HP are preparing for the launch of their next generation laptop products, including the new HP Mini 311, a netbook that will come with the new Nvidia ION LE graphics platform. On the HP website we now have links to two HP Mini 311 models, the 311-1011TU and the 311-1012TU. No price is published on the site yet but other mininote blogs are saying that models will start at $399.
Here’s my initial take on the specs published.
- 11.6″ HP LED Widescreen Display (1366 x 768)
- 6-Cell Battery
- 3 USBs
- Price - starting at $399
- No Gigabit NIC, only 10/100
- No Wireless N, only b/g
- Heavier than I expected at 1.46 kg (3.2 lbs)
What’s interesting is HP have decided to ship this laptop with Windows XP Home, in advance of the Windows 7 launch (probably with a free upgrade when 7 becomes available). Both Samsung & Lenovo are waiting until the Windows 7 launch to bring their ION based products to market.
I must admit I’m tempted.