HP revamps its Stream notebooks

HP has revamped its Stream line of notebooks, making them even thinner while offering new color options with longer lasting battery life. There will be two different sized models, an 11.6 and 13.3-inch, and prices for the revamped notebooks start at just $199. As for what's inside these low cost notebooks, you will find an Intel Celeron processor partnered with 32GB of eMMC flash memory. Both will offer one USB 3.0 port, one USB 2.0 port, as well as an HDMI port and microSD card reader.

The 11.6-inch model weighs in at just 2.6 pounds and is shown to give up to 10.5 hours of battery life per charge, while the 13.3-inch model comes in at 3.42 pounds and should offer up to 8.5 hours of battery. Both will be available in a Cobalt Blue and Violet Purple, and the 11.6-incher will also be offered in an Ash Silver. Pricing starts at $199 for the 11.6-inch notebook, and the 13.3-inch variant will just run a few dollars more at $229. Both are expected to become available starting October 18.

More information about the HP Stream notebooks

Press release:

HP Raises the Bar for Its Category-Defining Stream Notebooks With New Colors, Impressive Power and Thinner Designs

HP's Popular Cloud-Based Window 10(1) PCs Offer Connectivity, Productivity and Entertainment for Consumers and Educational Customers

BARCELONA, SPAIN--(Marketwired - Oct 7, 2015) - HP (NYSE: HPQ) today announced the HP Stream 11.6 and 13.3 diagonal notebooks and the HP Stream 11 Pro G2 offering vibrant new colors, thinner(2) lightweight designs and long battery life.

"Last year HP created a very successful new category of cloud-based PCs when we introduced the HP Stream, giving customers a colorful, thin and light PC at an affordable price," said Kevin Frost, vice president and general manager, Consumer Personal Systems, HP. "Today we are excited to offer the second generation of these PCs with great battery life, Windows 10 optimization and bold new colors."

Fun and Affordable HP Stream Notebooks Building on the success of the first generation of HP Streams, HP is delivering new HP Stream 11.6 and 13.3 inch diagonal notebooks to provide customers with great value with a powerful processor on the Windows 10(1) notebooks. The HP Stream notebooks continue to deliver value-added services customers have come to expect from HP Stream. Included are free cloud storage for instant access and sharing of content with 1 TB of Microsoft OneDrive for one year(3); Office 365 Personal for one year to edit, share or collaborate in real-time; and 60 Skype minutes per month for chatting with friend and family.(3,4)

Customers can enjoy entertainment with an 11.6 inch HD(5) diagonal display or 13.3 inch HD(5) diagonal display with optional touch. The innovative fanless design with a high efficiency Intel ® Celeron ™ processor(6) and 32 GB of eMMC flash memory(7) allows for quiet, cool operation and quick load times. Exciting colors and stylish gradient designs are available in Cobalt Blue and Violet Purple to add style and fun.(8) The 11.6-inch diagonal HP Stream is also offered in Ash Silver.(8)

The HP Stream is an attractive mobile device for on-the-go customers. The new 11.6 inch diagonal HP Stream weighs 2.6 pounds(9) and is 18.4 millimeters thin and packs up to 10.5 hours of battery life.(10) The 13.3 inch diagonal HP Stream weighs 3.42 pounds(9) and is 19.6 millimeters thin achieving up to 8.5 hours of battery life.(10)

The HP Stream 11.6 and 13.3 inch diagonal notebooks offer customers plenty of ports with one USB 3.0 port, one USB 2.0 port, one HDMI port, and a micro SD card reader. The 13-inch diagonal HP Stream notebook comes with two USB 2.0 ports. HP Stream notebooks also come with a front facing HP TrueVision HD webcam(11) for Skype chats.

Stream Notebook for Education The HP Stream 11 Pro G2 provides the ideal solution for an upgraded classroom learning experience. With 2x2 WLAN connectivity,(11) Hardware TPM 2.0, and a 4GB RAM option for fast boot-up time, the secure and budget friendly notebook offered in Ash Silver is built for the modern classroom. Students and teachers can be productive with Microsoft OneDrive (3) cloud storage and the 64GB storage(7) option for flexibility to store learning documents locally. Online group discussions become more productive and vivid with the enhanced microphone that helps to reduce noise and echoes combined with DTS Studio Sound™ and the 720p HD webcam.(11)

The HP Stream 11 Pro G2 comes with 1-year limited warranty and additional HP Care Pack options.(12) For educational institutions requiring a one-stop IT management solution, HP Touchpoint Manager(13) offers a cloud-based app to quickly troubleshoot issues real-time across mobile and desktop classroom devices.

Pricing and Availability (14)

  • The 11.6-inch HP Stream is expected to be available in the United States at www.hp.com/go/stream-notebooks and select retailers on October 18, 2015 is $199.99.
  • The 13.3-inch HP Stream is expected to be available in the United States at www.hp.com/go/stream-notebooks and select retailers on October 18, 2015 is $229.99.
  • The HP Stream 11 Pro G2 is expected to be available in the United States on October 12, 2015 is $249.00.