Conclusion: The ProBook could be used for business or pleasure, the sound is very good for such small speakers. The main issue I’ve got is the heat, this thing gets hot, uncomfortably so on the bottom. The other issue is the display, it seems a bit washed out, not the best color reproduction. The issue with the USB and displayport positioning is a small but annoying one that with time and use will not be a major concern after one gets accustomed to it.
Pros: Decent performance, Excellent keyboard, Well made, thin and lightweight, Quick boot time
Cons: Bottom gets very hot, Top gets rather warm, Display colors are a bit washed out, Displayport and USB port too close together
Excerpt: HP first introduced the ProBook 5310m as the “world’s thinnest full-performance notebook PC” which is a notable claim for the ProBook line , whose defining characteristic tends to be its price-consciousness. While almost every laptop is “the world’s something-or-other” with the 5310m HP delivered a legitimately thin offering to their ProBook series and something significantly different from the other 13.3-inch ProBook, the 4310s .
Conclusion: The 32-bit version of Windows 7 Professional is preinstalled, along with McAfee security software; WinZip, Skype, and Roxio Creator utilities; and the trial version of Microsoft Office 2007. More interesting are HP QuickLook 3 and QuickWeb, programs launched by dedicated buttons to the right of the keyboard that work when Windows is shut down: These use a mini-Linux environment to start in under 20 seconds, without booting Windows, for speedy access to contact and...
Conclusion: The HP ProBook 5310m is flat and enduring, but not a CULV notebook for the consumer target group, anyhow. The buyer basically gets a well manufactured 13.3 inch notebook with a non-reflective display at a price of a good 900 euro . The 5310m neither has an UMTS module nor a dedicated graphic card. But why is it so expensive in comparison to CULV notebooks like the Asus UL30A-QX050V ? It's the high performance of the Intel Core 2 Duo SP9300 with a clock rate of 2.26 GHz .
Pros: High-end material look, Very good keyboard, Very good application performance, High battery life, Robust lid & hinge unit, Fast hard disk, A lot of performance in a flat 13.3 inch case. The battery life is surprisingly good anyway.
Cons: Smeary surfaces on the touchpad and beside the keys, Loud hard disk, Single gaps, Yielding case, Loose sitting battery, The courage to completely waiver on high-gloss surfaces. The reflective coating on the touchpad and in the key area retards the otherwise very good inputs.
Review of the HP ProBook 5310m — “Ground breaking”
21 October 2009
Excerpt: Laptop Magazine just posted their full review of the HP ProBook 5310, HPâ€™s newest small business notebook, and boy are they impressed. This â€œground breaking systemâ€�, earns an Editorsâ€™ Choice award from Laptop Magazine by combining an affordable price, blazing fast performance and a high build quality.
Summary: 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.