Inside Dell Latitude 15 7530 – disassembly and upgrade options
To be frank, we were not very impressed by what we saw on the inside of this laptop. Neither the cooling is great, nor do you get a ton of upgrade options.
Dell Latitude 7530
- Intel Core i5-1235U
- Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 (80EU)
- 8GB RAM
- 256GB SSD
1. Remove the bottom plate
To access this notebook’s internals, you need to undo 8 captive Phillips-head screws. Then, pry the bottom panel with a plastic tool and lift it away from the chassis.
Battery-wise, there are two options. We got the bigger one, which has a capacity of 58Wh. It lasts for 10 hours and 30 minutes of Web browsing, or more than 7 hours of video playback. To take it out, just unplug the connector from the motherboard, and undo the three Phillips-head screws securing it in place.
3. Memory and storage
Interestingly, the U15 version of the laptop comes with DDR4 RAM, while the P28 model features LPDDR5 memory. Nevertheless, both options can be configured with a maximum of 32GB. Storage-wise, there is one M.2 PCIe x4 slot, which supports Gen 4 drives.
4. Cooling system
The cooling here features a single heat pipe, which has an incredibly slim profile. It connects to a side-mounted heat sink, where the fan blows the heat away from the device.
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- Thin and light design
- A bunch of privacy and security features
- Dual Thunderbolt 4 support
- Optional LTE card
- No PWM (AUO MCX7D-B156HAN (AUO4599))
- Choice between aluminum and carbon for the body
- Abundance of ports
- Quite expensive
- Soldered memory
- 54% of sRGB coverage (AUO MCX7D-B156HAN (AUO4599))
- Gets pretty warm during extreme workload