Upgrades in Acer® Extensa Notebook PC
Acer Extensa comes with either of the Intel Core 2 Duo Processor T5450 or Intel Pentium Dual Core processor T2310 for offering an unrivalled system performance. The 15.4 inch screen of Acer Extensa has got WXGA display and it offers a resolution of 1280x800 pixels. The Operating System in it is Windows XP professional. The hard drive used for storage is of 120GB. The dual channel DDR2 memory in it is of 2GB and it is upgradeable up to 4GB and it operates at 667 MHz. The 6 cell Lithium ion battery in it offers a comfortable life for about 3 hours. The inbuilt stereo speakers in it offer an awful sound experience for Acer Extensa. For offering finer graphics performance Acer Extensa has got Intel GM965 integrated graphics. The connectivity for Acer Extensa is provided by Ethernet, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi.
- Verify system requirements
- Expand hard disk
- Things to be kept in mind
Verify system requirements
While upgrading Acer Extensa you would have check your system’s minimum requirements. Suppose if you are running the upgraded version of Windows then your system requires powerful Intel core 2 Duo processor, more memory and at least 16GB available hard disk space. Then if you want to upgrade Windows XP to Windows Vista then you would have to see whether your system satisfies Windows Vista installation.
Expand hard disk
You could expand your hard disk in Acer Extensa in order to store large amount of data. Acer Extensa contains in built 120 GB hard drive capacity. This storage capacity of hard drive could be upgraded up to 200GB. The hard drive type is SATA and it rotates at 4200 rpm. Acer Extensa has got one hard disk inlet on which you could plug either 120GB or 200GB. Thus by upgrading the hard disk more amount of data could be stored.
While doing upgradation in your Acer Extensa you would have to uninstall all the programs which are incompatible with your Operating system. Then it is always advised to update the Antivirus software such as AVG Antivirus or Norton Antivirus. You need to download and update the device drivers which are compatible with your Operating System from the manufacturer’s Website. While upgrading memory cards you need to verify whether the strips of the memory are at the same speed.