HP Stream to cost $299: not so cheap for a Chromebook killer

HP Stream laptop with Windows 8.1

It’s been noted that Microsoft wants to sell super cheap Windows PCs to counter Chromebooks expansion. Recently during IFA 2014 announced its EeeBook X205 Windows 8.1 laptop and while Microsoft stated early this year that HP was going to launch the Stream laptop at $199, the first of various other models in the pipeline cost $299.

HP made the announcement this week unveiling the first HP Stream laptop, which will feature a 14-inch 720p (1366 x 768) display, 2GB of RAM, and 32GB of internal storage, but there is a microSD slot to increase the available storage. This new HP Windows PC will also be powered by an AMD A4 processor with a fanless design. The HP Stream will come in a variety of colors and Microsoft will also include 100GB of OneDrive cloud storage for two years.

It’s worth noticing that two years of OneDrive storage is a great deal, this is one additional year of what Microsoft traditionally offers. And as with these new low-cost Windows PCs consumers may replace them within those two years, and who knows, customers may score another similar deal by that time to extend the OneDrive cloud storage offer.

HP will be making the first Stream Windows PC available for $299 on September 24th.

Source Engadget

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