Inside HP ZBook Fury 17 G7 – disassembly and upgrade options

As a righteous workstation, this device has a ton of upgrade options to work with.

Check out all HP ZBook Fury 17 G7 prices and configurations in our Specs System or read more in our In-Depth review.


1. Remove the bottom plate and battery

First of all, getting inside of this laptop is extremely easy. Just flick the switch on the bottom panel and slide it away from the chassis. Then comes the battery pack. It has a 94Wh capacity and can be removed by toggling the two sliders on the top.


2. Мemory and storage

Interestingly, beneath it, there is a 2.5-inch SATA drive slot. However, with the appropriate mounts, you can fit two M.2 drives instead of it. Furthermore, here you have another M.2 slot, as well as two RAM SODIMM slots for memory upgrades. That looks plenty, but we are far from over. Before you continue, undo the three Phillips-head screws that have keyboard mountings. Then, undo a couple of connectors seen on the video, and poke a plastic tool through the hole on the right-hand side. This will lift the keyboard, so you can pry it more easily.


3. More underneath the keyboard

Now that you have turned the laptop around, continue prying the keyboard and before you lift it away, make sure you disconnect the two ribbon cables. Underneath it, you will find two more SODIMM slots for memory, as well as one M.2 slot for storage.

Check out all HP ZBook Fury 17 G7 prices and configurations in our Specs System or read more in our In-Depth review.

HP ZBook Fury 17 G7 in-depth review

Today we have one of the most suitable devices to be called a "mobile workstation". It is the ZBook Fury 17 G7, and as the name suggests, has a 17-inch display, and furious hardware. Its maxed-out specs include a Core i9-10885H CPU and a Quadro RTX 5000 Max-Q graphics card. If you want to get all of the goodies of workstation computing, though, you can get the laptop configured with a Xeon W-10855M processor. To say that this platform is new to us would be untrue, as we have previously laid hands on the 15-inch model. It caught our eye because of one thing, and it was its upgrade options. [...]

Pros

  • Up to 128GB of RAM and 10TB of storage
  • Very good thermals
  • 4K IPS panel with 590 nits of max brightness
  • No PWM (AUO AUOCD8C)
  • 100% of sRGB and DCI-P3 coverage (AUO AUOCD8C)
  • Exceptional keyboard and touchpad combo
  • Great battery life
  • Thunderbolt 3, SD card and Smart Card readers + optional IR face recognition and fingerprint reader

Cons

  • Uses "old" hardware
  • Quite pricy
  • Not great color accuracy even after calibration (AUO AUOCD8C)
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