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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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RE: Too little too late HP
By Mitch101 on 8/4/2011 12:38:47 PM , Rating: 3
WHAT? Playbook? Have you seen their sales?

Android Tablets are eating away at the iPad sales (ASUS Eee Pad, MOTOROLA XOOM, Acer Iconia, Toshiba Thrive, Samsung Galaxy) by 4th quarter iPad sales will be the runner up. As for the cheap china knockoffs you get what you pay for.

If Apple isn't worried why even try block Samsung Galaxy tablets?

As for HP they will probably give a good run but ultimtely move on to Android or Windows 8. When Windows 8 tablets come out good luck competing with Microsoft Office, Sharepoint, Lync, and X-Box.


RE: Too little too late HP
By Pirks on 8/4/2011 2:46:47 PM , Rating: 1
What? A Mac? Have you seen their sales compared to PCs?

Oh wait...


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