Inside Lenovo ThinkBook 13s Gen 2 – disassembly and upgrade options

Lenovo’s ThinkBook 13s Gen 2 is an impressive machine, which doesn’t come without its disadvantages.

Check out all Lenovo ThinkBook 13s Gen 2 prices and configurations in our Specs System or read more in our In-Depth review.


1. Remove the bottom plate

To take this laptop apart, you need to undo 9 Torx-head screws. Then just pry the bottom panel with a plastic tool and remove it from the chassis.


2. Battery

Here, the battery pack has a capacity of 56Wh which should be plenty for a 13-inch notebook.


3. Мemory and storage

Unfortunately, all of the memory is soldered to the motherboard. Also, the laptop comes in configurations with 8 or 16GB of RAM, which is a downgrade from last year. On the bright side, the modules work at dual-channel. Storage-wise, there is one M.2 PCIe x4 slot.


4. Cooling system

Once again, there is one rather thick heat pipe cooling the CPU, and it ends in two heat sinks, where the heat is dissipated by two differently-sized fans.

Check out all Lenovo ThinkBook 13s Gen 2 prices and configurations in our Specs System or read more in our In-Depth review.

Lenovo ThinkBook 13s Gen 2 (Intel) in-depth review

Obviously, the ThinkBook series is the newest addition to Lenovo's portfolio. And now that they release their second-generation devices, we expect to see some improvements. Today we have the follow-up of the first-ever ThinkBook that we tested. It is appropriately called - ThinkBook 13s Gen 2. It looks like a mild refresh on the outside, but the internals pack the latest and greatest Intel has in the ULV space. Yep, the Tiger Lake architecture is here, and we expect big feats from this little fella, given our experience with the last model. Interestingly, Lenovo went for a display with a 1[...]

Pros

  • Premium all-aluminum build
  • Doesn't use PWM to adjust screen brightness (AUO B133HAN05.9)
  • Covers 97% of sRGB and with our Gaming and Web design profile, the colors become extremely accurate (AUO B133HAN05.9)
  • Good battery life
  • 16:10 display with reasonably high maximum brightness and Dolby Vision support
  • Impressive cooling solution and great performance

Cons

  • No SD card reader
  • Soldered memory
  • High color deviation in the bottom left corner
Subscribe
Notify of
guest
0 Comments
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments

BEST LAPTOPS FOR GAMES

Top 100 Best Laptops for Apex Legends Top 100 Best Laptops for GTA V Top 100 Best Laptops for Red Dead Redemption 2 Top 100 Best Laptops for ARK: Survival Evolved Top 100 Best Laptops for AC: Odyssey Top 100 Best Laptops for AC Valhalla [AnvilNext 2.0] Top 100 Best Laptops for Battlefield 5 Top 100 Best Laptops for Borderlands 3 Top 100 Best Laptops for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Top 100 Best Laptops for CS:GO Top 100 Best Laptops for Cyberpunk 2077 Top 100 Best Laptops for Darksiders Genesis Top 100 Best Laptops for DOOM Top 100 Best Laptops for DOOM Eternal Top 100 Best Laptops for DOTA 2 Top 100 Best Laptops for PES 2021 Top 100 Best Laptops for Far Cry 5 Top 100 Best Laptops for Far Cry New Dawn Top 100 Best Laptops for FIFA 19 Top 100 Best Laptops for FIFA 20 Top 100 Best Laptops for FIFA 21 Top 100 Best Laptops for For Honor Top 100 Best Laptops for Fortnite Top 100 Best Laptops for Gears 5 Top 100 Best Laptops for Halo: Reach Top 100 Best Laptops for Hearthstone Top 100 Best Laptops for League of Legends Top 100 Best Laptops for Metro Exodus Top 100 Best Laptops for Minecraft Top 100 Best Laptops for Need For Speed Heat Top 100 Best Laptops for Overwatch Top 100 Best Laptops for PES 2020 Top 100 Best Laptops for PUBG Top 100 Best Laptops for Resident Evil 2 [RE Engine] Top 100 Best Laptops for Rise of the Tomb Raider Top 100 Best Laptops for Rocket League Top 100 Best Laptops for Shadow of the Tomb Raider Top 100 Best Laptops for Team Fortress 2 Top 100 Best Laptops for The Witcher 3 Top 100 Best Laptops for TC: Wildlands Top 100 Best Laptops for TC: Six Siege Top 100 Best Laptops for Total War: THREE KINGDOMS Top 100 Best Laptops for Warframe Top 100 Best Laptops for World of Tanks