You\u2019ll want the best netbook and the best laptop for the job if you\u2019re a student (or worker) on the go. One solid option is the HP Stream. This 11.6-inch laptop is powered by the Intel Celeron N3060 dual-core processor with an Intel HD Graphics 400 graphics card. Offering enough battery life to make it through the day, the Stream is an excellent choice for people who need a durable netbook workhorse.\r\n\r\nWhy We Like It - HP Stream Laptop\r\nThis HP Stream laptop review covers everything great about this netbook, from its variety of available color options and technical specs to the one year of access to Office 365 & OneDrive that\u2019s included when you purchase a Stream laptop.\r\n\r\nPower & Performance\r\nThe specs on the Stream are decent for a notebook. While it lacks the power for heavy gaming or 3D editing, it should be adequate for basic word processing tasks and video streaming. The Celeron N3060 processor runs 1.6 GHz (up to 2.48 GHz), working hand-in-hand with the Intel HD Graphics 400 graphics card and 4 GB of DDR3L-1600 RAM. The visual performance isn\u2019t crystal clear (mainly due to the low resolution of the TN panel), but it will be fine for work\/school use. If you prefer a touchscreen device instead, take a look at our Lenovo 300e review).\r\nBattery\r\nLike most laptops, the Stream comes with a laptop charger (45 W AC adapter). Internally, this little network is powered by a 2-cell, 37.69 Wh Li-ion battery, which provides it with enough battery life to get you through the day. HP claims the average battery life is 10.45, but you can realistically expect to get between 7 to 8 hours per charge (if you\u2019re interested in a longer-lasting device read our HP Spectre x360 13 8th gen review). Unfortunately, this netbook doesn\u2019t have any quick-charging technology so you may have to plug it in if your workday runs long.\r\nPorts & Expandability\r\nConnection options are fairly limited on this netbook. You won\u2019t find anything new like a Mini DisplayPort or a USB-C plug, but it does have one USB 3.1 port, one USB 2.0 port, an HDMI port, and a 3.5mm audio jack. Internal storage is not a strong point of this device. After Windows 10 is installed on the 32 GB of eMMC storage you will only have about 15 GB of usable storage left. Fortunately, the Stream does have a microSD port so you can use that to store larger files.\r\nBuild Quality\r\nThe Stream may be a lower budget device but it\u2019s built fairly well. Both the keyboard and the body have minimal flex, and the keyboard itself is high-quality. The trackpad, although sensitive, is a good size relative to the netbook. The high-definition TN panel is surrounded by giant, unsightly bezels on all four sides. Fortunately, the screen is covered with an anti-glare coating that takes away from the poor viewing angles. The bottom-facing internal speakers offer decent performance, and the MicroSD card slot sits nearly flush to the body (which reduces the potential of snagging during travel).\r\nValue\r\nIf you want this netbook, be prepared to spend nearly $400 (for a cheaper option, check out our HP Chromebook 14 review). Included in this price are a full year of Microsoft Office 365 and 1 TB of cloud storage with OneDrive. You do get a limited warranty from HP but sadly there aren\u2019t any protection plans available for this netbook. The device scores a 3.7 out of 5 stars based on 1,476 Amazon reviews, so the lack of a protection plan may present an issue later on. Still, for the money, this netbook provides a decent value.\r\nHP Stream Laptop Wrap Up\r\nIn this HP Stream laptop review, we covered the capabilities and limitations of the Stream. If you\u2019re looking for a basic work\/school device that\u2019s not a Chromebook, then the Stream could be a good choice for you. On the other hand, if you\u2019re looking for a fully-capable multi-purpose laptop, then we would suggest you look into a laptop with higher specs.