HP Stream Mini Review
Back in the '90s, you could buy a bargain-brand Gateway or eMachines PC for about $400. They were everywhere. Everybody's grandma got in on the action. They were also, objectively, pretty crappy computers. That's more true now than ever. Why? Because now we have the $180 HP Stream Mini. That's why.
Remember that cheap notebook HP put out a few months back that punched way above its $200 pricetag? The similarly named HP Stream 11? It's like that, but in the form of a tiny, 2.9-pound desktop. Its processor is a little newer (a more efficient Haswell chip) and it lacks the portability of a laptop, but the same rule applies: more bang for your buck than you were probably expecting. At $180, there's a lot to love. Let's talk about what and why.