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HP TouchPad Wi-Fi 32 GB 9.7-Inch Tablet Computer

HP TouchPad Wi-Fi 32 GB 9.7-Inch Tablet Computer

  • 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon dual-core APQ8060 processor
  • Seamless multitasking with HP webOS 3.0 and essential productivity apps
  • Brilliant 9.7-inch diagonal LED backlit multitouch display
  • Exclusive Beats Audio for studio-quality sound
  • Operating System: HP webOS 3.0,Resolution: XGA (1024 x 768)

Store more files on the go and get more done with the HP TouchPad Wi-Fi 32GB, a tablet designed to work like you do. Connect, play, surf and share more easily. Organize your related activities into card stacks on the brilliant 9.7-inch diagonal LED backlit multitouch display. Enjoy websites with Adobe Flash content and hear music the way the artists intended it to be heard with Beats Audio. You can also use the front-facing camera and microphone for live video calling. HP webOS helps you multita

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  1. J. Destacamen "SweatStudio" says:
    930 of 965 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Great Device, with option to make it faster! (see video), August 10, 2011
    By 
    J. Destacamen “SweatStudio” (Silicon Valley, CA) –
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    Customer Video Review Length:: 8:40 Mins

    HP DISCOUNTINUED THE HP TOUCHPAD 8-18-11. LATEST NEWS 12-09: HP HAS RELEASED WEBOS TO OPEN SOURCE SO IT’S EXPECTED TO SEE MANY NEW DEVELOPMENTS FROM 3RD PARTIES ALONG WITH SUPPORT. HP PLANS TO CONTINUE TO INVEST INTO WEBOS AND PLANS ANOTHER WEBOS TABLET TO BE RELEASED IN 2013.

    MY VIDEO ATTACHED. (Overclocked at 1.5Ghz)
    First of all, whether you are a geek or not,the Touchpad along with the webOS Homebrew community touts big advantages over it’s competitors and this has been often overlooked by reviewers. I’ve attached my video that shows the performance of an enhanced Touchpad running at 1.5Ghz. However don’t be mistaken, the HP Touchpad still performs fast with the original speed of 1.2Ghz. I’m just a very busy person and a little obsessed with technology plus I wanted to express what the Touchpad can become (within an hour of your time) if you really wanted to spice things up.

    I WAS AN IPAD2 USER.
    I’ve had my Touchpad since launch day July 1st and even before the upgrade I have seen significant improvements in my work productivity overall. Previously, I was an iPad2 user and now that I have the Touchpad, I believe there is absolutely NO WAY I would go back to the iPad2. The Touchpad really outshines the iPad2 when you want to be productive. It’s more than just a good business asset, I find it really enjoyable for entertainment purposes; great sound, watch movies, 3D gaming and YouTube videos directly from YouTube itself.

    MY NEW SKILL.
    After a over a month of vigorously using the device, I feel like I’ve graduated to “Touchpad Power User.” However, I’m still discovering new good things to improve my daily use. One example is to stack 5 applications together and bounce from one another with two button presses. As a personal trainer that is always on the workout floor, this is a handy skill. I often stack the Calendar, Email, Tracking App, Stop watch, and Notepad all together and it gives me the ability to monster-task during a client’s session.

    TIPS FOR THE NEW BUYER
    1. During set up be patient. The device is always gathering information in the background and you may think that it’s completed. You may need to create a webOS account, but it’s fairly easy.

    2. System Restart: Do it properly by going to Settings/Device Info/Reset Options/Restart Don’t just hold the power button.

    3. Update! Go to Settings/System Updates. Prompt to reboot.

    4. Apps open up faster the second time and third time around, you will see a significant speed improvement. Sometimes blazing fast.

    5. Get the case. No more complaining on finger prints.

    6. If you still want your Touchpad to perform even faster, consider installing Homebrew applications. This is a strong community. I’ve attached a video with this review so you can see what an overclocked 1.5GHz Touchpad can do. But with Homebrew and open source there’s more you can do than just this upgrade.

    THICKNESS, APPS AND REAR CAMERA?
    I thought I’d miss the rear camera of not having the iPad2 anymore, but after some thought I realized that my cell phone camera takes better pictures and video anyway! Apps? I currently have 33 apps installed on my Touchpad and excited with the catalog growth so far. Thickness? With the thin Touchpad case there’s not much significance compared to an iPad2 installed in a thick case (mine was plastic.) So the iPad2’s thin factor is not much of a difference.

    NEGATIVE THINGS?
    Skype and messaging seems to be under polished. Can’t figure out if I’m signed in to Skype and my old Pre will not work in SMS. Perhaps later on? ONE MORE THING! The Touchpad is very addictive. You want to do more because you can, but you drain the battery as well!

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  2. Jonathan Pozo "Jonny P" says:
    1,134 of 1,179 people found the following review helpful
    3.0 out of 5 stars
    A good Option for Tablets, July 31, 2011
    By 
    Jonathan Pozo “Jonny P” (Texas, USA) –
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    Amazon Verified Purchase(What’s this?)
    This review is from: HP TouchPad Wi-Fi 32 GB 9.7-Inch Tablet Computer (Personal Computers)

    Bought this from Amazon, as always got it quick. My back ground is I’ve owned an IPAD and asus windows tablet. After trying them out I was still unsatisfied with the products. It wasn’t providing me what I was looking for. I wanted a tablet with good battery life, good aps, experience the ‘real’ web, do some entertainment (videos, games, music), keep myself connected with social media, and finally do some note taking for work/ everyday things. Looking at the reviews and the advertisements I gave the HP Touchpad a go.

    The Breakdown based on a few days exp:

    OS: A +
    HP OS is probably the highest point in this tablet.
    Synergy makes the whole multitasking a breezy and keeps everything in synch. The whole process to get connected with your email, facebook, and calendar is simple.
    You can just do lots of things out of the box, no need to go hunting for apps.
    No Icons Everywhere in the home screen.
    You can browse the WHOLE internet without having black screens because of “missing a plugin”.

    APPs: B-
    HP App market is lacking. You could take in to account that it just launched and will have more coming. If you patient you’ll start seeing new ones every week. From whats available NOW you can manage. There are games and several productivity apps worth checking out.

    Hardware: B-
    This is the weakest thing for me for the Hp Touchpad. Every Tablet in the market right now has : front /back camera, expandable memory slot, hdmi output, and Real USB connections.
    HP TP has front camera, max 32 gb memory, and one micro usb connection. WTF… Lacking big time.
    If your like me that likes options for inputs/outputs this is a low blow.
    Screen for HP TP is great, all the pictures and videos look nice and I think the resolution is fine. The touch response is good too.
    Battery is good too. 5-6 hours . If you leave it on all night it will get low on battery. Not much standby power.

    Price: B-
    The majority of tablets are 300-499 range. The 32 gb TP is ~560 bucks in amazon. Hardware wise its not worth that. A little too steep for the competition.

    Conclusion: HP Touch’s operating system could just be the seller here for people that are in search for something friendly and do real multitasking. Or people that didn’t like android or iOS.
    Price and Hardware are big negatives. Probably the best thing is get this when the price drops under 450 or wait for second Generation.
    You just got to see what is important to you and what specifically you “need” in a your tablet.

    For me I might keep this :)

    update 9-9-11
    after the prices tanked cause of the announcement of HP not supporting it anymore. I returned mine (full refund from amazon) and actually bought another for 135 from hp.com :-)
    why did I buy another ?
    Because it is just a easy and brilliant product.
    HP did announce continued support for the apps and updates .
    which is true they have done a recent update and just came out with a new edition of the HP magazine for the touchpad which is a neat ideA to discover new apps.

    here are some positives:
    +HP gave a 50 buck credit for apps
    +free box.net 50 gb of space online
    + found preware homebrew community that releases apps and anything you can think of to add a whole different experience . They have a app to overclock the CPU :-)
    +new apps added weekly
    +noticed faster internet and processing with updates

    with the touchpad being cheaper. Give this a try. Support will be there for a while because over 250k of units are out there and HP is making more. Developers love the touchpad.

    update 12/15/11
    + I keep using my TP. The apps are still flowing and the web is just easy to use on this.

    +HP fired their previous CEO and the new one announced that palm os will be open source. Open source is like the android. Which is a positive thing because it guarantees is way or form updates and new apps from developers.

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  3. D. Higgins "Code Farmer" says:
    935 of 1,000 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    From a dedicated apple fan… This IS a good device, July 2, 2011
    By 
    D. Higgins “Code Farmer” (Boston, Mass) –
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    This review is from: HP TouchPad Wi-Fi 32 GB 9.7-Inch Tablet Computer (Personal Computers)

    I’m an admitted mac guy, I have the iPhone 4, iPad, Macbook Pro, etc…

    I have to share my support now with the HP TouchPad. The webOS 3.0 is really pretty amazing. I didn’t think it would make much of a difference in the use of a tablet, but it’s outstanding, and here’s why:

    1) The integration of so many mainstream services used today. (they probably have some fancy term for this concept)
    2) Flash plays well
    3) Services missing on the iPad like Grooveshark and Amazon’s cloud music all work.

    First, the services:
    On my TouchPad, I setup my
    Email (yahoo, google, and microsoft exchange)
    Skype
    Dropbox
    AIM
    LinkedIn
    Facebook
    (there were others, but I don’t use snapfish, and photobucket, etc… even a “find others”)

    I love this integration of all these mainstream services! It’s really clever.

    While my iPad seems very app-centric, webOS 3.0 feels more like “the matrix has you”. It takes your online world and puts it into the tablet. I love that. All of those websites I often interact with get glued together seamlessly so I feel like I’m “jacked in”.

    A major strength of the TouchPad is the web functionality that won’t work on the iPad. For example, I ran Amazon’s cloud music player and Grooveshark just fine (awesome!).

    On the down side, the apps are slim, but trust me, they will be coming fast and furious over the next year, like a modern-age gold rush. As someone who has ported over my C++ game engine and product ( atPeace ) to TouchPad from IOS, I can tell you that it was pretty easy, and others will certainly follow. This version 1 of the product is the closest any tablet is to competing with Apple, developers will soon be pouring over.

    My only real gripe is not having NetFlix working with it yet. That’s coming I’m sure, but something I use on my iPad a lot, and I miss. :(

    All in all, I’d say if you want something for business, or to have a tablet built around your online presence, or just a good tablet which can run flash, this might be for you. I still love my iPad, don’t get me wrong, but for a long time I didn’t see why anyone was realistically imagining they could compete with the iPad. I mean, Apple does it sooooo well. Well, now I understand why. WebOS 3.0.

    Don’t discount this device, it’s got great potential. We finally a good competitor for Apple in the tablet world, which should make both products improve.

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