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HP ProBook 4540s


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For full specifications see the HP ProBook 4540s specifications page.

NameHP ProBook 4540s
ProcessorIntel Core i7-3612QM (3.10/2.1 GHz, 6 MB L3 cache, 4 cores)
Intel Core i5-2450M (2.50 GHz, 3 MB L3 cache)
Intel Core i3-3110M (2.40 GHz, 3 MB L3 cache)
Intel Core i3-2370M (2.40 GHz, 3 MB L3 cache)
Intel Celeron B840 (1.90 GHz, 2 MB L3 cache)
Screen15.6“ 1366×768 Widescreen
RAMUp to 16GB
HDDUp to 750GB
Optical DriveDVD+-RW
GraphicsIntel HD Graphics 4000
Intel HD Graphics 3000
Intel HD Graphics
AMD Radeon HD 7650M
Network10/100/1000 Ethernet
Ralink 802.11b/g/n 1×1
Atheros 802.11b/g/n
Broadcom 802.11b/g/n
Intel 802.11b/g/n (2×2)
Intel 802.11a/b/g/n (2×2)

Linux Compatibility

Optical DriveWorks
Graphics ChipWorks
VGA OutWorks
HDMI OutWorks
Bulti-in MicrophoneWorks
Headphone JackWorks
Microphone JackWorks
BluetoothNot Tested
WWANNot Tested
Card ReaderWorks
Fingerprint ReaderNot Tested
Touch PadWorks
Suspend/ResumeNot Tested


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Najib Muhammad, 2018/11/20 21:25

Webcam is not detected/functioning with cheese on Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS,
Every other thing is functioning.
Please is there a way to fix this I will really appreciate your help.

goblinsky, 2018/10/18 10:26

As of Oct 2018:
* WIFI works OOTB.
* WIFI button: works.
* Shutdown/reboot: broken in Manjaro (reboots after shutdown but works in Ubuntu since 18.04).
* FN functions (sleep, brightness, volume): all OK

me, 2016/12/22 23:01

this thing is crap! as of 2016, ubuntu 15-16 suffer from wifi issues (havent tried earlier versions but lot of complaints around internet). Fedora 20 works. Havent tried the latest fedora.

Ameetkumar, 2016/01/29 18:23

I want to know which linux version will be best for hp probook 4540s

ahmad, 2015/01/20 11:33

i am using zorin 6.2 (based on ubuntu 12.04) every thing work out of the box except for:
-the fingerprint can't make it to work (it has problems with me in win7 too)
- the amd driver has to be installed manually

for battery use jubitor or tpl or similars this will improve the battery very much

don't try kernel updates as you will suffer to reinstall the gpu drivers all over again in a harder way

concolution :this laptop is perfect except for the points i mentioned earlier
- very stable - i haven't reinstalled the os over a year although i tried and installed tons of programs in it (for me the most os lived with me was win xp for 6 months with no touch just use internet and no installing programs or any thing)

muslim, 2014/08/16 19:51

this laptop is pretty amazing to use like a dual-boot laptop but you need to know how to use Linux or i mean you used it before so you can change the kernel or rebuild some parts of it ! and everything will work fine except (Bluetooth / battery percentage) i love this guy so much .. but if u have much money enough and you know your self you are a geek ! so get to know thinkpad laptops they are very amazing with any kind of distribution you want to use !

Marius David, 2013/11/24 11:47

I tray to run Linux Mint on this laptop I have some problems with it:

1. I have to recompile the driver after kernel updates ( I have a ralink card )
2. The laptop don't shutdown , it just restart.
3. The FN function don't work ( sound , sleep , etc )
4. The wireless button don't work.

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