Asus W5A (W5G00A) - Asus' New Ultra-portable
Construction: Upgrading and Maintenance
The display can swivel on a complete 180 degree plane. There are three tabs that hold the keyboard in place. Using a flat head screw driver, you can just push these tabs up toward the display. Once all tabs are released, the keyboard should pop right up. After that you just need to lift it up and out. The only thing worth accessing is the CPU cooler or keyboard for cleaning.
Removing the bottom access panels reveals one SODIMM memory bank, a hard drive, and a CPU heatsink. The sample we have here came populated with 1 x Hynix 256MB DDR2 PC2-3200, and there is an additional 256MB of DDR2 PC2-3200 RAM embedded on the motherboard. For optimization reasons, obviously the single stick of Hynix 256MB DDR2 PC2-3200 is paired to match the onboard memory. Increasing the memory size will help in memory hungry application, but you will lose many of the performance benefits associated with matched memory modules in a dual channel configuration.
The hard drive can be removed by pulling the white string loop and lifting up and out. You can't just directly lift out, because Asus is using a drive tray locking mechanism. You first need to unscrew the single screw holding the hard drive in place.