This notebook is a budget option that offers quite some upgradability.
1. Remove the bottom plate
Getting inside of this notebook is as easy as undoing 10 Phillips-head screws, and then prying the bottom panel with a plastic tool.
Once inside, you will notice that the laptop is powered by a 42Wh battery pack. Interestingly, there is a metal retention bracket that not only holds the battery in place but also acts as a support to the structure of the chassis. Additionally, you will need to remove it to install a 2.5-inch SATA drive.
3. Memory and storage
There are configurations of the laptop coming with either 4 or 8GB of soldered memory. On top of that, you can upgrade it via the single RAM SODIMM slot, which fits sticks as large as 32GB. As for the storage, there is the aforementioned 2.5-inch SATA drive bay, as well as an M.2 NVMe slot.
4. Cooling system
Cooling-wise, there is one very thin heat pipe, that is responsible for taking those temperatures down. Also, the fan profile looks rather thin. On the bright side, the heat sink is quite large, which may benefit the thermal efficiency of the setup.
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- Adequate pricing
- Reasonably comfortable keyboard with optional backlight
- Lack of PWM (Innolux N156HCA-EAB)
- Expandable memory + M.2 NVMe and 2.5-inch SATA drive slots
- Plethora of colors to choose from
- Optional Wi-Fi 6 and fingerprint reader
- Power limited in long extreme workloads
- Covers only 52% of sRGB (Innolux N156HCA-EAB)
- Two of its three USB Type-A ports are of 2.0 speeds