Inside HP ZBook Power G8 – disassembly and upgrade options
HP made one of the best semi-affordable mobile workstations. This particular unit offers decent upgrade options, and for once – it supports RAID mode.
1. Remove the bottom plate
This notebook’s bottom panel is held in place by 5 Phillips-head screws, three of which are captive. After you undo them, pry the bottom panel with a plastic tool, and remove it from the chassis.
The battery capacity here is 83Wh.
3. Мemory and storage
It is advisable that you unplug the battery before you change any parts of the device. In terms of memory, there are two SODIMM slots, which fit up to 64GB of RAM in total. As for the storage, there are two M.2 slots. They can be configured to run at RAID mode, and one of them supports PCIe Gen 4 drives.
4. Cooling system
Cooling-wise, you get two heat pipes, cooling the CPU and the GPU. Additionally, there is another heat pipe, that manages the temperature of both the VRMs and the graphics memory.
HP ZBook Power G8 in-depth review
Little by little, we are assembling the Avengers of mobile workstation computing. And soon, we will be able to determine, which one is the best "affordable" device in this segment. We put affordable in quotes because this term is a little far stretched. Ultimately, it is true if you are into the workstation world, but in regular people's language, it costs quite a fortune.Nevertheless, the HP ZBook Power G8 is a relatively thin and light 15-inch laptop, that packs quite the punch with its Tiger Lake processors, the most powerful of which is the Core i9-11950H. Also, if you need a dedicate[...]
- Great upgradability + PCIe Gen 4 and RAID support
- Lack of PWM (AUO AUOA08B
- 99% sRGB coverage and accurate color representation with our Gaming and Web design profile (AUO AUOA08Bf)
- Good input devices
- Optional IR face recognition, fingerprint reader
- Thunderbolt 4
- Metal chassis with a good build quality
- No SD card reader
- Its CPU could make use of a better cooling policy