How to open Acer Aspire 7 (A715-43G) – disassembly and upgrade options

The Aspire 7 is a low-key productivity/gaming notebook. It has a no-nonsense design and decent upgradeability.

Check out all Acer Aspire 7 (A715-43G) prices and configurations in our Specs System, or read more in our In-Depth review.

1. Remove the bottom plate

To open this device, you need to undo 13 Phillips-head screws. Then, pop the bottom panel with a plastic tool and lift it from the chassis.

2. Remove the battery

Inside we see a battery that is placed upside down. The labels on the bottom show a capacity of 53Wh. To remove it, unplug the battery connector from the motherboard, and undo the two Phillips-head screws holding the package to the device.

3. Upgrade memory and storage

Here, you get two SODIMM slots, which fit DDR4 memory and work in dual-channel mode. According to a retailer we work with, the device supports 64GB of RAM in total. Storage-wise, there is one M.2 PCIe x4 slot, which works with Gen 3 SSDs.

4. Cooling system

As for the cooling, there are two heat pipes shared between the CPU and the GPU, with a third one assisting the graphics card. One long and one small heat sink, as well as two fans deal with heat dissipation, while a couple of heat spreaders take care of the VRMs and the graphics memory.

Check out all Acer Aspire 7 (A715-43G) prices and configurations in our Specs System, or read more in our In-Depth review.

Acer Aspire 7 (A715-43G) in-depth review

Once upon a time, there was a niche in the market, where Acer was untouchable. It was the "almost gaming notebook" segment. We are talking about devices like the Aspire Nitro series of the past. Nowadays, they are swapped by entry-level gaming machines. As proprietary solutions, they offer a lot more than the half-gaming, half-office machines.Acer's own Nitro brand is one perfect example of this, as is the Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming. However, the continuation of the Aspire 7 means that there is still a market for such machines.This one in particular - the Aspire 7 (A715-43G), features an A[...]


  • Great cooling, which provides more performance than we expected
  • Wi-Fi 6E + 2x SODIMM slots
  • Good battery life
  • PWM-free display (Innolux N156HCA-EAB (CMN15E7))
  • Adequate pricing


  • No Thunderbolt connection or SD card reader
  • Covers only 58% of the sRGB color gamut (Innolux N156HCA-EAB (CMN15E7))
  • All-plastic build (that feels quite good though)
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