HP HAS UNVEILED the Stream 14 laptop, which was leaked last month as the first Windows-powered "Chromebook killer".
Although expected to be one of the first devices to take on Chrome OS, the HP Stream 14 isn't as inexpensive as first thought. While rumours pegged it at a $199 (around £120) price, HP has said it will sell for around $300 (around £180) when it goes on sale on 24 September. HP has yet to announce UK pricing details, but said it will be available later this month.
While the leaked pricing information wasn't very accurate, the laptop's specifications are in line with those revealed last month.
The HP Stream 14 features a 14in 1366x768 resolution, non-touchscreen display, powered by a quad-core AMD AR Micro-6400T processor with 2GB of RAM.
Microsoft's Windows 8.1 with Bing is the operating system of choice on the HP Stream 14, giving buyers 100GB of free Onedrive storage for two years, along with 25GB of free Dropbox space. The Microsoft Office productivity suite isn't included however, with users instead given a 30-day free trial of the service.
Beyond that, the HP Stream 14 features an HDMI output, two USB 2.0 ports, one USB 3.0 port and a three-cell, 32WHr battery that HP claims will deliver 6.5 hours of battery life.
While HP is looking to challenge Google's Chrome OS with the Stream 14 laptop, the firm unveiled one of the first Tegra K1-powered Chromebooks last week, following in the footsteps of rival Acer.
Named the HP Chromebook 14, the device features eight hours of battery life, either 16GB or 32GB of internal storage and HP's mobile broadband Datapass service. The HP Chromebook will be available in the UK from October priced from £229. µ
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