HP Stream were presented in 2014 as the entry-level laptops, very cheap models with technical specifications (and price tag) similar to those of the Chromebook but based on Windows. These notebooks were updated in 2015 and, at this time, the American company has introduced its third generation. The design remains virtually identical, while changing the latest hardware equipment and also the prices, albeit more accessible.
HP Stream 11 starts at $ 199, followed by HP Stream 14 proposed at $ 219 and HP Stream 11 x360 that will sell for $ 249, about $ 50 less than the previous models. Is missing the HP Stream 13 which, in this generation, was preferred to a 14-inch model. But let the technical features of each notebook, recalling that at the time HP has also announced the update for machines sold in the European market. We are confident, however, that there will be news at IFA 2016 in Berlin, which will offer the best stage for a big launch.
HP Stream 11 is a low-cost notebook with 11.6-inch HD display (1366 x 768 pixels), Intel Celeron N3060 processor, with 4GB of RAM and 32GB of eMMC storage memory expandable with microSD cards. On board, we find a form 802.11ac WiFi and Bluetooth 4.2, USB 3.1 and USB 2.0, HDMI and audio jack, as well as a 37.7 WHr battery. Stream 11, which measures 299 x 205 x 17 mm and weighs 1.17 kg, will be available on the US market from 24 August.
HP Stream 14 shares much of the hardware equipment with his younger brother, so much so that we find the same HD resolution (1366 x 768 pixels) but on a larger 14-inch display, an Intel Celeron N3060 processor, 4GB of RAM and 32GB ROM of eMMC expandable with microSD cards, WiFi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 4.2, USB 3.1 (in this case two) and USB 2.0), HDMI and headphone jack. HP has chosen a more capacious battery 41 WHr to ready the higher energy consumption of this model, especially those affecting the display. Measuring 337 x 226 x 17 mm and weighs 1:45 kg. It will be available in the US from 7 September.
The last of the series is the HP Stream 11 x360, a convertible display with touch 11.6-inch HD (1366 x 768 pixels) that can rotate up to 360 ° thanks to a special fixed hinge between the base and the screen. practically identical platform to the previous models: Intel Celeron N3060, 4GB of RAM and 32GB of eMMC expandable with a microSD card slot, WiFi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 4.2, USB 3.1 and two USB 2.0, HDMI, audio jack and 41 WHr battery . The Hybrid goes on sale in September, but did not know the exact date. Measuring 307 x 208 x 20 mm and weighs 1:36 kg.
Each notebook comes with an annual subscription to Microsoft Office 365 Personal, Windows 10 and not accessible RAM memory (so you can not update it easily by yourself). There is also a model called the HP Stream 11 Pro dedicated to the education sector, but its technical specifications are identical to those of the stream 11 with the exception of the operating system which in this case is Windows 10 Pro