Inside ASUS ExpertBook B5 Flip (B5302F) – disassembly and upgrade options
It is essential to get this laptop with the larger 66Wh battery pack (which may very well be the more common option on the market).
ASUS ExpertBook B5 Flip
- Intel Core i5-1135G7
- Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 (80EU)
- 8GB RAM
- 512GB SSD
1. Remove the bottom plate
To get inside this notebook, you’ll need to undo all 10 Phillips-head screws. After that, pry the bottom panel with a plastic tool, and remove it from the chassis.
Our device is equipped with a 66Wh battery pack. If you want to take it out, unplug the battery connector, and undo all 4 Phillips-head screws holding it to the chassis.
3. Memory, storage, and cooling
There are either 4, 8, or 16GB soldered to the motherboard, with a single SODIMM slot offering further expansion. Interestingly, the storage options include two M.2 PCIe x4 slots, which can work in RAID mode.
The cooling here comprises a single heat pipe, a heat sink, and a small fan. In addition, you get some cooling over the VRMs too.
ASUS ExpertBook B5 Flip (B5302F) in-depth review
Did you know that ASUS has one of the highest user satisfaction scores when it comes to business notebooks? This is really interesting, given the fact that the ExpertBook series is fairly new to the market, compared to the Latitudes and ThinkPads out there. This can only mean one thing - ASUS is doing it right. One device that has little to prove but a lot to offer is the ExpertBook B5 Flip (B5302F). The device that we got ourselves is equipped with an OLED panel but unlike most of the OLED laptops out there, this one has an anti-glare finish that works. Although we found ourselves on t[...]
- Super quiet experience
- Strong and light chassis
- 100% sRGB and DCI-P3 coverage + HDR support
- Deep blacks and virtually infinite contrast ratio
- NumberPad + Stylus inside the box
- Fast pixel response times
- Fingerprint reader + 2x Thunderbolt 4 ports
- Spill-resistant keyboard and "NumberPad" touchpad
- Uses PWM (fixed by the in-house software)
- Keyboard backlight is only optional