HP Stream 14-z010nr Quad Core Laptop with Beats Audio, Silver Review

HP Stream 14-z010nr Quad Core Laptop with Beats Audio, Silver Review

HP Stream 14-z010nr Laptop
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Natural silver HP Stream 14-z010nr is a new 14 inch laptop with a quad core AMD A4 processor, surprising gaming performance for even modern games, Solid State Drive for running fast and Beats Audio with quad speakers, a fanless design, is slim and lightweight and well-built- feels rather solid, good for daily computing- for fun or study.

HP Stream 14 is offered with the quad core AMD A4 6400t (2 MB Cache) at 1.0 GHz base speed up to 1.6 Ghz with Turbo function and no hyper threading but it already has four threads and you can run more apps at once, 2 GB DDR3L SDRAM for OK multitasking at this budget level- will do the job, 32 GB Solid-State Drive- eMMC storage that helps start up very fast and 100GB OneDrive Cloud Storage included for 2 years for quite a bit of your important files and you can access them quickly wherever you are, considering the 32GB is not a lot for storage and about half of that is taken up by the 64-bit version of Windows 8.1 operating system and recovery partition so you have about 16GB left and of course the Cloud storage.

14 inch diagonal high definition BrightView WLED-backlit display with 1366x768 pixels maximum screen resolution and AMD Radeon R3 graphics, Beats Audio with a total of four speakers offers pretty good- rich and immersive sound for such a budget laptop and HP Connected Music lets you listen to radio playlists and the latest songs ad-free for a year, front facing HP TrueVision HD webcam with integrated microphone for clear and vibrant live chats on Skype and it comes pre-installed on the PC. Gaming performance is quite surprising on this computer and the fact that it has 3D multimedia capabilities. The screen quality is decent but don’t expect it to be like Full HD displays and you’re not paying the price tag for that either.

HP Stream 14-z010nr Quad Core Laptop with Beats Audio, Silver Review
Brushed aluminium metal finish- deck and lid good-looking HP Stream with beautiful modern design is sleek, light and ultra-thin- weighs only 3.86 pounds with measurements of 9.45 x 13.54 x 0.70 inches, has a fanless design and works quietly. It has a full-size island style eye-catching keyboard with the imagepad supporting multi-gestures in the middle without separate left and right click button- the whole surface is clickable and without 10-key numeric pad but the keys are spaced out for accurate and comfy typing. Battery life is up to 6.5 hours from its 3-cell, 32 WHr Li-ion polymer battery. It doesn’t have a DVD drive- which contributes to its slim and lightweight design but 802.11bgn wireless, Bluetooth 4.0, 2 x USB 2.0 ports, 1 x USB 3.0 port, 1 x Audio-out Port, 1 x HDMI port, 1 x headphone/microphone combo, 1 x microSD media card reader..

Conclusion: Sleek and premium looking HP Stream 14-z010nr comes with the 1-year limited hardware warranty support for parts and labour as well as pick-up and return service. It is an Energy Star certified machine and hence the longish 6.5 hour battery life. 30 day trial version of McAfee LiveSafe, HP apps like HP Connected Music, HP Connected Photo and HP CoolSense, Cyberlink Media Suite and Skype are pre-installed. Nice to have the flash memory for snappier performance plus Cloud storage rather than the regular slower HDD and has the HP SimplePass to give you quick access to all your accounts with a single password. Beats Audio with four speakers is beyond what you’d expect from such a low-cost PC. Performance overall is good, especially in gaming- actually better than its web browsing and computing, it is able to play some of the modern day games at higher resolutions.

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