Thursday, September 8, 2011

HP ProBook 5330m-LG724EA Review

Economic times. 5330m packs a standard voltage processor i5 sand with a good amount of security software on the bridge, all wrapped in one case 13.3-inch magnesium alloy. See how the characteristics of the battery and if this laptop is a worthy successor to 2009 ProBook 5310m.

EliteBook series is a range of affordable business notebook with built-in quality and built to keep pace with the constant movement of the user. The M series is designed to appeal to a wider range, including business and consumer markets.

With ProBook 5330m, HP is introducing Beats Audio and illuminated keyboard M Series for the first time. The model under review includes an Intel Core i5-2520m, although users can opt for a Core i3-2310M $ 100 less than $ 799. Alternatively, the 5330m is a breakthrough in terms of specifications and features built-in security in the 5310m ProBook released in 2009.

Specifications HP ProBook 5330m-LG724EA :
  • Processor : Intel Core i5 2520M 2.5 GHz
  • Mainboard : Intel QM67
  • Memory : 4096 MB, DDR3 1066MHz (1 slot free)
  • Graphics adapter : Intel HD Graphics 3000, Core: 650 MHz to 1300 MHz, shared memory,
  • Display : 13.3 inch 16:9, 1366x768 pixel, Samsung 133AT16-301, anti-glare, glossy: no
  • Harddisk : Hitachi HTS725050A9A364, 500GB 7200rpm 500GB
  • Soundcard : HD Audio
  • Connections : 3 USB 2.0, 1 VGA, 1 HDMI, 1 Kensington Lock, 1 eSata, Audio Connections: combo 3.5mm speaker/mic, Card Reader: 2-in-1 SD/MMC, 1 Fingerprint Reader
  • Networking : Intel 82579LM Gigabit Network Connection (10/100/1000MBit), 802.11a/b/g/n (abgn), Broadcom 2070 adapter 2.1 Bluetooth, HP hs2340 HSPA+ Mobile Broadband Module
  • Size : height x width x depth (in mm): 25 x 328 x 225
  • Weight : 1.8 kg Power Supply: 0.45 kg
  • Battery : 41 Wh Lithium-Polymer, 4-cell
  • Operating System : Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit
  • Additional features : Webcam: HP HD Webcam (720p), HP ProtectTools, HP Face Recognition, HP QuickWeb, Intel vPro, 12 Months Warranty
Just under 1 inch thick (0.99 inches to be exact), 5330m is the thinnest laptop around, but it definitely feels solid. Anodized aluminum casing and magnesium frame and to provide a portable hard and smooth feel. Base can flex a little ', but it takes a good amount of torque to do it.

The cover could be a business, unfortunately, because the finger can depress the outside of homes without a lot of power, especially toward the center. In any case, "DuraFinish" wear protective coating breaking down glare is really good and a little 'difficult to collect fingerprints and scratches than the rest of the screen.

At 3.99 pounds (1.8 kg), believes Laptop dense and weighs about the same 13.3-inch Sony Vaio SB1Z9EB VC with the same processor configuration. The strong base means that the user can open the screen with one hand.

In terms of appearance, the look on the HP 5330m 4430, but with a much more square construction and minimalist. Instead of edges and curves round like many other laptops tend to follow, the 5330m is a bit of a retro and industrial construction. Unfortunately, this means that the visual appeal of the laptop will be all or nothing depending on user preferences. Those who want a stylish, ultra-modern to look elsewhere.

The hinges are good when working at a desk stable but not rigid enough to be used for train travel on bumpy surfaces or unstable otherwise. An angle of about 135 degrees is permissible before the bottom of the cap reaches the back of the notebook base.

The 5330m includes a sufficient number of physical connectivity options. The built-in card reader can be more versatile, as it only accepts two types of flash cards, SD and MMC. A USB 3.0 port would have been nice, especially since the 5330m sells more or less the price level of $ 1,000. However, ports that are present are easily accessible.

Although one of the three USB 2.0 ports are always on the charger port is not a visual indicator of what the connection is using. Typically, these USB ports are in yellow, but for some reason, HP has failed to respect the color code of each port. This particular port is located on the right side, mainly for the user.

Connectivity options include WLAN wireless networking and Bluetooth 2.1 standard with the option of mobile broadband hardware. The review of models has a specific network card Broadcom 43224AGN 2x2 Wi-Fi, an HP Mobile Broadband WWAN un2430, and a Bluetooth adapter Broadcom 2070. Users in the United States may choose to WWAN for pay-as-you-go 3G DataPass. This special appeal to users without a two-year data with a large cellular operator.

Bluetooth allows, in particular, for coupling to the user smart phones, which can be used for authentication to connect to Windows if enabled. If the phone is out of reach for some reason, the user must answer three security questions as a substitute. These features, as well as the fingerprint reader, are part of HP ProtectTools.

Standard 1 year limited warranty applies to 5330m, plus a separate 1-year limited warranty on primary battery. Beyond the standard warranty, customers can use HP Care Pack for extras such as on-site repair (by region) and up to five years extended warranty.

HP 5330m uses a 13.3-inch matte anti-glare with a resolution of 1366x768 pixels. This decision is common for laptops of this size, although laptops competitors can offer the highest resolution 1440x900 at a ratio 4:10 p.m. instead. Based on first impressions, the screen may have been a little clearer, but does the job.

With the X-Rite i1Display 2, a respectable maximum screen brightness of 208.8 nits was recorded on the center of the screen, although the distribution and contrast were quite poor all around. When unplugged, the maximum brightness dipped even lower.

As expected, the color space produced by the 5330m is limited, covering only about 60 percent of the sRGB standard. Compared to the recently released 14-inch ProBook 4430s, the 5330m is on par in terms of color representation, but both are no match for the 15.6-inch ProBook 6560b. Professional graphic artists or heavy Photoshop users should best stay away from the 5330m as a primary notebook.

Outdoor use was more difficult than it should have been because of the low brightness levels. Screen glare was not a problem, but expect to ramp up the brightness of the 5330m to its highest if using the notebook outdoors.

Viewing angle stability is notebook-typical for a TN panel. Horizontal viewing angles are tolerable, but colors begin shifting almost immediately if viewing at vertical angles from below. The limitation should be fine for a single user, but the notebook isn’t recommended for movies with multiple viewers.

Sandy Bridge Intel Core i5 is running 2520m-5330m 2.5GHz power. This dual-core processor is fast enough, with 3 MB L3 cache and support up to 4 threads. Turbo Boost, can automatically increase the clock speeds of up to a temporary single-core 3.2 GHz or 3.0 GHz for both cores.

As usual, the laptop with the second generation of Core processors, IX, 5330m is equipped with an Intel Integrated Graphics GPU HD 3000. This particular graphics accelerator to get the maximum 650MHz, but the Turbo Boost can temporarily take up to two times the 1300MHz. Unfortunately, DirectX is supported only up to 10.1 in contrast to the AMD Fusion APU, which supports DirectX 11 Graphics Integrated Intel borrow system RAM required.

Speaking of system RAM, the 5330m in a single module test has 4 GB 1333 MHz DDR3 Micron, but it is expandable to 8 GB. To access the RAM, the user must remove the battery cover on the laptop and then proceed to loosen the three screws to expose the material.

The CPU-oriented benchmarks, the Core i5-2520m works very well. His score of 2349 points in PCMark 7 clearly outperforms the 13.3-inch Acer Aspire 3830TG (2.3GHz Core i5-2410M) and 14-inch HP EliteBook 4430 (2.1GHz Core i3-2310M), which received 1,675 and 1,995 points respectively in the same test. The HP 5330m also fits very well in the Cinebench R10 tests and the results are in line with the first generation of quad-core Core i7-720QM the Samsung RF710.

When taking into account the integrated GPU, however, the HP laptop will not compete with the latest entry-level discrete GPU. For example, Samsung QX412 the same processor, but to reach 2264 points in 3DMark Vantage 520M with its entry-level GeForce, while the HP in the downward revision scored 1755 points.

5330m notebook is not for the players, of course, but still much improved on the previous generation of Intel GMA HD. In this sense, the laptop should be more than capable of playing HD video, Flash content and extra-light games. See here for a review of the Intel graphics GPU HD 3000.

Review model has a 500GB 7200RPM Hitachi SATA II hard HTS725050A9A364, even though the SSD 128 GB and 320 GB of the SED (the encrypted disk) HDD options are available as well. The maximum capacity of about 13 GB is reserved for the section HP_Recovery and 5 GB for additional HP_Tools. HP ProtectTools, the entire disk can be encrypted for security reasons or to remove the hard drive several times Shredder is a choice, if necessary.

This Hitachi has shown an average transfer rate is 82.4MB/sec HDTune, which is significantly faster than the Seagate in 7200 ProBook 5310m, 7200-Western Digital VAIO SB1Z9EB and 5400RPM Hitachi, Samsung, QX412.

The built-in HD camera can record up to 720p (1280x720 pixels), but sacrifices the latencies framerate smoother and less as a benefit at lower resolutions. It is, however, the HP support face recognition to log on to Windows, if enabled.

Battery life
The test model is equipped with a 4-cell Li-ion polymer battery estimated at 14.8 V and 41WHr. The battery is located at the bottom of the laptop is flat and thin compared to larger batteries that connect to the backend of the laptop.

The HP Power Assistant provides direct access to the profiles of energy and wireless connections that allow users to quickly deactivate and change the configuration of the energy drain system easily with the default administrator Power Windows. It also includes an exchange program user-defined automatic power profile.

According 5330m BatteryEater Classic Test conducted an independent minimum 56 minutes before the automatic shutdown of 5%. This was done with full brightness, WLAN, and Windows Performance of high power option.

Maximum battery life of 299 minutes was obtained by the reader test, the lower screen brightness, wireless and disabled Windows power-saving mode. The more reality-oriented test was 66% of the brightness of the screen while surfing the Internet using Adobe Flash and Windows profile balanced. Notebook reached up to 191 minutes, but this can vary greatly depending on how many video applications, the user could be demanding.

As such, the actual execution time is strongly linked to user needs. The laptop will die very quickly with heavy-duty applications and work background as well, but should last much longer if used primarily for word processing, note taking and presentations. However, only about 3 hours of video with some mixed, it is recommended to keep the power adapter around.

By comparison, the largest 15.6-inch EliteBook 6560b with the same processor capable of a little over five hours when not in use, although it contains a larger 6-cell battery. The same equipment Lenovo ThinkPad X220 12.5 inches, 14-inch Toshiba Tecra R840-11E and 13.3-inch Sony Vaio PCV-SB1Z9EB can all take a few hours longer than 5330m.

Power consumption at rest in the lowest position comes to light of 14 watts, according to HP integrated power assistant. Under a load and a maximum brightness, the total power consumed is about 61 watts.

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