The HP Mini 311 is the first US netbook to feature NVIDIA ION graphics. That means accelerated 3D graphics and video which translates to a netbook than can finally handle iTunes video playback, DVD quality movie playback and even HD video. Not only that, it's a decent gamer if you can live without Crysis and make do with F.E.A.R. 2. The Mini 311 comes with Windows XP (Windows 7 will be available come Oct. 22), an 11.6" LED display, the usual Intel Atom N270 1.66GHz CPU, an HDMI port, a 160 gig hard drive and a gig of DDR3 RAM that's upgradable to 3 gigs.
This full review includes a video of the Mini 311 playing F.E.A.R. 2 and another video demonstrating iTunes SD/HD video playback, YouTube HQ playback and ripped DVD playback.