Microsoft Offers 7-Inch HP Stream Tablet For $79.99 With Free Office 365 And $25 Gift Card

Good deals come and go, but great ones are pretty rare. That's what makes Microsoft's HP Stream 7 pricing so special -- it's just $79.99 at the Microsoft Store, down $20 (or 20 percent) from its regular selling price of $99.99, though the price cut alone doesn't make this a great deal. It's the extras that put it over the top.

Let's start with the tablet itself. This is the HP Stream 7 Signature Edition, which is a 7-inch Windows 8.1 with Bing (32-bit) tablet with an IPS touchscreen display (1280x800), Intel Atom Z3735G processor, 1GB RAM, 32GB solid state drive, microSD card slot, 802.11n Wi-Fi with Miracast, Bluetooth, 0.3MP front-facing camera, and 2MP rear-facing camera. And because it's a Signature Edition system, it's free of bloatware.

HP Stream 7

To sweeten the deal, the tablet also comes with a year of Office 365 Personal with 1TB of OneDrive storage and 60 minutes of Skype calling every month, plus a $25 Windows Store gift card. Together, the two bundled items are worth $95, or $15 more than the tablet's discounted price tag.

The HP Stream 7 is a solid tablet that's been well received by consumers and reviewers alike. No, you're not going to run Crysis on this thing or break any benchmark records, but it does deliver the full Windows experience at a handsome price.