How to open Dell Precision 16 7670 – disassembly and upgrade options

CAMM memory, service door, and much more await you inside the Dell Precision 16 7670. This is a proper workstation as far as we can tell.

Check out all Dell Precision 16 7670 prices and configurations in our Specs System, or read more in our In-Depth review.

1. Open the service door

As you can see, this machine comes with a service door. Pry it open with a plastic tool, and you’ll get access to one M.2 PCIe x4 slot.

2. Remove the bottom plate

To continue with the disassembly, undo the six captive Phillips-head screws. Then, pry the bottom panel with a plastic tool, starting from the front corners.

3. Remove the battery

Inside, we find an 83Wh battery pack. To remove it, unplug the connector from the motherboard, and undo the three Phillips-head screws keeping it attached to the

4. Upgrade memory and storage

Here, you can see the new CAMM memory Dell introduced to replace SODIMM. It takes less space but has the downside to be more difficult to upgrade. That’s because it is held in place by four screws, two of which are used to mount the CAMM connector module to the system board. Coincidentally, the same connector is used to put a SODIMM adapter, should you prefer the traditional memory type.

The difference is that you can put up to 128GB of CAMM DDR5 RAM inside the laptop, while SODIMM memory is limited to 64GB, but supports ECC RAM. As far as the storage goes, you get two M.2 PCIe x4 slots, which fit Gen 4 SSDs and support RAID mode.

5. Cooling system

Lastly, the cooling comprises two heat pipes, shared between the CPU and the GPU. They are attached to a long heat sink, which is being cooled down by two beefy fans. Thankfully, the graphics memory and the VRMs are managed by a couple of heat spreaders.

Check out all Dell Precision 16 7670 prices and configurations in our Specs System, or read more in our In-Depth review.

Dell Precision 16 7670 in-depth review

Last year was pivotal for the world of heavy-duty laptops. With the popularisation of 16-inch screens, we saw fewer and fewer 15-inch specimens hit the market. This is how Precision 16 7670 came to fruition.What we can say at first glance is that it received a much-needed redesign. It now looks more modern with its sharp corners and small bezels around its display. Speaking of which, Dell now offers you the opportunity to buy the Precision 16 7670 with a 4K OLED display. Something that is rarely seen by this particular brand.You know, there is one thing that makes workstations excitin[...]


  • Up to 128GB of DDR5 (CAMM) + two M.2 slots
  • Capable hardware
  • Fingerprint reader + optional IR face recognition and 5G connectivity
  • SD card reader + 2x Thunderbolt 4 + HDMI 2.1
  • Packs good security features
  • Great keyboard and touchpad
  • Decent battery life


  • High price
  • No mention of spill-resistance
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