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HP ProBook 640 G1


This is a powerful HP laptop, better build than the true consumer ones but not a full business model.

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For full specifications see the HP ProBook 640 G1 specifications page.

NameHP ProBook 640 G1
ProcessorIntel Core i7 processor
Intel Core i5 processor
Intel Core i3 processor
Screen14“ diagonal LED-backlit HD anti-glare (1366 x 768)
14” diagonal LED-backlit HD +anti-glare (1600 x 900)
14“ diagonal LED-backlit FHD UWA anti-glare (1920 x 1080)
RAMUp to 16GB
HDD1 TB 5400 rpm HDD
320/500 GB 5400 rpm HDD
500 GB 5400 rpm FIPS HDD
320/500/750 GB 7200 rpm HDD
500 GB 7200 rpm SED (Self Encrypting Drive)
6 Gb/s 128/180 GB SSD
Optical DriveBlu-ray ROM DVD+/-RW SuperMulti DL
DVD+/-RW SuperMulti DL
GraphicsIntel HD Graphics 4600
Optional AMD Radeon HD 8750M
NetworkIntel I218-LM Gigabit Network Connection (10/100/1000 NIC)
Atheros 802.11b/g/n (1×1)
Broadcom 802.11a/b/g/n (2×2)
Intel Centrino Advanced N-6205 802.11a/b/g/n (2×2)
Intel Centrino Advanced N-6235 802.11a/b/g/n
Intel Wireless N-7260 802.11a/b/g/n AC (2×2)

Linux Compatibility

ProcessorWorks (Ubuntu 12.04, Kernel 3.11)
ScreenWorks (Ubuntu 12.04)
HDDNot Tested (replaced with SSD)
Graphics ChipWorks (Ubuntu 12.04)
VGA OutWorks (Ubuntu 12.04) Some issues to handle extended screen
Display PortWorks (Ubuntu 12.04)
Optical DriveNot Tested
SoundWorks (Ubuntu 12.04)
MicrophoneNot Tested
Headphone PortSound Works (Ubuntu 12.04)Mic not tested
Microphone-In PortN/A
EthernetWorks (Ubuntu 12.04)
WirelessWorks (Ubuntu 12.04)
BluetoothNot Tested
WWANNot Tested
USBWorks (Ubuntu 12.04)
FirewireNot Tested
Card ReaderWorks (Ubuntu 12.04)Tested with Cardpeek, not login
WebcamNot Tested
KeyboardNot Tested
TouchPadWorks (Ubuntu 12.04)
Docking StationNot Tested
Suspend/ResumeWorks (Ubuntu 12.04), hibernation not tested


Overall a well functioning Linux laptop when it works, *BUT* I experience random freezes that completely block the system (no cursor movement, no keyboard, no network). I hope that future kernel/driver updates resolve this. Memtest hasn't indicated any memory errors and no indication of specific HW issues.


When it works its great! Hope that Kernel 3.13 will remove freezes.


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