HP intros Stream 7 and Stream 8, the first one is the cheapest Windows tablet ever

HP intros Stream 7 and Stream 8, the first one is the cheapest Windows tablet ever
HP and Microsoft today announced two new tablets: the Stream 7 and Stream 8, both of which will try to compete with the multitude of very cheap Android slates that dominate the market.

Running Windows 8.1, the HP Stream 7 and Stream 8 have a similar design, but different sizes: the former is a 7-inch device, while the latter is - obviously - an 8-inch one. 

While most of their specs haven’t been unveiled, we know that the tablets sport HD displays, and are powered by quad-core Intel processors. Both slates offer 60 minutes of Skype monthly, a 1-year subscription to Microsoft Office 365 Personal, and 1 TB of free storage space on OneDrive. Owners of the Stream 8 will be able to enjoy 200 MB of free 4G data monthly “for the life of the device.”

The Stream 7 and Stream 8 will be available in the US starting November. The 7-inch slate will cost just $99.99, being the cheapest Windows tablet yet (though only $20 cheaper than the Toshiba Encore Mini that was launched in early September). If you want the 8-inch Stream, you’ll have to pay $149.99. It’s not clear if HP will sell these internationally, but we assume Microsoft wants that to happen anyway. Any takers? 


sources: HP (Slate 7, Slate 8), Microsoft

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19 Comments

1. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

Might be a good cheap device for watching videos as it should support Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, iTunes, etc.

2. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

I'll take one. I am so invested in the Android ecosystem tho... Its just easier for me to get the family Android tablets.

3. Professor

Posts: 223; Member since: Aug 02, 2013

Why? A new 10" android tablet cost $79 at microcenter.

4. fanboy1974

Posts: 1345; Member since: Nov 12, 2011

These appear to be full blown Windows 8.1 tabs. Not that RT crap.

5. NotAGeek

Posts: 279; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

Although bezels are huge,i kinda like the design

15. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

Better to hold imo, having a tab 10 and a lynx 11.6, the extra bezel on a tablet helps. Not huge but enough to rest fingers without awkwardly holding it imo.

6. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

Wow, it really looks like the Nexus 5 from the side...

7. Liveitup

Posts: 1798; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

Cheap but quality.

9. QWIKSTRIKE

Posts: 1457; Member since: Mar 09, 2010

There has never been a quality HP product in years.

14. SemperFiV12

Posts: 949; Member since: Nov 09, 2010

You've obviously never owned an HP printer...

18. xoxoGeorges

Posts: 209; Member since: Jul 11, 2013

My $45 printer has been running for 4 years and it hasn't given me any problems. Ink is really expensive though - they sell the printers at loss and make profit by the cartridges

8. valapsp

Posts: 565; Member since: Aug 12, 2011

ill buy the stream 8 for no reason.

10. vandroid

Posts: 405; Member since: Sep 04, 2012

I need one...... Are they available yet?

12. tigermcm

Posts: 861; Member since: Sep 02, 2009

did you read the article?

11. Enddo

Posts: 53; Member since: May 26, 2014

Looks like a giant size Nexus 5

13. jimjam unregistered

If its $150 for 4g version i'll buy one! Probably more though.

16. S.M.Talha

Posts: 70; Member since: Aug 27, 2014

Well , phonearena forgot to mention the HP stream 11 and 13 (laptops) which are priced at $200 and $230 respectively.After all it is a great offer against Chromebook.

17. Nick1119

Posts: 14; Member since: Sep 21, 2014

I'm excited for these tablets. The full power of windows, and 1TB of free storage.

19. isidoros unregistered

Nice tablet. Can I insert my SIM card for mobile internet? I watched a review but I didn't see a SIM slot. Will it be compatible with Greek networks?

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