This is hardly going to be the chromebook killer! Sure, the price is in the same ballpark but it won't match benchmark speeds as any windows machine with 2GB of memory is going to suck for starters. Next, add the 32 or 64 GB hard drive--this means you will have about 16 or 48gb of usable storage-hardly enough for many windows based programs if you really need it. Personally speaking the closest "killer" of the chromebook in my opinion has already been released and that is the Asus Transformer T100. For $429 (sure its $100 more) you get a tablet as well as laptop, the Trailbay quad core processor with office baked in. It truly does work well.. but it still means having antivirus and the routine malware scans..so forget about thinking any windows based laptop will ever kill a chromebook!
Is the Windows-based HP Stream 14 a Chromebook killer?