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HP ProBook 4740s


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For full specifications see the HP ProBook 4740s specifications page.

NameHP ProBook 4740s
ProcessorIntel 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)
Screen17.3“ 1600×900 Widescreen
RAMUp to 8GB
HDDUp to 750GB
Optical DriveDVD+-RW
GraphicsAMD Radeon HD 7650M
Network10/100/1000 Ethernet
Atheros 802.11b/g/n WiFi 1×1
Intel 802.11a/b/g/n (2×2)

Linux Compatibility

Optical DriveYes
Graphics ChipSome battery issue
VGA OutNot Tested
HDMI OutNot Tested
Bulti-in MicrophoneNot Tested
Headphone JackYes
Microphone JackNot Tested
BluetoothNot Tested
ModemNot Tested
Card ReaderSome issueIt works only if boot with a card
Fingerprint ReaderNot Tested
Touch PadYes
Suspend/ResumeNot 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.


German, 2014/08/02 12:21

I used this Notebook with Suse 13.1 and it works very good.

Two things were not so good at start: Fan to loud and Screen brightness could not be set.

Both was easy to solve:
1. The fan is quiet, since I installed the proprietary AMD Catalyst drivers
2. I added acpi_backlight=vendor to the Boot Parameters in Grub via Yast2.

Now everything works great for me-

mevsme, 2013/04/08 13:50

I have Ubuntu 12.10
Everything is great accept touch-pad - I can not disable it with default Ubuntu tools and as designed with double tab in left top corner
Hibernate\Sleep not working by default

WiFi/LAN/Bluetooth/USB/Graphic - is great

Attila, 2013/04/03 08:59

The brightness issue has been soved by a grub/boot parameter.

Attila, 2013/04/03 08:58

WiFi can be made work easily, but the NB body is uncomfortably hot under my left hand, and battery only lasts some 2 hours.
Can not set the display brightness with the approppriate keys, although the response “window” shows the process just like when changing the volume (but this one works).
Others I have tried so far all work!

Attila, 2013/04/05 11:36

status report:
- display brightness issue can be solved with a few google-ing.
- BT doesn't seem to exists at all.
- still very hot, couldn't find any useful reference on the overheating.

Ivan, 2013/01/11 04:43

Doesn't work whith double boot Win8 + Ubuntu 12.04, EFI Boot Loader can't load grub2.

Pavel, 2012/11/22 10:58

repairing - “Ubuntu 12.10”

Pavel, 2012/11/17 11:42

I've just installed ubunutu 10.10 64bit and experiencing following problems :
Installation from DVD failed (block read error - tested with 2 different media) -installation form USB pen drive worked for me
Wifi is not working (AR9565 Wireless Network Adapter)
USBs are not working except one in right bottom corner
NB is hot and fan is always on
When booting I've to go to boot menu a choose ubuntu every time (installed to SSD).
I cannot set different resolution to external monitor (althoug displays are not in mirror mode)
I hope that all problems have some solution, however this only warning that ubuntu 10.10 doesn't work out of the box.

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