Inside HP ZBook Firefly 14 G8 – disassembly and upgrade options

The HP ZBook Firefly 14 G8 is a compact mobile workstation that can be ordered with an NVIDIA Quadro GPU. Let’s see the internals of this machine.

Check out all HP ZBook Firefly 14 G8 prices and configurations in our Specs System or read more in our In-Depth review.


1. Remove the bottom plate

To remove the bottom plate, you have to undo five captive Phillips-head screws. Then you can pry the bottom panel with a plastic tool.


2. Battery

The battery has a capacity of 53Wh unit and that seems normal for a compact 14-incher.


3. Memory and storage

In our case, we have two metal brackets. The first one covers the single M.2 slot. The second metal plate covers the soldered memory that works in dual-channel mode. The laptops with a dedicated GPU have two SO-DIMM slots that can be configured with up to 32GB of DDR4-3200MHz memory, while the variants with integrated graphics-only can be configured with up to 64GB of DDR4-3200MHz soldered memory.


4. Cooling system

The cooling solution has two thin heat pipes for CPU and GPU cooling. In addition, there is a single fan and a big cooling plate.

Check out all HP ZBook Firefly 14 G8 prices and configurations in our Specs System or read more in our In-Depth review.

HP ZBook Firefly 14 G8 in-depth review

These days, a mobile workstation is something normal - thanks to technology advancement, we have some fast mobile CPUs and iGPUs that are good enough for such devices. Because of the latest-gen processors from both Intel and AMD, more powerful chips can be fitted in smaller and thinner laptops. Today's case is exactly the same - we got the HP ZBook Firefly 14 G8 which is a compact workstation that can be equipped with an optional NVIDIA Quadro GPU. Years ago, a 14-inch workstation was "mission impossible". This HP device can be configured with Intel Tiger Lake-UP3 CPUs (vPro models are avai[...]

Pros

  • The cooling solution is quiet no matter the load
  • The keyboard is silent and it's spill-resistant at the same time
  • Exceptional battery life
  • Supports up to 64GB of DDR4 memory (iGPU-only based devices)
  • Thin, light, and well-built
  • Great touchpad
  • Optional IR face recognition and fingerprint reader
  • Comfortable input devices
  • Five display variants
  • Doesn’t use PWM to adjust its brightness (LGD06F1)

Cons

  • Most Quadro T500 configurations are a little bit on the expensive side
  • Lacks an SD card reader
  • Most of the goodies are optional
  • The panel isn't color accurate (LGD06F1)
Subscribe
Notify of
guest
0 Comments
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments

BEST LAPTOPS FOR GAMES

Top 100 Best Laptops for Apex Legends Top 100 Best Laptops for GTA V Top 100 Best Laptops for Red Dead Redemption 2 Top 100 Best Laptops for ARK: Survival Evolved Top 100 Best Laptops for AC: Odyssey Top 100 Best Laptops for AC Valhalla [AnvilNext 2.0] Top 100 Best Laptops for Battlefield 5 Top 100 Best Laptops for Borderlands 3 Top 100 Best Laptops for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Top 100 Best Laptops for CS:GO Top 100 Best Laptops for Cyberpunk 2077 Top 100 Best Laptops for Darksiders Genesis Top 100 Best Laptops for DOOM Top 100 Best Laptops for DOOM Eternal Top 100 Best Laptops for DOTA 2 Top 100 Best Laptops for PES 2021 Top 100 Best Laptops for Far Cry 5 Top 100 Best Laptops for Far Cry New Dawn Top 100 Best Laptops for FIFA 19 Top 100 Best Laptops for FIFA 20 Top 100 Best Laptops for FIFA 21 Top 100 Best Laptops for For Honor Top 100 Best Laptops for Fortnite Top 100 Best Laptops for Gears 5 Top 100 Best Laptops for Halo: Reach Top 100 Best Laptops for Hearthstone Top 100 Best Laptops for League of Legends Top 100 Best Laptops for Metro Exodus Top 100 Best Laptops for Minecraft Top 100 Best Laptops for Need For Speed Heat Top 100 Best Laptops for Overwatch Top 100 Best Laptops for PES 2020 Top 100 Best Laptops for PUBG Top 100 Best Laptops for Resident Evil 2 [RE Engine] Top 100 Best Laptops for Rise of the Tomb Raider Top 100 Best Laptops for Rocket League Top 100 Best Laptops for Shadow of the Tomb Raider Top 100 Best Laptops for Team Fortress 2 Top 100 Best Laptops for The Witcher 3 Top 100 Best Laptops for TC: Wildlands Top 100 Best Laptops for TC: Six Siege Top 100 Best Laptops for Total War: THREE KINGDOMS Top 100 Best Laptops for Warframe Top 100 Best Laptops for World of Tanks