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.

Check out all Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 7 prices and configurations in our Specs System, or read more in our In-Depth review.

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.

2. Battery

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.

Check out all Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 7 prices and configurations in our Specs System, or read more in our In-Depth review.

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga (7th Gen, 2022) in-depth review

  The ThinkPad X1 series is one of the most well-established business laptop lineups on the market. It features only premium machines and is home to unique devices like the ThinkPad X1 Nano, and the ThinkPad X1 Fold - the world's first foldable business laptop. However, the device of our interest today is a bit more laid back. It is the ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 7, and it has more to it than what meets the eye. Let's start with the obvious - it is a convertible that comes with a touchscreen display. It supports styluses, and even comes with one, which lives inside the base - we'll show you more[...]

Pros

  • 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

Cons

  • Lacks an SD card reader
  • Memory is soldered to the motherboard
  • Average battery life with the OLED panel
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