The Stream series was first introduced by HP back in 2014. These notebooks were low cost with specs almost similar to Chromebooks. Unlike Chromebooks Stream notebooks runs on Windows OS. HP updated this economy series back in 2015. Now with the third refresh, HP added 3 new devices to this low budget notebook series. The cheapest among the notebook costs you $199 and convertible HP Stream x360 costs you $249.
It seems that HP is replacing the previous 13 inch models with 14 inch ones. Exciting news is that now x360 convertible device will costs you $50 less than the previous one. Let us have a quick peek into the specifics of each device.
HP Stream 11
HP Stream 11 comes with a dimension of 11.8*8.1*0.7 inches. Stream 11 weighs only 2.6 Pounds, which means it is light-weighted. The display comes to be 11.6 Inches edge to edge to be precise. It is also featured by 1366*768 pixel resolution. Stream 11 from HP is powered by Celeron N3060 processor from Intel which makes it a powerful device when compared with usual Chromebooks. With 4GB RAM coupled with an internal storage of 32GB, you can perform whatever you like with the device. This storage can be increased in due course with the help of microSD memory card also.
On connectivity side Stream 11 supports WiFi with 802.11ac and Bluetooth of v4.2. The device is also having 1 USB port of v3.1 which helps in quicker data transfer along with usual USB port of v2.0. Stream 11 draws power from a battery of 37.7 Whr. As mentioned earlier Stream 11 will be priced with $199 and starts its way out by August 24th.
HP Stream 14
Actually HP replaced Stream 13 with the new Stream 14. The dimension of the device comes to be 13.3*8.9*0.7 inches. When compared to Stream 11, Stream 14 weighs little more with 3.2 Pounds. The display extends upto 14 Inches. But the resolution seems to be the same as Stream 11 with 1366*768 pixels. Stream 14 is also holding the same Celeron N3060 Processor from Intel. The RAM and Internal storage are also seems to be the same as Stream 11. Stream 14 is having a RAM of 4GB along with an internal storage of 32GB.
Stream 14 also offers WiFi connectivity with 802.11ac along with Bluetooth connectivity of v4.2. Unlike Stream 11, Stream 14 has got 2 USB ports of v3.1 and 1 USB port of v2.0. Stream 14 also got HDMI port along with one headphone jack. Stream 14 is powered by 41 Whr battery. This model is tagged with a price of $220 and will be available on shelves by September 7th.
HP Stream x360
Stream x360 is featured by 360 degree hinge, which means you can turn around the screen and keyboard back to back. In other words Stream x360 can be used both as a laptop as well as tablet. The dimension of Stream x360 comes to be 12.1*8.2*0.8 inches with a weight of 3 pounds. The display extends upto 11.6 inches with a screen resolution of 1366*768 pixels. Stream x360 is also featured by Intel Celeron N3060 processor with a RAM of 4GB. The internal storage comes to be 32GB.
Stream x360 has got WiFi connectivity with 802.11ac and Bluetooth connectivity with v4.2. The device also holds 1 USB port of v3.1 and 2 USB ports of v2.0. Stream x360 is also featured by HDMI port and Headset jack. Stream x360 draws power from 41 Whr battery. HP has decided to sell Stream x360 for $249 and irt will be available on shelves by the end of September.
The new HP Stream series comes with an Annual Subscription of Microsoft Office 365 Personal. Each of these devices runs of Windows 10 Home. The only drawback that I felt is that users are not allowed to upgrade the RAM of Stream series devices.