HP unveils affordable Windows notebook PC’s and Tablets

HP has expanded the HP Stream line-up of Windows products with the addition of two new notebook PCs and two new tablets.

The company has launched an 11.6-inch and a 13.3-inch laptop, and a 7-inch Stream 7 and an 8-inch Stream 8 tablet.

These devices targets the people who combine work and play in a single machine.

The devices offer free cloud storage and free 4G connectivity on selected models. They also come with the option of 1 terabyte of storage in Microsoft OneDrive for a year, as well as access to Office 365 Personal edition for a year.

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The four devices also feature a slew of HP services, including HP Connected Music7, HP Connected Photo8, and HP Connected Drive.

The Stream laptops were announced earlier this year. Both laptops come with HD display. The 13.3-inch model offering the option of a touch screen.

Both laptops have fanless design and the chassis for each comes in either Orchid Magenta or Horizon Blue. Both laptops run on an Intel Celeron CPU.

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HP claims that the 11.6-inch model has a battery life of 8 hours 15 minutes for HD Video playback and about 7:45 for the 13.3-inch Stream laptop.

The laptops come with an Intel Celeron processor and 32 gigabytes of flash memory storage, and it includes an optional 200 megabytes of free 4G data each month.

The 11.6-inch model starts at $199.99, while the 13.3-inch laptop is priced at $229.99.

The new tablets include the HP Stream 7 with a 7-inch display and the HP Stream 8 with an 8-inch display.

They run on Windows 8.1 OS and users can personalize the tablets with the Start screen, live tiles, and a dynamic lock screen.

Both are powered by an Intel quad-core processor and are a little less flashy in design compared with the laptops.

The Stream 7 starts at $99.99, and the Stream 8’s base configuration comes in at $149.99.

All these devices feature some unique features such as:

HP Connected Music lets customers listen to music from multiple sources including their local library and streaming services.

HP Connected Photo aggregates customer photos from multiple sources in one place.

Access files across multiple platforms from PCs to tablets and smartphones to online services in one place with HP Connected Drive.

All these devices comes with a $25 gift card in the box to use for anything from the Microsoft store. The free 4G data plan does not require an annual contract.

The devices will be available in the U.S. at the start of November on HP’s site and at select retailers.




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