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- QuestionCan we replace 1TB hard drive with ssd ??? I mean, is hdd replaceable with ssd??? Or is there extra slot for ssd addition??? (4 Answers)Answers
Yes you can replace the hard drive. In order to access and replace the 1TB drive you will need a torx T5 I believe, and phillips head screwdriver. You have to do the following 1: Remove all Torx T5 screws from the bottom panel, the torx screws are all of the visible screws on the bottom. 2: There are 2 hidden screws under the rear feet on the bottom, peel up the rear feet (only half of the foot) on the bottom of the laptop (you can just peel half the foot off to access the PHILLIPS head screw), make sure the two screws that are located under the padded feet are backed out all the way. NOTE: THE SCREWS UNDER/INSIDE THE REAR FEET WILL NOT COME ALL THE WAY OUT, THEY JUST BACK OUT FAR ENOUGH TO RELEASE THE BOTTOM PANEL. 3: DO NOT REMOVE THE PADDED FRONT FEET ON THE BOTTOM OF THE LAPTOP, THERE ARE NO SCREWS UNDER THERE. 4: After all screws are released/removed, start with the laptop in your lap upside down where the bottom cover is facing up, and begin pulling the bottom of the laptop off from the back, work your way toward the front. I start around the hinges on each side, once each side pops off around the hinge, you can typically work your way forward. Use a credit card or guitar pick to pop the tabs if you are not wanting to just use your fingers/nails. You will hear the plastic tabs snapping/releasing, this is normal but somewhat alarming if you haven't done it before. Attached is what it looks like when off.
- QuestionWhy are some people switching to solid state drive? Is this laptop really bad wth it's hard drive? What is the major difference between solid state drive and hard drive anyway? (2 Answers)Answers
Answers like this are best researched by yourself on Google. That's what the internet is for - to find information, not to ask a question and expect someone else to answer what you could easily find yourself. That said, SSDs are faster, more expensive, generally smaller storage space (or much higher price), and do have a lifespan (a long one) before they will stop working, being an electronic storage device. The HDD on this computer spins at 7200 RPM which, for a laptop, is quite good - typical of a desktop computer. So if you're happy with the speed you get on a GOOD desktop, this HDD is sufficient. Laptops tend to have slower HDD with 5400RPM for battery efficiency (faster spin = more energy). Basically, unless you're a gamer or really hard-core user with massive spreadsheets/workloads going at once, a normal HDD is just fine. If you want a system with less storage space but a disk drive that is a few SECONDS faster and just want to sound cool that you have a SSD, shell out the bucks for that. Now, in the time it took me to type that VERY basic response, you could have already looked that answer up on Google - and I could have finished my coffee and read the news. Gotta love the people who ask questions (not your question) that are already answered in the product description, like what Generation I7, how big is this, does it have that - had they actually just READ the information on the monitor in front of their faces, it would have taken FAR less time than actually typing out a question and then expecting someone to hold their hand for them. I generally respond, "Read the description". Rude? Yes. Are some people lazy? OH yes!
- QuestionDoes this comes with a PCIe slot for additional SSD installation? TIA. (5 Answers)Answers
Hey CrazyTaz, thanks. I just posted my results on the HP forum. This laptop comes with a m.2 2280 pci-e slot that you can install ssd. I just install the SSD and the laptop recognizes it. I am going to install OS on it. I wish people who doesn't know the answer don't answer. Answering no devalues this laptop. This extra slot, to me is gold, as I can install 2 HDs on it.
- QuestionDoes this have a DVD drive (2 Answers)
- QuestionDoes this laptop have type - C connector for charging and data transfer? (2 Answers)Answers
- QuestionWhats the difference in 25gb hard drive memory vs. 1TB ? What is 1TB i am seeing on most models (5 Answers)
- QuestionName says it's x360, but description says Screen detachable. So can I actually rotate the screen 360' as shown in the Product photos? (4 Answers)Answers
- QuestionDoes this computer have a anti glare screen? (2 Answers)
- QuestionHi. "Overall ", what are the cons of this laptop? And, what was the gold standard device you compare this laptop to for the cons ? (2 Answers)Answers
For a laptop with this price tag, only having 128M of dedicated graphics is a real letdown. Other minor annoyances are only 2 USB ports, no Ethernet port, and lack of a DVD drive, though most thinner laptop these days skip on the disk drive. I would still say if you aren't going to use it for gaming of any kind other than MS Store apps it is a great buy overall. In comparison I did end up returning this and got the HP Pavilion 15 that is essentially the same thing without the tablet mode, but with 2gig of dedicated memory for graphic processing for virtually the same price.
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