This is one of the lightest laptops ever made. But how big was the tradeoff on the upgradability, though?
1. Remove the bottom plate
Only 5 captive Phillips-head screws are keeping this notebook’s bottom panel in place. After you undo them, pry the panel and lift it away.
The 48Wh battery pack here also seems to be in check with the power efficiency of the CPU.
3. Memory and storage
In terms of memory, you get two configurations – one with 8, and one with 16GB of LPDDR4x memory. Unfortunately, all of it is soldered to the motherboard, and you won’t be able to upgrade it post-purchase. Storage-wise, though, there is one M.2 PCIe x4 drive, that supports 42mm drives.
4. Cooling system
Considering the 9W TDP of the processor, we feel that the single heat pipe is going to provide good-enough cooling.
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- Sub 1 kilogram body made out of carbon fiber and magnesium alloy
- Surprisingly good performance
- Covers 99.5% of the sRGB color gamut, has high maximum brightness, and the color representation is accurate with our Gaming and Web design profile (MND007ZA1-2)
- Doesn't use PWM for brightness adjustment (MND007ZA1-2)
- Good battery life
- Very good input devices
- Two Thunderbolt 4 connectors, Wi-Fi 6, and optional 5G support
- Poor upgradeability
- Limited I/O, making dongles and adapters mandatory
- Tends to get pretty warm under extreme workloads