Let’s see what’s inside of this year’s XPS 15, and how easy it is to disassemble.
1. Remove the bottom plate
Getting inside this notebook requires the removal of the bottom panel. To do so, you need to undo 8 Torx-head screws and pry the plate from the chassis. Keep in mind you would want to start from the battery-charge indicator on the front side of the device.
In terms of battery, there are two available options. The one that our unit has is a 56Wh 3-cell package, while the bigger one has a capacity of 86Wh and is built out of 6 cells.
3. Memory and storage
Now, where this laptop excels is upgradability. It offers two RAM SODIMM slots, that work in dual-channel mode and support up to 64GB of DDR4 memory in total. Storage-wise, there are two M.2 PCIe x4 slots, and the BIOS settings reveal RAID support.
4. Cooling system
So, this laptop features two heat pipes that cool the CPU, since our model lacks a dedicated graphics card. However, in other images we’ve seen online, there is practically no difference in the size of the heat pipes on a GTX 1650 Ti equipped unit.