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HP ProBook 4330s

Introduction

This is a guide to running Linux with the HP ProBook 4330s laptop. This page is just for discussing using Linux on the HP ProBook 4330s. For a general discussion about this laptop you can visit the HP ProBook 4330s page on LapWik.

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Specifications

For full specifications see the HP ProBook 4330s specifications page.

NameHP ProBook 4330s
ProcessorIntel Core i5-2520M (2.50 GHz, 3 MB L3 cache)
Intel Core i5-2450M (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 i3-2310M (2.10 GHz, 3 MB L3 cache)
Intel Celeron B840 (1.90 GHz, 2 MB L3 cache)
Intel Celeron B810 (1.60 GHz, 2 MB L3 cache)
Screen13.3“ 1366×768 Widescreen
RAMUp to 8GB
HDDUp to 640GB
Optical DriveDVD+-RW
GraphicsIntel HD Graphics 3000
Intel HD Graphics for Celeron
AMD Radeon HD 6490M
Network10/100/1000 Ethernet
Ralink 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi

Linux Compatibility

DeviceCompatibilityComments
ProcessorYes
ScreenYes
HDDYes
Graphics ChipYes
VGA OutYes
HDMI OutYes
SoundYes
Bulti-in MicrophoneNot Tested
Headphone JackYes
Microphone JackNot Tested
EthernetYes
WirelessYes
BluetoothYes
WWANNot Tested
ModemNot Tested
USBYes
Card ReaderYes
ExpressCard SlotNot Tested
Fingerprint ReaderNot Tested
WebcamYes
Touch PadYes
Suspend/ResumeYes

Notes

Tested with Linux Mint 12 (Lisa). Resuming from suspend sometimes doesn't resume properly and a hard reboot is required. Happens very seldom.

Summary

Laptop feels somewhat underpowered and disk I/O causes considerable performance degradation. Sound is as can be expected from onboard laptop sound: nearby circuitry can clearly be heard interfering with the sound output and there's an audible hiss (tested on headphone-out). Battery life is very disappointing, and for frequent air travelers the weight may also be an issue.

On the positive side, all components (except the ones I didn't test) seem to be supported out of the box, making for trouble-free installation and use of the laptop.

Author(s)

Juan Rial


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hp_probook_4330s.txt · Last modified: 2012/12/12 01:15 by billg
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