HP Stream 11 (11-y010nr / 11-y020nr) Cheap 11.6″ Mini-Laptop (Intel Celeron N3060, 4GB RAM, 32GB eMMC)

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The HP Stream 11 (11-y010nr / 11-y020nr) belongs to a popular category of Windows-based laptop PCs – to those with small displays and very affordable prices. The Stream 11-y010nr and 11-y020nr 11.6-inch notebooks stand out from the crowd with their colorful design. Just like its larger HP Stream 14 sibling, the Stream 11 is available in two colors. The HP 11-y010nr has an Aqua Blue chassis, whereas the 11-y020nr is Violet Purple.

The 11.6″ screen has the standard 1366-by-768-pixel resolution. It doesn’t support touch input, so for entering data and navigating through Windows 10 and apps you have to rely on the chiclet-style keyboard and trackpad with integrated buttons. The panel is based on TN technology instead of IPS, meaning this display doesn’t provide very wide viewing angles.


As expected, the 11-y010nr / 11-y020nr offers only entry-level performance. Just like the 3.2-pound Stream 14, the 2.6-pound Stream 11 incorporates the Intel Celeron N3060 dual-core processor with modest benchmark results, but acceptable performance for the light routine tasks of the average PC users, who usually surf the web, write documents, or watch movies. We applaud HP for inserting 4GB of system memory in this machine, instead of usual 2GB in similar systems. That will help with multitasking a lot, so during normal activities there won’t be performance issues related to small RAM. However, the provided eMMC internal storage drive has a usual but very small capacity of 32GB. So, if you have large multimedia libraries and a lot of other big files, you’ll have to additionally use the laptop’s microSD memory expansion slot, some external storage device, or online “cloud” storage such as OneDrive.

The rest of the specs sheet is minimalistic, but it can satisfy most users. The HP Stream 11-y010nr / 11-y020nr has stereo speakers, a 720p web camera, a single USB 3.1 port and a USB 2.0 port, HDMI video output, 802.11n Wi-Fi wireless, Bluetooth, microSD memory card reader, and a combo audio jack.

Hewlett-Packard estimates the battery life of the Stream 11 can last “up to 10 hours and 45 minutes”.

Besides Windows 10 Home OS pre-installed, buyers of the Stream series also get a 1-year subscription for Microsoft’s Office 365 Personal software suite for free.


Specifications of the HP Stream 11 (11-y010nr / 1-y020nr)

Here's the specs sheet of the HP Stream 11 (11-y010nr / 1-y020nr). For comparison against other laptops, use the "Compare Specs" button.



Screen Size


Screen Resolution

1366×768 pixels (HD)



Other Display Specs

Glossy coating
TN display tech (narrower viewing angles than IPS)

Processor (CPU)

Intel Celeron N3060 dual-core 1.6-2.48GHz 2MB cache (User Benchmark CPU score: 12)

Graphics (GPU)

Intel HD integrated graphics of low-end CPUs (User Benchmark GPU score: 1 – 2)

System Memory (RAM)




DVD Optical Drive



Non-backlit keyboard without numeric pad
Multi-touch trackpad with integrated buttons

Speakers and Audio

Stereo speakers
Combo microphone and headphones audio jack





Ethernet LAN


Mobile Broadband (3G, 4G LTE)





1 x USB 2.0
1 x USB 3.1

Video Ports

1 x HDMI

Media Card Reader

Yes (MicroSD)

Other Features

Microsoft Office 365 Personal 1-year subscription for free


"Up to 10 hours and 45 minutes" of battery life
2-cell 38 WHr


2.6 pounds







Windows Version

Windows 10 Home



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Written by on October 26, 2016

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  1. Craig horner

    I have been using the hp stream 11 2gb ram version for about 2 years straight. i bougt it about 4 years ago when i was looking at tablets for use as a mobile video game platform and this had better physical connection choices than tablets which seem to connect strictly by bluetooth and it had more ram which persuaded me to spend the extra $100 on the hp stream. my present situation is no internet connection at my residence and this laptop has become a very good mobile platform for using the wifi connection for the internet at the local library or restaurant near where i live. streaming videos on youtube works fine. i have gotten better than 5 hours at the worst out of the battery while streaming music from youtube and filling out job applications online. if the present battery is still as good in the 4gb version, i will be purchasing the stream 11 again.

    i have only recently noticed 1 dead pixel in the display. not too bad considering the use i have gotten from it.

    screen resolution is reasonably good. animation in videogames and steaming media is smooth enough for any defects to not be noticeable.
    audio is very good, no noticeable hiss or noise characteristic of poor design at all

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