We like to do this sort of articles not only for the review but mostly for the kicks. Today we’re going to share with you what we found in a notebook, which basically has everything you may want from a multimedia-oriented notebook – Acer Aspire V15 V3-575G. Also, we’re going to give a thorough tutorial on how you can disassemble the machine on your own, in case you want to upgrade some of its components, or just clean it.
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1. Removing 18 screws
For starters, you’ll need to arm with a cross-head screwdriver and a plastic tool or card, so you don’t scratch the surface of the notebook. V3-575G has 18 screws spread across the bottom side and only one cover for all the upgrade options of the machine.
2. Aaaand another three…
After you’re done with removing all the aforementioned screws, proceed by detaching the DVD drive, which is positioned on the right side. You must do so because there are three more screws under the optical drive. They are securing the bottom cover to the motherboard.
3. Be careful when removing the bottom cover
Be careful when detaching the bottom piece from the motherboard. The card reader has a small cable connected to the panel you’re removing. Other than that, you won’t encounter any other obstacles and you’re presented with the “naked” body.
Sadly, just like its predecessor, the notebook doesn’t have an M.2 SSD slot and we hope that Acer will address the demands of the users and include one in future generations. You can still swap an SSD for your HDD and put the latter with a bracket for the optical drive. Anyway, as we mentioned earlier, there isn’t a service cover.
The cooling system is very simple – there’s only one cooling fan for both the GPU and CPU. We think that the CPU won’t have any overheating issues even during heavy loads since it is a low-voltage unit. However, you can expect on full in-depth review on the model, in which we’re going to take a closer look not only at the temperatures but at every other important aspect of the notebook.
The components we found in our V3-575G are:
- HDD: Samsung, 1TB 5400 rpm, ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB
- RAM: Kingston ACR16D3LS1KNG/8G
- Wireless module: Qualcomm Atheros AR5BWB222
- Battery: Intertek 2350 mAh