Inside ASUS VivoBook S15 S532 – disassembly and upgrade options
ASUS VivoBook S15 S532 is not a huge hardware change from its predecessor. However, on the outside, it looks edgier and more let’s say – premium. However, how does it look on the inside? Is it looking more into the future, or it is just a copy of the VivoBook S15 S530.
ASUS VivoBook S15 S532
- Intel Core i7-10510U
- NVIDIA GeForce MX250 (25W)
- 16GB RAM
- 1000GB SSD
1. Remove the bottom plate
Its bottom plate is held in place by 10 Phillips head screws. After removing them we found it kind of difficult to pop the panel up since its clips are pretty strong. However, with careful prying with our plastic pry tool, we managed to dig inside.
ASUS has not given the VivoBook S15 S532 a huge battery, indeed. It has a 42Wh capacity and if you want to see how it performs, check our in-depth review. In order to remove the battery, itself, you need to remove the three screws and then disconnect the connector from the motherboard.
As you can see from the image below, we have highlighted the location of the storage devices. Obviously, there is no SATA slot to be seen, however, there are two M.2 slots for sweet sweet fast storage.
4. Cooling and memory
Weirdly, the cooling consists of only one heat pipe. Yes, it is a rather bulky one, but it also manages the heat of two processors – the CPU and the GPU. We expect it to be poorer than a two-fan or a dual-heat pipe design, however, we are dealing with a very energy efficient hardware. Just below the CPU, by the way, you can see the RAM DIMM.