First it gave a hint. Then it was leaked. And now HP officially announced the netbook is on as early as September 23rd. The netbook will initially ship with Windows XP and will eventually carry Windows 7 as well in October.
The HP Mini 311 is ION-powered, has an 11.6″ screen with a resolution of 1366 x 768 and it has HDMI output. Of course it comes with pretty standard components such as 160GB HDD, 1GB RAM and a 6-cell battery that should give longer life per charge.
This netbook is priced at $399, making it the most affordable ION-powered netbook with 11.6″ display today.
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11.6″ HP Mini 311 netbook gets official
It’s another Technology Meets Fashion moment for Vivienne Tam and HP. Can I call it Fashion Meets Technology? I think it sounds better, what do you guys think? Anyway, at a Fashion Week in New York, HP unveiled the new Vivienne Tam Edition HP Mini with butterflies printed on the lid. It was beautiful.
Well, this is not the first time the designer and HP collaborated. If you could remember, HP also released Vivienne Tam edition netbook based on HP Mini 1000 last year. It got a pretty high price compared to standard version, but it looks like it sold out pretty well for they have another collaboration going on.
We got no idea yet on what’s sitting under the hood of this digital clutch, but according to Brad Linder, it could be based on the new HP Mini 110. It could also be a new model of HP Mini yet to be introduced, and if it’s true, it might also be the first time a netbook be introduced in a non-Electronics expo.
Netbooks continue to increase it’s market share as netbook manufacturers continuously innovates their current products. The latest news from HP is the new Mini 311 which was first hinted from a support document before it slowly revealed itself on the internet.
The new HP Mini 311 will carry an Intel Atom N270 and because it has wider chassis, it would also include 6-cell battery. Hard disk and memory will also be at standard 160GB and 1GB respectively. On the brighter side, based on some already posted specs, it will sport NVIDIA ION graphics too. This means that the graphics acceleration and video transcoding will be several times faster than some full-sized laptops and netbooks. It is also possible that this netbook will have Windows 7 version.