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

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2 Intel Celeron 2.16GHz 2GB Nov 2014
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HP Stream 13 Unboxing & First Impressions
Unboxing the HP Stream 13: Hands-on & First Impressions
Review: HP Stream 13
HP Stream 13 Review: Before You Buy 161

13 Reasons For

HP Has Good Notebook PC Reviews

HP has good average reviews for its medium processor core notebook PCs as well as across its entire portable PC range compared to other manufacturers.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a similar type and age to it.

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Very Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Burst Frequency

When compared to other similar spec laptops that have been around for a comparable time to the Stream 13, the HP Stream 13's on-board graphics adapter burst frequency of 792 megahertz is one of the fastest. Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the Stream 13 the on-board graphics adapter burst frequencies range from 660MHz to 800MHz.

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SSD Storage Medium

The Stream 13 has an SSD storage medium which is better than most notebook PCs of this spec and age. Most laptops of a similar spec and age to it have an HDD storage medium. Flash drives store data in semiconductors on a circuit board rather than using magnetic or optical media. Flash have no moving parts which makes them very fast and reliable.

An SSD storage medium is in fact the best storage medium amongst all notebook PCs of this spec and age.

Amongst similar types of laptop the worst storage medium is HDD.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The HP Stream 13 has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Stream 13 also have a full-size keyboard.

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Has a Front Camera

The HP Stream 13 has a front camera. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Stream 13 also have a front camera.

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Four Built-In Speakers

The Stream 13 has more built-in speakers than most of the medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago. This HP notebook PC is a four built-in speaker portable PC compared to most of the medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago which only have between one and three built-in speakers.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This notebook PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to it.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This portable PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most commonly found operating system architecture on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Stream 13 has a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other laptops that have been around for around the same time as the Stream 13 do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Light

At only 1.6 kilograms, the Stream 13 is fairly light compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Stream 13. The weights of medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago range from 300g to 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2.2kg.

If you are not worried about having a heavier weight then you might want to look at the Lenovo X1 Carbon Touch (1.6kg), or the DELL Latitude 3330 (1.6kg).

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Very Big Flash Memory

The flash memory of medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Stream 13 range from 8GB to 32GB. With a flash memory of 32 gigabytes, the Stream 13 has one of the biggest flash memory amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Narrow

The widths of medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the Stream 13 range from 38mm to 430mm, and the average width is 360mm. The HP Stream 13 is fairly narrow (only 333.2 millimeters) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the Stream 13.

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22 Reasons Against

Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of only 792 megahertz, the Stream 13's on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is one of the slowest amongst similar spec laptops that have been available for more than two years. The on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of laptops that were released more than two years ago range from 660MHz to 1,300MHz.

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Quite Slow Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth

At only 21.32 gigabytes per second, the Stream 13 has a quite slow maximum processor memory bandwidth compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the Stream 13. The slowest maximum processor memory bandwidth of laptops of this type and age is 17GB/s, the fastest is 32GB/s, and the average maximum processor memory bandwidth is 25GB/s.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

When compared to other medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago, the Stream 13's maximum internal memory supported by processor of only 8 gigabytes is one of the smallest. The average maximum internal memory supported by processor of notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the Stream 13 is 23GB.

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Only Two Displays Supported by On-Board Grap

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

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

The Stream 13 is a one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port portable PC. Most of the other laptops that have been available for around the same time as the Stream 13 have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Only Two SATA Connectors

The Stream 13 is a two SATA connector portable PC. Most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec have between two and three SATA connectors.

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Quite Small Total Storage Capacity

The smallest total storage capacity of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Stream 13 is 1GB and the biggest is 1.5TB. At only 32 gigabytes, the HP Stream 13 has a very small total storage capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the Stream 13.

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Quite Small Internal Memory

Laptops of a similar spec and age to the Stream 13 have internal memory of between 1GB and 16GB. The Stream 13 has one of the smallest internal memory (only 2 gigabytes) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

Notebook PCs with a bigger internal memory that might be worth considering include the Lenovo X240 (4GB).

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Quite Small Screen Size

The Stream 13 has a quite small screen size (only 13.3 inches) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Stream 13. Medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Stream 13 have screen sizes of between 10" and 18".

If you are looking for a bigger screen size then you might want to consider the HP 8470p (£845.00) (14").

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This portable PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is typical of many laptops of this age and type.

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Only Intel Celeron Processor Family

The HP Stream 13 has a better processor family than most laptops of a similar age and spec to it. This HP notebook PC has an Intel Celeron processor family, whereas most notebook PCs that came out around the same time as it have an Intel Core i5 processor family. The best processor family of all medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Stream 13 is Intel Core i7-3xxx and the worst is AMD C.

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Quite Small Cache Memory

The smallest cache memory of portable PCs of this age and type is 1MB, the biggest is 4MB, and the average cache memory is 3MB. The Stream 13 has one of the smallest cache memories (only 1 megabyte) amongst similar spec portable PCs of this age.

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Quite Small Processor Cache

When compared to other similar spec portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Stream 13 that we have assessed, the HP Stream 13's processor cache of only 1 megabyte is one of the smallest. Across all the similar spec laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the Stream 13 the processor caches range from 0.51MB to 4MB, and the average processor cache is 2.9MB.

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Quite Slow Memory Clock Speed

With a memory clock speed of only 1,333 megahertz, the Stream 13 has a quite slow memory clock speed compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years. The average memory clock speed of notebook PCs of this spec and age is 1,600MHz, and the memory clock speeds range from 1,000MHz to 1,800MHz.

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Only Two Processor Threads

The HP Stream 13 is a two processor thread portable PC. Most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec have between two and three processor threads.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

At only 8,192 megabytes, the Stream 13 has a very small maximum internal memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type. Portable PCs of a similar type and age to the Stream 13 have maximum internal memories of between 8.1GB and 33GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 25GB.

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Very Small Battery Capacity

At only 36 watt-hours, the Stream 13 has a fairly small battery capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the Stream 13. Comparable spec portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the Stream 13 have battery capacities of between 23Wh and 100Wh, and the average battery capacity is 50Wh.

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Only Three Battery Cells

Most portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the Stream 13 have between one and eight battery cells, including the HP Stream 13 which has three battery cells.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

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

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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

With a maximum turbo frequency of only 2.58 gigahertz, the Stream 13 has a fairly slow maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to the Stream 13. The average maximum turbo frequency of notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Stream 13 is 3GHz, and the maximum turbo frequencies range from 1.3GHz to 3.7GHz.

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Only L2 Processor Cache

The Stream 13 has a L2 processor cache which is better than the L3 processor cache found on most notebook PCs that came out around the same time as it.

A L2 processor cache is actually the worst processor cache level across all comparable spec portable PCs that came out around the same time as the Stream 13.

The best processor cache level across similar types of notebook PC is L3.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most commonly supported Bluetooth version on notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years.

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3 Other reasons to consider the HP Stream 13

Released Over Two Years Ago

This laptop has been on the market for over two years.

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 2.16 gigahertz, the Stream 13 has a fairly standard processor clock speed compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Stream 13.

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Average Battery Life

The Stream 13 has a fairly average battery life (7.75 hours) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the Stream 13.

If this notebook PC battery life is too short for you then you might also want to consider the Lenovo IdeaPad U410 (8h) which is also higher rated.

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Specification

Features
Design
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Docking Station
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor Thread
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
Conflict Free 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 Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Hard Drive
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Integrated Card Reader
Flash Memory
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
LED Backlight
HD Type
Video
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete 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
DVI Port
HDMI Port
USB 2.0 Port
SATA Connector
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Performance
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Island-Style Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Operating System/software
Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Processor Code
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
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
Battery Capacity
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Power
AC Adapter Power
Security
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot
Special Features
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
Warranty Card
Operational Conditions
Certificates
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Technical Details
Other Features
Intel Virtualization Technology

2 Awards

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Expert Reviews

(20)
19 January 2016

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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

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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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