Inside Dell Latitude 13 5320 – disassembly and upgrade options
As a typical 13-inch business ultrabook, this device doesn’t offer the best upgrade options out there. However, Dell offers quite a lot of different configurations, which should suit pretty much everybody’s needs.
Dell Latitude 5320
- Intel Core i5-1135G7
- Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 (80EU)
- 8GB RAM
- 256GB SSD
1. Remove the bottom plate
This notebook’s bottom panel is held in place by 8 captive Phillips-head screws. After you undo them, pry the panel with a plastic tool, and remove it from the chassis.
Powering the laptop, when it’s away from the plug, there is a large 63Wh battery pack. Keep in mind that this notebook comes with a 42Wh unit as well.
3. Мemory and storage
Unfortunately, the memory here is soldered to the motherboard. However, there are configurations spanning from 4 to 32GB of DDR4 RAM with the smallest option operating at a single channel, while everything from 8GB and above works in dual-channel mode. As for the storage, there is a single M.2 PCIe x4 slot with instructions being labeled on the cooling shroud.
4. Cooling system
Speaking of cooling, Dell has provided two heat pipes. Interestingly, they are attached in a sandwich formation around the tiny heat spreader.
Dell Latitude 13 5320 in-depth review
Although many laptops (especially in the gaming industry) are relying on AMD processors, the business world still aims more towards Intel to provide a hassle-free and secure work environment. Dell and their brand new Latitude 13 5320 are no exception to the trend, as we see the Tiger Lake CPU lineup onboard. Interestingly, though Intel has finally provided a viable base option in the face of the Core i3-1125G4, which is now a quad-core/octa-thread processor. Although it ditches the fast and reliable Iris Xe Graphics G7, we feel that it will provide a more than decent performance for the avera[...]
- A ton of security software
- Doesn't use PWM for brightness adjustment (AUO JM7T2-B133HAN)
- Wi-Fi 6 support, optional LTE connectivity, and an optional Smart Card reader
- Great battery life
- Comfortable keyboard
- Optional fingerprint reader and IR face recognition systems
- Wide I/O, including two Thunderbolt 4 connectors, and a MicroSD card reader
- Covers only 55% of sRGB colors (AUO JM7T2-B133HAN)
- Build quality doesn't match the premium price tag
- Memory is soldered to the motherboard