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HP Stream 13 2 Core Intel Celeron 2.16GHz 2GB 32GB 13.3" Laptop

PC Mag Editor's Choice computershopper.com Good For School
2 Intel Celeron 2.16GHz 2GB Feb 2015
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HP Stream 13 Unboxing & First Impressions
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Review: HP Stream 13
HP Stream 13 Review: Before You Buy 161

20 Reasons For

Two Industry Awards

This medium processor core notebook PC was given an "Editor's Choice" award by PC Mag who decided that this HP portable PC was terrific.

This HP notebook PC received a "Good For School" award from Computershopper.com.

Expert Reviews Are Average

Thirteen experts from sites including PC Mag, computershopper.com, Laptopmag.com and notebookcheck.net have rated this notebook PC on average 75%.

Good User Reviews

On average, Stream 13 owners rated this portable PC 84%.

Reasonably Priced

Some HP Stream 13 reviewers who bought the HP Stream 13 considered that it was cheap. Pcmag.com said on PC Mag “The HP Stream 13 ($229.99) is an attractive ultraportable laptop priced to compete with inexpensive Chromebooks, as well as closeout specials in Sunday papers” in their HP Stream 13 review and rated the product 4 stars. Pcmag.com also said “The HP Stream 13 is a very inexpensive full Windows 8.1 ultraportable laptop.”. Digitalone.com.sg said in their review of the HP Stream 13 “It has to be inexpensive” .

Some HP Stream 13 owners who purchased the product reckoned that it was good value for money. Luke G. mentioned on Amazon this month “Amazing laptop for price works fine” and scored it very highly. Also this month Product Reviewer scored the product very highly and wrote in their HP Stream 13 review “A really good students laptop and great value for money”. Laptopmag.com said in their review of this laptop “The HP Stream 13 strikes back against Chromebooks with a stylish and affordable 13-inch Windows 8 laptop that offers solid performance” .

Three HP Stream 13 reviewers concluded that the product was a bargain for the price. This year Amazon Customer gave the product a very good review score and said “Great cheap does the job”. In December Morand13 said on Amazon “Just because it's cheap and looks lovely - don't Buy!” but even so they only gave this laptop a rating of 40 out of 100. Morand13 also mentioned “Even though it is cheap”.

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Good Size

One customer who purchased the product reckoned that it was easy to carry around. In December this year Martha said “Bought this as I needed something light and easy for travelling”. One HP Stream 13 owner who purchased it thought it was lightweight. Martha wrote on Amazon a few weeks ago “Really lightweight and looks good too” in her review of the HP Stream 13 and rated the product 5 stars.

HP Portable PCs Have Good Reviews

HP medium processor core notebook PCs have good reviews on average and across all laptops HP is one of the better rated brands.

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Easy to Use

One person wrote in their reviews that the HP Stream 13 had a good experience. Mrs_b said in December “Absolutely amazing experience” in their review of this laptop. One HP Stream 13 reviewer concluded that the HP Stream 13 was easy to setup. Product Reviewer gave the product a rating of 5 stars and wrote in their review “It is so easy to set up and took no time at all”.

Robust

Two customers who reviewed the HP Stream 13 concluded that it was well made. Expert review site Digitalone.com.sg mentioned “It is built to compete with Google's Chromebooks, which are low-cost laptops running on Chrome OS” in their review of this laptop.

Acceptable Noise Level

One HP Stream 13 owner considered that the product was quiet.

Nice Design

One customer said in their reviews that the product was good looking.

Good Battery Life

One HP Stream 13 reviewer wrote in their reviews that it had a good battery life. In December last year expert website Notebookcheck.net said in their review “Its silent operation, long battery life” and rated the product 78 out of 100.

Large Storage Capacity

Some HP Stream 13 reviewers who reviewed it agreed that it had good storage. Morand13 said on Amazon in December this year “Only 32GB, so storage fills up quickly”. Morand13 also mentioned “It is worth spending a bit more for better storage and more RAM”.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many similar spec laptops that have been on the market for more than a year.

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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Burst Frequency

The average on-board graphics adapter burst frequency of portable PCs of this age and type is 750MHz, and the on-board graphics adapter burst frequencies range from 600MHz to 900MHz. The Stream 13 has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter burst frequency (792 megahertz) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Stream 13.

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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

Similar spec laptops that have been around for a comparable time to the Stream 13 have on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of between 100MHz and 650MHz. The Stream 13 has one of the faster on-board graphics adapter base frequencies (311 megahertz) amongst comparable spec laptops of this age.

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Has a Front Camera

The Stream 13 has a front camera, as do most of the other laptops of a comparable type and age to the Stream 13.

Other portable PCs with a front camera currently available which you might want to look at include because of it's better review score, the HP Stream 11[plb_2499827_price].

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This portable PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many portable PCs that have been available for more than a year.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports

The Stream 13 is a two USB 2.0 port laptop. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than a year ago have between one and three USB 2.0 ports.

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Light

Portable PCs of a similar age and type to the Stream 13 have weights of between 940g and 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2kg. With a weight of only 1.6 kilograms, the Stream 13 is one of the lighter portable PCs of this spec and age amongst portable PCs of this age.

Portable PCs with a heavier weight that might be worth looking at include the DELL Latitude 13 3340[plb_2751294_price] (1.9kg).

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Narrow

The Stream 13 is quite narrow (only 333.2 millimeters) compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec. The narrowest medium processor core notebook PC that is a similar age to the Stream 13 is 28mm wide and the widest is 430mm.

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22 Reasons Against

Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of similar spec notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the Stream 13 range from 750MHz to 1,300MHz. At only 792 megahertz, the Stream 13 has a very slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the Stream 13.

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Quite Slow Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth

Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the Stream 13 the maximum processor memory bandwidths range from 21GB/s to 35GB/s. At only 21.32 gigabytes per second, the Stream 13 has a very slow maximum processor memory bandwidth compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that were released one year ago.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

At only 8 gigabytes, the Stream 13 has a quite small maximum internal memory supported by processor compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the Stream 13. Laptops that were released one year ago have maximum internal memory supported by processors of between 8GB and 32GB.

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Only Two Displays Supported by On-Board Grap

The HP Stream 13 is a portable PC that uses two displays supported by on-board grap.

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Only Four PCI Express Lanes (max)

Most laptops that have been on the market for more than a year have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max), including the HP Stream 13 which has four PCI Express lanes (max).

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Only One USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port

Most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Stream 13 have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports, including the Stream 13 which has one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port.

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Only Two SATA Connectors

Most notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Stream 13 have between two and three SATA connectors, including the Stream 13 which has two SATA connectors.

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Quite Small Total Storage Capacity

The total storage capacity of the Stream 13 of only 32 gigabytes is one of the smallest amongst medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the Stream 13. The smallest total storage capacity of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Stream 13 is 16GB, the biggest is 2TB, and the average total storage capacity is 550GB.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 32GB total storage capacity notebook PCs currently available including the HP Stream 11[plb_2499827_price] which has better reviews.

If you would prefer a portable PC with a bigger total storage capacity then you might also want to consider the Latitude 12 7000[pl_2870622_price] (128GB), or the Latitude 12 E7250[pl_2899678_price] (128GB) both from DELL or the Toshiba Z30t[plb_2984362_price] (128GB) which also has a higher rating.

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Quite Small Internal Memory

The internal memory of similar spec notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the Stream 13 range from 2GB to 16GB, and the average internal memory is 6.3GB. The internal memory of the Stream 13 of only 2 gigabytes is one of the smallest amongst portable PCs that are a comparable age to the Stream 13.

We compared all the other 2GB internal memory notebook PCs to this notebook PC and we think because of it's better review score, the HP Stream 11[plb_2499827_price] is also worth considering.

If you want a bigger internal memory then you might also want to look at the L450[pl_2932785_price] (4GB), or the X250[pl_3010221_price] (4GB) both from Lenovo or the DELL Inspiron 15 3542[plb_2985553_price] (4GB) which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Stream 13 does not have a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the Stream 13.

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Quite Small Screen Size

The Stream 13 has one of the smaller screen sizes (only 13.3 inches) amongst similar spec portable PCs of this age. The smallest screen size of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Stream 13 is 11", the biggest is 18", and the average screen size is 15".

If you would prefer a laptop with a bigger screen size then you might want to look at the T450s[pl_3149778_price] (14" and higher rated), or the L450[pl_2932785_price] (14" and higher rated) both from Lenovo or the Fujitsu Lifebook U745[plb_3000568_price] (14" and higher rated).

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This laptop has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is the most commonly found display resolution on laptops of a comparable spec and age to it.

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Only Intel Celeron Processor Family

The HP Stream 13 has a better processor family than most notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to it. This HP laptop has an Intel Celeron processor family, whereas most portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to it have an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family. Notebook PCs of this age and spec processor families range from AMD E to Intel Core i7-4xxx.

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Quite Small Processor Cache

The average processor cache of laptops of a comparable age and type to the Stream 13 is 3.1MB. When compared to other comparable spec portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Stream 13, the Stream 13's processor cache of only 1 megabyte is one of the smallest.

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Quite Slow Memory Clock Speed

When compared to other laptops of a comparable spec and age to the Stream 13 that we have checked, the memory clock speed of the HP Stream 13 of only 1,333 megahertz is one of the slowest. The slowest memory clock speed of laptops of this age and type is 800MHz and the fastest is 1,600MHz.

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Only Two Processor Threads

The HP Stream 13 is a two processor thread laptop.

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Quite Small Battery Capacity

With a battery capacity of only 37 watt-hours, the Stream 13 has a fairly small battery capacity compared to most of the other laptops of this age and type. The average battery capacity of notebook PCs that were released one year ago is 46Wh.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Stream 13 does not have a touch sensitive screen, although keep in mind that most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Stream 13 also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

Alternative portable PCs which also have a touch sensitive screen that you might want to consider include the Acer Aspire S7[plb_2830258_price], or the Toshiba Z30t[plb_2984362_price] which is also higher rated.

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Only Three Battery Cells

The HP Stream 13 is a three battery cell count portable PC.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

The Stream 13 is a one USB 3.0 port notebook PC.

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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

With a maximum turbo frequency of only 2.58 gigahertz, the HP Stream 13 has one of the slower maximum turbo frequencies amongst comparable spec notebook PCs of this age. Medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the Stream 13 have maximum turbo frequencies of between 1.8GHz and 3.7GHz.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to it.

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2 Other reasons to consider the HP Stream 13

Released Over a Year Ago

This HP notebook PC has been on the market for over a year.

Average Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of 2.16 gigahertz, the HP Stream 13 has a pretty standard processor clock speed compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 2.16GHz processor clock speed notebook PCs currently available including because of it's better review score, the HP Stream 11[plb_2499827_price].

If you want a laptop with a faster processor clock speed then you might also want to look at the DELL Inspiron 15 3542[plb_2985553_price] (2.2GHz), or the Fujitsu Lifebook U745[plb_3000568_price] (2.2GHz) which also has a higher rating.

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Specification

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Conflict Free Processor
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
Processor Lithography
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
Scenario Design Power (SDP)
PCI Express Configuration
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory
Memory Layout
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
LED Backlight
Display Surface
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
On-Board Graphics Adapter Burst Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LghtScribe Feature
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Headphone Out Port
DVI Port
HDMI Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Port
SATA Connector
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Included Driver
Bundled Software
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel Rapid Start Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel Matrix Storage Technology
Intel Active Management Technology
Intel HD Audio Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Processor Code
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
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CPU Configuration (max)
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel Smart Connect Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
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AC Adapter Power
Weight & Dimensions
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AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
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Manual
Certificates
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology

2 Awards

PC Mag Editor's Choice computershopper.com Good For School

Expert Reviews

(20)
19 January 2016

We were wowed by the thinness, responsiveness and overall design. However, a few niggles such as the touchpad, odd-shaped Enter key and disappointing battery life prevented this laptop from...

Size and weight rivals MacBook Air
New Core 7 processor
High resolution screen
Good performance thanks to Skylake
Good build quality
Somewhat disappointing battery life
Hinge is uncomfortable when on your lap
Touchpad occasionally jumpy
No DisplayPort means no 60Hz 4K output
Base model includes a 128GB SSD, and larger capacities cost quite a bit

HP Stream 13-c002ng. Test model courtesy of Cyberport.deAlone the color of HP's Stream 13 is an eye-catcher. That would, however, not have been necessary because the laptop can attract attention...

11 March 2015

Does anybody remember the Chromebook? Those had been inexpensive mobile platforms that are designed to be used online to ?harness' the power of the Cloud. While the HP Stream isn't exactly a... Read more…

10 February 2015

The bigger sibling of HP's landmark Stream 11 delivers the productivity basics in a Chromebook-busting $229 package, with LTE and touch-screen models available for big spenders. Read More?...

Computershopper.com

9 February 2015

HP's Stream 13 is probably one of the cheapest Windows laptops you can buy now. It has to be inexpensive. It is built to compete with Google's Chromebooks, which are low-cost laptops running on... Read more…

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User Reviews

(17)
Reviewed 29 September 2015 by Mag91

Very good design and really light. Perfect for simple tasks (writing, shopping online etc)...

Reviewed 13 December 2015 by Jeanne

Love it. Looks great and easy to use. Love B&H - great selection in-stock. FAST delivery...

Reviewed 31 October 2015 by Dale

Very clear display. Very responsive too. Nice Design too. Would recommend it...

Reviewed 15 July 2016 by Mollaroo
(Verified Purchase)

I just received this laptop in the post yesterday, and I have been able to spend about 10 minutes on it altogether with every time it has crashed. Unfortunately, every time I turn it on, it lasts... Read more…

Reviewed 21 June 2016 by Luke g.
(Verified Purchase)

Amazing laptop for price works fine...

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