If you’re looking for an affordable Windows 8.1 slate, there’s no need to pick one up from Asian companies, since HP has you covered. Granted, this device may still be made by an Asian company like Huawei… Anyway, now you can preorder the HP Stream 7 in the UK, priced at just 99 quid.

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It will come with Office 365 and 1 TB of OneDrive storage bundled and overall the price is a bargain. This one is certainly no productivity tablet, but rather a lower end device, meant for email checking, Office work and video playback. We’re talking about a 7 incher after all and Windows 8.1 with Bing as the OS. If you preorder from the Microsoft Store, you’ll get the Signature Edition, which means the device is free of all HP bloatware.

Specs here include a 1280 x 800 pixel resolution, 32 GB of storage, 1 GB of RAM and those who preorder will get their device around November 17th. Inside this slate there’s an Intel Atom Z3735G processor and a battery that should give you up to 8 hours of juice. You can pick up a device like this from here, if you live in UK.

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  • Rumin8

    It sounds very impressive but one thing puzzles me. It is that the Intel web site says that the max physical RAM this CPU can use is 1 GB, which is the amount of RAM that this tablet has. But it also says this is a 64-bit CPU. Can I presume that it is running in 64-bit mode? If so, then 1 GB is tiny. My laptop has a few IE tabs open and a few Metro apps running, and is currently using almost 5 GB! On the other hand, could it be that the CPU is being used in 32-bit mode? Even then, 1 GB is not a lot of RAM. But I assume it must be running in 64-bit mode, because otherwise why even have such a mode on a CPU that can only handle 1 GB RAM? The only other possibility is that Windows 8.1 With Bing is somehow very economical on RAM. Can anyone provide some enlightenment?