Inside Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga Gen 2 – disassembly and upgrade options

So, the second-gen ThinkPad L13 Yoga has the usual setup on the inside – soldered memory, and one M.2 slot. Take a look!

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1. Remove the bottom plate

There are 9 captive Phillips-head screws that hold this device’s bottom panel in place. Before you pry it up though, remove the stylus from its slot.

2. Battery

Here, the battery pack has a capacity of 46Wh.

3. Мemory and storage

Unfortunately, the memory of this notebook is soldered to the motherboard. There are configurations with 4, 8, and 16GB of RAM, with the latter two options working in dual-channel mode. On the other hand, you get one M.2 PCIe x4 storage slot.

4. Cooling system

As for the cooling, it is nothing more than one heat pipe, a heat sink, and a medium-sized fan.

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  • Aluminum design and great build quality
  • Large arrow keys, RGB backlight, and responsive touchpad
  • 2x SODIMM + 2x M.2 PCIe x4
  • No PWM (MNG007DA1-1 (CSO1600))
  • Full sRGB, and DCI-P3 coverage + 92% Adobe RGB coverage (MNG007DA1-1 (CSO1600))
  • 120Hz refresh rate with fast pixel response times (MNG007DA1-1 (CSO1600))
  • 2x Thunderbolt 4 + MicroSD card slot
  • IR face recognition + fingerprint reader


  • Underperforming CPU
  • Uneven color uniformity
  • Relatively difficult to upgrade
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