HP To Launch 7″ Windows 8.1 Tablet HP Stream 7

Some new information about the upcoming small 7-inch Windows 8.1 tablet by the name of HP Stream 7, as well as the larger HP Stream 8 have been found.

(LAST UPDATE: HP Stream 7 is now taking orders: http://www.amazon.com/HP-Stream-Windows-Tablet)

$149 Windows 8 Tablet HP Stream 8
HP Stream 7 – HP’s $99 Windows 8 Tablet
HP Stream 7)

Microsoft first introduced the HP Stream series of cheap Windows computer devices in July, and now more info is appearing.

The few specifications disclosed so far are that of a 7-inch “Windows 8.1 with Bing” tablet with 1280 x 800 resolution, and a 1.33GHz Intel Atom Z3735G processor. The RAM is guesstimated to 1GB (of DDR3 RAM). The thickness might be just 8.5 mm, so that's swell for a small tablet, even if 10-inch tablets can be much thinner.

An 8-inch version with similar hardware is also expected to be unveiled soon, and to stay in the same family, with the name HP Stream 8.

On a related note we are still awaiting the release of the other cheap 7-inch Windows 8.1 tablet, the Toshiba Encore 7. Will HP beat Toshiba to the game?

– Tom Bowen