HP's $200 Windows 8.1 Stream laptop now on sale, comes with $25 Windows store credit

In July, Microsoft COO Kevin Turner held up an HP Stream laptop running Windows 8.1 at WPC14 and said that the device would cost $200 and launch before the holidays. The day of its launch is today - HP's new Stream 11 is now on sale and you can grab it from Amazon.

It's worth remembering that this is a low-end machine and is designed to excel at basic computing tasks like email and web browsing. If you need to do anything more intensive than that, it is best to spend a little bit more and get a machine with higher specs.

If you need a refresher on the tech specs, you can check them out below.

According to the Amazon page, it looks like the laptop will come with a $25 Windows Store credit as well. The machine already includes one free year of Office 365 Personal too which comes with unlimited OneDrive storage

This device, along with many other low-cost Windows devices, are part of Microsoft's ongoing effort to combat cheap laptops and tablets running Chrome and Android, as the Google-powered products have increasingly cut into Windows market share. Microsoft has made a large push for cheaper Windows devices by removing the license fee for tablets with screens smaller than 9 inches and introducing a free version of Windows that bundles Bing search.

View: HP Stream 11Thanks for the tip Paul!

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