Excerpt: To say that netbooks have historically been hobbled by Intel’s integrated graphics is to unfairly ignore their slow single-core CPUs, 1GB RAM maximum, miniscule keyboards, and awkward screen resolutions.
Pros: Current-gen graphics; great screen; HDMI out; 1366x768 res; good build; supports up to 3GB DDR3.
Cons: Mushy keyboard; still stuck with single-core Atom processor.
Conclusion: Another enjoyable feature, though not a plus-sized one, is the Mini's keyboard. A fraction smaller than desktop size -- the A through apostrophe keys span 7.5 instead of 8 inches -- it offers an intuitive layout (with Ctrl and Delete keys in their respective proper places at bottom left and top...
Excerpt: The latest round of netbooks are the best yet, with faster processors, larger screens, and even better video cards for gaming. Manufacturers are now closing the gap between standard notebooks and netbooks. You’ll see why with the new HP Mini 311 netbook after the break.
Pros: Enhanced Nvidia graphics., Plays up to 1080p video., HDMI output., Large, high-resolution screen.
Excerpt: The HP Mini 311 is Hewlett-Packardsâ€™ latest and largest iteration of the Atom-powered netbook. At the same time, this is the only netbook in the local market today that sports an NVidia ION LE chipset.
Conclusion: The HP Mini 311 alone could be looked at as a stylish and high quality netbook, but the infusion of Nvidia ION, and the performance that it provides, really pushes the Mini 311 beyond just good netbook , and in to the realm of great value .
Conclusion: The HP Mini 311 is a great netbook, it’s fast and quality made. The Nvidia ION chipset has a clear advantage over the Intel chipsets of late, it just really makes the entire computer feel more responsive and just faster overall.
Pros: Very well made, Excellent performance overall, Looks nice, HD Video and HDMI output, Very nice keyboard
Cons: Verizon network is a bit slow for me, HP Junk installed, Trial software installed, Seems big and heavy
Summary: The HP Mini 311 is an attractive, affordable, and portable computer. If you’re looking for a low cost system that can play modern video games with 3D graphics, this may be your best bet at the moment.
Summary: You'll notice that the specifications here are somewhat more advanced than on the Mini 311 that shipped back before Windows 7 was out; the 2GB of RAM is a welcome addition, as is the Ion GPU and spacious 11.6" display.
Pros: NVIDIA Ion makes HD playback possible, Fantastic Keyboard, Spacious 11.6" Display, Three USB 2.0 Ports + HDMI, Windows 7 Onboard, Stays Rather Cool
Cons: 1.6GHz Atom N270 Is Aged, 5400RPM HDD Is Sluggish, Preinstalled Bloatware, Lackluster Trackpad, Very Glossy Display, Pricey