HP has announced the launch of a Windows 8.1 tablet dubbed HP Stream 8 in India. This new slate with support for 3G connectivity is priced at Rs 16,990. The same has been listed on the official HP store in the country without any detailing regarding its announcement.

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The HP Stream 8 was unveiled in September 2014 alongside its 7 inch variant called the HP Stream 7. At the time of global announcement, the HP had priced the Stream 7 and Stream 8 at $99.99 and $149.99 respectively.

As mentioned above, the HP Stream 8 is a 3G enabled tablet with a single SIM card slot and it runs on Windows 8.1 preinstalled. The slate boasts of an 8 inch HD IPS anti-glare display with a resolution of 1280×720 pixels and incorporates an Intel Atom Z3735G quad core processor clocked at 1.8 GHz. This processor is backed by Intel HD graphics unit and 1 GB of RAM.

For the imaging aspects, the HP Stream 8 flaunts a 5 MP primary camera at its back with auto focus, but it lacks LED flash for enhanced low light performance. At the front, the slate from HP uses a 2 MP selfie camera. There is 32 GB of internal storage capacity that can be extended externally by another 32 GB with the help of a micro SD card.

Connectivity features of the HP Stream 8 include 3G HSPA+, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS with A-GPS and GLONASS. The slate draws its energy from a 4,000 mAh battery, but the backup rendered by the same remains unknown. Also, the Stream 8 tablet is comes with free Microsoft Office license for a year and 1 TB of OneDrive cloud storage space.

Key Specs

Model HP Stream 8
Display 8 inch, 1280×720
Processor 1.8 GHz Quad Core Intel Atom Z3735G
RAM 1 GB
Internal Storage 32 GB, Expandable up to 32 GB
OS Windows 8.1
Camera 5 MP/ 2 MP
Battery 4,000 mAh
Price Rs 16,990