Inside Dell Vostro 16 5625 – disassembly and upgrade options
Dell is one of the first manufacturers to go to the 16-inch form factor for one of their business notebooks. But how does it look on the inside? Let’s take a look.
Dell Vostro 5625
- AMD Ryzen 5 5625U
- AMD Radeon RX Vega 7 (R4000,5000 15W)
- 32GB RAM
- 500GB SSD
1. Remove the bottom plate
To get inside this laptop, you need to undo 9 Phillips-head screws. The two in the back corners are captive and open a huge gap, where you can start the prying process.
The battery pack here has a capacity of 54Wh. To take it out, unplug the connector from the motherboard. Then, undo all 5 Phillips-head screws, and simply lift it away.
3. Memory and storage
In terms of memory, there are two SODIMM slots, which work in dual-channel mode. Storage-wise, you get one M.2 PCIe x4 slot.
4. Cooling system
It’s good to see that the cooling incorporates two heat pipes, plus a heat sink and fan of decent sizes. Furthermore, the VRMs are cooled by a metal heat spreader.
Dell Vostro 16 5625 in-depth review
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- Great battery life
- Good cooling
- Rigid chassis and good build quality
- Wide I/O with SD card reader
- Wi-Fi 6 support plus an optional fingerprint reader
- 1x M.2 PCIe x4 + 2x SODIMM slots
- No PWM (BOE JFDKM-NV16WUM (BOE0A34))
- 50% sRGB coverage (BOE JFDKM-NV16WUM (BOE0A34))
- Not the best input devices