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HP Probook 5330M LG717EA

alaTest has collected and analyzed 44 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 products in the same category for all reviews. People are impressed by the screen and portability. The durability and design are also appreciated. The energy efficiency and usability get critical views.

performance, design, durability, portability, screen

battery, usability, energy

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

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Expert review by : Chris Barraclough (

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

Expert review by : Loyd Case (

HP ProBook 5330m review


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.

Overall, the HP ProBook 5330m offers few frills, but what it does include is well executed. So if you do need a no-frills unit, this compact, near-£650 unit from HP will bear closer scrutiny.

Jul, 2011

Expert review by : Alan Lu (

HP ProBook 5330m review


HP's latest ultra-portable business laptop may look like an Apple-knockoff, but it's a desirable computer in its own right.

The HP ProBook 5330m would be an excellent ultraportable laptop if only it had the long battery life to go with its sturdy, attractive design and good specification. As such, it's just a good laptop rather than a superb one. If you can live with its...

Sep, 2011

Expert review by : Techworld (

HP ProBook 5330m review


Overall, the HP ProBook 5330m offers few frills, but what it does include is well executed. So if you do need a no-frills unit, this compact unit from HP will bear closer scrutiny.

Jul, 2011

Expert review by : Elias Plastiras (

HP ProBook 5330m business laptop


HP ProBook 5330m review: A $999 business laptop with good build quality and security, but short battery life

Build quality ; Backlit keyboard ; Security

Battery life ; No USB 3.0 ; Feels heavy

We think that the 13.3in ProBook 5330m is a very good notebook overall, thanks to its solid build quality, decent performance, backlit keyboard and useful security features. However, its battery life is too short and it lacks USB 3.0.

Jul, 2011

Expert review by : Matt Smith (

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

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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 : Brian Westover (

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 (

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 : Simon Kohlstock (

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

Product Specifications


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


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


Front Camera: / Yes
Swivel webcam: No


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


Colour of product:Black, Metallic / Black, Silver / Silver
Form factor:Clamshell
Housing material:Aluminium
Intel segment tagging:Enterprise
Product colour:Black, Metallic / Black, Silver / Silver
Product Type:Notebook


3D: No
3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display diagonal:33.8 / 34
Display number of colours:16.77 / 16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1366 x 768
Display Surface:Gloss / Matt
Full HD: No
HD type: No
LED Backlight:Y / Yes
Touch screen: No
Touchscreen: No


Discrete graphics adapter:No / Yes
Discrete graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 3000 / No
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2
Number of displays supported by on-board graphics adapter: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


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


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


3G:No / Y / Yes
3G standards:HSPA+
4G: No
Bluetooth:No / Y / 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 data rates:10,100,1000
Networking features:Gigabit Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet, WLAN / Gigabit LAN, WLAN
Networking topology:Gigabit Ethernet
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11n
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Operational conditions

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

Optical Drive

LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Type:N / No

Other features

Audio system:Beats / Beats Audio / HD
Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3U, IEEE 802.3ab
Dimensions (WxDxH):328 x 225 x 25 / 328 x 225 x 25.2
Display: / LCD / LED
Energy efficiency class:
Ethernet interface type:Gigabit
External display:N
Graphics adapter family:Intel
HD-Ready: Yes
Infrared data port:N / No
Intel visual technologies:Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, 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
Power requirements:100 - 240V / 100 - 240V AC / 100-240 V
Power supply type:AC/DC
Wake-on-LAN ready: Yes
Wireless Technology:Wi-Fi / Wi-Fi, Bluetooth / Wireless LAN, Bluetooth

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:AC
Handheld remote control:N
Quick start guide:Y
Warranty card:Y

Packaging Data

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


TV tuner integrated:No / Yes

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type:N / No
Charging port type:DC-in jack
Combo headphone/mic port:No / Yes
DC-in jack:N / Yes
DisplayPorts quantity:1
Docking connector:N / No / Yes
DVI port:N / No
eSATA/USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
ExpressCard slot:N / 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 / Y / Yes
S/PDIF out port:N / No
SmartCard slot:N / No / Yes
TV Out:N
TV out port:N / No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1 / 2 / 3
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1


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


Bus type:DMI
Conflict Free processor:N / No
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):21 / 23 / 25
ECC supported by processor:N / No
FSB Parity:N / No
Integrated 4G WiMAX:Y / 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
Motherboard chipset:Intel QM67 Express
Number of Processors Supported:1
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processor boost frequency:2.1 / 3.2
Processor cache:3
Processor cache level:L3
Processor cache type:L3 / Smart Cache, L3 / SmartCache, L3
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:4
System bus rate:5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):35
Tjunction:100 / 85

Processor special features

Conflict Free processor:N
CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:N / No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:Y / Yes
Execute Disable Bit:Y / Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:32
Idle States:Y / Yes
Integrated 4G WiMAX:Y
Intel 64:Y / Yes
Intel AES New Instructions:No / Y / Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology:Y / Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology:Y / Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:N / No
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID:N / No
Intel Demand Based Switching:N / No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology:Y / Yes
Intel Enhanced Halt State:Y / Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access:Y / Yes
Intel FDI Technology:Y / Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access:Y / Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology:Y / Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider:N / No / Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology:Y / Yes
Intel My WiFi Technology:Y / Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology:Y / Yes
Intel Rapid Storage Technology:N / No
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA): No
Intel Smart Cache:Y / Yes
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:No / Y / Yes
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):No / Y / Yes
Intel visual technologies:Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video
Intel vPro Technology:No / Y / Yes
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):Y / Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):No / Yes
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT): Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD): Yes
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID): No
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology): Yes
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT): Yes
Intel® Insider™:No / Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT): Yes
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA): No
Intel® Smart Cache: Yes
Intel® Smart Response Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:No / Yes
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi): Yes
InTru™ 3D Technology: Yes
Processor ARK ID:52220 / 52229 / 53438 / I3-2310M / I3-2350M / I5-2520M
Processor code:SR048 / SR04S / SR0DN
Processor package size:31 / 37.5
Supported instruction sets:AVX
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y / Yes


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


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


Card reader integrated:Y / Yes
Compatible memory cards:MMC, SD
Hard Drive Capacity:500
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA II
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Hard drive speed:7200
HDD Capacity:500
HDD interface:Serial ATA II
HDD Speed:7200
Number of Hard Drives Installed:1
Number of HDDs installed:1
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:128
Solid-state drive interface:SATA
SSD capacity:128
SSD interface:Serial ATA
Storage Media:HDD / SSD
Total HDDs capacity:500
Total SSDs capacity:128
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
Power supply type:AC/DC

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:22 / 22.5
Depth (imperial):22.5
Height :2.52 / 3
Height (front):2.52
Height (imperial):2.51
Weight:1.82 / 2
Width:32.8 / 33
Width (imperial):32.8