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  1. lokhor's Avatar
    There is a TouchPal keyboard available for Windows 8.1 that apparently has Swype
    11-11-2014 04:13 PM
  2. FuzzyLogician's Avatar
    In case anyone is interested, it looks like HP had the Stream 7 in stock again. Personally I'm waiting for the Stream 8.
    11-16-2014 10:22 PM
  3. Funky Cricket's Avatar
    has anyone found any cases for these? I'm thinking about getting it for the kids and a rubber case with stand would be perfect.
    11-17-2014 10:34 AM
  4. bulls96's Avatar
    has anyone found any cases for these? I'm thinking about getting it for the kids and a rubber case with stand would be perfect.

    Me too!
    11-17-2014 11:25 AM
  5. darkoman4's Avatar
    In case anyone wandering, educational discounts are not available on these. Also just to point out to OP, the battery status works anywhere if you swipe from the right edge. It shows in lower left corner. Also the Chrome implemented touch to start keyboard on the desktop side of OS. Strange nobody else did.
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    11-17-2014 11:25 PM
  6. FuzzyLogician's Avatar
    Also the Chrome implemented touch to start keyboard on the desktop side of OS. Strange nobody else did.
    Browsers have special privileges in Windows 8, so that's probably how they're able to get away with it.
    11-18-2014 08:51 AM
  7. Funky Cricket's Avatar
    the battery status works anywhere if you swipe from the right edge. It shows in lower left corner.
    THANKS! That is super helpful.
    11-18-2014 01:09 PM
  8. RobotX's Avatar
    Just confirmed on my HP Stream 7 that it DID support 64GB SDXC Card!
    I plop in my SP2 SDXC 64GB in there and it works, tried to play music and videos from it, totally works.
    I don't know why HP only advertise as if the Stream 7 is an 32GB expandable only device (implying it's SDHC).

    Makes me regret for buying 32GB SDHC for it.
    Should have gone with 128GB for my SP2 and inherit the 64GB for the Stream7.

    Also if anyone wondering. Miracast works wonder with this device.
    Stream musics and video playback nicely (I can only cast up to 1280x768)
    Not the device native resolution of 1280x800, although if you want to stream movie,
    setting the res down to 1280x720 is a much better option, so the above issue is not really a problem.

    I'm ordering OTG USB cable and will arrive sometime this week, I'll let you guys know how that works.
    So far the tablet is freakin wonderful and I can't believe that I can get 16 of these tablet vs 1 SP2 when it was launched lOl
    Last edited by RobotX; 11-19-2014 at 12:01 AM.
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    11-18-2014 11:48 PM
  9. Celandine's Avatar
    Just bought my HP Stream 7 with case from the Microsoft Store. Read some reviews that said to get the Signature Edition as it won't have all the bloat ware added by HP so it'll run quicker. I think Microsoft is the only place that sells this version at the moment. Anyways, eagerly awaiting it's arrival and even though I have a spare 32gb micro card handy, I may pick up a 64gb card today.

    Anyone know if you can move apps to the card to run from there?
    11-20-2014 07:18 AM
  10. FuzzyLogician's Avatar
    Anyone know if you can move apps to the card to run from there?
    Unfortunately it's impossible... it's one of the huge glaring issues of Win8.
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    11-20-2014 07:28 AM
  11. Celandine's Avatar
    I've heard about the forthcoming unlimited storage through OneDrive. I have an account with them already with 30gb. Does anyone know if this unlimited storage is for new accounts only with Office 365 or could I sign in with an existing account once Office is acctivated on the Stream 7?
    11-20-2014 08:13 AM
  12. slipslip's Avatar
    Huh, that's strange. Educational discounts WERE available at the Microsoft Store online when I looked previously, but I just looked again and now they aren't offering that discount.
    Could be that HP has a hit on its hands! Maybe the demand is high enough that they feel they don't have to discount it from its already very low price.

    I think the HP Stream 11 laptop is going to be a big hit for them this holiday season too. I'm seeing it all over the Black Friday ads.


    Office Depot / Office Max (now one company) will have the Stream 7 on sale for $79 on Black Friday. Not sure whether it is only in-store or if you can get it for that price online that day too.
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    11-20-2014 11:10 AM
  13. NeoGohan's Avatar
    I really want to get 2 of em for my parents but waiting to see if Windows Central is going to review it. Though for $100, I feel like you can't really go wrong.
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    11-20-2014 01:11 PM
  14. awesomeindeed's Avatar
    It's a pretty damn solid device for $100. The 1GB RAM really isn't a limiting factor. It's quick, fluid, and definitely gets the job done. If you already own a Surface Pro or any other Windows device, this thing is pretty much the perfect companion. I just installed one in my truck as a car PC, and it works great.
    11-20-2014 02:54 PM
  15. RobotX's Avatar
    I got my OTG USB cable today. It works like a charm on Stream 7.
    The first thing I tried is to connect my X-Rite i1Display Pro.
    Works the same as if plugging device to regular USB.

    Ok here's the stuff that'll bring the boys to the yard.
    I calibrate the Stream 7 screen and here are the profile for people to use:
    1drv.ms/1zINllF add http, I can't post link, This is one drive link)

    Stream7_d55_sRGB_native = D55 white point, sRGB gamma (will make your screen yellow)
    Stream7_d65_2.2_native = D65 white point, 2.2 gamma (slightly deeper dark gamma)
    Stream7_d65_sRGB_native = D65 white point, sRGB gamma (USE THIS, this is Standards for a lot of things)
    Stream7_d75_sRGB_native = D75 white point, sRGB gamma (will make you screen bluish white)
    *native = native brightness and contrast ratio (calibrated at 50% brightness w/ White LED backlight settings)
    Copy the profile(s) you want to C:\Windows\System32\spool\drivers\color

    To use it:
    1. Search "Color Management"
    2. goto Advanced tab > Change system defaults...
    3. Then goto advanced > [V] Use Windows display calibration.
    4. Click close (the system defaults window).
    5. Goto Devices tab, Click Add...
    6. Add profile: sRGB IEC61966-2.1 ( this is equivalent to no color management)
    7. Add profile: Stream7_d65_sRGB_native (or whichever profile you prefer)
    8. Click on the profile you want to use and click "Set as Default Profile"
    9. toggle between that and sRGB IEC61966-2.1 to see before n after.
    10. Then proceed to sing "My tablet is better than android/ios, damn right it's better than android/ios"

    This profile fix 2 issues:
    1. Gamma/Contrast issue in HP Stream default profile. (which makes highlight blown and shadow burnt).
    2. Calibrate to proper white point and color accuracy.

    To my surprise, Stream7 is very close to SP2 gamut coverage and in fact exceed the green gamut of SP2.
    Attachment 88620
    For obvious reason, SP2 wins in contrast ratio, gradation completeness, upper white and lower black range coverage.
    But for non technical people and NORMAL photo viewing. I'm super impressed by the result of the calibration.

    Photos viewed in Stream7 is VERY VERY close to Photo viewed in SP2 (Surface Pro 2).
    So there you have it. For people that are skeptical about Stream 7 screen, the answer is DON'T.
    Enjoy.
    11-21-2014 03:23 AM
  16. bulls96's Avatar
    Looks like amazon blew up with stream 7 cases!
    http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/...L._SL1500_.jpg
    91zcq-s-8il._sl1500_.jpg
    11-22-2014 12:09 PM
  17. k72's Avatar
    Looks like amazon blew up with stream 7 cases!
    I wondered about getting that one. I ordered one last week that apparently won't be in stock until November 28 (should've read the fine print), but I really want one sooner. I know myself well enough to know I better not take it out and about until it is in a case. It's so hard to wait!

    I got a keyboard for mine that came in 1 day. I love it! It isn't too big and it will fit in my 10" bag I have. It paired very easily with the Stream and is rechargeable and easy to type on. Now if I just had my case so I could prop up the tablet...

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...pUvbUpU2870285
    11-22-2014 04:15 PM
  18. Celandine's Avatar
    Microsoft sells the genuine HP case on their site.
    11-25-2014 05:39 AM
  19. rkin92's Avatar
    Huh, that's strange. Educational discounts WERE available at the Microsoft Store online when I looked previously, but I just looked again and now they aren't offering that discount.
    Could be that HP has a hit on its hands! Maybe the demand is high enough that they feel they don't have to discount it from its already very low price.

    I think the HP Stream 11 laptop is going to be a big hit for them this holiday season too. I'm seeing it all over the Black Friday ads.


    Office Depot / Office Max (now one company) will have the Stream 7 on sale for $79 on Black Friday. Not sure whether it is only in-store or if you can get it for that price online that day too.
    In case anyone wandering, educational discounts are not available on these. Also just to point out to OP, the battery status works anywhere if you swipe from the right edge. It shows in lower left corner. Also the Chrome implemented touch to start keyboard on the desktop side of OS. Strange nobody else did.
    10% discount at the microsoft store. I got mine for less though due to a 25 off of 75 or more coupon! grand total was 81.

    Does anyone have back light bleed? I have it on the bottom of mine, not too bad but still noticeable. not sure how or if I should swap it out...

    also... what does everyone get for their battery life? I am kinda afraid to unplug it, I havent heard much about the battery
    11-25-2014 10:24 AM
  20. k72's Avatar
    also... what does everyone get for their battery life? I am kinda afraid to unplug it, I havent heard much about the battery

    Battery life is my one complaint. It's AWFUL on mine. Yesterday I spent about thirty minutes browsing the net, nothing resource intensive, and I dropped 10%. I turned off WiFi and clicked off the screen, but left it on. It dropped from 90% to 17% in about 12 hours with no use at all. I'm going to look around and see if I can change any more power options. I wonder if there is a way to see which apps are using the battery.
    11-26-2014 12:55 PM
  21. os1019's Avatar
    Battery life is my one complaint. It's AWFUL on mine. Yesterday I spent about thirty minutes browsing the net, nothing resource intensive, and I dropped 10%. I turned off WiFi and clicked off the screen, but left it on. It dropped from 90% to 17% in about 12 hours with no use at all. I'm going to look around and see if I can change any more power options. I wonder if there is a way to see which apps are using the battery.
    Where did you purchase your Stream 7? Also try running the battery and sleep monitoring test.

    Sent from my KFTHWI using Tapatalk
    11-26-2014 05:29 PM
  22. k72's Avatar
    Where did you purchase your Stream 7? Also try running the battery and sleep monitoring test.

    Sent from my KFTHWI using Tapatalk
    Thanks for the video! I ordered mine from the Microsoft store. I ran the battery test and it showed the main culprits being everything related to the wireless adapter. I read up on what connected standby is, and I'm wondering if perhaps turning off the Wi-Fi is actually draining the battery because it's trying to update everything and can't. I was going to check that, but I already tried another solution, so if that doesn't work I'll try keeping Wi-Fi on, or airplane mode, which I've read helps. What I did was just turn connected standby off. I read that it makes it wake up differently since it's not staying connected, but things look the same, so I'll see in the morning. Otherwise I'll try airplane mode.
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    11-26-2014 07:35 PM
  23. os1019's Avatar
    Thanks for the video! I ordered mine from the Microsoft store. I ran the battery test and it showed the main culprits being everything related to the wireless adapter. I read up on what connected standby is, and I'm wondering if perhaps turning off the Wi-Fi is actually draining the battery because it's trying to update everything and can't. I was going to check that, but I already tried another solution, so if that doesn't work I'll try keeping Wi-Fi on, or airplane mode, which I've read helps. What I did was just turn connected standby off. I read that it makes it wake up differently since it's not staying connected, but things look the same, so I'll see in the morning. Otherwise I'll try airplane mode.
    Hopefully you will find a solution. Please keep us in the loop. Honestly I figured that battery life would be the achilles heel of this device based on how much Windows 8 taxes the battery of the Surface Pro 3. I am still contemplating on purchasing the Stream 7 or 8 either way the promise of this device is to much to pass over.

    Sent from my KFTHWI using Tapatalk
    11-26-2014 09:13 PM
  24. jcar302's Avatar
    After about a month of use now, I still find some issues that are really annoying.
    Battery isn't so great, i'll run that test above, damn thing lost like 65% during the day without me even home.

    The other things still relate to the sound and volume. I use the tablet solely in landscape and I find that your hand always blocks the speaker.
    So to avoid that, I put headphones in, well, the headphone jack is directly on the other side, guess what? Still in the damn way.

    Don't get me wrong, I still think it's worth $100, but it doesn't take a genius to figure out the locations on both were bad ideas. It's a tablet, not an E reader, so i'd guess most people don't use portrait mode.
    11-26-2014 10:00 PM
  25. k72's Avatar
    Hopefully you will find a solution. Please keep us in the loop. Honestly I figured that battery life would be the achilles heel of this device based on how much Windows 8 taxes the battery of the Surface Pro 3. I am still contemplating on purchasing the Stream 7 or 8 either way the promise of this device is to much to pass over.

    Sent from my KFTHWI using Tapatalk


    Okay, turning off connected standby is pointless because every time you hit the lock button, it shuts off the tablet, supposedly with hibernate. I might as well shut it off there.
    However, I tried using airplane mode instead of turning off WiFi. My test was not scientific, since I also turned off PC syncing, email syncing, and signed out of Skype, but I only lost 4% battery across 9 hours. I may turn on my email syncing again and see how airplane mode does then, just to see whether it's airplane mode that helps or no syncing, but really, I don't need my tablet, my laptop, and my phone all checking email, and I'm betting that will help regular usage as well.
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    11-27-2014 08:24 AM
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