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, Wireless, Bluetooth, HDMI, 6 Cell Battery up to 6 Hours Life) £239.99 + free delivery @ Amazon - HotUKDeals
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A digital companion to take wherever you go.
The Compaq Mini 311c-1010 is an ideal digital companion with enhanced graphics and HD capabilities for fun multimedia enjoyment in a functional mini format. Take your photos, music, and HD video with you and get online wherever you go.
Mini 311c-1010

Sleek, stylish and an elegantly contemporary design

Powered by a 1.6GHz Intel Atom Processor N270 and with Microsoft Windows XP Home (SP3) on board, the Compaq Mini provides endless ultra mobile entertainment for the budget conscious mobile user.

The Compaq Mini 311c-1010 is a great performer. It features a near full size (92%) keyboard and an 11.6 inch HD LED BrightView widescreen display, so youll be able to type accurately and clearly, experience superior image and video quality, yet carry it around easily. On board the hardware features on this machine are well specified too. It includes a 160GB SATA hard drive, 1GB standard memory, integrated 802.11 b/g WLAN, 10/100 Base-T Ethernet LAN, and integrated webcam and microphone. It also comes with a 6-cell Lithium-Ion rechargeable battery.

Eco-friendly
The HP Compaq Mini 311c-1010 is an ENERGY STAR qualified product. That means it will save you money by reducing energy costs and help to protect the environment without sacrificing features or performance. HP products that earn the ENERGY STAR qualification minimise greenhouse gas emissions and reduce the risk of climate change by meeting strict energy guidelines set by the US Environmental Protection Agency.

Powered by Intels smallest chip*
The Compaq Mini 311c is powered by a 1.6GHz Intel Atom Processor N270, Intels smallest chip built with the worlds smallest transistors*. All devices powered by Intel Atom processors allow you to stay in touch on-the-go, connect to business, enjoy entertainment, and remain connected affordably.
Stylish and versatile

Stylish and versatile the Mini 311 optimises size and performance

Quality graphics, video and sound performance
The compact 11.6 inch HD LED BrightView widescreen display delivers a resolution of 1366 by 768 pixels which delivers crisp and vibrant colours. Graphic performance is achieved using an NVIDIA ION LE graphics processor which turns up the visuals on compact, low-power notebooks with greater performance than similar systems.

The NVIDIA ION graphics processor presents full 1080p HD video with true-fidelity 7.1 audio, a premium experience with Windows 7 and with CUDA technology to accelerate the most demanding applications, this vastly improves the notebooks ability to work with visual content such as video encoding. This delivers the highest quality visuals and an immersive viewing experience.

An integrated webcam and microphone and the latest Altec Lansing speakers, will give you great quality Internet-based video and audio communication. So for example, if youre using MSN or Skype, your friends and family will be able to hear and see you perfectly. And if you just want to capture the moment, use your webcam to take still photos or video.

Great expansion and connectivity
The Mini 311c will accommodate up to three peripherals at any time with its three USB 2.0 ports enabling you to quickly transfer photos from your digital video camera or music from your MP3 player.

In terms of connectivity, this mini incorporates a 10/100 Base-T Ethernet LAN, so you can quickly and easily share your files with your family, friends and colleagues. It is WiFi certified to work with base stations and routers that use industry-standard 802.11 b/g making it easy for you to connect rapidly to the internet at home, work and on holiday.

The 110c also features integrated Bluetooth wireless networking capability, to enable you to connect directly to a wireless keyboard or mouse, and synchronise your mobile phone or PDA.

Great style and performance, lets take a look at the hardware

Hard drive and memory
The 160GB Serial-ATA (SATA) hard drive (5400 RPM) maintains high data transfer speeds, meaning you dont need to wait long for your documents and pictures to open. To support this, the Mini 311c comes with 1GB memory as standard and supports up to 1GB DDR3 memory.

DDR3 is the next generation memory, twice as fast as its predecessor DDR2. DDR3 offers an impressive increased performance whilst using less power, only 1.5 volts. Rapid data transfer speeds of up to 1600Mbps allow you to run many simultaneous tasks.

Memory card device
Rapidly upload all your holiday snaps with the integrated 5-in-1 digital media reader. So whether you are saving your information on Secure Digital, Multimedia, xD Picture cards or using Memory Stick or Memory Stick Pro, you can rest assured that the Compaq Mini 311c-1010SA will be able to read your documents easily.

Great software for a great machine
The HP Compaq Mini 311c-1010 is pre-packed with the latest applications, tools and operating systems to ensure that you get a great computing experience. It comes with Microsoft Windows XP Home Service Pack 3 (32-bit) as standard, the perfect choice for going beyond mere email and web surfing to get the best in all kinds of digital entertainment. Microsoft Windows XP Home gives you more ways to have fun with your music, and digital media. Plus youll love the way that it connects to wireless networks and manages battery life, so you can go on surfing all through the day.

Well thats just for starters, and theres a lot more. Take a look at this line-up of pre-loaded software:

Microsoft Works (word processor, spreadsheet, calendar and database), Microsoft Internet Explorer, Windows Live Messenger, Windows Media Player, Adobe Reader, Adobe Flash Player, HP Games Console with hours of free game play and Symantec Norton Internet Security 2009 60 day update. Also included is a free 60-day trial version of Microsoft Office Home and Student 2007 Edition.

Finally, for your peace of mind
Youll want the best in technical support, so it comes with a one-year, pick-up and return, parts and labour warranty. And naturally, this can be extended to protect against accidental damage for up to 3 years, for a small extra premium.

*Processor comparison based on current Intel architecture products. Transistor comparison based on 45nm processors in production.
Box Contains
# Compaq mini note
# Power adapter
# Manual
Product Description
HP Compaq Mini 311c1010SA Atom N270 16GHz XP Home 116 HD BV LED 1GB RAM 160GB HDD WiFi bg Bluetooth Webcam 1Yr Warranty Office Ready VJ555EAABU Laptops Notebooks

Product Features and Technical Details
Product Features

* 11.6-inch netbook
* Enhanced graphics NVIDIA ION LE, HDMI connectivity
* Webcam with Integrated Microphone
* 92% full size keyboard
* 5-in-1 integrated Digital Media Reader

Technical Details

Operating system: Genuine Windows XP Home Service Pack 3 (32-bit)
Processor: Intel Atom Processor N270 1.60 GHz, Level 2 cache 512 KB
Memory: 1024 MB (1 x 1024 MB), Supports up to 1 GB DDR3 memory
Storage: 160 GB SATA Hard Disk Drive 5400 rpm, up to 12 GB partition for system recovery
5-in-1 integrated Digital Media Reader for Secure Digital cards, MultiMedia cards, Memory Stick, Memory Stick Pro, or xD Picture cards
Communication: Integrated 10/100BASE-T Ethernet LAN 802.11 b/g, WLAN, Bluetooth wireless networking
Webcam with Integrated Microphone
Display: 11.6 inch Diagonal HD LED BrightView Widescreen Display
Display resolution: 1366 x 768
Video: NVIDIA ION LE, up to 319 MB Total Available Graphics Memory
Sound: Altec Lansing speakers
Keyboard: 92% full size keyboard, Touch Pad with dedicated vertical Scroll Up/Down
Ports 3 USB 2.0, 1 HDMI, 1 VGA port, 1 RJ45 ethernet connector, 1 jack Headphone/Mic combo jack
Power: 90 W AC Power Adapter, 6-cell Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) battery
Software: Microsoft Works and Microsoft Office Home and Student 2007 (60-Day Trial Version), Microsoft Internet Explorer, Windows Live Messenger, Adobe Reader, Adobe Flash Player, Windows Media Player, HP Games Console with hours of free game play
Recovery partition (including possibility to recover system, applications and drivers separately), optional re-allocation of recovery partition, recovery CD/DVD creation tool
Symantec Norton Internet Security 2009 (60 days live update)
Notebook Help & Support
Additional information: P/N: VJ555EA #ABU, UPC/EAN code: 884962387795
Weight: Out of package - 1.46 kg, Packed - 2.4 kg (Weight will vary by configuration)
Dimensions: 28.9 cm (L) x 20.4 cm (W) x 1.98 (min H)/3.06 cm (max H)
Warranty: 1 year, pick-up and return, parts and labour (You can expand the warranty coverage of your product and protect it against accidental damage up to 3 years)
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#1
much better than any of the 1024x600 notebooks (if a netbook is what you are after). You'll be able to install W7 too because all drivers are available.
#2
Memory: 1024 MB (1 x 1024 MB), Supports up to 1 GB DDR3 memory


really?!

You'll be able to install W7 too because all drivers are available.


W7 drivers are availabe for a lot of netbooks.

Is there no WWAN with this one? I thought these came with it.
#3
fmushtaq
really?!


W7 drivers are availabe for a lot of netbooks.

Is there no WWAN with this one? I thought these came with it.


No, 1Gb is soldered in and there is a slot for another SODIMM, this quite happily takes a 2GB module so max of 3GB overall.

WWAN is only on the 311c-1030SA models - I'm typing this on one right now and it's been fantastic, I never bother with my larger, more powerful laptop anymore.
#4
phishwak
No, 1Gb is soldered in and there is a slot for another SODIMM, this quite happily takes a 2GB module so max of 3GB overall.

WWAN is only on the 311c-1030SA models - I'm typing this on one right now and it's been fantastic, I never bother with my larger, more powerful laptop anymore.


where did you het your 311c-1030SA from ? as I want to get one

cheers
#5
If the ION chipset means nothing to you
then you may want to consider

http://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/Dell_Inspiron_11z_987206.html

Processor Intel® Celeron® (ULV 743, 1.3Ghz processor, 1MB L2 cache, 800MHz FSB)
Screen 11.6" (HD, 1366 x 768, WXGA LED)
Operating System Windows Vista Home Premium Edition
RAM 2GB
Hard Drive 250GB
Graphics Integrated (Intel® GMA X4500 3D Graphics with up to 384MB Shared Memory)
Wireless LAN Wireless (802.11a/b/g Wireless)
Network Card 10/100Mbps Fast Ethernet
Integrated Webcam Integrated Webcam
Card Reader 3-in-1 card reader (SD/SDHC,MMC)
USB Ports 3x USB 2.0 ports
Speakers Intergrated Stereo Speakers
VGA Port 1 External VGA Port
Kensington Lock Kensington lock slot
Charge Time 2.5 Hours
HDMI 1 HDMI Port
Warranty 12 Months Dell Collect & Return
Battery Life 5-6 Hours (up to 5 hours with power management)
Weight 1-2 Kg (This Model 1.35 Kg)

Ignore the Vista haters
Pros- better CPU , more RAm amd more HD
Cons- No bluetooth

Direct comparison of the 2 mqchines



as ever fact-based discussion, apologies if you find this dis-orientating :)

COCO

) ALSO at Expabsys but deliver will cost ya http://www.expansys.com/d.aspx?i=201046 )
#6
fp423456
where did you het your 311c-1030SA from ? as I want to get one

cheers


I got it directly from HP for £270 - see this thread http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/560331/compaq-mini-311c-1030sa-11-6-ion-ne . Not available at that price anymore though.
#7
between the Dell 11z and the Compaq, which gives the better performance for HD output via HDMI and also video conversion ?
#8
"It has an amazing forum dedicated to it, google myhpmini. And as a result of this community you can now,

Software OC to 2.00Ghz!!!
Hardware OC to 2.40Ghz!!!
Adjust fan speeds
Turn ION LE into ION
OC ION from 450/1100 -> 550/1200
Modify ION RAM size
Modify Fan speeds"

Source : User review at overclockers.co.uk

http://myhpmini.com/forum/

Hacked BIOS files to allow tweaking of speeds, timings etc>

http://myhpmini.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=62&t=3744
#9
expansys have had it at this price for some time... ok no free delivery.. but still worth every penny
#10
I looked at one of these when they were 249 last year, but then went for the acer ferrari one from ebay argos seller for £310ish but thats with a 250gb HD, 3gb ram and a 1366x768 11.6" screen.
No dicking about overclocking, and the dual core 1.2ghz athlon is a lot quicker than the n270 even at 2.00ghz. Radeon 3200 almost as good as the ion too.

however £249 is a good price and very hackable if thats your sort of thing. Hot.
#11
I got the WWAN version last year for around £250 after cashback. Running dual boot Snow Leopard 10.6.2 and Windows 7. Only problem with Snow Leopard is that you have to place a new wifi card.
#12
Whats the differance between Compaq Mini 311c-1010SA and Compaq Mini 311c-1101SA and whys the latter £37 more? I've been after this netbook for a while...Nvidia ION FTW!!
#13
fmushtaq;8980038
really?!


W7 drivers are availabe for a lot of netbooks.

Is there no WWAN with this one? I thought these came with it.


phishwak;8980289
No, 1Gb is soldered in and there is a slot for another SODIMM, this quite happily takes a 2GB module so max of 3GB overall.

WWAN is only on the 311c-1030SA models - I'm typing this on one right now and it's been fantastic, I never bother with my larger, more powerful laptop anymore.


[FONT=Verdana]Note that if you do install the additional 2GB DIMM (to bring the total memory up to 3GB) that you only get 2.75GB worth of RAM for the operating system as the rest is grabbed by the graphics card.

In addition to that the ones I've used previously have a terrible touchpad to use and are a pain when trying to do a lot of typing on them, as the cursor will jump round all over the place (it's that sensitive even when making changes to the software settings).

Cheers, Scotty Boy! :thumbsup:[/FONT]
#14
I_SHOULD_COCO
If the ION chipset means nothing to you
then you may want to consider

http://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/Dell_Inspiron_11z_987206.html

Processor Intel® Celeron® (ULV 743, 1.3Ghz processor, 1MB L2 cache, 800MHz FSB)
Screen 11.6" (HD, 1366 x 768, WXGA LED)
Operating System Windows Vista Home Premium Edition
RAM 2GB
Hard Drive 250GB
Graphics Integrated (Intel® GMA X4500 3D Graphics with up to 384MB Shared Memory)
Wireless LAN Wireless (802.11a/b/g Wireless)
Network Card 10/100Mbps Fast Ethernet
Integrated Webcam Integrated Webcam
Card Reader 3-in-1 card reader (SD/SDHC,MMC)
USB Ports 3x USB 2.0 ports
Speakers Intergrated Stereo Speakers
VGA Port 1 External VGA Port
Kensington Lock Kensington lock slot
Charge Time 2.5 Hours
HDMI 1 HDMI Port
Warranty 12 Months Dell Collect & Return
Battery Life 5-6 Hours (up to 5 hours with power management)
Weight 1-2 Kg (This Model 1.35 Kg)

Ignore the Vista haters
Pros- better CPU , more RAm amd more HD
Cons- No bluetooth

Direct comparison of the 2 mqchines



as ever fact-based discussion, apologies if you find this dis-orientating :)

COCO

) ALSO at Expabsys but deliver will cost ya http://www.expansys.com/d.aspx?i=201046 )


thing is. vista & celeron processors just dont work. vista is very power hungry & definitely not made for low power pc's, especially netbooks. I dont hate vista by the way as I used it on a quad core PC so it was running perfect for me :)

the 11z also has a really bad flaw which is the multi-touch pad. it renders it useless unless you use an external mouse.

from notebook review:
http://www.notebookreview.com/default.asp?newsID=5347&review=dell+inspiron+11z
"If you hold one finger on the touchpad over the left or right button and try to move around the screen a few things might happen. One of the most common problems is unwanted zooming, meaning you will change the size of icons on the desktop or the size of text when viewing documents or webpages. We also still noticed the speed of the X and Y axis input isn't consistent. Moving your finger side to side makes the cursor move more than if you travel the same distance up and down. A simple test is drawing a circle on the screen with your finger, where the 11z makes wide ovals instead.

Bottom line, we still consider an external mouse to be a must-have accessory with this notebook. Considering that "laptops" are designed to be mobile computing solutions it's extremely frustrating that the touchpad on the 11z can't get the job done."
#15
Two year old technology for a premium price. Would not recommend as CPU is very underpowered by today's standards. Spend a little more and get new dual core Atoms.
#16
[QUOTE=I_SHOULD_COCO]If the ION chipset means nothing to you
then you may want to consider

http://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/Dell_Inspiron_11z_987206.html

Processor Intel® Celeron® (ULV 743, 1.3Ghz processor, 1MB L2 cache, 800MHz FSB)
Screen 11.6" (HD, 1366 x 768, WXGA LED)
Operating System Windows Vista Home Premium Edition
RAM 2GB
Hard Drive 250GB
Graphics Integrated (Intel® GMA X4500 3D Graphics with up to 384MB Shared Memory)
Wireless LAN Wireless (802.11a/b/g Wireless)
Network Card 10/100Mbps Fast Ethernet
Integrated Webcam Integrated Webcam
Card Reader 3-in-1 card reader (SD/SDHC,MMC)
USB Ports 3x USB 2.0 ports
Speakers Intergrated Stereo Speakers
VGA Port 1 External VGA Port
Kensington Lock Kensington lock slot
Charge Time 2.5 Hours
HDMI 1 HDMI Port
Warranty 12 Months Dell Collect & Return
Battery Life 5-6 Hours (up to 5 hours with power management)
Weight 1-2 Kg (This Model 1.35 Kg)

Ignore the Vista haters
Pros- better CPU , more RAm amd more HD
Cons- No bluetooth

Dell is a better system. It uses standard GL40 chipset, which allows you to use Code 2 Duo CPU (SU4100/SU7300). Alternatively you can try Core 2 Solo and increase battery to 7 hours.

Unfortunately, I don't see anything special about ION. Intel 4-series does 1080p just fine and includes HDMI. What can one possibly use ION for?
#17
I have this laptop and it is amazing well worth £250. Anyone saying you need more power are missing the point.

You can browser on it fine and use word on it. It pumps out full 1080p and I get about 5-6 hours. The screen is sharp and is better than the 10" screens.

For £250 it is a brilliant little machine perfect to take on your travels. The power brick is very small as well. Cannot recommend it enough.
#18
nice deal ile consider
#19
I've got one, and it makes a fantastic Hackintosh (replaced by Acer Aspire One that recently died on me).
#20
Great deal, just a bit to big for my taste. I think netbooks should have at most 10 inch displays ;).
#21
CTPAHHIK
Two year old technology for a premium price. Would not recommend as CPU is very underpowered by today's standards. Spend a little more and get new dual core Atoms.


The n270 isn't any slower than the new line of atoms. The only diff is they are more power efficient.

The dual core atom n330 asus 1201N is near £400. Post a dual core atom netbook with ion for less than £300.:roll:
#22
The HDMI connection is a big plus point.
However my netbook is almost solely for travelling and the 4cm increase in width over my A150 is very unwelcome.

Maybe I shall wait for something to pop up with a 10" screen and HDMI for nearer to £200.
#23
jaydeeuk1
The n270 isn't any slower than the new line of atoms. The only diff is they are more power efficient.

The dual core atom n330 asus 1201N is near £400. Post a dual core atom netbook with ion for less than £300.:roll:


plus the fact it is also old tech and uses more battery.

I have this netbook myself, bought for the same price from elsewhere a few months ago and it is a lovely piece of kit, change somewhat my negative perception of netbooks, i use mine as a secondary machine and i can still do plenty with it, i can use things like image editing software like gimp, cad like sketchup, programming stuff and even play some games on it, and the screen size is just about right, it really is a nice piece of kit, my main gripe with it is it gets rather hot.
#24

Seconded - this is a significantly more powerful machine for your money.

Just like the ION, it won't play games, but will cope with 1080p video and hardware-accelerated-FlashPlayer just fine :thumbsup:
#25
Thanks for posting, just taken the plunge. Wasn't sure about the size but went to a Curry's earlier to see a larger netbook in the flesh and they still appear fairly small. HDMI support is a big plus, plan to use it to watch HD content on my TV. And you know a product is reasonably good when it has its own dedicated modding forum...
#26
While it's nice to see some netbook deals on here again, £250 is pretty much the going rate for this model. Perhaps if you were talking about the one with built-in WWAN, that would be a different story.
#27
Brilliant, brilliant machine. I bought one at this price a few months back and stuck in an extra 2gb of RAM & a 500gb 7200rpm HDD, it's awesome. Decoding 1080p to the HDMI out from a machine this size is pretty sweet.

Heat added. If you've been thinking of getting a Netbook this is the one you want!
#28
The better Compaq Mini 311c 1101SA is now same price at Amazon. Go for that one!!! Faster hard drive plus you can add more ram. Better then the 1010SA
1 Like #29
Has anyone got the Compaq Mini 311c 1101SA and can confirm it can handle HD video playback? Thinking about upgrading to this from Acer Aspire One aoa150.
#30
Sp0oner
Has anyone got the Compaq Mini 311c 1101SA and can confirm it can handle HD video playback? Thinking about upgrading to this from Acer Aspire One aoa150.


The 1010SA can perform flawless 1080p playback via HDMI and seeing as it has the same graphics chipset as the 1101SA you'll be fine :o)
#31
Isn't the MSI WInd at Maplins a better deal for this - simialr spec for £200???
banned#32
I might get this netbook.
#33
Just wanted to say to any one which has already brought one.. you can get a cheap memory upgrade at the second.. Goto Deal
#34
I need some advice. I bought an MSI Wind U100 PLUS a week ago but find the screen is just too small and gaming performance
is not good enough.

I bought it for £180 and another £20 for a 1GB stick of ram. Now I've seen a HP Compaq Mini 311c with an N270 processor for £240, and I could get this RAM: http://www.ebuyer.com/product/191211?utm_source=google&utm_medium=products to give it a total of 3GB RAM under Windows 7 Pro.

The thing is that's an extra £85 for a bigger sharper screen, dedicated graphics, 1080P HD video. I just don't know if its worth the extra money? I'm going round in circles here trying to figure out if its worth it! Anyone here used both these netbooks and could possibly give me some advice?

Thanks for reading
#35
Price now dropped to £239.99. I ordered direct from expansys - charged £6.75 for postage but get a free pair of USB speakers.
#36
elrasho
I need some advice. I bought an MSI Wind U100 PLUS a week ago but find the screen is just too small and gaming performanceis not good enough.I bought it for £180 and another £20 for a 1GB stick of ram. Now I've seen a HP Compaq Mini 311c with an N270 processor for £240...
None of these machines are even remotely suitable for games - you won't get any sort of "gaming performance" from anything at this end of the market.
If you've got limited budget, then head onto eBay for a used machine with a none-Atom processor and a discrete video chipset.
#37
Nom
elrasho
I need some advice. I bought an MSI Wind U100 PLUS a week ago but find the screen is just too small and gaming performanceis not good enough.I bought it for £180 and another £20 for a 1GB stick of ram. Now I've seen a HP Compaq Mini 311c with an N270 processor for £240...
None of these machines are even remotely suitable for games - you won't get any sort of "gaming performance" from anything at this end of the market.If you've got limited budget, then head onto eBay for a used machine with a none-Atom processor and a discrete video chipset.
depends what you mean by gaming - this plays WOW with ease and some newer ones on low/med settings as shown in many posts before.
gaming doesn't have to mean sitting in a darkened room with a glowing desktop mean machine shouting intruder alert to anyone that interupts your current game of crysis.
#38
Small, cheap, powerful - pick two.
If you want/need a netbook, this is about as much bang as you will get for your buck. If you want significantly more power from the same sized machine, expect to pay an obscene amount of money for it.
If you're happy to carry around a larger machine, and want more power, a netbook ain't for you.
Simples.
#39
Why is this expired? Deal is still available (or at least shows "in stock" on Amazon's website - albeit for £10 less than originally posted.
#40
This shouldn't be expired any more as it's £239.99+delivery.

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