One of the most compact and robust ultrabooks on the market has a great price tag and delivers quite the performance. Let’s see how did HP do it.
1. Remove the bottom plate
In all matters straight, the HP Envy 13 (13-aq0000) is easy to disassemble. It is just the fact that you need to remove both of the bottom feet, which makes it more laborious. In addition to the two Torx-head screws, there are 7 Phillips-head ones. Then, pop the panel with a plastic tool, ideally starting from the hinge gaps.
Battery-wise – a 53.2Wh package. Something rather big for a 13-incher.
3. Memory and storage
As we can see from the images, the RAM is soldered to the motherboard, which is petty. However, you have the option to upgrade the storage via a single M.2 NVMe drive slot.
4. Cooling system
Cooling-wise we see something interesting. Only one heat pipe cooling both of the chips. However, the coolest spot is in the middle – where it connects to the heat spreader – a neat solution.