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HP Stream 7
« on: February 13, 2015, 12:59:01 AM »
Testing my new toy.  I figured a tablet made more sense than a Kindle.


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Re: HP Stream 7
« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2015, 01:00:49 AM »
BTW, it was $79 and being the "Signature Edition", no added extras.  Buy HP Stream 7 Signature Edition Tablet - Microsoft Store


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Re: HP Stream 7
« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2015, 08:55:13 AM »
Testing mine too...

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Re: HP Stream 7
« Reply #3 on: February 13, 2015, 11:12:39 AM »
Does your wife's stylus work with it and, if so, what kind is it?  I increased the display size but still fat-finger too much so think a stylus would make a difference.


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Re: HP Stream 7
« Reply #4 on: February 13, 2015, 01:13:32 PM »
Yes, her stylus is working.   Have to ask her what kind it is... I see no markings on it.   I didn't change the display size... it's definitely small at times.

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Re: HP Stream 7
« Reply #5 on: February 13, 2015, 01:19:47 PM »
If you have a Five Below store, I bought a stylus there for $3. It is also a pen. I didn't want to spend $20 for a stylus.
I've seen the same stylus, or very close to it for $10 - $15 elsewhere.

Next you'll want a bluetooth keyboard. We'll talk when you're ready to buy one.   :grin:

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Re: HP Stream 7
« Reply #6 on: February 13, 2015, 11:35:49 PM »
I installed Sumatra for reading some ebooks that I have but am finding it difficult with my fingers to use the menu so figure a think stylus is probably in order.  I saw some with pens, another with not only a pen but a flash light and laser pointer too.  I really don't need anything except the stylus.  It will be nice to have with my phone too.  I was looking at these two:

http://www.amazon.com/Bargains-Depot-C2-AE-0-18-inch-Rubber-Series/dp/B00D5GC78O/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top?ie=UTF8
http://www.amazon.com/Precision-Universal-Capacitive-Replaceable-Detachable/dp/B0092KRAXY/ref=pd_cp_cps_0

Since I have Amazon gift certificates available to use I was also looking at:

http://www.amazon.com/i-UniK-Stream-Tablet-Windows-Processor/dp/B00PCRE7M8/ref=sr_1_1?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1423877560&sr=1-1&keywords=HP+Stream+7+case+stylus which includes a stylus.

I thought of you, plodr, when I saw this one because I recall you mentioning an OTG cable in at thread at FL:
http://www.amazon.com/Infiland-Folio-Leather-Stream-Tablet/dp/B00PY06UAA/ref=sr_1_33?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1423877222&sr=1-33&keywords=HP+Stream+7+case+stylus

Thoughts on the stylus or covers?


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Re: HP Stream 7
« Reply #7 on: February 14, 2015, 02:00:22 AM »
I'd go for either of the last two because one of them comes with an OTG cable and the other comes with a stylus so you are getting 2 things for one price. (The miser in me always look for a bargain.

An OTG cable would allow you to add a powered USB hub and use a full size keyboard, mouse, USB stick, large external portable hd.
I've tested all those things on mine.

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Re: HP Stream 7
« Reply #8 on: February 14, 2015, 09:51:02 PM »
I decided to go for the last one since it includes the OTG cable and I thought that might come in handy.  Besides, it is a bit lighter than the other one and the whole object of the tablet is to be a very light weight device but the case will help protect it.  I added in a 2-pack of 0.18" styluses that includes 6 replaceable tips for $5.99 and I still have a gift card balance. 

It seems ky331 and I were not the only ones to take advantage of the price.  Fellow MVP, Richard Hay did also.  Here are the articles he's written so far:

HP Stream 7: Unboxing and Initial Thoughts
Installing Windows 10 Technical Preview on the HP Stream 7


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Re: HP Stream 7
« Reply #9 on: February 15, 2015, 12:15:04 AM »
Looks good. Enjoy your new tablet and the extras.

My hubby always laughs at how one new piece of hardware generates the need to buy more "things" for it.

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Re: HP Stream 7
« Reply #10 on: February 15, 2015, 11:24:41 AM »
This is my first tablet, so there are many things I have to get used to.  But initially, I'd have to say I'm very impressed with what this machine seems capable of doing  :D

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Re: HP Stream 7
« Reply #11 on: February 15, 2015, 03:09:28 PM »
I love mine. It's Android so I had to learn the ins and outs of it. I also managed to find an e-book for Dummies (Android Tablets) available as a free download from a tech site and that filled in lots of gaps for me.

I bought mine specifically to take pictures. Neither my husband nor I own or want to own smart phones. (I pay $80/year for cellphone per phone and since the unused money keeps accumulating, that is more than enough for us).
When my sister-in-law fell because of a pothole in a restaurant parking lot, her daughter took a picture of her injuries with her phone. That got me thinking that I should have something in the car to take pictures, if needed. I didn't want to get a smartphone and pay $35 and up every month for something we have no use for so a tablet seemed like the smart choice for my situation.