The Age of Affordable! HP is the latest company to partner up with Microsoft and launch budget tablets, with the HP Stream 7 slate arriving to the party in style.
Up until now we have seen a number of Chinese company launch their affordable solutions, or you can say white label Chinese companies. But key players are not far behind. Toshiba was one of the first big name manufacturers to roll out such a device, the Encore 2 which retails for $199.
And now a new slate running Windows 8.1 with Bing has just been spotted.
It is the HP Stream 7, which comes with a 7-inch display and houses an Intel Bay Trail processor. The European listing prices this at €179 ($234), but the US and international prices are expected to be a few steps lower.
The device might sell for the $199 mark when it launches in the United States.
A roundup of the remaining hardware specifications? A 1280 x 800 pixels display, an Intel Atom Z3735G processor with 1GB of RAM and 16GB storage capacity come standard. And as the image above shows, the slate lacks a front facing camera, though it comes with a rear snapper.
HP has designated the Stream moniker for its budget lineup of device, it seems. Last we heard, the HP Stream 14 laptop was being readied for launch, again, for the sweet price of $199.
The Age of Affordable is well and truly here!