Inside Dell Latitude 13 7320 – disassembly and upgrade options
This is a premium business laptop that, unfortunately, doesn’t let you touch the memory modules.
Dell Latitude 7320
- Intel Core i5-1145G7
- Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 (96EU)
- 8GB RAM
- 256GB SSD
1. Remove the bottom plate
To take this laptop apart, you need to undo 8 captive Phillips-head screws. After that, pry the panel with a plastic tool, starting from the hinge gaps. Thankfully, the bottom panel just pops up, so it is pretty easy to lift it away.
Inside, you will find either a 42 or a 63Wh battery pack. If you want to remove the battery, the first thing you need to do is to disconnect the speaker and the power connector from the motherboard. Then, undo all 4 Phillips-head screws. This will allow you to lift the battery pack, and remove it from the chassis.
3. Memory and storage
Unfortunately, the memory here is soldered to the motherboard. According to CPU-Z, it works in quad-channel mode and has the LPDDR4x type. Interestingly, there are options with 8, 16, and 32GB of RAM, with the first two working at 3733 MHz, and the last working at 4267 MHz. Thankfully, the storage can be swapped, thanks to one M.2 PCIe x4 slot.
4. Cooling system
As for the cooling, it comprises two rather long heat pipes, connected to a side-mounted heat sink. Additionally, there is a medium-sized fan.
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- Premium build materials (aluminum or carbon fiber)
- Good battery life
- PCIe x4 support
- Two Thunderbolt 4 connectors and a MicroSD card reader
- Optional IR face recognition, fingerprint scanner, and LTE support
- No PWM (AUO 5GTK0-B133HAN (AUO2B99))
- RAM is soldered to the motherboard
- 57% sRGB coverage (AUO 5GTK0-B133HAN (AUO2B99))
- Rather expensive