Inside Dell Latitude 15 3520 – disassembly and upgrade options
Here, you get decent upgrade options and a choice of two battery packs.
Dell Latitude 3520
- Intel Core i5-1135G7
- Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 (80EU)
- 8GB RAM
- 256GB SSD
1. Remove the bottom plate
There are 9 captive Phillips-head screws that you need to undo before you pry this laptop’s bottom panel. After that, remove it from the chassis.
Here, you get two battery options. There is a 3-cell 41Wh unit, as well as a 4-cell 54Wh one.
3. Мemory and storage
In terms of memory, there are two SODIMM slots, which support up to 32GB of DDR4 RAM in total, according to Dell. And for the storage, you get one M.2 slot that fits either 30mm or 82mm drives. Additionally, if you get the smaller battery option, you can fit a 2.5-inch SATA device.
4. Cooling system
Cooling-wise, there are two heat pipes, a heat sink, and a fan. Also, there is a small heat spreader over some VRMs.
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- Great upgradability
- Good battery life
- MicroSD card slot and a USB Type-C 3.2 (Gen. 2x2)
- Optional fingerprint reader and IR face recognition
- Uses PWM below 89 nits (our Health-Guard profile fixes that)
- Not a very rigid structure
- Covers only half of the colors in the sRGB gamut