Inside HP Omen 15 (2021, 15-en1000) – disassembly and upgrade options

Looking at this device’s internals reveals a pretty common trait. Two SODIMM slots and two M.2 slots – the unwritten standard for 2021.

Check out all HP Omen 15 (2021, 15-en1000) prices and configurations in our Specs System or read more in our In-Depth review.


1. Remove the bottom plate

To take this notebook apart, you need to undo all 8 Phillips-head screws. Then, pry the bottom panel starting from the front and working your way around the device.


2. Battery

Here, HP uses a 70.9Wh battery pack.


3. Мemory and storage

In terms of memory, there are two SODIMM slots that support up to 64GB of RAM in total, working in dual-channel mode. Storage-wise, you get two M.2 PCIe x4 slots.


4. Cooling system

The cooling solution comprises a total of three heat pipes. Two are shared between the CPU and the GPU, while the third one is dedicated to the graphics card. Also, you can see a couple of heat spreaders cooling down the graphics memory and the VRMs.

Check out all HP Omen 15 (2021, 15-en1000) prices and configurations in our Specs System or read more in our In-Depth review.

HP OMEN 15 (15-en0000, en1000) in-depth review

Last year was a game-changer for HP's Omen brand. They went down the road many others have gone in order to improve their appeal to a broader audience. Instead of the highly recognizable Red and Black design, users were treated to a more subtle metal grey finish. Also, the construction was more flat, and the device lost most of its aggressive lines. We are not sure how this affected HP's sales, but we certainly loved it. Now, they are continuing this trend with their latest device. In fact, it is now one of three Omen laptops released by the American manufacturer, as they now offer a 16-in[...]

Pros

  • High TGP GPUs
  • Strong aluminum chassis
  • Very good battery life
  • 2x M.2 PCIe slots, 2x RAM SODIMM slots in dual channel, Wi-Fi 6
  • Covers 96% of the sRGB color gamut and has accurate color representation with our Gaming and Web design profile (LGD05FE)
  • Snappy panel with quick response times (LGD05FE)
  • No PWM (LGD05FE)
  • SD card slot on board
  • Great input devices

Cons

  • No Thunderbolt (relatively slow USB Type-C port)
  • Low TGP of the GPUs compared to the competition
  • Bendy lid
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