Inside HP Pavilion Gaming 16 (16-a0000) – disassembly and upgrade options
A budget Omen, or a premium Pavilion? Your choice.
HP Pavilion Gaming 16 (16-a0032dx)
- Intel Core i5-10300H
- NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q
- 8GB RAM
- 512GB SSD
1. Remove the bottom plate
You know the drill. Remove all of the 8 Phillips-head screws and pry your way around the bottom panel with a plastic tool or a guitar pick. Then you should be able to effortlessly lift the panel away of the chassis.
As of the battery, you get a 52.5Wh unit.
3. Memory and storage
This laptop features two SODIMM slots that support 64GB of DDR4 memory in total. Additionally, you can put an M.2 NVMe drive, as well as a 2.5-inch SATA device.
4. Cooling system
Well, HP is clearly reusing the same cooling solution we found on the AMD version of the Pavilion Gaming 15 from last year. It shares two heat pipes between the CPU and the GPU, which finally connect to a pretty long heat sink. Similarly to how Acer and Lenovo used to do back in the day, both fans are placed right next to each other.