Wednesday, 24 December 2014

HP Stream 7 Review

The HP stream is a budget Windows 8.1 tablet that is the perfect entry level windows tablet. Especially as Microsoft are doing a year of office for free even if you’ve previously had an Office subscription in the past.

The Stream 7 is capable of running games from the Windows store, it plays Game Dev Tycoon FIFA 15 ultimate Team & Asphalt 8 Airborne flawlessly. The Spotify Desktop app, Paint dot net also work flawlessly.

Even though there is only 32GB of internal Storage it is expandable up to 64GB by adding a 32GB Micro SD Card, but could quite possibly take larger SD cards. You can also add external HDD’s or flash drives using a USB OTG cable. The Micro SD slot is accessed by removing the removable back cover of the Tablet.

Contents of HP Stream 7 box

The 2 megapixel rear camera takes ok pictures in good lighting conditions, but due to the lack of LED flash pictures taken in low light conditions show considerable graining. The 0.3 megapixel front camera isn’t of good enough quality to use for anything other than for video chats on Skype & maybe even good enough for use for Google Hangouts, but for use as a selfie Camera or Vlogging Camera for YouTube then I’d ether attempt to use the rear camera or use a phone or iPod Camera.

The full spec can be found here.


The HP Stream 7 is an excellent Tablet for the money, and I’d recommend it as a first Windows Tablet, or for anyone that wants a small portable device with all the benefits of Windows without having the weight of size of a Laptop or Ultrabook.


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