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HP COMPAQ Mini 311c- 1010 ION £269.10 @ HP

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7y, 2w agoFound 7 years, 2 weeks ago
By using the code VCCODEHP at the checkout it takes 30 quid off the price. This laptop is supposed to be the best netbook with ION which doesnt have crippled battery life.
Also use quidco for 6% cashback reducing the price to ~£255
I know this deal isnt as good as the Orange 3g broadband version, but that is now expired.

Details here:
specs
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System features
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Operating system installed
Genuine Windows® XP Home Service Pack 3 (32-bit)
Processor type
Intel Atom Processor N270
1.60 GHz, Level 2 cache 512 KB

Memory
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Memory
1024 MB
Maximum memory
Supports up to 3 GB DDR3 memory

Storage
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Internal drives
SATA Hard Disk Drive 5400 rpm 160 GB

Graphics
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Display size (diagonal)
11.6 Diagonal HD LED BrightView Widescreen Display
Display resolution
1366 x 768
Graphic card
NVIDIA ION LE
Up to 319 MB Total Available Graphics Memory

Expansion features
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External I/O ports
3 USB 2.0, 1 HDMI, 1 VGA port, 1 RJ45 ethernet connector, 1 jack Headphone/Mic combo jack
Memory card device
5-in-1 integrated Digital Media Reader for Secure Digital cards, MultiMedia cards, Memory Stick, Memory Stick Pro, or xD Picture cards

Media devices
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Webcam
Webcam with Integrated Microphone
Speakers and microphone
Altec Lansing speakers

Input devices
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Pointing device
Touch Pad with dedicated vertical Scroll Up/Down
Keyboard
92% Full size keyboard

Communications
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Network interface
Integrated 10/100BASE-T Ethernet LAN
Wireless capability
Bluetooth® wireless networking
Broadband wireless
Integrated WWAN module. Wireless mobile broadband use requires separately purchased service contract. Check with service provider for coverage area and availability in your area

Dimensions and weight
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Product weight
1.46 kg
Weight will vary by configuration
Product dimensions (W x D x H)
28.9 cm (L) x 20.4 cm (W) x 1.98 (min H)/3.06 cm (max H)

Power
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Power supply type
90 W AC Power Adapter
Battery type
6-cell Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) battery
Energy efficiency compliance
ENERGY STAR® qualified

What's included
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Warranty
1 year, pick-up and return, parts and labour
Software included
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
Windows Media Player
HP Games Console with hours of free game play
HP Connection Manager
Microsoft® Internet Explorer
Windows® Live Messenger, Adobe® Reader, Adobe® Flash Player
Microsoft® Works and Microsoft® Office Home and Student 2007 60-Day Trial Version
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banned#1
£155? do u mean £255
#2
i would have liked that @ 155 :)
#3
oops edited, thanks guys.
#4
Will this play HD video?
#5
thanks OP, just used your code on another notebook
:thumbsup:
#6
not as good a deal as the one the other day that was the same price but included the mobile broadband card.
#7
not as good a deal as the one the other day that was the same price but included the mobile broadband card.

Seeing as that deal is now dead, this deal is now the best
#8
Mallinersha
Will this play HD video?


yes

depeding on the file type, it may require some fiddling with software to get the HW acceleration to work
#9
As far as I can see, only the dearer version includes the Broadband wireless. It doesn't seem to be available to buy.
#10
This is the 311c-1010SA version (none 3G integrated version) the integrated 3G version is 311c-1030SA model.

This is still a good deal, but me personally would want the internal 3G option.

311c-1030SA = 3G Version
311c-1010SA = None 3G Version
#11
I ordered mine last night, maybe they are updating their website?
#12
I think this is a great price!!! Just wish it came with Windows 7!
#13
if you are a student you can get windows 7 for 30 quid, all you need is a working .ac.uk email.
#14
There was a link a while back on HPs site where you could get a free upgrade to Win 7 if you had purchased a qualifying PC.

I have it bookmarked somewhere.
#15
What's better for daily web use and word/excel - this netbook or the samsung nc10?
#16
This would make web surfing much more smoother and would not stutter, but for word processing and excel you can't fault the NC10.
#17
msharif911
There was a link a while back on HPs site where you could get a free upgrade to Win 7 if you had purchased a qualifying PC.

I have it bookmarked somewhere.


Interested in this if you can post the link up please mate. Purchased the mini 311-1030SA (WWAN version just before Christmas). Was under the impression though that manufacturers were only offering free Windows 7 upgrades if the notebook/desktop came supplied with Windows Vista rather than Windows XP (as was the case with these Compaq's)?

Thanks.

Cheekster.
#18
Mallinersha
Will this play HD video?


Yes, for everything but HD flash video, which does not use the graphics card for a horsepower boost*

*but there is a new beta of flash which does use the graphics card when doing flash video, not tried it so I don't know how well it works, but long term Adobe are obviously working to fix the flash problem.

silentsource
What's better for daily web use and word/excel - this netbook or the samsung nc10?


The NC10 is a generation behind this in terms of hardware power. If you can get it cheaper then that becomes a factor, but straight up comparison between the two and the NC10 loses every time.
#19
staker
This would make web surfing much more smoother and would not stutter, but for word processing and excel you can't fault the NC10.

I disagree. This should perform about as well as the NC10 for office and surfing activities, but the NC10 has a smaller screen and no 3D graphics or HD movie playing capability. If that's not important, the current deals on the NC10 around here are blinding. Personally I bought this one and I'm pretty pleased with it.

There are some useful comments in the old threads:

http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/560331/compaq-mini-311c-1030sa-11-6-ion-ne?t=560331
http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/514349/compaq-hp-mini-311c-11-6-netbook-nv?t=514349

Still hot today if you need ION.
banned#20
ukez
This is the 311c-1010SA version (none 3G integrated version) the integrated 3G version is 311c-1030SA model.

This is still a good deal, but me personally would want the internal 3G option.

311c-1030SA = 3G Version
311c-1010SA = None 3G Version


How does the 3G version work? can i somehow attach my sim card? which is 3 mobile 3G unlimited internet access to surf the net for free? sorry im a bit uncertain how the technology works, appreciate any help.
banned#21
adam1
Just put you sim card in the slot under bAttery and u should be surfin in no time


wow..thanks as easy as that!:thumbsup:
#22
has anyone had their order confirmed and packed/shipped?
#23
UKseagull
As far as I can see, only the dearer version includes the Broadband wireless. It doesn't seem to be available to buy.


Can anyone tell me otherwise? It's not even listed on the Orange website.
#24
Any idea when this code expires??
#25
end of jan i heard.
#26
Roccostan
How does the 3G version work? can i somehow attach my sim card? which is 3 mobile 3G unlimited internet access to surf the net for free? sorry im a bit uncertain how the technology works, appreciate any help.


I think that's how it works mate, it basically has the equivalent to one of them 3g broadband dongle thingy's integrated and you just stick your chip directly in your net book.

But saying that, im not sure if its open to all networks, these are questions you really need to ask someone who uses one or HP customer service. :thumbsup:

Either way i'm holding out for the 3G version for the miss for the same reason, so she no longer needs that ridiculous dongle hanging out the side when shes out and about.
#27
how does this one compare to the others on offer on the forum at the moment?

tia
#28
been looking at this and the advent verona at £350 at currys, what are peoples thoughts on this laptop and the advent , can any experts give me some info please....
#29
I have this netbook (typing this on it now) and I also have an NC10 for work. This is thinner than the NC10, but worse battery life (4-5hrs v 7+hrs). I find the keyboard on the NC10 better for typing, but the screen far far better on the HP for surfing the net, watching my slingplayer etc with. Also, you'd think there would be no speed difference in surfing the net, but in practice the HP is quicker, I guess because of the help the GFX card gives the processor. The NC10's touchpad is annoyingly small, and conversely with the HP I find my right hand thumb when typing touches the touchpad, moving the cursor around my text so I end up having to retype stuff, but that is user error tbh. I paid about this much for mine, and am very pleased with it. Excellent netbook sound as well. Reading around the net the 3g facility isn't all that its cracked up to be tbh, I have just bought a MIFI and am using it to replace an old 3g modem and find that solution far more flexible (you'll be amazed how many locations you go to with fringe 3g coverage, with a MIFI you just go and stick it on the windowsill, with inbuilt 3g you'd have to go sit on the windowsill with your netbook)

HTH
#30
erk
I have this netbook (typing this on it now) and I also have an NC10 for work. This is thinner than the NC10, but worse battery life (4-5hrs v 7+hrs). I find the keyboard on the NC10 better for typing, but the screen far far better on the HP for surfing the net, watching my slingplayer etc with. Also, you'd think there would be no speed difference in surfing the net, but in practice the HP is quicker, I guess because of the help the GFX card gives the processor. The NC10's touchpad is annoyingly small, and conversely with the HP I find my right hand thumb when typing touches the touchpad, moving the cursor around my text so I end up having to retype stuff, but that is user error tbh. I paid about this much for mine, and am very pleased with it. Excellent netbook sound as well. Reading around the net the 3g facility isn't all that its cracked up to be tbh, I have just bought a MIFI and am using it to replace an old 3g modem and find that solution far more flexible (you'll be amazed how many locations you go to with fringe 3g coverage, with a MIFI you just go and stick it on the windowsill, with inbuilt 3g you'd have to go sit on the windowsill with your netbook)

HTH


I have to agree with everything that erk has mentioned, I have the NC10 myself and was lucky to purchase the HP with the integrated 3G for my wife for Christmas from the original thread on here. I'm unable to comment on the use of the 3G yet as we haven't taken it out to test it, that said the HP is the perfect compromise between a Netbook and Notebook as it's both very practical and portable.
#31
Hi All, any idea of the speed of the internal 1gb memory, is it the DDR2 or DDR3? If it is the DDR2, isn't a waste of money to add a DDR3 2gb ram instead of DDR2 ram as the system will only run at the same speed of the internal money even the added ram's speech can be higher? If the internal memory speed is DDR3 then definitely worth buying the DDR3 2gb ram to have the higher ram bus speed. Please clarify if I am wrong in selecting the external ram. Cheers.
#32
deals2009
Hi All, any idea of the speed of the internal 1gb memory, is it the DDR2 or DDR3? If it is the DDR2, isn't a waste of money to add a DDR3 2gb ram instead of DDR2 ram as the system will only run at the same speed of the internal money even the added ram's speech can be higher? If the internal memory speed is DDR3 then definitely worth buying the DDR3 2gb ram to have the higher ram bus speed. Please clarify if I am wrong in selecting the external ram. Cheers.


You will need DDR3 ram, i got mine from aria for 30 quid. They are 204 pin, so I think (please correct me if im wrong) they are different to the DDR2s.
#33
Can you get discounts by using quidco as well as the VCCODEHP voucher code?

I registered with Quidco a couple of years ago but can't honestly say that I know quite how to buy through it.

Thanks

P.S Has anyone actually used the internal 3G connection, does it work ok?
#34
staker
You will need DDR3 ram, i got mine from aria for 30 quid. They are 204 pin, so I think (please correct me if im wrong) they are different to the DDR2s.


Hi thanks for the information. Can you point me to where it tells the internal 1gb ram is DDR3 type if you don't mind? Just want to confirm that before buying the DDR3. thanks.
#35
UKseagull
Can you get discounts by using quidco as well as the VCCODEHP voucher code?

I registered with Quidco a couple of years ago but can't honestly say that I know quite how to buy through it.

Thanks

P.S Has anyone actually used the internal 3G connection, does it work ok?


Yes, I went through quidco and used the code for 10% off the price. No idea about the 3G model, but this deal does not contain the 3G model.
#36
The 3G model is now available to order, the VCCODEHP appears to work but wondered if going through Quidco would also reduce the price.
#37
deals2009
Hi thanks for the information. Can you point me to where it tells the internal 1gb ram is DDR3 type if you don't mind? Just want to confirm that before buying the DDR3. thanks.

This shows the ram info. http://myhpmini.com/hp-models/hp-mini-311/
#38
UKseagull
The 3G model is now available to order, the VCCODEHP appears to work but wondered if going through Quidco would also reduce the price.


Available to order but sadly at £359 before discount. This was also £299 before discount about a week ago.
http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/560331/compaq-mini-311c-1030sa-11-6-ion-ne

At £359 the dual core Asus 1201N (which comes out next month) seems like a better buy.
#39
As i said in the OP the 1201n has rubbish battery for not much of a performance boost. I got £22 tracked on quidco, so brings the price of this to £248, for an ION netbook thats good.
#40
I just ordered the version with the integrated 3G module for £269.10... :)

When I clicked on the Orange broadband offer, it went into my basket as £299, and allowed me to use the VCCODEHP for a further £30 off...

I already have the non-3G version and have ordered this as a present for my Dad's 50th, its an excellent laptop, I've upgraded the RAM to 3G at put Windows 7 on it which it runs without problems. The screen size is perfect, and the resolution makes using it much easier than the NC10, although I have to say, the touchpad buttons are a bit rubbish! Now just have to see how nice I am as to whether my Dad gets the non 3G version....!!

Just have to hope Quidco tracks now! And that i haven't inadvertantly signed up for an Orange contract!

Here's my receipt:

Qty Description Price/item Total VAT

1 Compaq Mini 311c-1030SA Notebook PC (VJ581EA), (BVJ581EA)
£ 299.00 £ 299.00 15%

1 Compaq Mini 311c-1030SA Notebook PC (VJ581EA), (VJ581EA#ABU)

1 Orange broadband sign-up flyer, (9431GCF)

1 Orange Mobile Sim Card, (9431GCE)

1 HPOFFER (VCCODEHP), (1)
£ -29.90 £ -29.90 15%

Total: £ 269.10

Shipping costs: £ 0.00 15%

Total price (gross): £ 269.10

Total price excl. VAT: £ 234.00

Total VAT: £ 35.10

Total price (gross): £ 269.10

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