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Get an HP Stream 13 laptop and gift card for $199 shipped

Last week I shared what was arguably the best laptop deal of the entire year, an 11.6-inch Asus EeeBook for $139.99. (It's now back up to its $179.99 regular price -- still a pretty smokin' buy, if you ask me.)<p>If you liked the idea of a low-cost, Chromebook-style laptop but didn't relish squinting …

HP Stream 11 Review: A $200 Windows Laptop That’s Worth the Price

The Netbook Is Resurrected—and Refined—With Google’s Chromebook in Its Crosshairs<p>Microsoft and H-P are giving away a brand new laptop. Well, practically giving it away.<p>The HP Stream 11 runs a full version of Windows 8.1 yet costs only $200. But wait, there’s more: It also comes with a free year of …

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HP Stream

<b>The Good</b> The HP Stream 11 looks good for such an inexpensive laptop, battery life is excellent, and it includes a year of Microsoft Office 365 and 1TB of OneDrive online storage.<p><b>The Bad</b> Even running a few tasks at once can slow it down. The touchpad is often finicky, and the onboard 32GB SSD is too …

What do you get from a $199 PC? More than you might expect

HP's new dirt-cheap Windows laptop looks like a Chromebook and is practically the same dimensions as a MacBook Air. Just don't call it a netbook.<p>When …

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HP Stream 11 review: a $200 Windows laptop meant to be a Chromebook killer

It's no secret that people like Chromebooks. That can't be good news for Microsoft, which used to <i>own</i> the market for cheap computers. Not one to take this sort of encroachment lying down, Microsoft came out with a lower-cost version of Windows 8.1 that PC makers could use to build small, lightweight …