Inside HP Omen 15 – disassembly, internal photos and upgrade options

With HP Omen’s review on the way, we had plenty of time to play around with the notebook and even had the chance to perform a teardown. The disassembly revealed several things, one of which is that the machine is quite easy to take apart. This is quite uncommon for HP laptops as most of them cause quite the hassle when performing an upgrade, for example.

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1. Removing the bottom piece

All you need to do is remove all the screws around the bottom plate. After you do so, take a thin plastic tool or credit card to pry up the keyboard tray as shown on the photo below. Then the lid comes off easily.


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2. Storage options

The Omen 15 doesn’t fall back from its competitors when it comes to storage options as it provides 2.5-inch drive and one M.2 SSD slot. We are yet to see what standard the slot supports – PCIe, SATA or NVMe. Anyway, the connector of the M.2 stick is M-edge key in 2280 size. We are not sure if the final version of the notebook will feature the same HDD, but the unit that we are reviewing right now has a 1TB Toshiba drive.


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3. Other hardware

The motherboard holds two RAM slots and in our case, both are occupied by a 4GB SKhynix chips.

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The closeup photo of the battery says the unit is rated at 61.6Wh (5150 mAh).

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4. Cooling system

As you can see on the photos below, both vents are placed right next to each other and use two separate heat pipes to cool off both chips – the CPU and GPU. The system pushes out the hot air out from the back of the device and it’s strikingly similar to the one on the Lenovo Y700. We hope it will do better than Lenovo’s gaming solution in handling heat, though.

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sakis
sakis
6 years ago

Please inform me about HP Omen 17 w005na storing options. I will buy this laptop and i want to replace the M2 128 GB SSD that it has with a Samsung 950 PRO NVMe M.2 512 GB Solid State.
Is this possible ?

Samuel Ryser
Samuel Ryser
6 years ago
Reply to  sakis

You know now if this works?

oXid_FoX
oXid_FoX
6 years ago

Which screwdriver did you use to open the bottom plate ? I try a Phillips 0 and it seems to small whereas a Phillips 1 is obviously too big…

oXid_FoX
oXid_FoX
5 years ago
Reply to  oXid_FoX

it’s a Phillips 0 with a short tip, not a sharp head (nearly flat)

Henry Castro Gutierrez
Henry Castro Gutierrez
5 years ago

Hi, I’m gonna buy an omen 17. This one comes with 12gb ram – 256ssd. But I would like to upgrade it to 16gb ram and 512gb ssd. Is there a problem? And also, would it be possible to upgrade it to 32gb ram?

Robin
Robin
5 years ago

Hello,

Thank you for your good review.

Can you tell me if the opening of the lid break any kind of “seal of warranty” (like the “warranty void if removed” stickers you have on some components)? Because i want to upgrade RAM of this laptop, but i have a warranty of 3 years on the way..

oXid_FoX
oXid_FoX
5 years ago
Reply to  Robin

There is no seal, only boring clips.

Robin Labaune
Robin Labaune
5 years ago
Reply to  oXid_FoX

Ok, thanks! So i can open it without breaking my warranty? 🙂 And what do you mean by “boring clips”?

TJH
TJH
5 years ago
Reply to  Rossen Pandev

I’ve got the Omen 17t and I’m trying to “pop” the bottom piece off, but not having any luck. I’ve removed the battery, optical drive, and all the screws I can find on the bottom. What is the best way to try to get it to come off?

Joel Fisher
5 years ago

so – can I replace the two 4 MG Memory boards on my Omen 15 -5110 nr with 8 MG boards?

Joel Fisher
5 years ago

and if I can upgrade with 8 Gig boards – do you know the part number?

am369
am369
5 years ago

can I upgrade the video card to a 970m or a 980m

bblond
bblond
5 years ago

Hi, I’ve got the 15 omen with PCIe SSD. I want to add and extra SATA sdd, do you think the slot and adequate support will be there for an simple plug and play?

Subham baidya
Subham baidya
5 years ago

I called hp support and they told me there is no ssd slot in omen 15 ax248tx … please do u know exactly that it have a ssd slot or not …

Subham baidya
Subham baidya
5 years ago
Reply to  Rossen Pandev

No i mean ur unit is the hp omen ax248tx ,right ? Which costs around 80 k …?

Apurva Raj
Apurva Raj
5 years ago

Will adding a M.2 SSD void the warranty?

Apurva Raj
Apurva Raj
5 years ago
Reply to  Rossen Pandev

Okay..and is there any seal that needs to be broken when disassembling the laptop? Like “Warrany void if seal damaged”?

Apurva Raj
Apurva Raj
5 years ago
Reply to  Rossen Pandev

Okay,thanks a lot man 🙂

Aleksei Belgeri
5 years ago

can i upgrade my omen 15, with 2x8gb ram sticks, and an ssd?

Simon
Simon
4 years ago

The backplate is still holding on the middle of the laptop after removing the screws around the border. Is there a screw under the soft middle cap on the backplate ?

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