music plays digital audio files from the computer’s storage. Supported
file formats are:
• M4A (iTunes application AAC, DRM-free)
• MP4 (AAC decode)
• OGG Vorbis
You can view music files by Artist, Albums or list the individual Songs