HP Stream 13 Touchscreen Laptop £199 (£30 off with code) at HP Store - includes 1 yr Office 365, 1Tb OneDrive, £20 Windows Store card, Free Delivery
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HP Stream 13 Touchscreen Laptop £199 (£30 off with code) at HP Store - includes 1 yr Office 365, 1Tb OneDrive, £20 Windows Store card, Free Delivery

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Found 9th May 2015
No, it's not a gaming laptop. But for anyone wanting a basic but well-built 13.3-inch netbook for web browsing, streaming and office apps, this is a good deal. Roughly 6-8 hours battery life and a decent keyboard, too.

This is the TOUCHSCREEN version - Currys/PC World is currently selling the non-touch version at £199 (down from £229).

Price of this is normally £229 but enter code SVAP30 at checkout to knock £30 off (valid until 31st May). Total price is £199 including delivery (stated as 48 hours but I received mine next working day via DPD).

Office 365 Personal is included for 1 year and is supplied as a key card (so it can be given away or sold if not needed). £20 Windows Store gift card also included in the box but must be used from the Stream to validate so cannot be given away. 1Tb OneDrive also included as part of Office 365.

- Windows 8.1 64
- Intel® Celeron® N2840
- 33.8 cm (13.3") diagonal HD touch screen
- 2GB DDR 3 Memory and 32GB eMMC storage
- Includes Office 365 and 1TB of OneDrive storage for 1 year

I've installed Office, Photoshop, Spotify, Firefox, Chrome, Dragon Naturally Speaking, Skype and Tunnelbear so far and still have 10Gb space remaining. There's also a MicroSD card slot - format a card as NTFS and you can move your OneDrive folder to that.

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How would these cope with HD streaming?

Only good thing is touch screen, plenty of superior spec laptops for this price
Edited by: "frg2014" 9th May 2015

frg2014

Only good thing is touch screen, plenty of superior spec laptops for this … Only good thing is touch screen, plenty of superior spec laptops for this price



For example?

Banned

g8spur

How would these cope with HD streaming?



Easily. An recent intel CPU can handle full hd video without issue

troytempey0

Doesn't get great reviews really, bit disappointingfew links … Doesn't get great reviews really, bit disappointingfew links here:http://www.laptopmag.com/reviews/laptops/hp-stream-13http://uk.pcmag.com/laptops/37726/review/hp-stream-13-13-c020nr



Wrong, they are favourable actually and is pcmag's budget editors choice for ultraportable below $250.

Original Poster

frg2014

Only good thing is touch screen, plenty of superior spec laptops for this … Only good thing is touch screen, plenty of superior spec laptops for this price



Not with all-day battery life, Office and 1Tb cloud storage there isn't.

There is no such thing as "superior spec" at this price point. It's more about compromises. You might get a 500Gb HDD and an arguably better AMD CPU around the same price, but you're not going to get a touchscreen, genuine portability and an 8-hour battery.

These machines are basically thin clients - like a Chromebook but running Windows. People buy Chromebooks for their simplicity, speed and focus on getting very specific things done (e.g. web browsing, email, streaming, word processing). The major criticism levelled at Chromebooks is that they can't run "proper" apps. These fix that very criticism yet people still moan about them. Nobody should expect a gaming rig or a powerhouse PC for £200.

These shouldn't be judged on what they do badly, but what they do well for the price.
Edited by: "Interloper" 9th May 2015

Interloper

Not with all-day battery life, Office and 1Tb cloud storage there … Not with all-day battery life, Office and 1Tb cloud storage there isn't.There is no such thing as "superior spec" at this price point. It's more about compromises. You might get a 500Gb HDD and an arguably better AMD CPU around the same price, but you're not going to get a touchscreen, genuine portability and an 8-hour battery.These machines are basically thin clients - like a Chromebook but running Windows. People buy Chromebooks for their simplicity, speed and focus on getting very specific things done (e.g. web browsing, email, streaming, word processing). The major criticism levelled at Chromebooks is that they can't run "proper" apps. These fix that very criticism yet people still moan about them. Nobody should expect a gaming rig or a powerhouse PC for £200.These shouldn't be judged on what they do badly, but what they do well for the price.




Spot on, great post.

How am I expected to look good in Starbucks with this piece of crap. Intel Celeron?!? More like intel poverty.

Quidco 5% for consumers and 8% for business

Will this run crysis on ultra

I take you can plug in a portable USB drive to these without issue.

Pointless purchase! Wish they'd stop making rubbish

TomBoyNI

I take you can plug in a portable USB drive to these without issue.



Yes. Specs list is as having 2 USB 2.0 & 1 USB 3.0 ports.

Intel need to release a super cheap Core i, forget atom and celerons, if the min spec for processors was a cheap ULV i3 then these ultraportables would be vastly worth while. as they stand though, the atom or celeron just isnt capable of much more than very basic work.

haritori

as they stand though, the atom or celeron just isnt capable of much more … as they stand though, the atom or celeron just isnt capable of much more than very basic work.



So you mean most things that most people use a PC for? Thanks for that useless insight.

topss

So you mean most things that most people use a PC for? Thanks for that … So you mean most things that most people use a PC for? Thanks for that useless insight.



Rude much?



haritori

Intel need to release a super cheap Core i, forget atom and celerons, if … Intel need to release a super cheap Core i, forget atom and celerons, if the min spec for processors was a cheap ULV i3 then these ultraportables would be vastly worth while. as they stand though, the atom or celeron just isnt capable of much more than very basic work.



Newest and last Atom are very decent.

kingchris

Newest and last Atom are very decent.




There OK, I have the Linx 8 and its still not a seamless experience, not much room for multitasking.

Same specs as any touchscreen chromebook, strange comments in here, chromebooks are very popular.

haritori

There OK, I have the Linx 8 and its still not a seamless experience, not … There OK, I have the Linx 8 and its still not a seamless experience, not much room for multitasking.



That is gimped by 1GB RAM.
Edited by: "kingchris" 9th May 2015

Good budget 'puter. I would not buy one, but I wouldn't dis it for a internet needs priced machine.
Me mum has the i3 version - fuggin fugly machine, to be fair. Too big, too plasticky
Edited by: "shawnlee" 9th May 2015

Has the £75 cashback on HP 455 G2 stopped for May 2015.

I really want another one and claim £75 cashback + £150 trade up cashback.

Whereas, this one is not good. £170 HP 255 G3 from ebuyer is much better than this.

jjfisher93

How am I expected to look good in Starbucks with this piece of crap. … How am I expected to look good in Starbucks with this piece of crap. Intel Celeron?!? More like intel poverty.



If you can afford to drink in there go waste £800 on an apple with the same size screen

frg2014

Much better for the price



Pmsl that's a full size laptop not 13" it's not in the same class that's like comparing an estate to a 3dr hatchback.

Cpu isn't that much better either and 500gb hd. Only better thing is the name badge on it. If you want to compare you need to find another portable 13" to put against this

Original Poster

frg2014

Much better for the price



How on Earth is that "much better"? Both the Lenovo and HP 255 are perfectly decent budget laptops. But they're bigger, bulkier, have slow mechanical hard drives, mediocre battery life and no touchscreen. They don't have the added value of Office 365, 1Tb OneDrive and a £20 Windows Store credit either (nearly £80 value in total alone).

The Stream is a lightweight, portable cloud-based netbook. It's like saying an iPad Air with a Bluetooth keyboard is "much better" than a Surface 3 with touch cover just because they're the same price. These are completely different usage scenarios.

Rich44

Pmsl that's a full size laptop not 13" it's not in the same class that's … Pmsl that's a full size laptop not 13" it's not in the same class that's like comparing an estate to a 3dr hatchback. Cpu isn't that much better either and 500gb hd. Only better thing is the name badge on it. If you want to compare you need to find another portable 13" to put against this




Yeah some of the replies in here are unintentionally hilarious. X)


Edited by: "neil1104661" 9th May 2015

IF you are a student, then the 11" version is only £159 and plus gives you a £20 voucher for MS store.

neil1104661

Wrong, they are favourable actually and is pcmag's budget editors choice … Wrong, they are favourable actually and is pcmag's budget editors choice for ultraportable below $250.



hate idiots like this who just start off a comment with WRONG simply because they can't handle differing opinions

I was thinking of picking up one of these as my daughters first laptop (after the gadget show raved about them). But I can't see anything about the windows store voucher on the site...am I being thick?

ffcimp

hate idiots like this who just start off a comment with WRONG simply … hate idiots like this who just start off a comment with WRONG simply because they can't handle differing opinions




Yeah i know what you mean, i have the same problem with idiots who don't start sentences with a capital letter or use any punctuation.

Awesome 3 usb ports a real desktop os and micro SD support,yet people would still prefer a chrome book?

The reviews I've read about this have been absolutely terrible. Yes it's only £199.00 but it's apparently really slow. Not surprised I guess considering a Celeron processor and 2GB of memory are trying to run Windows 8.1

It's a shame as I was genuinely interested in something like this. I'd guess tough if you got it for kids it'd be great with the touch-screen.

EDIT: Does anyone know if it#s possible to run Chrome OS on this?
Edited by: "Mebster" 9th May 2015

Would be good if it was a Chrome os laptop, but looks like it will struggle running windows to me.

Mebster

The reviews I've read about this have been absolutely terrible. Yes it's … The reviews I've read about this have been absolutely terrible. Yes it's only £199.00 but it's apparently really slow. Not surprised I guess considering a Celeron processor and 2GB of memory are trying to run Windows 8.1It's a shame as I was genuinely interested in something like this. I'd guess tough if you got it for kids it'd be great with the touch-screen.EDIT: Does anyone know if it#s possible to run Chrome OS on this?



Chrome OS is not available as a consumer download, the answer is a simple no.

Looks great for the money

fishmaster

Chrome OS is not available as a consumer download, the answer is a simple … Chrome OS is not available as a consumer download, the answer is a simple no.


Ah ok, for some reason I thought it was but may have had special requirements. Thanks for clearing that up.

Mebster

Ah ok, for some reason I thought it was but may have had special … Ah ok, for some reason I thought it was but may have had special requirements. Thanks for clearing that up.



You can download the similar Cr OS from >

getchrome.eu/dow…php

It is not Google Chrome OS. The Google build is not a consumer download, you'll find Cr Os And Chrome OS Linux but not the Google Chrome OS per se.

Edited by: "fishmaster" 9th May 2015

Hurts to see this on sale in the US for $229.99, life is so unfair.
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