Inside HP Pavilion 15-cs2000 – disassembly and upgrade options
From the time we had with the Pavilion 15-cs2000, we really got to like it. It has a stylish look, performs well and its battery life is on point.
1. Remove the bottom plate
Well, HP has done it again. Perhaps, the company is running for the best secrecy award or something, because the Pavilion 15-cs2000 is yet another model from this manufacturer that has half of its screws hidden. There are three visible in the user-facing side, while three more are located beneath the back feet. On the bright side, they are of a Phillips-head type.
We were slightly disappointed to see a 41Wh battery in a 15-inch chassis. Nevertheless, the optimizations of this laptop were good enough, so that the users won’t experience too short of battery life.
3. Memory and storage
On the left side of the battery, you can notice the M.2 PCIe x2 slot, which is placed above the 2.5″ SATA drive. On the other side of the machine, you will find two RAM DIMMs that support up to 16GB of DDR4 memory.
4. Cooling system
It is good to see that even on the Pavilion brand, HP has put a dual heat pipe/dual fan setup. Yes, the fans may be on the smaller side, but they cover more heat sink real estate, which definitely should boost thermal efficiency.