Chromebooks have severely dismantled the market share of laptops thanks to their portability and price factor. HP is looking to hit Google where it hurts with its Stream 11, an 11 inch laptop running the Windows operating system and that too, featuring a price tag of just $200, which is roughly the same amount that Chromebooks are priced at.
One of the biggest perks of owning HP’s 11 inch Chromebook killer will be that it will be running the Windows 8 operating system. While Google’s Chrome OS delivers a lot of features to the mobile user, it is still unable to come close to the copious number of perks that Microsoft’s operating system gives.Another major disadvantage of owning a Chromebook is that the user will be required to have a full working internet connection in order to take advantage of the Chrome OS features.
Regardless, HP’s Stream 11 is equipped with a1366 x 768 resolution, one HDMI port, one USB 2.0 and one USB 3.0 port. The 11 inch netbook also possess an SD card slot and 32 GB of internal storage. The storage will obviously not be upgradable, which pretty much kills the whole ‘storing high definition content’ mission but thanks to the SD card slot and vacant USB ports, you will not be required to store anything on the laptop’s own flash storage besides the most important of data.
Furthermore, the netbook is more than capable of running Microsoft’s Office desktop applications such as Word and Excel 2013 but if the user is looking to run some graphically intensive applications such as Photoshop or an HD movie, then you will have to purchase something with a bit more kick. Still, $200 for a Chromebook killer is perhaps the best portable work machine that you could spend your hard earned cash on.