Demo of HP Mini 311 with NVIDIA ION Graphics

Warner Crocker and Kevin Tofel criticized a Forbes reporter’s take on netbooks today. The Forbes guy had a couple of valid points, but he was generally out of touch with the netbook/notebook market.

I like what netbooks have to offer, but they have a lot of limitations that frustrate some users. Graphics performance one such limitations. Now users have the option to buy a netbook that is much more capable in the graphics department.

I met up with some guys from NVIDIA and they let me play with a Mini 311 that’s equipped with ION graphics. The Mini 311 starts at $399 and I’m sure it’ll be down to about $300 this holiday season.

As you can see in the first video you can actually play Call of Duty 4 at low settings.


The Mini 311 can upscale standard definition video on the fly.


And it can transcode video 5-10 times faster than netbooks with integrated graphics.

2 Comments

  1. Joe

    09/17/2009 at 1:37 pm

    I know they won’t listen, but tell HP to put the guts of this into a modern tc1100 with active digitizer and preferably capacitive touch as well. I know I’d pay quite a bit more than netbook prices these days for it.

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  2. MagisD

    09/29/2009 at 8:32 pm

    At that point your pretty much looking at a tx2 price point

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