Inside Lenovo ThinkPad L15 Gen 2 – disassembly and upgrade options
Business devices usually come with some sort of upgrade options. Well, this one comes well prepared and is easy to get inside of.
Lenovo ThinkPad L15 Gen 2
- Intel Core i5-1135G7
- Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 (80EU)
- 8GB RAM
- 256GB SSD
1. Remove the bottom plate
To get inside this notebook, you first need to unplug the SIM card tray. Then, undo all 9 captive Phillips-head screws, and pry the panel open with a plastic tool.
Here, we find a 45Wh battery pack, which lasts for 7 hours of Web browsing, or nearly 6 hours of video playback. To remove it, unplug the battery connector, and remove all three Phillips-head screws, holding it in place.
3. Memory and storage
It is great to see that there are two SODIMM slots for memory upgrades of up to 64GB of DDR4 RAM. Storage-wise, there are two options. The one here involves a secondary board, which houses one M.2 PCIe x4 slot. The other one features an additional 2.5-inch SATA drive bay.
4. Cooling system
Cooling-wise, there is one heat pipe, connecting to a heat sink, where a medium-sized fan blows the heat away from the chassis. It’s also good to see that the VRMs are also being cooled.
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- Quiet under extreme load
- Wi-Fi 6 + 2x SODIMM + 1x M.2 PCIe slot
- PWM-free display (AUO B156HAN02.1)
- IR face recognition + Fingerprint reader + TPM
- Great spill-resistant keyboard
- Thunderbolt 4 + MicroSD card slot + optional LTE support
- CPU gets toasty during long stress
- Covers only 51% of the sRGB color gamut (AUO B156HAN02.1)
- Big bezels around the display
- Average battery life