HP TouchPad

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Palm faithful and newcomers alike, behold: the TouchPad review. For some, this has been years in the making, for others (honestly, for most) this is a new and potentially interesting blip on the tablet radar. The team that brought you webOS — for better or worse — has now graduated the platform to pad status, with the help (and cash) of HP. According to the company, the TouchPad marks the kickoff of its hard push into the hearts and minds of the slate-buying public, as well as a rebirth of...

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Basic Specs

Thickness 0.54 inches
Weight 1.6 pounds
Screen size (diagonal) 9.7 inches
Operating system webOS
Launch OS version 3
CPU brand Qualcomm
CPU family Snapdragon
RAM size 1 GB
Wireless charging Yes

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Tech Specs

Hardware

Height 9.45 inches
Width 7.48 inches
Thickness 0.54 inches
Weight 1.6 pounds
Color Black
Speakers Stereo

Display

Screen size (diagonal) 9.7 inches
Technology IPS LCD
Resolution (X) 1024 px
Resolution (Y) 768 px
PPI 132
Touchscreen type Capacitive
Multitouch Yes

Software

Operating system webOS
Launch OS version 3

Processor

CPU brand Qualcomm
CPU family Snapdragon
CPU model APQ8060
Clock speed 1.2 GHz
Cores 2

GPU

Brand Qualcomm
Model Adreno 220

Memory

RAM size 1 GB

Storage

Internal size 32 GB, 16 GB

Connectivity

Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-Fi support 802.11n, 802.11g, 802.11b, 802.11a
802.11n frequencies 5GHz, 2.4GHz
Bluetooth Yes
Bluetooth version 2.1 + EDR

Front Camera

Effective pixels 1.3 megapixels

Ports

Headphone 3.5mm
Data connections Micro USB

Sensors

Sensors Ambient Light, Gyroscope, Compass / Magnetometer, Accelerometer

Battery

Capacity 6300 mAh
Removable No
Quoted use time 8 hr
Wireless charging Yes

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  • 6.0
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    Reviewed by stargazer418 (Currently owns)

    I, like many others, only purchased the TouchPad after HP dropped its price to $99. For the money, it is definitely the best tablet you can get. The tablet itself is heavy, slick, and feels like a hunk of plastic, not as sturdy-feeling as the iPad. The display is very good since it is the same exact screen as the iPad. The camera on the front is OK, but not anything to write home about. The speakers are better than average because of the Beats technology, but in the end, they're still tiny little speakers on a tablet. Performance-wise, the stock WebOS 3 is sluggish. It's a great OS, but the slow performance doesn't do anything to show it off. Also, there aren't nearly as many apps available for WebOS as there are even for Honeycomb. Overall, it's an excellent tablet for the money, but there are much better tablets available at the original price.

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    • Battery life 8
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    • Dock 8
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  • 6.0
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    Reviewed by Code.Red (Currently owns)

    At the fire sale price of $99 and $149 for 32GB, this is a no-brainer. Compared to the iPad, the interface and the animations aren't as smooth, but it gets the job done. With the latest version of WebOS, the browser is fairly smooth and renders websites well in a timely manner. The ecosystem of apps is pretty abysmal (and I doubt that will ever change), although there are a few apps such as the original Angry Birds, and Splashtop Remote Desktop, which run well. The front facing camera is actually of decent quality, and WebOS has the ability to do Skype calling built in, which is pretty nice. For $500, no way- get an iPad 2. For the price that this is selling at now (around $200-$250), it's a maybe.

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