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HP ProBook 5310m

alaTest has collected and analyzed 58 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the keyboard and battery. The value for money and portability are also appreciated. Many are negative about the touchpad. There are some mixed opinions about the sound.

design, portability, value for money, battery, keyboard

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the HP ProBook 5310m is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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HP ProBook 5310m

 

HP touts the $900 ProBook 5310m as being the world's thinnest full-performance notebook, but its slim form factor doesn't mean limited functionality. The 5310m ultra-portable is burly enough to satisfy demanding business users, and it boasts a price...

Attractive design; strong security and reliability features; reasonable price tag

Only 3.5 hours of battery life on the four-cell model

HP's ProBook 5310m delivers solid performance, a gamut of security features, shock-resistant reliability, attractive industrial design, and a price tag that won’t upset the accountants. We like it a lot!

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Review HP ProBook 5310m Notebook

 

A Really Flat Business Book. HP's ProBook of 13.3 inches addresse

High-end material look; Very good keyboard; Very good application performance; High battery life; Robust lid & hinge unit; Fast hard disk

Smeary surfaces on the touchpad and beside the keys; Loud hard disk; Single gaps; Yielding case; Loose sitting battery

More runtime with sufficient performance is found in Asus' UL30A-QX050V. But also the 13 and 14 inchers of Acer's Timeline range are cheaper and also don't have to hide in regards to workmanship: 4810T, 3810T. If you like the ProBook's aluminum look,...

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HP ProBook 5310m Review

 

HP promises that the new ProBook 5310m is a stylish business notebook that packs performance, battery life, and value inside a thin-and-light 13-inch notebook. Is the ProBook 5310m truly a lust-worthy business laptop, or is it just another black box?...

Excellent build quality and design ; A good price (when pre-configured) ; Nice keyboard and touchpad

No optical drive ; Custom configurations are overpriced ; Limited configuration options

From the first moment I picked up the HP ProBook 5310m to the last minute while writing this review I kept thinking, "Why didn't HP release this ProBook sooner?" Honestly, if HP had released this notebook at the beginning of 2009 then every other SMB...

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HP ProBook 5310m Laptop Review

 

Great industrial design ; Incredibly handy proprietary software

Mouse buttons could be a little bigger ; No eSATA or pass-through USB charging port

The ProBook 5310m's slim, stylish case impresses--and so do its quick-booting, business-friendly apps. Stay tuned for the results of its lab tests.

Editor's Choice!

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HP ProBook 5310m

 

A business-friendly ultraportable with a sleek design, strong performance, and good battery life.

Attractive, durable design ; Strong performance and battery life ; Comfortable keyboard ; Speedy QuickWeb instant-on feature ; Good security software bundle

Mediocre viewing angles ; Poor sound ; No VGA out

Up until now, small businesses with modest IT budgets have faced a difficult choice: purchase an affordable but bulky system targeted at them, or a low-cost consumer ultraportable without the build quality or business-friendly features they require....

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HP ProBook 5310m

 

That's where much of the leap-of-faith taking stops, though. You still get three USB ports, Gigabit Ethernet, and various wireless options, including 802.11n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and options for mobile broadband. For those who carry around digital cameras...

Luxuriously thin and light. Amazing typing and navigating experience. Great battery life on a 41Wh battery. Inexpensive. HP Quick tools are nice add-ons. Environmentally friendly

8-cell battery isn't available yet

The HP ProBook 5310m is one of the sleekest, thinnest SMB laptops in the market, and you don't have to pay an arm and a leg for it.

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Review: HP ProBook 5310m laptop

 

HP first introduced the ProBook 5310m as the "world's thinnest full-performance notebook PC" which is a notable claim for the ProBook line, whose defining characteristic tends to be its price-consciousness. While almost every laptop is "the world's...

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"Design is astonishing but thin screen breaks."

 

This laptop has nice design and excellent key... 

Excellent keyboard, crispy screen, decent battery life

thin screen breaks, not suitable for bussines travel

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HP ProBook 5310m (Core 2 Duo SP9300 2.26GHz, 2GB RAM, 320GB HDD, Windows 7 Professional)

 

For the price you'll be hard pushed to get an equally spec'd lightweight machine with good battery life. Love the keyboard (haven't had any space bar problems) and the screen, anti glare is a personal preference of mine. The lack of an HDMI port is a...

Lightweight, good battery life, great screen, good keyboard, nicely paired with Windows 7

Lack of ambient light sensor for the screen, no HDMI port or esata

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HP ProBook 5310m (Core 2 Duo SP9300 2.26GHz, 2GB RAM, 320GB HDD, Windows 7 Professional)

 

This laptop has nice design and excellent keyboard, performs quite well. The problem is that thin screen breaks even in a protective covering. The repair will then cost you ~ $200. HP should look at this problem.

Excellent keyboard, crispy screen, decent battery life

thin screen breaks, not suitable for bussines travel

Product Specifications

Prepare to be impressed with this incredibly thin and sleek 13.3-inch diagonal HP ProBook 5310m notebook PC at an amazing price. This incredibly sleek notebook has a sophisticated aesthetic with a durable anodized aluminum display enclosure and palm rest. With a 16:9 BrightView HD display, you get improved brightness, contrast and clarity. This notebook PC is packed with a powerful, standard voltage or affordable ultra-low voltage Intel processor, 2 MP webcam with dual-microphone array for clear web conferencing, strong security features to help protect your data, and a stylish, lightweight metal design that redefines notebook style. Integrated HP Mobile Broadband powered by Gobi allows you to conveniently access the Internet, company Intranet, e-mail, and mission critical information in more places than ever before.

Audio Input

Type:Stereo microphone

Audio Output

Type:Sound card

Battery

Run Time (Up To):6.5hour(s)/7hour(s)
Technology:Lithium ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:1MB/6MB

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:8.7in
Height:0.9in
Weight:3.7lbs
Width:12.9in

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:13.3in
Diagonal Size (metric):33.8cm
Max Resolution:1366 x 768
Technology:TFT active matrix
Widescreen Display: Yes

Header

Compatibility:PC
Country Kits:United States
Localization:English
Manufacturer:Hewlett-Packard
Model:5310m
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:HP ProBook

Input Device

Type:Keyboard / Touchpad/Touchpad / Keyboard

Mainboard

Data Bus Speed:1066MHz/800MHz

Miscellaneous

Manufacturer Selling Program:HP Smart Buy

Modem

Cellular Enhancement Protocol:GSM / GPRS / UMTS / EDGE / CDMA 2000 1X EV-DO Rev. A / WCDMA / HSPA / CDMA 2000 1X EV-DO Rev. 0
Cellular Network Supported: Yes
Type:None/Wireless cellular modem

Networking

Data Link Protocol:Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11n (draft 2.0) / Bluetooth 2.1 EDR/IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11b / Gigabit Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Bluetooth 2.1 EDR
Type:Network adapter
Wireless LAN Supported: Yes
Wireless Protocol:802.11 a/b/g/n (draft 2.0) / Bluetooth 2.1 EDR/802.11b/g / Bluetooth 2.1 EDR

Notebook Camera

Camera Type:Integrated

Optical Storage

Type: None

OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows 7 Professional/Microsoft Windows 7 Professional / XP Professional downgrade

Processor

64-bit Computing: Yes
Clock Speed:1.2GHz/2.26GHz
Manufacturer:Intel
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
Processor Number:SP9300/SU2300
Type:Celeron/Core 2 Duo

RAM

Installed Size:2GB
Max Supported Size:4GB
Technology:DDR3 SDRAM

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Software

Microsoft Office Ready:Includes a preinstalled image of select 2007 Microsoft Office suites. Purchase a Medialess License Kit (MLK) to activate the software.

Storage Controller

Type:Serial ATA

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive

Type:Portable

Storage Removable

Type: None

System

Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:160GB/320GB
Notebook Type:Notebook
Recommended Use:Corporate business / Small business/Small business / Corporate business

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:Intel GMA 4500MHD