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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 Oct 2014
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Review: HP Stream 13
HP Stream 13 Review: Before You Buy 161

14 Reasons For

HP Has Good Reviews for Its Notebook PCs

On average HP medium processor core laptops have good ratings compared to other brands as do all portable PCs built by HP.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on medium processor core laptops that have been available for a similar time to it.

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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Burst Frequency

The average on-board graphics adapter burst frequency of laptops of this age and type is 760MHz. The Stream 13 has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter burst frequency (792 megahertz) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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SSD Storage Medium

The Stream 13 has an SSD storage medium which is better than most notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to it. Most notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago 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 across all comparable spec portable PCs that have been around for more than two years.

An HDD storage medium is the worst storage medium across similar types of laptop.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The HP Stream 13 has a full-size keyboard, as do most of the other medium processor core laptops that are a similar age to the Stream 13.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other medium processor core laptops that are a similar age to the Stream 13, the Stream 13 has a front camera.

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Four Built-In Speakers

Most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for more than two years only have between one and three built-in speakers, however the Stream 13 has four built-in speakers.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This portable PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most frequently found WiFi standard on laptops that came out more than two years ago.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most commonly found operating system architecture on notebook PCs of a similar age and type to it.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

Unlike most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been around for a comparable time to the Stream 13 which do not have a touch sensitive screen, the Stream 13 has a touch sensitive screen.

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Light

At only 1.6 kilograms, the HP Stream 13 is fairly light compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been available for a similar time to the Stream 13. The lightest comparable spec laptop that has been around for around the same time as the Stream 13 is 300g heavy and the heaviest is 3.8kg.

If you would consider a notebook PC with 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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Quite Big Flash Memory

With a flash memory of 32 gigabytes, the Stream 13 has a fairly big flash memory compared to most of the other laptops that were released more than two years ago. The flash memory of similar spec portable PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the Stream 13 range from 8GB to 32GB, and the average flash memory is 16GB.

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Narrow

The HP Stream 13 is quite narrow (only 333.2 millimeters) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age. The average width of notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago is 360mm.

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Very Thin

The HP Stream 13 is one of the thinner medium processor core laptops that have been around for more than two years (only 19.6 millimeters) amongst medium processor core laptops of this age. The thinnest comparable spec notebook PC that was released more than two years ago is 12mm thick, the thickest is 310mm, and the average height is 28mm.

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22 Reasons Against

Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

Medium processor core laptops that were released around the same time as the Stream 13 have on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of between 660MHz and 1,300MHz. When compared to other portable PCs that were released more than two years ago, the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of the HP Stream 13 of only 792 megahertz is one of the slowest.

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Quite Slow Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth

The maximum processor memory bandwidths of medium processor core laptops that were launched more than two years ago range from 17GB/s to 32GB/s, and the average maximum processor memory bandwidth is 25GB/s. At only 21.32 gigabytes per second, the Stream 13 has a fairly slow maximum processor memory bandwidth compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Stream 13.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

The maximum internal memory supported by processors of portable PCs of a similar type and age to the Stream 13 range from 2GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory supported by processor is 23GB. When compared to other notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Stream 13 that we have checked, the Stream 13's maximum internal memory supported by processor of only 8 gigabytes is one of the smallest.

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Only Two Displays Supported by On-Board Grap

The Stream 13 is a portable PC that uses two displays supported by on-board grap. Most of the other medium processor core laptops that are a comparable age to the Stream 13 use 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 notebook PC. Most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to 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

Most similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years have between two and three SATA connectors, including the Stream 13 which has two SATA connectors.

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Quite Small Total Storage Capacity

Portable PCs of this type and age have total storage capacity of between 1GB and 1.5TB, and the average total storage capacity is 530GB. At only 32 gigabytes, the Stream 13 has a very small total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to the Stream 13.

If this laptop total storage capacity is not big enough for you then you might also want to look at the Fujitsu LifeBook A544 (128GB), or the Asus UX303LA (128GB).

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Quite Small Internal Memory

When compared to other portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Stream 13, the internal memory of the Stream 13 of only 2 gigabytes is one of the smallest. The internal memory of comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Stream 13 range from 1GB to 16GB.

If this HP notebook PC internal memory is not big enough for you then you might want to look at the Lenovo G50-70 (4GB) which also has a higher rating.

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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 comparable spec portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Stream 13. The screen sizes of medium processor core laptops that were released more than two years ago range from 10" to 18", and the average screen size is 15".

If this HP portable PC screen size is too small for you then you might also want to look at the Lenovo ThinkPad T440 (14").

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This notebook PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is the most commonly found display resolution on notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years.

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Only Intel Celeron Processor Family

The Stream 13 has an Intel Celeron processor family which is better than most medium processor core laptops that were launched more than two years ago. Most medium processor core laptops that are a comparable age to it have an Intel Core i5 processor family. The worst processor family of all laptops of this age and spec is AMD C and the best is Intel Core i7-3xxx.

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Quite Small Cache Memory

At only 1 megabyte, the Stream 13 has a very small cache memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years. The average cache memory of comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to the Stream 13 is 3MB, and the cache memories range from 1MB to 6MB.

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Quite Small Processor Cache

The processor cache of the Stream 13 of only 1 megabyte is one of the smallest amongst portable PCs that were released around the same time as the Stream 13. The processor caches of comparable spec notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the Stream 13 range from 0.51MB to 4MB.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

Similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years have maximum internal memories of between 8.1GB and 33GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 26GB. With a maximum internal memory of only 8,192 megabytes, the HP Stream 13 has a very small maximum internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been around for a similar time to the Stream 13.

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Quite Slow Memory Clock Speed

The HP Stream 13 has a fairly slow memory clock speed (only 1,333 megahertz) compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been around for around the same time as the Stream 13. The memory clock speeds of portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the Stream 13 range from 800MHz to 1,800MHz.

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Only Two Processor Threads

Most laptops that have been available for a similar time to the Stream 13 have between two and three processor threads, including the HP Stream 13 which has two processor threads.

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Quite Small Battery Capacity

The average battery capacity of notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the Stream 13 is 53Wh, and the battery capacities range from 5Wh to 4,400Wh. The Stream 13 has a quite small battery capacity (only 36 watt-hours) compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been available for around the same time as the Stream 13.

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Only Three Battery Cells

Most medium processor core laptops that have been around for more than two years have between one and eight battery cells, including the Stream 13 which has three battery cells.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

Most laptops of this age and spec have between one and four USB 3.0 ports, including the Stream 13 which has one USB 3.0 port.

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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

Similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Stream 13 have maximum turbo frequencies of between 1.3GHz and 3.7GHz. The maximum turbo frequency of the Stream 13 of only 2.58 gigahertz is one of the slowest amongst similar spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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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 were launched around the same time as it.

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

Across similar types of laptop the best processor cache level is L3.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most frequently supported Bluetooth version on portable PCs of a similar type and age to it.

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3 Other reasons to consider the HP Stream 13

Released Over Two Years Ago

This medium processor core notebook PC has been on the market for over two years.

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 2.16 gigahertz, the Stream 13 has a pretty average processor clock speed compared to most of the other laptops that were released more than two years ago.

If this notebook PC processor clock speed is not fast enough for you then you might want to look at the Asus Transformer Book Flip TP300LA (2.2GHz).

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Average Battery Life

At 7.75 hours, the Stream 13 has a pretty typical battery life compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been around for around the same time as the Stream 13.

If this notebook PC battery life is not long enough for you then you might also want to look at the HP Stream 11 (8h).

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor Cache
Processor Thread
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
Processor Memory Channel
Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
Processor Memory Type
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by 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 Layout
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Flash Memory
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Aspect Ratio
Full HD
Display Surface
HD Type
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
Optical Drive
LghtScribe Feature
Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Ports & Interfaces
SmartCard Slot
CardBus PCMCIA Slot
ExpressCard Slot
Docking Connector
S/PDIF Out Port
Headphone Out Port
DVI Port
HDMI Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Port
SATA Connector
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Bundled Software
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Processor Code
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
CPU Configuration (max)
Processor Package Size
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Smart Connect Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Life
Battery Capacity
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Power
AC Adapter Power
Security
Password Protection
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
Certificates
EPEAT Compliance
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology
USB Version
Maximum Internal Memory
Cache Memory

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High resolution screen
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Good build quality
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Very good design and really light. Perfect for simple tasks (writing, shopping online etc)...

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