webOS 3-based TouchPad has been on the market for only a few weeks, but you can
already find the 9.7" tablet for much less than MSRP. Members
over at Slickdeals are reporting that both HP's online and store and
OfficeMax will be selling the 16GB and 32GB versions of the tablet for $399 and
$499 respectively from August 5 through August 7 -- this marks a $100 price cut
from the original MSRPs.
isn't enough of a price drop for you, Staples currently has an even hotter deal.
They currently have an instant discount of $50 off 16GB and 32GB TouchPads. They also have an additional $100 off coupon
(in-store only) which lasts until August 7. That means that you could get a 16GB
TouchPad for $350 or a 32GB
version for $450.
TouchPad got off to a rocky start with reviewers, as they complained about a lack
of apps and bugs/performance issues that cropped up with the latest
iteration of webOS. Reviewers also didn't have many kind words to say about the
build quality and heft of HP's latest tablet entry.
addressed most of the bugs with the webOS
3.0.2 update, but those wanting a more svelte webOS-based tablet will have
to wait until the next generation.
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