How to Use an Acer Laptop

Best Buy, Target and even department store giant, Wal-Mart carry Acer laptops, so it should come as no surprise that the Acer brand has reached the #2 spot for PCs and notebooks. According to, Acer's long-time goal has been to allow anyone to use and benefit from technology. As a result, Acer has created an inch-thin laptop that boasts of eight cordless hours of performance. To get started with this product, complete the following steps.

Follow these steps to use your Acer laptop.

Step 1

Turn the laptop on by pressing the Power button located above the keyboard.

Step 2

Locate the touchpad. You use the touchpad much like you would use a mouse. The touchpad controls your cursor. It responds as you move your finger across its surface. Move your finger across the touchpad to move the cursor.

Step 3

Locate the bar below the touchpad. This bar may be used for selecting and has left and right-click functions that you can use a mouse. Clicking on the right end of the bar has the same effect as right-clicking with a mouse. Clicking on the left end of the bar has the same effect as left-clicking with a mouse. Tapping the touchpad is the same as clicking the left end of the bar.

Step 4

Use the keyboard like you would use a desktop keyboard. The only difference is that the keyboard of an Acer laptop is smaller than a regular laptop keyboard.

Step 5

Click on the Windows icon in the lower left side of the screen to access programs.

Step 6

Make sure your wireless switch is turned on, if you want to access the Internet. Then locate a wireless network. Windows may automatically detect and display a list of available networks. If that happens, you only have to select the network you wish to access. If it is not your network, you may need a password if it is security-enabled. If Windows does not automatically detect a network, open Internet Explorer, and follow the on-screen instructions to connect to a wireless network.

Step 7

Access the Internet after the connection is made.


Find your comfort zone by adjusting the view angle of your monitor.


You should take frequent breaks from your laptop to protect your vision.