HP Stream Cloudbook 14" Netbook model: 14-AX010CA or 14-AX030CA

HP Stream Cloudbook 14

Quick Description

This small Netbook is a great portable companion to a stronger computer. It's strong enough to stay connected while away from home while being very easy to carry and quite versatile thanks to it running Windows.

It won't impress with its performance and is not for the multi-tasker, but it's a great way to free yourself from your desk with minimum expense.

This is a good laptop for...

Other Considerations

Here are a few things about this laptop which could come as a surprise. For each point, you will find how to fix it (if it's an issue) and how much to budget for it. Not every point below will be a concern, but hopefully, we can keep your surprises to a minimum.

No Optical Drive. If you still use CDs, DVDs, or Blu-Ray disks on a regular basis, you will need an external drive to read them with this laptop.$30-$150

No Number Pad. If you primarily work with numbers, the lack of a number pad on this laptop could be inconvenient. You have the option of using an external number pad to remedy that, especially if you only need it on occasion.~$20

Limited Workspace. The included screen has a lower resolution than the typical TV or computer monitor. This could hinder your ability to multi-task, especially if you work with multiple windows at once. On the plus side, things will tend to be displayed larger on screen if your eyesight is challenging.
This is easy to fix on a desk by connecting to an external monitor, but hard to address anywhere else.

Assuming you are starting over fresh, you can expect to spend $90 on accessories, for a total cost of $440.

Currently Exclusive to Amazon for $345

Based on 721 days of observation, the HP Stream Cloudbook 14" Netbook usually costs ~$300 in Canada. The lowest price on record for this laptop is $244.99.

Scroll down to find charts comparing the HP Stream Cloudbook 14" Netbook to similar devices, to see how well it runs your favorite apps and to find where it can be bought from.

Pricing

History

Here's how this device has been priced up to now:

Here are a few Canadian retailers who currently sell this product:

Product prices and availability are accurate as of the date/time indicated and are subject to change. Any price and availability information displayed on Amazon at the time of purchase will apply to the purchase of this product.

Specs

Here's how the HP Stream Cloudbook 14" Netbook ranks compared to similar devices. The more stars there are, the better (except for the price row).

Laptops

Bang for the Buck0.5/5
Versatility for the Price4/5
Price0.5/5
Durability0.5/5
Power0.5/5
General-purpose power0.5/5
Graphical power0/5
Memory1/5
Storage0.5/5
Portability3.5/5
Autonomy3/5
Ease of MaintenanceN/A

Netbooks

Bang for the Buck2.5/5
Versatility for the Price2.5/5
Price2/5
Durability1.5/5
Power2.5/5
General-purpose power2.5/5
Graphical power0.5/5
Memory4/5
Storage3/5
Portability2/5
Autonomy1.5/5
Ease of MaintenanceN/A

All Smart Devices

Bang for the Buck1/5
Versatility for the Price4/5
Price0.5/5
Durability1.5/5
Power0.5/5
General-purpose power0.5/5
Graphical power0.5/5
Memory1.5/5
Storage1/5
Portability3/5
Autonomy2/5
Ease of MaintenanceN/A

The Meaty details

The Specs

Operating System: Windows
Processor: Intel Celeron N3060
Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 400
Memory: 4.00 GB
Storage: 32.00 GB
Screen Size: 14"
Screen Resolution: 1366×768(111.94ppi)
Dimensions: 33.70 × 22.60 × 1.79 cm
Weight: 1.44 kg

The features

  • Built-in Media Card Reader
  • Fixed storage: Solid State (very fast)
  • Webcam / Front-Facing Camera / Selfie Cam
  • HDMI
  • USB 2
  • USB 3.1
  • Ethernet 10
  • Ethernet 100
  • 3.5mm Headphone+Microphone combo jack
  • Built-in Microphone
  • Built-in Speakers
  • Bluetooth 4
  • Wi-Fi a
  • Wi-Fi ac
  • Wi-Fi b
  • Wi-Fi g
  • Wi-Fi n
  • USB Type-A
  • Multiple Monitor Support
  • Built-In Keyboard

What it's capable of

Here are the tasks this computer can handle and how easily it'll breeze through it. A 5-star rating means it should handle the task at a professional level, a 1-star rating means it can do it, but it likely won't be a pleasant experience.

Activities it will handle

  • Web & Communication

    The basics 5/5
    Design Websites 0/5
  • Audio & Visual medias

    The basics 2/5
    Music Production 0/5
    Drawing and Illustrations 2/5
    Photo Editing 0/5
    Video Editing 0/5
  • Texts & Numbers

    The basics 2/5
  • Video Games

    Casual and Mobile Games 0/5
    Enthusiast Games 0/5
    Triple-A Video Games 0/5
  • 3D and CAD

    The basics 0/5

Programs, Apps and Games it will handle

Activity ratings are good but sometimes, you want to be absolutely sure your next purchase will be able to run a specific piece of software.

A 1 star rating means the program'll be usable (according to the developer's own definition; some are more demanding than others); 3 stars mean recommended specs are met with this device; 5 stars will means you will have plenty of overhead to handle uncommon uses of that program like mods, plug-ins and more.

Web & Communication (4 / 4)

Texts & Numbers (5 / 6)

Drawing and Illustrations (3 / 8)

Audio & Visual medias (1 / 2)

3D and CAD (0 / 8)

Music Production (2 / 7)

Photo Editing (1 / 3)

Video Editing (0 / 8)

Video Games (4 / 17)

Enthusiast Games (2 / 47)

Triple-A Video Games (1 / 48)

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