Inside Lenovo ThinkPad E15 – disassembly and upgrade options
A great business machine, but slightly downgraded from its predecessor when it comes to upgradability.
Lenovo ThinkPad E15
- Intel Core i5-10210U
- Intel UHD Graphics
- 16GB RAM
- 2000GB SSD + 1000GB HDD
1. Remove the bottom plate
In order to get inside of the ThinkPad E15, you need to undo a total of 8 Phillips-head screws. Interestingly, all of them stay attached to the bottom panel afterwards. Then, just pry the panel with a plastic tool.
Supplying power when you’re away from the grid, there is a 45Wh battery.
3. Memory and storage
Upgradability-wise, we feel that this notebook is more than good – an M.2 slot with PCIe x4 and SATA support, as well as a 2.5″ SATA drive bay. In terms of memory – there is only one RAM SODIMM slot – a downgrade from the ThinkPad E590. Nevertheless, it supports up to 16GB of DDR4 memory working at 2666 MHz.
4. Cooling system
As of the cooling – there is a single, rather thin heat pipe. The other components include a fan, and a heat sink, which is also smaller than what we’re used to seeing.