How to open HP ZBook Firefly 16 G9 – disassembly and upgrade options
Regardless of the purpose of the HP ZBook Firefly 16 G9, its upgrade options are top notch. Take a look!
HP ZBook Firefly 16 G9
- Intel Core i5-1245U
- NVIDIA Quadro T550
- 16GB RAM
- 256GB SSD
1. Remove the bottom plate
To access this notebook’s internals, you need to undo 5 captive Phillips-head screws. Then, pry the bottom panel, starting from the back. It will be best to use a plastic tool.
2. Remove the battery
Our configuration is equipped with a 51Wh battery pack. To remove it, unplug the connector from the motherboard, and undo the four Phillips-head screws holding the battery in place.
3. Upgrade memory and storage
Here, the two SODIMM slots are hidden beneath a metal bracket. The maximum supported capacity is 64GB of DDR5 RAM. As for storage, there is one M.2 PCIe x4 slot, which works with Gen 4 SSDs.
4. Cooling system
This notebook’s cooling comprises two heat pipes, shared between the CPU and the GPU. In addition, there is one heat sink, one fan with a decent size, and a heat spreader over the graphics memory.
HP ZBook Firefly 16 G9 in-depth review
Today, we are going to show you the HP ZBook Firefly 16 G9 and we're going to put it through its paces. Essentially, it is part of the ZBook lineup of devices, which consists of pretty much the entire workstation range. In the past, when one was looking for a workstation, he (or she) would have had to settle for a bulky, often times ugly-looking notebook. However, as you know, the hardware had come a long way, and now you can get a very capable machine with a slim form factor. This is exactly what the ZBook Firefly 16 G9 stands for - pro-level performance in a very portable chassis. One[...]
- No PWM (AUO B160UAN03.0 (AUOF49A))
- The spill-resistant keyboard is great for typing
- Wi-Fi 6 and LTE support plus optional super-fast fingerprint reader and IR face recognition systems
- 2x Thunderbolt 4 ports
- Super portable
- 52% sRGB coverage (AUO B160UAN03.0 (AUOF49A))
- The price is high
- Pretty bad performance (again)
- No SD card reader