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HP Stream 11-r000ng Subnotebook Review

Sebastian Jentsch, Tanja Hinum (translated by Vinay Pradhan), 07/19/2016

Netbook revival? For around 200 Euros (~$220) the customer receives a mini Windows device with a bit of local storage and a poor TN panel. Still, the price is great for a Windows 10 Home device (64-bit).

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HP Stream 11-r000ng
HP Stream 11-r000ng

For the original German review, see here.

A few years ago, we had netbooks. Now we have 11.6-inch Windows laptops with decent performance. The biggest difference between these two generations: today we see Intel Braswell processors, like Celeron or Pentium, which are available for a small budget of 200 - 300 Euros (~$220 - ~$330). Furthermore, the new models use eMMC storage, which offer limited space for users to store their data. To balance out this drawback, manufacturers offer cloud storage, such as Microsoft OneDrive. As such, the Stream 11 test model only has 14 GB of local storage space!

The competition is sparse in this section, as customers are more interested in Windows convertibles with a higher price tag. 

HP Stream 11-r000ng (Stream Series)
Memory
2048 MB 
, DDR3L
Display
11.6 inch 16:9, 1366 x 768 pixel 135 PPI, CMN1131, TN, glossy: no
Storage
32 GB eMMC Flash, 32 GB 
, 14 GB free
Soundcard
HD Audio
Connections
1 USB 2.0, 1 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 HDMI, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: Line-Out Mic combo, Card Reader: Micro SD
Networking
Broadcom BCM43142 (b/g/n), Bluetooth 4.0
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 18.4 x 300 x 205.7 ( = 0.72 x 11.81 x 8.1 in)
Battery
37 Wh Lithium-Ion
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: 1.0 MP
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo, Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: no, 12 Months Warranty, fanless
Weight
1.115 kg ( = 39.33 oz / 2.46 pounds), Power Supply: 308 g ( = 10.86 oz / 0.68 pounds)
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Size Comparison

Display

237
cd/m²
236
cd/m²
233
cd/m²
246
cd/m²
264
cd/m²
239
cd/m²
262
cd/m²
276
cd/m²
235
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 276 cd/m² Average: 247.6 cd/m² Minimum: 11.6 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 84 %
Center on Battery: 218 cd/m²
Contrast: 528:1 (Black: 0.5 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 9.78 | 0.4-29.43 Ø6.2
ΔE Greyscale 11.16 | 0.64-98 Ø6.4
63% sRGB (Argyll 3D) 41% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll 3D)
Gamma: 2.44
HP Stream 11-r000ng
CMN1131, TN, 1366x768, 11.6
Medion Akoya S2218
AUO B116HAT03-2, IPS, 1920x1080, 11.6
Lenovo S21e-20 80M4004MGE
BOE NT116WHM-N11, TN, 1366x768, 11.6
Acer Aspire Switch 10E SW3-013
AU Optronics AUO15D4, IPS, 1280x800, 10.1
Asus Transformer Book T100TAL-DK021P
AU Optronics B101XAN02, IPS, 1366x768, 10.1
Screen
33%
-11%
30%
39%
Brightness middle
264
417
58%
240
-9%
337
28%
260
-2%
Brightness
248
394
59%
225
-9%
327
32%
252
2%
Brightness Distribution
84
88
5%
90
7%
86
2%
94
12%
Black Level *
0.5
0.43
14%
0.61
-22%
0.35
30%
0.23
54%
Contrast
528
970
84%
393
-26%
963
82%
1130
114%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
9.78
6.7
31%
11.23
-15%
6.24
36%
4.45
54%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
16.39
15.07
8%
19.44
-19%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
11.16
6.25
44%
12.33
-10%
5.74
49%
3.41
69%
Gamma
2.44 90%
2.48 89%
2.5 88%
2.26 97%
2.25 98%
CCT
12954 50%
5954 109%
14130 46%
7214 90%
6761 96%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998)
41
46
12%
39
-5%
43
5%
44
7%
Color Space (Percent of sRGB)
63
69
10%
61
-3%
67
6%

* ... smaller is better

Display Response Times

Display response times show how fast the screen is able to change from one color to the next. Slow response times can lead to afterimages and can cause moving objects to appear blurry (ghosting). Gamers of fast-paced 3D titles should pay special attention to fast response times.
       Response Time Black to White
24 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 8 ms rise
↘ 16 ms fall
The screen shows good response rates in our tests, but may be too slow for competitive gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 32 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is similar to the average of all tested devices (25.6 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
44 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 24 ms rise
↘ 20 ms fall
The screen shows slow response rates in our tests and will be unsatisfactory for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.9 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 64 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is similar to the average of all tested devices (41 ms).

Screen Flickering / PWM (Pulse-Width Modulation)

To dim the screen, some notebooks will simply cycle the backlight on and off in rapid succession - a method called Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) . This cycling frequency should ideally be undetectable to the human eye. If said frequency is too low, users with sensitive eyes may experience strain or headaches or even notice the flickering altogether.
Screen flickering / PWM not detected

In comparison: 52 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 9254 (minimum: 43 - maximum: 142900) Hz was measured.

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AdobeRGB Coverage
AdobeRGB Coverage
 

Performance

Processor

Cinebench R15
CPU Single 64Bit
Lenovo S21e-20 80M4004MGE
Intel Pentium N3540
42 Points ∼19% +50%
HP x360 310 G1
Intel Pentium N3540
42 Points ∼19% +50%
HP Stream 11-r000ng
Intel Celeron N3050
28 Points ∼13%
CPU Multi 64Bit
HP x360 310 G1
Intel Pentium N3540
156 Points ∼4% +174%
Lenovo S21e-20 80M4004MGE
Intel Pentium N3540
155 Points ∼4% +172%
HP Stream 11-r000ng
Intel Celeron N3050
57 Points ∼1%
Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
28 Points
Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
57 Points
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System Performance

PCMark 8 - Home Score Accelerated v2
HP Stream 11-r000ng
HD Graphics (Braswell), N3050, 32 GB eMMC Flash
1487 Points ∼24%
Lenovo S21e-20 80M4004MGE
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), N3540, 32 GB eMMC Flash
1468 Points ∼24% -1%
Asus Transformer Book T100TAL-DK021P
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Z3735D, 64 GB eMMC Flash
1127 Points ∼18% -24%
Medion Akoya S2218
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Z3735F, 64 GB eMMC Flash
1027 Points ∼17% -31%
PCMark 8 Home Score Accelerated v2
1487 points
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Storage Device

HP Stream 11-r000ng
HD Graphics (Braswell), N3050, 32 GB eMMC Flash
Medion Akoya S2218
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Z3735F, 64 GB eMMC Flash
Lenovo S21e-20 80M4004MGE
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), N3540, 32 GB eMMC Flash
Acer Aspire Switch 10E SW3-013
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Z3735F, 32 GB eMMC Flash
Asus Transformer Book T100TAL-DK021P
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Z3735D, 64 GB eMMC Flash
CrystalDiskMark 3.0
-22%
-3%
-17%
-41%
Write 4k QD32
13.21
8.734
-34%
10.96
-17%
11.16
-16%

10.38
-21%

5.61
-58%
Read 4k QD32
46.51
37.24
-20%
51.99
12%
42.66
-8%

39.38
-15%

32.03
-31%
Write 4k
13.16
9.817
-25%
11.12
-16%
9.46
-28%

8.37
-36%

4.187
-68%
Read 4k
18.25
15.25
-16%
19.35
6%
16.49
-10%

15.56
-15%

14.32
-22%
Write 512
59.93
58.71
-2%
50.09
-16%
66.45
11%

46.4
-23%

45.93
-23%
Read 512
165.8
98.4
-41%
166.6
0%
150.6
-9%

83.91
-49%

81.96
-51%
Write Seq
76.57
52.67
-31%
69.05
-10%
88.41
15%

54.68
-29%

46.9
-39%
Read Seq
154.2
140.2
-9%
175.5
14%
167.6
9%

90.67
-41%

95.71
-38%
32 GB eMMC Flash
Sequential Read: 154.2 MB/s
Sequential Write: 76.57 MB/s
512K Read: 165.8 MB/s
512K Write: 59.93 MB/s
4K Read: 18.25 MB/s
4K Write: 13.16 MB/s
4K QD32 Read: 46.51 MB/s
4K QD32 Write: 13.21 MB/s

Graphics Card

3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance GPU
HP Stream 11-r000ng
Intel HD Graphics (Braswell), Intel Celeron N3050
375 Points ∼1%
Lenovo S21e-20 80M4004MGE
Intel HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Intel Pentium N3540
230 Points ∼0% -39%
Asus Transformer Book T100TAL-DK021P
Intel HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Intel Atom Z3735D
183 Points ∼0% -51%
Acer Aspire Switch 10E SW3-013
Intel HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Intel Atom Z3735F
181 Points ∼0% -52%
3DMark 11 Performance
412 points
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Emissions & Energy

Max. Load
 41.9 °C
107 F
42.7 °C
109 F
27.6 °C
82 F
 
 39.8 °C
104 F
38 °C
100 F
27.2 °C
81 F
 
 29.6 °C
85 F
28.5 °C
83 F
27.2 °C
81 F
 
Maximum: 42.7 °C = 109 F
Average: 33.6 °C = 92 F
28.7 °C
84 F
40.3 °C
105 F
41.3 °C
106 F
27.2 °C
81 F
36.8 °C
98 F
38.6 °C
101 F
26.5 °C
80 F
27.2 °C
81 F
29 °C
84 F
Maximum: 41.3 °C = 106 F
Average: 32.8 °C = 91 F
Power Supply (max.)  33 °C = 91 F | Room Temperature 22.8 °C = 73 F | FIRT 550-Pocket
(±) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 33.6 °C / 92 F, compared to the average of 30.7 °C / 87 F for the devices in the class Subnotebook.
(±) The maximum temperature on the upper side is 42.7 °C / 109 F, compared to the average of 35.8 °C / 96 F, ranging from 22 to 57 °C for the class Subnotebook.
(±) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 41.3 °C / 106 F, compared to the average of 40.2 °C / 104 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 26.5 °C / 80 F, compared to the device average of 30.7 °C / 87 F.
(+) The palmrests and touchpad are cooler than skin temperature with a maximum of 29.6 °C / 85.3 F and are therefore cool to the touch.
(±) The average temperature of the palmrest area of similar devices was 28.6 °C / 83.5 F (-1 °C / -1.8 F).
Heat emissions - High Load - Above
Heat emissions - High Load - Above
Heat emissions - High Load - Below
Heat emissions - High Load - Below
Heat emissions - Idle - Above
Heat emissions - Idle - Above
Heat emissions - Idle - Below
Heat emissions - Idle - Below

Speakers

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2039.140.639.12536.535.536.53136.833.436.84038.532.438.55037.831.837.8633833.6388039.330.839.310041314112541.528.341.516043.627.843.620045.327.545.325050.125.350.13155724.65740058.62458.650058.923.458.963060.722.360.780064.421.664.4100063.220.963.2125060.220.560.2160060.719.960.7200065.719.765.7250068.819.768.8315068.719.768.7400062.719.562.7500063.519.663.5630060.919.460.9800061.619.561.61000066.719.366.71250067.719.367.71600067.219.267.2SPL76.832.876.8N38.41.938.4median 60.9median 20.5median 60.9Delta5.42.55.435.335.132.931.831.83236.535.132.428.93328.936.328.848.32761.52752.924.860.92462.822.763.32269.521.267.82174.82075.919.472.718.97117.770.117.86917.671.817.668.117.671.417.673.717.670.417.571.617.671.617.669.617.459.717.583.630.662.51.5median 69.6median 17.84.62.440.940.640.938.635.538.639.333.439.338.932.438.940.931.840.941.733.641.743.530.843.543.23143.24528.34546.827.846.850.327.550.356.125.356.162.924.662.962.82462.860.523.460.558.222.358.260.721.660.76420.96464.120.564.163.619.963.663.119.763.163.519.763.56619.76666.719.566.769.819.669.874.219.474.272.419.572.474.519.374.57319.37368.719.268.780.532.880.546.91.946.9median 63.5median 20.5median 63.54.72.54.7hearing rangehide median Pink NoiseHP Stream 11-r000ngApple MacBook 12 (Early 2016) 1.1 GHzHP x360 310 G1

Frequency diagram in comparison (Checkboxes above can be selected!)
Value 1: Pink Noise 100% Vol.; Value 2: Audio off

Power Consumption

Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 0.22 / 0.4 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 3.1 / 4.8 / 5.1 Watt
Load midlight 11.9 / 12.3 Watt
 color bar
Key: min: dark, med: mid, max: light        Metrahit Energy
Battery Runtime
NBC WiFi Websurfing Battery Test 1.3
8h 35min

Pros

+ Cheap with Windows
+ Run times
+ Matte surfaces
+ Decent keyboard
+ Good microphone
+ No fan

Cons

- Limited storage space
- No maintenance possibilities / non-removable battery
- Poor viewing angles

Verdict

In review: HP Stream 11-r000ng. Test model provided by notebooksbilliger.de
In review: HP Stream 11-r000ng. Test model provided by notebooksbilliger.de

The HP Stream 11-r000ng is a handy, mini subnotebook for a small budget. In contrast to most competitors, the model has decent input devices. The keyboard is especially comfortable to use. Although this is not a ThinkPad-level keyboard, it is still reliable and not as bad as the ones in the AKOYA S2218 and the Lenovo S21e-20. The run time is a good 8 hours and matches the offering of the AKOYA S2218. The Lenovo S21e-20 is the only model which lags behind at 4:22 hours.

The microphone assists with good recordings. The webcam is weak, but thanks to the good mic the device can be used comfortably for Skype calls. The subnotebook offers sufficient performance for office programs and online games. Thankfully, the overall performance is decent due to the eMMC storage. It matches the performance offered by the Lenovo S21e-20 (PCMark 8 Home). Furthermore, it trumps models which use an Intel Atom by 20-30%.

Sadly, the user cannot install many programs due to the limited storage space available (14 GB free) and if the user needs extra space, they must use a MicroSD card or a cloud storage service.

Limited storage space - that does not make the Lenovo S21e-20 a better pick. The test model offers a faster processor in the Pentium N3540 and the entire package costs 190 Euros (~$209) with a Windows 10 license. We also tested the Medion Akoya S2218 with an Intel Atom Z3735F (but 64 GB flash storage). The 11.6-inch device offers an IPS panel with a resolution of 1920x1080 pixels and is available for 230 Euros (~$253). The Acer Cloudbooks are also an alternative. They use weaker processors and have even smaller storage devices. The Acer Aspire One 14 AO1-431-C6QM would be a viable candidate at 240 Euros (~$264). This 14-inch device has a processor similar to that of the Lenovo S21e-20. Both of these models use a TN panel which has poor viewing angles. The Akoya S2218 is an exception in this section with its high-quality IPS screen. However it does use a weaker processor.

HP Stream 11-r000ng - 07/10/2016 v5.1
Sebastian Jentsch

Chassis
62 /  98 → 63%
Keyboard
75%
Pointing Device
79%
Connectivity
32 / 80 → 40%
Weight
74 / 35-78 → 91%
Battery
91%
Display
76%
Games Performance
38 / 68 → 55%
Application Performance
40 / 87 → 46%
Temperature
91 / 91 → 100%
Noise
100%
Audio
50 / 91 → 55%
Camera
38 / 85 → 44%
Average
65%
80%
Subnotebook - Weighted Average

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