Happy New Year, guys. This is the Acer Aspire 7 (A715-73G) and it is basically a budget version of the ConceptD 5 (CN515-51). Apart from the dark paint, this laptop is an exact copy of the latter (or the other way around).
1. Remove the bottom plate
Like most of 2019’s laptops, this one requires the removal of the entire bottom panel to get inside of it. This, of course, happens without a lot of effort. You just need to take away 11 Torx-head screws and pop the bottom panel with a plastic tool.
There are two screws holding the 48Wh battery in place. Before you proceed, make sure you unplug the connector from the motherboard.
3. Memory and storage
In terms of upgradability, the Aspire 7 (A715-73G) is a little disappointing. All of its memory is soldered to the motherboard and there aren’t any RAM DIMMs, whatsoever. On the bright side, there are two M.2 slots that support NVMe drives.
4. Cooling system
Since the notebook features a high-power processor and GPU, it needs a sufficient cooling solution. It features two heat pipes and two relatively big fans that blow the heat away from the laptop.