How to open the HP ProBook 440 G10 – disassembly and upgrade options
HP ProBook 440 G10
- Intel Core i5-1335U
- Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 (80EU)
- 8GB RAM
- 256GB SSD
1. Remove the Bottom Plate
– Ensure the laptop is powered off and unplugged from any power source.
– Use a Phillips-head screwdriver to unscrew the 5 captive screws securing the bottom plate. Since these are captive screws, they will stay attached to the bottom panel, so you can’t lose them.
– Begin the prying process around the hinge area using a plastic tool, working your way around the edges to lift the plate off.
2. Battery Removal
– Prior to working with other components, disconnect the battery connector from the motherboard.
– Unscrew the 4 Phillips-head screws that hold the 51.3Wh battery in place.
– Carefully lift the battery to remove it.
Note: This battery offers up to 9 hours and 5 minutes of web browsing or roughly 7 hours and 42 minutes of video playback.
3. Accessing and Upgrading the RAM
– The ProBook 440 G10 has two SODIMM slots for RAM.
– These slots support a maximum of 32GB DDR4-3200MHz RAM.
You can buy DDR4 RAM modules here: Buy from Amazon.com (#CommissionsEarned)
4. Upgrading the Storage
– The laptop comes equipped with two M.2 slots for SSDs.
– The slot located beneath the cooling fan is compatible with Gen 4 SSDs.
– If no LTE card is installed in the laptop, the second PCIe M.2 slot can be accessed.
You can buy Gen 4 M.2 SSD modules here: Buy from Amazon.com (#CommissionsEarned)
5. Overview of the Cooling System
– The HP ProBook 440 G10 has a straightforward cooling system.
– It features a single fan and a single heat pipe to manage thermal conditions.
Hint: Periodically cleaning the fan and renewing the thermal paste can improve the laptop’s performance and lifespan.
To reassemble the device, follow these steps in reverse order, ensuring that all connectors are properly attached and screws are securely fastened.
HP ProBook 440 G10 in-depth review
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- Its keyboard is backlit (option), spill-resistant, and great for typing
- Optional fingerprint reader and IR face recognition
- Good contrast ratio and comfortable viewing angles (AUO AUO559C)
- 2x SODIMM + optional two M.2 PCIe slots for storage
- Doesn’t use PWM (AUO AUO559C)
- Wide port selection
- Great performance in short loads
- Decent battery life
- Covers only 51% of sRGB (AUO AUO559C)
- Lacks an SD card reader
- Most goodies are optional
- Basic cooling solution