Despite the continuity of the design both on the inside and out, HP provides the owners of the ProBook 450 G7 with a very decent package.
1. Remove the bottom plate
HP has done a great job in terms of ease of access to the internals. You only need to unscrew 7 Phillips-head screws, five of which would stay attached to the panel, so you won’t lose them. After that, gently make your way around the device with a plastic pry tool or a guitar pick.
Battery-wise, you’ll get the same unit from last year with a capacity of 45Wh.
3. Memory and storage
Should you need to upgrade your memory, the maximum is 32GB of DDR4 at 2666 MHz in dual channel mode. Additionally, there are two storage options – an M.2 NVMe slot, as well as a 2.5″ SATA drive slot.
4. Cooling system
The first thing that grabs our attention when we are inside is the cooling solution. HP has utilized two heat pipes – a thinner and a thicker one. Then, they connect to a heat sink, which dissipates the heat thanks to the fan, which blows it away from the side of the machine.