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HP Mini 311

HP Mini 311
alaScore 83

302 reviews

Dec, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 302 reviews of HP Mini 311. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the keyboard and battery. The portability and performance are also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed views about the reliability. Many are less positive about the touchpad.

screen, performance, portability, battery, keyboard

touchpad

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the HP Mini 311 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Review analysis

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for HP Mini 311

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 39 user reviews of HP Mini 311 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.co.uk. Views about the keyboard and price are generally positive. The battery and performance are also mentioned favorably, but there are some mixed opinions about the design.

screen, performance, battery, price, keyboard

92% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Compaq Mini 311c-1010SA 11.6-inch Netbook (Windows XP Home, Intel Atom Processor N270, NVIDIA ION Graphics, 1 GB RAM, 160 GB SATA Hard Disk Drive, WiCompaq Mini 311c-1101SA PC (11.6-inch LED Display, Windows XP Home, Intel Atom N270 Processor, 1 GB DDR3 RAM, 160 GB SATA HDD, 802.11 b/g/n NetworkinHP Compaq 311C-1020SA 11.6" Netbook (Intel Atom N270, 1GB, 160GB, Wireless Bluetooth, NVIDIA Graphics, XP Home)

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Amazon.com review summary for HP Mini 311

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 115 user reviews of HP Mini 311 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the price and screen. The performance and portability also get good comments, whereas some have doubts about the reliability.

usability, portability, performance, screen, price

reliability

77% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: HP Mini 311-1000NR 11.6-Inch Black Netbook - Up to 6.25 Hours of Battery LifeHP Mini 311-1025NR 11.6-Inch Black Netbook - Up to 6.25 Hours of Battery Life (Windows 7 Home Premium)Hp Mini 311-1037nr Laptop Netbook 11.6" HD Screen 2Gig Ram 160Gig HD 1.6Ghz Intel Atom WebCam

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HP Mini 311

 

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. It's an unfair assertion, of course­—netbooks...

Current-gen graphics; great screen; HDMI out; 1366x768 res; good build; supports up to 3GB DDR3

Mushy keyboard; still stuck with single-core Atom processor

Though the Mini 311 is still hampered by the long-in-the-tooth Atom N280 processor, the Ion graphics make up for it. HD video and actual gaming capability on a netbook, plus HDMI-out and up to 3GB of DDR3 RAM? Heck yes. The Mini 311 is only the first...

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HP Mini 311

 

HP's Mini 311 adds a larger, high-definition display and advanced graphics to a basic netbook, while keeping the price very appealing.

Nvidia Ion graphics adds HD video and basic gaming functionality, Reasonably priced, High-def display

Annoying touch pad

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HP Mini 311 Review

 

The HP Mini 311 promises the best possible netbook experience thanks to the use of Nvidia's Ion graphics. Can this netbook with an 11-inch screen, HDMI, and a great keyboard overcome the limits of Intel's Atom processor? Keep reading to find out.

Nvidia Ion graphics boost performance ; Improved port selection ; Good battery life

Still using weak Atom processor ; Good graphics limited by CPU ; Touchpad surface isn't great

At the end of the day HP created a very nice netbook with an 11-inch screen, reasonably powerful graphics, and a nice keyboard ... and then crippled it with Intel's Atom processor. If all you want to do is very basic web browsing, email, social...

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HP Mini 311 (Verizon Wireless)

 

Nvidia Ion graphics and built-in 3G wireless make this netbook a good value.

With the HP Mini 311, Verizon Wireless is selling the first 3G netbook that performs like a notebook. Nvidia's powerful graphics give travelers the ability to do more than consume media; they can now create it. Depending on your needs, this machine...

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HP Mini 311

 

The Mini 311 offers moderate gaming and HD playback benefits, but they're not compelling enough to beat out other top netbook contenders.

Better graphics than Intel-based netbooks. Big 11.6-inch widescreen. Good resolution. HDMI-Out port included

Keyboard is only 92 percent of full size. Mouse buttons are noisy. ION can't handle high-end games and didn't deliver on 1080p playback

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HP Mini 311-1000NR

 

Commuting to work this morning, I was playing Left 4 Dead on HP's Mini 311-1000NR--that's right, on a netbook. Few netbooks are up to that task, and HP is first to market with an nVidia Ion-based portable. The 3.22-pound, 11.4-by-8.0-by-1.2-inch Mini...

An honest-to-God discrete GPU in a netbook ; Reasonable power for the price

Glossy screen a little tough for outdoor use

While still in testing, the first Ion netbook so far delivers on its promise: The first truly affordable netbook that can play games and HD video has arrived.

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HP Mini 311 reviewed with earnest, ION-enhanced affection

 

It's taken longer than we thought for a honest-to-goodness NVIDIA ION-powered within arm's reach, but sure enough the HP Mini 311 accomplishes just that. Laptop's managed one of the first reviews, and much like what the site intimated with earlier ...

Editor's Choice!

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HP Mini 311

 

HP's Ion-powered netbook delivers strong graphics performance and long battery life in a sleek package.

Excellent graphics performance ; Stylish design ; Good battery life ; Loud speakers

Touchpad has too much friction ; Slow boot time

There's no surprises when it comes to the port selection on the Mini 311. On the left side is a USB and HDMI port; on the right is Ethernet, VGA, two USB, headphones, and a 3-in-1 memory card reader

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HP Mini 311-1037NR Netbook Review

 

Earlier this year Verizon Wireless introduced their first netbook, the HP Mini 1151NR, which was then followed by the Gateway LT2016u and HP Mini 110-1046NR. All of which used the outdated, but reliable, Windows XP SP3 Home Edition. The new HP Mini...

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HP Mini 311 Review

 

HP Mini 311 reviewed by ConsumerSearch, which notes pros and cons, along with reviews and ratings for the HP Mini 311 and comparisons to other Netbooks

Suitable for video streaming and light gaming; Impressive speakers; Good battery

Not the most stylish netbook; Annoying touchpad; Upgrades can get pricey

Product Specifications

Enjoy life in high definition - with HD display; enjoy your HD movies while on the go, anywhere, any time. At 11.6-inch, HP Mini 311-1000 PC series has the biggest screen in the HP mini family. One stop web and entertainment companion, functional, fun and easy to use and carry. It is the thinnest HP mini. You can stay connected everywhere, stay connected with friends, and stay in sync with your content with email, chat, web conferencing, VOIP, WLAN, webcam.

Audio Input

Type:Microphone

Audio Output

Type:Sound card

Battery

Technology:Lithium ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:512KB

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:8in
Height:1.2in
Weight:3.2lbs
Width:11.4in

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:11.6in
Diagonal Size (metric):29.5cm
Max Resolution:1366 x 768
Technology:TFT active matrix
Widescreen Display: Yes

Environmental Standards

EPEAT Compliant: Yes
EPEAT Level:EPEAT Silver

Header

Compatibility:PC
Country Kits:United States
Localization:English
Manufacturer:Hewlett-Packard
Model:311-1000NR/311-1025NR/311-1037NR
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:HP Mini

Input Device

Type:Touchpad / Keyboard

Mainboard

Data Bus Speed:533MHz

Miscellaneous

Color:Black swirl

Modem

Type: None

Networking

Data Link Protocol:IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11b / Fast Ethernet/IEEE 802.11n (draft) / IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11b / Bluetooth / Fast Ethernet
Type:Network adapter
Wireless LAN Supported: Yes
Wireless Protocol:802.11b/g/Bluetooth / 802.11 a/b/g/n (draft)

Notebook Camera

Camera Type:Integrated

Optical Storage

Type: None

OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium/Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

Processor

Clock Speed:1.6GHz
Manufacturer:Intel
Processor Number:N270
Type:Atom

RAM

Installed Size:1GB/2GB
Max Supported Size:3GB
Technology:DDR3 SDRAM

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Storage Controller

Type:Serial ATA

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive

Type:Portable

Storage Removable

Type: None

System

Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:160GB/250GB
Notebook Type:Netbook
Recommended Use:Home use

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:NVIDIA ION/NVIDIA ION LE
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