How to open Acer Swift Go 14 (SFG14-71) – disassembly and upgrade options
Upgradeability is quite limited on this model. On the bright side, there are more advantages to this notebook that make it worth it.
Acer Swift Go 14
- Intel Core i3-1315U
- Intel UHD Graphics (Alder Lake, 64EU)
- 16GB RAM
- 1000GB SSD
1. Remove the bottom plate
To get inside this device, you need to undo 9 Torx-head screws. Then, simply pry the bottom panel with a plastic tool, starting from the back.
2. Remove the battery
Here, we find a 65Wh battery pack. To take it out, unplug the battery connector, and undo the two Phillips-head screws, holding the battery in place.
3. Upgrade memory and storage
Like the 16-inch model, this machine can be found with up to 16GB of LPDDR5 RAM, soldered to the motherboard. Storage-wise, there is one M.2 PCIe x4 slot, which supports Gen 4 SSDs.
4. Cooling system
In terms of cooling, you’ll find two heat pipes, a rather long heat sink, and two relatively small fans. In addition, the VRMs are cooled by a heat spreader.
Acer Swift Go 14 (SFG14-71) in-depth review
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