HP really will release a $199 Windows 8.1 laptop and a $99 tablet in November
We had thought HP had given up on launching a $199 Windows 8.1 notebook when it announced that its 14-inch Stream laptop would cost $300 earlier this month. As it turns out, the PC maker really will offer a Windows 8.1 notebook for just $199 in November, along with a seven inch tablet that costs just $99.
The HP Stream 11 has an 11.6 inch display (not a touch screen; sorry) and HP is also going to sell a 13.3 inch model that will have a touch screen and cost $229. Both noteboks will have an Intel Celeron processor (no clock speeds revealed yet) and 32GB of eMMC flash memory for storage. Both will also come with one free year of Office 365 Personal, 1TB of OneDrive cloud space for a year and a $25 gift card that can be used to purchase Windows 8.1 apps. The 13.3 inch Stream notebook will also have the option of begin able to receive 200MB of free 4G data each month. Finally, both notebooks will come in either Orchid Magenta and Horizon Blue colors.
The $99 seven inch HP Stream 7 tablet will be joined by an eight inch $149 HP Stream 8 tablet. Aside from the fact that both use Windows 8.1 and both have some kind of Intel processor inside, there's no info yet on the tablets' hardware specs. Both of them will give users one free year of Office 365 Personal, 1TB of OneDrive cloud space for a year and 60 free minutes of Skype calls per month. The HP Stream 8 will also offer 200MB of free 4G data each month.
All four of these devices will be out sometime in November. What do you think of these rock bottom prices for Windows 8.1 notesbooks and tablets?
Source: HP on Marketwired, Microsoft
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By Jez Corden