And in the news now, we have the US computer and technological company; Hewlett-Packard to be fueling Microsoft’s battle with Google’s Android in the field of low-cost devices with the first Windows-based Stream tablets, starting at a price of only about $99.99 which converted to the Indian currency, stands out to be a little over 6000 rupees.
We believe that the 100 dollar tablet from HP should have a 7-inch screen, and if you add an extra 50 dollars then you’d get the Stream 8, which has an 8-inch screen. Moreover, HP is also announcing the launch of the new Stream laptops which have been given the nickname of a “Chromebook killers” — including an 11.6-inch model starting at $199.99 and a 13.3-inch model starting at $229.99.
It’s quite clear what the intentions of Microsoft are and looks like it has taken up an ally on its side (pretty similar to Google making ties with Micromax and Spice in the Android One category). With the inexpensive Stream devices, HP is literally helping Microsoft to compete with Google for a larger market share in the market of inexpensive tablets and laptops.
Interesting thing is though that HP also sells Chromebooks so it’s a bit confusing whose side is HP for but it seems though as if HP wants to offer a range of products to meet different needs. Still it would seems as if HP’s putting their legs in different boats (or not? Who knows?) for the time being.
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