HP Stream 14 Notebook with Windows 8.1 To Take on Google’s Chromebooks

By Anuj

The PC market is in deep crisis after the debacle of Windows 8. As a result many consumers have shifted towards cheap notebooks powered by Google's Chrome OS.

In fact, Microsoft announced that they would launch notebooks at competitive prices sometime later in the year. And now it seems that the moment has finally arrived, as the HP-made notebook, dubbed as ‘Stream' could be launched very soon. The HP Stream is expected to launch at a mere $199 (about Rs. 12,000, approximately).


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HP Stream 14 Notebook with Windows 8.1 To Take on Google’s Chromebooks

It seems that the upcoming HP Stream will be pitted against low-cost from a variety of vendors. A leak from MobileGeeks sheds light on the forthcoming HP Stream. While it is unknown when will HP officially announce the debut of its 14-inch Stream notebook, the notebook, however, is listed with full specs sheet, as per the latest report.

First the spec sheet: HP's upcoming Stream notebook is expected to feature a nice 14-inch display with a resolution of 1366 x 768 pixel display. It is powered by an AMD processor, coupled with 2GB of RAM, 32GB /64GB of ROM, and a microSD card slot.

In addition, users will be 100GB of OneDrive storage for two years with the purchase of the Stream 14. This offer sounds so similar to the 100GB of Google Drive space that comes with every purchase of Chromebook device.

Initially sales of Chrome OS-powered laptops were flat, but all of the sudden consumers' inclinations towards Chrome books are looking positive, giving nightmares to Microsoft. That's the only why the Software giant is looking forward to launch low-cost notebooks running Windows 8 OS.

There's no exact info when users can expect an affordable Windows 8 running machine, though the announcement will happen soon. Stay tuned to GizBot for more updates!

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