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Microsoft will soon out a $199 Chromebook rival made by HP

Details on a previously mentioned, low-cost Microsoft Windows 8.1 PC made by HP made the rounds. Dubbed HP Stream 14, the yet to be revealed machine is tipped to carry a Chromebook-rivaling $199 price tag when available.

The upcoming notebook will reportedly feature an AMD “Mullins” A4 Micro-6400T Quad-Core SoC, 2GB of RAM, and integrated Radeon R3 graphics. The chipset’s architecture will feature a heat sink, but no built-in fan according to a leaked image.

Built in memory will be available in two different sizes – 32 and 64 GB. Microsoft will also throw in 100GB of free OneDrive for two years with the notebook. An SD card slot will also be on board.

HP Stream 14 will offer a 14” display with a resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels and 200 nits of brightness. Weight of the notebook is said to be 1.75kg. A 32Wh battery will power the device.

Connectivity ports of the laptop include one USB 3.0, two USB 2.0, and HDMI. Interestingly, the audio department of the notebook appears to be well covered with four speakers and Beats Audio enhancement.

There’s no word on the announcement date of the device. It probably won’t be too long before it goes official.

Source (in German) | Via


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