HP’s ‘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 latest Stream laptop will debut for $299 instead of $199, despite Microsoft COO Kevin Turner promising otherwise.

HP officially unveiled its 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…

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