Inside Lenovo Legion 5 (15) – disassembly and upgrade options
One of Lenovo’s bestsellers – the Legion 5 (15) delivers decent computing performance and gaming capabilities at a relatively easy-digestible price.
1. Remove the bottom plate
You have 11 Phillips-head screws separating you from the internals of this notebook. After you undo them, pry the bottom panel with a plastic tool, starting from the front. Be patient, as the embulked part on the back can be a little more difficult to remove.
How about the battery? Well, Lenovo sells the Legion 5 with two options – a 60Wh and an 80Wh one, as our particular unit features the smaller of the two.
3. Memory and storage
As far as the upgradability goes, there are two RAM SODIMM slots. According to Lenovo, they sell the notebook with a maximum of 16GB of DDR4, working at 3200 MHz in dual-channel mode. However, we are pretty positive that it can hold up to at least 32GB in total. In terms of storage, there are two M.2 PCIe x4 drive slots (one of which is blocked by the 2.5-inch SATA drive and we are not really sure it works.
4. Cooling system
Cooling-wise we see two big metal plates, covering the VRMs and the memory modules of the graphics cards. Additionally, there are three heat pipes – one shared between the CPU and the GPU and one more for each of them. Thankfully, there are four heat spreaders, which increases the thermal capacity of the entire solution.