Inside Acer Nitro 5 (AN517-52) – disassembly and upgrade options
Practically a 17-inch copy of the Acer Nitro 5 (AN515-55).
1. Remove the bottom plate
On the inside, this laptop looks like the 15-inch Nitro 5 hiding in a bigger chassis. Nevertheless, you still got 12 Phillips-head screws before you have access to the internals. After you undo them, you’ll find it easier to start prying the bottom panel from one of the front corners.
Here, the battery is the same 57.5Wh unit, seen on the 15-inch version.
3. Memory and storage
What this laptop excels at, however, is upgradability – there are two RAM SODIMMs, supporting up to 32GB of DDR4 memory, while the storage consists of two M.2 slots and a 2.5-inch SATA drive bay.
4. Cooling system
When it comes to the cooling, there are three heat pipes, one of them shared between the CPU and the GPU. Additionally, the components around both chips are cooled by two metal plates.