HP has updated its entry level mini laptop, the Stream 11 and Stream 14 thin laptop. While their specifications have been updated, the price has not undergone any change and that is a good thing. HP Stream 11 price is still 199 dollars while the bigger Stream 14 costs 219 dollars.
So yes, you read that right, HP has replaced the Stream 13 with Stream 14 and have added additional inch. A lot of manufactures are moving away from 13 inch screen and focusing on producing cheap 14 inch laptops in USA. For instance, recently Acer released bigger version of their popular AO1-132 netbook, the Cloudbook 14 and same went with the Lenovo that released bigger variant of the IdeaPad 100s netbook. The 100s and Cloudbook 14 both come with 14 inch screens.
Back in 2014, HP also released pro version of the Stream 11. It will be interesting to see if they bring HP Stream 11 Pro back. Anyway, HP Stream 11 2016 specifications include 11.6 inch HD display packing 1366 x 768 pixel resolution, Intel Celeron N3060 processor, with 4GB of RAM and 32GB of storage on eMMC memory expandable with micro SD cards. It comes with a 37.7 Whr battery and measures 299 x 205 x 17 mm and weighs 1.17 kg. HP Stream 11 2016 release date in the USA is August 24 2016.
As expected, the HP Stream 14 is nothing but a Stream 11 with bigger display which you would already guessed by now – 14 inch screen. So HP Stream 14 specs include 14” HD screen, Celeron n3060 CPU, 4GB RAM, 32GB eMMC storage and a bigger 41Whr battery. It measures 337 x 226 x 17 mm and weighs 1:45 kg. HP Stream 14 release date: It will be available in the US from 7 September.
Common specifications of HP Stream 14 and Stream 11 include 802.11ac WiFi, Bluetooth 4.2, USB 3.1, USB 2.0, HDMI and audio jacks.
To make everything more lucrative, HP is bundling a free annual subscription to Microsoft Office 365 Personal so you get one year of free 1TB storage, 1 year Office 365 use and office online.
We are quite excited with both of these new laptops from HP, especially the HP Stream 11 that created quite a stir in 2014 when it was first released. It made the mini laptop world lively again and ignited people’s interest in netbooks once again.