HP ProBook 5330m review: HP ProBook 5330m

There aren't any dedicated graphics options on the ProBook 5330m, not a huge surprise considering this is a slim business laptop. Integrated Intel HD 3000 graphics offer enough muscle to enable basic graphics work, video editing, and even some gaming. In case you're curious, Unreal Tournament III ran at 59 frames per second at native resolution, while Street Fight IV even technically played, albeit at 15.5 frames per second. Expect this laptop to handle some strategy or casual games in case you're stuck in an airport.

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HP ProBook 5330m Average watts per hour
Off (60%) 0.5
Sleep (10%) 0.8
Idle (25%) 8.59
Load (05%) 41.8
Raw kWh Number 40.45
Annual power consumption cost $4.59

Annual power consumption cost
HP ProBook 5330m
$4.59 

With its included four-cell battery, the HP ProBook 5330m held out for 3 hours and 53 minutes using our video-playback battery drain test. That's this laptop's biggest flaw: a sub-4-hour battery can't compete with the likes of laptops like the Toshiba Portege R835, which offers 7 hours in a slimmer, lighter chassis for the same price.

HP offers a standard one-year warranty on parts and labor, along with 24-hour telephone support seven days a week. You can upgrade to three years of service on HP's Web site for an additional $99, or three years with next business day delivery service for an extra $199.

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Adobe Photoshop CS3 image-processing test (in seconds)
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System configurations:

HP ProBook 5330m
Windows 7 Professional w/ SP1; 2.1GHz Intel Core i3-2310M; 4096MB DDR3 SDRAM 1,333MHz; 64MB (Dedicated)/1315MB (Total) Intel GMA HD; 500GB Toshiba 7,200rpm

Toshiba Portege R835-P56X
Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit); 2.3GHz Intel Core i5-2410M; 4096MB DDR3 SDRAM 1,333MHz; 64MB (Dedicated)/1696MB (Total) Intel GMA HD; 640GB Hitachi 5,400rpm

Samsung 9 Series
Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit); 1.4GHz Intel Core i5-2537M; 4096MB DDR3 SDRAM 1,333MHz; 64MB(Dedicated) Intel GMA HD; 128GB Samsung SSD

Dell Vostro 3350
Windows 7 Professional (64-bit) w/ SP1; 2.3GHz Intel Core i5-2410M; 4096MB DDR3 SDRAM 1,333MHz; 512MB AMD Mobility Radeon HD 6470M / 64MB (Dedicated) Intel GMA HD; 320GB Western Digital 7,200rpm

Lenovo ThinkPad X1
Windows 7 Professional (64-bit) w/ SP1; 2.5GHz Intel Core i5-2520M; 4096MB DDR3 SDRAM 1,333MHz; 64MB (Dedicated) / 1696MB (Total) Intel HD 3000; 320GB Hitachi 7,200rpm

Toshiba Satellite A665-S5176
Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit); 2.1GHz Intel Core i3-2310M; 4096MB DDR3 SDRAM 667MHz; 64MB(Dedicated) Intel GMA HD; 500GB Hitachi 5,400rpm

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Where to Buy

HP ProBook 5330m

Part Number: LJ462UT#ABA

MSRP: $829.00

See manufacturer website for availability.

Quick Specifications See All

  • Installed Size 4 GB
  • CPU Intel Core i3 (2nd Gen) 2310M / 2.1 GHz
  • Resolution 1366 x 768 ( HD )
  • Weight 4 lbs
  • Graphics Processor Intel HD Graphics 3000
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