Along with the ultra affordable $199 Stream laptops, HP also launched a couple of Windows-based tablets dubbed the Stream 7 and Stream 8. The prices for these slates start at just $99, making them the cheapest options in the market and they’re backed by some pretty alluring features apart from the full version of the Windows 8 OS.
The HP Stream 7 is the smaller of the two and also the cheapest. Microsoft already disclosed the slate’s existence back in July. On the other hand, the second model is an 8-inch one. They both offer identical specs where the quad core Intel Atom Z3735G processor is given the task of doing the heavy lifting.
The displays used here are probably IPS LCD panels with wide viewing angles and 1280 x 800 pixel resolution. For storage, provisions are the bare minimum with 1GB of RAM and 16GB of flash memory. A microSD card slot is also onboard for adding more hoarding space and there’s HDMI connectivity as well.
Both models are being bundled with an Office 360 Personal subscription and 1TB of OneDrive storage for an entire year. Buyers also get 60 free Skype minutes each month and 200MB of 4G data on the 8-inch model. Even with these mediocre specs and ultra low price, both slates look to be very capable ones and they should also offer pretty good battery life, albeit there’s no official estimates as yet.
Common features of the HP Stream tablets:
– Windows 8.1 OS
– Quad core Intel Atom Z3735G processor
– 1GB RAM, 16GB storage (expandable)
– 1280 x 800 pixel LCD displays
HP notes that the Stream 7 and Stream 8 Windows tablets will go on sale in November for $99.99 and $149.99, respectively.