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** HP Compaq Mini 311c-1010SA Intel Atom N270 ION 11.6" Netbook @ £314.99 inc VAT **

Discussion in 'Laptops & Tablets' started by Fatboy, 22 Sep 2009.

  1. dbmzk1

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    This looks really nice and a good price too! I've been looking at getting a laptop and I really like the look of this. Few questions though...

    Is the hard drive upgradable - preferably without taking the entire thing apart :p

    What does the CPU in these compare to? I know nothing about these Atoms. Also, roughly what desktop GPU does the ION compare to?

    Will this play a 1080p Blu-ray or MKV using something like MPC-HC?
     
  2. mrk

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    It has ION so should play via DXVA or CUDA perfectly fine. And it has HDMI so should serve perfect for video playback when out at friend's etc!
     
  3. dbmzk1

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    That's pretty much what I want it for! Just a little worried about the CPU being... well... crap :p
     
  4. mrk

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    CPU matters very little when you have hardware video acceleration (ion) :)

    This is exactly what I have been waiting for since I had the Samsung NC10 and am glad to see it works flawlessly for 1080P :)

    MPC-HC will play out the box using ION too as it uses DXVA.
     
  5. Bradmax57

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    atoms have been compared to the likes of old p4 2.0ghz, not sure if thats accurate or not
     
  6. Raikiri

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    Hard Drive - Yep, two screws gives you access to the Wi-Fi, BT, HDD, RAM and 3G/mini pci.

    CPU - Hard to say, maybe a 1.2ghz Dothan core. Not fast but fast enough. GPU is roughly a 9400m/x800gto/; about 1500 in 3dmark06.

    1080p - Yep, I use MPC-HC for HD playback on it.
     
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  7. dbmzk1

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    Seems decent enough for 300 notes! Looks sexy too! I'm defiantly very interested in this, thanks for the info.

    Will there be a non-LE DX10 version with Windows 7 out soon?
     
  8. MasterPlan1

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  9. sketch145

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    Looks like I've found a replacement for my 1000h in this netbook, seems to be a good all round package.
     
  10. raptormonkey

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    Still interesting to see if the extra ram works with this netbook. Would be nice to prove HP wrong. Is the CPU still a good one too? I thought Atom were ver weak?
     
  11. the1gooner

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    They are good for what they are designed for. General office type work, web browsing, playing music and watching videos. Basically mostly anything other than gaming and video encoding/editing.
     
  12. raptormonkey

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    HP Compaq Mini 311c-1020SA VT392EA#ABU

    HP Compaq Mini 311C-1010SA VJ555EA#ABU

    Blimey. Whats the difference? (Except for the numbers!!)

    Which one is yours Raikiri
     
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  13. Raikiri

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    They're identical from what I can see, mine is the 1010SA though.
     
  14. SDK^

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  15. raptormonkey

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    I doubt it will have an upgrade to Win 7. If it does it will be a very long time off.
     
  16. raptormonkey

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    When are you expecting the Ram?
     
  17. Raikiri

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    Should be here tomorrow.
     
  18. GhostRider

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    good luck with the Ram.
     
  19. J2733

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    Sorry if ive missed this earlier in the thread.

    Is this made of aluminium as per the 2133 or plastic?

    Thanks
     
  20. SDK^

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