HP launches the Stream series of budget notebooks and tablets
HP has launched a new line of budget-oriented notebooks and tablets that goes under the Stream brand name. The line includes two new notebooks PCs and two new tablets, designed for work and play anywhere as well as for cloud services and the Internet.
“Today’s consumers demand mobile products that fit their personal style and allow them to work and play wherever they are,” said Mike Nash, vice president, Product Management, Consumer Personal Systems, HP. “The HP Stream products announced today hit the mark with sleek design, portability, access to free cloud storage, and the familiarity of Windows and Office 365.”
The HP Stream notebooks are Windows-based computers that provide excellent value in a thin and light package. Designed for value and portability, the two models in the notebook line provide 11.6-inch and 13.3-inch HD displays along with Intel Celeron low-power processors and 32 GB of eMMC flash memory storage. The notebooks are available in the eye-catching Orchid Magenta and Horizon Blue colors. The new notebook line also includes free cloud storage for instant access to favorite music and files with 1 TB of Microsoft OneDrive for one year and offers Office 365 Personal for one year and a USD 25 gift card in the box to use for anything from the Microsoft Store. In addition to this the 13.3-inch version includes an optional 200 MB of free 4G data each month with no annual contract for the life of the device.
The new HP Stream line continues with two tablets – the HP Stream 7 and HP Stream 8. Built around 7-inch and 8-inch displays the tablets offer Intel processors, one year of Office 365 Personal, 60 minutes of Skype each month, 1 TB of Microsoft OneDrive storage for one year and full Windows 8.1 experience. The HP Stream 8 tablet includes an optional 200 MB of free 4G data each month with no annual contract for the life of the device.
The new HP Stream products will be available in the United States in November of this year. The HP Stream 11.6-inch notebook starts at USD 199.99, while the HP Stream 13.3-inch notebook starts at USD 229.99. The HP Stream 7 and Stream 8 will sell for USD 99.99 and USD 149.99 respectively.