Dell Latitude E7470 disassembly and SSD, RAM upgrade guide


Screen: 15.6-inch 16:9, 1920×1080 pixel IPS screen
Processor: Intel® Core™ i5-6300U Processor (3M Cache, up to 3.00 GHz)
Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M 2G GDDR5
Memory: 8GB DDR4 2133(2xDIMMs)
Storage: 128GB M.2 SSD
Battery: 4-Cells Lithium-Ion battery
Operating system: Windows 10 Home Basic (64 Bit)
Size: 33.49 x 23.2 x 1.94 cm
Weight: 1.5kg

Latitude E7470’s body is made of magnesium alloy and carbon fiber material, body thickness of 19.4mm, weighs 1.5Kg, for a 14-inch ultrabook, the performance is very good. This notebook support 1366×768, 1600×900 and 1920×1080 optional, if you choose to touch screen, the maximum screen resolution of 2560×1440.

It uses Skylake Intel Core i5/i7 low-voltage processor, built-in two memory slots, support up to 16GB DDR4 memory and 512GB M.2 PCIe SSD. The interface includes three USB 3.0, an SD 4.0 card reader, an HDMI, and an RJ-45 interface, the interface is quite rich, but because the body thickness restrictions, many interfaces are equipped on the rear side of the body.

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Remove the bottom cover by removing eight screws from the bottom cover. You can remove the bottom cover.

Because it uses a built-in battery, so the bottom cover made of a piece of aluminum-magnesium alloy, there are a large number of cooling holes on the bottom cover. The vents are covered with a layer of dust gauze.

When the bottom cover was removed, you can get access to the battery, SSD, RAM, wireless card, CMOS battery, speaker, heat sink and cooling fan.
The WWAN slot is unoccupied. If you want to add NVMe SSD on the slot, you’ll very disappoint. The slot does not support booting only as a data disk.

Latitude E7470 comes with a 4-cell, 55Wh Li-ion battery. Dell part number: J60J5.

The laptop features a 128GB SATA3 M.2 SSD. I have replaced it with a Samsung MZ-VPV5120 SM951 512GB NVMe SSD.

This is AS SSD Benchmark test information.


  1. I thought I would see the processor because is the most important part I wanted to see. Under the CPU I only see graphics card.

  2. Can you please share the procedure how you upgrade the SSD from SATA3 M.2 to NVME PCI-E SSD? I am trying it however it’s not happening seems some changes require in the BIOS setting. can you please share the steps? Thanks


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