In terms of upgrade options, you can say that the ThinkPad P15v Gen 2 is a proper workstation.
1. Remove the bottom plate
To take this laptop apart, you need to undo nine captive Phillips-head screws. Then, remove the SIM card tray and pry the bottom panel with a plastic tool.
There is a 68Wh battery pack powering the laptop when it’s not plugged in.
3. Мemory and storage
Thankfully, you get two RAM SODIMM slots for up to 64GB of memory in dual-channel mode. Storage-wise, there are two M.2 PCIe x4 slots, one of which can run Gen 4 drives.
4. Cooling system
And for cooling, you get two heat pipes, a rather large fan, as well as a couple of heat spreaders for the VRMs and the graphics memory.
Lenovo ThinkPad P15v Gen 2 in-depth review
It wasn't long ago when we had the ThinkPad P15v in our office. To be honest, it wasn't anything to brag about, and probably the best thing about it was the UHD IPS display. And today, we are ready with our take on the second generation ThinkPad P15v. In contrast to its predecessor, it features Tiger Lake processors and NVIDIA Quadro graphics cards from the Turing and Ampere architectures.One of the more disappointing things about the last-year model was the performance (due to the lack of [...]Read the full review
- Great upgradability + PCIe Gen 4 support
- Lack of PWM (AUO B156HAN02.1)
- One of the best keyboards out there
- Optional IR face recognition, fingerprint reader, and LTE support
- Thunderbolt 4 + SD card slot
- Cooling leaves more to be desired
- All-plastic build (although of not bad quality)
- Covers only 51% of sRGB (AUO B156HAN02.1)