HP Compaq Mini 311c
SpecificationsNotebook: HP Compaq Mini 311c
Processor: Intel Atom N270
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950
Display: 11.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels, glossy: yes
Price: 350 euro
Average of 5 scores (from 6 reviews)
Reviews for the HP Compaq Mini 311c
Source: Computer Shopper
Based on Nvidia’s Ion graphics technology and featuring a nice 11.6-inch high-resolution display, the HP Mini 311 ($494.99 direct, at the time of our review) touts superior graphics performance and full high-definition display capabilities, a combination not usually associated with netbooks. While its graphics performance is certainly better than the average netbook's, it struggles to play 1080p-resolution content smoothly, and its keyboard, though spacious, could use an upgrade, as well. This stylish netbook, the first we've seen with Nvidia's Ion graphics, delivers better-than-average graphics speed and a swell screen. We'd like to see an improved keyboard and longer battery life, however.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/01/2009
Rating: Total score: 76%
Source: PC Magazin - 5/10
Comparison, , Medium, Date: 04/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 72% price: 80%
Source: Notebookjournal DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/28/2010
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 90% performance: 70% features: 30% display: 50% mobility: 30% workmanship: 90% ergonomy: 50%
Source: Minitechnet DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/23/2009
Rating: Total score: 89% performance: 70% features: 60% display: 80% mobility: 100% workmanship: 100% ergonomy: 80%
Source: Jambitz ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/20/2009
Rating: Total score: 70%
Source: Notebook.cz CZ→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/15/2010
Rating: performance: 80% emissions: 40%
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950 is an integrated (onboard) graphic chip on Mobile Intel 945GM chipset. It is a faster clocked version of the GMA 900 and supports no hardware T&L (Transform & Lightning) accelleration (which is required for some games).
These graphics cards are not suited for Windows 3D games. Office and Internet surfing however is possible.
Intel Atom: The Intel Atom series is a 64-Bit (not every model supports 64bit) microprocessor for cheap and small notebooks (so called netbooks), MIDs, or UMPCs. The speciality of the new architecture is the "in order" execution (instead of the usual and faster "out of order" execution). Therefore, the transistor count of the Atom series is much lower and, thus, cheaper to produce. Furthermore, the power consumption is very low. The performance per Megahertz is therfore worse than the old Pentium 3M (1,2 GHz on par with a 1.6 GHz Atom).
Power efficient, cheap and slow Netbook single core CPU. Because of the in-order execution, the performance per MHz is worse than Core Solo or Celeron M processors.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
This screen diagoal is quite large for tablets but small for subnotebooks. Some convertibles are also represented with that size.
Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
This weight is typical for big tablets, small subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 10-11 inch display-diagonal.
HP: The Hewlett-Packard Company, founded 1935, commonly referred to as HP, is a technology corporation headquartered in California, United States. HP specializes in developing and manufacturing computing, storage, and networking hardware, software and services. Major product lines include personal computing devices, enterprise servers, related storage devices, as well as a diverse range of printers and other imaging products. Other product lines, including electronic test equipment and systems, medical electronic equipment, solid state components and instrumentation for chemical analysis. HP posted US $91.7 billion in annual revenue in 2006, making it the world's largest technology vendor in terms of sales. In 2007 the revenue was $104 billion, making HP the first IT company in history to report revenues exceeding $100 billion. Market share regarding sales of personal computers in 2007 (market research IDC): HP 18.9 %, Dell 16.4 %, Acer 9.9 %, Lenovo 7.5 %, Apple 5.7 %
77.4%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.