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A new notebook has joined HP’s Stream 14 (Display Monitor Vol 21 No 33), with a similar thin and light design and minimal local storage.

Available in two sizes (11.6″ and 13.3″), the HP Stream features up to 1TB of cloud storage via Microsoft OneDrive; a year’s subscription to Office 365 Personal; and a $25 gift card for use in the Windows App Store. Additionally, owners of the larger size can choose to receive 200MB of 4G data allowance each month, without an annual contract, for the life of the product. In Europe, this is 250MB of 3G data. Touch is also available on the Stream 13.

Both notebooks have a fanless design and dual-core processors. The 11.6″ unit will run for up to 8 hours and 15 minutes on battery, while the 13.3″ will last for 7 hours and 45 minutes.

Resolution on both is 1366 x 768. They have a 32GB SSD but Windows 8 is pre-installed, leaving little room for other software. An Intel Celeron processor is used.

HP will begin to sell the Stream 11 and 13 in November, for $200 and $230, respectively.