HP Stream K2L96UA 13.3-Inch

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The HP Stream 13.3 is a bestselling 2015 13.3-inch laptop that received positive reviews for its sturdy build, attractive color, acceptable day-to-day performance, long battery life and comfortable keyboard. On the downside, its screen has slightly high contrast, its trackpad gets unresponsive at times and it has no DVD drive. Despite its limitations, the Stream 13.3 is a capable and affordable Windows 8 netbook that is designed to compete with leading Chromebooks in the budget ultra-portable market.

Positive Reviews
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  • Attractive color
  • Stylish design
  • Comfortable keyboard
  • Great price


  • No DVD drive
  • Unresponsive touchpad

Bottom Line

An affordable rival to a Chromebook this HP netbook is a great seller due to its light weight, great design and excellent price even though the touchpad can be unresponsive at times.

Score Summary

Critic Reviews

  • 80
    PCMag November 24, 2014

    The HP Stream 13 is a very inexpensive full Windows 8.1 ultraportable laptop, but its long battery life, looks, and speed resemble that of a much pricier system.

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  • 70
    LaptopMag December 19, 2014

    The HP Stream 13 strikes back against Chromebooks with a stylish and affordable 13-inch Windows 8 laptop that offers solid performance.

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  • NotebookCheck May 24, 2015

    If users do not find the color of the Stream 13 appealing, they will at least find the inner values attractive. Its silent operation, long battery life, and low price make HP's laptop interesting. A one-year license for MS Office 365 Personal is also included.

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Processor Intel Celeron N3050 1.60GHz [View Benchmarks]
Graphics Intel HD Graphics (Braswell) [View Benchmarks]
Graphics TypeIntegrated
Graphics Memory Shared
Operating System Microsoft Windows Windows 10 Home
Weight3.42 lbs
Battery Life7 hours
Hard Drive 132 SSD
Display Size13.3 inch
Display TypeTN
Display Resolution1366 x 768
Display TechnologyWLED-backlit Display
Connectivity2x USB 2.0 | USB 3.0 | HDMI | microSD | WiFi | Bluetooth 4.0
AudioStereo speakers | DTS Sound
WebcamHD 720p
Additional FeaturesmicroSD card reader
Dimension (LxWxH)13.12 x 9.02 x 0.77
Warranty1 year

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