Released just a month ago as the least expensive Windows tablet at $99, HP’s new Stream 7 Windows 8.1 tablet was featured on a Black Friday sale at Office Depot. With an Intel processor, 32GB storage, and a 1280 x 800 resolution screen, the Stream 7 promises much for a low price. Here are some first impressions a week later.
Here are the basic specs:
– Windows 8.1 operating system
– 1GB memory
– 32GB storage
– 1.8GHz Intel Atom Z3735G quad-core processor
– 7 inch screen with 1280 x 800 resolution
– Up to 8 hours of battery life
– 2MP rear camera
– 0.80 lb
These are My 10 Quick First Impressions
1. Thick and Heavy – and solid
2. Screen is lower quality, and a fingerprint magnet
3. Speedy performance for the price
4. Full Windows Experience
5. Back comes off for SD card install
6. No support for USB cable transfer
7. Too few apps available
8. Sound quality is mediocre
9. Win 8.1 is a better 7″ tablet experience
10. Ability to connect keyboard & mouse and run REAL apps!
Check out my video impressions
Where to buy: Microsoft Store for $99. This comes with one year of Microsoft Office 365 Personal (tablet & 1 PC, normally $69.99), and the ‘Signature’ edition comes with no trial software or bloatware.
What do you think? Are you interested in a tablet like the Stream 7?