Inside ASUS W202 – disassembly and upgrade options

The ASUS W202 is a super-compact device that is inexpensive and it comes with low-end hardware. In this article, we’ll show you how to open it.

Check out all ASUS W202 prices and configurations in our Specs System or read more in our In-Depth review.

1. Remove the bottom plate

To disassemble the device, you have to undo 10 Phillips-head screws that are placed on the backplate and after that, you can pop the upper plate of the laptop with a plastic pry tool. Then, you can easily remove it, but don’t forget to unplug the ribbon cable of the keyboard from the motherboard.

2. Battery

Actually, a 38Wh battery unit doesn’t sound bad at all for such a small and inexpensive device.

3. Memory and storage

Unfortunately, the laptop comes with soldered 4GB of RAM and that’s all – there isn’t another offer with a bigger RAM capacity and you’ll be stuck with this amount of memory forever. As you may already guess, an additional SODIMM slot is a mirage and there isn’t an M.2 port or even a regular SATA port. At least you have some “freedom” here – the device can be picked with either 64GB or 128GB of eMMC 5.1 storage. If you need more, you can use an SD card (wow) or you can hook up an external HDD or SSD to one of the USB ports.

4. Cooling system

In terms of cooling, ASUS uses a simple passive solution which is really modest but it’s fine for a machine with a dual-core CPU.

Check out all ASUS W202 prices and configurations in our Specs System or read more in our In-Depth review.

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  • Low price
  • Small, compact, and light
  • SD card slot
  • Spill-resistant keyboard
  • Rubberized edges
  • Feels super sturdy when the lid is closed
  • No aggressive PWM


  • Bad performance
  • Soldered memory
  • The area around the keyboard is a bit bendable
  • Narrow viewing angles and low contrast ratio
  • Low sRGB coverage
  • The eMMC 5.1 storage is too slow for a Windows laptop
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