You can now pre-order HP Stream 7 (5701) Windows 8.1 tablet with Office 365 Personal for a mere $99. That’s the cheapest launch price for a new Windows 8.1 tablet ever:
(UPDATE: HP Stream 7 Signature Edition on sale for $79)
The 7-inch Windows 8.1 tablet HP Stream 7 has only one competitor, and that’s the Toshiba Encore mini which was released for $119, but cut to $99 as well, two weeks ago. But the Toshiba Encore mini have lower specs, so there is no reason to consider that tablet in comparison to the HP Stream 7, a tablet that costs the same.
HP Stream 7 Specifications
HP Stream 7 features a 7-inch IPS screen with 1280 x 800 resolution, a 64-bit quad-core 1.33GHz Intel Z3735G processor with 1.83 GHz burst frequency, and 1GB of DDR3L SDRAM.
The HP Stream 7 does in fact have 32GB memory says HP, with additional 32GB microSD card support. Other ports are a micro-USB 2.0 port and an audio jack.
The 3000 mAh battery capacity will give the HP Stream 7 a battery life of 8 hours. Wi-Fi support is for 802.11 b/g/n and Bluetooth 4.0.
As for cameras, there’s a 0.3MP front camera for video chats, with a 2MP rear camera.
Software included with the Windows 8.1 OS includes Microsoft Office 365, OneDrive, Internet Explorer 11, Dropbox, Skype, and WIMBoot. Which means that you get practically unlimited cloud storage.
The content of the box in the shipped item includes the HP Stream 7 Tablet, a micro-USB cable, a quick start guide, and a AC adapter.
The full model name is HP Stream 7 5701 Tablet, while the product number is K4F52UA#ABA. The official HP Stream 7 release date is November 7, 2014 in the US. The embargo date is November 27.
– Tom Bowen