If looking for a value laptop for college, this HP model should be at the top of your list. It’s affordable, light, and has ample storage for all your school activities.
The HP Stream is equipped with Intel Celeron N4000 processor whose maximum speed clocks at 2.6 GHz. This means it can only perform non-demanding day-to-day tasks like light web browsing, watching movies, and operating Microsoft Office programs.
The laptop offers a decent storage space. It has 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB eMMC solid-state drive, enough to process small file sizes. If opening large file sizes, however, you might want to supplement it with a MicroSD slot or a USB drive.
Apart from the microSD card slot, the laptop comes equipped with a headset jack, HDMI port, two USB 3.1 Gen 1 ports and one USB 2.0 port. HP Stream laptop also supports wireless connectivity via its Bluetooth 4.0 and standard 802.11 ac combo.
The laptop runs for 14 hours and 15 minutes on a full charge, but it might last longer if using it for light computing tasks.
This HP Stream affirms Microsoft’s resolve to develop budget laptops that can compete with Chromebooks. As such, you don’t need to purchase an ultraportable at a premium.