Google’s low-priced laptops, otherwise known as Chromebooks are now finally up for some serious competition. Leading PC maker HP has officially announced the availability of HP Stream, a full-fledged Windows laptop priced at $300. Do note that it costs $100 more than what Microsoft had originally promised. It will go on sale in the United States as early as September 24. Also Read - 89% gamers in India prefer PC gaming over mobile gaming: Reveals HP Gaming report
But the most important question is — did HP make any compromise on the hardware to keep the price low? Apparently, not. The laptop carries a 14-inch display with the screen resolution of 1366×768 pixels. It is powered by AMD’s A4-Micro-6400T Mullins processor that comes with Radeon R3 graphics, coupled with 2GB of RAM. The company says that the processor only draws 4.5 watts of power, which basically means that this laptop will give you at least 6.5 hours of work time on a single charge. Also Read - COMPUTEX 2021: Intel launches two new 11th Gen U-series processors
HP Stream comes with 32GB internal storage and Microsoft is also offering 100GB of free OneDrive for two years to make up for the low storage. On the connectivity front, it supports a wide range of peripherals. There is a microSD card storage expansion slot, two USB ports (one of them is 3.0), an HDMI slot, and an audio jack. It also features 802.11n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, and Miracast wireless display support. Also Read - Laptop guide: 5 best laptops under Rs 30,000 you can get for work from home
But in the end it all comes down to price, and it is difficult not to notice the extra $100 in the price tag.