First Nvidia Ion netbook now available: HP Mini 311

The first netbook with NVIDIA's Ion platform is now shipping in the form of the HP Mini 311.

The first netbook with NVIDIA's Ion platform is now shipping in the form of the HP Mini 311.

The netbook, which clearly didn't let the upcoming Windows 7 launch hold it from entering the market, starts at $399.99.

That price will net you a 1.6GHz Intel Atom N270 CPU, 1GB DDR3 memory, a 160GB 5400RPM HDD, 802.11g and a 11.6-inch diagonal HD (1366 x 768) LED widescreen display in a black swirl finish.

An Atom N280 processor, Bluetooth, 802.11n, integrated WWAN and white finish will cost you extra.