What seemed like a potent machine, proved to be an underwhelming cooling disaster.
1. Remove the bottom plate
While HP has once again tried to fool you by hiding two of its screws, it is good to see that there are only four keeping the bottom panel in place. Two of them have Torx heads, while the other two are of a Phillips type. After you undo them, pry the panel with a plastic tool, and you’re done.
In terms of power away from the plug, there is a 51Wh battery pack.
3. Memory and storage
According to HP’s manual, the laptop can be purchased with up to 16GB of DDR4 memory, but you won’t be able to upgrade it. On the bright side, there is a single M.2 slot that can hold NVMe drives.
4. Cooling system
Here, we see an interesting cooling solution, comprising of one thick heat pipe cooling both the CPU and the GPU. Interestingly, the chips are flanking the fan, which means the heat sink is in the middle.