HP Mini 311 ION-powered netbook gets official

September 15, 2009 at 7:39 am

HP Mini 311No surprises on this announcement since most details have been leaked over the last few weeks, but this morning HP has announced an 11.6-inch netbook using the ION platform. The HP Mini 311 sports a high resolution (1366 x 768) display and is powered by a 1.6GHz N270 Atom CPU. It also has 1GB RAM and a 160GB HDD.

The press release confirms that it will come with Nvidia ION LE (entry level) and runs on Windows XP. I’m surprised that HP didn’t choose to go for a full-sized keyboard, you get a 92-percent sized keyboard that is standard on most 10-inch netbooks. Other features include three USB ports, a couple of audio jacks and a 5-in-1 card reader.

The Mini 311 will hit the US on September 23rd for $399. Another SKU with Windows 7 will launch on October 22nd. Laptop Mag has a hands-on video that is worth checking out. The HP Mini 311 will be branded as the Compaq Mini 311 in Europe, Pocket Lint has a number of photos of this model. The Compaq Mini 311 will hit the UK for £349.

HP Mini 311 Technical Specifications:

• Genuine Windows® XP Home Edition with Service Pack 3(1)
• Intel® AtomTM Processor N270(3) • 1.60GHz(4) • 512KB L2 • 533Mhz FSB(4a)
• 1024MB DDR3 System Memory (1 Dimm) • Max supported =3072MB
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• NVIDIA ION LE for Windows XP with up to 319MB total graphics memory
• 160GB (5400RPM) Hard Drive (SATA)(7)
• HP Black Swirl Imprint finish & HP Webcam with integrated digital microphone(15)
• 11.6″ Diagonal HD LED(8) BrightView Widescreen Display (1366 x 768)
• Integrated 10/100BASE-T Ethernet LAN (RJ-45 connector) (9)
• 802.11b/g WLAN(10a)
• 5-in-1 integrated Digital Media Reader for Secure Digital cards, MultiMedia cards, Memory Stick, Memory Stick Pro, or xD Picture cards(17a)
• Altec Lansing Speakers
• 92% full sized keyboard • touchpad with scroll zone
• Touch Pad with dedicated vertical Scroll Up/Down (note: no on/off button)
• 3 Universal Serial Bus (USB) 2.0
• Headphone-out/Microphone in combo jack (compatible with 3.5mm 4-conductor jack with stereo audio and mono mic)
• 1 VGA (15-pin) • 1 RJ -45 (LAN)
• Unpackaged: 11.4 in (L) x 8.03 in (D) x 0.78-1.20 in (H) • Packaged: 13.6″(W) x 4.3″(D) x12.2″(H)
• Unpackaged: 3.22 lbs(12). • Packaged: 5.3 lbs
• Kensington® MicroSaver lock slot • Power-on password • Accepts 3rd party security lock devices
• 65W AC Adapter • 6-Cell Lithium-Ion battery
• HP 90W AC Adapter – KG298AA#ABA • HP PT06 Mini Battery – VP502AA • HP USB Essentials Port Replicator – NK398AA#ABA
• 1-Year Limited Hardware Warranty with Toll Free Support (NA) • 1-Year Free Hardware Technical Support • 30-Days Free Limited Software Support with 1-Year (from date of
purchase) Free Limited Software Support with Product Registration.


124 Responses to “HP Mini 311 ION-powered netbook gets official”

  1. SpencerUk said:
    September 15th, 2009 11:03 AM

    Must say this is temping and at a reasonable price too….But saying that, an acer ferrari dual core..Hmm

  2. Shah said:
    September 18th, 2009 1:28 PM

    According to HP it should have a N280 Atom and max memory 3GB very cool indeed.

    google “hp mini 311” it should be the first or second link.

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  3. David said:
    September 29th, 2009 2:23 PM

    The UK version cant be upgraded to 3GB of Ram or have the Atom N280! Only the 270 (I called them to verifiy this!)! Also there is no customization options. The US site will not deliver to the UK either!
    If i was to buy the shoddy Compaq version of the 311, it will not be delivered until nearer the Windows 7 release date when the market and prices will alter..
    It looks like it will be worth holding out for the Asus Eee PC 1201N! Or waiting for HP to wake the hell up and realize that its neglect of the UK market is not going to do it any favors!

  4. André said:
    November 26th, 2009 8:52 PM


    The UK Version can indeed be upgraded to 3GB as the 1GB is soldered on BUT there is another RAM slot. No worries, mate! You’re right about the processor though.