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  1. Acer's history of caring • 1976: Establishment of Acer, a companydedicated to breaking down the barriers between people and technology • 1987: Shipment of the first Acer-branded PC • 1995: Acer announces the "Fresh Technology" concept, launching the Acer Aspire line of multimedia home PCs— a ground-breaking product designed to provide home entertainment to consumers • 2002: The TravelMate C100 Convertible Tablet PC — the world's first tablet PC— is launched, revolutionizing mobile computing by uniting the conventional notebook PC with enhanced tablet computer functionality • Present: Acer delivers a full rangeof IT products, chock-full of"Empowering Technology"

  2. Overview Empowering Technology • Presents users with friendly andintuitiveinterfaces for fast and easy access to cutting-edge hardware and software solutions • Adheres to the philosophy of "caring through innovation" • It's simple: just press the "Empowering Key" to launch! Brand mission and promiseBreaking down the barriersbetween people and technology Core valueEmpowering Technology Caring features:Acer eSomething ManagementAcer eDataSecurity Management, Acer eRecovery Management, Acer ePower Management, Acer eMode Management, Acer eOpening Management and more!

  3. Benefits Empowering Technology • Easy access • On PCs, the Empowering Technology toolbar is visible by default. On non-PC products, ET can be opened with just one touch of the Empowering Key! • 1-2-3 process • Most configurations requirejust a quick three-step process • Simple yet powerful features • So friendly and intuitive,anyone can use it! • Unified look and feel • Gives you a consistent,easy-to-learn experience

  4. Empowering Technology structure Acer Breaking thebarriers betweenpeople and technology Core value Empowering Technology Notebook eDataSecurity eLock ePerformance eRecovery eSettings eNet ePower ePresentation Aspire DT eMode Commercial DT eDataSecurity eLock ePerformance eRecovery eSettings eAcoustics Projector eView eOpening eTimer Media Gateway eMode LCD TV eChannel eView Note: The full name of "eSomething" is: Acer eSomething Management.

  5. The six elements of ET • Simplicity • Empowering you through straightforward ease-of-use • Easy one-touch access using the Empowering Key • Quick 1-2-3 process • Mobility • Empowering you even when you're on the go! • Acer ePower Management • Acer eNet Management • Acer ePresentation Management • Security • Empowering you with data protection for peace of mind • Acer eLock Management • Acer eDataSecurity Management • Acer eRecovery Management Empowering Technology Empowering Technology Usability first • Utility • Empowering you with practical tools • Acer eSettings Management • Acer ePerformance Management • Acer eAcoustics Management • Acer eTimer Management • Acer eOpening Management • Variety • Empowering you with diverse entertainment options • Acer eMode Management • Acer eView Management • Acer eChannel Management Continuity Empowering you is Acer's constant strategy, continuous improvement and search will be our goal

  6. The ET toolbar • Available for all notebooks and commercial PCs starting 2Q06 • Visible by default when signing into Windows® • A new, consistent and easy-to-access interface to run Empowering Technology utilities!

  7. The ET toolbar: Normal mode • Displays the Empowering Technology utilities installed • Utility status is displayed on mouse hover • Utility page is displayed on mouse click • Right clicking displays a list of options including widget/password setup, tutorial and online support for Notebooks for Desktops

  8. The ET toolbar: right-click menu Setup the shared password used by Acer eLock Management and Acer eRecovery Management • Right-click on the toolbar to… • setup widget and password options • run the Flash tutorial • visit the Online Support website • view help files Use Widget setup to change which widgets are displayed in Widget mode

  9. The ET toolbar: Widget mode • A separate window layer with "Widgets" — fast and easy tools that display status and allow quick changes • Access by pressing the Empowering Key from Normal mode or clicking the "e" icon on the toolbar Toggle viewable widgets using Widget Setup (right-click menu) or simply drag an icon out of the toolbar to make its widget appear! Note: Acer ePresentation Management and Acer eSettings Management do not have widgets.

  10. The ET toolbar: Minimized mode • Minimized mode shrinks the toolbar into an "e" icon on the desktop, to save space Press the Empowering Key to return the toolbar to Normal mode!

  11. For notebooks… The Empowering Technology toolbar is visible by default, or: • Press the "Empowering Key" on the Acer notebook, or • Double-click the Empowering Technology logo on the desktop The Empowering Technology toolbar— a convenient portal to the following utilities — • Acer eNet Management • Acer ePower Management • Acer ePresentation Management • Acer eDataSecurity Management • Acer eLock Management • Acer eRecovery Management • Acer eSettings Management • Acer ePerformance Management

  12. Keeps you online and connected when changing locations or entering new settings via smart profile management Manages printers and shared folders, troubleshoots and includes top-notch security options and settings Acer eNet Management Acer eNet Management

  13. Acer eNet Management Easy profile management Acer eNet Management searches for and establishes the most appropriate network environment in various locations. You can store the settings for that location, as well as edit, delete, import and export profiles for future reference • Create your profile onthe main page • Click Save and enter a name for the profile • Manage your profile using the Profile Manager

  14. Acer eNet Management Versatile network settings View current network information, set Acer eNet Management options and configure VPN (Virtual Private Network) and network card settings.

  15. Acer ePower Management Acer ePower Management • Relish the benefits ofpower-on-demand! • Effortlessly choose from the most appropriate power management settings — for optimized battery life • Create customized profiles or select from four pre-configuredpower usage profiles

  16. Acer ePower Management Flexible pre-configured usage profiles Acer ePowerManagement comes with handy preset profiles, giving you the power to perform in multiple situations.

  17. Acer ePower Management Easy-to-create user profiles Simply adjust settings as desired and click "Save as…" to quickly create a new user profile.

  18. Acer ePower Management Comprehensive battery controls Easy-to-use controls enable and disable system features, create battery alarms and change other useful settings

  19. Acer ePresentation Management Acer ePresentation Management • Select from common projector resolutions using a quick two-step process • Auto-detection makes presenting fast and easy

  20. Acer eDataSecurity Management Acer eDataSecurity Management • Encrypts files to protect them from unauthorized access • Conveniently integrated with Windows® Explorer while supporting MSN® Messenger, Outlook® and Lotus Notes • Includes a handy PSD (Personal Secure Disk) for extra data safety

  21. Acer eDataSecurity Management Fast shell integration Simply right-click a file to Encrypt or Decrypt it Personal Secure Disk (PSD) A secure, encrypted drive to store all your files, protected by a password

  22. Acer eLock Management Acer eLock Management • Quickly lock and restrict storage drives, printers, interfaces and ports • Authorize a personal device to always be available, even if all devices are locked • Set a auto-lock timer and global hotkey for convenient protection

  23. Acer eRecovery Management Acer eRecovery Management • Acts as a reliable standalone backup and recovery manager • Provides users with: • Password protection • Application and driver recovery • Image/data backup and recovery • Recovery from CD/DVD, HDD and hidden partition

  24. Acer eRecovery Management Comprehensive burn and restore features • Create and restore factory default or user images to CD or DVD • Copy your current configuration to disk • Burn an Acer application recovery disk for emergencies

  25. Acer eSettings Management Acer eSettings Management • Shows a detailed list of system specifications, broken down into separate components • Allows configuration of boot options and BIOS passwords • Asset tags can be set for efficient resource tracking

  26. Acer ePerformance Management Acer ePerformance Management • Execute Express Optimization for an instant boost to system performance! • Show advanced optimization options to customize settings, check memory usage, and more…

  27. Acer ePerformance Management Advanced memory optimizations • Free unused memory for faster application performance • Check your system to see if a memory upgrade is needed

  28. Acer ePerformance Management Save valuable disk space • Increase usable disk space by deleting temporary and Recycle Bin files • Protect your privacy by clearing Internet passwords and cookies, as well as recently accessed URLs

  29. Acer ePerformance Management • Enable Turbo Startup, Turbo Shutdown, and other performance optimizations Benefit from handy speed tweaks

  30. For commercial desktops… • Press the "Empowering Key" on the bundled Acer keyboard • Double-click the Empowering Technology logo on the desktop The Empowering Technology toolbar— a convenient portal to the following utilities — • Acer eAcoustics Management • Acer eDataSecurity Management • Acer eLock Management • Acer eRecovery Management • Acer eSettings Management • Acer ePerformance Management The Empowering Technology toolbar is visible by default, or:

  31. Acer eAcoustics Management Acer eAcoustics Management • Select "Quiet" or "Professional" sound modes • Work in peace and quiet, or run your system at full speed for processing-intensive tasks

  32. Acer eDataSecurity Management Acer eDataSecurity Management • Encrypts files to protect them from unauthorized access • Conveniently integrated with Windows® Explorer while supporting MSN® Messenger, Outlook® and Lotus Notes • Includes a handy PSD (Personal Secure Disk) for extra data safety

  33. Acer eDataSecurity Management Fast shell integration Simply right-click a file to Encrypt or Decrypt it Personal Secure Disk (PSD) A secure, encrypted drive to store all your files, protected by a password

  34. Acer eLock Management Acer eLock Management • Quickly lock and restrict storage drives, printers, interfaces and ports • Authorize a personal device to always be available, even if all devices are locked • Set a auto-lock timer and global hotkey for convenient protection

  35. Acer eRecovery Management Acer eRecovery Management • Acts as a reliable standalone backup and recovery manager • Provides users with: • Password protection • Application and driver recovery • Image/data backup and recovery • Recovery from CD/DVD, HDD and hidden partition

  36. Acer eRecovery Management Comprehensive burn and restore features • Create and restore factory default or user images to CD or DVD • Copy your current configuration to disk • Burn an Acer application recovery disk for emergencies

  37. Acer eSettings Management Acer eSettings Management • Shows a detailed list of system specifications, broken down into separate components • Allows configuration of boot options and monitoring of essential statistics • Asset tags can be set for efficient resource tracking

  38. Acer ePerformance Management Acer ePerformance Management • Execute Express Optimization for an instant boost to system performance! • Show advanced optimization options to customize settings, check memory usage, and more…

  39. Acer ePerformance Management Advanced memory optimizations • Free unused memory for faster application performance • Check your system to see if a memory upgrade is needed

  40. Acer ePerformance Management Save valuable disk space • Increase usable disk space by deleting temporary and Recycle Bin files • Protect your privacy by clearing Internet passwords and cookies, as well as recently accessed URLs

  41. Acer ePerformance Management • Enable Turbo Startup, Turbo Shutdown, and other performance optimizations Benefit from handy speed tweaks

  42. For consumer desktops and MGWs… To access Empowering Technology • Press the "Acer eMode Management" icon on the desktop, or • Press the "Empowering Key" on the remote control, or • Press the "Empowering Key" on the bundled Acer keyboard (for Aspire DTs) The Empowering Technology menu— a convenient portal to the following utilities — is launched: • Acer eMode Management Media Gateway Aspire DTs

  43. Acer eMode Management Acer eMode Management Delivers hours of fun and excitement via: • Music mode • Video mode • Picture mode • TV mode • Digital TV mode • i-radio mode • FM mode Provides the ultimate entertainment experiencethrough an intuitive user interfaceand remote control

  44. Acer eMode Management Acer eMode Management • Music mode • Lets you easily play back all audio filesunder your user account, or play music CDs • Choose a playlist, then sit back and relax totunes from your most-loved artists or albums • Video mode • Enjoy DVD movies or digital videos on your widescreen LCD monitor, accompanied by crisp,clear audio from surround sound stereo speakers

  45. Acer eMode Management Acer eMode Management • Picture mode • View photos, pictures and graphics effortlessly • Share your magic moments with friends and family via a slideshow — accompanied by matching music!

  46. Acer eMode Management Acer eMode Management • TV mode • Includes a picture-in-picture feature • Set up to record any cable TV program • Digital TV mode • With a digital TV-tuner card, enjoy superb digital TV reception ready for recording — fully PIP/POP compatible with analog TV channels!

  47. Acer eMode Management Acer eMode Management • i-radio mode • Kick back and relax to tunes from radio stations broadcast over the Internet • FM radio mode • Tune in to your favorite local radio station — and change stations with ease!

  48. For consumer desktops and MGWs… Acer eMode Management • Bring digital entertainment to the home and heightenyour enjoyment • Integrates TV, video, music, FM and Internet radio, analogand digital TV — and more — all easily accessed usinga convenient remote control

  49. For LCD TVs… To access Empowering Technology • Press the "Empowering Key" for two seconds on the bundled remote control • Press the "Empowering Key" once for default "Scenario Mode" The Empowering Technology menu— a convenient portal to the following utilities — is launched: • Acer eChannel Management • Acer eView Management