HP Stream 7 Signature Edition Tablet on MS Store UK at £99.00, incl. free delivery and return
264°Expired

HP Stream 7 Signature Edition Tablet on MS Store UK at £99.00, incl. free delivery and return

64
Found 11th Nov 2014
Check this out: the new HP Stream 7 is now available on pre-order on the MS Store UK with free delivery and free return, at £99 incl. one-year subscription to Office 365 Personal with Skype!

Edit: the tablet is available to order since yesterday, apparently they launched earlier as planned!

64 Comments

A direct competition with Linx. Great, bring those prices down!

Massive 2.1% cashback with TCB, specifically for the Stream - I think they're expecting lots to be sold, most other Microsoft store stuff is 12%!

still brings it down to £97

Worth noting also that this is the signature edition - HP and other venders offer versions of their kit through the microsoft store without all the preloaded software you get and these are called the 'signature edititions' because of this, they're usually slightly more expensive than buying the normal version (the software venders pay to put the software on) so you may find a non-signature edition somewhere soon slightly cheaper. Having said that, the normal version seems to be the same price direct from HP*, so all's good so far.

*though double the TCB
Edited by: "tapi" 11th Nov 2014

someone please explain as i have failed to keep up with OSes and hardware

How can a 1GB device perform adequately with a full windows OS? Surel as soon as you try to play movies or games there will be no memory left to run them smoothly.

I'm very tempte by this deal but like a knowledeable person to enlighten me to the benefits and perils of this situation.

And please no windows bashing, this is a genuine question

Pity we get ripped off again. HERE

No android. Windows. Bummer.

DavidL

No android. Windows. Bummer.



If you load it up with lots of programs all running simultaneously for a couple of months you might, just might get it to lag like Android.

Most of the time in normal use it should be pretty smooth, even with 1GB.

However, if you want to compare it to the Linx 7, it's pretty much identical - same res screen, same processor, same memory, same storage (linx are shipping out 32GB instead of 16GB at the moment)

except.... the linx has 2MP cameras front and rear (Stream is 2MP back, 0.3front), has HDMI out, and can be expanded with 64GB SD (only 32GB listed for the Stream) and can be bought for £20 less. If you also have a tablet to trade in for £30, it's a tough choice to go for the Stream. And I say this as someone who's been waiting since the Stream was announced.
Edited by: "tapi" 11th Nov 2014

yah, missing the hdmi. full Windows os but no chance of collecting to screen, except maybe through the upcoming Windows casting stick

gr8t1

someone please explain as i have failed to keep up with OSes and … someone please explain as i have failed to keep up with OSes and hardwareHow can a 1GB device perform adequately with a full windows OS? Surel as soon as you try to play movies or games there will be no memory left to run them smoothly.I'm very tempte by this deal but like a knowledeable person to enlighten me to the benefits and perils of this situation.And please no windows bashing, this is a genuine question



there's long and short answers, but basically MS worked hard with the Kernel in Win8 to reduce the resources needed, specifically to make it a better performer than previous versions on low end hardware. They've done a pretty good job too.

109place

yah, missing the hdmi. full Windows os but no chance of collecting to … yah, missing the hdmi. full Windows os but no chance of collecting to screen, except maybe through the upcoming Windows casting stick


well, does have miracast, but I personally haven't found that to be a reliable solution

gr8t1

someone please explain as i have failed to keep up with OSes and … someone please explain as i have failed to keep up with OSes and hardwareHow can a 1GB device perform adequately with a full windows OS? Surel as soon as you try to play movies or games there will be no memory left to run them smoothly.I'm very tempte by this deal but like a knowledeable person to enlighten me to the benefits and perils of this situation.And please no windows bashing, this is a genuine question



The OS runs fine with 1GB, but some apps won't. Browsing for example.

tapi

However, if you want to compare it to the Linx 7, it's pretty much … However, if you want to compare it to the Linx 7, it's pretty much identical - same res screen, same processor, same memory, same storage (linx are shipping out 32GB instead of 16GB at the moment)except.... the linx has 2MP cameras front and rear (Stream is 2MP back, 0.3front), has HDMI out, and can be expanded with 64GB SD (only 32GB listed for the Stream) and can be bought for £20 less. If you also have a tablet to trade in for £30, it's a tough choice to go for the Stream. And I say this as someone who's been waiting since the Stream was announced.



the linx 7 doesn't have hdmi out

Im guessing Tesco will end up stocking this? With £10 code that is used all the time.

enigmatik33

the linx 7 doesn't have hdmi out



It does.
Edited by: "rev6" 11th Nov 2014

Does it have wifi direct miracast

rev6

It does.



Not according to tech radar and none of the sellers list an hdmi port

beta.techradar.com/new…100

Great price - 1GB will be tough - a lot of services will need to be trimmed and today's browsers are not exactly frugal using memory. I'd personally preferred dual-core but 1.5-2GB memory.

gr8t1

someone please explain as i have failed to keep up with OSes and … someone please explain as i have failed to keep up with OSes and hardwareHow can a 1GB device perform adequately with a full windows OS? Surel as soon as you try to play movies or games there will be no memory left to run them smoothly.



youtube.com/wat…buE

It's tight but usable provided you don't do too much multitasking or expect to run resource heavy programs.

It's a £99 Windows tablet. A few years ago that would be unthinkable, now people just complain about the specs. If you want more ram, spend more.

GAVINLEWISHUKD

Pity we get ripped off again. HERE


Good spot!

GAVINLEWISHUKD

Pity we get ripped off again. HERE


Hi I asked on the MS site and got this answer?


Shaquille: at 16:32:16
Hi I will be happy to answer your questions today
why is this $99 in usa
Shaquille: at 16:32:36
What are you specifically asking about?
You: at 16:33:45
The hp stream 7 signature tablet
Shaquille: at 16:33:53
Just a moment while I look into that for you.
You: at 16:34:40
99 US Dollar equals 62.39 British Pound Sterling
Shaquille: at 16:35:43
There is different prices for different regions we don't make the prices on the products
You: at 16:37:44
That's not an answer.
Shaquille: at 16:39:49
Are you asking about the product prices?
You: at 16:42:46
Yes on the UK web site its £99 but on the usa site its 99$ wihch is £26 pounds cheeper.
Shaquille: at 16:44:21
Yes as I said above I'm sorry but we don't put prices on products so I can not tell you why the prices are different for different regions.
You: at 16:47:18
Thats fine I will copy this text and post it on the forum I am on about microsoft ripping of the uk again.
You: at 16:49:32
99 British Pound Sterling equals 157.07 US Dollar (Google)
Shaquille: at 16:50:01
just a moment while i look into that for you
Shaquille: at 16:54:24
The price of £99.99 not only includes the Tablet, it also comes with Office 365 Personal for one year, which is a £59.99 value for free.

tokki

Check this out: the new HP Stream 7 is now available on pre-order on the … Check this out: the new HP Stream 7 is now available on pre-order on the MS Store UK with free delivery and free return, at £99 incl. one-year subscription to Office 365 Personal with Skype!


Save mony and buy from Microsoft usa.

enigmatik33

the linx 7 doesn't have hdmi out



check out under 'interfaces & sensors at linxtablets.co.uk/lin…tml

csvrhill

Hi I asked on the MS site and got this answer?Shaquille: at 16:32:16Hi I … Hi I asked on the MS site and got this answer?Shaquille: at 16:32:16Hi I will be happy to answer your questions todaywhy is this $99 in usaShaquille: at 16:32:36What are you specifically asking about?You: at 16:33:45The hp stream 7 signature tabletShaquille: at 16:33:53Just a moment while I look into that for you.You: at 16:34:4099 US Dollar equals 62.39 British Pound SterlingShaquille: at 16:35:43There is different prices for different regions we don't make the prices on the productsYou: at 16:37:44That's not an answer.Shaquille: at 16:39:49Are you asking about the product prices?You: at 16:42:46Yes on the UK web site its £99 but on the usa site its 99$ wihch is £26 pounds cheeper.Shaquille: at 16:44:21Yes as I said above I'm sorry but we don't put prices on products so I can not tell you why the prices are different for different regions.You: at 16:47:18Thats fine I will copy this text and post it on the forum I am on about microsoft ripping of the uk again.You: at 16:49:3299 British Pound Sterling equals 157.07 US Dollar (Google)Shaquille: at 16:50:01just a moment while i look into that for youShaquille: at 16:54:24The price of £99.99 not only includes the Tablet, it also comes with Office 365 Personal for one year, which is a £59.99 value for free.



heh, neglecting to note the US version also "Includes Office 365 Personal1 ($69.99 value)". But - be fair, they're correct that MS don't set the prices so you can't post to the forums about "MS ripping people off again" - it's £99 on the HP site and $99 on HP USA, it's the manufacturers pricing, as with almost all electronics.

Just be thankful you don't live in Australia, they have it much worse on the vastly inflated prices, so much so the Oz Postal Service has set up a service specifically to order items with a US address and get it shipped over.

tapi

heh, neglecting to note the US version also "Includes Office 365 … heh, neglecting to note the US version also "Includes Office 365 Personal1 ($69.99 value)". But - be fair, they're correct that MS don't set the prices so you can't post to the forums about "MS ripping people off again" - it's £99 on the HP site and $99 on HP USA, it's the manufacturers pricing, as with almost all electronics.Just be thankful you don't live in Australia, they have it much worse on the vastly inflated prices, so much so the Oz Postal Service has set up a service specifically to order items with a US address and get it shipped over.


Thats why I will not buy from MS uk (but will ask my Aunt in USA to buy one).

That USA price is excluding local taxes though... so will cost a little more depending on your local US taxes (presumably)
I'm not saying it's right or wrong, but US prices are inevitably different due to the market forces in play, the size of country, the fact the rest of the world hates the UK and whatever else they can get away with.

Some things are cheaper here, Pepperidge Cookies and Reece's peanut cups, imported from the USA, are often cheaper in the UK than the US or at least around the same price. And then there's the health care system

http://i58.tinypic.com/2cgctn9.jpg








Edited by: "spannerzone" 11th Nov 2014

spannerzone

That USA will price is excluding local taxes though... so will cost more … That USA will price is excluding local taxes though... so will cost more depending on your local US taxes (presumably)



Yes very true. Like for like it should be about £76 in the UK. There is a good chance there will be a £15 off £100 spend Tesco before xmas so you should be able to pick it up for about £85 (if Tesco decide to stock it).

Buy in Montana or Oregon as no sales tax. Dont buy in Tennessee as it will be $108.10.

GAVINLEWISHUKD

Yes very true. Like for like it should be about £76 in the UK. There is a … Yes very true. Like for like it should be about £76 in the UK. There is a good chance there will be a £15 off £100 spend Tesco before xmas so you should be able to pick it up for about £85 (if Tesco decide to stock it).



But again, I'm struggling to see why you'd wait for this to be potentially £85 at Tesco as opposed to buying the seemingly better Linx 7 for £79 or Linx 8 for £95 now (ignoring the possible £30 trade-in on the linx too). I like HP Kit, and as I mentioned, was waiting to see what the Streams delivered but the Linx just seems a better prospect.

I was hoping the Stream would have a host of accessories available (stylus, dock, case etc) then I'd be on it like a shot, but there's nothing to set it apart (and a few features missing)
Edited by: "tapi" 11th Nov 2014

Banned

GAVINLEWISHUKD

Pity we get ripped off again. HERE



some states don't pay some taxes like we automatically do here if i'm not mistaken.

douglas13

some states don't pay some taxes like we automatically do here if i'm not … some states don't pay some taxes like we automatically do here if i'm not mistaken.



You are not mistaken. See two posts above.

Banned

GAVINLEWISHUKD

You are not mistaken. See two posts above.


sorry dyslexia is strong on this one

tapi

well, does have miracast, but I personally haven't found that to be a … well, does have miracast, but I personally haven't found that to be a reliable solution



I think the Windows stick uses miracast too...so, not looking good

Original Poster

tapi

Massive 2.1% cashback with TCB, specifically for the Stream - I think … Massive 2.1% cashback with TCB, specifically for the Stream - I think they're expecting lots to be sold, most other Microsoft store stuff is 12%!still brings it down to £97 :DWorth noting also that this is the signature edition - HP and other venders offer versions of their kit through the microsoft store without all the preloaded software you get and these are called the 'signature edititions' because of this, they're usually slightly more expensive than buying the normal version (the software venders pay to put the software on) so you may find a non-signature edition somewhere soon slightly cheaper. Having said that, the normal version seems to be the same price direct from HP*, so all's good so far.*though double the TCB



On Quidco you can get 3% cash back quidco.com/mic…?ac

Is anyone getting this error after entering shipping details in the page?

Sorry, there was a problem with your request.
Return to the Microsoft Store home page.

I did a live chat with the sales person also, but he is also getting same issue, and told me to try again today, but still same issue.

word on the US store is this is getting a black Friday deal so might be worth holding off a week

$99 plus vat .

I'll love to swap my nieces Nexus 7s for a pair of these, but they'd be upset at losing all their apps and games.
Edited by: "cobble123" 23rd Nov 2014

I think one of the reasons these tablets run relatively smoothly with only 1gb is that the main hard drive is solid state so even if the page file is in use a lot it's still more responsive than a computer that uses an older mechanical hard drive.

I really want one of these as a cheap and simple way to view my raw camera photos with a little more fidelity than the camera LCD whilst on the bus/train coming home from taking photos. The built in windows image viewer can display raw images which should demand little from the tablet in terms of power which would make it ideal but most if not all of these tablets have a micro SD slot and not a full size SD slot which is annoying because otherwise something like this would be perfect.

tapi

MS worked hard with the Kernel in Win8 to reduce the resources needed, … MS worked hard with the Kernel in Win8 to reduce the resources needed, specifically to make it a better performer than previous versions on low end hardware. They've done a pretty good job too.



The difference in architecture plays a massive role also.

Just Google: ARM versus X86, there is a wealth of information and discussion about it from every angle.

The basics of it are; X86 (Intel/AMD) do a far better job of running complex operating systems than ARM can.

Android is quickly becoming a complex operating system and for it to keep its performance on ARM, it requires faster processors, more cores and more memory to keep up with much lighter-weight operating systems such as Windows Phone and iOS. WP and iOS are not trying to become complex OS's like Android, because they already exist: OSX and Windows.

But Apple and Microsoft's complex operating systems are designed for X86 and not ARM, and this is why we don't see OSX or Windows 8 smartphones, because neither Intel or AMD (X86) have the hardware capable of breaking into the smartphone space (yet). We are just seeing them make meaningful efforts in the tablet space now, with devices like the above.
Edited by: "PhearFactor" 23rd Nov 2014
Post a comment
Avatar
@
    Text