Inside Acer Chromebook 314 (C933) – disassembly and upgrade options
Chromebooks usually use proprietory hardware, and you can rarely see upgradability options with them.
Acer Chromebook 314
- Intel Celeron N4000
- Intel UHD Graphics 600
- 4GB RAM
- 32GB SSD
1. Remove the bottom plate
To get inside of this notebook, you need to undo 10 Phillips-head screws. After that, prying the bottom panel is rather easy, using a plastic tool.
As of the battery, the Chromebook 314 (C933) features a hefty 50.29Wh unit.
3. Memory and storage
Sadly, both memory and storage are soldered to the motherboard. Our unit is equipped with 8GB of LPDDR4 memory modules, while the 64GB storage is in the form of an eMMC flash drive. Thankfully, you can expand it via the MicroSD card slot. Moreover, this unit is equipped with an LTE card (the large one, next to the WiFi card).
4. Cooling system
As you can see, the motherboard is pretty small and it has a non-conductive protective layer. Its cooling is passive, as it lacks a fan, and since the motherboard is turned upside down, you’ll need to remove it in order to access the chip.