Inside Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 6 – disassembly and upgrade options
In the face of the ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 6, you get a premium laptop that doesn’t really offer much in terms of upgradeability.
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga 6
- Intel Core i5-1135G7
- Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 (80EU)
- 8GB RAM
- 256GB SSD
1. Remove the bottom plate
This laptop’s bottom panel is held in place by 5 captive Phillips-head screws. After you undo them, remove the dedicated stylus from its garage, and pry the panel with a plastic tool.
Here, the battery has a capacity of 57Wh. It lasted us for 15 hours of Web browsing, or more than 11 hours of video playback. If you need to remove the battery, you first have to undo 6 Phillips-head screws.
3. Memory and storage
Unsurprisingly, this laptop’s memory is soldered to its motherboard. On the bright side, you can choose from 8, 16, or 32GB of LPDDR4x RAM, working in quad-channel mode. Storage-wise, there is one M.2 PCIe x4 slot, which supports Gen 4 drives.
4. Cooling system
In terms of cooling, you get a pretty simple setup with one heat pipe and two very small fans. Thankfully, the VRMs are cooled by metal plates.
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- 15 hours of Web browsing on a single charge
- Great input devices
- 98% sRGB coverage and accurate color representation with our profile (AUO B140UAN02.1 (LEN403A))
- Included stylus
- Supports PCIe x4 Gen 4 drives
- Two Thunderbolt 4 connectors (both can be used for charging)
- Wi-Fi 6 support plus optional IR face recognition, fingerprint reader, and 5G support
- Quad-channel memory
- No PWM (AUO B140UAN02.1 (LEN403A))
- Great build quality
- Lacks an SD card reader
- Memory is soldered to the motherboard