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The notebook’s front panel is densely packed with remaining indicators (which are visible irrespective of the position of the lid, by the way) and a handful of connectors (from left to right):

  • Power (alight when the notebook is on; blinking when in standby mode)
  • Battery charge (alight when the battery is being recharged; off when the battery is fully charged or discharged)
  • E-mail (blinking when you’ve got new letters in your inbox; this feature requires software setup and is compatible with Microsoft’s e-mail clients)
  • Audio/Video input (via an RCA cable; this feature works only with the TV-tuner and the Mobile Theater software)
  • Digital S/PDIF output (headphones socket)
  • Microphone input
  • Line input
  • Bluetooth indicator
  • WLAN indicator (blinking when the integrated WLAN adapter receives or sends out data packets)
  • Consumer Infrared port (this port allows controlling the notebook with a remote control, providing remote navigation in multimedia applications)

If you connect an external speaker system, the S/PDIF, microphone and line-in connectors are used for front, central/subwoofer and rear channels, respectively. I don’t think these connectors should be on the front panel – the cables will get in your way if you attach external speakers, and the mess of cables will have a rather untidy look on the whole.

The following components can be found on the computer’s left panel (from left to right):

  • Kensington lock
  • Power source connector
  • LAN port (RJ-45)
  • Modem port (RJ-11)
  • S-Video port to connect to a TV-set
  • Antenna input
  • Optical drive with an activity indicator, an eject button and an emergency ejection hole
  • High-speed USB 2.0 port

The LAN port, modem port, TV-Out port, and antenna input are covered with a magnet-held panel painted the silver color of the notebook’s sides for aesthetic reasons:

The following is located on the notebook’s right panel:

  • Two USB 2.0 ports
  • 4-pin FireWire port (marked as DV, i.e. a digital video port for digital cameras, etc)
  • 4-in-1 card-reader (supported formats: Memory Stick, Memory Stick Pro, MultiMediaCard, Secure Digital)

  • PC Card slot (for one card of type I or II)
  • IrDA port
  • DVI-D output
  • 15-pin D-Sub connector for an external monitor

At the notebook’s back there is only a 5200mAh battery that occupies all the space between the screen hinges. There are two rubber feet under this battery the notebook rests upon.

At the notebook’s bottom there are CPU, memory, HDD and TV-tuner compartments; a battery module with two locks (manual and spring-loaded); an emergency shutdown button and a reset hole (if the Ctrl+Alt+Del combination doesn’t work); stickers with information about the model and the OS serial number.

 

Two speakers and a subwoofer are also here:

There are two slots in the memory compartment, each occupied with a 1024MB module. So it’s impossible to add more memory to the W2U00Jc02 since 2048MB is actually the maximum amount of memory it supports.

 
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