HP ProBook 650 G4 RAM and SSD upgrade

How to open and change HP ProBook 650 G4 Memory and Solid State Drive or Hard Drive

HP ProBook 650 G4 was released in year 2018 and was designed for business/office use. This laptop features a 15.6-inch display (1366 x 768 or 1920 x 1080), Intel Core i5 or i7 processor, 8GB or 16GB of RAM, and various storage options including solid-state drives. It also has many different ports including USB-C, HDMI, and Ethernet. HP ProBook was built to withstand the wear and tear of business with a durable design and MIL-STD 810G testing. Additionally, it has a fingerprint reader for added security and a backlit keyboard(optional feature) for typing in low-light conditions. Overall, the HP ProBook 650 G4 is a excellent choice for a business laptop that offers a good balance of performance and durability and not only business use, these laptops are great also for home use and often cheaper then commercial machines when you buying second hand.

But time has passed and to be able to use your laptop for another few years you might have to upgrade some components like: RAM or SSD. Upgrading these laptops is relatively easy and does not cost you thousands. Upgrading ProBook 650 G4 is definitely one of the easiest upgrades i have done.


How to open HP ProBook 650 G4

To open HP ProBook you only need standard phillips screwdriver and bit of patience.


Remove all the screws from the back panel(marked with red circles), see image below.

Once all the necessary screws are removed you are ready to lift back cover. When removing back cover take your time and go easy on it that’s just not to break any parts of the laptop. 


Where is HP ProBook 650 G4 RAM and SSD?

Both RAM and SSD are accessible when removing back cover, see image below.

This laptop has 2 x DDR4 RAM slots, one NVMe M.2 Internal Solid State Drive slot and one 2.5” hard drive slot.

SSD = Green

HDD = Yellow

RAM = Red

This HP laptop already had 8GB DDR4 RAM fitted so im going to install additional 8GB, in total there will be 16GB of ram. If your budget and needs are higher then mine were then you can upgrade to 2 x 16GB.

2nd RAM sick what im going to install is: 8GB HMA81GS6MFR8N-UH unbuffered SO-DIMM non-ECC DDR4 2400MHz 260Pin


What kind of SSD HP ProBook 650 G4 supports?

ProBook 650 G4 supports both 2.5” SSD/HHD or NVMe M.2. Reccomended upgrade option would be M.2 SSD and not 2.5” SSD for simple reason of first one to be a lot faster.

This laptop will have 500GB Samsung 980 NVMe M.2 Internal Solid State Drive after upgrade, image below of the new SSD to be fitted.