HP ProBook 5310m
Average of 13 scores (from 21 reviews)
Reviews for the HP ProBook 5310m
A Really Flat Business Book. HP's ProBook of 13.3 inches addresses business people with an affinity for design. The ULV dual-core processor represents high mobility but can also supply good performance. Nevertheless, who really wants smeary fingerprints on the touchpad? You will learn more about the HP ProBook 5310m in our comprehensive review.
The HP ProBook 5310m ends up being representative of the balancing act that occurs when designing laptops. Manufacturers can try to create a smaller, thinner chassis; they can shoot for better performance; or they can try to keep costs down. The catch is that you can only fully get two of those three areas right it seems. The 5310m definitely nails the high-quality build with a slim and light chassis.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/26/2010
Source: Maximum PC
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 tag that won't blow out your IT department's budget. 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!
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/26/2010
Rating: Total score: 90%
Source: Star Techcentral
Have you ever borrowed something and felt like not giving it back? Well, this is one of those occasions for us. Apart from the notebook’s slight weight issue and missing optical drive, the 5310m seems like the perfect step up from the mini netbook models. Frankly speaking, its design and fast system boot-up alone are enough to make anybody fall head over heels with it. If you have the dough (RM3,299 to be exact) and are seriously looking for the perfect travelling companion, you should really give the ProBook 5310m a serious look.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/25/2010
Rating: mobility: 90%
Overall, the ProBook 5310m is sort of a big deal. HP totally hit the mark with the hardware and they did it for $899, a reasonable price for a system that performs as well as this one and still manages 6+ hours of battery life. If you don’t need an optical drive or discrete graphics this is a computer to keep your eye on, whether you need it for business or not. The biggest problem is that it’s crammed in the stack of ProBooks, which tend to be pretty average, so not many buyers will probably ever happen upon it.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/13/2010
Rating: price: 80%
At first glance, it would be easy to label the HP ProBook 5310m laptop a knockoff of a late 2007 MacBook. The all-black casing, made from aluminium and magnesium alloy, and the chiclet-style keyboard certainly support that judgement. But the ProBook is primarily aimed at business users, not consumers. The 5310m is available in a number of configurations. Here we review the high-end VQ470EA version, which is available for about £810.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/08/2010
Rating: Total score: 79%
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 notebook manufacturer would be running scared by now.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/09/2009
Rating: price: 60% workmanship: 95%
At first glance, it would be easy to label the HP ProBook 5310m a knockoff of a late 2007 MacBook. The all-black casing made from aluminum and magnesium alloy and the chiclet-style keyboard certainly support that judgment. However, the ProBook is a laptop aimed at business users, not consumers. A well-priced ultraportable with some pop, the HP ProBook 5310m is a fine business-travel companion.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/08/2009
Rating: Total score: 79% performance: 80% features: 80% mobility: 80%
Source: Hardware Central
Looks aren't everything. There's also money. We're very impressed with the ProBook 5310m. It draws the admiring glances of an executive status-showoff notebook while satisfying buyers whose budgets are firmly stuck at three rather than four digits, and it offers a thoroughly pleasing mix of productivity, size, weight, and battery life. Shoppers should put this one on a very short list.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/07/2009
Rating: Total score: 93% price: 100% performance: 80% features: 100%
Source: PC Mag
The HP Probook 5310 ($899 direct) is evidence that small businesses are ready to embrace modern times. Conservative IT managers, particularly in large enterprises, have yet to realize how easy it is to stifle innovation by demanding so many hardware functions. Sometimes, less means more. The 5310m sheds the optical drive and VGA port, which I consider playing-it-safe parts that would have otherwise made the design thick and conservative-looking. 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.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/05/2009
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: PC Advisor
Really, though, those are fairly minor quibbles for an ultraportable that looks as though it will deliver for a businessperson's bottom line - a laptop that still manages to offer good features for under £800. We can't give you a final verdict yet, as the ProBook 5310m is still making its way through our rigourous testing process; but check back, and we'll give you the last word soon enough.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/26/2009
Rating: Total score: 80%
Overall the HP ProBook 5310 looks impressive. Even though a 5 hour battery life that keeps it from being an all day computer the other options and performance do a good job of compensating; especially when you consider the price and small form factor. Laptop Magazine’s Verdict does a great job of summing up this new notebook offering from HP, “The HP ProBook 5310m is one of the most exciting small business systems we’ve seen in a long time. For $899, you get an ultraportable that compromises on nothing, from its strong performance, to its suite of high-end security tools, to its durable high-class design.”
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/21/2009
Rating: price: 60% performance: 80% mobility: 80%
Source: PC World
HP has a thing of business-savvy beauty on its hands with the ProBook 5310m. Why do I say that? Even the guys in the PC World Labs--who see everything under the sun--were impressed by its industrial design. The sleek black aluminum case, the supple texture on the undercarriage...the list goes on. Me? 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
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/20/2009
Rating: Total score: 70%
Source: Laptop Mag
A business-friendly ultraportable with a sleek design, strong performance, and good battery life. The HP ProBook 5310m is one of the most exciting small business systems we’ve seen in a long time. For $899, you get an ultraportable that compromises on nothing, from its strong performance, to its suite of high-end security tools, to its durable high-class design. While the ProBook 4310s is around the same price, and has a built-in optical drive, it also weighs more and offers significantly less endurance. If you’re looking for an ultraportable business system that can see you through most of the workday, the ProBook 5310m is your best option.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/19/2009
Rating: Total score: 90%
Source: Computer Shopper
If the slender designs of the Dell Adamo, HP Envy 13, and Apple MacBook Pro pique your interest but their price tags leave you cold, turn your attention to the new HP ProBook 5310m. This slim, chic model redefines what an under-$1,000 ultraportable can deliver. Small-business users get good performance and battery life in a chassis that looks pricier than it is.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/01/2009
Rating: price: 80% performance: 80% mobility: 80%
Source: c't - 14/10
Comparison, , Long, Date: 06/01/2010
Rating: mobility: 80%
Source: c't - 8/10
Comparison, , Long, Date: 04/01/2010
Rating: performance: 55% features: 70% display: 70% mobility: 80% ergonomy: 70% emissions: 90%
Source: ZDNet DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/14/2010
Rating: Total score: 76% performance: 80% features: 80% mobility: 80% ergonomy: 70%
Source: Facts - 2/10
Comparison, , Length Unknown, Date: 01/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 79% price: 54%
Source: Notebookjournal DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/22/2009
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 70% performance: 90% features: 30% display: 30% mobility: 40% workmanship: 90% ergonomy: 70%
Source: Notebookcheck DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/23/2009
Rating: Total score: 87% performance: 75% display: 85% mobility: 88% workmanship: 80% ergonomy: 86% emissions: 90%
Source: Notebook.cz CZ→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/03/2009
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD: Onboard (shared Memory) GPU built in the GM45, GE45 and GS45 chipset (Montevina). Because of two more shaders and a higher core clock, much faster than the old GMA X3100. Still not advisable for gamers (DirectX 10 games not playable or only with very low settings). The integrated video processor is able to help decode HD videos (AVC/VC-2/MPEG2) , e.g., for a fluent Blu-Ray playback with slow CPUs.
Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.
Intel Core 2 Duo: This is the Core Duo and Core Solo successor with a longer pipeline and 5-20% more speed without more power consumption. As an addition to the Core Duo design there exists a fourth decoder, an amplified SSE-unit and an additional arithmetical logical unit (ALU).
The Core 2 Duo for laptops is identical to the desktop Core 2 Duo processors but the notebook-processors work with lower voltages (0.95 to 1188 Volt) and a lower Frontside bus clock (1066 vs 667 MHz). The performance of equally clocked notebooks is 20-25% lower than Desktop PCs because of the lower Frontside bus clock and the slower hard disks.
SP9300: Power efficient Core 2 Duo CPU with full 6 MB level 2 cache and all Penryn features (like VT-x). » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
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HP: The Hewlett-Packard Company, founded 1935, commonly referred to as HP, is a technology corporation headquartered in California, United States. HP specializes in developing and manufacturing computing, storage, and networking hardware, software and services. Major product lines include personal computing devices, enterprise servers, related storage devices, as well as a diverse range of printers and other imaging products. Other product lines, including electronic test equipment and systems, medical electronic equipment, solid state components and instrumentation for chemical analysis. HP posted US $91.7 billion in annual revenue in 2006, making it the world's largest technology vendor in terms of sales. In 2007 the revenue was $104 billion, making HP the first IT company in history to report revenues exceeding $100 billion. Market share regarding sales of personal computers in 2007 (market research IDC): HP 18.9 %, Dell 16.4 %, Acer 9.9 %, Lenovo 7.5 %, Apple 5.7 %
82.31%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.
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