Inside HP Elite Dragonfly G2 – disassembly and upgrade options

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Unfortunately, the Dragonfly G2 is not the most friendly notebook when it comes to upgradability. However, it has its perks and features, which may make you consider it as your next portable device.

Check out all HP Elite Dragonfly G2 prices and configurations in our Specs System or read more in our In-Depth review.

1. Remove the bottom plate and battery

Getting inside of this notebook is fairly easy. You just need to undo all 5 Torx-head screws, and then pry the bottom panel, starting from the back. Then, just lift it away from the chassis.

2. Battery

As you can see, the battery takes most of the space inside this device and has a capacity of 56Wh.

3. Мemory, storage, and cooling system

Expectedly, the memory here is soldered to the motherboard. On the bright side, HP offers configurations with up to 32GB of dual-channel memory. Storage-wise, there is one M.2 PCIe x4 slot.

In terms of cooling, you get two thin heat pipes, a small heat sink, and a tiny fan, which is surprisingly able to push a ton of air.

Check out all HP Elite Dragonfly G2 prices and configurations in our Specs System or read more in our In-Depth review.

HP Elite Dragonfly G2 in-depth review

The second-generation HP Elite Dragonfly is one of the most secure convertibles on the market. Yes, the price of security and privacy is high, but some scenarios just require such features. Yep, the Sure View system is back, and we really hope that HP has done some improvements to it. Another major feature of this device is actually its size. In fact, it is probably the lightest convertible on the market, weighing only 990 grams. This is tablet territory, guys. But if we have to be comple[…]

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Pros

  • Sub 1kg magnesium chassis
  • More than 10 hours of battery
  • PCIe x4 support
  • Two Thunderbolt 4 ports
  • An HP Pen inside the box
  • Input devices are on point
  • Great speakers
  • WiFi 6 and optional LTE support
  • One of the brightest display we’ve tested (IVO X133NVFF R0)
  • Covers 91% of sRGB (IVO X133NVFF R0)
  • Sure View works as intended (IVO X133NVFF R0)
  • Doesn’t use PWM for brightness adjustment (IVO X133NVFF R0)

Cons

  • RAM is soldered to the motherboard
  • Premium price tag
  • CPU performance is unimpressive
  • The image looks blurry in the middle of the screen on our unit (IVO X133NVFF R0)

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