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.

Check out all Dell Vostro 16 5625 prices and configurations in our Specs System or read more in our In-Depth review.


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.


2. Battery

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.

Check out all Dell Vostro 16 5625 prices and configurations in our Specs System or read more in our In-Depth review.

Dell Vostro 16 5625 in-depth review

Hey, there is one more laptop that falls into the trendy 16-inch category. There is nothing bad about that. In fact, it is great, because the 16:10 aspect ratio means that the notebook has the same footprint as a 15-inch model, and yet, its bezels are now thinner than ever. Powering the machine are the newly updated Ryzen 5000U processors. The top dog now is called the Ryzen 7 5825U. Generally, it is the same as the Ryzen 7 5800U, except for the slightly higher clock speeds. You know, having a high core count is definitely something that will push the performance of this laptop. So it d[...]

Pros

  • 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))

Cons

  • 50% sRGB coverage (BOE JFDKM-NV16WUM (BOE0A34))
  • Not the best input devices
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