CNET First Look
HP expands Stream series with low-cost Windows 8 laptops and tabletsThese budget systems cost as little a a Chromebook, but run full windows 8.
[MUSIC] I'm Dan Ackerman, and we're here taking a look at the latest entries in HP's new Stream line of laptops and now tablets. We first heard about a 14 inch screen. That's a very low cost laptop, but it's almost like Chromebook, except it has a whole version of Window 8 on it. Now with something like that you're not gonna want a lot of really powerful apps or games. It's really meant to go online, but if you want to install something, unlike a Chrome OS chromebook,you can actually do that. Now, added to that original 14 inch screen, HD screen, now we've got the 11 inch version and the 13 inch version. The [INAUDIBLE] version has an optional touch screen and you can also get a 4G antenna with it, that will include 300 megabytes of free data per month. You could take this with you and just use some basic email, you can actually buy more data if you really need it. And on the tablet side they've expanded these streamline [INAUDIBLE] tablets, they've got an eight inch tablet, I have right here, and also a seven inch. Is gonna be $99 for the 8 inch screen tablet that also includes that 4G antenna and that little bit of free data and then $199 for the 11 inch screen and $229 for the 13 inch screen and they should all be available in November. I'm Dan Ackerman with HP's new line of Stream devices. [MUSIC]