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Hacked HP Mini 311 BIOS gives overclockers, tweakers more to play with

The HP Mini 311 comes with NVIDIA ION graphics and either an Atom N270 or N280 processor. That gives it more oomph in the graphics department than the vast majority of Atom-based netbooks and notebooks on the market. But as I pointed out in my review of the laptop, it generally feels a little sluggish […]

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4 NVIDIA ION powered notebooks compared, contrasted, rated

After almost two years of writing about netbooks with 1.6GHz Intel Atom N270 processors, GMA 950 graphics, 1GB of RAM, 160GB hard drives, and Windows XP, the last few months have been pretty exciting. The low cost ultraportable space has expanded to include machines with CULV processors, NVIDIA ION graphics, and there are even a […]

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Liliputing Holiday Giveaway: HP Mini 311 NVIDIA ION powered notebook

The HP Mini 311 is an 11.6 inch laptop with a 1366 x 768 pixel HD display, a low power 1.6GHz Intel Atom N270 CPU, and NVIDIA ION graphics. Despite the slow CPU, this computer can handle 1080p video playback and 3D graphics acceleration for many modern video games. The folks at NVIDIA sent me […]

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Not all NVIDIA ION machines are created equal – Video

The HP/Compaq Mini 311 and Lenovo IdeaPad S12 are two of the first laptops available with NVIDIA’s ION chipset which combines and Intel Atom CPU with an NVIDIA GeForce 9400M graphics processor. And Johannes at happens to have one of each right now, so did the sensible thing and pitted the two machines against […]