Small Business Netbook Review: HP Mini 311

By Eric Grevstad | Posted March 18, 2010

A netbook won't replace full-fledged small business notebooks, but don't discount the small, affordable laptop. The HP Mini 311 has a lot to offer, and HardwareCentral.com has the details.


Screen-wise, bigger is better. Once your buddy's invited you over to watch the game on his 50-inch flat screen, your 32-inch TV will look puny forevermore. A movie in IMAX packs a bigger wallop than anything else at your local megaplex. And in a sea of netbooks, most with 10.1-inch displays, an extra inch and a half makes a surprisingly likable difference.

To be sure, no one is going to mistake the 11.6-inch screen of the HP Mini 311 for IMAX. But it's sunny and sharp, with crisp colors (as long as you stick to the top couple of brightness settings), and its 1,366 by 768 resolution is noticeably more roomy than the 1,024 by 600 pixels of most 10.1-inch ultraportables. Web pages and applications don't appear squashed or truncated, and there's room for 720p high-definition videos.

There's sufficient video processing power for 720p videos, too, thanks to Nvidia's Ion graphics platform, a replacement for the wretched GMA 950 integrated graphics of most first-generation Intel Atom netbooks.

Read the complete HP Mini 311 netbook review

Do you have a comment or question about this article or other small business topics in general? Speak out in the SmallBusinessComputing.com Forums. Join the discussion today!


Comment and Contribute


     

    Get free tips, news and advice on how to make technology work harder for your business.

    Submit
    Learn more
     
    You have successfuly registered to
    Enterprise Apps Daily Newsletter
    Thanks for your registration, follow us on our social networks to keep up-to-date