The first concrete details of an upcoming $199 Windows 8.1 notebook from HP have been leaked, via a hardware manual, over a month after Microsoft first announced the device at its Worldwide Partner Conference.
According to the manual, as reported by Mobile Geeks, The HP Stream will have an AMD A4 Micro-6400T Quad-Core SoC with a clock speed of 1.0 GHz, along with a Radeon R3 integrated graphics chip. There will be 2 GB of RAM inside the notebook, and Flash storage of either 32 or 64 GB. The HP Stream will have a 14 inch display with a resolution of 1366x768 but at the $199 price tag it won't have a touch screen.
Other hardware features will reportedly include a 720p webcam, Beats Audio speakers, two USB 2.0 ports, one USB 3.0 port and a HDMI port. The story also claims the notebook will come with access to 100 GB of free cloud storage via Microsoft's OneDrive service for two years. It's possible that HP could change the hardware specs on the notebook before it officially launches.
Microsoft and HP will likely try to market the HP Stream as a solid competitor to the many cheap Chromebooks that are using Google's Chrome OS. The report did not offer a release date for the notebook. What do you think of the specs of the HP Stream?
Source: Mobile Geeks