HP Unveils New Budget-Minded Windows 8 Devices

HP Unveils New Budget-Minded Windows 8 Devices

HP just unveiled a new line of budget-minded Windows 8 devices. The Stream product line includes two laptop computers and two tablets. The entry level tablet will sell for $99 and the entry level laptop for $199. Needless to say, this move indicates HP wants to be a player in the sub-$100 tablet and sub-$200 netbook arenas.

The Stream tablets are available in two sizes, 7″ and 8″. Both run the Windows 8.1 operating system and sell for $99 and $149 respectively. This gives HP two options in the sub-$150 price range. On the notebook front, both models feature an Intel Celeron processor, 32 GB of flash storage, and all the standard wireless radios. The larger model will have a 13.3″ screen, while the smaller model will have an 11.6″ display. They will retail for $229 and $199 respectively.

Will these new devices and others like them help increase sales for Windows 8?

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