Inside Lenovo Legion Y720 – disassembly, internal photos and upgrade options

As expected, the laptop doesn’t have a dedicated service hatch but the bottom aluminum piece comes off easily and gives access to all of the internals for easy maintenance and upgrade.

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1. Removing the bottom

Just remove all the screws around the bottom and then pry up the plate. There are no hidden bolts. Just be careful with the back side of the panel where the hinges are placed.

2. Storage and memory

The laptop offers a standard 2.5-inch HDD slot and an M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD slot. Our unit came with both slots occupied. The
HDD is manufactured by WD Slim 1TB HDD while the M.2 slot was taken by Samsung’s PM951 drive with 1TB capacity. Of course, the M.2 slot supports the standard 2280 sizes.

As far as the memory is concerned, the motherboard holds two RAM slots supporting up to 32GB DDR4-2400 (2x 16GB) but our unit came with 2x 8GB DDR4-2400 chips.

3. Battery, Wi-Fi and Xbox wireless module

The Wi-Fi card is placed right next to the battery and it’s Intel 3165NGW.

Whereas the battery, it’s under the palm rest area and it’s rated at 60Wh.

Under the M.2 SSD, you can find the wireless Xbox controller.

4. Cooling system

The cooling system looks massive at first glance and it performs pretty well according to our tests. Finally, the Y-series get a decent cooling solution with the two fans separated and connected by two big heat pipes and two huge separated heatsinks.

We also find a small copper plate at the bottom cover for easier heat dispersion.

You can read the full review of the Lenovo Legion Y720 here.

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6 years ago

but the internal sistem says that it has up to 4 RAM Soquets… now i don’t understand ¿¿¿???

6 years ago

Is it possible to know what the model type of the 2 cooling fans ? i can seem to find them online !!!!

Dennis S
Dennis S
5 years ago

Nice to know you can go 32GB on the RAM.
By standard 2.5″ HDD slot, will it take a 9.5mm height drive, or is 7mm the largest it can take?
thx, d.