At the time, many thought that the era of netbooks irretrievably gone. However, despite the gradual blurring the line between small laptop and large plates, you can still see the market compact devices that are in demand among the students, as well as those who often travels to various trips and should be able to, for example, to work on my way. An example of this notebook is HP Stream 11 review. This is not just a laptop for those who are important to work or study, but also those who love to stand out and not be a gray mouse. It’s no wondering the designers made the device in a bright blue color. Externally, the laptop is really catchy at first glance, but if he can impress his abilities?
Design: HP Stream 11 review
The laptop HP Stream 11 review has a very noticeable, one might even say, a gay appearance, which mainly emphasizes the bright blue coloring called “cobalt blue”. There are other elements, conferring design attractiveness, for example, and a beautiful grinding on the working surface. However, the rest of the chassis it is not, and can only be seen from outside the company logo, but this notebook does not lose. By the way, the laptop is assembled well, except that the plastic just a little flex in the lid. In addition, the matte surface used here is much more practical gloss.
If we look at the frame around the screen, then it can be seen from three sides, thin rubber strips, while the longest is at the top, on a webcam. Their direct task is protecting the screen from touching the keyboard when the notebook is closed. As we see in HP Stream 11 review this point enough thought. However, the width of the frame too big, maybe a lot of it is not to your taste. As regards the bottom then it is integral, the legs provided thereon for abutment and speaker grilles.
Dimensions HP Stream 11 review quite small, they make 300h205.7h18.4 mm. The laptop weighs 1.18 kilograms, which is optimal for frequent travel.
Display, sound, webcam: HP Stream 11 review
Laptop HP Stream 11 review selected 11.6-inch display with a native resolution of 1366×768 pixels. He beautifully conveys the color and the brightness level of 260 cd / m2 enough for many tasks. In addition, the screen has good visibility, but, anyway, will have to adjust the angle of inclination. But the matt finish here can be very useful; will not have problems with glare.
Unfortunately, the laptop HP Stream 11 review speakers are not able to please a good sound. Firstly, not enough volume, and at its maximum distortion can be heard. Of course, their contribution has made the location, because grating, behind which are hidden speakers are on the bottom, so the sound is partially lost. Secondly, there is no low frequency, and the average sound too flat. Unfortunately, setting DTS Sound + not really improve the sound quality, if, of course, do not plug in the headphones.
The camera in the laptop has a resolution of 1 megapixel, which, of course, enough to make video calls via Skype. Incidentally, the HP Stream 11 review provides a bi-directional microphone and also supports noise. So communicating with colleagues or friends, nothing will stop. At the same time, expect more, for example, a clear picture, make a webcam, it is not necessary.
Keyboard and Touchpad: HP Stream 11 review
The keypad buttons cannot be ignored in the blue color of the working area, given that they are white, coated with dark markings. The surface of the flat keys, but press them comfortable, especially since the returns quite clear. And the standard mode is ideal for those who do not like to change and get used to the changes. As for the size of buttons, it is small. Especially reduced two keys of the switch unit, so if you make a mistake, you can control the cursor. In general, the keyboard is convenient for typing.
The touchpad in the HP Stream 11 review called HP Imagepad, located under space. We cannot say that he is a big, albeit, at the expense surface, it is more than ever in a notebook of this form-factor. The touch surface responds to commands not always quickly, and scrolling is carried out smoothly enough. By the way, clicking in the area of the left and right keys worked a couple of times is not entirely correct. But dragging, zooming performs well. As a result, the decision to switch to the use of the mouse may be more optimal.
Performance: HP Stream 11 review
On the laptop, HP Stream 11 review (N8J54EA) preinstalled Windows 10 Home 64-bit version. The filling device can see the energy-efficient processor Intel Celeron N3050 (Braswell), built on 14-nm technology. CPU has two cores, each running at a frequency of 1.6 GHz, rising to 2.16 GHz. Volume 2 cache level is 2 MB. About Celeron N3050, it can say that it will be enough computing power for web surfing, office tasks.
The system includes on-chip Intel HD Graphics (Braswell), which supports DirectX 11.2. Graphics has only 16 unified threads, clocked at up to 700 MHz. Performance is not too high, and will play mostly old toys. Of course, in this regard, to the HP Stream 11 no complaints, because it is not designed for such tasks.
For data storage provides a total of 32 GB eMMC. Also, the manufacturer provided an opportunity to use cloud OneDrive, where at your disposal will be 100 GB for two years. As for memory, then its volume is 2 GB (DDR3L), which is sufficient for simple everyday tasks.
Ports and Communications: HP Stream 11 review
The laptop HP Stream 11 review ports are located on the left and right edges. On the right, you can see the slot for charging, card reader microSD, as well as HDMI and USB 3.0.
If you look at the opposite side, it can accommodate a combined audio jack, USB 2.0, Kensington lock slot. The rear panel is completely empty.
The HP Stream 11 review provided a combined module Wi-Fi 802.11 b / g / n and Bluetooth 4.0.
Battery: HP Stream 11 review
The notebook HP Stream 11 review is equipped with the 2-cell lithium-ion battery that has a capacity of 37.69 Wh. A fully charged battery missing no more than 5 hours if you operate in a low load.
Conclusion: HP Stream 11 review
Considered as a whole like a laptop, but with the caveat that his mission – to perform simple tasks. HP Stream 11 review made in a nice design, it is compact and therefore quite convenient for frequent trips. The filling device will help to cope with a variety of simple calculations, and a small set of ports – seamlessly connect multiple mobile devices. As for the display, with the 11.6-inch diagonal and suitable for her resolution of 1366×768 pixels is quite comfortable to use the Internet or work with documents. Given that the cost of the laptop does not exceed $ 300, he did not hesitate, you can purchase at least as an assistant for the study.