How to open Lenovo IdeaPad 3 (15″, 2022) – disassembly and upgrade options

This is a really low-cost device, which offers a good amount of upgradeability. Plus, it is not difficult to get inside. Take a look!

Check out all Lenovo IdeaPad 3 (15″, 2022) prices and configurations in our Specs System, or read more in our In-Depth review.

1. Remove the bottom plate

To access this notebook’s internals, you need to undo 10 Phillips-head screws. Then, carefully work your way around the bottom panel with a plastic tool, preferably starting from the front.

2. Remove the battery

Inside, we find a 38Wh battery pack. It lasted us for 7 hours and 30 minutes of Web browsing, or 7 hours of video playback. You can take it out by removing the 4 Phillips-head screws that hold it in place. Also, don’t forget to unplug the battery connector.

3. Upgrade memory and storage

Here, you get either 4 or 8GB of DDR4 memory soldered to the motherboard. In addition, you can use the single SODIMM slot to expand your RAM. Models that have the smaller battery pack feature an M.2 PCIe x4 slot as well as a 2.5-inch SATA drive bay. Lenovo provides you with mounting and connecting accessories inside the box, which is great. Units equipped with the larger battery omit the SATA bay.

4. Cooling system

Cooling-wise, there is one heat pipe, a heat sink, and a fan. It’s good to see that the VRMs are also being cooled.

Check out all Lenovo IdeaPad 3 (15″, 2022) prices and configurations in our Specs System, or read more in our In-Depth review.

Lenovo IdeaPad 3/3i (15", 2022) in-depth review

The IdeaPad 3 (15", 2022) is an everyday machine. However, it can be equipped with the pretty powerful Ryzen 7 5825U. Now, it's worth mentioning that Lenovo chose not to integrate the latest Ryzen 6000U processors from AMD. Perhaps, the main reason for this is cost. Indeed, the new series of CPUs have amazing integrated graphics cards, part of the RDNA2 architecture. Unfortunately, Lenovo thought it will go bankrupt if it uses this processor for the IdeaPad 3, so it chose the recently updated Ryzen 5000U series. Yes, we may be all critical about that, but we have to keep one thing in mi[...]


  • Great spill-resistant keyboard
  • Good performance and efficiency
  • No PWM (AUO B156HAN02.1 (AUOE48D))
  • SD card slot and finally usable USB Type-C port
  • Optional fingerprint reader
  • Quiet in every condition


  • Poor build quality of the base
  • Covers only 52% of the sRGB color gamut (AUO B156HAN02.1 (AUOE48D))
  • The more powerful options are a bit too expensive
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