Inside Dell Latitude 3500 – disassembly and upgrade options
The Latitude 3500 is a budget business notebook that can satisfy the needs of a small to medium business.
Dell Latitude 3500
- Intel Core i5-8265U
- Intel UHD Graphics 620
- 8GB RAM
- 256GB SSD
1. Remove the bottom plate
This device has 10 Phillips-head screws that hold its bottom panel in place. Like most of the other Latitudes we’ve tested this year, its screws remain attached to the bottom plate, practically making it impossible to lose them.
Our unit is equipped with the larger 56Wh battery, which means that there is no 2.5″ SATA slot for us. Interestingly, there is a ton of free space inside Latitude 3500’s chassis, which could be easy enough for the designers to use and put such a slot with the bigger battery.
3. Memory and storage
Upgradability-wise, there are two RAM DIMMs that support up to 32GB of DDR4 memory. Additionally, there is an M.2 slot, which can be fitted with a PCIe x4 drive.
4. Cooling system
On top of the processor, you can see a metal plate that assists with the heat transfer. Additionally, there is a (presumably) copper heat pipe that is rather thin and is placed in a weird diagonal state on top of the processor.