Inside ASUS VivoBook Pro 14X OLED (M7400) – disassembly and upgrade options
This is one of the most exciting laptops this year. Unfortunately, the situation on the inside shows us that we won’t be able to upgrade the RAM after purchase.
1. Remove the bottom plate
There are 9 Torx-head screws, holding this laptop’s bottom panel in place. After you undo them, pry the panel with a plastic tool and remove it from the chassis.
Inside, we see a 63Wh battery pack. To remove it, undo all 6 Phillips-head screws and unplug the battery connector.
3. Мemory and storage
Although there are configurations with up to 32GB of dual-channel RAM, you won’t be able to upgrade it, since it is soldered to the motherboard. On the bright side, you get one M.2 PCIe x4 slot for storage expansion.
4. Cooling system
Two heat pipes are cooling both the CPU and the GPU. In addition, you get two heat sinks and two fans.
ASUS VivoBook Pro 14X OLED (M7400) in-depth review
Creativity-inspired devices have now merged with daily drivers, gaming laptops, and why not even the mobile workstation industry. And the VivoBook Pro 14X OLED (M7400) is the real-life epitome of what we just said. This laptop looks super low-key but bears so much raw power, that we feel the chassis is going to explode. Why? Because it needs to handle the Ryzen 9 5900HX.However, this makes us really confused. ASUS uses 35W chips for their Intel model (the N7400). AMD also offers 35W iterations of their CPUs, but instead, the manufacturer went for the superior 45W ones. Why then, haven't t[...]
- Great price-to-performance ratio
- Strong aluminum chassis
- 100% sRGB and DCI-P3 coverage + HDR support
- High resolution and 16:10 aspect ratio
- Deep blacks and virtually infinite contrast ratio
- 90Hz refresh rate with fast pixel response times
- Fingerprint reader + MicroSD card slot
- Uses PWM below 95 nits
- 2 out of 3 USB Type-A ports run at 2.0 speeds
- Soldered memory