Inside Acer Swift 3 (SF313-52) – disassembly and upgrade options
Does a different aspect ratio make a whole lot of difference on the inside of a laptop?
Acer Swift 3 (SF313-52-52VA)
- Intel Core i5-1035G4
- Intel Iris Plus Graphics G4
- 8GB RAM
- 512GB SSD
1. Remove the bottom plate
Nothing too exciting here – 11 Torx-head screws holding the bottom plate and some clips, which should be pried up with a plastic tool. A cool tip would be to start from the backside, around the hinges, as it is the easiest way we found.
On the battery side, there is a quite big 55.9Wh unit.
3. Memory and storage
Expectedly or not, the Swift 3 (SF313-52) does not allow upgrading its RAM, as all of the chips are soldered to the motherboard. Thankfully, there is a single M.2 slot that supports PCIe drives. By the way, the memory is of LPDDR4 type – it’s quite fast!
4. Cooling system
While the cooling features a single, rather thin heat pipe, we were blown away by the fan (get it?). It looks huge in the tiny 13-inch package.