The Lenovo Yoga 530 is a portable PC that displays a solid value for money. However, it is not devoid of defects. Among them, the small amount of RAM. Fortunately, it is possible to double it at a lower cost.

Lenovo Yoga 530 AMD Ryzen 5

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We released this morning the test of the Lenovo Yoga 530, a 14-inch ultraportable sold at a particularly attractive price, but with only 4 GB of RAM. As a reader has wisely pointed out, we have not mentioned the possibility of easily expanding the amount of RAM. Error we repair here.

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Like many ultraportable PCs, the Yoga 530 is not particularly easy to open, but it is quite possible. On the underside of the chassis, ten "star" screws are first removed – be careful, you need the right screwdriver, in this case a Torx T6.

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Once the ten screws are removed, you must "blow up" the lower part by gently levering with a flat tool. The set comes off easily though. Before accessing the components that interest us here (the RAM and the storage), a last obstacle awaits us: plastic covers which mask the good places. Devoid of screws, they withdraw very simply since it is enough to lift them gently.

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And there, surprise, two sites for RAM are proposed, one of which is completely empty. The first is occupied by a bar of 4 GB brand Samsung (SDRAM DDR4-2666 SO-DIMM format) and you can very simply add a second bar of 4 GB to increase to a total of 8 GB. This amount of RAM is largely sufficient for a laptop PC primarily dedicated to office use.

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DDR4-2666 4GB Sodimm

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Toshiba OCZ RC100 240 GB

Operation of the price table

The price offers are listed in ascending order of price. Prices shown are inclusive of VAT (all taxes included). The posted shipping price is the cheapest offered by the merchant. Numerical references in its price tables merchants wishing to be present on the condition of displaying prices with VAT (including all taxes included) and to present an excellent level of quality of service and customer satisfaction. This listing is paid. Our price tables are not exhaustive on all offers and merchants on the market. The offers in the price tables are updated daily and several times a day for some shops.

Finally, be aware that it is also possible to easily replace the SSD, if by accident the basic 128 GB you feel right. The latter, however, is in an unusual format (M.2 2242) and this involves reinstalling your operating system or performing a clone beforehand. It's up to you to see if the game is worth it and, if so, follow our recent tutorial.

For a few extra tens of euros, the Yoga 530 will undeniably gain in performance!