• Fantastic Keyboard
  • Surprisingly good sound


  • Glossy Screen is hard-to-see in daylight
  • Side-mounted mouse buttons

At A Glance

HP's new netbook features sleeker lines than its competition, but some problems still hold the Mini 1000 back.

Manufacturer’s Description

Mini 311-1000NR Netbook inspiring you to touch the future. Enjoy the familiarity of genuine Windows XP Home Edition. Experience HD video and true-fidelity audio with NVIDIA ION graphics.

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The Specs

Part Number VM257UA#ABA
Processor type Intel Atom N270
Processor speed 1600.0 MHz
Display size 10.2 inches
Resolution 1024 x 600 pixels
External Monitor Interface Integrated
Vertical Resolution 600
Graphics Type Integrated
Primary Graphics Chipset Intel GMA 950 (UMA)
Drive size 60.0 GB
Floppy Drive No
Other storage SD Card
General Information
UPC Code 884962534038
Battery Type Lithium ion
Standard Number of Batteries 1.0
Number of Included Batteries 1.0
Ports and Connections
Firewire 0
Available Interfaces
  • Audio - Microphone In (1/8" Mini)
  • USB - Universal Serial Bus Port (x2)
  • Audio - Headphone Out (1/8" Mini)
Ethernet Type 10/100 Mbps
Microphone input Yes
Headphone Jack Yes
Wireless connection 802.11 g
Bluetooth Yes
Slots SD Card
Memory size 1024.0 MB
Memory type DDR2 SDRAM
Memory speed 400.0 MHz
Width 10.3 inches
Depth 6.56 inches
Height 0.99 inches
Weight 3.1 pounds
Weight with Accessories 3.1 pounds
Speakers Stereo
Storage Media
SD card Yes
Included Software
Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition
Included Software MS Works
Other Features
Docking Station Port Yes
Devices Power Cord
Input devices Touchpad
Hardware List Notebook
Pointing Device Touchpad


Overall Performance
WorldBench 6 Score 30.0
WorldBench 6 Rating Fair
Battery Life 2:47:17 AM   (hh:mm)
Office Productivity
Web Browsing 772.0   seconds (lower is better)
Office Suite Use 621.0   seconds (lower is better)
File Compression 713.0   seconds (lower is better)
Content Creation
Image Editing 1386.0   seconds (lower is better)
GPU Graphics Rendering 1032.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Encoding 919.0   seconds (lower is better)
DVD Burning 1372.0   seconds (lower is better)
World Bench 5 Multitasking 1457.0
Number of Included Batteries 1.0