HP is launching 2 new low-cost Windows tablets this fall. The HP Stream 7 is a $100 tablet with a 7 inch screen, while the 8 inch HP Stream 8 has a starting price of $150.

Both should be available in the US in November.

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The tablets feature Intel Atom Z3735G processors, 1280 x 800 pixel displays with wide viewing angles, 1GB of RAM, and 16GB of solid state storage.

They feature microUSB ports, stereo speakers, and a 1-year subscription to Microsoft Office 365.

HP will also offer a 4G model of the Stream 8 with 200MB of free mobile broadband each month from T-Mobile.

What they don’t are HDMI ports for video output. But the new HP Stream tablets look surprisingly capable for Windows tablets with such low price tags.

Up until now, the $120 Toshiba Encore Mini had been the cheapest Windows tablet available in the US. Now it looks like the HP Stream 7 is poised to take that crown.

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12 replies on “HP Stream 7 and Stream 8 tablets coming in November for $100 and up”

  1. No SD card makes this a no buy for me. Toshiba’s is $120 with a card slot. HUGE mistake on HP’s part. One more to add to their list of mind boggling mistakes in the past 5 years or so.

  2. It seemed tempting, but full fat x86 Windows on 1GB RAM isn’t going to be fun. RT might be ok on it, but full blow windows needs more.

      1. Which shaves a bit off 64 bit, but I’m still skeptical. 1GB for x86 windows is not much to play with.

      2. Which has a lower memory load than 64 bit, sure, but not a colossal amount. But anyways, I’ve seen since this comment that Windows 8 scales down nicely to 750MB RAM used on 1GB tablets, I’ve also tested it and it’s quite intelligent of how it scales on low RAM use, with 4GB it uses 2GB of RAM, take a stick out for 2GB and it will use 1GB at boot, etc.

  3. I was thinking about getting one but no sd slot kills the deal. Someone make a new tablet with good screen with hdmi and sd slot, 64gb internal storage, 7+ hour battery life and 8 inch screen for $200 or less. Is that too much to ask?

  4. I don’t know. The sacrifices made to get prices below $150 on these new batch of small Windows 8 tablets just don’t seem to be proportional to or worth the price drop.

    This is netbooks all over again. These devices will be associated with similar negative connotations as netbooks.

  5. 16GB storage and no microSD? How much space is left to the user? 1GB RAM. ugh. How about a properly equipped 8″ tab for $200? 2GB RAM, 32 or 64GB storage, SD card, and active digitizer for use with OneNote.

    This race to the bottom is not going to end well for Windows tablets. It seems like “Netbooks part 2: electric boogaloo”

    1. “How about a properly equipped 8″ tab for $200? 2GB RAM, 32 or 64GB storage, SD card, and active digitizer for use with OneNote.” Venue 8 Pro meets all these requirements and is $199 on Amazon

      1. I’m staying away from Dell Venue 8 Pro as
        the Synaptics active digitizer has had lots of problems
        I’m willing to spend more money and get a Lenovo

        ThinkPad tablet with Wacom active digitizer instead.

    2. It has a microSD card slot that can handle cards up to 32 gigs…. Wish it was more but Ill take that.

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