Inside Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga Gen 3 – disassembly and upgrade options
Unfortunately, upgradeability is not among this laptop’s strengths.
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga Gen 3
- Intel Core i3-1215U
- Intel UHD Graphics (Alder Lake, 64EU)
- 32GB RAM
- 1000GB SSD
1. Remove the bottom plate
To get inside this device, you first need to remove the pen from its housing. Then, undo all 8 captive Phillips-head screws and pry the bottom panel with a plastic tool.
The battery here has a capacity of 46Wh. It lasts for 11 hours of Web browsing, or nearly 7 hours of video playback. It is held in place by 4 Phillips-head screws. To remove it, undo them and unplug the battery connector.
3. Memory and storage
Unfortunately, the memory is soldered to the motherboard. There are configurations with 8, 16, or 32GB of dual-channel DDR4 RAM, working at 3200MHz. Storage-wise, there is one M.2 PCIe x4 slot, which fits 42mm Gen 4 drives.
4. Cooling system
The cooling comprises a single heat pipe, a heat spreader for the VRMs, and the eye of Pegasus from Yu Gi Oh.
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- Included stylus
- IR face recognition + fingerprint reader, privacy shutter, and optional FHD camera
- The display doesn't flicker at any brightness level (BOE NV133WUM-N61 (LEN41A0))
- Thunderbolt 4 and LTE support
- Covers 99% of sRGB and color accuracy is greatly improved with our Gaming and Web design profile (BOE NV133WUM-N61 (LEN41A0))
- Memory cannot be upgraded
- Not the best cooling solution out there
- Very hot bottom panel during intensive loads
- The chassis is not very structurally sound