Great Little Netbook which I have just received notification on from the Expansys Friday Deal of the Day e-mail.
Purchased one of these for about the same price from HP direct at Christmas - but this seems to be a good price for a great little unit.
I know people always say this - but this is my first deal posted - so go easy eh...
The Compaq Mini 311 has an 11.6-inch screen with enhanced graphics and HD capabilities, great for multimedia playback in a functional mini format. View your photos, music, and HD video anywhere, and play the latest games that other netbooks cant handle
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.
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. 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.