How to open HP Envy x360 13 (13-bf0000) – disassembly and upgrade options

Almost all convertibles suffer from one common issue – they are pretty lame on upgradeability. While the Envy x360 13 (13-bf0000) does fall in this graph, it’s good to know that its single M.2 slot supports Gen 3 as well as Gen 4 SSDs.

Check out all HP Envy x360 13 (13-bf0000) prices and configurations in our Specs System, or read more in our In-Depth review.


1. Remove the bottom plate

To open this notebook, you need to undo 4 Torx-head screws. Then, pry the bottom panel with a plastic tool, starting from the back.


2. Remove the battery, upgrade memory and storage

Inside, there is a 66.5Wh battery pack. It lasts for 18 hours of Web browsing, or 17 hours of video playback on a single charge. To take it out, undo all four Phillips-head screws, and carefully untangle the speakers’ cable from the bottom part of the battery. Then, unplug the connector from the motherboard, and you will be safe to take it out of the chassis.

Here, the memory comes soldered to the motherboard. The maximum supported amount is 16GB of LPDDR4x RAM. Storage-wise, you get one M.2 PCIe x4 slot, which fits either Gen 3 or Gen 4 SSDs.


3. Cooling system

Despite the 9W CPU, the laptop comes with a decent cooling solution. It comprises a reasonably-sized heat pipe, a fan, and passive cooling elements on the VRMs.

Check out all HP Envy x360 13 (13-bf0000) prices and configurations in our Specs System, or read more in our In-Depth review.

HP ENVY x360 13 (13-bf0000) in-depth review

HP's Envy series is the slightly more affordable cousin of the top-of-the-line Spectre lineup. However, sometimes, the Envy appears to be the better product regardless of the price. Today, we have the Envy x360 13 (13-bf0000). It is a convertible that comes in a 13.3-inch outfit and a 16:10 display. We'll discuss the display options later on, but what you need to know is that there is a 2.8K OLED unit, a WQXGA IPS panel, and a WUXGA IPS screen, which is the default option. Since the "x360" part of the name denominates that the laptop is a convertible, there are some prerequisites that n[...]

Pros

  • Fantastic battery life
  • All-aluminum chassis
  • Decent cooling
  • Full sRGB coverage
  • Accurate colors and a 16:10 aspect ratio
  • No PWM
  • IR face recognition
  • 2x Thunderbolt 4 + MicroSD card
  • Good and quiet performance

Cons

  • Soldered memory and a low maximum of 16GB
  • No stylus inside the box
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