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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 Apr 2015
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HP Stream 13 Unboxing & First Impressions
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Review: HP Stream 13
HP Stream 13 Review: Before You Buy 161

18 Reasons For

Expert Reviews Are Average

This HP laptop received an expert rating of 75 out of 100 from Techradar.

Robust

A few people who reviewed it agreed that it was well made. Techradar said in November “Looks and solid performance” in their review of the HP Stream 13.

Nice Design

A few people who reviewed it concluded that it was a good design. In November Techradar mentioned “Modern design, slick, large touch pad, good display” in their review of the HP Stream 13. Techradar also mentioned “Slick, modern design”. Techradar also wrote “Classy design”.

Three people who purchased it concluded that it was good looking. This year Techradar said “Cheap 50 upgrade to a highres 32001800 screen, though the base model's 1080p display is already pretty good”. Techradar also mentioned “Beautiful hardware design”. Techradar also said “Metallic design is gorgeous and customizable”.

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Good Product Quality

Some HP Stream 13 reviewers who purchased the product concluded that it was good quality. A few weeks ago Techradar mentioned in their review of the HP Stream 13 “Good build quality”. Techradar also said “Superb audio quality through headphones”.

Good Brand

We calculated the average ratings for all HP laptops and also specifically for HP medium processor core laptops and found that in both cases HP had good ratings.

Good Technical Features

One HP Stream 13 reviewer who bought it concluded that it had good features. Techradar wrote a few weeks ago “QHD display with high color accuracy, low temperature and noise development in all situations, businesscapable security features, excellent speakers, very good priceperformance ratio” in their review and scored this laptop 70 out of 100.

Good Battery Life

Several people mentioned in their reviews that this laptop had a good battery life. Techradar said “Good performance, commendable battery life” in their review of this laptop. Techradar also wrote “Solid battery life”. Techradar also said “Slim battery slice pushes runtime past 8 hours”.

Good Size

Some customers who reviewed the HP Stream 13 thought it was thin. Techradar.com said on expert review site Techradar in November this year “HP has made one of its thinnest laptops yet” and scored it 4 stars.

A number of HP Stream 13 owners who reviewed the product agreed that it was good structurally. Techradar wrote in their HP Stream 13 review “DD 3 RAM, solid-state drive, very solid construction, very bright screen, switchable graphics chips”. Techradar also mentioned “Solid metal construction”.

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Easy to Use

One customer who bought the product said that it had a good experience. Techradar wrote in their HP Stream 13 review “Nice typing experience”.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many medium processor core laptops that have been available for a comparable time to it.

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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

Across all the comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Stream 13 the on-board graphics adapter base frequencies range from 100MHz to 650MHz. The HP Stream 13 has one of the faster on-board graphics adapter base frequencies (311 megahertz) amongst medium processor core laptops of this age.

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SSD Storage Medium

The Stream 13 has a better storage medium than most portable PCs of this spec and age. This notebook PC has an SSD storage medium, whereas most medium processor core laptops that are a comparable age to it have an HDD storage medium. Solid State Drives (SSD) store data in semiconductors on a circuit board rather than using magnetic or optical media. Solid State Drives have no moving parts which makes them very fast and reliable.

This notebook PC's storage medium (SSD) is actually the best storage medium amongst all portable PCs of this spec and age.

An HDD storage medium is the worst storage medium amongst comparable types of notebook PC.

If the storage medium of this HP laptop is not good enough for you then you might also want to look at the DELL Latitude 12 E7250[plb_2885454_price] (SSD).

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Stream 13, the Stream 13 has a full-size keyboard.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been around for more than a year, the HP Stream 13 has a front camera.

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Very Big Operating Vibration

The operating vibrations of portable PCs that are a comparable age to the Stream 13 range from 0.5G to 1.1G, and the average operating vibration is 0.65G. With an operating vibration of 1.043 gravity, the HP Stream 13 has one of the biggest operating vibrations amongst comparable spec laptops of this age.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This laptop has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many portable PCs of a similar type and age to it.

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Light

With a weight of only 1.6 kilograms, the Stream 13 is quite light compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the Stream 13. The weights of medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to the Stream 13 range from 940g to 3.8kg.

Other portable PCs with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the DELL Vostro 14 5000[plb_2428047_price] (1.5kg).

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AC Cable Included

This notebook PC has an AC cable included, which is the most commonly found cable included on laptops of a similar spec and age to it.

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31 Reasons Against

Poor Connectivity

One customer who reviewed it thought it was not ethernet compatible.

Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of comparable spec laptops that came out around the same time as the Stream 13 range from 750MHz to 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 970MHz. At only 792 megahertz, the Stream 13 has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the Stream 13.

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Only Not Supported HD Type

The HD type of this portable PC is Not supported, which is the most commonly found HD type on medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Quite Slow Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth

The HP Stream 13 has a very slow maximum processor memory bandwidth (only 21.32 gigabytes per second) compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Stream 13. Across all the medium processor core laptops that came out around the same time as the Stream 13 the maximum processor memory bandwidths range from 17GB/s to 35GB/s.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

The average maximum internal memory supported by processor of laptops that were launched more than a year ago is 18GB. With a maximum internal memory supported by processor of only 8 gigabytes, the HP Stream 13 has a fairly small maximum internal memory supported by processor compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Stream 13.

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Only Two Displays Supported by On-Board Grap

The Stream 13 is a laptop that uses two displays supported by on-board grap.

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Only Four PCI Express Lanes (max)

The Stream 13 is a four PCI Express lane (max) laptop. Most of the other portable PCs of this age and type have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max).

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Only One USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port

The HP Stream 13 is a one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port laptop.

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Only Two SATA Connectors

The HP Stream 13 is a two SATA connector laptop. Most of the other portable PCs that were released around the same time as the Stream 13 have between two and three SATA connectors.

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Quite Small Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of only 32 gigabytes, the Stream 13 has one of the smallest total storage capacity amongst similar spec notebook PCs of this age. Across all the portable PCs of this age and spec the total storage capacity range from 16GB to 2TB.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative 32GB total storage capacity portable PCs currently available including because of it's better review score, the HP Stream 11[plb_2499666_price].

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Quite Small Internal Memory

When compared to other similar spec laptops that have been around for more than a year that we have checked the internal memory of, the Stream 13's internal memory of only 2 gigabytes is one of the smallest. The internal memory of comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Stream 13 range from 2GB to 16GB.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 2GB internal memory notebook PCs currently available including because of it's better review score, the HP Stream 11[plb_2499666_price].

If you would prefer a notebook PC with a bigger internal memory then you might also want to look at the Lenovo L540[plb_2501252_price] (4GB).

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Quite Small Screen Size

The average screen size of portable PCs that have been around for more than a year is 15", and the screen sizes range from 10" to 18". The Stream 13 has one of the smaller screen sizes (only 13.3 inches) amongst medium processor core laptops of this age.

If you want a laptop with a bigger screen size then you might want to consider the L450[pl_2854505_price] (14"), or the L450[pl_2780373_price] (14") both from Lenovo.

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This laptop has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is the most frequently found display resolution on portable PCs of this spec and age.

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Only Intel Celeron Processor Family

The Stream 13 has an Intel Celeron processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family found on most similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it. The best processor family of all medium processor core laptops that were released more than a year ago is Intel Core i7-3xxx and the worst is AMD E.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

With a maximum internal memory (64-bit) of only 2 gigabytes, the HP Stream 13 has one of the smallest maximum internal memory (64-bit) amongst medium processor core laptops of this age. The maximum internal memory (64-bit) of medium processor core laptops that have been around for more than a year range from 2GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory (64-bit) is 13GB.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

Medium processor core laptops that have been available for around the same time as the Stream 13 have maximum internal memory of between 2GB and 32GB. When compared to other laptops that are a comparable age to the Stream 13 that we have assessed, the Stream 13's maximum internal memory of only 2 gigabytes is one of the smallest.

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Quite Small Cache Memory

With a cache memory of only 1 megabyte, the Stream 13's cache memory is one of the smallest amongst notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the Stream 13. The cache memories of notebook PCs of this age and type range from 1MB to 4MB, and the average cache memory is 3.1MB.

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Quite Small Processor Cache

With a processor cache of only 1 megabyte, the Stream 13 has a very small processor cache compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age. Across all the portable PCs of this age and spec the processor caches range from 1MB to 6MB, and the average processor cache is 3.1MB.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

The smallest maximum internal memory of notebook PCs of this age and type is 8.1GB, the biggest is 33GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 20GB. When compared to other laptops that were released around the same time as the Stream 13, the Stream 13's maximum internal memory of only 8,192 megabytes is one of the smallest.

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Only Two Processor Threads

The Stream 13 is a two processor thread laptop.

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Quite Slow Memory Clock Speed

When compared to other laptops of this type and age that we have checked, the memory clock speed of the Stream 13 of only 1,333 megahertz is one of the slowest. The average memory clock speed of laptops of this type and age is 1,600MHz, and the memory clock speeds range from 800MHz to 1,600MHz.

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Only 32 Solid-State Drive Capacity

Most similar spec portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Stream 13 have between 8 and 767 solid-state drive capacity, including the Stream 13 which has 32 solid-state drive capacity.

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Quite Small Battery Capacity

The smallest battery capacity of laptops of a similar age and spec to the Stream 13 is 23Wh, the biggest is 120Wh, and the average battery capacity is 47Wh. The Stream 13 has a fairly small battery capacity (only 37 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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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The HP Stream 13 does not have a touch sensitive screen, although keep in mind that most of the other notebook PCs that have been around for more than a year also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Quite Small On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

Across all the comparable spec notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the Stream 13 the on-board graphics adapter memory range from 120MB to 3.9GB. At only 1,650 megabyte, the Stream 13 has a quite small on-board graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been around for around the same time as the Stream 13.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

The Stream 13 is a one USB 3.0 port portable PC.

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Very Small On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

At only 1.65 gigabytes, the Stream 13 has a quite small on-board graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other portable PCs that are a comparable age to the Stream 13. The average on-board graphics adapter memory of comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Stream 13 is 5.4GB.

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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

The Stream 13 has one of the slower maximum turbo frequencies (only 2.58 gigahertz) amongst portable PCs of this age. The maximum turbo frequencies of portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the Stream 13 range from 1.7GHz to 3.7GHz.

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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 comparable age and spec to it.

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Very Big Non-Operating Vibration

When compared to other laptops of this age and type that we have checked, the Stream 13's non-operating vibration of 3.5 gravity is one of the biggest. Portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the Stream 13 have non-operating vibrations of between 1G and 3.5G, and the average non-operating vibration is 1.4G.

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Very Big Non-Operating Shock

The average non-operating shock of medium processor core laptops that are a similar age to the Stream 13 is 150G. The Stream 13 has one of the biggest non-operating shocks (240 gravity) amongst medium processor core laptops of this age.

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3 Other reasons to consider the HP Stream 13

Released Over Two Years Ago

This laptop has been on the market for over two years.

Average Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of 2.16 gigahertz, the Stream 13 has a relatively standard processor clock speed compared to most of the other portable PCs that are a comparable age to the Stream 13.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 2.16GHz processor clock speed notebook PCs currently available including because of it's better review score, the HP Stream 11[plb_2499666_price].

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Average Battery Life

At 8 hours, the HP Stream 13 has a relatively standard battery life compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the Stream 13.

If this medium processor core notebook PC battery life is not long enough for you then you might want to look at the Lenovo ThinkPad T440[plb_2585666_price] (8.4h).

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Specification

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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
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Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
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Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Flash Memory
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Installed SSD
Display
Screen Size
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Aspect Ratio
3D Compatible
Full HD
Display Surface
Display Number of Colours
Supported Number of Colours Display
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
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On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Optical Drive
Disc
LghtScribe Feature
Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Networking
Near Field Communication (NFC)
4G
3G Standard
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Ports & Interfaces
SmartCard Slot
CardBus PCMCIA Slot
ExpressCard Slot
Docking Connector
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Headphone Out Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
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
Windows Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Bundled Software
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel Rapid Start Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel Matrix Storage Technology
Intel Active Management Technology
Intel HD Audio Technology
Processor Code
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CPU Configuration (max)
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Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Smart Connect Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
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Cable Included
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Storage Relative Humidity Range
Operating Relative Humidity Range
Storage Temperature Range
Operating Temperature Range
Certificates
EPEAT Compliance
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology
USB Version
Maximum Internal Memory
Cache Memory

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Expert Reviews

(20)
19 January 2016

We were wowed by the thinness, responsiveness and overall design. However, a few niggles such as the touchpad, odd-shaped Enter key and disappointing battery life prevented this laptop from...

Size and weight rivals MacBook Air
New Core 7 processor
High resolution screen
Good performance thanks to Skylake
Good build quality
Somewhat disappointing battery life
Hinge is uncomfortable when on your lap
Touchpad occasionally jumpy
No DisplayPort means no 60Hz 4K output
Base model includes a 128GB SSD, and larger capacities cost quite a bit

HP Stream 13-c002ng. Test model courtesy of Cyberport.deAlone the color of HP's Stream 13 is an eye-catcher. That would, however, not have been necessary because the laptop can attract attention...

11 March 2015

Does anybody remember the Chromebook? Those had been inexpensive mobile platforms that are designed to be used online to ?harness' the power of the Cloud. While the HP Stream isn't exactly a... Read more…

10 February 2015

The bigger sibling of HP's landmark Stream 11 delivers the productivity basics in a Chromebook-busting $229 package, with LTE and touch-screen models available for big spenders. Read More?...

Computershopper.com

9 February 2015

HP's Stream 13 is probably one of the cheapest Windows laptops you can buy now. It has to be inexpensive. It is built to compete with Google's Chromebooks, which are low-cost laptops running on... Read more…

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User Reviews

(17)
Reviewed 29 September 2015 by Mag91

Very good design and really light. Perfect for simple tasks (writing, shopping online etc)...

Reviewed 13 December 2015 by Jeanne

Love it. Looks great and easy to use. Love B&H - great selection in-stock. FAST delivery...

Reviewed 31 October 2015 by Dale

Very clear display. Very responsive too. Nice Design too. Would recommend it...

Reviewed 15 July 2016 by Mollaroo
(Verified Purchase)

I just received this laptop in the post yesterday, and I have been able to spend about 10 minutes on it altogether with every time it has crashed. Unfortunately, every time I turn it on, it lasts... Read more…

Reviewed 21 June 2016 by Luke g.
(Verified Purchase)

Amazing laptop for price works fine...

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers 13c004, 13c004t, 13c004tu, hp stream13, hp stream13c, hp stream13cr
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