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HP TouchPad
Combining Staples discounts will get you a 16GB HP TouchPad for $350

HP's 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.

If $100 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. 

HP's 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. 

HP has 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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Going, going, gone!
By melgross on 8/4/2011 11:51:55 AM , Rating: 2
If there was any question as to whether these things were selling or not, this pretty much answers the question. They are not.

I suppose it's too bad, but it is what it is. It does seem that there are no tablets other than the iPad that are selling. The largest assumed sales were for Samsungs' Tabs, but now that they have said that they will no longer give out sales numbers for tablets and phones, we can see that they are not selling well. The Playbook is a failure. So this isn't surprising.

We can't go by numbers shipped, and this is why some companies that announced fairly big shipped numbers in the past are no longer announcing them.




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