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Topic # 154784 7-Nov-2014 13:29
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I've had my eyes on this since it was announced and it's now up for pre-order on Amazon. You can get it shipped here direct for $110 USD / $145~ NZD

I'm still waiting on reviews but it has everything you might need for a cheapie

 

  • 1280x800 7 inch IPS display
  • Pretty much the same chipset as my Asus T100 (never had any real performance nags with it)
  • Windows 8.1 (it's just a shame the Windows store isn't anywhere close to Android/iOS)
  • One year Office 365 worth $70 on its own
  • microSD slot
More accurate specs: HP Stream 7 on HP Store 

HP Stream 7 on Amazon

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  Reply # 1170840 7-Nov-2014 13:35
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Anything in particular you like about it?

Full Windows in a (large) pocket sized device might be very compelling for some people.  The 32Gb of flash will be very limiting if this is running full Windows 8.1.




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  Reply # 1170842 7-Nov-2014 13:38
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Full Windows in a (large) pocket sized device might be very compelling for some people.  The 32Gb of flash will be very limiting if this is running full Windows 8.1.


With microSD slot though can bump up storage.

Very tempting at that price for a tablet to have lying around that's a good size bigger than the phone.




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  Reply # 1170845 7-Nov-2014 13:43
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Yeah the storage and memory bandwidth are probably the biggest drawbacks. However there is a way to mount an SD card as permanent storage

It's the value of it seems pretty impressive. But then again I'm not sure what Chinese Android tablets are like in this price range



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  Reply # 1170869 7-Nov-2014 14:01
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I guess they support flash etc fine, would be ideal for streaming etc potentially

 

Also seems good value for the 1 year 1TB OneDrive plan & Office 365 sub

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  Reply # 1170903 7-Nov-2014 14:56
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You can get netflix + twitch (via gamestreams) in windows apps - great for that.

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  Reply # 1170915 7-Nov-2014 15:11
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P1n3apqlExpr3ss: Yeah the storage and memory bandwidth are probably the biggest drawbacks. However there is a way to mount an SD card as permanent storage

It's the value of it seems pretty impressive. But then again I'm not sure what Chinese Android tablets are like in this price range


Yes, but does mounting a second drive as a folder adds to the total space in the primary drive, or just make it accessible as a folder?

If it doesn't, then the only advantage is for installing programs. I currently have a 64GB microSD on my ASUS tablet and basically have just OneDrive pointing to it. Nothing else was needed. Ah, and if you do use a microSD as storage, make it encrypted with BitLocker. You cannot create a BitLocker drive on Windows 8.1 but can read it. You need to use Windows 8.1 Pro to create it.








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  Reply # 1170944 7-Nov-2014 15:31
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P1n3apqlExpr3ss: Yeah the storage and memory bandwidth are probably the biggest drawbacks. However there is a way to mount an SD card as permanent storage

It's the value of it seems pretty impressive. But then again I'm not sure what Chinese Android tablets are like in this price range


Yes, but does mounting a second drive as a folder adds to the total space in the primary drive, or just make it accessible as a folder?

If it doesn't, then the only advantage is for installing programs. I currently have a 64GB microSD on my ASUS tablet and basically have just OneDrive pointing to it. Nothing else was needed. Ah, and if you do use a microSD as storage, make it encrypted with BitLocker. You cannot create a BitLocker drive on Windows 8.1 but can read it. You need to use Windows 8.1 Pro to create it.




From what I've read in the guide it adds to the total space by creating a folder within C:/ which references the SD card. So C:/mySDCard would link to it

Here's a thread with some users who have received theirs, I haven't found anything else
http://forums.windowscentral.com/general-tablet-discussion/320675-hp-7-stream-arrived-today.html

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  Reply # 1171465 8-Nov-2014 19:45
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P1n3apqlExpr3ss: I've had my eyes on this since it was announced and it's now up for pre-order on Amazon. You can get it shipped here direct for $110 USD / $145~ NZD

I'm still waiting on reviews but it has everything you might need for a cheapie

 

  • 1280x800 7 inch IPS display
  • Pretty much the same chipset as my Asus T100 (never had any real performance nags with it)
  • Windows 8.1 (it's just a shame the Windows store isn't anywhere close to Android/iOS)
  • One year Office 365 worth $70 on its own
  • microSD slot
More accurate specs: HP Stream 7 on HP Store 

HP Stream 7 on Amazon


Ha was about to post this yesterday too 

Ordered myself one, considering office 365 personal retails in NZ for $119 I would say this is a fantastic buy, 1gb of ram would be the only major downside.

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  Reply # 1171486 8-Nov-2014 21:13
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Another discussion and abit of a user review:
http://hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=1839608

 

He states it does not have a micro sd card slot (but it does).



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  Reply # 1171506 8-Nov-2014 21:53
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Stan: Another discussion and abit of a user review:
http://hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=1839608
He states it does not have a micro sd card slot (but it does).


Good find, I found this one below. Some of them mentioned the back cover is really hard to get off so that may explain the microSD card slot comment

http://forums.windowscentral.com/general-tablet-discussion/320675-hp-7-stream-arrived-today.html

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  Reply # 1171603 9-Nov-2014 11:57
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iirc office 365 is pre-installed and does not come with a product key so basically whatever Microsoft account you sign in to/register when starting the tablet that's probably the account office 365 will likely be linked to. Then once you have that sorted you can use that account to sign in and download office 365 for PC/mobile via the official sites.

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  Reply # 1171613 9-Nov-2014 12:29
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I ordered one. Ended up being $147 NZD. hopefully it takes more than 32gb sd




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  Reply # 1171616 9-Nov-2014 12:33
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I love Windows on that form factor. I've got a Dell Venue 8 Pro which I don't use as much as I should, but it's a great device.



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  Reply # 1171690 9-Nov-2014 16:28
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I really want to know if you can put a 64GB microSD in it




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  Reply # 1171737 9-Nov-2014 18:07
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If there's a microSD slot then it's likely the case. Even my old ASUS Windows 8 tablet supports 64GB - I'm using it for my OneDrive storage.





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