The HP Mini 311 has made a very swift turn around from being announced to be available to purchase. So fast in fact that it has become the very first Ion powered netbook to become available.
Other Nvidia Ion powered netbooks, such as the Lenovo S12 and Samsung N510 (released in Europe), were announced before the HP Mini 311 series, but are still unavailable, as they have been delayed until the release of Windows 7 in late October.
The HP Mini 311 is now shipping to users direct from HP, with a starting price of $399.
It comes with the Intel Atom N270 1.6GHz CPU as standard, along with the Nvidia Ion LE graphics, 1GB of RAM and a 160GB hard drive. You can upgrade to the Intel Atom N280 1.66GHz for an extra $25. Other optional upgrades include Bluetooth and 802.11n WiFi, both for $25 each, and integrated WWAN for $125.
“Black Swirl”! is the standard design / color, while the “White Swirl” option will cost you an extra $20. Click here for more information on the HP Mini 311.