CNET First Look
HP's 14-inch Stream's big feature is a low priceThe $220 bright blue laptop is fine for basics, but there's no doubt you get what you pay for here.
It's pretty, it's cheap and it's pretty cheap. It's the 14 inch HP Stream. True to it's name, the Stream has enough performance power to stream YouTube and Netflix. Run web apps like Pixlr for simple photo editing. Play Minecraft and hit your favorite sites. It's a lot like web-based Chrome books except it's full Windows 10. So you can install full Window software. There with only 32 gbs of storage, and only about half of that available to use. You will have to take advantage of the sd card slot or your speed pots to bump up your storage. The four inch screen is a step up in size from the previous models with nut inequality. Colours are washed out and there is no sweet spot for viewing angle even from directly in front. The keyboard feels flimsy, the touchpad's multi touch features should be avoided, and the speakers are, well, better than nothing. If you're at a desk, I recommend taking advantage of its Bluetooth and HDMI ports, which Output at full HD. And it is $220. So all of this understandable and with a battery life of eight hours, it's not a bad way to go for basic school or home office needs.