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This is a compatibility guide to running Linux with the HP ProBook 4740s laptop. If you have the HP ProBook 4740s 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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|Name||HP ProBook 4740s|
|Processor||Intel Core i7-3612QM (3.10/2.1 GHz, 6 MB L3 cache, 4 cores)
Intel Core i5-3210M (2.50 GHz, 3 MB L3 cache, 2 cores)
Intel Core i5-2450M (2.50 GHz, 3 MB L3 cache)
Intel Core i3-2370M (2.40 GHz, 3 MB L3 cache)
Intel Pentium B970 (2.30 GHz, 2 MB L3 cache, 2 cores)
Intel Celeron B840 (1.90 GHz, 2 MB L3 cache)
|Screen||17.3” 1600×900 Widescreen|
|RAM||Up to 8GB|
|HDD||Up to 750GB|
|Graphics||AMD Radeon HD 7650M|
Atheros 802.11b/g/n WiFi 1×1
Intel 802.11a/b/g/n (2×2)
|Graphics Chip||Some battery issue|
|VGA Out||Not Tested|
|HDMI Out||Not Tested|
|Bulti-in Microphone||Not Tested|
|Microphone Jack||Not Tested|
|Card Reader||Some issue||It works only if boot with a card|
|Fingerprint Reader||Not Tested|
For xubuntu 12.10 it works out of the box. The only problem is power consumption due to graphic card problem ati card /intel chipset with windows I have at least 5 hours of autonomy with xubuntu I have 1h40. In windows the ati card works only when it's necessary, in Xubuntu it works 100% of the time so autonomy is bad and computer is very hot.