lol I see other people have been receiving the stock acer response to upgrade queries
its the same response you would get for an acer desktop I would imagine
remember these guys will upgrade your ram for a charge , yep £35 to stick in different sticks of ram under the bottom, and that is on top of the charge for the ram itself, which they would supply at a premium price.
warranty aside, a lot of people seem to treat notebooks with kid gloves, when it comes to upgrading.
all you have on your lap is a pc with integrated components, in many ways like budget pc's with audio/video/lan etc onboard the motherboard,
thankfully nowadays nearly all budget pc motherboards include an agp/pci-e slot for graphics upgrades, but in the past you had to replace the motherboard, the same applies here.
the only problem you are going to have is obtaining parts that fit.
but they are available, dont think for a minute that acer doesnt buy off the shelf laptop components, there is nothing to say that a motherboard for an 8204 wont fit in a 5672
the positioning of addin cards and cd drive etc might be the only problem there.
the new 5672 with x1600 I think may contain the 8204 motherboard. It would make sense, and cut costs at acer.
so the processor is in a socket, and the screw at the top of the socket does exactly the same job as the lever on a pc mobo.
Cooling is often an excuse for being wary of upgrading, heatpipe cooling as used on the laptop is capable of cooling higher end processors, as it does on other laptops that acer produce.
Hard disk just comes out, a couple of screws, not much different from a desktop there!
the cd drive is held in place by screws, and you will have to no doubt remove panels and keyboard etc, to get at them
I am hoping that acer parts dept will be able to sell me components to upgrade my machine, (namely an x1600 motherboard)
its time the profiteering ended and they offered techies upgrade opportunities though