There is good news for people who want to spend only a few hundred bucks for a laptop. For only $230, HP Stream 13 is a notebook that has a 2GB SDRAM, a processor that runs at 1.6 GHz Celeron N3050, and a storage of 32 GB. It has a screen size of 13.3 inches and a screen resolution of 1366 x 768. Read our review to help you decide if you really want to buy an HP Stream 13.
The Design of the HP Stream 13
It has a size of 13.1 x 9 x 0.77, which is similar in size to a Chromebook but weighs a little bit more than some Chromebooks on the market.
It has a bright blue colored covering which is not ideal for people who like the usual black or silver laptops, but is ideal for those who like more vibrant and playful colors on their electronic devices.
The Keyboard and Touchpad of the HP Stream 13
The HP Stream 13’s keyboard is attention grabbing because it is color white. The keys were not too small and I had no problem typing with them.
The touchpad is very responsive when you try to click and move the cursor. The touchpad is of decent size but is a bit smaller than the touchpads of some Chromebooks.
HP Stream 13 Display
The HP Stream 13.3 inch screen is small but is good enough for its price. The screen always has to be positioned at the right angle in order for you to see the visuals on the screen better.
It has a screen resolution of 1366 x 768, and the video and visuals are clear but not as bright as some Chromebooks. The colors on the screen are vibrant and dynamic enough for you to appreciate the image or video on the screen.
The Audio of HP Stream 13
The audio of HP Stream 13 is very impressive for its price and size. You will not have a problem hearing the dialogue clearly while watching a movie or a You Tube video or while listening to music.
The HP 13 Stream’s Speed and Performance
The laptop has a 2 GB RAM and a processor that runs at 1.6 GHz Celeron N3050. It runs smoothly but average in speed. I recommend not opening too many programs at once to avoid some delays and lags. Web browsing is usually pleasant but can be prone to a bit of lagging at times especially when too many tabs are open.
HP Stream 13 Ports
Despite its relatively small size, the HP Stream 13 has 3 USB ports. It also has a port for a headset or microphone, a port for the SD card, and another port for the power adapter.
HP Stream 13 Webcam
For the HP Stream 13’s webcam, it is a bit grainy but clear enough to be useful for a web chat.
HP Stream 13 Battery Life
It lasts for about 5-6 hours which is a few hours shorter than some Chromebooks but is understandable because of its versatility and capabiltities compared to Chromebooks.
Closing thoughts on the HP Stream 13
The HP Stream 13 is a great alternative to Chromebooks because it is more versatile while also being cheaper. The HP Stream 13 is definitely one of the best small notebook laptops on the market because of its affordability and flexibility.