Inside HP Spectre x360 13 – disassembly, internal photos and upgrade options

Unlike the ultrabooks we’ve tested recently, the HP Spectre x360 13 was a bit tricky to open. Luckily, it wasn’t as bad as the normal Spectre 13.

You can find the available configurations and their prices here:

1. Removing the bottom piece

This one is actually the tricky part. You need to check under the silicone feet for screws as shown in the photo below. Once all bolts are unscrewed, gently pry up the plate.

2. Storage

The laptop offers only an M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD and no 2.5-inch drive since there’s no room for one. The SSD installed on our unit is a Toshiba THNSN5256GPUK with 256GB capacity.

3. Memory, battery and Wi-Fi

All RAM chips are soldered to the motherboard providing 8GB of DDR3L-1866. This means that the device cannot be upgraded further.

The Wi-Fi module is made by Intel with model number 8265NGW.

Despite the small casing, the battery unit appears to be quite big and it’s rated at 57.9Wh, which explains the record-breaking battery runtimes we got in our tests.

4. Cooling system

Surprisingly, the device uses two cooling fans for keeping the chip cool. We’ve got one smaller fan positioned near the back a big one taking care of the heat at the left vent opening on the side.

The full review of the HP Spectre x360 13 can be found here.

You can find the available configurations and their prices here:

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6 years ago

Rossen thanks so much, I could not remove my rear cover to replace the battery until I found your post. I did not know that there were two more screws underneath the rear rubber feat. You saved me from breaking or giving up replacing my dead battery. Thanks again. FYI Here is more info on my saga that you helped me resolve. myHP Spectre x360 Conve 13-w023dx (with USB-C) had an orange blinking light and would not charge. I bought a new power brick thinking it was bad, that was not the problem as that did not solve it. I… Read more »

William Jackson
6 years ago

Thank you. I also almost broke my laptop because I could not get the back off and I did not know about the rear screws under the rear feet

4 years ago

Are the feet destroyed permanently after you take them off?

3 years ago

hi all, what sizes are the screws needed to be unscrewed for battery replacement? thanks