Microsoft Introduces HP Stream 14 for $199 With 100GB OneDrive Storage

Software giant Microsoft is reportedly working with computer manufacturers such as Toshiba, HP, and Acer to introduce low-end netbooks that runs Windows 8.1. The company unveiled its upcoming notebook PC, HP Stream 14 with a retail price of $199 last July.

Thanks to German website, that claimed to have obtained leaked documents regarding this news, more details are now available regarding the purported notebook.

Microsoft aims to get a market share of the Chromebooks with such pricing plans, whereas most 14-inch notebooks and laptops cost about $400 to $2000 or more, depending on the brand and specifications. For an HP model in 14-inch notebook, which is expected to sell at $199, is ultimately a great deal. However, though the price is enticing, the HP Stream 14’s hood doesn’t include Intel inside.

The notebook sports AMD A4 1.6 GHz quad core SOC processor, a mobile microprocessor used for budget or mid-class notebooks with a 1366 x 768 pixel HD LED display and AMD Radeon R3 chip for graphics and non-expandable 2 GB RAM. HP Stream 14’ includes HMDI, headphone/microphone and most basic features of notebook such as USB ports, built-in digital microphone and speakers with a 32-watt hours of battery.

Microsoft is reportedly giving users 2 years of 100 GB One Drive storage for this package. The notebook will be available in the United States for $199. Acer and Toshiba laptops with retail price around $249 will also come in the next few months.


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