HP Stream 13-c020nr
Average of 3 scores (from 5 reviews)
Reviews for the HP Stream 13-c020nr
Source: Computer Shopper
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%
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
Source: Laptop Mag
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%
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
Source: PC Mag
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%
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.
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.
Above all, this display size is used for subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles. For all three types, this size is quite large. The biggest variety of subnotebooks is represented with this size.
Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
This weight is typical for big tablets, small subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 10-11 inch display-diagonal.
HP: The Hewlett-Packard Company, founded 1935, commonly referred to as HP, is a technology corporation headquartered in California, United States. HP specializes in developing and manufacturing computing, storage, and networking hardware, software and services. Major product lines include personal computing devices, enterprise servers, related storage devices, as well as a diverse range of printers and other imaging products. Other product lines, including electronic test equipment and systems, medical electronic equipment, solid state components and instrumentation for chemical analysis. HP posted US $91.7 billion in annual revenue in 2006, making it the world's largest technology vendor in terms of sales. In 2007 the revenue was $104 billion, making HP the first IT company in history to report revenues exceeding $100 billion.
Up to 2015, the company was named Hewlett Packard Company. After a split, the computer range was renamed to HP Inc.
In the laptop segment, HP was the world's largest manufacturer from 2014 to 2016 with a market share of 20-21% from 2014 to 2016, but they only exceed Lenovo by a small margin as of recently. HP is not present in the smartphone sector (as of 2016).
76.67%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.
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