09-30-2016 01:38 AM
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09-30-2016 10:09 AM
You can print using a mobile device. Some newer smart phones have a wireless printer setup. If you have an HP Printer, you can download HP Cloud Print and do your printing that way. @SoMeAm-HP can explain this on newer printers.
09-30-2016 01:33 PM
I myself save a lot of photos to a computer from both my camera and phone, and I do the same for my wife so I know how important it is to me to be able to do so.
Honestly though since your apparent needs for a laptop are essential but yet routine I think it would simply be more cost effective to purchase a new lap top. Just the cost of fixing what is wrong could cost more than what brand new would cost.
Right now Best Buy is having a pretty good sale on a nice machine from Asus. The link below will take you to it.
They also carry a great selection budget priced HP Notebooks that are all rock solid.
09-30-2016 09:28 PM
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10-02-2016 07:58 PM
I you referring to the HP Stream laptops? They are amazing little machines. However, I dont' think they would entirely suite your needs.
While they are speedy and very power efficient they use what is called eMMC for storage. eMMC is a method of storage sort of like an SD Memory card. The limitation in your uses is the limted storage for your photos. My feeling is these computers are more designed for email, online shopping, social media etc.
The Streams are really the ultimate take with you portable notebook because of their size, weitht and very good power managment.
10-02-2016 08:26 PM
If you have a USB 3.0 External HDD, this almost solves your storage issues on the HP Stream 11.6
I have one of the first models with Windows 8.1 that HP sold at Best Buy and it's running WIn 10 solid when clean installed from a Windows iso.
10-11-2016 11:04 AM
Hello @hefferhog15, thank you for your post which has received very helpful input from the experts on the Best Buy Forum. Even though the price of LCD's has dropped significantly over the years, you most likely have made a good decision to purchase a new laptop. The Stream which interests you is reasonably priced. See these two models at Best Buy. As you have been advised, storage is limited but this concern can be resolved with an external drive as recommended here. However, there are other models that my interest you, for example, this HP Pavilion i5 notebook at Best Buy has far more features and functionality:
Keep in mind that it can only be purchased online at Best Buy. Let us know if you have other questions.