Last year, HP introduced the budget-friendly Stream laptop line up which received its fair share of attention, mainly because of its low price tag and a cloud-based operating system. Earlier today, the company has introduced the updated HP Stream 11 and 13 laptops, as well as HP Stream 11 Pro G2, which comes with an improved set of specifications, new color options and Windows 10 as its operating system.
“Last year HP created a very successful new category of cloud-based PCs when we introduced the HP Stream, giving customers a colorful, thin and light PC at an affordable price,” said Kevin Frost, vice president and general manager, Consumer Personal Systems, HP. “Today we are excited to offer the second generation of these PCs with great battery life, Windows 10 optimization and bold new colors.”
The new update laptops comes with an 11.6-inch or 13.3-inch HD display with optional touch functionality. The new Stream laptops are powered by Intel Celeron processors, as well as 32GB of storage. Furthermore, the laptop is bundled with free 1TB of OneDrive storage for one year as well as free one year Office 365 Personal subscription and free 60 Skype minutes. The HP Stream 11 weighs only 2.6 pounds while the its bigger sibling is slightly heavier, it weighs 3.42 pounds.
As far as the battery life is concerned, the Stream 11 is touted to provide users with a battery time of up to 10.5 hours while the bigger variant is expected to offer up to 8.5 hours. On the connectivity side, HP Stream 11 comes with one USB 3.0 port, one USB 2.0 port, one HDMI port, and a micro SD card reader, while the Stream 13 has two USB 2.0 ports.
HP Stream 11 is expected to launch in the United States from October 18th carrying a $199.99 price tag, while the Stream 13 costs $229.99.
The Stream 11 Pro G2 is focused mostly towards students and offers slightly better specifications with 4GB of RAM and 64GB storage options for a better learning experience at school. It will be available in the United States from October 12th carrying a $249.99 price tag.Further reading: HP, HP Stream, Microsoft, Windows 10