Hp stream x360 (Chromebook killer), 1 TB one drive and office 365  £199 (potentially £185.31)
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Hp stream x360 (Chromebook killer), 1 TB one drive and office 365 £199 (potentially £185.31)

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Found 9th Apr 2015
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Potentially the price could be; £185.31

Technical details
HP Stream x360 Convertible Laptop

Supported Operating Systems
Operating system
Windows 8.1 64
Processor
Processor family
Intel® Celeron® processor
Processor
Intel® Celeron® N2840 with Intel HD Graphics (2.16 GHz, 1 MB cache, 2 cores)
Storage Specifications
Special features
Touch display
Memory
Memory, standard
2 GB 1333 MHz DDR3L SDRAM (onboard)
Display Specifications
Display size (diagonal)
29.5 cm (11.6")
Display
29.5 cm (11.6") diagonal HD WLED-backlit touch screen (1366 x 768)
Graphic Subsystem
Graphics
Intel HD Graphics
Multimedia
Audio features
DTS Sound+ with 2 speakers
Webcam
HP TrueVision HD Webcam (front-facing) with integrated digital microphone
Input devices
Keyboard
97% size island-style keyboard
Pointing device
HP Imagepad with multi-touch gesture support
Connectivity and Communications
Wireless
802.11b/g/n (1x1) and Bluetooth® 4.0 combo
Ports
1 HDMI
1 headphone/microphone combo
2 USB 2.0
1 USB 3.0
1 RJ-45
Expansion slots
1 multi-format SD media card reader
Battery and Power
Battery type
3-cell, 43.5 Wh Li-ion
Power supply type
45 W AC power adapter
Security Management
Security management
Kensington MicroSaver lock slot
Power-on password
Accepts third-party security lock devices
Software and Applications
Software included
McAfee LiveSafe™
Pre-installed software
mysms
Netflix
Skype
TripAdvisor
7-Zip
Software - Productivity & finance
Office 365 Personal 1-year. Activation required within limited time.
HP apps
HP Connected Drive
HP Connected Music
HP Connected Photo
HP CoolSense
HP ePrint
HP SimplePass
Multimedia and Input Devices
Sensors
Accelerometer
Gyroscope
eCompass
Weights
Weight
1.55 kg
Package weight
2.55 kg
Appearance
Product color
Horizon blue
Product design
Gradient micro dot pattern
Dimensions
Minimum dimensions (W x D x H)
30.8 x 21.51 x 2.19 cm
Drives
Hard drive description
32 GB eMMC
Cloud service
Dropbox
HP Connected Drive
1 TB OneDrive (1-year subscription included)

14 Comments

The 1 TB one drive is not a real drive.

Original Poster

LongPockets

The 1 TB one drive is not a real drive.


yup it's supposed to be for browsing and light use.....similar to a chromebook except this is windows and has touch screen

I think your missing the point of a chromebook, windows have annoying big updates, you have to run an anti virus and all the bloatware that comes with it, chromebooks are just switch on do your stuff switch off.

That aside, seems a good deal if you prefer windows and nice touch having a touchscreen


Edited by: "jb66" 9th Apr 2015

Not a bad price for a Windows 8.1 (soon to be 10) touch-screen laptop. Probably not a good idea to even mention the failed chromebook concept in connection with this. I would still like more than 32GB hard drive, though.

A deal at £199 but a niche item.

Chromebook killer? I don't know one single person who uses a Chromebook, so a rather small market to kill! The majority of people now use tablets for portable, light, computing needs like email, browsing and social networking.

To me this its a poor mans Yoga 2-11, good if your looking for a lesser spec device at a lower price point.

Regards
Flea

chromebook killer?? Come back when you have at least an i5 in the windows laptop .....anyone who has ever used a low powered Win laptop like this compared to a Chromebook will know that performance at this price point is laughable on the Windows device compared to a chromebook.

Chromebook market share is increasing year on year..most that remove the blinkers and try one love them. With more Android app compatibility now appearing the future for chromebooks looks brighter by the day :-)

But forgetting the silly chromebook comparisons if your in the market for a WINDOWS notebook this looks a great piece of kit fo rthe money...again many judge a brand by old past experiences without even seeing the product being discussed. HP's recent lineup of both Windows and Chrome OS notebooks as well as Android tablets are well built and well priced for the spec on offer.

A slightly large ssd would have been nice to give a little breathing space after the OS is installed to allow a little more for application installs and a little local storage but some more local storage is easily added with an SD card or small Flash drive. 4Gb ram would also have been nice but these all would have seen the price creep up past the £199 sweet spot for these budget notebooks.

Edited by: "Uridium" 9th Apr 2015

Shame that its only got a 32gb ssd in it .. Don't care for "cloud" drives..

Uridium

chromebook killer?? Come back when you have at least an i5 in the windows … chromebook killer?? Come back when you have at least an i5 in the windows laptop .....anyone who has ever used a low powered Win laptop like this compared to a Chromebook will know that performance at this price point is laughable on the Windows device compared to a chromebook.Chromebook market share is increasing year on year..most that remove the blinkers and try one love them. With more Android app compatibility now appearing the future for chromebooks looks brighter by the day :-)



Umm....why would this need an i5 when it is already near enough matching the equivalent Chromebooks for speed (and of course has a huge amount more versatility)?!

theregister.co.uk/201…e=3

"The Reg Verdict

Are HP’s new Stream machines really Chromebook killers? As a fan of the Chromebook it pains me to say it, but yes. The x360 is as well made and stylish as most Chromebooks but offers the full Windows experience which, at version 8.1, ain't at all bad.

Once you install Chrome and the Google apps launcher you pretty much have a Chromebook anyway. The build quality, design and basic hardware of the x360 are all better than I expected for the price making it a hard machine to criticise. ®"

Edited by: "wenttoabetterplace" 9th Apr 2015

taras

Shame that its only got a 32gb ssd in it .. Don't care for "cloud" … Shame that its only got a 32gb ssd in it .. Don't care for "cloud" drives..



Even that Apple guy, Wozniak, inveighs against them.

wenttoabetterplace

Umm....why would this need an i5 when it is already near enough matching … Umm....why would this need an i5 when it is already near enough matching the equivalent Chromebooks for speed (and of course has a huge amount more versatility)?!http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/04/06/review_hp_stream_x360_convertible_laptop/?page=3"The Reg VerdictAre HP’s new Stream machines really Chromebook killers? As a fan of the Chromebook it pains me to say it, but yes. The x360 is as well made and stylish as most Chromebooks but offers the full Windows experience which, at version 8.1, ain't at all bad.Once you install Chrome and the Google apps launcher you pretty much have a Chromebook anyway. The build quality, design and basic hardware of the x360 are all better than I expected for the price making it a hard machine to criticise. ®"



Yeah i did read that Reg review..looks a very good bit of kit for the money.If i was in the market for a low end windows notebook i would buy one....but I can only go by my personal experience of cheap Windows notebooks versus chromebooks....one of my Kids has a recent Dell Inspiron 15 which is very similar in spec to this x360 and although i agree completely this is a more versatile device for simple browser based tasks the chromebook was designed to perform the low end Windows machines just aren't as fast.
In my home we also have both a £200 HP chromebook 14 with Haswell chipset and a £1200 HP Ultrabook (840 G1) as well as counteless tablets and mobile devices and when anyone in my home wants to quickly do something on the Web the first device that gets picked up is always the chromebook.



Edited by: "Uridium" 9th Apr 2015

cold chromebooks are much better optimised

Uridium

Yeah i did read that Reg review..looks a very good bit of kit for the … Yeah i did read that Reg review..looks a very good bit of kit for the money.If i was in the market for a low end windows notebook i would buy one....but I can only go by my personal experience of cheap Windows notebooks versus chromebooks....one of my Kids has a Dell Inspiron 15 which is very similar in spec to this x360 and although i agree completely this is a more versatile device for simple browser based tasks the chromebook was designed to perform the low end Windows machines just aren't as fast. In my home we also have both a £200 HP chromebook 14 with Haswell chipset and a £1200 HP Ultrabook (840 G1) as well as counteless tablets and mobile devices and when anyone in my home wants to quickly do something on the Web the first device that gets picked up is always the chromebook.



I dare say your impression of low end Windows devices is clouded somewhat by things like the Dell running normal hard drives. The eMMC drives in things like the X360 almost entirely eradicate the lag that spinning drives bring to the OS...
I did consider picking up a Chromebook just to test how (/if) they have improved. However, articles like THIS suggest the platform has kind of stagnated. Windows 10 will likely resolve the usability issues of Windows 8.1 --- leaving us with a secure, fast OS that is just as quick as a Chromebook on equivalent hardware, but which also has a limitless amount of extensibility.

Remember also that Firefox has significantly surpassed Chrome in performance and stability. Yet with a Chromebook, you don't get to choose the best browser. You just have to use what Google have given you.
Also, you are essentially an advertising mule, tied in without choice to Google's services, and to Google Drive (which is significantly more expensive than OneDrive for instance).

Basically, Windows gives you choices, and very few compromises. Google gives you what they want to give you....and you have no alternatives.

Windows 10 + Cortana integration (looks superb!) + the Spartan browser will significantly surpass ChromeOS in my opinion. & even if Microsoft's new browser isn't all it is cracked up to be, we can still choose Opera/Chrome/Firefox...

xboxfree60

cold chromebooks are much better optimised



On a technical level, how could they ever be 'better optimised' when they are running one of the slower and less stable internet browsers.
Chrome isn't what it once was! My time with Firefox over the last few weeks has shown me that (& numerous online reviews testify to that fact too)

wenttoabetterplace

I dare say your impression of low end Windows devices is clouded somewhat … I dare say your impression of low end Windows devices is clouded somewhat by things like the Dell running normal hard drives. The eMMC drives in things like the X360 almost entirely eradicate the lag that spinning drives bring to the OS...I did consider picking up a Chromebook just to test how (/if) they have improved. However, articles like THIS suggest the platform has kind of stagnated. Windows 10 will likely resolve the usability issues of Windows 8.1 --- leaving us with a secure, fast OS that is just as quick as a Chromebook on equivalent hardware, but which also has a limitless amount of extensibility.Remember also that Firefox has significantly surpassed Chrome in performance and stability. Yet with a Chromebook, you don't get to choose the best browser. You just have to use what Google have given you.Also, you are essentially an advertising mule, tied in without choice to Google's services, and to Google Drive (which is significantly more expensive than OneDrive for instance).Basically, Windows gives you choices, and very few compromises. Google gives you what they want to give you....and you have no alternatives.Windows 10 + Cortana integration (looks superb!) + the Spartan browser will significantly surpass ChromeOS in my opinion. & even if Microsoft's new browser isn't all it is cracked up to be, we can still choose Opera/Chrome/Firefox...



All good points until you mention the word secure, Windows is a victim of it's own success there...huge market share simply make sit a bigger target

....I do totally agree on the versatility of Windows over ChromeOS..My day job is looking after data centers full of Windows (and ESX) servers so I know all of the functionality Windows offers...(yes i do work for HP hence my probable bias towards their hardware :-) )

...but for no frills computing I still find Chrome OS faster, it's footprint is small and i just find it runs faster on like for like hardware. I am fortunate that dual booting with Linux is an option for me which helps to alleviate the versatility downside to the chromebook but i appreciate this isn't an option for everyone...

Don't get me wrong I'm not knocking this notebook, I think it's great piece of kit at this price...I just think that reviews touting it as a 'Chromebook' killer are a little misleading...
Most of the people i know who own Chromebooks buy one as they actually wanted a chromebook and as an alternative to Windows as they actually want something different. Not because it's better or worse than windows.
With notebook prices this cheap just get both :-)
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