Microsoft donates 200 HP Stream 7 tablets and $2 million in software to youth related charities

Microsoft donates 200 HP Stream 7 tablets and $2 million in software to youth related charities
Microsoft's General Manager of the New York district, Reid Downey, made an appearance on NBC's Today show Friday morning. Downey was making the appearance to announce that the tech titan was donating 200 HP Stream 7 tablets and $2 million in software to youth related charities, including some sponsored by NBC.

The HP Stream 7 tablets feature a 7-inch screen, and run Windows 8.1 and Office 365. The slate is powered by a quad-core Intel processor and sports a retail price of $99.99.

Downey later wrote on the Microsoft New York blog that the company is making the donations to close the gap between those who have access to the skills and training necessary to be successful, and those who don't have such access. The executive specifically mentioned areas like Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. He wrote, "Having access to the latest technology is so important for creating a better future for our children, and we want to do our part." The donations were a part of Microsoft's YouthSpark initiative.

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source: MicrosoftNY, Microsoft via WindowsCentral

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15 Comments

1. Malcolm.Merlyn

Posts: 160; Member since: Sep 28, 2014

Microsoft is getting increasingly irrelevant.

5. Liveitup

Posts: 1798; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

Microsoft getting irrelevant is prob the dumbest comment I've read all week. Good to see them helping out, many companies do this, our kids benefit

2. rowdysheeter

Posts: 74; Member since: Sep 10, 2014

200? 200!

3. Neros

Posts: 1016; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

No one in their right mind would buy this junk anyway. Good thing they gave it away for free.

9. KParks23

Posts: 722; Member since: Oct 13, 2010

It was prolly just taking up warehouse space donte it to charity now its a tax writeoff and a good dead

4. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

A good deed is a good deed. Well Done! Microsoft!

6. medicci37

Posts: 1361; Member since: Nov 19, 2011

This is just marketing. If they want to help so badly give them the surface 3 or perhaps a laptop

7. medicci37

Posts: 1361; Member since: Nov 19, 2011

After Windows Vista & the Zune player, I don't see myself ever purchasing a MS product again. Never feel like I'm getting my money's worth with Microsoft

8. theguy2345

Posts: 1216; Member since: Jun 24, 2014

Just curious, what type of laptop/desktop do you use then?

12. medicci37

Posts: 1361; Member since: Nov 19, 2011

I still have the pos hp with Vista but rarely use it

15. theguy2345

Posts: 1216; Member since: Jun 24, 2014

I think it is time you upgraded, either the OS or the entire machine itself.

10. Commentator

Posts: 3722; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

Wow, Windows Vista. What a relevant argument...

14. medicci37

Posts: 1361; Member since: Nov 19, 2011

Wow what a relevant response

11. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

Windows vista...hmmm interesting that Windows 10 has the same hardware requirements as vista, how dare they support hardware so old... Point being vista was hardly horrible, it got a lot of flack but for someone who used it for video editing, 3d animation/modeling, printing etc, it never provided problems others had. Zune was simply a timing error not much more imo.

13. medicci37

Posts: 1361; Member since: Nov 19, 2011

Well good for you but I've had quite a few problems with Vista to put it mildly. The fact that the requirements for Windows 10 are the same shows how unnecessarily bloated Vista was. & the Zunes problems were a lot worse than timing. For 1 if your gonna compete with Apple you need to make a serious effort. MS only released a few dozen apps on zune for instance

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