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HP 311c Mini Ion Netbook £256.75 delivered Expansys

£256.75 @ Expansys
Was available a few weeks ago for a little less. Now available direct or via amazon. Operating system: Genuine Windows® XP Home Service Pack 3 (32-bit) Processor: - Intel Atom Processor N270 -… Read More
jomppa Avatar
7y, 3m agoFound 7 years, 3 months ago
Was available a few weeks ago for a little less. Now available direct or via amazon.

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
Display:
- Webcam with Integrated Microphone
- 11.6 Diagonal HD LED BrightView Widescreen 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
Service & Support:
- 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:
- 1.46 kg
- 2.4 kg Packed
Dimensions: 28.9 cm (L) x 20.4 cm (W) x 1.98 (min H)/3.06 cm (max H)

#Edit# Now down to £249.99 + delivery :-)
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#1
not voting but, its win xp not win7
n270 not n450
160gb not 250gb HD

currently the best netbook for around £300 is the samsung 220 (this months stuff mag)
Has one but thinks its quite slow (robotic sounds and breaks on msn and skype)
....what does that say about the others on the market.
#3
mmuw
not voting but, its win xp not win7
n270 not n450
160gb not 250gb HD

currently the best netbook for around £300 is the samsung 220 (this months stuff mag)
Has one but thinks its quite slow (robotic sounds and breaks on msn and skype)
....what does that say about the others on the market.


Something vital you didnt realise it seems, this one has ION graphics, can handle 1080p, 6 cell battery (5 hours office working and then some) and will actually do some fairly decent gaming (Fallout 3 anyone?)

The Samsung 220 netbook as a built in Intel GPU that is vastily INFERIOR, also I dont know about the build quality of the Samsung but my 311c (1010SA) is uber, I upgraded ram to 3GB (recommend the extra 2gb ram abut £36 from [url]www.crucial.com[/url]), upgraded the hdd to 500gb (gready as charged) and put Windows 7 on it, the machine flys as well as great for the odd bit of online gaming, I normally use my on my tv as a kind of HTPC when home too, never let me down yet and had it about 4 months so far.

In short Compaq 311c with ION graphics is top banana, personally I just ordered from HP direct for 299 free delivery and quidco was about 8% I think (I also got 10% discount too but was a while back so that brought it down to about £240 for me after discounts which rocked)
#4
Klansimpson
Something vital you didnt realise it seems, this one has ION graphics, can handle 1080p, 6 cell battery (5 hours office working and then some) and will actually do some fairly decent gaming (Fallout 3 anyone?)

The Samsung 220 netbook as a built in Intel GPU that is vastily INFERIOR, also I dont know about the build quality of the Samsung but my 311c (1010SA) is uber, I upgraded ram to 3GB (recommend the extra 2gb ram abut £36 from [url]www.crucial.com[/url]), upgraded the hdd to 500gb (gready as charged) and put Windows 7 on it, the machine flys as well as great for the odd bit of online gaming, I normally use my on my tv as a kind of HTPC when home too, never let me down yet and had it about 4 months so far.

In short Compaq 311c with ION graphics is top banana, personally I just ordered from HP direct for 299 free delivery and quidco was about 8% I think (I also got 10% discount too but was a while back so that brought it down to about £240 for me after discounts which rocked)


.. all good points, and not forgetting the 311c has a 1366 x 768 pixel screen compared with the Samsung 220's standard 1024x600 pixel screen! :thumbsup:
#5
I bought one of these on the Orange deal via the HP store back in January - and thought it was great. However, I have ditched the pre installed Windows XP (and all the HP junk), and have spent the past few nights installing Windows 7 and all associated drivers and apps from the HP site...

...oh, and have also unlocked the full ION drivers. My god this is a great machine. Download Home Media Centre and the thing streams wirelessly a BluRay copy of 2012 direct from my media server with no break up or stuttering - something which the PS3 couldn't do even when connected via Homeplugs.
#6
Klansimpson
Something vital you didnt realise it seems, this one has ION graphics, can handle 1080p, 6 cell battery (5 hours office working and then some) and will actually do some fairly decent gaming (Fallout 3 anyone?)

The Samsung 220 netbook as a built in Intel GPU that is vastily INFERIOR, also I dont know about the build quality of the Samsung but my 311c (1010SA) is uber, I upgraded ram to 3GB (recommend the extra 2gb ram abut £36 from [url]www.crucial.com[/url]), upgraded the hdd to 500gb (gready as charged) and put Windows 7 on it, the machine flys as well as great for the odd bit of online gaming, I normally use my on my tv as a kind of HTPC when home too, never let me down yet and had it about 4 months so far.

In short Compaq 311c with ION graphics is top banana, personally I just ordered from HP direct for 299 free delivery and quidco was about 8% I think (I also got 10% discount too but was a while back so that brought it down to about £240 for me after discounts which rocked)


The processor is still a N270, tho. I don't know why anyone would spend this amount on a Netbook, especially with 1366 x 768 graphics. Are you wearing magnifying glasses?

If you want real power in that size go for a Panny Toughpad.
#7
The mini 311 is great. I have one. However, I would recommend buying the version with the in-built 3g. The difference in RRP is £30 and the benefits of nearly always being able to get online cannot be overstated.

Like the other poster, I upgraded my hard disk to 500gb, put in a 2gb SODIMM and did the incredibly straightforward BIOS hack to make the machine full ION. Oh, and the screen is great and no, no need for glasses.
#8
it might be a bit more than a couple of the deals that were floating around a month ago but this is still a good deal - I've been waiting for one like it to come up for a couple of weeks now, but eventually lost patience and just ordered direct! (The one with the built in 3g - by the time you use quidco and the 5 per cent discount voucher kicking around it came down to 300)

Can I ask the two posters who've mentioned 500gb hard drives what ones they used?

I've ordered the extra 2gb of ram but the thought of extra space to cart around my music collection is certainly appealing.

Also any link for that BIOS hack would be helpful! :-)
#9
You can also easily overclock this little beast using software, most will do 2ghz
#10
jeebs
it might be a bit more than a couple of the deals that were floating around a month ago but this is still a good deal - I've been waiting for one like it to come up for a couple of weeks now, but eventually lost patience and just ordered direct! (The one with the built in 3g - by the time you use quidco and the 5 per cent discount voucher kicking around it came down to 300)

Can I ask the two posters who've mentioned 500gb hard drives what ones they used?

I've ordered the extra 2gb of ram but the thought of extra space to cart around my music collection is certainly appealing.

Also any link for that BIOS hack would be helpful! :-)


I used the Western Digital Scorpio Blue 500GB which can be picked up now for about £55. I was going to go solid state but changed my mind - given this machine's fantastic media performance I think capacity is useful. Right now I'd check out the 500GB MK5065GSX Toshiba drive for £49.98 from Ebuyer - add another item costing more than 1p for free delivery - perhaps buy a caddy for the drive you are replacing and you have a cheap portable drive? See here for upgrading instructions: http://myhpmini.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=62&t=2443

This website will tell you all you need to know, including overclocking, the hacked BIOS or simply tricking the existing BIOS into giving you a full ION:
http://myhpmini.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=58
#11
jeebs
it might be a bit more than a couple of the deals that were floating around a month ago but this is still a good deal - I've been waiting for one like it to come up for a couple of weeks now, but eventually lost patience and just ordered direct! (The one with the built in 3g - by the time you use quidco and the 5 per cent discount voucher kicking around it came down to 300)

Can I ask the two posters who've mentioned 500gb hard drives what ones they used?

I've ordered the extra 2gb of ram but the thought of extra space to cart around my music collection is certainly appealing.

Also any link for that BIOS hack would be helpful! :-)


Was Moi, I use a Samsung Spinpoint (F3 I think) awesome drive good throughput, loving the fact that as I dont have a 3G card in mine I can put a SSD (32-128GB) into the spare Mini-PCI-E (Half height) card slot
Yes guys forgot to mention has a full height mini PCI-E slot and a 2nd mini PCI-E slot thats half (full is occupied with the wifi/bluetooth card)

Also as someone quite rightly pointed out 1360x768 is its native resolution I personally use this all the time and can even play games like Fallout on medium settings at 1360x768 with about 20fps as an avg (sometimes drops most of time smooth tbh), vats obviously helps greatly with this. Modern Warfare 2 same resolution low to medium settings run smooth enough to come 1st or 2nd most of the time also, insulting to friends when you show up at a lan party with a laptop in the front pouch of your laptop bag, kick their asses and then have about 400gb of media to share with them also in a tiny device
#12
musical
I used the Western Digital Scorpio Blue 500GB which can be picked up now for about £55. I was going to go solid state but changed my mind - given this machine's fantastic media performance I think capacity is useful. Right now I'd check out the 500GB MK5065GSX Toshiba drive for £49.98 from Ebuyer - add another item costing more than 1p for free delivery - perhaps buy a caddy for the drive you are replacing and you have a cheap portable drive? See here for upgrading instructions: http://myhpmini.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=62&t=2443

This website will tell you all you need to know, including overclocking, the hacked BIOS or simply tricking the existing BIOS into giving you a full ION:
http://myhpmini.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=58


Re SSD can get half height mini PCI-E solid state drives with the performance you want as a 2nd (primary Os drive) on these little bad boys, boot times are insane with them I was checking out a review prior to ordering mine
#13
tincaman
You can also easily overclock this little beast using software, most will do 2ghz


I normally run mine at 1.8ghz to be fair (but its always running at this) mixed results ramping it up further, if gaming it seems to lock up once you go beyond 150mhz on the multiplier (probably heat related)
#14
pet2000
The processor is still a N270, tho. I don't know why anyone would spend this amount on a Netbook, especially with 1366 x 768 graphics. Are you wearing magnifying glasses?

If you want real power in that size go for a Panny Toughpad.


Uber light so small its insulting gaming/work machine, can output to TV to watch media in 1080p if needed (I do every night after work), uses 18w crystal clear picture and excellent screen (if only it wasnt glossy it would be perfect), no I cant figure out why anyone would want to either :whistling:
#15
Klansimpson;8365052
Re SSD can get half height mini PCI-E solid state drives with the performance you want as a 2nd (primary Os drive) on these little bad boys, boot times are insane with them I was checking out a review prior to ordering mine

Can you boot off that drive and what is the cheapest one you can get (e.g. 32GB) .. was thinking of moving the boot to there if it saves on battery ?
#16
Back down to £249.99 (+£6.76 P&P), so £256.75 all together :)

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