The Stream 7 and Stream 8 from HP will soon roll out with Windows 8.1 and very low prices.
Each will be powered by quad-core processors from Intel, but HP hasn’t specified which chips will be used. The company has also kept the tablets’ other features under wraps, even though both are scheduled for release next month.
HP did reveal that both models will come with a free year of Office 365 Personal, 1 TB of Microsoft OneDrive storage, and 60 minutes of Skype each month.
Additionally, the HP Stream 8 will be equipped with 4G and come with 200 MB of free data each month, without an annual contract. It’s unknown which carrier(s) the tablet will support, but T-Mobile is a strong possibility because it’s the only U.S. telecom that offers 200 MB per month of free data to all tablets that can connect to its LTE network.
As reticent as HP has been about some specifications, it has revealed pricing details: The HP Stream 7 will retail for $99.99 and the HP Stream 8 will go for $149.99.
This will make them part of a new generation of low-cost Windows tablets, alongside the Toshiba Encore Mini ($120) and the Acer Iconia Tab W ($150).