Inside Lenovo ThinkBook 15 – disassembly and upgrade options
Part of the debuting line up of ThinkBook devices from Lenovo, the 15-inch model leaves the door open to some improvements but shines with one thing – value.
1. Remove the bottom plate
This notebook’s bottom panel is held in place by 10 Phillips-head screws. After you remove them, just pry the panel with a plastic pick and you will be able to effortlessly lift it out of the body.
There are two battery options – a 45Wh one and a 57Wh one.
3. Memory and storage
Memory-wise there is one RAM SODIMM slot that supports up to 16GB of DDR4 memory. Additionally, the notebook comes with either 4GB or 8GB soldered to the motherboard. As far as the storage goes, you can see the M.2 slot just beneath the SODIMM. It fits M.2 2242/2280 PCIe x2/x4 drives. On the other side of the battery, there is a 2.5″ SATA drive slot.
4. Cooling system
Weirdly enough, there is only one, long and thin heat pipe cooling both the CPU and the GPU. This works extremely impotent, but our Temperature tests are going to provide more information.