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HP Probook 5330M LG717EA

alaTest has collected and analyzed 45 reviews of HP Probook 5330M LG717EA. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviewers really like the screen and portability. The durability and design are also appreciated, but many are critical about the energy efficiency and usability.

performance, design, durability, portability, screen

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the HP Probook 5330M LG717EA is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by: Simon Kohlstock (notebookcheck.net)

Review HP ProBook 5330m-LG724EA Notebook

 

Silver Worker. With the ProBook 5330m, HP is updating the smalles

Stylish design; High quality material choices; Good keyboard (pleasant typing feel, back lit); Matte display; UMTS+ WAN; Many security features; Low weight; Good performance; SSD drive

Poor display (dark, poor contrast); Paltry interface selection; Cheap mouse buttons; No docking station connector

Overall, the HP ProBook 5330m is still a decent and above all good looking subnotebook. Regrettably, HP gives up points thoughtlessly. The HP ProBook 5330m could have done considerably better if HP had just used a better display. The elementary...

Oct, 2011

Expert review by: Allen Ngo (notebookcheck.net)

HP ProBook 5330m-LJ463UT Laptop Review

 

Tough business. The 5330m packs a standard voltage Sandy Bridge Core i5 CPU with a healthy amount of security software, all wrapped in a 13.3-inch magnesium alloy case. See how the features stack up and if this notebook is a worthy successor to the...

Tough chassis; Good CPU performance; Quiet keyboard; Low fan noise (if not stressed)

Mediocre screen quality; Low battery life; Rubbery Touchkeys; Outdoor use could be difficult

The HP 5330m comes with better than expected security software for business users or anyone with sensitive data

Sep, 2011

Expert review by: Jerry Jackson (NotebookReview.com)

HP ProBook 5330m Review

 

The new HP ProBook 5330m looks like the perfect solution for businesses and consumers looking for a powerful, aluminum-wrapped laptop for work and play for less than the price of a MacBook Pro. Is it possible to find a lust-worthy business laptop for...

Excellent build quality ; Solid performance in its class ; Good backlit keyboard

Limited configuration options ; Gets warmer than expected ; Good, but not great battery life

Sep, 2011

Expert review by: Matt Smith (digitaltrends.com)

HP ProBook 5330m Review

 

While slightly more expensive than some other laptops, and handicapped by poor battery life, the HP ProBook 5330m offers a solid combination of hardware and supports it with robust security software.

Taken on its own, the HP ProBook 5330m seems like a reasonable laptop. Business travelers will be pleased by the sturdy construction, matte display and excellent performance

Sep, 2011

Expert review by: Brian Westover (pcmag.com)

HP ProBook 5330M

 

The HP ProBook 5330M merges business-friendly features with an extra dose elegance.

Attractive chassis, keyboard. Robust security options.

Runs hot. Includes no optical drive. Graphics capability is limited.

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Jul, 2011

Expert review by: Loyd Case (pcworld.com)

HP ProBook 5330m: A No-Frills Business Laptop

 

Sometimes you need to buy a boatload of laptops for your staff when they need mobile PCs. HP is hoping its low-cost ProBook 5330m business laptop lineup will fit the bill. Here we look at the $799 version, which strips out some features to hit that low...

Has a very good, matte-finish LCD panel ; Excellent keyboard

No USB 3.0 support ; Lacks built-in optical drive

The ProBook 5330m is a low-cost, attractive business laptop with a great keyboard but few amenities.

Jun, 2011

Expert review by: (engadget.com)

HP ProBook 5330m review

 

We always have to chuckle when laptop makers talk about making business systems look more palatable to the employees toting 'em. After all, it's not like we'...

Jun, 2011

Expert review by: LAPTOP Magazine (laptopmag.com)

HP ProBook 5330m Review

 

The HP ProBook 5330m has many things going for it: strong performance, great looks, awesome audio, strong wireless scores, and best-in-class bundled software in HP Protect Tools. Unfortunately, this laptop's short battery life is a serious drawback for...

Sleek design, Solid performance, Quality audio, Accurate low-light webcam

Below-average battery life, Uncomfortable keyboard, Heavier than 13-inch competitors

Jun, 2011

BUSINESS READY!

Expert review by: Matthew Elliott (computershopper.com)

HP ProBook 5330M

 

If only all trickle-down schemes worked this beautifully. With its sleek lines and thin, two-tone brushed-aluminum chassis, the HP ProBook 5330M has adopted the executive-chic aesthetic of its enterprise-laptop big brother, the EliteBook, and, boy,...

Solid, striking metal chassis ; Moderate price ; Fine productivity-apps speed ; Better-than-average sound

Short battery life ; No USB 3.0 port ; No optical drive

Straddling small-business and enterprise laptops, this ProBook offers solid performance and high style at a very low price. Still, it's missing a few key elements, so know what you're getting—and not—before buying.

Jun, 2011

Expert review by: Chris Barraclough (techradar.com)

HP ProBook 5330m review

 

A powerful ultra-portable laptop with an excellent screen, but it suffers from poor battery life

Sharp, vibrant TFT screen ; Excellent Sandy Bridge performance ; Slim and solid build ; Reasonable speakers

Boxy design ; No dedicated graphics ; Poor battery life ; Keys occasionally don't register presses

Back in the day, business laptops were bulky, ugly crates that could splinter the spine of a fully-grown mountain bear. Thankfully that's all in the past, and now modern business portable PCs are not just slim and light, they're also surprisingly chic,...

Jul, 2011

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:Beats / Beats Audio / HD
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y / Yes
Built-in speakers: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speakers manufacturer:Altec Lansing

Battery

Battery Capacity:41
Battery capacity (Watt hours):41
Battery life (max):4.7 / 4.75 / 5.45 / 5.5 / 5.7 / 5.75 / 5.8
Battery Technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:4

Camera

Front Camera:Y
Swivel webcam: No

Certificates

Energy Star certified: / Yes
EPEAT compliance:Gold
RoHS compliance: Yes
Wi-Fi certified:Y
WiFi certified: Yes

Design

Color of product:Black, Metallic / Black, Silver / Silver
Form Factor:Clamshell
Housing material:Aluminium
Intel segment tagging:Enterprise
Product type:Notebook

Display

3D:N
3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:13 / 13.3
Display number of colors:16.77 / 16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1366 x 768
Display Surface:Gloss / Matt
Full HD: No
HD type:Not supported
LED backlight: Yes
Touch screen: No
Touchscreen:N

Energy Management

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter power:65
Power auto-sensing: Yes

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:N / No / Y
Discrete graphics adapter model: / Intel HD Graphics 3000 / No
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:650
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1100 / 1150 / 1300
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x116
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 3000

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard: Yes
Keyboard backlit:Y / Yes
Keyboard language:English / French
Keyboard Layout:ABC / AZERTY / QWERTY
Keyboard type:ABC / AZERTY / QWERTY
Numeric keypad: No
Pointing device: / Touchpad / Touchpad + Scroll zone
Spill resistant keyboard: Yes
Windows keys: Yes

Memory

Internal memory:2 / 4
Internal memory type: / DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:4 / 8
Memory clock speed:1333
Memory layout:2 x 2
Memory layout (slots x size):2 x 2
Memory slots: / 1x SO-DIMM / 2x SO-DIMM
Memory slots (available):2
Memory upgrade:8

Networking

3G:No / Yes
3G standards:HSPA+
4G:N
Bluetooth:No / Yes
Bluetooth version:2.0+EDR / 2.1+EDR
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Data network:No / Yes
Ethernet LAN:Y / Yes
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Networking features:Gigabit Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet, WLAN / Gigabit LAN, WLAN
Networking topology:Gigabit Ethernet
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n
WWAN: Yes

Operational Conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):10 - 90
Operating relative humidity range:10 - 90
Operating temperature (T-T):5 - 35
Operating temperature range (T-T):5 - 35

Optical Drive

LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Type: / DVD Super Multi DL / No

Other Features

Audio system:Beats / Beats Audio / HD
Battery Type:4-cell (41 WHr) Li-Ion Polymer
Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.3ab
Dimensions (WxDxH):12.9 x 8.86 x 0.992 / 13 x 9 x 1
Display: / LCD / LED
Energy efficiency compliance:
Ethernet interface type:Gigabit
External display:N
Graphics adapter family:Intel
HD-Ready: Yes
Infrared data port: No
Intel visual technologies:Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video / Intel Clear Video HD, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video
Internal modem: No
Manageability features:3D DriveGuard
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
Operating temperature (T-T):41 - 95
Operating temperature range (T-T):41 - 95
Power Requirements:100 - 240V / 100 - 240V AC / 100-240 V
Power supply type:AC/DC
Type:PC
Wake-on-LAN ready: Yes
Weight:4.01
Wireless Technology:Wi-Fi / Wi-Fi, Bluetooth / Wireless LAN, Bluetooth

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y / Yes
Cables included:AC
Handheld remote control: No
Manual: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Performance

TV tuner integrated:No / Yes

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Combo headphone/mic port:No / Yes
DC-in jack:No / Yes
DisplayPorts quantity:1
Docking connector:No / Yes
DVI port: No
eSATA/USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
ExpressCard slot: No
Firewire (IEEE 1394) ports:1
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone outputs:1
Line-in: Yes
Microphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Microphone in:No / Yes
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot:No / Yes
TV out:N
TV out port: No
TV-out:N
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1 / 2 / 3
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter power:65
Power auto-sensing:Y

Processor

Bus type:DMI
Chipset: / Intel QM67 Express
Conflict Free processor:N / No
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):21 / 23 / 25
ECC supported by processor:N / No
FSB Parity: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX:Y / Yes
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1
Motherboard chipset:Intel QM67 Express
Number of processors supported:1
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processor: / I3-2310M / I3-2350M / I5-2520M
Processor boost frequency:2.1 / 3.2
Processor cache:3
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor codename:Sandy Bridge
Processor cores:2
Processor family: / 2nd gen Intel® Core™ i3 / 2nd gen Intel® Core™ i5 / Intel Core i3-2xxx / Intel Core i5-2xxx
Processor frequency:2.1 / 2.3 / 2.5
Processor front side bus:1333
Processor lithography:32
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
Processor model:I3-2310M / I3-2350M / I5-2520M
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i3-2300 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-2500 Mobile series
Processor socket:BGA1023 / Socket 988
Processor technology:Hyper-Threading
Processor threads:2 / 4
Stepping:J1
System bus data transfer rate:5
System bus rate:5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):35
Tjunction:100 / 85

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:32
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y / Yes
Intel AES New Instructions:No / Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:N / No
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: Yes
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: Yes
Intel FDI Technology: Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access: Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider:No / Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology: Yes
Intel My WiFi Technology: Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:No / Yes
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N / Y / Yes
Intel visual technologies:Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video
Intel vPro Technology:No / Yes
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: Yes
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N / Y / Yes
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N / No
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y / Yes
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y
Intel® Insider™:No / Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):Y / Yes
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N
Intel® Smart Cache:Y / Yes
Intel® Smart Response Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / Y / Yes
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y / Yes
InTru™ 3D Technology: Yes
Processor ARK ID:52220 / 52229 / 53438
Processor code:SR048 / SR04S / SR0DN
Processor package size:31 / 37.5
Supported instruction sets:AVX
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes

Security

Cable lock slot:Kensington / No / Yes
Fingerprint reader: Yes
Password protection: Yes
Password protection type:Y
Trusted Platform Module (TPM): Yes

Software

Bundled software:Microsoft Office 2010 Starter / Microsoft Office Starter 2010 / Roxio My DVD 2010 SE / Roxio My DVD 2010 SE, HP ProtectTools Security Manager: Credential Manager, Computrace Pro\nDevice Access Manager, Drive Encryption, Face Recognition, File Sanitizer, Privacy Manager / Roxio My DVD 2010 SE, Microsoft Office 2010
Drivers included: Yes
Operating system architecture:32-bit / 64-bit
Operating system installed: / Linux / Windows 7 Home Premium / Windows 7 Professional
Trial software:Norton Internet Security / Norton Internet Security 2011

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:MMC, SD
Hard disk rotational speed:7200
Hard Drive Capacity:500
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA II
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Hard drive speed:7200
Host interface:Serial ATA II
Number of hard drives installed:1
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:128
Solid-state drive interface:Serial ATA
Solid-state drive interfaces:SATA
Storage media:HDD / SSD
Total Storage Capacity:128 / 500

Technical Details

Intel visual technologies:Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video / Intel Clear Video HD, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:8.86 / 9
Depth (imperial):8.86
Height:0.992 / 1
Height (front):0.992
Height (imperial):0.99
Weight:4 / 4.01
Width:12.9 / 13
Width (imperial):12.9