Inside Lenovo Ideapad 5 (14) – disassembly and upgrade options

This is one of the best ultrabooks for the money, both in terms of built quality and performance. However, upgradability is definitely not one of its strongest points.

Check out all Lenovo Ideapad 5 (14) prices and configurations in our Specs System or read more in our In-Depth review.


1. Remove the bottom plate

A total of 7 Torx-head screws are holding this notebooks bottom panel in place. Interestingly, the back ones remain attached to the plate after you undo them, while the front four can be taken away. So, as soon as you unscrew them, you can start prying the panel from the front left corner, as seen here.


2. Battery

Our unit came with a 57Wh battery pack, although there is a 45Wh unit also available.


3. Memory and storage

Sadly, the memory is soldered to the motherboard, but as we saw on the 15-inch version, the chips will be configured in dual-channel mode if you buy the 8GB or the 16GB version of the notebook. Additionally, it works at 3200 MHz, enhancing the AMD experience. In terms of storage, there are two M.2 slots – one of them fits 2242 units with speeds of PCIe x2, while the other can hold 2280 device, running with 4 PCIe lanes. According to Lenovo, they can work only one at the time, but we can’t confirm that.


4. Cooling system

Cooling-wise, you get not only one, but two heat pipes, and a pretty big fan.

Check out all Lenovo Ideapad 5 (14) prices and configurations in our Specs System or read more in our In-Depth review.

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petio92
petio92
2 years ago

Hello, thank you very much for this disassembly in pictures. I have this computer, I try to have an answer by LENOVO to know if I can extend the memory by installing a second SSD on the free slot. Nobody from LENOVO can give me an answer. When you say : “ In terms of storage, there are two M.2 slots – one of them fits 2242 units with speeds of PCIe x2, while the other can hold 2280 device, running with 4 PCIe lanes. According to Lenovo, they can work only one at the time, but we can’t confirm that.”… Read more »

Joey
Joey
1 year ago
Reply to  petio92

You ever stick another SSD and see? Curious if it’s possible to add a bit more storage or not.

rabh
rabh
10 months ago
Reply to  petio92

se puede expandir????

fadhil
fadhil
2 years ago

Hey i wanna ask, how about if i’m upgrage the ssd? it can add new or i must remove and replace it?

Phil Kennedy
Phil Kennedy
1 year ago

Does the i5 version of this also have the 2nd space for another M2 card ? I have just bought it and waiting for delivery and wish to upgrade the hard drive pace

Leo
Leo
1 year ago

Is it possible to upgrade battery , mine came with the 45w option
I mean there is space and is easy to find a new part to install ?

Yitzhak
Yitzhak
1 year ago

I have this laptop, which comes with the Invidea GeForce MX450. Is there any way to upgrade that to something more robust that fits onto the motherboard? I should have done better research before buying, but that’s water under the bridge. Thank you

Christian
Christian
15 days ago

Hi, my laptop does not turn on and I would like to take out the CMOS battery and can not find it. Could you point out where it is?
Thanks a lot in advance!
Best regards,
Christian

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