The notebook’s left panel offers only two components (from left to right):
- Kensington lock
- Optical drive with an activity indicator, eject button and an emergency ejection hole
The notebook’s right panel carries the following:
- PC Card slot (for one card of type I or II) with an eject button
- 5-in-1 card-reader (Memory Stick, Memory Stick Pro, Multi Media Card, Secure Digital, xD-Picture Card)
- Three USB 2.0 ports
- Power connector
The following connectors are located on the notebook’s rear panel:
- USB 2.0 port
- TV output (S-Video)
- 15-pin D-Sub connector for an external monitor
- Modem port (RJ-11)
- LAN port (RJ-45)
The Aspire 9303WSMi is equipped with a 4800mAh battery of an elongated shape, not usual for Acer notebooks.
Besides the battery module, the bottom panel offers the following: memory, HDD, mini-PCI, and PCI Express Mini Card compartments; two battery latches (one to lock the battery in its bay and another to extract it); and stickers with model information and the OS serial number.
There are two slots in the memory compartment, occupied with 512MB modules. The maximum amount of memory supported is 4096MB.