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[Microsoft Store] HP Stream 14 - $199

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Hugh wrote: (Didn't you give up on this notebook?)

It's not who is using the notebook ("business traveller"), it is what they are doing. Tell us what they (you?) are thinking of doing.

Some uses work, some probably don't. Which matter and which don't?

Think of this like buying a car. Would a Mini work or do you need an SUV? Or maybe you have both.

For me, this machine would work as a tertiary computer, after my desktop and my serious notebook. It's surprising how often you don't need a high-capacity computer.

It amazes me how much more powerful this notebook is than the computer I started on Image
Not a laptop, not a desktop, but it did include a desk.
You're one of our more mature RFDers, Hugh. Both in humility, experience, and it appears... age (respectfully).

I speak for myself. I can see this laptop being an adequate thin client for remotely accessing more powerful processing units off-site. If that's an offensive diminution, I apologize, but I try to be frank, my friend.
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How are people arguing about a $199 device that's literally named the Stream, that is a cheap option for basic internet, music, and streaming? On sale? FFS
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ajdeals wrote: How are people arguing about a $199 device that's literally named the Stream, that is a cheap option for basic internet, music, and streaming? On sale? FFS
Even after win 10 speedup registry edits it's slow lol. Especially in chrome with a lot of tabs open..boots up win10 in about 10s tho
*SIG: Ryzen R5 2600 cpu w/ ASrock B450M OCd to 4.0ghz@1.265v stock cooler 16gb ram win10 pro w/radeon rx460 rogers Gigabit<< xb1 gamertag: mikka2017 >>
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mikka2017 wrote: Even after win 10 speedup registry edits it's slow lol. Especially in chrome with a lot of tabs open..boots up win10 in about 10s tho
What I respect about you mikka is that you cut your own honest path. Sometimes that means disagreeing with me, other times it means agreeing with the reality of the situation.

I'm increasingly sold on this device as a thin client access to better-equipped remote systems, that FHD IPS screen is rare on a laptop at this price.
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200$ for a FHD screen + Windows is always a good deal
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Can you still use Xbox gift cards on the Microsoft store? Costco has them discounted at 10% off

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ajdeals wrote: How are people arguing about a $199 device that's literally named the Stream, that is a cheap option for basic internet, music, and streaming? On sale? FFS
Welcome to RFD. The only way this thread wouldn't generate argument is if the product was free.

Even still, it will still get heated around here.
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drdtyc wrote: Here a video showing how to swicth out of S mode:
should just come with full windows to skip the step heh
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Just FYI, you will need to unlock the battery remaining time in Bios in order to show battery remaining time on windows for this laptop.

Now mine show 13 hours remaining with 91% battery.

Same way to if you need to lock Fn key.
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divx wrote: should just come with full windows to skip the step heh
It just occurs to me that the model number is 14-cb161. With Windows 10 in S mode (apps from Windows AppStore only) preinstalled and Office 360 subscription included (i.e. cloud based documents), I am inclined to think that this laptop is sold as a Chromebook look alike with Windows 10 as the engine.
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Can anyone confirm if yours DOESN'T have a back light bleed issue?
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mikka2017 wrote: haven't tried linux in years. since redhat lol..plus the hp is for my moms use...mainly youtube
Linux could be a good choice for your mom. A good distro comes with all apps she needs and more. Also no need to install antivirus software.
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Two questions:

Anyone know if this will be in stock again?

And anyone know if you can install CentOS.

Learning a lot of sys ops stuff for Redhat, instead of using an instance or virtualizing, would be nice to have a full time laptop.

Fastest way to learn imo.
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Alkhemist wrote: Two questions:

Anyone know if this will be in stock again?

And anyone know if you can install CentOS.

Learning a lot of sys ops stuff for Redhat, instead of using an instance or virtualizing, would be nice to have a full time laptop.

Fastest way to learn imo.
Ubuntu 18.04.3 LTS works faultlessly out of the box on this HP Stream 14.

I suspect CentOS will also do.
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drdtyc wrote: Ubuntu 18.04.3 LTS works faultlessly out of the box on this HP Stream 14.

I suspect CentOS will also do.
Did you install ubuntu side by side with windows? Also how much space did you allocate for ubuntu? Thanks.

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