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This is a compatibility guide to running Linux with the HP ProBook 4730s laptop. If you have the HP ProBook 4730s 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.
This page is just for discussing using Linux on the HP ProBook 4730s. For a general discussion about this laptop you can visit the HP ProBook 4730s page on LapWik.
For full specifications see the HP ProBook 4730s specifications page.
|Name||HP ProBook 4730s|
|Processor||Intel Core i7-2670QM (2.20 GHz, 6 MB L3 cache)
Intel Core i7-2630QM (2.00 GHz, 6 MB L3 cache)
Intel 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 i5-2430M (2.40 GHz, 3 MB L3 cache)
Intel Core i5-2410M (2.30 GHz, 3 MB L3 cache)
Intel Core i3-2370M (2.40 GHz, 3 MB L3 cache)
Intel Core i3-2350M (2.30 GHz, 3 MB L3 cache)
Intel Core i3-2330M (2.20 GHz, 3 MB L3 cache)
Intel Core i3-2310M (2.10 GHz, 3 MB L3 cache)
Intel Pentium B960 (2.20 GHz, 2 MB L3 cache)
Intel Pentium B950 (2.10 GHz, 2 MB L3 cache)
Intel Pentium B940 (2.00 GHz, 2 MB L3 cache)
Intel Celeron B840 (1.90 GHz, 2 MB L3 cache)
Intel Celeron B810 (1.60 GHz, 2 MB L3 cache)
|Screen||17.3“ 1600×900 Widescreen|
|RAM||Up to 8GB|
|HDD||Up to 750GB|
|Graphics||Intel HD Graphics 3000
Intel HD Graphics for Celeron
AMD Radeon HD 6490M
AMD Radeon HD 7470M
Intel Centrino Advanced-N 802.11a/b/g/n WiFi (2 x 2) and Bluetooth 2.1+EDR Combo
Ralink 802.11a/b/g/n WiFi (2 x 2) and Bluetooth 3.0 + HS Combo
Atheros 802.11b/g/n WiFi (1 x 1) and Bluetooth 3.0 + HS Combo
|Fingerprint Reader||Problems||No drivers as of July 2013|
Some Linux distributions may not be fully compatible with the HP ProBook 4730s. Fedora runs beautifully on this laptop, with the only issue being the Fingerprint Reader, however that is simply due to no Linux driver existing. Ubuntu seems to run into some minor issues, however runs pretty well for the most part. Debian seems to have some WiFi issues, that can easily be rectified once installed.
Linux runs beautifully on this laptop, regardless of which flavor you choose. Keep in mind however, this laptop was not designed with Linux in mind, so there may be some configuration before it runs at 100% with your flavor of Linux.