Although the upgrade options are not bad, there are some cost-cutting measures, that we’re not sure we like.
1. Remove the bottom plate
There are 10 Phillips-head screws that hold this notebook’s bottom panel in place. After you undo them, pry the panel with a plastic tool and remove it from the chassis.
Here, we see a rather small 37Wh battery pack.
3. Мemory and storage
When it comes to memory, this notebook comes with either 4 or 8GB of RAM soldered to the motherboard. Additionally, there is one SODIMM slot that supports up to 32GB of DDR4 memory. Storage-wise, there is a 2.5-inch SATA drive bay, as well as an M.2 PCIe x4 slot. Unfortunately, our unit did not have the accessories needed to connect a 2.5-inch device, so you would have to buy them separately.
4. Cooling system
Lastly, there is the cooling solution. Interestingly, the fan is placed on one side of the device, while the heat sink is located on the other. Respectively, the air is channeled via the boards on the bottom panel we showed you earlier.
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- Fine upgradeability
- Decent cooling solution
- Appetizing price tag
- Can be configured wit capable hardware
- No PWM (N140HCA-EAC)
- Two of the USB ports work at only 2.0 speeds
- No SD card reader
- Covers only 52% of sRGB (N140HCA-EAC)
- No 2.5-inch SATA device connecting hardwear in the box