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Saturday, 14 September 2019

6 Unique Qualities of HP Stream 14 Notebook: Buy Guide, Reviews, Specs & Price

After six years of using my slimmest laptop; Azus Notebook Eeebook, I had to replace a faulty charging port. The port was so glued tightly to the motherboard that to change the port, the motherboard might require replacement too.

Well, don’t think I lost so much to that. I replaced everything at N15,000 at computer village and got it sold there for N35,000.

I sold it because I thought it’s high time I tasted something else from Azus.

I looked around for something that won’t cost me much. I had a less than $200 (N90,000) budget. Yet, I didn’t want something too common.

If you know me, I go for uncommon and unique things and mostly at affordable prices I can bargain for.

All I could find at the end was ASUS Vivobook. That wouldn't do what I wanted in all.

I know I can install all my needed apps from Play Store, yet I needed a computer that can accept a few windows applications, printer and scanner.

But to say the truth, I’ve fallen in love with Asus products and this ASUS Vivobook is wow.

If you love an 11.6-inch laptop, go for it.

But that could cost me about 7k more than my budget.

I kept my search to the budget. Don’t forget something - unique, powerful, long lasting, beautiful, eye-catching etc – all for N90,000 or less.

I finally got it!

It’s HP Notebook Stream 14

If you’re hearing about this for the first time, try me it’s all for you if you’re a student, lecturer or business person.

HP has always won my heart. I had been using their machines for a decade or more. But they didn’t win my heart in designing elegant laptops at budget prices until now.

Unique Qualities of HP Stream 14 Notebook: Reviews, Specs & Price
HP Stream 14 Notebook

If you must surprise friends with a beautiful machine, you’ll have to go above N200,000 for such HP laptops. Else, you will be forced down the line to their usual designs. You know what I meant?

But HP Stream 14 got HP off the dust in this category of a less priced computer with premium look and utilities.

Check Out HP Stream 14 Specifications

  • Operating System: Windows 10
  • Intel Celeron
  • 4GB 1333MHz DDR3L SDRAM
  • 32GB eMMC
  • 14Inch HD WLED-backlit screen(1366x768)
  • 1 SuperSpeed USB 3.0, 2 Universal Serial Bus (USB) 2.0
  • 1 HDMI, 1 Headphone-out/

Don’t buy specifications?

Like me too, some people don’t fancy configurations of a laptop. Even if your computer has 10GB of RAM, you won’t notice unless you throw more than enough work at it.

Whereas some people are average users, who can’t even exhaust a 2GG RAM capacity, why would they fancy your 10GB?

HP Stream 14, got it all, got more for you.

1. Design

Talking of the design. I personally ordered for a blue color but a purple friend was sent to me. It makes me royal. This is the second laptop I will buy that my customers will ask for the price without asking for the configurations.

Stream 14 Purple

You see, if you have a beautiful girlfriend, people will forget to ask if she’s well cultured or not.

2. Keyboard

One other thing I fell in love with is the keyboard touch and feel.

I was coming from Azus which I missed a lot before buying this for the keyboard feel. Having got this now, I hardly remembered I used Azus once.

Don’t mind me – it took away my missing experience of typing with keyboards that lures you to continue working all days.

3. Screen/Display

HP Stream 14 has a bigger screen; from 11” to 14” (Asus Notebook to HP Stream)

I don’t like bigger things anyway, but this laptop is making me falling in love with bigger display again. You can’t imagine a 14-inch laptop that looks exactly like 14 but when using it, you feel it’s 15.6”.

4. Battery Again!

I usually used my laptops for 3 years at most before selling it out. But I used my last friend for 6 years. If you’re curious to know why, it married me with its battery capacity.

My last Asus could last up to 10 hours when browsing the net.

You'll be surprised!
I concluded it’s not only because of the battery capacity but for the smaller screen.

This could be the reason I wanted Asus again before buying HP Steam 14.

Mr. Stream won here again.

What I can say for reality is the battery lasts forever.

I work in a power-ready office, yet I care not for charging most of the times. I have a machine that won’t warn me for low battery until I’m ready to leave for home in the evening.

I can guarantee you an 8 to 9 hours of internet usage on this mini laptop daily.

One more and the great thing about Steam 14 battery; you can charge your flat battery up to 50% in just 30 minutes.

Isn't that the best choice for a student or a businessman?

5. Need Talks on Configurations?

I’ve said I wouldn’t bother myself about configuration but if you care to hear something, here you go.

Do you know what makes you think about the size of your laptop RAM, processor clock and hard drive?
  • You remember you have a slower processor when a launched application takes a decade to open. 
  • You nag about RAM when you can’t engage more than two software at ago on your laptop.
  • You’re forced to worry about your ROM/Hard disk size when you copy all the world movies and music on your system.

I use my Stream 14 for online works, registrations for students and clients, blogging and saving some important files. That’s why my Hard disk will never complain.

Moreover, I only keep important things in my head, why not on my computer too?

Stream 14 RAM has never let me down, no matter what I throw at it. The processor, if continues working like this may let me use this system for more than 5 years.

6. Price

I told you I can find anything at the right price.

You won't believe it if  I tell you, with Stream 14, I can still retain N20,000 from my budget.

I don't how HP did this, it is obvious they have students and middle class in mind when they're producing these notebooks.

The last year I bought a laptop of this configuration and at such a price (for a client) was 2016 and in 2019, I can still spend less than the price of small my phone for a laptop.

Curious to know the actual price now? It's in the last paragraph.

The Let-downs

Webcam
I don’t use Webcam most often or take nice shots with my laptops. I get a phone to do just that.

The Camera of Stream 14 is nothing superb. If you must use it for online chats, you will still enjoy it. However, I don’t think you will want to use it for something more.

Earpiece/Microphone Port
I had to try two different headphones on my laptop before I can be sure that the port was not a fake from the factory.

It seems it’s selecting headphones.

This could be a fault on my unit though, yet I love telling you about that too.

Bonus To My Order

When I ordered mine, it came with some goodies, you may be lucky to have that too if you order now.

My laptop was delivered with a wired mouse and a 32GB pen drive.

Where to Buy and at What Price?

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