HP announces Stream, a new line of ultra-cheap Windows 8.1 laptops that offer competition for Chromebooks and Android tablets. Available in 11.6" and 13.3" versions, these laptops have a 1366 x 768 pixe screen, an Intel Celeron N2840 processor with integrated graphics, 2GB DDR3 memory and 32GB EMMC flash memory. Other features include one USB 2.0 port, one USB 3.0 port, HDMI and a SD memory card slot.
Buyers get a one-year free subscription for 1TB OneDrive cloud storage and one year of Office 365 Personal. The 11.6" Stream starts at $199.99 while the 13.3" version starts at $229.99, both models will ship in November. Color options include blue and pink.
The innovative HP Stream is a new kind of Windows notebook PC that provides unsurpassed value in a thin and light package, and includes value-added services with free cloud storage for instant access and sharing of content with 1TB of Microsoft OneDrive for one year; Office 365 Personal for one year to edit, share or collaborate in real-time; and a $25 gift card in the box to use for anything from the Microsoft Store such as apps, videos, or XBOX games. The HP Stream 13.3” includes an optional 200MB of free 4G data each month with no annual contract for the life of the device.
In the past customers have had to choose between expensive thin and light or less expensive PCs that were typically thicker and heavier. HP Stream customers can enjoy the best of both worlds in a thin, light and affordable notebook PC with the power for most every day computing tasks.
Customers can enjoy entertainment in high-definition (HD) with an 11.6” HD display or 13.3” HD optional touch display. While the innovative fanless design with high efficiency Intel Celeron ™ processor and 32GB of eMMC flash memory allows for quiet, cool operation and quick file recall. Stunning colors and stylish gradient design available in Orchid Magenta and Horizon Blue are sure to turn heads.
The HP Stream portfolio also includes the recently announced 14-inch HP Stream notebook. Sleek design, value-added cloud services and long battery life make the HP Stream an attractive mobile device for on-the-go customers.