If you are familiar enough with HP brand, then you should be really that familiar with their Stream series. This model is specifically designed by the company to aim the students with limited budget. The price is always placed under 300 dollars and has become student’s number one choice at this price tag. For that price, you will get a decent laptop with 11.6 inch screen and Office 365 subscription that really worth since the price is already cheap. That thing is becoming of the biggest selling aspect that is really perfect for students.
The machine is not as plain as many people expect. The battery life, design, speaker, performance and more are good enough to handle everything without needed to worry about lag or performance issue. However, there are still some weak points like the display where it’s only HD and some few minor issues. Do you think the laptop is still worth for the price? We are going to find it soon.
That is what we are going to talk about here. We are going to talk about it further on this article. To make it easier for you to understand, let’s we jump into the article.
Design And Package
The stream looks so cute and small in term of design. I do not really know if you are going to love it or not for this case. Yeah, it comes with small design and different color of choices. There are so many bright color choices are available, but sadly I was only able to afford the black version that also looks very nice. This darker color is really suitable for anyone who cannot stand with its colorful design.
All of its body are designed with plastic material that soft to touch and leave some fingerprint marks even though the mark will instantly gone in the second. The HP logo is placed in the centered while four rubber sit stands are placed nicely at the bottom to keep the machine being slippery on some conditions.
It’s lack of premium material and elegance, but the design itself still amazing since the other products in similar price only has dull silver or black design. What you find here is something attractive and nice despite of its cheap price.back to menu ↑
I am not expecting a high quality audio on this case, but wonderfully it offers me more than I expect. The dual speakers sound so full and dynamic even though both of them are located at the bottom. These speakers are definitely better than any Chromebook that I have tested before. I have tested some products from Acer and Lenovo and both of them are decent in term of audio.
The other thing worth to note here is the availability of DTS Audio Sound Dashboard that can be customized into our needs. Playing multi range genres are easily to handle since we just need to adjust the sounds with this software. The vocals and bass are versatile like you are seeing them in live concert.
|HP Stream Pro 11.6”||Main Specs|
|CPU||Intel Celeron N3060 1.6 GHZ|
|Graphics||Intel HD Integrated Card|
|OS||Windows 10 Pro|
|Memory||4GB DDR3 Memory|
The Worst Side
The first bad thing I found is located on its screen quality. The color is washed and looks grainy to my smartphone screen. The brightness is also a big problem where you would be struggling to use it outdoor. Still, we can just make adjustment with the brightness, but just prepare to set the brightness into the highest during the daylight.
Another problem is the storage that only comes with 64 GB space. That space is probably smaller enough to handle many apps. The only option here is using of SD card to use as alternative storage. The storage is fast here since its SSD even the space is not big enough. I could not make any complain since the price is already cheap.back to menu ↑
Those are information I know about it. If you cannot stand with its display and storage issues, I think you are ready to go with it. We would find some issues there and there, but remember the price is not that much in comparable with high end laptops. This one is still my top recommendation for students who are looking for cheap product. Feel free to make choice and get your favorite one. I just hope this information is useful for you. At last, thank you for reading the article and please leave comment for further assistance.