Inside ASUS ExpertBook B1 B1500 – disassembly and upgrade options
A look inside ExpertBook B1 B1500 reveals decent upgrade options. Thankfully, the manufacturer was kind enough to include a 2.5-inch SATA drive mounting hardware inside the packaging.
ASUS ExpertBook B1
- Intel Core i7-1255U
- Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 (96EU)
- 8GB RAM
- 512GB SSD
1. Remove the bottom plate
There are 10 Phillips-head screws you need to undo before you pry the bottom panel open. Just make sure that you use a plastic tool during the process.
Here we see a 42Wh battery pack.
3. Мemory and storage
In terms of memory, you get either 8 or 16GB soldered to the motherboard. Additionally, there is one SODIMM slot for further expansion. As for the storage, there is an M.2 PCIe x4 slot, as well as a 2.5-inch SATA drive bay.
4. Cooling system
And for the cooling, there are two heat pipes, a medium-sized heat spreader, and a fan.
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Today we have another business solution in our office. It is made from ASUS and comes to compete for the attention of enterprise users, which need security, stability, and to some extent - performance.Indeed, the ExpertBook B1 B1500 doesn't have the tradition of the ThinkPads and Latitudes out there, but it clearly has the potential. ASUS has outfitted their laptop with up to a Core i7-1165G7, and an optional GeForce MX330 graphics card.Besides the hardware, you get two display options. One of them is the safe choice - a 1080p IPS panel, while the other is so bad, that it's not worth [...]
- Capable cooling
- Privacy shutter + Fingerprint reader
- Thunderbolt 4 + MicroSD card slot
- No PWM (LM156LF-5L06 (NCP0046))
- Abundance of ports
- Decent upgrade options
- Low-quality keyboard characters
- Unimpressive battery life
- 53% of sRGB coverage (LM156LF-5L06 (NCP0046))