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Stream 7 runs Skyrim…barely

For a sub hundred dollar PC, we don’t expect it to perform like a gaming desktop. Rather, we are surprised that it runs a game like Skyrim at all.

Game Stuffs has a video showing Skyrim running on the Stream 7. It averages 20-25 frames per second at a very low resolution, but this is still remarkable considering hundred-dollar hardware.

In the comments, Game Stuffs tells us that the Stream 7 will not run GTA4. The Stream 7 will run GTA3, Vice City, and San Andreas though.

Using the HP Stream 7 with Guitar Rig

HP Stream 7+guitar rig logo

A subject near and dear to my heart. Running a super portable PC like the HP Stream 7 with a powerful software driven guitar effects processor like Native Instruments’ Guitar Rig. Now we are cooking.

One of the first things I set out to do after unboxing my new Stream 7, was fire up NI Guitar Rig and see how this little Intel Atom performed. My setup: Continue reading Using the HP Stream 7 with Guitar Rig

HP Stream 7 Known Issues

HP Stream 7

The HP Stream 7 is a great value. It’s modest tech specs coupled with it’s very low price, make it a great value for anyone looking to have an extremely portable PC at their disposal, throw in some accessories and you have a potent little rig at your disposal for under $150.

However, the Stream 7 is not without its faults. Let’s look at some of them here. Continue reading HP Stream 7 Known Issues

Enabling OTG USB and Power Simultaneously on HP Stream 7

USB Y cable

The HP Stream 7 is a great little tablet PC for the money. Unfortunately, there are some limitations. One such restriction is the lack of a full sized USB port. This means that if you want to connect any “real” usb devices, you’ll need to use an USB OTG cable.

But what if you want to power a USB device, like an external hard drive, or an audio interface? Well, you’ll need to do this little trick to power your HP Stream 7 and enable the USB communication between the Stream 7 and the USB device.

Note: It seems worth mentioning that the Stream 7 won’t actually charge in this configuration, but it will power it. Whether there is very little drain to battery or no drain at all, remains to be seen. But at the very least, you will get many hours out of your Stream 7 with minimal to no drop in battery. Continue reading Enabling OTG USB and Power Simultaneously on HP Stream 7

HP Stream 7 Tech Specs

HP Stream 7 flat

Many of you are interested in knowing the HP Stream 7 tech specs. Here they are according to Microsoft’s website:

Tech specs


7 in HD IPS touchscreen (800 x 1280), 5-finger multi-touch support


Intel Atom Z3735G quad core 1.33 GHz with Burst Technology up to 1.83 GHz


1GB DDR3L-RS 1333 MHz

Hard drive size


Operating system

Windows 8.1 with Bing, 32-bit

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Essential accessories for HP Stream 7


I’ve been using my HP Stream 7 for a little over a week, and I wanted to share a short list of accessories that will help you get the most out of your Stream 7.

Keyboard Case

It’s important to protect your Stream 7 from minor bumps and drops. And to do that effectively, you need a case. I opted to go with this Fintie Keyboard Case, as not only does it fit the Stream 7 very snugly, it also comes with a Bluetooth keyboard.
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