We have some good news for those of you who are already on the lookout for laptop deals this Summer and have one eye on the upcoming 2014 Holiday sales for laptops that will inevitably cause a state of panic in the US.
This year may be a little different though, as Microsoft are planning to introduce a new strategy which could change the way you do your shopping this year. The company has announced that they will be releasing a $199 HP laptop called the Stream.
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This HP Stream laptop is going to directly compete with Google’s popular and affordable Chromebook and Microsoft are hoping that they will be able to take a slice of the pie by offering a Windows package that consumers simply can’t pass up.
It gets better though as those that are looking for a cheap tablet in 2014 will soon be able to pick up a HP Stream 7-inch and 8-inch laptop that Microsoft says will be available for just $99.
That is unbelievable pricing by today’s standard but obviously the key information that we are yet to find out is HP Stream laptop specs. Just exactly what can you expect to get though, for an HP Stream laptop price of $199 or $99 on top of Windows 8 for that kind of money?
If Microsoft can offer specs akin to that of the ultra-popular Nexus 7 from Google then they could have a winner on their hands. Either way, we think that it’s great that this option will be available before the Black Friday 2014 sales begin.
We know just how crazy things can get when frantically searching for Black Friday ads, then physically heading into your nearest Walmart or Best Buy, so you may want to keep a close eye on Microsoft’s $199 secret weapon over the next few months.
If the specs are acceptable, would you consider getting one and effectively make your Black Friday shopping event a less stressful one? There’s no HP Stream laptop release date window yet but we’ll let you know when further details are released.