HP ProBook 5320m

Hardware specifications

  • Core i3 380M with integrated GPU
  • 4 GB DDR3 RAM
  • 256 GB Samsung 830 SSD
  • Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6200 AGN 2x2 wireless mini PCI-E adapter
  • Realtek Gigabit Ethernet
  • Bluetooth
  • 13,3" 1366x768 LCD


I purchased this laptop in July 2011. It came with a Broadcom mini PCI-E card, which I swapped out for a Centrino 6200 802.11agn card immediately (I am now hoarding Broadcom wireless cards in various form factors). The SSD replaced the traditional HD that came with the laptop.

Arch ran on this system originally as well, but I migrated to Debian a while ago. Haven't looked back; everything works, and with some power saving tweaks I'm looking at ~4h of battery autonomy (in ideal circumstances, but it's still way better than the pale 2h you get out of the box).

This is a sturdy laptop, shame about the standard resolution, but the resolution war really hasn't come to the laptop market yet - at least, not to the lower or middle segments, and certainly not when I bought it.

Updated: 2016-01-03