Inside HP ProBook 450 G8 – disassembly and upgrade options
While there are some minor visual changes to this device, it is still the typical ProBook on the inside (which is good).
HP ProBook 450 G8
- Intel Core i5-1135G7
- Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 (80EU)
- 16GB RAM
- 256GB SSD
1. Remove the bottom plate
Thankfully, there are only 5 Phillips-head screws you need to undo before you can pry the bottom panel away from the chassis. Moreover, three of them are captive.
2. Battery, memory, and storage
For this laptop, HP supplies a 45Wh battery pack. On the bright side, there are two RAM SODIMM slots, that can fit up to 32GB of DDR4 memory in dual channel mode. Also, you will find one M.2 slots for NVMe storage.
3. Cooling system
Inside, we see an unimpressive cooling solution, comprising one heat pipe, a medium-sized fan, and a heat spreader.