This is one of the few old-school notebooks left on the market. It has a service lid for extremely easy upgrades of some core components.
1. Remove the service lid
We are glad to see that Fujitsu thinks about its users. They are one of the few manufacturers to have left the service lid intact. In this case, you need to undo one Phillips-head screw to be able to pop it open.
There, you will find the 45Wh battery pack, which is held in place by a lock slider and nothing more. In terms of upgrade options, you get two RAM SODIMM slots for up to 64GB of memory in dual-channel mode. As for the storage, there is one M.2 slot.
3. Remove the bottom panel
However, if you want to access the rest of the internals, you should undo all the visible screws. Before you start the prying process, make sure to remove the optical drive from its place.
Once you have removed the bottom panel, you will see a 2.5-inch SATA drive bay. Also, there is the cooling solution, which consists of only one heat pipe.
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- Service lid for easy upgrades
- Has an SD card reader and optical drive reader
- Cool under load
- No PWM (LP156WFH-SPD1 (LGD0680))
- Has comfortable viewing angles and good contrast ratio (LP156WFH-SPD1 (LGD0680))
- Covers only 51% of sRGB (LP156WFH-SPD1 (LGD0680))
- Questionable build quality
- Old hardware