updated 01:45 pm EDT, Thu September 24, 2009
HP selling Mini 311 Ion netbook
HP today began taking orders for the Mini 311 a week after its unveiling. The netbook is HP's first to use NVIDIA's Ion chipset and uses it to smoothly drive the system's 11.6-inch, 1366x768 screen and to decode up to 1080p without straining the Atom processor inside.
The system starts from $400 for its stock 1GB of RAM, 1.6GHz Atom and 160GB of hard drive. Upgrades can bring it to a 1.66GHz Atom with a faster system bus as well as give it faster 802.11n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth or 3G from AT&T, Sprint or Verizon.