HP recently unveiled a line of low cost notebooks and tablets as part of the HP Stream family. Can’t decide if you’d rather have a laptop or a tablet? HP’s also got a 2-in-1 convertible.

The HP Stream x360 is an 11.6 inch notebook with a hinge that lets you push the screen back just about 360 degrees, allowing you to hold the computer like a tablet.

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HP hasn’t announced a detailed specs or a US price for the HP Stream x360 yet. But the HP Stream line of products are designed to be affordable. Tablets start at just $99 and notebooks have starting prices as low as $199.

Notebook Italia reports that the Stream x360 will sell for €289, or about $364 in Europe. A 3G model with HP DataPass will run €349 ($439). It’s likely that the notebook will be cheaper if and when it goes on sale in the United States.

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Pictures on the HP UK website show a system with 3 USB ports, HDMI output, an Ethernet jack, SD card reader, and headset jack. Power and volume buttons are located on the sides of the system, letting you access the buttons even when the keyboard is tucked away behind the display.

If the Stream x360 looks familiar, that might be because it looks a lot like the HP Pavilion x360 convertible notebook the company has been offering since February. That system sells for $400 and up.

One difference is that the Pavilion x360 has vents on one side so the fan can blow out hot air. I don’t see any vents on the HP Stream x360, which suggests it could be fanless like the HP Stream 11 and 13 inch notebooks. Both of those models are powered by Intel Celeron N2840 Bay Trail low-power processors and have 32GB of solid state storage.

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HP says customers who buy the Stream x360 will also get a 1-year subscription to Microsoft Office 365. That includes access to Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, and Access. It also includes 1TB of cloud storage with Microsoft OneDrive.

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16 replies on “HP Stream x360 is a low-cost 11.6 inch convertible notebook”

  1. It almost looks like a Chromebook! Those white keys really make for a striking resemblance.

    1. Why? It may be cheap, but I would like the computer to not burn out after a year.

  2. My experience with recent lower end HP laptops are that the screens are not very good. They are not very bright and a bit grainy especially on white backgrounds.

    1. Terrible experiences with HP laptops and newer desktops too.
      I avoid HP nowadays.

  3. I just hope you can get them with more than 1GB of memory and the screens aren’t too terrrible.

  4. Overall, I’m digging the stream lineup. We’ll see how the reviews go, but at least there is a little bit of panache and inspiration with them, which couldn’t be said of most hp low cost offerings.

    1. Yeah, but notice that just as they start displaying this vaporware, they announce the spinoff of the pc business. The problem with netbooks was their being underpowered and undersupported; they were borderline unusable out of the box, and quickly became unusable after a few Windows updates. Then Microsoft started killing the XP operating system that made them work. I suspect those that splurge on these will suffer the same experience (if these things ever become generally available). Have to suspect the new company might not want to lose money and reputation with these. Hope I’m wrong, but you watch; Chromebooks will continue to be cheap, fast, hassle free experiences, Windows Bing machines, if they ever make it to market, almost certainly not.

      1. oh pls this things are for writing course papers which they will do perfectly well. AND more, don’t download stupid programs and Windows 10 will bring Legacy Programs to windows store so no more Malwares and IE12 will support extension. so WTF ?

        1. Evidently you never owned a netbook. Go ahead, buy one and see for yourself. Let me assure you that I do not download stupid programs, I am very bloatware and security conscious, netbooks just have a hard time running period, much less basic productivity software, after a few Windows updates. I got my first Android tablet precisely because I needed a way to continue working during my HP netbook’s regular long freezeups.

          1. Time have passed bro OK and the Intel Bay trail is capable and Cherry Trail will soon be out and am not gonna run Skyrim on it and open 20 tabs on IE. Are you saying it can’t handle Onedrive, OneNote, Netflix and office? And modern office will come with Windows 10 which will be easy on the processor like other modern Apps.

          2. Hope you are right, but my prior experience with netbooks was, barely enough power to run well when new, soon degenerating into unusable with updates. The problem is Microsoft’s and Intel’s corporate culture; they’re likely to give you just enough power for it to work out of the box, and it won’t last. Like I said, a machine that regularly locks up in fact can’t handle ANYTHING while its locked up; not its own operating system, not the lightweight applications you hope will still be working six months into your ownership. You may have noted one of Chromebook’s selling points: it actually gets FASTER the longer you own it, the direct opposite of a Windows machine. I see that the cheapest Streams have 2GB memory, presumably non-upgradable; maybe that’s enough, maybe not.

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