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Inside HP Envy x360 13 (13-ay1000) – disassembly and upgrade options

At this form factor, you shouldn’t expect much in terms of upgradability.

Check out all HP Envy x360 13 (13-ay1000) prices and configurations in our Specs System or read more in our In-Depth review.

1. Remove the bottom plate

To take this laptop apart. You need to remove the back rubber foot. It hides three Phillips-head screws. After you undo them and the two Torx-head ones, you need to pry the bottom panel with a plastic tool.

2. Battery

There is a 51Wh battery inside of the machine. If you need to change the battery down the line, you have to remove 6 Phillips-head screws. Then, unplug the connector, and you will be able to remove the battery from the laptop.

3. Memory and storage

Unfortunately, the memory here is soldered to the motherboard. It comes in configurations of up to 16GB of RAM, working in dual-channel mode. Storage-wise, you get one M.2 PCIe x4 slot.

4. Cooling system

In terms of cooling, there is one heat pipe, a heat sink, and a pretty large fan, considering the size of the notebook.

Check out all HP Envy x360 13 (13-ay1000) prices and configurations in our Specs System or read more in our In-Depth review.

HP ENVY X360 13 (13-ay1000) in-depth review

Recently, Envy has been the most interesting brand in HP's portfolio. It offers sleek notebooks that boast high quality and in some cases - exceptional performance. In a world, where most manufacturers create whole brands dedicated to content creators, HP has just repurposed the one, that was closest to this ideology.Today, we have one such notebook in the form of the Envy x360 13 (13-ay1000). It is a lightweight convertible that packs quite the punch thanks to the use of Ryzen 5000U processors. It is good to know that HP didn't cheap out, as they bring the Zen 3 models that are part of t[...]

Pros

  • Sleek aluminum design with a great feel
  • Covers 96% of sRGB colors (IVO M133NVFC-R6 (IVO857E))
  • Good battery life
  • Fingerprint reader and camera privacy shutter
  • Monstrous performance from the ULV chips
  • MicroSD card slot
  • Sure View (IVO M133NVFC-R6 (IVO857E))

Cons

  • Flexy body
  • Uses aggressive PWM, which is fixed by our Health-Guard profile (IVO M133NVFC-R6 (IVO857E))
  • Not the best viewing angles (IVO M133NVFC-R6 (IVO857E))
  • Memory is soldered to the motherboard