Inside Dell Latitude 15 7520 – disassembly and upgrade options
Dell often makes good decisions with its business notebooks. However, the lack of memory slots on this machine is kind of disappointing.
Dell Latitude 7520
- Intel Core i7-1185G7
- Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 (96EU)
- 16GB RAM
- 512GB SSD
1. Remove the bottom plate
To get inside the laptop, you have to undo a total of 8 captive Phillips-head screws. Then, pry the bottom panel, starting from the hinge gaps.
Once you pop the panel open, you will see the 63Wh battery pack.
3. Мemory and storage
Unfortunately, the memory here is soldered to the motherboard. However, you get to choose from configurations that come with 8, 16, or 32GB of dual-channel RAM. In terms of storage, you get only one M.2 PCIe x4 slot.
4. Cooling system
Looking at the cooling solution, we see two rather long heat pipes, which are connected to a thin profile heat sink.
Dell Latitude 15 7520 in-depth review
On paper, the Latitude 15 7520 seems like a very promising machine. Optional UHD display with HDR capabilities. LTE connectivity and Tiger Lake processors are other features.Ultimately, this device doesn't look like a typical business device. In addition to being productive, it looks absolutely stunning. Interestingly, Dell offers the machine with either an aluminum or a Carbon Fiber chassis. From the pictures that lie ahead, you can see that we were able to lay our hands on a Carbon device.So, by addressing the looks factor, Dell is trying to salvage some users from Lenovo, as the Ch[...]
- Thin and light design
- Good battery life
- A bunch of privacy and security features
- Dual Thunderbolt 4 support
- Optional LTE card
- No PWM (559D1-156WFD (LGD0684))
- Choice between aluminum and carbon for the body
- Abundance of ports
- Quite expensive
- Soldered memory
- 53% of sRGB coverage (559D1-156WFD (LGD0684))