HP - TouchPad Tablet with 16GB Memory - Black
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- Energy Star CompatibleNo
- Battery TypeLithium-polymer
- Storage Capacity16GB
- Front Facing WebcamYes
- Front Facing Webcam Pixels1.3MP
- Wi-Fi Built InYes
- AudioBeats Audio
- HDMI OutputNo
- Drive Capacity16GB
Rating 4.2 out of 5 stars with 130 reviews(130 Reviews)
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
WebOs still has the "wow" factor.
WebOs still has the "wow" factor.Posted .
After reading a bunch of reviews from writers online, I felt skeptic about the HP Touchpad. Many complaints on buggy software. But I still had to go see it for myself. I own the iPad2 and just sold my iPad1. Also, I have the Galaxy Tab 7" and a Palm Pre. Although thicker than my iPad2 the Touchpad looked sexy. iPad 2 is thinner but the edges are sharp and the Touchpad's beveled edges makes it more comfortable to hold. As I opened up the Apps, (along with 4 other people looking over my shoulder) we counted how many seconds it would take to open and some took only 2 seconds while others took 4 seconds. The email sliding windows worked great and impressive. The device did lag a few times but demo downloads were in progress and that could be the reason why. Maps did not work. If there are bugs, I'm sure the over-the-air updates will fix them. I must say that the user experience was amazing. You can really fly from one app to another with ease once they are open and this really outshines the multitasking on the iPad2. I will be getting my Touchpad delivered in the next few days and I'm EXCITED!I would recommend this to a friendSorry, there was a problem. Please try again later.
Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Review from an Employee
Review from an EmployeePosted .I would recommend this to a friend
Let me start off by admitting that I am an employee of Best Buy. Now that's out of the way, you can ask anybody at my store that I was probably the only one that was anticipating the product and backed it 100%. [Please read everything, not just the bad stuff] I'll start with what I hate about this product; I hate the hardware. There's no USB, HDMI, or any other ports other than the 3.5mm Dr. Dre Beats headphone jack. There is no rear facing camera, and the front facing camera's quality is only descent, not amazing. It's extraordinarily thick for a tablet as well. It's only two redeeming qualities are the TouchStone technology (Which some might see as a gimmick) and the incredibly beautiful screen. I was watching someone else's review and they described the screen as being "painted on", and I'd have to agree with them... Except for the fact that the glossiness of the screen makes it hard to use in any bright light setting. That brings me to my next point; It's REALLY glossy. I mean, the whole thing is a smudge magnet. Every time I demo it off at work, have to wipe it completely clean (front and back). I keep my microfiber cloth in my back pocket at all times. Whew! Now that I'm done complaining about it you might be wondering how could I possibly give it a four star, and to be honest, it was really hard not to give it a five star. So what do I love so much about this product that it makes up for all the bad? WebOS It doesn't run on Android. It doesn't run on iOS. It's running a relatively new Operating System made by (formally Palm) HP. Out of the box, the OS seems very enterprise driven, but after playing with it for a bit you quickly realize that it can also be used to have a little fun. The card system for multitasking is ingenious, and very intuitive. Speed and responsiveness is unmatchable by any other tablet that I've used so far. (By the way, if you demo it in a Best Buy store, we put some demo software on it that slows it down. I assure you, the freezing problems were not there before the demo software was installed). When I first picked up the unit, I was browsing the web, switching through apps, and exploring all the extras in no time. There's no Home screen to go back to. There's no search screen to pull up. It's just you, and your applications. The card system is also really easy to pick up. Stacking cards, organizing cards, separating stacks, and flicking cards off the screen just seems natural. The only thing WebOS lacks, is applications, but that will come in time. [ Here's a great set of features of WebOS: http://goo.gl/cRMR9 ] I'll close this up with HP's recent business decision. WebOS will not be treated like iOS as a one device only OS. HP has had talks about putting it on other devices as well, but it will not be like Android either. Android seems to be everywhere, on several different devices with several different version numbers. It's hard to keep up with everything in the Android world. HP hopes to keep WebOS synced across all devices by creating partnerships with whoever wants to use their OS, and not just give it out to anybody that has their hands out. If you're in the market for a Tablet, and want/need one NOW, I will absolutely recommend this one to you. If it's for you or not is all up to you. If you can stand to wait a while, do so. See what other companies pick up WebOS, and then decide who's tablet device you like more.Sorry, there was a problem. Please try again later.
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
HP WebOS - A Multi-tasking, Easy to Use Powerhouse
HP WebOS - A Multi-tasking, Easy to Use PowerhousePosted .I would recommend this to a friend
The HP TouchPad is running WebOS as it's operating System. The OS is years ahead of the leading tablet platforms such as Android (3.1), iOS (4). There are several advantages and differentiators that set it above Google and Apple's OS. Here are my 3 favorites: 1. Multi-Tasking Cards On a desktop computer we have multiple windows open on the web, a music player on the bottom and in the background some downloaded files. On the iPad and Android tablets we have no such thing. This is one of my favorite features of Web OS and the TouchPad. It organizes my work flow better than the PC with it's multiple cards on screen and background processing. 2. Touch-To-Share Traditionally if we wanted to share something between two devices we would go through a complicated blue tooth process. We would wait to connect, pair look for devices just to send something as small as a picture or link. Then we started emailing these things. With the TouchPad, all you have to do is touch your phone and the information is sent wirelessly. Automatically. 3. HP Synergy It's about cutting clutter. Why have three websites open and your calendar to see what your day looks like? With HP Synergy, calendar is just one way to bring your life together into one view. There's lots more great things to like about the TouchPad. I would highly recommend over the Samsung Tab or Apple iPad 2!Sorry, there was a problem. Please try again later.
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Finally! A tablet with a real Operating System!
Finally! A tablet with a real Operating System!Posted .I would recommend this to a friend
WebOS is, hands down, the best operating system one could find on a tablet! Its even better on this powerful device! It really is super speedy. True multi-tasking is incredible! Why hasn't Android or Apple implimented this yet???? Synergy is an awesome feature, all my messages appear in one easy to use app, even Facebook and Skype! Email works the same way! Soon every HP computer and printer will have WebOS (in addition to Windows), creating a huge ecosystem that I am proud to be an early adopter of with this TouchPad! The hardware itself is first class. With a real computer producer like HP finally putting their might behind a tablet that's to be expected! The price is right on par with the iPad 2, and yet side to side, its easy to see the power the TouchPad has over that device! Screen clarity and sharpness is the same or maybe even better than the iPad 2. And I can finally get access to the full web with flash, unlike any Apple device. Even though this device just came out there are already plenty of awesome apps to choose from in the app catalog! Since they use Citrix at my place of work, I can not only play, but get actual work done on my TouchPad! I recommend anyone in the market for a tablet check this awesome device out!Sorry, there was a problem. Please try again later.
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
4 Stars but FIVE for 99 bucks!
4 Stars but FIVE for 99 bucks!Posted .I would recommend this to a friend
Let's put some of these 1 Star "reviews" to rest. If you don't have the time or patience to learn the device, or you're a iPad/Android "snob," then save the bandwidth. The HP TouchPad is a very capable device that does just about everything you NEED It to do. Once you set it up and UPDATE the OS, you'll find it to be a nice addition to your home. I have a first gen iPad which I love and a Nook Color hacked with Android CyanogenMod7 Gingerbread and it works quickly and flawlessly. BUT I'm having lots of fun with the TP. Great email, wonderful speakers/sound, excellent browsing WITH Flash support, MS Office compatible Quick Office HD, FIFTY Gigs of storage on Box.net exclusively for TP owners, Adobe reader, Kindle, and many others-the ones you will actually use. And, if you search carefully, you will find not thousands, but many apps that are refined and specifically for the TP. The iPad is certainly the better device, but I would put this against most android tabs out there. At these prices, there isn't anything to think about. And once you get used to WebOs, you'll find it to be quite intuitive and easy to navigate. I also believe it will continue to be supported with updates to come. It's thicker than the iPad, weighs more and the screen although excellent, is just a notch down from the Apple device. Jeeze, even if you put it on a stand, connect some powered speakers, and used it as your home entertainment system holding thousands of songs alone, it would be worth more than 99.00 with a touch interface this good. I was lucky to get mine shipped from BBuy but am still on the original waiting list from HP. I will buy as many as they let me buy-Christmas is coming! Don't let the nit-wits or snobs keep you from this excellent device. If you have a chance to get one, by all means GET IT!Sorry, there was a problem. Please try again later.
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
New to WebOS and here's my take...
New to WebOS and here's my take...Posted .I would recommend this to a friend
I'd lost my Sprint Android EPIC 4G 2 weeks ago at a water park . My co-worker, now on Verizon, has a Pre 2, gave me his old Sprint Pre to use until I can replace my EPIC. Initially, I laughed as the phone as it felt cheap, out-dated, and with only 8 gig. Two weeks later, I still think the old Pre phone by Palm was cheaply built -- But people listen up; WebOS is so manageable, it's so easy to use, and effortlessly took me minutes to setup my profile on facebook, emails, and on App store. I'm hooked on it's notification system (missed calls, incoming texts, facebook's posts, and emails are easily viewed) and it's ability to truly multi-task. Right now, I'm confused, while I love the Android hardware, its operating system is not as REFINED or SIMPLE when compared to WebOS. I've always had Android phones and have also recently purchased an use 16 gig IPAD for reading, surfing the net, facebook, and playing chess. If WebOS (HP now) can provide me with a better quality phone than I'll never look back. If the Touchpad works in the same fashion than I may consider the move from my IPAD as well. Just have to wait and see once it's released. Amazing, two weeks ago, never heard of or used a WebOS ........today, I'm hooked. LOLSorry, there was a problem. Please try again later.
Rated 3 out of 5 stars
Nice but lacking in a few key areas...
Nice but lacking in a few key areas...Posted .I would recommend this to a friend
First off I spent a good month researching the various tablets out there for their strength and weaknesses. After my research and talking to a few people I thoght I'd try the HP Touchpad. I knew I was taking a chance with the webOS but thought I'd give it a try. Main Purpose: Watch downloaded movies in bed, surf the web and play some games. The good: The Touchpad's webOS is awesome! It looks good, it worls great and is super easy to use without being dumbed down. It feels like a good cross between an iPad and any other Android. Sleek look. The small amount of buttons that are actualy on this thing are well placed. It seemed very quick and responsive. Browser was fast and worked flash sites well. Display was amazing! At first I was very happy! This thing just screamed quality and design. Now the bad: I'll start with the deal breaker for me. No support to wirelessly copy over files. I have a computer with almost 2 TB of movies on it. I can connect to it from any other machine even including my Android phone. I called HP just to see if I was missing something and was told I had to connect my Touchpad via USB to the computer to copy over any movie. No 3rd party app support. The HP has no other ports than a mini USb and thats very limited as well. The screen is almost too glossy. Actually the whole thing is. Lack of apps at the moment. Synopsis: The HP could easily beat any tablet I've tried but it's lack of transferring data over your network, lack of app, total lack of support along with its overly glossy screen sends me back to the drawing board. For an entry level user this is probably the best choice of any. But for more advanced users - I'd save your money and wait for all tablets to grow a bit. Oh and one other thing... not that I have a problem with over sea's support but it is challenging to get a ot of hep very quickly on any software related problems with HP. Good Luck!Sorry, there was a problem. Please try again later.
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Review from someone who knows to OS
Review from someone who knows to OSPosted .I would recommend this to a friend
The first review on this product is a completely untrue. The operating systems Android and HP WebOS are based on linux but they are not the same OS. WebOS is not built to lock you nor is Android. Both OS's have merit and you should pick up each tablet at the store and decide which is right for you. For me it is WebOS for a few reasons. Open and friendly developer relations. A enthusiastic and dedicated home brew development community Home brew developers are dedicated to the integrity of the OS (no piracy) Fantastic community sites (android has these as well) An eco system that is flexible and built to grow True multi tasking As I said above go to the store play with the devices pick the one that is best for you. For me it is the HP Touchpad . I will write another review once I have used the product, but could not allow a review that is misleading (kind on my part).Sorry, there was a problem. Please try again later.