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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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By vision33r on 8/4/2011 3:30:31 PM , Rating: 2
Anytime you see a price cut immediately made is to help polish off excess inventory.

When you see the WebPad needed a pricecut, obviously it is sitting taking up space at retail.

Many of the Android tablets like the Asus Transformer, Xoom, and even the new Samsung GalaxyTab is also selling slowly as excess inventories are keeping their prices low.

The Asus TF was hard to find but now it is selling at $349 with deals and GalaxyTab is at $439 below $499. These things obviously are only popular to geeks or Apple haters.

Everywhere and everybody else is buying iPads. Businesses and schools everywhere are buying them. Android tablets are just beta wannabe tablets.




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