As expected, HP has begun taking orders for the HP Mini 311. This is the company’s first laptop to use the NVIDIA ION LE platform which bundles a low power Intel Atom processor with NVIDIA GeForce 9400M graphics.
The laptop has an 11.6 inch, 1366 x 768 pixel display, 1GB of RAM and a 160GB hard drive and starts at $399.99. There are a few customization options. You can choose a 1.6GHz Intel Atom N270 CPU or pay an extra $25 for a 1.66GHz Atom N280 processor. 802.11b/g WiFi come standard, but you can choose to add Bluetooth and/or 802.11n. And while the default configuration comes with a black lid, you can pay $20 extra for a white cover if that’s your cup of tea.
The HP Mini 311 comes with a 6 cell battery, and while there’s no extended battery option, you can pick up a spare 6 cell battery for just $49 which is a pretty good price.