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Notes, Cautions, and Warnings NOTE: A NOTE indicates important information that helps you make better use of your computer. CAUTION: A CAUTION indicates potential damage to hardware or loss of data if instructions are not followed. WARNING: A WARNING indicates a potential for property damage, personal injury, or death. ------------------------------- Information in this document is subject to change without notice. © 2013 Dell Inc. All rights reserved. Reproduction of these materials in
Contents 1 Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 2 Accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 3 Setting Up Your Computer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Connect the Power Cable to the Power Adapter . . . . . . 12 Charge Your Computer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Insert an SD Card (optional) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Turning On Your Computer
6 Powered Stand (optional) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32 Using the Powered Stand . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34 Dock Your Computer on the Powered Stand. . . . . . . .36 Undocking Your Computer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 7 Cleaning Your Computer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 8 Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 9 Locati
Features This section provides information about the features available on your computer. 8 9 10 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 11 Feature Functionality 1 Power-adapter port Connect the supplied power adapter to provide power to the computer and charge the battery. 2 USB 3.0 ports (2) Connect USB devices for transferring or synchronizing data, music, photos, videos, contacts, and so on. 3 Audio port (3.5 mm) Connect headphones, microphones, and other audio equipment to listen to stereo sound
Feature Functionality 6 Volume-down button • Press to decr ease the volume by one level. • Press and hold to c ontinuously decrease the volume. 7 Volume-up button • Press to incr ease the volume by one level. • Press and hold to c ontinuously increase the volume. 8 Camera-status light Turns on when camera is active. 9 Front-facing camera • Captur e a front-view picture or record videos. • Mak e video calls with web applications, such as Skype. 10 Ambient-light sensor Autom
6 5 4 3 1 2 Feature Functionality 1 Touchscreen display Touch the display to use on-screen controls including buttons, menu items, and the on-screen keyboard. 2 Docking port Connect to a Dell Powered Stand (optional). 3 Noble lock port Allows you to secure your computer using a Noble lock. 4 Right speaker Provides audio output for video and music playback. 5 Power and sleep/wake Press and release to turn your computer on or button off. 6 Power/Battery-status Indicates the power/
3 1 2 Feature Functionality 1 Right foot Fold outwards to allow your computer to CAUTION: Not for use in stand upright, fold inwards to allow your portrait mode computer to lay flat. 2 Left foot Fold outwards to allow your computer to CAUTION: Not for use in stand upright, fold inwards to allow your portrait mode computer to lay flat. 3 SD-card slot Full-sized SD-card slot. Features │ 9
Accessories Your computer package includes the following accessories: • Power adapter and cable — Provides power to your computer and charges the battery. • USB to ethernet adapter (optional) — Allows you to connect a RJ45 (network) cable to your computer using a USB port. • Powered stand (optional) — Allows your computer to be placed upright with adjustable viewing angles and battery charging capabilities. 10 │ Accessories
• Wireless keyboard and mouse (optional) - Inputs text and controls the cursor. NOTE: The keyboard and mouse are already paired to your computer if you ordered the keyboard and mouse along with your computer. If you purchased the keyboard and mouse separately, or if you need to pair them again, see Pairing the Wireless Keyboard and Mouse. Accessories │ 11
Setting Up Your Computer This section provides information about setting up your computer for first use. WARNING: Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, read the safety information that shipped with your computer. For additional best practices information, see www.dell.com/regulatory_compliance. Connect the Power Cable to the Power Adapter 12 │ Setting Up Your Computer
Charge Your Computer CAUTION: Charge the battery in an environmental temperature between 0 °C and 40 °C (32 °F and 104 °F). CAUTION: Use only the supplied power adapter and power cable to charge your computer. Using unauthorized power adapters or power cables may severely damage to your computer. NOTE: Your computer cannot be charged through a USB cable. NOTE: The battery is not fully charged when you first receive it. NOTE: You receive your computer in shipping mode to prevent it from
You can check the charge/power status of your computer by checking the light on the side of your computer or the icon on the screen when your computer is turned on: Battery-charge indicator located on the right side of your computer: Power adapter Power adapter Battery with no Power state and battery fully and battery is power adapter charged charging S0/S1 (ON) Solid white Solid white Solid amber Slow blinking Slow blinking Slow blinking S3 (Sleep) white white amber S4/S5 OFF OFF
Insert an SD Card (optional) 1 Make sure the orientation of the SD card is correct so that the pins on the card are facing the rear when inserted. 2 Push the slot cover down. 3 Push the SD card into the spring-loaded slot until it is locked firmly into place. NOTE: The SD-card slot is compatible with Standard-Capacity (SDSC), High-Capacity (SDHC), the eXtended-Capacity (SDXC) storage cards, Memory Stick, Memory Stick Pro, MMC, and xD, with a maximum storage capacity of 2 TB. Set
Turning On Your Computer CAUTION: Use your computer in an ambient temperature between 0 °C and 35 °C (32 °F and 95 °F). 1 Press and release the Power and Sleep/Wake button . NOTE: After the button is pressed, there is a slight delay before your computer turns on or off. 2 Complete all steps for the initial setup of Windows including Personalize, Settings, Sign in. 3 Enable security on the Security & Dell Updates page. 4 Configure wireless settings (optional). 16 │ Setting Up
5 Complete initial setup of Windows. Your computer is ready for use when the Windows Start screen is displayed. NOTE: A lock screen may be displayed when your computer wakes up from a sleep state. NOTE: If the login screen is not enabled, the Start screen appears after you swipe-up on the lock screen. Setting Up Your Computer │ 1 7
Enable/Disable Wi-Fi 1 Swipe from the right edge of the display to access Charms. 2 Touch Settings → Change PC settings→ Wireless. 3 Move the slider to the right to enable Wi-Fi. Move the Wi-Fi slider to the left to disable Wi-Fi. Connecting to a Network 1 Swipe from the right edge of the display to access Charms. 2 Touch Settings → Available → Select an available network→ Connect. Switch Networks NOTE: If you need to connect to another network later, access Charms →
Using Your Computer Screen Orientation For optimal viewing experience, the screen orientation changes automatically to portrait or landscape format depending on your computer’s orientation. Automatic screen rotation is enabled by default. NOTE: Some applications may not support automatic screen rotation. Enabling/Disabling automatic screen rotation 1 Swipe from the right edge of the display to access Charms. 2 Touch Settings → Screen . 3 Touch or to toggle automatic screen rotat
Windows 8 Start Screen The Windows 8 Start screen displays a list of default and custom Live Tiles, which act as shortcuts to various installed applications. Live Tiles on your Start screen update in real time with information on news, sports, weather, stocks, social networks, and so on. The tile-based user interface gives you direct access to your most recently used applications, emails, photos, music, videos, contacts, social media updates, and frequently viewed websites. You can pin de