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Cant buy 4530s. Whats the next compatible Probook?

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Today i went to purchase a 4530s and found out that they are not available in market.
So i want to run 10.8.x on a laptop.

What do you guys suggest what would be a compatilble laptop that i can run ML on?

Also i found a 4530s (A6C16PA):
Processor Intel 2ng Gen Core i5 2450M (2.5GHz turbo upto 3.1Ghz)
Display 15.6” WXGA Wide Screen Bright View LED
Memory 4GB 1600Mhz
Hard drive 750GB
Graphic Card 1GB Dedicated Graphics Card

I wont need the Graphics Card but thats the only 4530s model i can find in the whole market.
It has the atheros wifi card. So is this suitable to run ML
Should i BUy this?
 

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Today i went to purchase a 4530s and found out that they are not available in market.
So i want to run 10.8.x on a laptop.

What do you guys suggest what would be a compatilble laptop that i can run ML on?

Also i found a 4530s (A6C16PA):
Processor Intel 2ng Gen Core i5 2450M (2.5GHz turbo upto 3.1Ghz)
Display 15.6” WXGA Wide Screen Bright View LED
Memory 4GB 1600Mhz
Hard drive 750GB
Graphic Card 1GB Dedicated Graphics Card

I wont need the Graphics Card but thats the only 4530s model i can find in the whole market.
It has the atheros wifi card. So is this suitable to run ML
Should i BUy this?

The 4540s is slowly being figured out, but it requires a lot more reading and a few skills to get up an running 100%.

But the 4530s you mention would be a good choice. But just so you known, has (evidently) Radeon AMD graphics, which will only be useable in Windows (on OS X you'll be using Intel HD3K).
 

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But the 4530s you mention would be a good choice. But just so you known, has (evidently) Radeon AMD graphics, which will only be useable in Windows (on OS X you'll be using Intel HD3K).

Thankx for a quick reply.
Are you sure that the wifi will work on the 4530s as i am considering to buy it.

But on the other hand i also want the latest hardware (HD4000)
The 4540s(C1B74PA) i also have in mind has the following specs:
Description:


General Specification

Processor Type Intel® Core™ i5
Processor Speed 2.5 GHz turbo upto 3.1 GHz
Hard drive size 750 GB
Installed RAM 4 GB
Screen size 15.6 Inches
Operating system (Primary) DOS
Detailed Specs

Processor

Processor Type Intel® Core™ i5
Processor Model i5-3210M 3rd Genertion
Processor Speed 2.5 GHz turbo upto 3.1 GHz
Processor Bits 64-Bits
Processor Threads 4
No of Cores 2
Cache 3 MB
Chipset Intel® HM76 Express
Memory

Number of Memory Slots 2 Slots
Installed RAM 4 GB
Maximum memory Up to 16 GB
Type of memory DDR3 SDRAM - 1333 MHz
Storage

Hard drive size 750 GB
Optical Drive Yes
Type of optical drive DVD+/-RW SuperMulti DL
Internal/External Internal
Type of harddrive SATA
Card Reader Yes
Type of memory cards Media Card Reader
Graphics

Dedicated Graphics No
Graphics processor Intel® HD Graphics 4000
Display

Aspect ratio 16:9
Backlight LED backlit
Screen size 15.6 Inches
Screen surface High-Definition HP BrightView Display
Numeric keyboard Yes
Screen resolution 1366 x 768
Touchscreen No
Design

Colors Silver
Dimensions (WxHxD) 14.76 x 10.09 x 1.13 in (37.5 x 25.6 x 2.8 cm)
Weight 2.33 kg
Fingerprint Reader Yes
Backlit keyboard No
Connectivity

3G No
EDGE No
Bluetooth Yes
Type of bluetooth 4.0
LAN Yes
Speed 10/100/1000
Modem No
Wireless/Wifi Yes
Type 802.11 b/g/n
Infrared No
Connectors

DVI out No
USB Yes
USB 2.0 Yes
USB 3.0 Yes
USB Ports (Total) 2
Firewire Yes
eSATA No
HDMI Yes
VGA Output Yes
Power

Battery life Up to 3 Hours
Battery type Lithium Ion
No of cells 6 Cells
Miscellaneous

Camera Yes
No. of effective pixels 1.3 megapixels
Remote Control No
Software

32/64-bit OS 64-Bits
Operating system (Primary) DOS


It has the Atheros Wifi Card( I asked the salesman)

So how much of this laptop wil work on ML.
I read in some posts that the WiFi doesnt work and some say it never will.

So what is your opinion?
 
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Basically that's the same as mine, you will need to read about the Advanced Format hard drive changes but my howto should get you up and running fine. The wifi card needs changing (5 minute job) other than that you're good to go.

Pete
 

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Basically that's the same as mine, you will need to read about the Advanced Format hard drive changes but my howto should get you up and running fine. The wifi card needs changing (5 minute job) other than that you're good to go.

Pete

OK i got the laptop. And followed your guide and it worked with a little changing(Thank You for your Hard Work). Your System Def was MacBook Pro 8,1 with which i got a KP(may be its because i have an i5).
I changed it to 8,2 and it worked like a charm.
All sensors are working fine too (Fan Speed Hard Temp CPU Temp etc.)


What i havent tested is the Multiplier.
and while booting up it says something like "unknown cpu" and "power management may be unsupported and absent at all" something like that. Is it the SSDT?
(because i used everything from your folder "4540s").

The wlan card is a atheros ppd ar5b255. Not Working though
Is there any chance it might work?

And i used ur DSDT too. My ProBook sleeps well and wakes up as well (i lose my touchpad after waking though as you said (any Fix for that yet?))
Audio works fine except that the sound is not loud enough(doesnt matter)

and Bluetooth doesnt work either. Any help on that will be appreciated.

and Thank You again. You and Other People's hard work made it possible.
 
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Take a look through the posts here for more advice/tips on sleep issues/fixes ......

http://www.tonymacx86.com/hp-probook/

I don't need sleep so don't allow it :) the new Touchpad kext from RehabMan is reported to fix and enhance response/problems.

Long term you should be looking at extracting/patching your own DSDT

Glad you got it up and running :D

Pete
 
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