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HP Mini 311

alaTest has collected and analyzed 342 reviews of HP Mini 311. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People really like the price and portability. The screen and usability are also mentioned favorably, but many are critical about the touchpad. There are some mixed reviews about the connectivity.

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

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

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 products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the reliability and portability. The price and screen are also appreciated, whereas many are less positive about the touchpad.

performance, screen, price, portability, reliability

touchpad

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

Nov, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for HP Mini 311

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 165 user reviews of HP Mini 311 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the price and screen. The portability and usability also get good views. Some have doubts about the touchpad and reliability.

performance, usability, portability, screen, price

reliability, touchpad

83% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Nov, 2019

Expert review by : Techworld (techworld.com)

HP Mini 311

 

This isn't anything near a final review, I still have plenty of questions that have to be answered and applications that I want to try out. We'll give you our full impressions once a final product shows up in the lab.

Sep, 2009

Expert review by : Elias Plastiras (goodgearguide.com.au)

HP Mini 311 netbook

 

A large Windows 7-based netbook with powerful NVIDIA ION graphics

Fast graphics performance, fast hard drive, 1366x768 screen resolution, comfortable to use, runs Windows 7

Lacks 802.11n and Gigabit networking, has a single audio port, doesn't feel as solid as previous HP Minis

A big screen, fast graphics and good hard drive performance are just some of the things to like about HP's first Windows 7-based netbook. It's a great unit for anyone who wants to view high-definition video content while on the go and it's comfortable...

Oct, 2009

Expert review by : Ross Miller (engadget.com)

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 ...

Oct, 2009

Expert review by : Cisco Cheng (pcmag.com)

HP Mini 311

 

The HP Mini 311, the first Ion-based netbook on the market, can handle 720p and 1080i videos better than Intel graphics-based netbooks, but 1080p clips and high-end gaming are another story.

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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Oct, 2009

Expert review by : Darren Gladstone (pcworld.com)

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.

Oct, 2009

Expert review by : Jerry Jackson (NotebookReview.com)

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

Dec, 2009

Expert review by : Elias Plastiras (pcworld.idg.com.au)

HP Mini 311 netbook

 

A large Windows 7-based netbook with powerful NVIDIA ION graphics

Fast graphics performance, fast hard drive, 1366x768 screen resolution, comfortable to use, runs Windows 7

Lacks 802.11n and Gigabit networking, has a single audio port, doesn't feel as solid as previous HP Minis

Oct, 2009

Expert review by : Nathan Edwards (maximumpc.com)

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...

Feb, 2010

Expert review by : PhoneArena Team (phonearena.com)

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...

Dec, 2009

Expert review by : ZDNet (zdnet.com)

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

Feb, 2010

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