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Acer Aspire 6530Acer Aspire 6530-5450 - Turion X2 mobile processor 2.1 GHz - 16″ - 3 GB Ram - 320 GB HDD

Blue, Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium - English / French, 7.7 lbs, Lithium ion battery 2.2 hour(s), 15.2″ x 10.9″ x 1.7″

The Aspire 6530 packs multimedia features, and runs with smooth precision on powerful AMD Turion X2 dual-core mobile technology. The brilliant 16" Acer CineCrystal display and advanced ATI Mobility Radeon graphics enhance the visual quality of your home entertainment experience. The Aspire 6530 perpetuates the Gemstone design that Acer is renowned for, featuring striking elements that are sure to draw attention wherever you go.
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Comments to date: 4. Page 1 of 1. Average Rating:
brooksmd 8:27pm on Tuesday, November 2nd, 2010 
what a super laptop. i find it for the money way above average. it has features far from what i expected for a laptop of the price i paid.
dynomite 11:31am on Tuesday, October 19th, 2010 
However there have been too many issues for me to deal with. My last laptop, also from Play and also an Acer Aspire, was perfect.
p.sperling 7:28am on Saturday, August 14th, 2010 
Good laptop but Acer Arcade is rubbish! After having this laptop for 3 months I felt there are a couple of things you should know.
juwlz 3:32pm on Monday, May 10th, 2010 
Bought this laptop last August on a special bundled sale and its terrific. Can stream Netflix movies flawlessly or play many great games.

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Aspire 6530 Series

Quick Guide

Copyright 2008. Acer Incorporated. All Rights Reserved. Aspire 6530 Series Quick Guide Original Issue: 09/2008
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 this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted, in any form or by any means, electronically, mechanically, by photocopy, recording or otherwise, without the prior written permission of Acer Incorporated.
Aspire 6530 Series Notebook PC
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Acer and the Acer logo are registered trademarks of Acer Incorporated. Other companies' product names or trademarks are used herein for identification purposes only and belong to their respective companies.

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 "only 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: 1 Click on Start, All Programs, AcerSystem.

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.


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

Item Acer Crystal Eye webcam Microphone
Description Web camera for video communication. (only for certain models) Internal microphone for sound recording.
# 5 Icon Item Display screen Power button Status indicators Description Also called Liquid-Crystal Display (LCD), displays computer output. 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. For entering data into your computer. Comfortable support area for your hands when you use the computer. The left and right buttons function like the left and right mouse buttons. *The center button serves as Acer BioProtection fingerprint reader supporting Acer FingerNav 4-way control function (only for certain models). Touch-sensitive pointing device which functions like a computer mouse. Increase system volume/decrease system volume. For use with Acer Arcade and other media playing programs. Buttons for launching frequently used programs. Please refer to the Generic User Guide for more details. Launch Acer Empowering Technology Left and right speakers deliver stereo audio output.
Keyboard Palmrest Click buttons (left, center* and right)


Touchpad Volume Up/ Volume Down Acer MediaTouch keys Easy-launch buttons Empowering key Speakers

Closed front view

Item 5-in-1 card reader
Description Accepts Secure Digital (SD), MultiMediaCard (MMC), Memory Stick (MS), Memory Stick Pro (MS PRO), and xD-Picture Card. Note: Push to remove/install the card. Only one card can operate at any given time.

CIR receiver

Receives signals from a remote control.

Rear view

Item Tuba Ventilation slots
Description The dedicated Tuba CineBass subwoofer pumps out earthshaking movie-house audio. Enable the computer to stay cool, even after prolonged use.

Left view

Item DC-in jack Ethernet (RJ-45) port Acer EasyPort IV connector External display (VGA) port
Description Connects to an AC adapter. Connects to an Ethernet 10/100/1000based network. Connects to Acer EasyPort IV (only for certain models). Connects to a display device (e.g., external monitor, LCD projector). Supports high definition digital video connections (only for certain models). Connects to USB 2.0 or eSATA devices (only for certain models). Note: If you plug an eSATA device you will have three USB ports available in the mean time. Connect to USB 2.0 devices (e.g., USB mouse, USB camera). Connects to audio line-out devices (e.g., speakers, headphones).
HDMI port USB 2.0 / e SATA port
USB 2.0 port Headphones/ speaker/line-out jack with S/PDIF support Microphone jack Line-in jack
Accepts inputs from external microphones. Accepts audio line-in devices (e.g., audio CD player, stereo walkman, mp3 player) Accepts one ExpressCard/54 module.

ExpressCard/54 slot

Right view
Item USB 2.0 port Optical drive Optical disk access indicator Optical drive eject button Emergency eject hole
Description 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 TVtuner devices. (only for certain models)
Modem (RJ-11) port RF-in port
Kensington lock slot Connects to a Kensington-compatible computer security lock.

Base view

Icon Item Battery bay
Description Houses the computer's battery pack.

Battery release latch

Releases the battery for removal.

Battery lock

Locks the battery in position.
Hard disk bay-Main Hard disk baySecondary Memory compartment Ventilation slots and cooling fan
Houses the computer's hard disk (secured with screws). Houses the computer's hard disk (secured with screws) (only for certain models). 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.


Operating system Platform
Genuine Windows Vista AMD Better By Design program, featuring: AMD Turion X2 Ultra dual-core mobile processor* AMD Turion X2 dual-core mobile processor* AMD Athlon X2 dual-core mobile processor* AMD M780G Chipset Acer InviLink Nplify 802.11b/g/Draft-N*

System memory

Dual-Channel DDR2 SDRAM support Up to 2 GB of DDRMHz memory, upgradeable to 4 GB using two soDIMM modules Digital TV-tuner supporting DVB-T* 16:9 aspect ratio 16" Full HD 1920 x 1080* 16" HD 1366 x 768* ATI Radeon HD 3200 Graphics* ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3470 Hybrid x 2* ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3650* 2.5" hard disk drive Optical drive options: Blu-ray Disc/DVD-Super Multi double-layer drive* DVD-Super Multi double-layer drive* 5-in-1 card reader Dolby-certified 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 Acer PureZone technology with two built-in stereo microphones MS-Sound compatible

TV-tuner Display


Storage subsystem

Communication Acer Video Conference, featuring: Integrated Acer Crystal Eye webcam* Acer PureZone technology* Optional Acer Xpress VoIP phone*

Dimensions and weight

WLAN: Acer InviLink Nplify 802.11b/g/Draft-N* WPAN: Bluetooth 2.0+Enhanced Data Rate (EDR)* LAN: Gigabit Ethernet; Wake-on-LAN ready Modem: 56K ITU V.92; Wake-on-Ring ready 385 (W) x 277.5 (D) x 41/43.9 (H) mm (15.71 x 11.49 x 1.61/1.73 inches) 3.50 kg (7.71 lbs.) with 2 HDDs and 8-cell battery pack 3.40 kg (7.49 lbs.) with 2 HDDs and 6-cell battery pack Acer Bio-Protection fingerprint solution* BIOS user, supervisor, HDD passwords Kensington lock slot ACPI 3.W 4800 mAh* 48.8 W 4400 mAh* 3-pin 90 W AC adapter* 3-pin 65 W AC adapter* ENERGY STAR 4.0* 105/106-key keyboard Touchpad pointing device

Privacy control

Power subsystem
Special keys and controls

I/O interface

Acer EasyPort IV connector* ExpressCard/54 slot Acer Bio-Protection fingerprint reader* 5-in-1 card reader (SD/MMC/MS/MS PRO/xD) 3 USB 2.0 ports USB 2.0 / eSATA port *
Note: If you plug an eSATA device you will have three USB ports available in the mean time.

HDMI 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 Temperature: Operating: 5 C to 35 C Non-operating: -20 C to 65 C 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.


Technical specifications

System TypeNotebook
Built-in DevicesStereo speakers, wireless LAN antenna
Width15.2 in
Depth10.9 in
Height1.7 in
Weight7.7 lbs
LocalizationEnglish, French / Canada
ProcessorAMD Turion X2 mobile processor RM-72 / 2.1 GHz
Multi-Core TechnologyDual-Core
64-bit ComputingYes
Chipset TypeAMD M780G
Cache Memory
TypeL2 cache
Installed Size1 MB
Installed Size3 GB / 4 GB (max)
TechnologyDDR2 SDRAM - 667 MHz
Form FactorSO DIMM 200-pin
Configuration Features1 x 1 GB + 1 x 2 GB
Storage Controller
TypeSerial ATA
Serial ATA InterfaceSerial ATA-150
Hard Drive320 GB - Serial ATA-150 - 5400 rpm
Optical Storage
TypeDVD±RW / DVD-RAM - integrated
Card Reader
Type5 in 1 card reader
Supported Flash Memory CardsSD Memory Card, Memory Stick, Memory Stick PRO, MultiMediaCard, xD-Picture Card
Display Type16" TFT
Max Resolution1366 x 768 ( WXGA )
Widescreen DisplayYes
Graphics Processor / VendorATI Mobility Radeon HD 3200
Video Memory256 MB
Max Allocated RAM Size1792 MB
Audio OutputSound card
Notebook Camera
Camera TypeIntegrated
Input Device(s)
TypeKeyboard, touchpad
ModemFax / modem
Max Transfer Rate56 Kbps
Protocols & SpecificationsITU V.92
FeaturesWake on Ring
NetworkingNetwork adapter
Wireless LAN SupportedYes
Data Link ProtocolEthernet, Fast Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n (draft)
Compliant StandardsIEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n (draft)
Expansion / Connectivity
Expansion Slots Total (Free)2 ( 0 ) x memory - SO DIMM 200-pin 1 ( 1 ) x ExpressCard/54
Interfaces1 x modem - phone line - RJ-11 1 x network - Ethernet 10Base-T/100Base-TX/1000Base-T - RJ-45 1 x display / video - VGA - 15 pin HD D-Sub (HD-15) 1 x audio - SPDIF output/headphones/line-out - mini-phone stereo 3.5 mm 1 x microphone - input - mini-phone 3.5 mm 1 x audio - line-in - mini-phone 3.5 mm 1 x display / video - HDMI - 19 pin HDMI Type A 1 x remote control - infrared 3 x Hi-Speed USB - 4 pin USB Type A 1 x docking / port replicator
Power DeviceExternal
Voltage RequiredAC 120/230 V ( 50/60 Hz )
Technology6-cell lithium ion
Installed Qty1
Run Time (Up To)2.2 hour(s)
Operating System / Software
OS ProvidedMicrosoft Windows Vista Home Premium - English / French
SoftwareAdobe Acrobat Reader, Acer Launch Manager, Acer GridVista, Acer Arcade, Acer Empowering Technology, Microsoft Works 8.5, McAfee Internet Security Suite (Trial), Acer Crystal Eye, CyberLink PowerDirector (Trial), NTI Media Maker (OEM), Microsoft Office Home and Student 2007 (Trial)
Manufacturer Warranty
Service & Support1 year warranty
Service & Support DetailsLimited warranty - 1 year Limited warranty - parts and labor - 1 year
Universal Product Identifiers
Part NumberLX.AUQ0X.188



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