Acer Aspire One AO756 memory upgrade and SSD swap

The Acer Aspire One AO756 is a nice little laptop that is available for a quite reasonable price (usually around $270 USD). As an added perk, with a few easy upgrades it can be even better!

The AO756 allows for easy access to the RAM (memory) and unlike many of its brethren, it actually has two memory slots allowing for up to 16GB of memory to be installed! The hard drive is also easily accessible in case you want to install a nice fast SSD. πŸ™‚

UPDATED: Recommended Upgrades for 2014
RAM: Corsair 8GB or 16GB memory upgrade
SSD: 250GB Samsung 840 EVO

Read on for a photo tutorial of taking the AO756’s bottom cover off and performing these upgrades:

Alternative 1: installing a single 4GB DDR3 SODIMM for a nice cheap upgrade. Alternative 2: installing two 8GB memory sticks for a whopping 16GB total of RAM!Β 

I hope this tutorial was useful, happy upgrades to you! πŸ™‚

Best regards,
J.D.

PS Overall I give this laptop 4/5 stars for upgradeability: it is very easy to work on and supports a lot of RAM, one star is docked because it lacks an mSATA port…

BONUS video of the process:

8 comments

  • Naira V.

    Just used your guide to upgrade my 756 to 16gb ram and ssd too, it rocks now! Thanks and keep up the good work! Yours, Naira

    • Hi Naira,
      Thank you for your comment. I am very happy that might guide helped you upgrade your nice AO756! Enjoy your awesome machine and have a great weekend πŸ™‚

      Best regards,
      -JD

  • bianca lee

    i have a question about aspire one, will it be better if it runs in xp? or windows 7? which would you recommend, thanks πŸ™‚

    • Hi Bianca,
      Thank you for your question. I highly recommend Windows 7. Driver and application support will be better and you will have a much more modern operating system all around πŸ™‚

      Best regards,
      -JD

      PS if you plan on putting in more than 4GB of memory I recommend Windows 7 64-bit (x64)

  • Jennifer

    Will this memory upgrade work with Window 8?

    • Hi Jennifer,
      Thank you for your comment.

      Yes, this memory upgrade will work great with Windows 8 (or 8.1). If you are planning on more than 4GB of memory I recommend using 64-bit Windows (rather than 32-bit) so as to fully utilize all your RAM.

      Please let me know if you have any other questions.

      Have a great week,
      -JD

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