Inside Acer Aspire V15 (V5-591G) – disassembly, internal photos and upgrade options
A few days ago we shared our first impressions of one of Acer’s classic models – Aspire V15 (V5-591G). And as we stated, we’re going to take look at what hides underneath the hood of the notebook. The good news here is that the model boasts a lot of upgrade options. The manufacturer has put a lot of though when positioning the hardware and we can say that it’s well constructed, aside from the relatively hard to remove bottom piece.
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Removing the cover
As we already mentioned in our last article about the device, the bottom side of V5-591G doesn’t have a service cover but only the main plate. Despite that, dissembling of the notebook is a relatively easy task – you just need patience and a crosshead screwdriver.
Be careful not to harm the only cable connected to the device when taking the bottom cover off. After you’ve finished with that you’ll see one well-engineered machine with one of its best features being the GPU fan. As you can see on the photos below, it is positioned on the left (the notebook is turned around on the images), thus providing optimal airflow. On the left side, aside from the fan, we find two USB 3.0 ports, HDMI, LAN and VGA ports as well. We should note that Acer has taken into account that most users use their mouse on the right of their notebook and have provided a USB 2.0 port on that side for additional comfort. Moreover, you won’t feel the airflow from the cooling system, due to the placement on the fan.
Anyway, on the right side we notice the HDD and M.2 slot with an SDD, which means if you ever run out of storage, you can always upgrade. Perhaps the only drawbacks, if we can call them that way, are the built-in battery and only two available RAM slots. However, you can always insert two 16GB sticks if you need more RAM, just like in our case.
You can expect our full in-depth review on the models in the near future. You’ll find more information about the cooling system, such as how it handles heavy load and does it affect the outer temperatures of the machine as well as results from our display, sound, battery life and performance tests.
The components we found in V5-591G are:
- RAM: 2 х 16GB DDR4, 2133MHz
- SSD: LiteOn CV1-8B128
- HDD: Toshiba MQ01ABD100
- Wi-Fi: Qualcomm Atheros QCA61x4A