Adding memory to the Acer C710-2833 Chromebook

I decided to take the plunge and upgrade the memory on my Acer Chromebook. Ostensibly it’s up-gradable per the Acer website, tho each system ships with a “you void the warranty if you remove this” sticker over the single screw that closes the case on the Acer. The system has two SODIMM slots but only one is populated. I’ve been quite happy with the 2GB C710-2833 with vRAM configured, but it did suffer from lags repainting the screen when switching from tab to tab. On compatibility recommendation from Chromebook Central, I bought a “Kingston Value RAM 4GB 1600MHz PC3-12800 DDR3 Non-ECC CL11 SODIMM SR x8 Notebook Memory (KVR16S11S8/4)” from Amazon for $38.99. I put it in the open slot and Chrome OS was quite happy with 6GB total (the new 4GB stick plus the OEM 2GB stick). I did turn on vRAM at 3GB, but it’s not been used so far. I’m showing 2.5GB free, with 15 tabs open (plus the Weatherbug, Google Keep and Files apps), with the system up for over a day (per “top”). A very good upgrade! With the original $187 cost of the C710-2833, this takes it to $226 for the system as it’s configured today…not bad for what it does for me!

2 thoughts on “Adding memory to the Acer C710-2833 Chromebook

  1. me

    I have a C710-2833 and was wondering if I could upgrade the RAM, which was how I found your page. Now I know an upgrade is possible. Thanks for your very helpful post. Cheers!

    Love those mountains in the background of your header image.

  2. joel Post author

    Glad the info helped!

    PS: The mountains in the background are near Torridon, Scotland…it was taken from the top of Beinn Damph, just under 3000 ft…


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