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This is a compatibility guide to running Linux with the HP 630 laptop. If you have the HP 630 and are running Linux on it please consider editing this page or adding a comment below with your compatibility details. By contributing you will help other people running this laptop or trying to make a decision on whether to buy it or not.
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For full specifications see the HP 630 specifications page.
|Processor||Intel Core i5-2540M (2.60 GHz, 3 MB L3 cache)
Intel Core i5-2520M (2.50 GHz, 3 MB L3 cache)
Intel Core i5-2430M (2.40 GHz, 3 MB L3 cache)
Intel Core i5-2410M (2.30 GHz, 3 MB L3 cache)
Intel Core i3-370M (2.40 GHz, 3 MB L3 cache)
Intel Core i3-2350M (2.30 GHz, 3 MB L3 cache)
Intel Core i3-2310M (2.10 GHz, 3 MB L3 cache)
Intel Core2 Duo Processor T6670 (2.20 GHz, 2 MB L2 cache, 800 MHz FSB)
Intel Celeron 925 (2.30 GHz, 1 MB L3 cache, 800 MHz FSB)
Intel Celeron 900 (2.20 GHz, 1 MB L3 cache, 800 MHz FSB)
Intel Celeron T3500 (2.10 GHz, 1 MB L2 cache, 800 MHz FSB)
Intel Celeron T3300 (2.00 GHz, 1 MB L2 cache, 800 MHz FSB)
Intel Pentium P6300 (2.26 GHz, 3 MB L3 cache)
Intel Pentium P6200 (2.13 GHz, 3 MB L3 cache)
Intel Pentium B950 (2.10 GHz, 2 MB L3 cache)
Intel Pentium B960 (2.20 GHz, 2 MB L3 cache)
Intel Pentium B940 (2.00 GHz, 2 MB L3 cache)
Intel Celeron B800 (1.50 GHz, 2 MB L3 cache)
Intel Celeron B710 (1.60 GHz, 1 MB L3 cache)
|Screen||15.6” 1366×768 Widescreen|
|RAM||Up to 8GB|
|HDD||Up to 750GB|
|Graphics||Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 4500MHD
Intel HD Graphics
Intel HD Graphics 3000
AMD Radeon HD 6370M
AMD Radeon HD 7450M
|Network||10/100 or 10/100/1000 Ethernet
|Processor||Tested - OK||Works well with Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2430M CPU @ 2.40GHz|
|Screen||Tested - OK|
|HDD||Tested - OK|
|Optical Drive||Tested - OK|
|Graphics Chip||Tested - OK|
|VGA Out||Tested - OK|
|HDMI Out||Not Tested|
|Sound||Tested - OK|
|Bulti-in Microphone||Not Tested|
|Headphone Jack||Not Tested|
|Microphone Jack||Not Tested|
|Ethernet||Tested - OK|
|USB||Tested - OK|
|Card Reader||Not Tested|
|Touch Pad||Tested - OK|
|Suspend/Resume||Tested - OK|
HP 630 is value for money, quality hardware in cheap price.
If you want to quickly check compatibily of any latest Linux flavour with your laptop try these steps :
On your Windows XP/7 download the utility - “ubootnetin” for creating usb bootable pen-drive, from http://unetbootin.sourceforge.net/
From this utility select your favourite flavour of Linux - like Fedora 17 (32 bit).
Once complete, reboot the system change boot sequence to USB as first bootable device.
You'll see Live Linux on ur screen from pen-drive, proceed & install to your empty partition as usual.
Asking few Quest regarding grub, it'll automatically make dual bootable system.
Remove pen-drive, reboot, change boot sequence as before & njoy Linux !
It works perfectly fine , except connecting to internet using ethernet- it keeps on trying & trying.
Many times it just couldnt connect to ISP, however very rarely it can connect.
Not sure if problem with FireFox, as N/w setting shows dynamically recieved IP & also ping works fine.
Some guys on net suggested KDE works fine, otherwise Linux just rocks!
Enjoy Linux !