Laptop: HP Mini 311

Feb 17, 2010
Outside Magazine
Laptop: HP Mini 311

   Photo: Photograph by Inga Hendrickson

BEST FOR: In-flight movies, work trips
This is the best option for travelers who want a nearly full-size laptop with netbook-like portability and price. HP's MINI 311 (from $400; has an 11.6-inch screen and weighs 3.3 pounds, with a smooth, roomy keyboard and a powerful graphics processor for glitch-free HD video playback (the best option here for HD camcorders). The sleek looks and surprisingly rich speakers say "I'm a real computer," but the finicky touchpad buttons and lack of a DVD drive will remind you how much you saved.

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