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HP EliteBook 8560p


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For full specifications see the HP EliteBook 8560p specifications page.

NameHP EliteBook 8560p
ProcessorIntel Core i7-2620M (2.70 GHz, 4 MB L3 cache)
Intel Core i5-2540M (2.60 GHz, 3 MB L3 cache)
Intel Core i5-2520M (2.50 GHz, 3 MB L3 cache)
Intel Core i5-2450M (2.50 GHz, 3 MB L3 cache)
Intel Core i5-2410M (2.30 GHz, 3 MB L3 cache)
Screen15.6“ 1366×768 Widescreen
15.6” 1600×900 Widescreen
15.6“ 1920×1080 Widescreen
RAMUp to 16GB
HDDUp to 500GB
Optical DriveDVD+-RW
GraphicsIntel HD Graphics 3000
AMD Radeon HD 6470M
Network10/100/1000 Ethernet
Intel Centrino 802.11a/b/g/n
Broadcom 802.11a/b/g/n
Broadcom 802.11b/g/n

Linux Compatibility

Optical DriveYes
Graphics ChipYesVesion tested vas intel only, no AMD radeon card
VGA OutYes
DisplayPortNot Tested
Bulti-in MicrophoneYes
Headphone JackYes
Microphone JackNot Tested
WirelessYesVesion tested vas Intel Ultimate-N 6300
WWANNot Tested
ModemNot Tested
USBYesUSB3 speed was not tested
FirewireNot Tested
Card ReaderNot Tested
ExpressCard SlotNot Tested
Fingerprint ReaderNot Working
Smart Card ReaderNot Tested
Docking StationNot Tested
Touch PadYes
Track PointYes


Info provided here as seen with Fedora 15, 16 and 17


You can enter a summary of how well the HP EliteBook 8560p works with Linux here.


Jabre, 2019/09/08 15:58

Slackware 14.2
Working like a charm…

P.Peter, 2019/03/17 21:41

Microphone Jack, Dock works fine. I have Ubuntu 18.04

Dustin, 2017/01/12 02:15

Couldn't get running with GRUB/GPT.

acejavelin, 2017/02/23 01:25

Make sure BIOS is F60 or higher and turn off UEFI Boot in BIOS

john white, 2017/01/05 02:12

This machine is running with ubuntu 16.04 I just upgraded from 14.04 and my display has been well and truly screwed up. I checked and the automatically installed radeon driver 1was supposed to work. Last night I just left it on (I have found that ubuntu can, rarely, heal itself overnight (its all magic). Today I took a look and everything was dandy, the screen had cleared up and I am a happy camper.

makoto, 2014/09/02 17:06

openSUSE 13.1 - everything works fine out of the box: graphics (Radeon 6470M), wifi, hibernate, fn buttons (brightness level, volume level, prt sc), wifi on/off and mute buttons.

The video card was a bit hot at 64 celsius all the time, but “echo low > /sys/class/drm/card0/device/power_profile” knocked about 15 degrees off.

D. Cherfaoui, 2014/04/05 17:32

I've kubuntu 13.10 installed,
only wifi bouton and bluetooth doesn't work,

Gadgeteer, 2013/11/02 00:39

AMD 6470M works fine.

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