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Aspire R11 (R3-131t) SSD and a Few Other Upgrading Questions

*Before I begin, I just want to note that I have already extensively looked for the answers online, but this is a new notebook from Aspire, so there isn't much at all for guides.*
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In reference to Aspire R 11 (R3-131t):

1) how do I upgrade the capacity of the SSD? I tried looking for the SSD, but it doesn't appear to exist, so I'm thinking it is just integrated into the motherboard.

2) there is this small area/void next to the motherboard. The void is filled with a metal brace which can easily be removed. It looks like it was designed to allow for something to be put there. Can a SSD be placed there? And if so, how would I connect it to the motherboard?

3) can the CPU or GPU be overclocked? I understand that there is no fans, so it would have to be minor overclocking as to not overheat.

4) is there a way to increase cooling, whether that be via fan or heat sink?

5) aside from the SSD and RAM, is there anything else that can be upgraded?

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Clarification Request
Notice Wheatly asked same at link?

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Post was last edited on July 8, 2016 9:32 AM PDT

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Is this that 32GB model?

In reply to: Aspire R11 (R3-131t) SSD and a Few Other Upgrading Questions

If so and from prior discussions it's soldered down on the board. This is to hit both size and lower costs. Less parts, no HDD/SSD connections means lower cost and thinner.

As to cooling you can place it on any cooling pad.

I see no upgrade paths other than to add storage via a NAS or USB.

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Yes

In reply to: Is this that 32GB model?

Ok, I see. Well there is the whole void with removable brace insert, and it looks like the exact size for a laptop SSD. But I don't see connections nearby for it.

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The idea is simple.

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No connector = no cost. Strip the design down to no sockets for low cost as well as shrinking the size.

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Add connector

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Is it possible to just add a SATA connector where it normally would be and then add an ssd?

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That's the old "yes but."

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Yes, but no guaranty that it will work.

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