hp mini 311 ram upgrade

The HP Mini 311 (or Compaq Mini 311C in Europe) comes with 1GB of RAM soldered to the motherboard. At first glance, that might make this NVIDIA ION-powered laptop a bit less attractive, since it somewhat limits your upgrade options. But Blogeee reports there’s good news: There is another RAM slot that users can take advantage of to upgrade the RAM.

All you have to do is pop open the back and slide in a 2GB module to upgrade the memory to 3GB.

That makes the HP Mini 311 one of the most versatile low cost 11.6 inch mini-laptops around thanks to its low power Atom processor, 6 hour battery life, NVIDIA ION graphics, and even Hackintoshability.

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7 replies on “HP Mini 311 RAM can be upgraded”

  1. from USA or UK? cause im sure the UK version you can’t upgrade? please let me know if that is possible? :S just bought one 😀 waiting for delivery.

  2. I’ve got 2GB of Kingston SODIMM already ordered for my 311. The hard-drive lifts out relatively easy, too. I think empty slot next to the hard-drive is for a cellular card.

  3. The 3GB RAM makes me wonder all the more if the Mini 311 will do a good job running Google SketchUp. SketchUp is picky about the GPU it needs to run on, but is reported to run well on a MacBook which has the same Nvidia GeForce 9400M integrated GPU used in the Mini 311’s ION. But the MacBook has a much more powerful CPU (and higher cost) than the Mini 311.

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