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HP Stream 11

HP Stream 11 (11-d020nr)


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HP Stream 11
HP Stream 11 (11-d020nr)
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Release Date
Oct 2014
Display
11.6 inches, Widescreen, 1366 x 768
Hard Drive
32 GB, SSD
Installed Memory
2 GB
Operating System
Windows 8.1
Processor
2.16 GHz, Intel Celeron N2840
Laptop Type
Ultraportable, Value

  • The HP Stream 11 is a $200 Windows laptop that's built to compete with Chromebooks on features and price. It does pretty well on its own, but Microsoft sweetens the deal with free OneDrive storage and Office 365 Personal for a year.


  • There's a war going on between Microsoft and Google, and because of that shoppers will ultimately win. But is the HP Stream 11 a winner? In many ways, yes. This ultraportable is more versatile than a Chromebook, and I like the comfortable keyboard and loud speakers. And while the playful design isn't for everyone, it will definitely stand out in a crowd.


  • At $200, the Stream 11 is a good deal, especially compared to pricier Chromebooks, but beware that it comes with many of the same trade-offs as other budget laptops, including a low-quality display and slow boot-up time.


Top 5 cheap laptop under $200:

  1. HP Stream 11 (11-d020nr)