Although HP provides good upgrade options on most of their EliteBook devices, the x360 1040 G8 is not one of them.
1. Remove the bottom plate and battery
Taking apart this laptop is as easy as undoing five Torx-head screws and prying the bottom panel with a plastic tool.
In this case, the battery pack has a capacity of 54Wh. Please, make sure you unplug the battery connector before you do anything on the inside.
3. Мemory and storage
Unfortunately, but unsurprisingly, the memory here is soldered to the motherboard. With that said, the laptop comes in configurations including 8, 16, or 32GB of LPDDR4 RAM, all working in dual-channel mode. Storage-wise, there is a single M.2 PCIe x4 slot, hidden by a metal bracket.
4. Cooling system
Looking at the cooling solution, we see two heat pipes leading to a pair of heat sinks. Perhaps the most controversial part of this system is the fans, which are really small and have a very thin profile.
HP EliteBook x360 1040 G8 in-depth review
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- Very good battery life
- Two Thunderbolt 4 ports and an LTE card slot
- Supports PCIe x4 M.2 SSDs
- Doesn't use PWM for brightness adjustment (IVO X140NVFC R0 (IVO8C78))
- IR face recognition + fingerprint reader + a proximity sensor that detects your presence + NFC connectivity
- Optional Sure View system for the privacy of your work (IVO X140NVFC R0 (IVO8C78))
- HP Rechargeable Active Pen inside the box
- Memory is soldered to the motherboard
- Lacks an SD card slot