14.0-Inch diagonal HD SVA bright View WLED-backlit Display (1366 x 768)
Intel Celeron N4000 Processor, dual-core, 1.1 GHz Base frequency, up to 2.6 GHz burst frequency
4 GB DDR4-2400 SDRAM (not upgradable)
64 GB eMMC
Battery life: up to 14 hours and 15 minutes (video playback), up to 11 hours and 30 minutes (wireless streaming)
The HP Stream 14-cb159nr has a 14-inch display with a 1,366-by-768-resolution, which does a nice job showing clear visuals and text.
The Stream 14-cb159nr uses a 1.6GHz Intel Celeron N4000 processor with integrated Intel HD graphics and 4GB memory. That doesn't sound too impressive, but remember that it's a dual-core processor and the system's 64GB eMMC flash storage does help speed things along. During testing, I was able to reboot quickly and launching most programs was only a matter of seconds.
Its performance is far much better than budget laptops that use traditional spinning hard drives including the Dell Inspiron 15 (Non-Touch). Essentially, the Stream 13 is best at day-to-day tasks, but can handle the occasional photo or video edit, as long as you have some time to finish each task.
Storage comes in way of 64GB on an on-board eMMC solid-state drive (SSD) and 4GB of system memory. After the initial setup, you'll have around 47GB on the drive free. Still, the 64GB doubles the 32GB we've previously seen on most Chromebooks. If you need to supplement the 64GB storage, you can do locally using either a USB drive or via the system's microSD slot. As mentioned earlier, HP includes a one-year subscription to 1TB of online cloud storage on Microsoft OneDrive and use of Office 365 Personal with the system.
After the first year, you'll have to subscribe on a yearly or monthly basis. Still, for that first year, you'll have fully functional copies of Access, Excel, Outlook, OneNote, PowerPoint, Publisher, and Word. The license also includes one install of Office on your phone and on one tablet as well.
Should you buy it?
Yes. If Windows is a must have and you're shopping for college on a budget, the HP Stream 14-cb159nr makes for an excellent choice.
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