The HP Stream 11 Signature Edition 11.6 Inch is a bestselling 2014 laptop that received critical acclaim from users for its ease of use, lightweight and portable build, colorful design, and small size perfect for kids, reliable performance, fast boot ups, and great battery life. Some reviewers had issues with the pre-installed HP software and adjusting the sensitivity of the TouchPad, although reviews have been overwhelmingly positive across the board. The Stream fulfills a much needed gap in the market for a Windows laptop that can compete neck on neck with the price and features of popular Chromebooks, with the added benefit of being able to run standard Windows applications.
If you are looking for all the benefits usually synonymous with Chromebooks – including insanely fast boot times, lengthy battery life, and ultra-thin and lightweight profiles – along with the added power of running standard Windows applications such as MS Office, then the HP Stream 11 is the crowd favorite to look out for. It received extremely positive reviews from users for its reliability and performance and is one of the few recent sub-$200 netbooks sporting Windows to get it right in recent times.
Without the limitations of Chrome OS, you are free to use MS Word, browse the web in Google Chrome the same way you would run a Chromebook, and even do basic video gaming – not too shabby for less than two hundred bucks. Many users reported great success in using the Stream 11 as a first time laptop for kids thanks to its attractive design and small form factor.
- Weight: 2.72 lbs
- Processor: Intel Celeron N2840 2.16GHz
- Display Size: 11.6 inch
- RAM: 2GB DDR3L SDRAM
- Operating System: Windows 8.1
- Graphics: Intel HD Graphics
|Processor||Intel Celeron N2840 2.16GHz [View Benchmarks]|
|Graphics||Intel HD Graphics [View Benchmarks]|
|RAM||2GB DDR3L SDRAM|
|Operating System||Microsoft Windows Windows 8.1|
|Battery Life||8 hours|
|Hard Drive 1||32 SSD|
|Display Size||11.6 inch|
|Display Resolution||1366 x 768|
|Display Technology||WLED-backlit high-definition display|
|Connectivity||1 x USB 2.0|1 x USB 3.0|HDMI|Wireless LAN 802.11b/g/n | Bluetooth|
|Audio||DTS Studio Sound|
|Webcam||HP TrueVision HD webcam|
|Additional Features||Includes Office 365 Personal1 ($69.99 value), SD Memory Card|