Inside Acer Aspire 3 (A315-35) – disassembly and upgrade options

Here, you have a very affordable notebook that surprisingly offers good upgradability.

Check out all Acer Aspire 3 (A315-35) prices and configurations in our Specs System or read more in our In-Depth review.


1. Remove the bottom plate

There are 11 Phillips-head screws holding this notebook’s bottom panel in place. After you undo them, pry the panel with a plastic tool and remove it from the chassis.


2. Battery

Unsurprisingly, the battery here is a bit small. Its capacity is 37Wh.


3. Мemory and storage

On the other hand, you get two SODIMM slots for memory upgrades. The chipset here supports up to 32GB of DDR4 RAM in total. As for the storage, there is one M.2 NVMe slot, as well as a 2.5-inch SATA drive bay.


4. Cooling system

Cooling-wise, you get a super thin heat pipe, a rather small heat sink, and a medium-sized fan.

Check out all Acer Aspire 3 (A315-35) prices and configurations in our Specs System or read more in our In-Depth review.

Acer Aspire 3 (A315-35) in-depth review

In the course of a pandemic, that put the entire world on its head, a lot of people were required to equip themselves with a computer. And most of them needed a portable one. Hence, the laptop world completely exploded, before running to a halt, when supplies started to run dry. But which devices sold best? Without a doubt - the least expensive once. After all, most of them were used in very light work scenarios. One such device is the Acer Aspire 3 (A315-35). It uses a body that looks modern, and hardware that is designed to open Web browsers, work with documents and play videos. That's p[...]

Pros

  • Aggressive pricing
  • 1x M.2 NVMe + 2x RAM SODIMM
  • Good optimization
  • Doesn't use PWM for brightness adjustment (BOE NT156FHM-N61 (BOE07CB))

Cons

  • No MicroSD card slot and USB Type-C port
  • Covers only 50% of the sRGB gamut (BOE NT156FHM-N61 (BOE07CB))
  • Narrow viewing angles and poor contrast ratio (BOE NT156FHM-N61 (BOE07CB))
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dan
dan
7 months ago

what are the recommended parts to buy???

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