Inside Lenovo V17 Gen 2 – disassembly and upgrade options
This laptop is extremely easy on the budget. Nevertheless, Lenovo has done some black wizardry to make it as high-quality of a product as possible.
Lenovo V17 Gen 2
- Intel Core i3-1115G4
- Intel UHD Graphics Xe G4 (48EU)
- 16GB RAM
- 512GB SSD
1. Remove the bottom plate
To get inside this laptop, you need to undo all 10 Phillips-head screws.
This device is sold with a 38Wh or a 45Wh battery pack. We got the larger one and it lasts for nearly 9 hours of Web browsing, or about 7 hours of video playback.
3. Memory and storage
There is one SODIMM slot that works in conjunction with either 4 or 8GB of soldered RAM. In terms of storage, we got one M.2 PCIe x4 slot. If you opt for the smaller battery pack, you will get a 2.5-inch SATA drive bay.
4. Cooling system
The cooling comprises a single heat pipe, which connects to a medium-sized heat sink. A standard fan blows the heat away from the device.
Lenovo V17 Gen 2 (Intel) in-depth review
Nowadays, the term "low-budget" laptop has been really watered down. There has been a trio of notebooks that really showed the bright sides of owning an affordable device in 2022. They were the HP 470 G8, the Acer Aspire 3 (A317-53), and the Lenovo IdeaPad 3 (17", 2021). Interestingly, Lenovo has gone even further to show that they can shave even more off the end price.This time their effort is called the V17 Gen 2 (or V17 G2 ITL). Indeed, not a very creative name, but we kind of like it for its shortness. Nevertheless, what should be more likable is what we would find inside. In contrast[...]
- 1x SODIMM, 1x M.2 PCIe x4, 1x 2.5-inch SATA (optional)
- Optional fingerprint reader
- 97% sRGB coverage and accurate color representation with our Gaming and Web design profile (AUO B173HAN04.3 (AUO439D))
- No PWM (AUO B173HAN04.3 (AUO439D))
- SD card slot
- Decent performance
- Good battery life
- Plastic build with mediocre quality
- Unstable hinges