Friday, 12 August 2016

HP refreshes budget friendly Stream laptops, starts at $199

HP introduced the entry-level Stream line up of colorful notebooks in 2014, for an affordable price and low-end specs. The company also launched refreshed models in 2015. Now HP has announced the 3rd gen HP Stream lineup with Windows 10 on-board.

HP's refreshed Stream lineup includes an 11.6-inch model priced at $199, along with a 14-inch version for $219 and  a convertible Stream x360 for $249.

The HP Stream 11, Stream 14 and Stream x360 notebooks feature Intel Celeron N3060 processor, 4GB RAM, 32GB eMMC storage, microSD card reader, HDMI, Bluetooth 4.2 and WiFi 802.11ac

Individually, the Stream 11 has 11.6-inch 1366 x 768 display and includes a USB 3.1 port, a USB 2.0 port and packs 37.7 Whr battery. It will be avaialble starting August 24.

The Stream 14 offers 14-inch 1366 x 768 display, a USB 2.0 ports, 2 x USB 3.1 port and 41Whr battery. It will be available starting September 7.

The HP Stream x360 convertible features 11.6-inch 1366 x 768 touchscreen  display with 360 degree hinge, so that users can rotate the display a full 360 degrees to convert in to tent, laptop, tablet or stand mode. It includes a USB 3.1 port, 2 x USB 2.0 ports and 41 Whr battery. It will also be available in September.

The HP Stream 11 and 14 will be available in Aqua Blue, Violet Purple or Snow White colors, while the Stream x360 convertible comes in an additional Jack Black color. Each laptop comes with a free 1 year subscription to Microsoft's Office 365 Personal.

HP will also launch Stream 11 Pro aimed at education market in September. The specs are similar to Stream 11, but the Pro model will run Windows 10 Pro and come in an additional 4GB RAM/64GB storage/Jack Black color model. Pricing is not known. 


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