The brand new Ideapad 5 (15) brings Ice Lake and the GeForce MX350 along with its new naming scheme. Let’s dig inside of it and see what you can change and what you cannot.
1. Remove the bottom plate
All you need to have to get to this device’s internals is a Torx screwdriver and a plastic pry tool. First, undo all 9 Torx-headed screws and then start prying from one of the front edges.
This device comes with three different batteries of choice. The smaller one is a 45Wh unit, the next has 57Wh of capacity, and the third, and largest option, is a 70Wh beast.
3. Memory and storage
Unfortunately, upgradability is a bit poor. All of the memory is soldered to the motherboard, although, it works at 3200 MHz and if you get the 8GB, 12GB, or 16GB options, it will be configured in dual-channel mode. In terms of storage, there is one M.2 slot that supports PCIe x4 drives. Interestingly, if you buy the laptop with some of the smaller battery options, you’ll get a 2.5-inch SATA drive slot, as well.
4. Cooling system
Cooling-wise we have two heat pipes cooling both the processor and the graphics card, and there is a single fan there to blow the heat away from the quite narrow heat spreader.