Inside Lenovo Yoga 7i (14″, 2022) – disassembly and upgrade options

Upgradability is probably one of Yoga 7i (14″, 2022)’s worst traits. However, it makes it up in other sections.

Check out all Lenovo Yoga 7i (14″, 2022) prices and configurations in our Specs System or read more in our In-Depth review.


1. Remove the bottom plate

To access this laptop’s internals, you’ll need to undo all 7 Torx-head screws, that keep the bottom panel attached. After that, pry it with a plastic tool, and lift it away from the chassis.


2. Battery

You get a 71Wh battery inside. It lasted us for about 11 hours of Web browsing, or 9 hours of video playback. To take it out, unplug the battery connector, and undo all 5 Phillips-head screws.


3. Memory and storage

Unfortunately, the memory here is soldered to the motherboard. However, you get up to 16GB of LPDDR5 RAM, working at 4800 MHz. In terms of storage, there is one M.2 PCIe x4 slot, which fits Gen 4 drives.


4. Cooling system

Lastly, the cooling comprises two heat pipes and a fairly large fan. Furthermore, there is a metal heat spreader on top of the VRMs.

Check out all Lenovo Yoga 7i (14″, 2022) prices and configurations in our Specs System or read more in our In-Depth review.

Lenovo Yoga 7i (14", 2022) in-depth review

One would imagine that after ASUS released its proper gaming tablet, the entire industry will quickly move away from 2-in-1 laptops. While this might become the case in the future, the convertibles feel as strong as ever in the present. At least this is what Lenovo wants us to think about its Yoga 7i (14", 2022).It is a complete redesign over last year (much needed if you ask us), and it has a lot of new things to talk about. Hardware-wise, there is the processor. You are now treated to a 12th Gen Alder Lake CPU from Intel, and you can choose between two U-series and two P-series processo[...]

Pros

  • Good battery life
  • Strong aluminum chassis
  • Decent cooling
  • 98% sRGB coverage + great color accuracy with our Gaming and Web design profile
  • High resolution and 16:10 aspect ratio
  • No PWM
  • IR face recognition + fingerprint reader
  • 2x Thunderbolt 4 + HDMI + MicroSD card

Cons

  • Soldered memory
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devbloggs
devbloggs
1 year ago

hello, is the Nvme drive single or double sided 2230 ? looking to upgrade to a 1Tb double sided 2280

Jason
Jason
10 months ago
Reply to  devbloggs

If you still need it, it is the 2030. I purchased a 2080, and it is too big and I’m going to have to try and send this back.