Inside Lenovo Yoga Slim 9i (14) – disassembly and upgrade options

Although being an ultrabook doesn’t eliminate the possibility of memory upgrades, this particular device will not give you the opportunity to change or expand your RAM.

Check out all Lenovo Yoga Slim 9i (14) prices and configurations in our Specs System or read more in our In-Depth review.

1. Remove the bottom plate

In order to get to this laptop’s internals, you need to remove its bottom panel. It is held in place by 4 Torx head screws, and three Phillips-head ones, hidden beneath the back rubber foot. After you undo them, pry the panel with a plastic tool.

2. Battery

Here, we can see that most of the space inside is dominated by the 63.5Wh battery pack. By the way, before you start removing anything, unscrew the battery connector from the motherboard.

3. Memory, storage, and cooling system

Unfortunately, there are no memory upgrades for you. Thankfully, though, the soldered RAM is capable of working in dual-channel mode, delivering higher bandwidth, thus better performance. Also, it’s good to see that there is one M.2 PCIe x4 slot for storage upgrades.

As for the cooling, it employs two heat pipes and two very thin fans. Also, you can see that the heat pipes are surrounded by some heat spreaders, which further helps with thermal management.

Check out all Lenovo Yoga Slim 9i (14) prices and configurations in our Specs System or read more in our In-Depth review.

Lenovo Yoga Slim 9i (14") in-depth review

Are you in the market for sleek and premium laptops? Well, the Lenovo Yoga Slim 9i (14) might just be the device for you. To get it out of the way, this laptop also comes by the name of Ideapad Slim 9 (14) in some regions, which in our view is a more suitable name, since it doesn't have a 360° hinge. So, on the point of this being a premium machine, we have to tell you that this is probably the laptop in which Lenovo invested most of its innovation tokens last year. One of the newcomers is the electronic privacy shutter, which has a dedicated toggle switch on one of the sides of the lapto[...]


  • Great build quality with leather, aluminum, and glass all around
  • Three Thunderbolt 4 ports
  • The display doesn't flicker at any brightness level (UHD, AUO B140ZAN01.7)
  • HDR 400 and Dolby Vision support (UHD, AUO B140ZAN01.7)
  • Great for designers with 100% of sRGB coverage and accurate color representation (thanks to our Gaming and Web design profile) (UHD, AUO B140ZAN01.7)
  • Incredible performance for an ultrabook
  • IR face recognition system


  • RAM is soldered to the motherboard
  • The vibration-enabled touchpad is fairly uncomfortable
  • Very limited I/O
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