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Inside the Acer Aspire M5-583P

by on Oct.05, 2013, under hardware, life

I recently got a new laptop. After a lot of searching, I decided on the Acer Aspire M5-583P. Overall, it’s a really awesome laptop, and I just couldn’t find anything that came close to the specs for the price ($650 when I got mine).

There was one thing, however, that I was a bit disappointed in: the lack of an SSD cache. I was curious how easy it would be to replace the HDD, but I didn’t want to open the laptop and void my warranty right away, so I started looking online for pictures of the internals. Unfortunately, there seems to be nothing available.

So, I finally broke down and opened the laptop myself. The laptop is super simple to open: just some screws that are easily visible on the back. After that, you just have to pry the black bottom piece off. That part is a bit challenging, since it’s protected by little plastic clips, but you can just gently tug at it a bit and it pops right off.

So, I present here… some pictures! (continue reading…)

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