HP will release its budget Windows 8.1 laptop, the HP Stream, on September 24, but the price of the notebook will be $300, not $199 as Microsoft first announced back in July at its Worldwide Partner Conference.
So far, HP has not commented on why the price for the Stream went up by $101. The 14-inch display on the notebook has a screen resolution of 1366x768, and inside there's a AMD A4 Micro processor, 2 GB of RAM and 32 GB of onboard storage. It also has a USB 2.0 port, a USB 3.0 port, a HDMI port and a microSD card slot. The 3.8 pound notebook is supposed to have a battery life of 6 hours and 30 minutes.
On the flip side, HP will offer buyers of their new Stream notebook 30 free days of Office 365 access, along with 100 GB of OneDrive storage from Microsoft for two years and another 25 GB of cloud storage from Dropbox for six months. People who are still looking for a $199 Windows 8.1 notebook will be able to get the Asus EeeBook X205 for that price when it comes out in November.
What do you think of HP raising the price of their Stream notebook?
Source: PC World