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For full specifications see the HP-Compaq 6530s specifications page.
|Processor||Intel Core 2 Duo|
|Screen||14.1” WXGA Widescreen|
|RAM||Up to 4GB|
|HDD||Up to 500GB|
|Graphics||Intel Graphics Media Accelerator X4500|
|Network||Ethernet, 802.11abgn, Bluetooth|
|Sound||Yes||See notes below|
|Card Reader||Not Tested|
|ExpressCard Slot||Not Tested|
To get sound working you need to add the following line to your /etc/modprobe.conf (or your distributions equivalent) file:
options snd-hda-intel model=laptop
The main issue with this laptop is the sound. After making the necessary configuration change it works just fine.