Inside Lenovo ThinkBook 16p Gen 2 – disassembly and upgrade options
Lenovo has produced a very impressive machine in the face of the ThinkBook 16p Gen 2. It is really good for content creators. How about the upgradability, though? Well, take a look!
Lenovo ThinkBook 16p (Gen 2)
- AMD Ryzen 5 5600H
- NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 (Laptop, 75W)
- 32GB RAM
- 1000GB SSD
1. Remove the bottom plate
Eight Torx-head screws are holding this device’s bottom panel to the chassis. After you undo them, pry the panel with a plastic tool and lift it away.
Inside, you can see a 71Wh battery. You can take the battery out if you want to. To do that, undo four Phillips-head screws. One of them is hidden beneath the SSD located in the left slot. There is one more M.2 PCIe x4 slot on the right as well.
3. Memory and storage
In terms of memory, you get one SODIMM slot for expansion. In addition to that, there are either 8 or 16GB of soldered DDR4 RAM.
4. Cooling system
When it comes to cooling, there are three heat pipes – one shared between the CPU and the GPU, and one for each of them. Additionally, there is a fourth heat pipe managing the temperature of the VRMs. Lastly, four heat sinks dissipate the heat thanks to two fans.
Lenovo ThinkBook 16p Gen 2 in-depth review
Honestly, making a purchase choice on a new laptop has never been more difficult. Now that gaming brands are becoming more lowkey than ever, while business machines are getting some of the most powerful hardware available. This makes content creators extremely happy but makes our job as reviewers even more difficult. Today, we're going to show you the ThinkBook 16p Gen 2. A laptop that can't really be put into a single category. It looks stunning, bares the security of a business device, and packs the punch of a gaming machine. This means a huge amount of people can contribute from the not[...]
- Thin and light outfit
- Strong aluminum chassis
- Covers 91% of the sRGB color gamut and has accurate color representation with our Gaming and Web design profile (MNG007DA1-4 (LEN8A97))
- High resolution and 16:10 aspect ratio (MNG007DA1-4 (LEN8A97))
- No PWM (MNG007DA1-4 (LEN8A97))
- SD card slot
- Great performance for its class
- IR face recognition + fingerprint reader
- NVIDIA Studio drivers
- CPU gets toasty during long loads
- No HDMI connector