Inside Acer Nitro 5 (AN515-44) – disassembly and upgrade options
Despite putting an AMD CPU instead of the Intel one, Acer has decided to keep the cooling solution of the Nitro 5 (AN515-55).
1. Remove the bottom plate
Taking this device apart is nothing out of the ordinary. Undo all 11 Phillips-head screws, and then pry the bottom panel with a plastic tool, starting from the front corners.
When it comes to the battery, Acer has put a 57.5Wh unit in this device.
3. Memory and storage
In terms of upgradability, there are two RAM SODIMM slots, which can be fitted with up to 64GB of DDR4 memory in total. And storage-wise, there are two M.2 NVMe SSD slots with RAID 0 support, as well as a single 2.5-inch SATA drive bay.
4. Cooling system
After you get inside, you’ll see a cooling solution that comprises three heat pipes, one of which is common for the CPU and the GPU, and a total of four heat spreaders. Additionally, there are heat sinks on top of the graphics memory and the VRMs, which is a nice touch.