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HP Stream 7 Signature Edition unboxing video

I just got a Windows 8.1 tablet for $10. I'm talking about the HP Stream 7. The Microsoft Store is currently selling it for $79, but it comes with a free Office 365 subscription, which is worth $69. Since I got it from the Microsoft Store, the HP Stream 7 is also sold as Signature Edition. This means no junkware or trialware out of the box. What else is included with the sales packaging? Watch our unboxing to find out.

HP Stream 7 Signature Edition specifications

  • 7 in HD IPS touchscreen (800 x 1280), 5-finger multi-touch support
  • Intel Atom Z3735G quad core 1.33 GHz with Burst Technology up to 1.83 GHz
  • 1GB DDR3L-RS 1333 MHz
  • 32GB eMMC
  • Windows 8.1 with Bing, 32-bit
  • Intel HD Graphics with shared graphics memory
  • 1 Micro USB 2.0, Headphone output/Microphone input combo
  • 3000mAh lithium-ion 11.1Wh (up to 8 hours)
  • 2MP back-facing camera, 0.3MP front-facing camera

You don't expect much from a tablet that costs less than $100, but I'm liking it more than I thought I would. Coming from my Surface Pro 3, I notice the HP Stream 7 is slower at opening apps and handling multitasking. But then again, there's a huge price difference between the two machines. Here's what comes in the sales packaging:

  • HP Stream 7 tablet
  • Quick Start guide
  • Warranty information
  • Signature Edition pamphlet
  • Micro-USB cable
  • Charger

It might not be very obvious to new owners, but the HP Stream 7 has a microSD slot. You'll need to pop open the back cover to access it. You can see the battery inside, but it is not removable.

I have no complaints with the HP Stream 7's touchscreen sensitivity or readability, but I do notice that the actual display is behind a really thick glass. That's not a dealbreaker, though, especially at its incredible pricetag. I'll spend more time with this tablet, and maybe try to install Windows 10 on it. Do you own an HP Stream 7? How do you like it? Sound off in the comments!

Mark Guim is Video Editor at Windows Central. He switched to Windows because the MacBook Pro isn't Pro enough. You can follow him on Twitter at @markguim.

144 Comments
  • Hold off on the Windows 10 install for the moment. I'm mid-way through and there are definitely some "complications" that need to be resolved.
  • Yeah. I'm on 10 with my dvp8... The tablet UI for 8.1 is still better.
  • Same here, if the tablet UI is not improved in the final W10 build all my 4 tablets are staying on 8.1, only the laptop and desktop are going to W10
  • What would your thoughts be if MS announced that these tablets with smaller displays would provide an experience closer to Windows Phone than a Surface Pro 3?  
  • Hmm that's a good talking point. Microsoft already made the decision that the cut off size for the Windows phone-esque UI will be for tablets smaller than 7.99 inches (8inches basically). What I'm wondering now is what SKU the OEMs will opt for on a 8inch device like the future Dell venue 8 for example. Stick with Windows 10 or go Windows 10 mobile SKU?? hmm
  • I have one of these and I think that would be AWESOME. I don't see the need for the desktop on this, it's just too small. Or if it were modern only.
  • It will always be better, 10 is going to totally obliterate the beauty that is 8.1. Especially mobile/tablets.
  • Yup, regretting installing TP on my DV8P...... More things are not working than work. 8.1 was amazing, 10TP feels like using Android again......buggy, crashing, laggy, apps don't work. MS has s lot of work to do if this is going to be released in a couple months.
  • It is a technical preview, its obviously going to have issues regarding stability.
  • It is a tech preview and even states that teh OS will crash, bug out, and some things wont even work at times.  I use it now on my main build, but i also have a 8.1 partition for just in case.  There is very few things that dont work.  Mainly being the latest of my modeling application Blender build.
  • I have 10041 installed on a miix 8... Not a good experience, and the updated Intel HD video driver won't install :( 10041 has currently render this device unusable... Device WON'T boot to USB
  • Atom processors are more powerful than celeron ones?
  • I have a dell Venue Pro 8 (Semi similar specs) - I think when you have an Atom in conjunction with SSD, it does really fly.... Sure, it can't process photos or edit movies like my i5 3.2ghz, but some stuff? It's pretty damn fast... Web Browsing with IE11 on it is better than any tablet I've tried (Sometimes my desktop also - I think that's the SSD vs Regular Hard Drive performance though)
  • All Windows 8.1 devices come with BayTrail or greater CPU, this means this is 4th generation Atom which can output 4K at 24fps, supports Miracast and you should get a similar graphics performance than a Snapdragon 600 ARM CPU so you should be able to run games like Halo Spartan Assault with no issues.
  • I had this laptop, it has Celeron CPU, it was so slow even on opening a browser. http://www.amazon.com/Asus-12-inch-Touchscreen-Celeron-Processor/dp/B00K...
  • I have a slower machine, an Acer Iconia W510 which has much slower CPU, only 2GB of RAM, and I don't believe when you say is slow opening a browser.  My Third generation Atom machine has Windows 10 preview, I have advanced power user software like Eclipse with Scala installed since I run machine learning tasks using Apache Spark + Java 8  I can also run software like Steam to play Age of Empires HD Conquerors, Audacity, fre:ac, avidemux, etc.  Either you have a virus installed, or your machine came with bloatware installed, my recommendation is to get rid of all the bloatware and stop services you don't use to increase the performance.  The Celeron N2815 on your device is good enough for a college student that does not require complex 3D animation/design software or rendering software.
  • The newer atom processors with eMMC storage perform well. My tablet boots up under 3 seconds and handles browsing and 1080p video easily.
  • Depends on which Celeron. If you mean the older Celeron, I suppose the answer is yes. But if you mean the new Celeron (J1800/J1900 for desktop and N2830/N2940 for laptop), then I guess it might be no. Because those new Celerons(and Pentiums) are using Bay Trail cores with higher clock rate (around 1.8 base clock for Celeron and 2.x for Pentium). I said might because the lower tier (J1800 & N2830) are dual cores while the upper tier are quad cores.
  • Technically they pay you $15 since it also comes with a $25 Windows Store Gift Card.
  • Whoa. I did not get a $25 card. Should I go back to the store?
  • It's an online redemption process. Go to https://www.windowscentral.com/e?link=https%3A%2F%2Fclick.linksynergy.co... go through the ridiculous desktop IE config and good luck. It never worked for me and I'm still working with MS Support to get the gift card. :)
  • You have to live in the right region that's eligable for the Gift Card. In Germany for example, the HP Stream 7 doesn't get a gift card.
  • should work. got mine activated and redeemed outside US. just have to set region to US and FOLLOW and instructions carefuly. :)
  • Doesn't work for me, so guess no Gift Card here - weird, that the Stream 7 isn't listed in my region but in others. Also, changing region didn't work for me.
  • I had the techs at the Microsoft Store do it for me. ​
  • These HP Stream devices qualify for the gift card offer. You must redeem the offer from your HP Stream to validate the offer. • HP Stream 13 Laptop
    • HP Stream 11 Laptop
    • HP Stream 11 x360
  • From https://www.windowscentral.com/e?link=https%3A%2F%2Fclick.linksynergy.co... These HP Stream devices qualify for the gift card offer. You must redeem the offer from your HP Stream to validate the offer. HP Stream 13 Laptop HP Stream 11 Laptop HP Stream 11 x360 HP Stream 7 Tablet* *Only available for select models 
  • The Stream 7 isn't listed in every region. Germany for example only shows the first three, not the Stream 7.
  • Thanks!
  • Yes, follow what Tristan typed...they're giving you a $25 App Store credit. I bought 2 HP Stream 7's, both are working great!
  • I purchased the Stream 7 in impulse specifically to try out the technical preview. Make sure you redeem the offer before you install the TP. I had to finally return to 8.1 to get it.
  • Love the HP Stream 7, this is the official iPad/Nexus/Galaxy tablets killer, since it runs Windows 8.1 it can do much more work than you can on a iOS or Android device like  1) Mirroring output wirelessly to Miracast receiver (You can get Microsoft's Wireless Display adapter which beats Chromecast and AppleTV) 2) Run scientific software which students require at college (Scilab, Gimp) 3) 1 Year of Office 365, iOS and Android support Office but is not free for 1 year.  4) Drivers, drivers and drivers (Printers, Hard drives, NAS Storage, Blu-day players, etc).  5) Can't find your favorite Android/iOS game? this is Windows, it supports Bluestacks so you can run Android on top of Windows. To solve the issue with small storage space comes to the table Seagate's Wireless Plus 1TB drive. 1) Easily expand your storage to stream your music, videos, photos without wires. 2) Purchasing Xbox movies or TV shows and ran out of space? Don't worry you can backup your big media files into your Wireless hard drive.  
  • Hi, You managed to install Bluestacks on the Stream 7? How? Bluestacks requires 2GB of RAM for successful installation. Thanks, Linley.
  • Why does it say Windows 8.1 with Bing? Isn't it obvious?
  • Windows with Bing is a specifik sku. Paul explains it well: http://winsupersite.com/windows-8/windows-81-bing-revealed
  • Have this tablet, awesome little thing.
  • We have the Dell and Lenovo 8"s with 2GB. Is there a significant difference in performance with just 1GB?
  • for the money, its awesome! I am super happy with it, probably because I wasnt expecting much, terrific value bang for the buck. the only shortcoming is the low volume of the speakers, but I just plug in a speaker.
  • How do you activate office 365 for the year?
  • For me there was a little coupon "flyer" with a website...just redeemed it and installed and activated Office... Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • I just opened Office and I had to log in with Microsoft account to activate it.
  • Don't forget to "bing" Thurrott Tip on converting Office 365 personal (what comes with the HP stream 7) to office 365 home. For $9.99!
  • Thanks for this tip!  I am a student so I got it for $8.99! 
  • I love my stream 7. I use it for notes in class, for math homework that requires flash, and for whatever web pages my phone can't open on the internet. For $55 essentially, its a fantastic deal.
  • That's cool to hear. My first thought when I saw these was how great they would be for education, especially K-12, because of the affordable price tag.
  • Sounds great, but I think if you already have a Surface Pro 3, you can't use the Office 365 on another tablet.
  • Thanks for the info on SD slot. I have had this for a few weeks and I thought I had read that it had SD slot but assumed I was wrong never even crossed my mind to remove the back.
  • I love mine. Waiting on the windows update to Windows 10 tech preview.
  • I have one. I don't like two there isn't a charging light. I know that they had to cut out a few things. But, I would like to have that.
  • I have the Stream 7 too. Absolutely love it. Use it everyday; primarily as a Kindle ebook reader, but you know... one that can also run RDP sessions to connect to work and home computers, run Office, drop into the 8.1 desktop when needed, Plex etc etc. All this for that price tag. Amazing.
  • Nice little tablet, I bought this for my mom last November...she still doesn't know swipping technology and just learnt touch on her Android phone.
  • I played around with both the Stream 7 and 8 and decided on the 8.  To me it was amazing how much difference the 1" made, plus the monthly 200MB of T-Mobile data (forever) was a plus and it does come in handy for checking email and other stuff when in the wild.   
  • I would have done the same if the price had been the original $99....but with all the rebates and special pricing, it was hard to beat. I just have to throw my wireless access point in my bag/car, etc now... Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • How's the battery life on there? I was tempted by it, but the 6 hour (if I recall) battery life for a small tablet turned me off.
  • Not great, and there is a bug where the battery will drain faster I you let it sleep with the volume at anything but zero. If it had fast charging, that might balance things out a bit, but it doesn't. Still, for $10 as Mark says, what do you expect?
  • I bought two for my kids ages six and seven. They like it very much and play several games on them. Just trying to convert them to MS at a young age :)
  • Hahahaha.... We recently got a Toshiba Encore 2 for $135 and our 6 year old boy loves it. He loves playing games on it, as well as watching movies and shows on it at bedtime. These affordable Windows tablets are amazing family devices.
  • It's "Turbo Boost", not Burst technology...
  • Anyone using this as an ebook reader? I'm looking to replace my first generation Kindle Fire, preferably with a Windows device. I'd even consider using my phone, but the windows phone Overdrive app (I'm mostly reading library books) is freaking horrible (scrolls through chapters instead of just page by page, meaning I constantly lose my place). As far as I can tell, the Windows version of the Overdrive app is a bit better. For $79, this guy is certainly tempting. Similar battery life, slightly lighter than the Fire, has way more capabilities
  • <p>I&#39;m thinking about getting this 1 for myself cuz i need it for next 2-3 for use...idk if that would be good tho...im not in need for a desktop PC and good laptop is too expensive so this 1 is the best thing for me...any1 has experiences with this tablet? or maybe is there some better under 150-200$ ?</p>
  • For that range opt for the Stream 8, the extra screen size is well worth it. IMO
  • Prices for 8 r so damn higher than this 1...and 1 inch for me with that may be a problem but i think not that big 1...better save money on something u can tho rather to spend it.
  • There is also Linx 7, Linx 8 or Linx 10. These have same specs (minis diff screen size before someone says anything) as the HP Stream range. I fact there are quite a few windows tablets of this size coming out now with same specs just a different cover/manufacturer.
  • I got the ASUS VivoTab 8 for $149.99 (it seems to be on permanent sale with https://www.windowscentral.com/e?link=https%3A%2F%2Fclick.linksynergy.co... after returning the HP Stream 7. For the extra $$, you get the 8 inch screen (that inch makes a difference), 2GB memory (vs. 1), 2MP front and back cams (I want to use Skype, so the front cam improvement had value for me) https://www.windowscentral.com/e?link=https%3A%2F%2Fclick.linksynergy.co...
  • I would suggest that, or the Dell Venu 8 Pro... In all honesty, I am a big tech nerd and I always want to have the newest hot item, whether it's phone, hardware, ect (My checking account and my girlfriend hate me for it)...  I just like seeing tech evolve.. My Dell Venue 8 Pro? I have not once thought about replacing it. It works awesome and does every task I could imagine in such a small form factor... The display could be a littel crisper or higher dpi, but for getting it around $200, there isn't much to complain about. The stylus even works half way decent, and with fresh paint, it's a lot of fun. 
  • Anyone else had issues with battery life? I have to turn on airplane mode and turn volume all the way down to get the battery to last overnight in standby. Tried someone's solution to use task scheduler to do this automatically when device sleeps but I haven't been able to get that to work.
    Other than, I love it! Kids are always using my other devices when I want them, could've pass this up at the price.
  • No issues after I ran the automated tasks to turn vol down etc.
  • Mine boots up so quickly I just shut it down when I know I won't be using it for a while.
  • Ordered one yesterday in the UK for £50. Can't wait to try it! Hearing bad reports about headphone crackle - that true?
  • Yes, I ordered the Signature Edition from the UK Microsoft Store in January & I did find that it does suffer from a distracting background buzzing sound when using headphones. I contacted Microsoft Store support who subsequently advised me to take the issue up with HP. I was instructed to reinstall the audio drivers but failing that, to do a full reset by reinstalling the operating system. I completed these tasks but unfortunately, all to no avail. With this fault being commonly reported on the internet, I'm surprised that HP hasn't openly acknowledged this fault. Having bought this device for mainly multimedia consumption whilst traveling, this fault is a significant problem which is making me contemplate whether to return the device for a refund.
  • FYI - http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Windows-Tablets/Stream-7-Buzzing-when-Headp...
  • FYI - http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=KhJHcWhUZKM
  • This question have might have been asked at some point before but I also have the stream 7 tablet. I enjoy it a lot. But when windows 10 comes out this tablet will run the "phone" version of windows 10 because its a 7" tablet? If so that actually will be rather disappointing. I use the desktop on this device
  • From what I've read, you'll be able to choose either to upgrade it to. In fact I think you would have jump through some hoops to get the phone version on it since it will upgrade via windows update.
  • I've owned the Stream 7 for about 1 1/2 months (Signature edition.).  Overall I really like the device despite a few issues/quirks. Issues:  Buzzing sound when listening to music using the headphone jack.  Certainly not a deal killer but an annoyance.   Wireless adapter periodically loses connection.  Running the Windows connection repair program usually fixes the problem.  Tried to hiding the taskbar on the desktop to gain a little screen real estate.  Well, it hides so good that swiping up from the bottom              does not expose the taskbar?  It seems the "touch" area of the screen does not acutally extend to the edge. Battery life in Sleep mode is greatly shortened is one leaves the volume level above 0.  Since the Stream boots so fast I normally just shut it down when not in use. No battery drain when shut off no matter what the volume level. Fro $79.00 or even $99.00 this little guy is very, very nice.  Hard to image anyone wanting a full Windows device being disappointed.  FWIW, I have fully updated all the drivers from the HP site. Enjoy!
  • For the price, they were a stocking stuffer. Perfect. 320gb...love it.
  • Upgrading to Windows 10 is impossible because the Stream 7 uses a WimBoot OS installation (compressed OS) If you want to install Windows 10 on it, you need to wipe the partitions and install from ISO. After that, you need to install the HP drivers in a specific order. The WC forums speak more about this.
  • I have the Stream 8, for the extra $50 bucks well worth it. Same specs except the screen size. Love this little thing, does everything I want it to. Beats the hell out of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2, 7" I bought a couple years ago. Pretty responsive, has the obvious limits, I wouldn't try the latest PCGame but, Spartan Assault is pretty good. Waiting for Win10 to work out some tablet issues before I try it.
  • How much space is available on the internal HD after setup?
  • just love the device. I call it  Surface Mini :)
  • I have one, and like it overall. I couldn't afford to spend more, but wanted a tablet so it worked well. I would recommend it overall. My only issue, which I have seen mentioned, is the wifi. If that could be solved(whether a driver issue, or just cheap hardware) it would solve my only issue with the device.
  • I don't get the 365 bit. When I log onto the internet it lets me use a browser based Excel, access etc. Is that not the same thing?
  • No. The browser based excel and word are free to use afaik. Office 365 lets you download and install full win 32 office on up to 5(?) pcs. You just have to pay an annual fee. Except with the stream 7, you get the first year free
  • I love MS products, but I don't think 365 is at my price point. £10 per year on top of my Xbox Live membership is my limit. For £65pa I would want Xbox Live, music, Office and more.
  • I agree
    I normally just buy office outright every few versions. I still have office 2007 but I'll probably buy 2016.
    Or depending on how cheap it becomes, I might even consider buying 2013 coz there's not much deference in 2016 or 2013 , except that 2016 looks better imo
  • The one that comes with this is personal, 1 of each is all its good for and auto syncs them all so if ur online it'll pick up last synced tablet files and vice versa
  • It's on for £50 in the UK! http://www.neowin.net/news/hps-stream-7-windows-tablet-is-currently-avai...
  • Will this device (HP Stream 7) be updated to Windows 10?
  • Yes it will be updated to full windows 10
  • HMM I've read a lot of reports that Windows 10's tablet response is not as good as Windows 8.1. Microsoft Windows 10 is due out this summer I hope you guys get it right for touch screen users. This is a big deal because Windows tablets are cheap enough now to really COMPETE with Android andApple ipads dont blow it now. you may not get another chance. frankly I think Windows 10 is going to be a Winner. I use it on a mouse and keyboard computer everyday. I have no real gross complaints about using it except the smaller start button version of the tiles screen does not line the tiles up the same way that matches the full tile screen layout wheh you switch to full screen tiles tablet mode. I like windows 8.1's way of having the tiles screen match the desktop screen. it's less a jarring way of switching screens. yoo do any of you microsoft folks. read these comments.   
  • i still haven't seen 7 or 8 inch windows tablet that makes me want to buy it all of them looks ok nothing impressive i think i will wait for windows 10 tablets
  • I got one right after Daylight Savings with a Microsoft $25 coupon email for $54. Toss in the $25 store credit and free office, I was paid to take this thing on. And I have no use for it. It just sits on my desk, dies and I charge it every few days. Oh well.
  • I his left this one on my Family Room to use while I'm there if necessary, while the Dell is mostly with me upstairs.
  • Very nice device, even at its $99 price tag. I bought it a bout a month or two ago for about $65. It has its issues, like WiFi stability, that it mostly bothers me the first minute or so after waking up from sleep; and talking about sleep mode, if you don't mute the speaker before leaving it in sleep mode, it will drain the battery VERY fast. It is not a defective unit; support forums in HP are full of people having the same issues. Those two problems should not exist on any devices at any price point, but I kept it because other than those two issues, it is a very nice device for the price. I don't have any other complains about it. Once the WiFi gets to work, it just performs very nicely. Not exactly like my Dell Venue 8 Pro of course (first Gen, 2 GB of RAM and 64 GB storage), but still very nice.
  • Mark, can you test the headphone socket... Early units reportedly had a lot of hiss or noise on it. Curious to know if that was addressed.
  • Yup. I'm hearing hiss with my headphones. It gets louder on when you touch the screen.
  • ok, thank you for checking.
  • your comment about the thick glass over the display reminds me of the HP TouchPad's display.  if I look at the screen at the right, weird angle what's being displayed will start to 'inception' within the thick glass.  too bad since the TP is still usable by today's standards but is seriously held back with that display design
  • I got one a while back. I really like it. 
  • My Lumia 1520 has better specs
  • Your Lumia 1520 costs more than $79
  • And costs 6x as much...
  • It's still 6990 pesos or 150 USD here in the Philippines. Tax kill us.
  • I've had this tablet a few months now. Nice little tablet for reading and other minor stuff. Full Windows install which is nice.
  • Just be warned about this tablet. Bluetooth drivers are just as buggy as on the Intel Nuc.  Sometime they mess with the WiFi and will stop working.  And the audio jack needs additional shielding from interference.  Still good for the price.
  • Does it Support microUSB to HDMI? if not, what could be the available cheapest Windows Tablet out there? THanks!
  • Do you think this tablet is worth it? I'm after getting one but I'd like to know its drawbacks
  • What else is included with the sales packaging?
    Heaphone jack isn't shielded properly, leading to bad buzzing Battery drain issues possible related to WiFi or Sound drivers Inconsitent touchscreen response Oddly beveled edges (the back is larger than the front, so the sides are angled) makes it awkward to hold But yes, the $25 GC and 1yr O365 are great perks!
  • good device. Runs netflix so kids like it. Fingerprint magnet. Best part of office 365 is one drive. They should try advertising it as $79 for 1tb online storage plus free tablet and office. Beats paying for something like carbonite.
  • I enjoy mine. Will wait until 10 is out officially before upgrading on my hp stream
  • I've been using mine for the last month. It's such an awesome deal!!!
  • I picked up 2 myself (one for me and one for a friend when it was on sale). One booted and failed - had to get the recovery usb to reset it. Other than that, they both had weird problems staying connected to my MS Wireless Display Adapter, but those can be resolved with a little wifi card tweaking. Other than that, they are awesome for the price. I'd suggest a case and screen protector from day 1 (as mine are). It replaced by original Surface RT, and I use it far more, too.
  • well this tablet cost equal a macbook's adapter
  • lol, good point. Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • Length of time to install all of the updates is just hilarious on Windows. What is this 1999? Paul Thurrott had a great rant about this. 
  • I bought this during Black Friday, it is a great tablet, I really want a Surface but cant't afford it right now and really wanted a Windows Tablet this is was a great price and choice at the time so I bought it! I'm glade I did, I just wish it was not so heavy but the size is great! I recommed this to anyone that is wanted a Windows Tablet at a right size and price.
  • My wife bought it for me for my birthday. Which is two months away... So it's starting me in the face but can't touch it until then (she says)...
  • Brought 3 of these. Ideal for work ;)
  • *bought. Bought is past-tense of buy, brought is past-tense of bring.
  • I have had this tablet for several months when the MS Store had a $25 off cookie after Thanksgiving. The cookie sucked, but the $25 discount made this $75 which was a steal at the time. I do like the screen for what it is... Bright, smooth motion, good touch sensitivity. There is a bit of light bleed at the edges. Modern apps work fine but x32 apps can take some time to load. It's still a lot faster than any netbook I have used in the past. I use a 64gb card for data and keep the SSD for programs only. This is what I did with my HP Envy X2. You can feel the SD card working shower than the SSD when transferring large files. One annoyance I have had was a rather fast battery drain when the tablet is in suspend mode. I just turn the thing off as the bout time is only about 10 seconds. And then there is the sound issue. You can almost hear the processor working through the headphones. It is very annoying if watching Netflix. Wireless printing, using USB OTG and connecting to devises is much easier than anything from Apple or Android. This is a huge deal for me. I find I do a lot more productive work on this tablet ten my wife does on her iPad. Simple truth is that this cheap tablet can do more than the Apple at five times the cost. For example I can run turbo tax on it with a Bluetooth keyboard, scan receipts in, save the tax return to OneDrive AND my laptop at home and print it out to any printer near me with wifi or USB. Same thing goes for planning trips and vacations. I can connect to what I need, too any hardware that happens to be laying around. Very useful when you forget to print out your boarding pass in a foreign country. I just really wish Microsoft would add word flow keyboard to the OS. This would make typing on screen so much easier.
  • The ONLY pair of headphones that I own that work FLAWLESSLY is an old set of Phillips SHE 9500 earbuds! I had read in one online source where a person suggested that the "impedance" or something to that effect was at fault. Well he must have been right because ONLY one set out of SIX works. I searched the web and found the specs for the pair that I have. Mine are available, but for a stupid price that I know dang well I didn't pay that much for years ago when I got them at BestBuy! They are a discontinued model. But I hope the specs will help you folks who are suffering from this issue find a ray of hope in finding a pair of headphones/earbuds that work 100% with no noise or distortion. - Frequency response: 6 Hz - 23.5 kHz Sensitivity: - 102 dB/mW Max input power: - 50 mW Impedance: - 16 ohms Drivers per ear: - 1 Main driver diameter: - 0.39 in Magnet type: - Neodymium
  • Is It Available In Indonesia?
  • What are you complaining for $10?  These are the common mistakes of reviewers.  They review or do initial impressions of a cheap/low end device and the last sentence you read is it could be better had they done this and that.  We'll F that.  Review the device as it is meant to be and not was it should have been. Yes this is a rant.
  • Well he paid $79 (+ tax possibly?) as the Office subscription is essentially free. He did say it has it's faults but they are easy to overlook for the price.
  • I bought one for my girlfriend. I'm gonna contact MS in order to get a replacement. Not sure if any of you guys encountered the same problems.
    My Touchscreen isn't the most responsive and the battery drain seems pretty heavy. Sometimes it won't recognize the charger so I need to re plug the connector 5-7 times.
    Did any of you have the same problems?
    Regards
  • I have been using mine almost every day for the last month, mostly with Miracast connected to my TV. Last night I started streaming TV shows that I had recorded on my desktop PC. I also have a USB OTG with a 4 port hub so I can connect just about anything. I'm using more than my Surface RT now since RT doesn't support Media Player.
  • My wife and daughter each have one.  A very nice little tablet and a real bargain.
  • I have run into a few little issues with mine.  The screen will occasionally get stuck and will not rotate.  When I go into settings the option for autorotate isn't even available and the rotation lock option isn't on the brightness slider.  Only fix I could find is that the wireless adapter is linked to the accelerometer for some reason.  After disabling and enabling again things go back to normal.  This has happened maybe 3 times in the first couple weeks.  It may have had to do something with updates and driver compatibility, but it has been fine since the end of last week.   Other than I really like it.  Wasn't too sure about the 1gb of ram, but I'm not really planning on doing all that much heavy lifting with it and haven't run into any problems.  Down the line I'll probably try to push it's limits, but not a priority right now.  I used the $25 off a $75+ order coupon from Microsoft that they sent out for daylight savings, so I got it for $54+tax with free shipping (showed up in 2 days).  Got suckered in with the "good for one day only" coupon, but haven't regretted the purchase at all.  Solid devise and as long as you know it's not a desktop/laptop replacement you shouldn't be disappointed.
  •   Go to the HP.com website - support - and update the drivers one of which is for screen rotation. Or, if HP Solutions is on the device this should also find any new drivers.  
  • enjoy my new stream 7 which included a $25 store credit from the microsoft store.  The stream 7 is a great little tablet so far since i have good up close eyesight.   Only problem is that the store credit is so far impossible to get.  you have to jump through hurdles using the stream 7 that i have been unable to complete despite devoting a great deal of time to the effort.  Online assistance from the store has tried to be helpful providing answers that take time to complete but thus far nothing is working.  Nice tablet but i wouldn't count on getting the store credit.  
  • I can't get it either. And when I did a reset, Office was screwed. Had to uninstall, and reinstall.
  • I have one of these HP Stream 7 tablets, they are great. I got it for about 87$  the screen gets fingerprints on it easily but you can clean it obviously. it fits into my jacket pocket, battery life could be a tiny bit better. Otherwise I love it , When I play destiny on PS4 I can use Chrome and have the inventory add-in installed. I am able to move items around for my charachters easily. When i am waiting for an oil change I can use the wi-fi at Firestone, and since I am on full windows on a tiny tablet I am able to view everything without a problem.  Again for the price you cannot beat it.  Pop in the MicroSD card and you can have a boatload of content for whenever you need.
  • I bought the HP Stream 8.1, slightly bigger screen + 4G (FREE 200gb of data every month from T-Mobile for life of the device!!). $149
  • Sorry to say but you got your cost wrong and I also got a better price then you. Here is how it goes you got it for $79 and the office is $69 but you forgot the $25 MS Store GC you will get so MS paid you $15 to buy this tablet now that is not bad. Now I did a bit better I paid on $64 for my tablet (had a $15 MS coupon) Office is $69 so I made $5 then add my GC and they are paying me $30 to buy the tablet. I got it a few days ago and I love it. I add the Nook app and all my books to it will add a SD card later and see what more I can do with the tablet. Great price thanks MS.
  • Dude...if you had bothered to read the comments above...you'd have seen that the $25 GC is NOT available in all countries.  Congrats, you had a $15 MS coupon...Mark's pricing is spot on.
  • I have been using mine almost every day for the last month, mostly with Miracast connected to my TV. Last night I started streaming TV shows that I had recorded on my desktop PC. I also have a USB OTG with a 4 port hub so I can connect just about anything. I also got a Startech USB Y-cable that allows me to charge at the same time. I'm using it more than my Surface RT now since RT doesn't support Media Player.
  • When I Miracast, its will connect for 10 mintues then it will get disconnect, is there any setting or is this related to an wifi issue
  • Does anyone knows what is that live background? I didn't see this in the default wallpapers
  • this tablet is unusable basically because windows doesn't scale well at a 7" screen ... it is looking like windows 10 isn't going to fix this either
  • Greetings from venezuela i have HP Stream 7 is wonderful!!!! 
  • I just ordered this. In addition to office 365 (which I already had anyway), it comes with a $25 microsoft store credit!! The deal can't get any better.
  • Have had the Stream 7 since November and just love it. Win10 TP isn't yet to par with 8.1 for the tablet experience, so I don't recommend it yet unless you're actively testing and contributing back to Microsoft. Even so, for me it's my daily driver, and is always with me. ​
  • I have been using it and it's pretty cool. Awesome for around the house. Just wish it was easier / cheaper to connect to TV.
  • I think HP should work at integrating SIM cards (with calling feature or not) into one of these. WiFi only is not sufficient.