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The interface connectors seem to be placed properly. The rear panel is almost entirely occupied by the accumulator battery:

There is only space left for a power connector and a port to attach a docking station Acer ezDock:

If you have run short of notebook’s integrated ports or if you just don’t want to spend a few minutes to plug all the necessary cables in as you begin to work, the ezDock offers you 24 various interface ports for any situation. The notebook’s right panel carries a 6-pin FireWire port for the external optical drive (or any other FireWire peripheral; I should say that you don’t often find a normal FireWire connector in a notebook, especially in a compact notebook), one USB 2.0 port, a PCMCIA slot and a card-reader:

The remaining space is occupied by a vent grid and a Kensington lock slot. On the notebook’s left panel you can find an analog (D-Sub) output for an external monitor, two USB 2.0 ports, and modem and network connectors:

The audio inputs and outputs on the front panel seem to be the only inappropriately placed connectors:

The attached headphones connector is a nuisance when you hold the notebook on your laps. And when you put it on a desk, the cable will be constantly getting under your hand. The headphones and microphone ports are not the only things you can find on the front panel:

There are also power indicators here along with two buttons to turn on the supported network interfaces (Bluetooth and Wi-Fi). They shine with mild blue light when activated.

The notebook’s bottom panel is not absolutely perfect, either:

The air inlet in the top left corner coincides with your leg when you put the notebook on your laps, and the device becomes noticeably hot as a consequence.

 
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