HP Stream Won’t Be As Cheap As Promised Dylan Duarte September 8, 2014 Google’s Chromebook initiative has resulted in other companies looking to release their own budget laptops in an attempt to grab a piece of the poor college student and starving artist market. Asus just released their EeeBook X205, an 11.6-inch laptop with decent specs for $199. Microsoft is getting in on the fun too with the HP Stream that we wrote about back in August. The problem is that the Stream was supposed to match that $199 price point but instead has ended up costing $100 more. The HP Stream is equipped with a 14-inch 1366 x 768 display, 2GB RAM, an AMD A4 Micro processor, and 32GB of storage with a MicroSD slot for added space. On top of that, those picking up the HP Stream will get two years of 100GB OneDrive online storage. It will come in a variety of pretty colors once it hits shelves on September 24th. So what happened to Microsoft wanting to take on Chromebooks? $299 isn’t a staggeringly high price, but it is 50% more than the advertised price point and we are talking about consumers on a budget. That extra $100 bucks you’d save from not picking up an HP Stream could go a long way towards paying other expenses. via The Verge Share This With The World!