HP today released the HP Mini 311 series netbooks powered by Intel Atom N270/N280 processor with the NVIDIA ION LE graphics card. The netbook weighs 3.22 pounds, has an 11.6-inch HD display and 5-in-1 card reader. The HP Mini 311 netbooks start at $399.99. If you add built-in Bluetooth and Wi-Fi 802.11n to the N280 configuration, the netbook is about $475. It will also take a while for HP to ship the built-to-order for this model. If you built one today you will get it between the first and second week of October. There is also a very affordable external Blu-ray option with Lightscribe that costs $129.
Main features of the HP Mini 311 include:
- A polished black (or optional white) swirl imprint finish - Easy access3 to e-mail, instant messaging, video chat, social networking, shopping, banking, and more - An Intel Atom processor for reliable, energy-efficient performance - 1GB system memory and a 160GB4 hard drive - Transfer of data to/from other devices via three USB ports - Integrated HP QuickSync software, which lets you sync files, photos, and videos with your primary PC when connected to the same network
Multimedia features include:
* A spacious, high-def1, 11.6" [diagonal?] screen that makes Web pages look better * Built-in VGA and HDMI ports for connecting to an external monitor or HDTV * A near-full-size (92%) keyboard for comfortable typing, plus a full-size, intuitive touchpad with buttons at the bottom like on a regular laptop * A built-in VGA webcam for chatting with friends and family * An Nvidia ION LE graphics card for smooth playback with 1080p HD video * Altec Lansing speakers for music in HD quality