Inside Acer Nitro 5 (AN517-54) – disassembly and upgrade options
If you’re curious about how to open the Acer Nitro 5 (AN517-54), we’ll show you how to do it with the help of this article.
Acer Nitro 5
- Intel Core i7-11800H
- NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 (Laptop, 75W)
- 16GB RAM
- 1000GB SSD
1. Remove the bottom plate
For removing the bottom plate you have to unscrew 12 Phillips-head screws and then you can pop the plate with a plastic pry tool.
The battery unit has a capacity of 57.48Wh and perhaps that’s a bit low for a big 17.3″ laptop.
3. Мemory and storage
This Acer device has a lot of upgradability options. For memory, it offers two SODIMMs, and for storage, it has two M.2 ports and a SATA port for regular SSDs or HDDs.
4. Cooling system
The cooling comes with three heat pipes – the big one is shared between the CPU and the GPU, and the other two smaller pipes are solely dedicated to the processor and the video card. In addition, there are two cooling plates with segregations.
Acer Nitro 5 (AN517-53/54) in-depth review
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- It has two RAM SODIMM slots and two M.2 drives, besides the 2.5" SATA drive bay
- Optional RGB backlight
- Decent price tag
- Has a lot of GPU options
- Lacks an SD card reader
- The cooling could be better