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HP’s first ‘Chromebook killer’ isn’t as cheap as Microsoft promised

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Microsoft launched its own price assault on Chromebooks earlier this year, promising a $199 HP Stream PC and cheaper windows tablets in general. While Asus has managed to create its own $199 Windows laptop, HP’s first entry in a line of Stream laptops will debut for $299, despite Microsoft COO Kevin Turner promising one will cost $199.

HP officially unveiled its first Stream laptop today, and it includes a 14-inch (1366 x 768) display, 2GB of RAM, and 32GB of storage. Unlike Asus’ 11.6-inch Intel alternative, HP’s Stream will be powered by an AMD A4 Micro processor with a fanless design. There’s a variety of bright colors, and even a microSD slot to boost the available storage, and Microsoft is giving away 100GB of OneDrive space for two years with each HP Stream sale. HP’s first Stream will be available on September 24th.

Correction: HP is planning a line of Stream laptops, including the $199 option previously mentioned by the company, not just one, as this article originally stated.