HP Stream 11-y053na 11.6" Laptop - White, Blue or Purple £149 @ Currys PC World
332°Expired

HP Stream 11-y053na 11.6" Laptop - White, Blue or Purple £149 @ Currys PC World

23
Found 26th Nov
Reviews are not bad. Runs Windows. Ideal for kids to do homework on.

23 Comments

What is the advantage of paying £20 more than the Lenovo Ideapad 110s for 2Gb less memory.from the same shop?

Good laptop for homework, my son has had the blue version for 18 months and it's faultless for school work

HEAT

The N3060 processor scores only 990 points on cpubenchmark.net which is the lowest I have seen of a laptop on sale in 2017. Put that with 2GB RAM and it'll surely be very slow to use as it tries to cope with Windows 10, Windows updates and the anti-virus software before you even start trying to run programs.

MarkShopper possibly a polite way of saying save your disapointment

Save your money this weekend there been some great quad core and 4gb systems

Is it possible to find a laptop for a teen with 4Gb for less than £300 ?

Had one of these for gym bag computer. Was woeful. By the time it booted up and downloaded files to SD card or to the very slow eMMC onboard it was time to go! Bought a N22 chrome book with android app support and much better experience for same price.

MarkShopper1 h, 10 m ago

The N3060 processor scores only 990 points on www.cpubenchmark.net which …The N3060 processor scores only 990 points on www.cpubenchmark.net which is the lowest I have seen of a laptop on sale in 2017. Put that with 2GB RAM and it'll surely be very slow to use as it tries to cope with Windows 10, Windows updates and the anti-virus software before you even start trying to run programs.


Try actually using one. Synthetic benchmarks are nearly meaningless. Windows 10 with 2GB of RAM and this CPU is actually fine and whle the eMMC is slow, it has low latency which was always the problem with early netbooks and hard disks circa 2008-9. As a lightweight machine, it's very capable within its limitations. The biggest issue is all the junk HP preloads onto it, which Lenovo with the 100s/110s doesn't seem to.

Sokar5311 m ago

Is it possible to find a laptop for a teen with 4Gb for less than £300 ?



Buy something ex-lease like a Lenovo X240/T440 or a Dell E6420/6430 (or similar) - all of those are well-built (because they were designed for businesses that would have paid around £1k RRP), fast and usually have at least 4 or 8GB RAM. Some of the ex-lease gear even has proper SSDs fitted all for under £200.

Sokar5327 m ago

Is it possible to find a laptop for a teen with 4Gb for less than £300 ?


Yes, there have been loads posted on here this weekend

2G RAM Windows 10, no way worth it unless you can upgrade RAM !

Apart from the 2GB RAM, another warning - only 5GB storage (of the 32Gb) left apparently: hotukdeals.com/com…374
Edited by: "Crossbow" 26th Nov

The Lenovo deal has a better processor (N3160) is almost twice as fast as the one in this (N3060) and its £20 cheaper (may also have more quidco cashback). As far as I can see, all the other specs are the same.
hotukdeals.com/dea…036
I am bias though as I posted the other deal

Crossbow44 m ago

Apart from the 2GB RAM, another warning - only 5GB storage (of the 32Gb) …Apart from the 2GB RAM, another warning - only 5GB storage (of the 32Gb) left apparently: https://www.hotukdeals.com/comments/permalink/32569133


That must be mostly HP's doing but even so that seems excessive. I got a Lenovo 100s out freshly-reset and it had 21GB free of the 32GB eMMC which is reasonable for Office and a lightweight Dropbox sync (for documents, etc.).

Both the HP and Lenovo have Micro SD card slots so you can discreetly and very easily upgrade the space available by slipping one of these into it (e.g. add 64Gb extra for about £23 or 128Gb extra for £40 judging by a quick glance at Amazon)

tanked1 m ago

Both the HP and Lenovo have Micro SD card slots so you can discreetly and …Both the HP and Lenovo have Micro SD card slots so you can discreetly and very easily upgrade the space available by slipping one of these into it (e.g. add 64Gb extra for about £23 or 128Gb extra for £40 judging by a quick glance at Amazon)


Yes, but you wouldn't really want to run apps from it, the micro SD slot is good for storage of media mostly - that's why if I bought this HP and only had 5GB free, I would be pretty annoyed.

Main issue is 32gb eMMC with windows taking 90% of the drive it leaves very little room for anything else! Including windows updates like the creators pack

If you're happy to spend £20 for 64Gb and not think about the Micro SD slot ever again, it is very easy and straight forward to tell Windows to use the new D drive for page swap files,etc. and when installing programs to use the D drive (if they don't work it out themselves). You'd still have your USB ports for external drives "for media or whatever".

Also here's a video of someone tidying up their machine (see about 10 minutes in).

I've got one of these - do not buy this for anybody you care about, unless you're willing to install some lightweight linux on it. On Windows, it's painfully slow to do ANYTHING. My Nexus 5 is faster at browsing than this thing is. On Xubuntu it's perfectly adequate.

Keyboard is really impressive. Touchpad is very meh (for any extended use, get a small wireless mouse).

It feels like a toy laptop with its huge bezel, but for the price, oh well.

I'm happy with mine for the on the go, great battery life and very light.

plewis002 h, 42 m ago

Try actually using one. Synthetic benchmarks are nearly meaningless. …Try actually using one. Synthetic benchmarks are nearly meaningless. Windows 10 with 2GB of RAM and this CPU is actually fine and whle the eMMC is slow, it has low latency which was always the problem with early netbooks and hard disks circa 2008-9. As a lightweight machine, it's very capable within its limitations. The biggest issue is all the junk HP preloads onto it, which Lenovo with the 100s/110s doesn't seem to.Buy something ex-lease like a Lenovo X240/T440 or a Dell E6420/6430 (or similar) - all of those are well-built (because they were designed for businesses that would have paid around £1k RRP), fast and usually have at least 4 or 8GB RAM. Some of the ex-lease gear even has proper SSDs fitted all for under £200.


Why are processor speed tests meaningless? People who have owned this machine seem to support the results that this laptop is too slow.

Lahn1 h, 4 m ago

I've got one of these - do not buy this for anybody you care about, unless …I've got one of these - do not buy this for anybody you care about, unless you're willing to install some lightweight linux on it. On Windows, it's painfully slow to do ANYTHING. My Nexus 5 is faster at browsing than this thing is. On Xubuntu it's perfectly adequate.Keyboard is really impressive. Touchpad is very meh (for any extended use, get a small wireless mouse).It feels like a toy laptop with its huge bezel, but for the price, oh well.I'm happy with mine for the on the go, great battery life and very light.


I can vouch for that. The touchpad is dreadful. It's this obsession with big button-less touchpads but then not having the skill or talent to design a proper one (like Apple) - that's why I use the Lenovo system as it has physical buttons.

MarkShopper22 m ago

Why are processor speed tests meaningless? People who have owned this …Why are processor speed tests meaningless? People who have owned this machine seem to support the results that this laptop is too slow.


Because it's synthetic and in the real-world, where you're actually using it, when paired with a low-latency eMMC drive and not a high-latency mechanical drive, it's actually perfectly acceptable for a low-cost machine. Everyone knows that even today, the biggest bottleneck on any computer is generally the IO subsystem, so a generic synthetic CPU benchmark only tells part of the story. And as someone who has used one for light productivity work, I can tell you, it's perfectly fine - certainly a lot better than faffing around on a smartphone or tablet.
Edited by: "plewis00" 26th Nov

Sokar535 h, 28 m ago

Is it possible to find a laptop for a teen with 4Gb for less than £300 ?


I bought a Lenova from ao.com Friday with 4gb, 1tb for £280 there’s a three on here for it 🏻

Original Poster

Actually, cancelled my order based on comments here. Got the Lenovo instead, price matched by John Lewis with 2 yr guarantee.
Post a comment
Avatar
@
    Text