Ok so you are in the market for a new laptop but really don’t want to spend more then a few hundred dollars or so, if that! You want something light made by a well known and trust brand but not sure if you want the Google Chromebook. Well how about the HP Stream 11 K2L95UA? This new laptop from HP comes with Office 365 Personal for one year free. And you can get it in this amazing horizon blue color. Now before you go scream and jumping for joy this is not your high powered device and it only works if you have the internet.
The new Stream 11 comes with a 11.6 inch display and runs Windows 8.1 and for a price of under $200 you would think, why not? Well this is not a netbook but rather more of a notebook for a really inexpensive price. This is HP is actually based off of the Chromebook designs for HP and you will need to count on cloud storage if you want to work and use this little thing.
It comes with the Intel Celeron N2840 dual-core processor and 2GB of system RAM. You also get 32GB of flash storage but we would count on this for much since much of that space is eaten up by the installation of Windows 8.1 if you decide to put the software on this laptop. As mentioned you get one free year of Microsoft Office 365 but you also get 1TB of free cloud storage along with a $25 gift card to use for Windows Store apps.
If you are a heavy user or someone who travels this is not something for you. There are going to be many times when you don’t have access to the internet which is going to make this worthless to you. Not only that but it just doesn’t have the internal storage to make it worth while for someone in your situation.
However if you a one of those persons needing something low cost, don’t mind not having a lot of storage and okay with needing cloud storage this thing isn’t half bad. Remember under $200 dollars and has almost 8.5 hours of battery life. The HP Stream 11 K2L95UA weighs in at 2.8 pound which makes it more than portable and the dimensions are 8.10 x 11.81 x 0.78 and has one audio out port.
The HP Stream 11-D010NR comes with antiglare WLED-backlit display in 11.6 inch diagonal size with a resolution of 1366 x 768. You can easily access files that are save to flash storage and it comes with a quite decent sound with the DTS Studio Sound. With this thin light design its great for someone who is on the go and needs something simple to surf the net, keep up on the latest trends, email, and do quick tasks. It also features a HP TrueVision HD Webcam to allow you to video chat with clients and friends.
There are no fans on the Stream 11-D010NR so you don’t have to worry about some noisy laptop. These particular one comes in gradient micro dot horizon blue with a blue keyboard dock. It doesn’t come with a CD/DVD drive, and is limited to the 2G of non-expandable RAM. However remember that if you are a fan of Chromebooks this HP Stream comes with 32G of storage which is almost double what is on them.
This is the laptop for people on a budget and looking for something affordable and practical. However don’t get this if you are expecting a normal decent laptop. This is not meant to be a work horse but rather something to take care of light work, video streaming, and catching up on social and emails. It’s a quick and light machine that promises to be more efficient. Great for the home or kids if you want to get something for them to use. You also get a 30 day free trial of McAfee LiveSafe and this little blue machine is great for watching Netflix.
In short if you are deciding on a low cost laptop to buy this Stream 11 K2L95UA isn’t a bad option. It’s not for everyone and if you buy it don’t give it a bad review because you were expecting a typical HP laptop. This is a cloud based machine and is not for use if you don’t really have access to the internet. For the price we think its hard to go wrong and this amazing blue color makes this HP Stream 11-d010nr is a buy.