HP Stream HP 14-z002na 2GB 32GB 14 Inch Streambook Laptop - Purple £119.99 @ Ebay/Argos
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HP Stream HP 14-z002na 2GB 32GB 14 Inch Streambook Laptop - Purple £119.99 @ Ebay/Argos

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Found 1st Aug 2015
HP Streambook 14 inch screen model. Refurb with 12 months warranty from Argos Ebay. Currently in Argos reduced at £190 so a good saving and with same 12 months warranty.

I have just bought this with free fast delivery as I thought it was a good buy and thought I would share :-)

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Good price but mixed reviews on amazon.

looking for a 11.6in to 14in laptop. should I get this or splash a bit more for this?
amazon.co.uk/gp/…BT8

Oh dear ...
What are you expecting from a laptop with
Processor Speed of 1.00GHz and Hard Drive Capacity of 32GB.??

My mobile phone which is much smaller is more powerful than this ...

I have one myself, it's good for browsing the web, music, videos and word processing, but it does run slow at times, it runs a little better now I have Windows 10 on it. I have played some games on it, it runs some pretty well on low settings, but don't expect miracles, I paid £150 for mine and happy for what it does

This is a cracking laptop. Perfect size. Very thin. Fast with the ssd drive but little or no storage, even Windows 10 wouldnt load and there was vey little I could delete to put it on. Having said that I really like it and have no complaints about performance. The purple colour is actually not bad. I got mine on the Paypal discount day so it cost me £95. The laptop appeared new and was unregistered so I registered it directly with HP. Argos will probably have a 20% discount day soon so you might want to hold on for that.
Edited by: "johnnyd57uk" 2nd Aug 2015

Anyone know what form factor the ssd inside this is?

:edit:

Answered my own question; it's an eMMC integrated onto the main board. Not replaceable.

Also shouldn't really be described as an SSD; it's flash memory, with all the same performance characteristics.
Edited by: "TehJumpingJawa" 2nd Aug 2015

TehJumpingJawa

Anyone know what form factor the ssd inside this is?



As far as I can tell it's part of the system board 32/64gb eMMC

Supports embedded MultiMedia Controller (eMMC) NAND flashSupports the … Supports embedded MultiMedia Controller (eMMC) NAND flashSupports the following eMMC configurations:● 64GB eMMC● 32GB eMMC



support.hp.com/us-…rs/

h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg…176

I've got the 11" Stream and I think the performance is great for the price and size of the device. Only annoyance for me is the Windows 10 upgrade as I simply can't make enough space - the HP recovery partition is over 7GB and can't be deleted, and in the process of attempting the update the Windows 10 installer generates three 2.7GB files THEN demands 7GB of free space. It basically seems impossible, and my only option seems to be to attempt the 'install the a USB stick or other drive' that it gives when it determines that you have insufficient storage. That's the next purchase on my list today!

yazri

looking for a 11.6in to 14in laptop. should I get this or splash a bit … looking for a 11.6in to 14in laptop. should I get this or splash a bit more for this?http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00YRY7BT8:{



Looks like both Devices are like Chrome Books to me?.
Your link doesnt even specify its hard drive/internal memory?, so who even knows .....

misterleoni

I've got the 11" Stream and I think the performance is great for the … I've got the 11" Stream and I think the performance is great for the price and size of the device. Only annoyance for me is the Windows 10 upgrade as I simply can't make enough space - the HP recovery partition is over 7GB and can't be deleted, and in the process of attempting the update the Windows 10 installer generates three 2.7GB files THEN demands 7GB of free space. It basically seems impossible, and my only option seems to be to attempt the 'install the a USB stick or other drive' that it gives when it determines that you have insufficient storage. That's the next purchase on my list today!



What stops the recovery partition from being deleted?
Any partition manager/cloning tool with gpt support should be able to do the job?

TehJumpingJawa

Anyone know what form factor the ssd inside this is?:edit:Answered my own … Anyone know what form factor the ssd inside this is?:edit:Answered my own question; it's an eMMC integrated onto the main board. Not replaceable.Also shouldn't really be described as an SSD; it's flash memory, with all the same performance characteristics.



The eMMC interface is much slower than even SATA - still better than having a HDD but sometimes it shows its limitations.

misterleoni

I've got the 11" Stream and I think the performance is great for the … I've got the 11" Stream and I think the performance is great for the price and size of the device. Only annoyance for me is the Windows 10 upgrade as I simply can't make enough space - the HP recovery partition is over 7GB and can't be deleted, and in the process of attempting the update the Windows 10 installer generates three 2.7GB files THEN demands 7GB of free space. It basically seems impossible, and my only option seems to be to attempt the 'install the a USB stick or other drive' that it gives when it determines that you have insufficient storage. That's the next purchase on my list today!



It was a lot of faffing about to install Windows 10 on my Stream 14, I had to download it using the Windows 10 Media Creation Tool on my Desktop, create the install on a USB stick, then on the Stream 14, I had to install it with the keep my files only option, but even then it asked me to have another 9GB to make a backup so had to have another USB stick, it took half a day to finally install.

What are you expecting from a laptop with Processor Speed of 1.00GHz and … What are you expecting from a laptop with Processor Speed of 1.00GHz and Hard Drive Capacity of 32GB.??My mobile phone which is much smaller is more powerful than this ...



sigh. You do know that CPU clock speed is not great indicator of performance? Compare an Intel core-i5 Haswell with a lowly Atom N330 of yesteryear:
cpubenchmark.net/com…php?cmp[]=2437&cmp[]=604

So the four gen i5 has twice the cores its max clock is 50% higher, this should make the i5 be 3 times the performance, yes?
But no, it's 11 times.

that said, this is not going to be an amazing performer.

TehJumpingJawa

What stops the recovery partition from being deleted?Any partition … What stops the recovery partition from being deleted?Any partition manager/cloning tool with gpt support should be able to do the job?



​you can't deleted the recovery partition with these Windows 8.1 with Bing devices as it stops the OS booting. I already have a backup of the partition done via HP Recovery Manager but I can't use a third party programme to delete the pre-installed 7GB partition because if I do that I won't be able to boot to upgrade, and if I do a clean install of Windows 10 I won't have the serial key - which is generated upon install and is not the same as the Windows 8.1 key.

briankins

It was a lot of faffing about to install Windows 10 on my Stream 14, I … It was a lot of faffing about to install Windows 10 on my Stream 14, I had to download it using the Windows 10 Media Creation Tool on my Desktop, create the install on a USB stick, then on the Stream 14, I had to install it with the keep my files only option, but even then it asked me to have another 9GB to make a backup so had to have another USB stick, it took half a day to finally install.



​so what was your procedure? I don't have another Windows device. All I have is a stick with my original HP Recovery backed up onto it and the install files on my Stream 11. I don't understand why the installer isn't intelligent enough to know that it shouldn't put three versions of Windows on your PC. surely you only need one, dependant on your device? as soon as I delete one of them it fails to work though. evidently it looks for all of them even though it doesn't need them.

As the stream runs a compressed OS you may have to settle for something like the W10 for mobile devices as will be used on phones & small tablets

briankins

It was a lot of faffing about to install Windows 10 on my Stream 14, I … It was a lot of faffing about to install Windows 10 on my Stream 14, I had to download it using the Windows 10 Media Creation Tool on my Desktop, create the install on a USB stick, then on the Stream 14, I had to install it with the keep my files only option, but even then it asked me to have another 9GB to make a backup so had to have another USB stick, it took half a day to finally install.



I shoved an SD card in the slot (from my camera) and that seemed to pacify the upgrade. It doesn't leave anything on it and said SD card is back receiving photographs again.

I'm trying to find out whether the Win 10 installation still relies on files within the recovery partition as per the 8.1 it replaced. I can see how it can but currently puzzling over the best way to reclaim that space (which is backed up on USB anyway so is of no value to me).

swfarrington

I shoved an SD card in the slot (from my camera) and that seemed to … I shoved an SD card in the slot (from my camera) and that seemed to pacify the upgrade. It doesn't leave anything on it and said SD card is back receiving photographs again.I'm trying to find out whether the Win 10 installation still relies on files within the recovery partition as per the 8.1 it replaced. I can see how it can but currently puzzling over the best way to reclaim that space (which is backed up on USB anyway so is of no value to me).



Part of the problem is that the W10 as default leaves the original operating system on the device allowing the user to roll back if they don't like W10

There's some useful information here:
arstechnica.co.uk/gad…-8/

about how to get do a clear install of Windows 10 if you're upgrading from earlier versions, but it does require you to upgrade first, create the install media, and then reinstall which seems to grab the activation tokens before wiping. Or, once you've upgraded to Windows 10 you can save the activation tokens (there are various tools around to do this) and then wipe and start again. I'm a bit vague on how this happens to be honest!

OK accepting I'm using an HP Stream 11 rather than the 14 mentioned just to let you know that I removed the recovery partition (using GParted from a live USB disk of Linux Mint) and the laptop now has that space available on the C drive.

I have previously done the backup of the recovery partition to a USB stick so it remains available.

On booting Win10 and inspecting the C drive it stated there were errors so I ran scandisk (or the win10 modern equivalent anyway) and now the system is happy.

Obviously doing any of the above you need to accept the risk that the computer might become unusable, the freezer may defrost and the dog may eat the report you're supposed to be presenting tomorrow.

But it worked for me.....!8)

This is possibly a better alternative. ebay.co.uk/itm…272

i got one of these. and i now run windows 10.

method is...

backup all needed files 1st.

run hp recovery and clean install win 8.1.

download creation media disk for win 10 from microsoft onto a usb.

run usb and select upgrade windows.

i originally formatted my drive only to realise that win 10 does not accept the win 8.1 key the hard way.


when you upgrade it will accept it.

if you want to make note of win 8.1 key run a program called ProduKey from internet its free. do this before install win 10

performance wise love win 10 on this netbook.....much faster in places and works seamlessly

i got one of these. and i now run windows 10.

method is...

backup all needed files 1st.

run hp recovery and clean install win 8.1.

download creation media disk for win 10 from microsoft onto a usb.

run usb and select upgrade windows.

i originally formatted my drive only to realise that win 10 does not accept the win 8.1 key the hard way.

when you upgrade it will accept it.

if you want to make note of win 8.1 key run a program called ProduKey from internet its free. do this before install win 10

performance wise love win 10 on this netbook.....much faster in places and works seamlessly

Will Sony Vegas Pro work well with this?

hmm i am looking for a small laptop to connect to my tv so that i can watch tv shows online in my living room, would this work for what i need it to do? don't need it for anything other than the flash player watching videos
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