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Pre-Order - HP Mini 311, 11.6", Nvidia Ion Graphics, £296.95 @ Lambda-tek

£296.95 @ Lambda-tek
Seems this unit has only just been announced but Lambda-tek have it available for pre order. Stock due (28/09/2009) Seems to be a good price for the one of the first Ion based netbooks. http://blog… Read More
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Seems this unit has only just been announced but Lambda-tek have it available for pre order. Stock due (28/09/2009) Seems to be a good price for the one of the first Ion based netbooks.

http://blog.laptopmag.com/hands-on-with-the-hp-mini-311-ion-netbbok
http://www.engadget.com/2009/09/15/hps-11-6-inch-mini-311-pairs-atom-with-nvidia-ion-graphics-win/
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#1
It says the US RRP (which admittedly is usually lower than uk) is $399 = £238 -- so there is scope to get this alot cheaper

Looks like a nice product BTW
#2
If only they'd gone for an N330 rather than an n270 this would have been a great little machine! Good price though!
#3
NAZ17
It says the US RRP (which admittedly is usually lower than uk) is $399 = £238 -- so there is scope to get this alot cheaper

Looks like a nice product BTW


US prices are always cheaper, but also dont $399 is pre tax price.
:thumbsup:
#4
DVS_Dee
If only they'd gone for an N330 rather than an n270 this would have been a great little machine! Good price though!


Yeah, n330 or CULV would be perfect!
#5
the nvidia ion is a good thing , but it is a lot of money for a netbook which most ppl pay about £200 for. not voting yet as im unsure.
#6
Computerman
the nvidia ion is a good thing , but it is a lot of money for a netbook which most ppl pay about £200 for. not voting yet as im unsure.


Depends what you want to use it for, ie 1080P HD video with HDMI!

Please could you inform me of the £200 (11.6") netbooks! :?
1 Like #8
A history lesson:-
The main reason netbooks took off was that they were cheap and did what the majority of people wanted out of a computer, being small and portable was a bonus. £200 for a machine that is mostly used for email and web browsing with some sort of social networking software too if wanted is pretty much ideal for most consumers.
Companies realised that these machines were starting to cannibalise their sales of the higher end laptops, where the manufacturers made most of their profits. Netbooks were seen as very much a product for markets where laptops were too expensive. The problem was that people realised that laptops were too expensive for what they wanted and a netbook would do them just fine. Sony actually came out and called netbooks a "race for the bottom" i.e. who could manufacturer a the least powerful computer and sell it for the thinnest profit margin possible; something which is totally against how Sony works (compare Walmart and Harrods).

What we have been moving to recently is a position where netbooks and laptops merge and we have a much better profit margin for the companies selling them. They can leverage in all sorts of things that aren't needed by most people and charge extra for them. 11" screens, HD capable graphics et c. aren't needed on a netbook, they're simply laptop basics that are being pushed on consumers as a way to make more profit.
#9
but when i can get an 11" - 12" laptop, with enough power and graphics to do almost everything i could do on a desktop, just a little slower, and scaleable enough to get 5 - 6 hours real battery life out of it and it not cost me the best part of a grand i will be a happy bunny. the developments in netbooks are great, what we have now is good for some things, but mine struggles a little with bbc iplayer. but we're now getting pretty powerful processors that only draw 2.5w of energy, more effecient monitors, solid state is coming down in price, and most importantly both software and hardware developers are starting to think about effeciency, thinking about how they can do 1080p video with just this little extra chip, instead of demanding a 3ghz processor to do it all in horribly ineffecient, single threaded cpu code with the closest thing they have to optimisation being MMX. so yeah bring it on. I won't be buying one at £300, at least not right away, but if i can get a 12", running dual core at 2ghz and change, with at least 720p graphics, that i think i'd take a punt at
#10
chuckp
US prices are always cheaper, but also dont $399 is pre tax price.
:thumbsup:


Hence the "admittedly is usually lower than uk prices" part of my reply :-D ;-)

I have added heat as you cant find the machine for cheaper - but is HD output really worth it on a machine that only has a Hard Disk with 160gb capacity - i' don't know, im just wondering .
20x5gb movies + songs +OS would easily fill this.

I guess if you needed a specific specification this would be ideal - but i agree with amdavies, that HP have added features that the majority of people wont use.
1 Like #11
[Hard Disk with 160gb capacity - i' don't know, im just wondering .
20x5gb movies + songs +OS would easily fill this.]

With all the laptop / netbook debate, I look at it this way

a) I have a desktop, it has a rewriter - why would I want to pay for, and carry about, another optical drive that I only need occasionally?

b) I have a 16Gb USB memory stick (£20) and a 250Gb WD passport (£50 quid?). 160Gb fixed HD seems fine for day-to-day use.

c) I want a highish-res screen with some decent real estate ..... but I want the whole unit to be compact and light because I intend to carry it about.

d) I don't want to edit movies on the Netbook, so I accept it will be lower powered - but I do want to run more than one app at a time

e) I want it to run forever without needing to be plugged-in (joke) - but 8 hours "real" usage would be great

f) Finally, I want the whole package to be neat, well-built and cost next-to-nothing.

Now my only decision is at what point I compromise ...... and that point is getting close.

Am I alone??
suspended#12
Hot for me. Iv been keen on the Samsung N510 recently but seems the HP Mini 311 with its comparable spec has beat it hands down on price... http://www.lambda-tek.com/componentshop/index.pl?origin=gbase15.4&prodID=1768864. Wots ur views on the Samsung guys? thx in advance
#13
Alicia
Hot for me. Iv been keen on the Samsung N510 recently but seems the HP Mini 311 with its comparable spec has beat it hands down on price... http://www.lambda-tek.com/componentshop/index.pl?origin=gbase15.4&prodID=1768864. Wots ur views on the Samsung guys? thx in advance


I'm happy to see HP, Samsung, Asus and anyone else slug it out. The last two are the most innovative in terms of battery life so far, but all the big screens have been let down by the processors as well ......

I think it will be a slug-fest post Windows7, when the Wintel cartel lose the control they currently exert because of the WnXP agreements.
suspended#14
macliam
I'm happy to see HP, Samsung, Asus and anyone else slug it out. The last two are the most innovative in terms of battery life so far, but all the big screens have been let down by the processors as well ......

I think it will be a slug-fest post Windows7, when the Wintel cartel lose the control they currently exert because of the WnXP agreements.


I agree, the Ion isnt going to affect the system speed since the single core Atom processor isn't quite cut out for the job and of what is currently available i suppose the nominally faster Atom chip of the Samsung (£388.57) isnt worth the extra buck.
#15
A netbook with Ion + HDMI + XBMC = A Popcorn Hour with a cute little laptop thrown in. The near future looks very bright indeed.
#16
I preordered Samsung n510 some time ago and couple of weeks later i found information about this machine on Morecomputer.com i made me think again especially that this was at least 60 pounds cheaper. However i found out that the screen on this will be glossy unlike the n510. I have to say, they lost me there. I MEGALOATH the glossy screens!

BTW since it's 19 quid cheaper than morecomputers.com one it's hot!
Good find.
#17
I advice to stay off hp, I have very bad exp with there TX laptop/tablet and there service is terrible!
#18
ffooky
A netbook with Ion + HDMI + XBMC = A Popcorn Hour with a cute little laptop thrown in. The near future looks very bright indeed.


Apart from the fact that Pocorn hour costs about half as much.
#19
Looks good.

But will it have windows 7 on it?
#20
Let's be clear here kids. This is:

[LIST=1]
[*]Bigger than most netbooks. Considerably bigger. Good or bad, you have to pay for the increased screen size.
[*]A massive improvement over normal integrated graphics. I have an Atom+ION system (Asus Revo) being used as a media center (ubuntu+boxee). ION makes *all* the difference for swish graphical effects. It plays Quake3 (and OpenAreana derivs) at 50fps at 720p.
[*]The dual-core Atom isn't all that. It's an improvement, sure, but it's also a power-drain and not as big a performance improvement as the ION for complex desktop effects.
[*]I've seen (can't find the link) benchmarks showing ION gfx chipsets outperforming Intel IGP chipsets by a significant margin. I don't see how but hell, I'd say it's worth it just for that.
[/LIST]

HP netbooks aren't the best. We'll see a lot better come out soon. But if you are considering this, don't think it's just a different graphics chipset.
#21
bruffterman
but when i can get an 11" - 12" laptop, with enough power and graphics to do almost everything i could do on a desktop, just a little slower, and scaleable enough to get 5 - 6 hours real battery life out of it and it not cost me the best part of a grand


The HP dv2z (Turion X2 Neo+HD3410), Acer Timeline (Core 2 based dual core+HD4330 I think) or the MSI U200 or was it 300 coming soon which is like the dvz2 maybe?
#22
bruffterman
but when i can get an 11" - 12" laptop, with enough power and graphics to do almost everything i could do on a desktop, just a little slower, and scaleable enough to get 5 - 6 hours real battery life out of it and it not cost me the best part of a grand i will be a happy bunny.


It's a little bigger than you ask for, but checkout the Dell XPS 1330 - i.e. 13". It's what I use and not far off what you ask about.

That said though, I pretty much agree with you. You can get a fantastically cheap 10" netbook for £200-£300, but need perfect eyesight, small/average fingers and no desire to run anything bigger than a browser. Alternatively, you can get a desktop replacement with a 15" screen, dual-core, etc, for £400-£500, but need arms like a gorilla to carry it around....

Where is the good value middle ground? Why do 12" or 13" machines cost 2x 15" machines and offer less? I'm not stupid (I used to design these things) and I know it's about volumes, but it wasn't so long ago that 12"-13" was the sweetspot and did exactly what you ask for. Now it's become a premium product.

FWIW, I'm fantastically pleased with my Dell 13", but, as I'm currently chasing two more machines for other family members, barf at the thought of having to pay £700+ for something offering the performance of a £400 machine and the convenience of a £200 one... Given the relative pricing you'd actually be better off buying the TWO cheaper machines!
#23
I can't believe the specs don't seem to mention screen res :?

It has a bigger screen but what about the res? The vertical resolution is the one thing stopping me from touching a netbook.
#24
PoisonJam
I can't believe the specs don't seem to mention screen res :?

It has a bigger screen but what about the res? The vertical resolution is the one thing stopping me from touching a netbook.


should be 1366 x 768 pixels
#25
Maybe I'm a sucker for eye strain but I had a sony u3 with a XGA res 1024*768. I'd like to see something similar to the sony vaio p
#26
DavidDickinson
The HP dv2z (Turion X2 Neo+HD3410), Acer Timeline (Core 2 based dual core+HD4330 I think) or the MSI U200 or was it 300 coming soon which is like the dvz2 maybe?


Battery life? Can't say for certain about the other two but the DV2 only lasts about 2 and a half hours going from reviews. The Timeline won't be much different given the ones with the Intel IGPs bunk out at around 4 hours. Maybe the MSI will be different? Or the Acer Ferrari One?

Really, what is people's problem with the fact that some of us like the idea of being able to browse the web, do a bit of work and watch the odd movie on the move? I don't get it. It's not like anyone is planning on running anything more stressful than Team Fortress 2, DIVX movies and Excel on a machine like this. It's a second machine, not a main rig.
#27
Finally - a netbook with a useful graphics accelerator, 3D acceleration (minimal, but it's there) and most likely and most needed HDMI out!

This is one of the very few you can plug into most TVs out there ;)
#28
- 1366 x 768 resolution that can support HD video
- HDMI output
- 6-cell battery

Awesome. This will do me until touchscreens hit netbooks.
#29
So what stops this crossing into ultra-portable territory with its bigger screen? Just the Atom?
#30
PoisonJam
I can't believe the specs don't seem to mention screen res :?

It has a bigger screen but what about the res? The vertical resolution is the one thing stopping me from touching a netbook.


Screen is 11.6” Diagonal HD LED BrightView Widescreen Display (1366 x 768)

Full spec here
#31
netbooks are great if you work away from home or stay in hotels for watching films. I have a company laptop but dont install non-work stuff on it so this is great for outputting xvids to tvs.
#32
satchef1
The Timeline won't be much different given the ones with the Intel IGPs bunk out at around 4 hours.


http://www.expertreviews.co.uk/reviews/266242/acer-timeline-3810t.html

"over 10 hrs battery life"

http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2347663,00.asp

"achieved a phenomenal 8 hours 40 minutes of battery life in tests"

The Radeon 4330 gfx card equipped models won't be much different to the ones with the Intel IGPs doing the same work when it comes to battery life.
#33
DavidDickinson
http://www.expertreviews.co.uk/reviews/266242/acer-timeline-3810t.html

"over 10 hrs battery life"

http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2347663,00.asp

"achieved a phenomenal 8 hours 40 minutes of battery life in tests"

The Radeon 4330 gfx card equipped models won't be much different to the ones with the Intel IGPs doing the same work when it comes to battery life.


Wow, i stand corrected. I've been after a machine like that for a while, asked around on a few forums and was basically told the battery life was bad on the Timelines. Guess it's time to do a bit more digging and see if i can find battery life info for the 4330 model.

Thanks :)
#34
Sorry but NETbooks are supposed to be small and cheap, when you start talking about screens that are over 10" and the price is over £250 then in my eyes it's no longer a netbook but a small laptop...

What next, a 14" NETbook with optical drive and quad core, ummm LAPTOP!!

Cold from me
#35
satchef1
Wow, i stand corrected. I've been after a machine like that for a while, asked around on a few forums and was basically told the battery life was bad on the Timelines. Guess it's time to do a bit more digging and see if i can find battery life info for the 4330 model.

Thanks :)


http://www.play.com/PC/PCs/4-/11314468/Acer-Aspire-Timeline-3810TG-Core-2-Solo-ULV-SU3500-1-4GHz-4GB-320GB-13-3-Vista-Home-Premium-Laptop-Notebook/ProductReviews.html

http://asia.cnet.com/reviews/notebooks/0,39050489,62056602-3,00.htm
#36
bobdylan
Sorry but NETbooks are supposed to be small and cheap, when you start talking about screens that are over 10" and the price is over £250 then in my eyes it's no longer a netbook but a small laptop...

What next, a 14" NETbook with optical drive and quad core, ummm LAPTOP!!

Cold from me


Agreed! got an Tosh NB100 and asus 901, both have an 8.9" screen, what a netbook should be very portable and relatively cheap:thumbsup:
#37
giddy1778
Agreed! got an Tosh NB100 and asus 901, both have an 8.9" screen, what a netbook should be very portable and relatively cheap:thumbsup:


OK so here comes the netbook - Notebook debate! at the end of the day this is a 11.6" Netbook. it has a Atom processor so technically Netty. IMO anything 12" up is a Laptop.
If you take alook at whats current on the market at this size point then all your'll find is the Acer Aspire one 751 or the ASUS eee 1101 at around £300 both these systems come with a slower CPU and Intel Graphics (Which suck).
:)
#38
£299. 12 from
http://store.cbccomputers.com/products.asp?partno=VJ555EA%23ABU

morecomputers shows stock due tomorrow! @ £304.93inc vat
#39
Probably worth mentioning this netbook comes with the iON (LE) edition, exacly the same as standard iON BUT No directX10 support. It dues come with XP but the later models will have Win7, not to sure if this will affect the system performance.
#40
Seems this is now due 7-14th october time. which doesn't make much sense to me, as they will be shipping with Windows 7 from just after 22nd>??!!!

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