Inside Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 7 – disassembly and upgrade options
Despite the limited upgrade options, you have a choice of up to 32GB of RAM, which is pretty fast too.
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 7
- Intel Core i7-1270P
- Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 (96EU)
- 16GB RAM
- 512GB SSD
1. Remove the bottom plate
The first thing you need to do to get inside this laptop is to remove the stylus. Then, undo all 5 captive Phillips-head screws, and pry the bottom panel with a plastic tool.
Inside, we find a 57Wh battery pack. It lasts for 7 hours and 30 minutes of Web browsing, or less than 5 hours of video playback with the 4K OLED display. To take the battery out, undo the 6 Phillips-head screws that hold it in place and lift it away.
3. Memory and storage
Here, the memory is soldered to the motherboard. You can get a maximum of 32GB of LPDDR5 RAM, working at 5200MHz. Storage-wise, there is one M.2 PCIe x4 slot, working with Gen 4 SSDs.
4. Cooling system
As for the cooling, there is one heat pipe, two tiny fans, and a couple of heat spreaders on the VRMs.
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- Great input devices
- 100% sRGB and 100% DCI-P3 coverage (Samsung ATNA40YN01-0)
- 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
- Great build quality
- Lacks an SD card reader
- Memory is soldered to the motherboard
- Average battery life with the OLED panel