Inside HP Pavilion 14 (14-ce3000) – disassembly and upgrade options
We certainly had high expectations for this device. Although it wasn’t able to deliver in some areas, it is good to see that upgradability-wise there is something to talk about.
HP Pavilion 14 (14-ce3000)
- Intel Core i5-1035G1
- NVIDIA GeForce MX130 (2GB GDDR5)
- 8GB RAM
- 512GB SSD
1. Remove the bottom plate
Some typical HP shenanigans going on here. At first, you’ll see only three Phillips-head screws. However, there are two more, hidden beneath the back feet. Thankfully, the rubber feet are easy to detach with a plastic tool. After you locate and remove the screws, you can start prying the bottom plate with a guitar pick.
Sadly, the battery seems to be on the small side, with 41.7Wh of capacity.
3. Memory and storage
Memory-wise, there is one RAM SODIMM slot, which supports up to 16GB of DDR4 memory. In terms of storage, there is a 2.5-inch SATA drive bay, as well as an M.2 NVMe slot.
4. Cooling system
Here, we can see an interesting cooling solution with two heat pipes, a long heat sink, and two small fans.