The Asus Eee PC S101 may be super thin compared to earlier Eee PC models. But it’s also super hard to upgrade (at least when compared with most earlier Eee PCs).

Laptop Magazine pried off the access panel of their review unit and saw a RAM access slot. And that’s about it. If you want to replace the solid state disk with a hard drive, or a faster or higher capacity SSD, it looks like you’ll have to pry off the keyboard because there’s no access to the SSD from the easy access panel, or even by undoing all the screws on the back of the unit.

Oh, and as for that RAM upgrade? It turns out that if you replace the included SODIMM with a 2GB stick, the machine still seems to only recognize 1GB. It’s not clear if this is due to a limitation in the BIOS or something else. But it does mean that the most expensive Eee PC model Asus has to offer is also the most difficult to upgrade.

Support Liliputing

Liliputing's primary sources of revenue are advertising and affiliate links (if you click the "Shop" button at the top of the page and buy something on Amazon, for example, we'll get a small commission).

But there are several ways you can support the site directly even if you're using an ad blocker* and hate online shopping.

Contribute to our Patreon campaign


Contribute via PayPal

* If you are using an ad blocker like uBlock Origin and seeing a pop-up message at the bottom of the screen, we have a guide that may help you disable it.

Subscribe to Liliputing via Email

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 9,454 other subscribers

4 replies on “Asus Eee PC S101: Thinner, harder to upgrade”

  1. Upgraded my S101 to 2GB with no problems… but the limitation of 16GB SSD is somewhat problematic

    1. I wish to upgrade the SSD drive…have you been able to do it yet? Is it doable?

  2. Has the 2GB upgrade problem been resolved?
    I see a guy from the UK selling 2GB modules on ebay, but can’t find anybody else seling this item?

Comments are closed.