HP 311C: an 11.6 inch laptop at 350 €

HP 311C: an 11.6 inch laptop at 350 €

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HP has posted the first official photos of its mini 311C, an 11.6-inch ultraportable based on Nvidia’s ION platform.

A new look to welcome ION

Classic as a whole, it differs from its congeners by a printed shell and a slightly depressed keyboard. In addition, we see that HP has left edges on each side of the keyboard which suggests that the keys may be small.

Inside the machine, there is an Intel Atom processor clocked at 1.6 GHz. It is supported by 1 GB of RAM and a 160 GB hard drive. Nvidia requires, the graphics part of the 311C is provided by the Nvidia ION LE chipset. The latter allows a display in 1366 x 768 pixels on the computer screen and playback of HD 1080p content on an external device via the HDMI port.

An ION platform for the price of a classic netbook

Equipped with Bluetooth, Wifi g and Ethernet, the 11.6 inch HP is a connected computer. In addition, it seems more likely to be used in everyday life than a netbook of 10 inches or less, with too narrow dimensions. Delivered under Windows XP SP3, it weighs a little less than 1.50 kg. HP has not yet communicated on the autonomy offered by its 6-cell battery. Already on sale in some European countries, it is displayed there for less than € 350.