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HP Stream 13-c020nr

Specifications

HP Stream 13-c020nr
HP Stream 13-c020nr (Stream Series)
Processor
Intel Celeron N2840 2 x 2.2 - 2.6 GHz, Bay Trail-M
Display
13.30 inch 16:9, 1366 x 768 pixel, glossy: yes
Weight
1.5 kg ( = 52.91 oz / 3.31 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
Price
300 Euro

 

Price comparison

Average Score: 76.67% - good
Average of 3 scores (from 5 reviews)

Reviews for the HP Stream 13-c020nr

80% HP Stream 13
Source: Computer Shopper English Archive.org version
The Stream 13 offers solid battery life, a good enough screen, a better than good enough keyboard, and capable connectivity in an attractive (if slightly garish) and highly portable package. It's even more likable than the Stream 11. 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.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/10/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
HP Stream 13 Review: Chromebook Killer?
Source: Notebooks.com English Archive.org version
A $200-$230 computer is appealing. The price may grab headlines, but the slow performance, substandard storage total, minimal RAM, and mediocre display should make potential buyers pause before hitting the ‘buy’ button. The machine will only please a small segment of the population who like the idea of a Chromebook, but find ChromeOS limiting because they use one or two Windows programs they can’t live without. My wife fits that group. She can’t imagine living without Microsoft Publisher to create fliers and worksheets for her classroom. For that reason alone the HP Stream 13 makes sense. She doesn’t need more power or storage and loves the look and built quality.
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 01/20/2015
70% HP Stream 13
Source: Laptop Mag English Archive.org version
For those who prefer Windows OS, the HP Stream 13 offers better software flexibility than Chromebooks for a comparable price. For $230, you get more high-quality apps that can run offline, plus a comfortable keyboard, strong speakers and fairly smooth performance in a fun design. The two things that hold this system back are its dim display and below-average battery life (though 6.5 hours is decent).
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/19/2014
Rating: Total score: 70%
HP Stream 13 Review: A Low-Cost Windows Alternative to Chromebooks
Source: Recode English Archive.org version
The HP Stream 13 is a bargain Windows laptop with some nice surprises, like a solid design and decent battery life. It’s a nice alternative for those who might be turned off by the limitations of a Chromebook. Just realize that the Stream 13’s low cost comes with some compromises.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 12/18/2014
80% HP Stream 13 (13-c020nr)
Source: PC Mag English Archive.org version
The HP Stream 13 is a great laptop for the money. It reverses the conventional wisdom that you have to pay a premium for an ultraportable laptop, and it undercuts the pricing of most of our recent Chromebook review units by anywhere from $20 to $100. It's quicker than other Windows PCs at or above its $230 price tag, thanks to a relatively speedy eMMC SSD. If you have constant Internet access or a spare $12 to $40 for a 64GB microSD card, you won't have to worry about running out of room on the 32GB SSD.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/24/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%

Comment

Model: Despite rather low retail price, the HP Stream 13 is a new ultra-portable laptop with a basketful of surprises. The Stream 13 comes in 2 unique gradient of colors, Horizon Blue and Orchid Magenta, which looks pretty sweet and eye catching to conventional laptops. The chassis is made of plastic rather than aluminum to reduce weight, though it still feels solid unlike other low cost laptops such as the Chromebooks. At only 0.77 inch (1.96 cm) thick and 3.33 pounds (1.51 kg), it is easy on the back and fits well on the lap or into an airline tray table. The Stream 13 has a 13.3 inch display with a 1366 by 768 resolution. The picture quality is decent, though limited in max brightness and viewing angle.

Storage is a double edged sword. The Stream 13 uses a 32 GB solid state drive, which makes it run pretty fast, but is not really practical for storing any reasonable amount of data. Users are encouraged to use the Microsoft OneDrive online cloud storage system, with free service in the first year, though there is always the old fashion way of external hard disks. Battery life on the Stream 13 is amazing at over 9 hours, sufficient for an entire day of work without going back to the plug.

Intel HD Graphics (Bay Trail):

Integrated GPU for tablet and notebook Bay Trail SoCs. Based on the Ivy Bridge GPU with four Execution Units and support for DirectX 11.

Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


N2840: Soc with an integrated dual core Atom processor clocked at up to 2.58 GHz and an Intel HD Graphics GPU.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


13.30":

There are hardly any tablets in this display size range anymore. For subnotebooks, on the other hand, it is the standard format.

The advantage of subnotebooks is that the entire laptop can be small and therefore easily portable. The smaller display also has the advantage of requiring less power, which further improves battery life and thus mobility. The disadvantage is that reading texts is more strenuous on the eyes. High resolutions are more likely to be found in standard laptops.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


HP: Founded in 1939, the US company is a major server and printer manufacturer and one of the leading IT companies in the world. Until 2015, the company was called Hewlett-Packard Company. After a split, the computer division was renamed HP Inc.

In 2023, HP had an approximate market share of 22% of global PC sales, making it number 2 after Lenovo.


76.67%: This rating is not earth-shattering. This rating must actually be seen as average, since there are about as many devices with worse ratings as better ones. A purchase recommendation can only be seen with a lot of goodwill, unless it is about websites that generally rate strictly.


» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

 

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Current Prices
Stefan Hinum, 2014-12-19 (Update: 2014-12-19)