Updated Stream laptops, notebook and desktops
The budget Windows 10 notebooks will now come with dual-antenna Wi-Fi, improved battery life, and an update processor. The Stream 11 will keep its $199 price, while the new 14-inch version will cost $20 more.
HP launched the Stream line of laptops a couple of years ago as Microsoft started its push to get Windows into lower-cost devices. At the $199 price point and with its thin, colorful chassis, the Stream notebooks was designed to compete with the emerging Chromebook threat.
In addition to the Stream 11 and the Stream x360, a 2-in-1 notebook, the company has now added the Stream 14, which retains the svelte design and low price of its smaller siblings. Given its larger screen size, the new model is a few ounces heavier than the other Streams, and, at $219, slightly pricier than the Stream 11 but $10 less than the original price of the Stream 13 edition it is replacing.