Processor AMD® APU Ryzen 2500U Processor (2 GHz base frequency, up to 3.8 GHz burst frequency, 6 MB cache, 4 cores)
Chipset AMD CZ FCH
Memory 8GB DDR4 2400 MHz SDRAM --> *Upgraded to 16 DDR 2400 MHz SDRAM
Display 15.6" 16:9 Full HD (1920x1080)
Graphic AMD Radeon® Vega8 with 1GB DDR4 VRAM Built-in Ryzen 2500U
Storage 2.5" 9.5mm SATA 1TB 7200 RPM --> *Upgraded to Samsung 860 EVO SATA SSD 1TB
Card Reader 2 -in-1 card reader ( SD/ SDHC/ MMC)
Camera HP Wide Vision FHD IR Camera with integrated dual array digital microphone
Networking Integrated 802.11b/g/n/ac (2x2) Wi-Fi® and Bluetooth® 4.2 combo
Interface 1 USB 3.1 Type-C™ Gen 2 (Data Transfer up to 5 Gb/s, Power Delivery, DisplayPort™ 1.4, HP Sleep and Charge), 2 USB 3.1 Gen 1 (1 HP Sleep and Charge), 1 HDMI 2.0, 1 headphone/microphone combo
Audio Built-in Speakers And Microphone, Bang & Olufsen
🔗 Linux compatibility as tested on updated Fedora 29
Devices Compatibility Comments
Processor Yes Works out of box. Detected as AMD® Ryzen 5 2500u with radeon vega mobile gfx × 8 (optimization requires xorg-x11-drv-amdgpu)
Display Yes Tested on both Gnome Session and Gnome on Wayland
Storage Yes Works out of box
Graphic Yes Detected as AMD® Raven
HDMI port Yes Works out box (tested on an external HD TV monitor)
Display port Yes Works out box
Sound Yes Works out of box
Microphone Yes Works out of box
Headphone+Microphone combo Yes Works out of box
Wireless Yes Works out of box
Bluetooth Yes Version 4.2
USB Yes Works out of box
Card Reader Yes Works out box
Webcam Yes * Gnome Cheese handles both regular and infrared camera. Need testing for Howdy not currently packaged
Keyboard Yes Works out of box including the support of back-light.
Touchpad Yes Works out of box using macOS method. Tunable to Windows style via Gnome Tweak.
Touchscreen + Stylus Yes Patched on Fedora kernel 4.19.3
Suspend/Resume Yes Works out box.
Memory is upgradable up to 32 GB RAM.
Noticeable gain of performance after upgrading both storage and memory to SSD 1TB and 16 GB RAM.
All test is done on an Design Suite 29 based on Fedora Workstation with nearly out-of-box experience.
A recent fix is applied for bug related to ACPI preventing touchscreen and stylus to properly run.
The battery usage is about 6 hours depending of the usage. Optimization such as powertop is needed to fully maximize power saving.
Microsoft Windows 10 has webcam handling facial authentication via Windows Hello application. The equivalent howdy is yet available on Fedora repository but currently use CLI.