HP EliteBook 2730p

Awesome machine, although its getting slow nowadays and lacks certain modern things like USB3. I got it for 30 Euro from a friend, which was good price at tht time (even considering the roughed up condition and the lacking HDD).


Tested and used with Arch Linux and Devuan.
  • HP EliteBook 2730p, 12" convertible
    • Mobile Intel GS45 Express Chipset ICH9M-Enhanced
      • Intel Core2 Duo SL9400, 1.86GHz 17W TDP
      • 1024MB (non-vendor part) + 2048MB DDR2
        • comes with 2GB, up to 8GB supported
      • Toshiba 1.8" 60GB SSD (non-vendor part)
        • comes with 160GB 1.8" HDD
        • uses the pretty uncommon micro SATA connector !
      • Intel GMA X4500HD
        • acceleration $file, 3D $file
    • I/O
      • 12" matte IPS (1280x800) with digitizer
        • digitizer $file (see below), brightness $file
      • Intel® Ultimate N WiFi Link 5300
        • Wi-Fi $file, Bluetooth $file, (killswitch $file)
      • Qualcomm Gobi 2000
        • WWAN $file, GPS $file
      • Modem $file
      • Gigabit Ethernet $file
      • 3 USB 2.0 $file, FireWire $file
      • Headphone $file, Mic/Line-In $file, Speaker $file, Microphone $file
      • VGA $file
      • Express Card $file
      • Dock $file
        • I dont have one :(
      • Card reader $file
      • Fingerprint reader $file
        • no driver
      • Camera $file
    • Power
      • cpufreq via intel_acpi, PHC $file
      • S2R $file, S2D $file
      • 6 Cell battery
        • readily available on ebay, but relatively expensive
        • a clip-under second battery is available, but often very expensive (and sometimes very cheap
      • overall power consumption is around 6-8W
      • ACPI events $file, keys $file (via hp-wmi module)
      • Very silent, runs around 5h with the internal (and another 4h with the external)


Sold in the great freeing-of-space of 2017.
total: 215.52ms (include: 0.73, request: 0.49, trace: 0.24, init: 1.09, load: 0.01, parse: 211.04, menu: 0.95, template: 0.94, minify: 0.04)