My brother has that winbook, and I got to play with it over Christmas. It’s very similar to the hp stream 7 I picked up for $65 and now can find ABSOLUTELY NOTHING to do with it. Seriously, I can’t think of a single use for the device.
The winbook has some neat advantages like a full size usb port + micro usb so you can charge and hook up peripherals. It also has a mini hdmi. But here’s the killer. It only has 16gb of storage which is super tight. The hp stream 7 has 32gb which I then stuck a 128gb micro sdxc card into it.
So what do you do with a 7" bay trail based 1 gb of ram windows 8.1 32 bit machine? Apparently not a whole lot. I hooked up a bluetooth usb keyboard and mouse and installed all my usual stuff on it. I ran skyrim at 20 fps at 800x600 b/c I can. I ran wow on it at around 15-20 fps but it took about 10 min to start and about as long to shutdown. These games were running off the sd card. Kodi runs fine and streams 1080p mkv just fine.
So as a tablet you have those horrible metro apps (and so few legit ones). The windows app store is just full of crap. So, It’s a horrible tablet experience. I already have an ipad air 2 and nexus 7 2013. So yeah, I’ll NEVER really use this as a tablet when I have so many better alternatives.
As a portable traditional windows pc sounds kind of interesting. Sure, with a keyboard/mouse it’s kind of productive but you are working with a 7" screen. But at least you are running the real desktop office. Touch screen is really hard to target desktop items with your finger. Getting a cheap stylus helps some though. All the games you actually want to play don’t support touch. You can try programs that add touch controls like:
But I hear they suck up quite a bit of the severely limited resources.
But my dirt cheap acer aspire e11 11.6" laptop is infinitely more useful for productivity and light gaming.
So where does the hp stream 7 fit? It’s not a very good tablet or desktop. It really has no reason to exist IMO.
Mark, save your money and just walk away :-)
And if somebody can help me think of a use for this thing that would be great.