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Can you upgrade RAM and SSD in the Acer Swift 5?

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Can you upgrade RAM and SSD in the Acer Swift 5?

Best answer: Yes and no. It isn't possible to upgrade the RAM on the Acer Swift 5, but you can upgrade the SSD.Get it from Newegg: Acer Swift 5 (opens in new tab) (From $900 at Newegg)

What are your options with the RAM and SSD?

The Acer Swift 5 comes with 8GB of DDR4 RAM and a 512GB SSD. Sadly, you cannot upgrade the RAM in the device in any way because it's soldered. However, you can swap out the SSD for a larger one if you want more storage than 512GB.

Why the Acer Swift 5 is worth getting

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While the lack of upgradeable RAM is disappointing, the Acer Swift 5 is nevertheless still a great laptop that's worth getting. Featuring Intel's new 10th Gen processors and Intel Iris Plus graphics, it's a capable laptop that can power all general work tasks with ease and even some light gaming as well. On top of that, the device has a Thunderbolt 3 port and two USB-A ports (one of which is 3.1) for excellent peripheral connectivity. The laptop also has a great-looking full HD display, and the battery life is strong, too, offering a full eight hours on a full charge.

When it comes to the physical design of the device, the Acer Swift 5 is a home run. Just over half-an-inch thick and weighing in at about two pounds, it's one of the thinnest and lightest laptops on the market.

What if you want to upgrade RAM?

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If you're set on getting a laptop that allows you to upgrade the RAM, look no further than the Dell XPS 15. It's arguably the most modular laptop out there right now, and you can fully customize pretty much every aspect of it to make it more capable (and expensive) than the Acer Swift 5, and vice versa. The device can be bought anywhere between 8 and a whopping 64GB of RAM, and if you buy it with less than 64GB, you can add as much as you want yourself at a later time.

Brendan Lowry is a Windows Central writer and Oakland University graduate with a burning passion for video games, of which he's been an avid fan since childhood. You'll find him doing reviews, editorials, and general coverage on everything Xbox and PC. Follow him on Twitter.