The performance of six Linux distributions on HP Dev One

Following on from last week’s HP Dev One review for the HP laptop that comes preloaded with Pop! _OS of System76 and optimized for a good Linux experience with Fwupd/LVFS support, here are the benchmarks of the HP Dev One while trying out Arch Linux, Ubuntu 22.04, Fedora Workstation 36, openSUSE Tumbleweed and Clear Linux besides installing default of Pop!_OS 22.04.

This week I spent some time trying out the five other Linux distros besides Pop!_OS. These five other modern Linux distributions performed well on the HP Dev One, which is not surprising given that Pop! _OS itself is derived from Ubuntu 22.04, although with a newer kernel various AMD laptop fixes have been put upstream and robust form these days for modern AMD Cezanne laptop support by the main Linux software components.

Installing and testing Ubuntu, Fedora, Arch, openSUSE, and Clear Linux went smoothly and smoothly on HP Dev One. So even if you don’t like Pop! _OS but want to support the HP Dev One to be a major Linux laptop offering at a competitive price and powered by the right choice of the Ryzen 7 PRO 5850U, other Linux distros work well. Other modern Linux distributions with a recent Linux kernel and Mesa should also work fine.

As a reminder, the HP Dev One is equipped with an AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 5850U and uses the integrated Vega graphics card, 16 GB of RAM by default, 1 TB SK Hynix NVMe SSD and a 14-inch 1080p 1000 nit display. Each of the Linux distributions was installed in its stock/out-of-the-box configuration for testing. In addition to looking at raw performance, CPU power consumption and CPU core temperature were also monitored during this benchmarking of the Linux OS on the HP Dev One.


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Steven L. Nielsen