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HP Probook 5330M LG717EA

alaTest has collected and analyzed 43 reviews of HP Probook 5330M LG717EA. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviewers really like the keyboard and portability. The durability and design are also mentioned favorably, but many are negative about the usability and battery.

performance, design, durability, portability, keyboard

battery, usability

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 86/100 = 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

At the end of the work day, the HP ProBook 5330m is the kind of business laptop you'll be happy to take home. For just $799 or $899 you get a well-equipped notebook with extremely durable construction, good performance an a nice keyboard with LED...

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: 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'...

Solid build qualityGood performance / security specs for the priceIncludes a 3G radio

4-cell battery doesn't last long on a chargeNo extended battery optionOccasionally stiff keyboard

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

Expert review by: (pcmag.com)

HP ProBook 5330M

 

Measuring a compact 0.99 by 12.91 by 8.86 inches (HWD) and weighing only 3.99 pounds, the ProBook 5330M is easily carried in a laptop bag. The 13.3-inch screen has a resolution of 1,366 by 768, ideal for reading documents, viewing photos, and enjoying...

Attractive chassis, keyboard. Robust security options

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

The components and design of the HP ProBook 5330M are aimed at business users, but the laptop maintains an aurora of elegance.

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
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Product Specifications

Camera

Front Camera: / Yes

Configuration

Convertible: No
DVD Writer: No
Embedded 3G/4G:3G / No
Embedded UMTS:No / Yes
Fingerprint Reader: Yes
Hard Drive Type:Flash Hard Drive / Hard Disk Drive
Remote Control: No
TV Card: No
Video Editing Card: No
Web Cam: Yes

Connectivity

Bluetooth: Yes
Card Reader:2 in 1 Card Reader / Single Card Reader
Firewire: No
TV Output: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes
Wireless LAN: Yes

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Surface:Matt
HD type: No
LED Backlight:Edge LED
LED Technology:Edge LED
Touchscreen: No
True Resolution:WXGA

General Features

Convertible: No
Intel ® Centrino Technology: No
Intel Centrino Technology: No
Media Centre Edition: No
Netbook: No
Operating System Version:Windows 7 Professional
RAM Type:DDR3 SDRAM
Type:Portable

Graphic

Brand of Graphic Chip:Intel
GPU Model (Graphic Card):Intel HD Graphics 3000

Graphics

Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2
Number of displays supported by on-board graphics adapter:2
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x116

Keyboard

Keyboard backlit: Yes

Networking

4G: No

Processor

Chipset Brand:Intel
Chipset Type:QM67
Conflict Free processor: No
ECC supported by processor: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX: Yes
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:16
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):21.3
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1066,1333
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3-SDRAM
Processor:CORE I3 / CORE I5 / Core™ i3 / Core™ i5
Processor Brand:Intel / Intel ®
Processor cache level:L3
Processor cache type:L3 / Smart Cache, L3 / SmartCache, L3
Processor codename:Sandy Bridge
Processor Number:I3-2310M / I5-2520M
Processor Series:Intel Core i3-2300 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-2500 Mobile series
Thermal Design Power (TDP):35

Processor special features

Intel 64: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology: No
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA): No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):No / Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA): No
Processor package size:31 / 37.5