HP - TouchPad Tablet with 32GB Memory - Black
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- Energy Star CompatibleNo
- Storage Capacity32GB
- Front Facing Webcam Pixels1.3MP
- Wi-Fi Built InYes
- AudioBeats Audio
- HDMI OutputNo
- ENERGY STAR QualifiedNo
- Drive Capacity32GB
Rating 4.5 out of 5 stars with 176 reviews(176 Reviews)
Rated 2 out of 5 stars
Great product, bad quality controlPosted .
I stood for hours in best buy trying out all of the different products. Hands down, the TouchPad exceeded my expectations in numerous ways: 1.) Response time when touching the IPS glass 2.) Overall speed (jumping in and out of apps is blazing fast) 3.) Weight - All of the tablets impress me with their weight capacity vs. the overall utility. (I'm not sure why people are complaining about the weight differences between this and the ipad. Here's some advice; if you can't carry 1lb comfortably, go to the gym. Seriously.) 4.) Performance - I ran up to 11 applications at once on the demo and playing two games ran unbelievably smooth. 5.) Browser - on most of the android tablets, I was forced to browse on MOBILE browser sites. Not so on the Touchpad. Every website that I like worked 100% fine, and while the load times were slow, people nowadays have no patience. Waiting 5 seconds for a webpage to load is completely fine with me. 5.) Lack of SD card slot (why is this a benefit? Well, I found out that HP provides you with 50GB of free space, forever, on BOX.NET. WICKED!) So, I ended up buying the 32GB touchpad. I took it home ready to tear the box open and get started with my new tablet! The tablet started up into a language setup. If you ever had a previous Palm phone with a palm account, as long as you have an internet connection, you can sync up your last save with your phone. How awesome! After starting up the unit, I found that I could download programs lightning fast and they ran lightning fast. There were over 300+ applications ready to go. Here's where it took a turn for the worst: 1.) I noticed the brightness was the lowest of all the tablets (but then again, this is my fault for not noticing this ahead of time). It's not bad, but it's very low. 2.) The battery charger provided wouldn't charge my tablet. I got a message (which I will attach as a photo) saying "voltage or current is too low to charge the device. I tried using multiple plugs, even driving to a starbucks to see if my outlets at my house for some reason were outputting some odd frequency of voltage that wasn't compatible with the unit. I tried every micro-usb charger I could find and none of them worked. The last straw was my touchstone that I purchased as well. I plugged it in and sat my touchpad in it and then......nothing. My touchpad is incapable of receiving a charge and cannot be charged. I contacted HP support to which the response for troubleshooting was "Please charge the unit for 4 hours and then contact us back". What part of this unit cannot be charged did they not understand? Don't get me wrong, the touchpad is a GREAT piece of hardware, but if HP is sending these units out without having the ability to be charged, it instantaneously becomes a horrible piece of hardware. This is a hugely overlooked quality control issue. I hope that I'm the only person who experiences this because, like I said before, it's an incredibly well made piece of hardware. Assuming that I was the only person to experience this, I would HIGHLY recommend this product to anyone except for folks who love MINT (there's no app, but the browser is so darn good you might as well just login to your account online). Unfortunately, I can no longer trust HP and I am switching to the Toshiba Tablet (the next best thing, only because the playbook is 7". Hey, I like big screens alright!)I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Intuitive, Beautiful, Multi-Tasking with Great WebPosted .I would recommend this to a friend
The Touchpad is definitely an intuitive, beautiful, and powerful multi-tasking beast of a tablet with excellent full web experience. It is a great one to have and here are my reasons. I have been looking to buy a tablet for awhile (around 6 months), and looked at the iPad 2, Blackberry Playbook and Galaxy Tab. I seriously considered the iPad 2 and Galaxy Tab but decided not to pull the trigger because the iPad could not handle multiple operations effectively (multi-task), did not sync all the information easily, and did not play Flash websites. Not playing Flash meant that I could not login my bank account and FinanceWorks (an online tool provided by my bank that allows you to see your whole financial picture in one view). I loved the light hardware, games and responsiveness of the iPad, but the things it could not do where deal breakers for me. The Galaxy Tab was another serious contender for me because it had a very light harware but the Android operating system was not as intuitive as I would like, and I would have to take multiple steps to do basic things. Basically it was too StarTrek for me. When I started researching the WebOS Touchpad, I loved the way the WebOS operating system was very intuitive, beautiful and easy to use but then the first reviews came out and I will be honest, I was very worried that I would have to delay buying a tablet. I decided to come to Best Buy and take it for a test drive so to speak before making a final decision, and boy, I am very glad I did. The Touchpad is a very very good tablet. Is it perfect? No but it is the best tablet for me. The WebOS operating system is the deal seller! The Touchpad automatically syncs all my FaceBook accounts (messages, pictures, and everything), LinkedIn business contacts, Work Email, Personal Email, and our Family Calendar into 1 integrated system called Synergy. I can choose to view my information from one source but I also have the ability to see how my various schedules affect my day. For example from one calendar, I can easily view my work meetings, personal meetings, and home family calendar in one view. The calendar also lets me know how much time I have between my different events. I also love that the Touchpad allows me to easily and quickly multi-task, I can easily move between Email, Webpages, FaceBook, Games, Movies, and Documents very easily. The browser is also Flash enabled and this means that I can actually login my bank account and use FinanceWorks just like I do on a regular computer! Another thing I should point out is that the Touchpad has a dummy proof feature called JustType. You can go almost anything by just typing. For example, let’s say you want to post something to FaceBook or Twitter, you can simply type the information and JustType will give you the option to post it to FaceBook by clicking a button. You no longer have to scroll and search for the Facebook App before you post information. You could use JustType for composing Email, Twitter updates, and searching information on the Web. Another important feature is that Touchpad allows you to add your own search portal into the system. So for example, let’s say you frequently search for information in your local newspaper, twitter or you company search portal, you can use JustType for this. I was also surprised when I found out that the Touchpad comes with 50 GB of Free Cloud storage from Box.net for the life of the device. What this means is that from my computer I can store documents, pictures, etc to the Cloud and I can get access to these files from the Touchpad. Very neat feature! The hardware is also very capable, the screen is a Gorrilla glass and the camera is 1.3 megapixels which is better that the VGA front camera for the iPad2. You can also answer calls on your Touchpad as they come in from your phone. You can also call and video conference with friends on Skype. It also has the best tablet speakers that I have heard from the other tablets While the Touchpad is very good, it can improve in certain areas. The Touchpad is not as thin or light as the iPad2 or Galaxy Tab but it is definitely not as bulky as some of the reviews said. The Touchpad also weighs a little more than the Galaxy Tab and iPad2, but it is not as bad as others have said. I did notice that occasionally the Touchpad lags for a few seconds, and I am glad that HP have said that they will be fixing this with over the air updates in the coming weeks after the Touchpad launches. The Touchpad also does not have an HDMI out port which could be useful for watching movies on the TV from your Touchpad. I also forget the back of the device is Glossy and is a fingerprint magnet. I would suggest you buy a Touchpad cover to prevent the back from scratching and protect the screen.
Rated 4 out of 5 stars
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.
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Kills the iPadPosted .I would recommend this to a friend
There is NOTHING on the market that can compare to this tablet. I was able to get my hands on this at a conference, and my eyes were truly amazed. Beautiful screen, flawless multitasking ( it never froze or lagged!!!), and I was actually amazed amount the number of apps that were available.....There were litterally thousands apon thousands, and the music store and video store is insanely huge!!! All i had to do was type in something on the search par and it searched the web AND the device!!! AND I can the calendar with Google Calendar, and my Outlook calendar!! There was Quick Office and Google Docs already instaled on it so I can do all my docs, spreadsheets, and presentations!! Since I have an HP printer less than 5 years old...I can print directly from it! I can synce all my email accounts too....including my work email the uses Microsoft Exchange, and the email program is SOOO much better and more natural than the iPad. The internet is very fast and....I can actually see an entire webpage (unlike iPaad) sicne it has Flash...and HTML5 (which increases speed by untilizing hardware exceleration), and to my knowledge its the only tablet with the new HTML5 support This is a small things, but HUGE in my eyes. The demo unit I got to try recieved an email while I was browsing the internet and I got a small notification on the top right corner letting me know. It was a quick way to get my attention of the email. The ipad basicaly stops you on what your doing and fills the screen with a notification, which is sooo intrusive. The speakers are awesome, and it a much more natural fit in my hands than the iPad
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Best tablet experience on the market!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! With "Just Type," I can, well, just type and selcect from my favorite search engines, wikipedia, maps, twitter, and others! Say I'm watching a movie, I wake up the device, type in the movie title, tap IMDB, and boom, I know who that actress is now. 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!
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
An Attractive, Intuitive Multitaking PowerhousePosted .I would recommend this to a friend
I've looked forward to the release of this device since it was announced in February. When the first (very mixed) reviews came out ahead of its release, I confess that I was very worried about how the device would perform. But that didn't stop me from picking up a top-of-the-line 32GB model from Best Buy on launch day -- and wow, there's just no substitute for hands-on quality time with a new gadget. I'm happy to report that the HP TouchPad is an attractive, intuitive multitasking powerhouse. Those who truly like to "think different" and stay off the iOS/Android bandwagons should take a seriously look at this device. WebOS has come a long way since Palm launched the Palm Pre in 2009, and it shines on HP's first tablet. All of the familiar WebOS innovations, cards, stacks, synergy, etc. are here and make for easy device setup and intuitive multitasking. The web browser (Flash-enabled!) is top-notch. Touchstone charging capability is built right in. Application load delay is minimal with the fast dual-core processor -- UI response to finger input is very quick, and if lag happens, it's likely due to media buffering. The hardware, which some reviewers derided as bloated or chunky, is actually quite gorgeous and feels good in the hand. Device thickness and weight (another pair of factors criticized by reviewers), are basically non-issues. The TouchPad's rounded back tapers in toward the edges, making it as easy to grip and hold as an iPad 2. The TouchPad weighs enough to feel substantial, but not so little as to feel cheap. The gloss black finish attracts a fair share of fingerprints, yes, but for many owners I suspect that will just be another good reason to protect their investment with a decent-fitting case. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend the TouchPad to anyone in the market for a first -- or even a second -- tablet. It has everything most tablet owners will use and it doesn't suffer for the gimmicky features it lacks (HDMI-out port, rear-facing camera). OS enhancements will come over the air and the app selection has room to grow -- but this is a quality device anyone can buy and start enjoying right away.
Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Battle begins, and HP prepares for InvasionPosted .I would recommend this to a friend
The TouchPad (WiFi) arrives in the midst of quite a battle--scan your local retailer's shelves and you'll find nearly a dozen tablets vying for attention and share. It's doubtful this entry will induce any iPad owners or Apple households to lean in a new direction. That's unfortunate, but not unanticipated for a first shot in the war for HP. They are jumping into a much bigger undertaking than just launching this one (Ok, 16 + 32 GB = Two) device however. They are planning a full-on Normandy landing with webOS at the front lines. A 7" tablet is expected in Sept/Oct (pre Christmas season...) and they have a full stable of follow-on devices using the soon-to-be-ubiquitous webOS planned. THAT is the perspective that will matter, in time, to future purchasers. For now, HP has a solid competitor that outshines all Android tablets on most fronts, an incredibly powerful OS, and a growing (slowly? We'll see) developer base. Other reviews have pointed out bugs/glitches in software likely to be quickly addressed (Calendar issues, Quickoffice missing editing, now and then long pause "hangs", ...see PreCentral.net) but the overwhelming impression with this bad boy is of a great computing partner. It will be in my bag and on my desk...
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
TouchPad and WebOS are BrilliantPosted .I would recommend this to a friend
HP's TouchPad arrived on the scene in the midst of a tablet revolution. What sets this amazing device apart from the field is simple: WebOS combined with world class design finishing. Its the operating system of WebOS, built on Linux, that beats out Android by Google,iOS by Apple and Windows mobile, by Microsoft, isnt really even in the mix as a contendor anymore. WebOs is more dynamic and functional on a tablet and phone plus its vision, forged by HP, will result in this same operating system WebOs ending up on your desktop in early 2012. The concept of an app and what these cool programs do for us has morphed into access to the full internet, something Apple iPad owners simply cant do. The web and all things web seem to flow faster and more simple on the TouchPad. Having true multitasking is huge and tying my email to my social media acts was a breeze with WebOs born to do these functions and synch up to my HP phone like nothing else
Q: QuestionWill it run Windows or Mac-based programs?Not looking for large programs, but small things I often work on with my HP laptop.
Asked by Doogie.
- A:Answer There is not a completed list of titles and types of applications for the TouchPad at this time. You will have limited acces to some Microsoft Office documents through the Quickoffice app right out of the gate. Applications will be offered largely by way of a monthly magazine called Pivot that will spotlight WebOS apps. Pivot will showcase a broad range of applications — and the developers who create them — by providing customers the freedom to explore based on their interests and lifestyles.
Answered by HP Team
Q: QuestionWhat is the battery life?
Asked by Anonymous.
- A:Answer battery life is estimated at an optimum of 9 hours. Pleas note that exact battery run time and life span information is not available. Various factors, such as the temperature of the battery, the applications running on the tablet, any attached devices, the brightness of the display, and the tablet power management settings all determine the run time and life span of your battery.
Answered by HP Team
Q: QuestionCan you use an air card to access the internet with the HP tablet?I have a Verizon air card I currently use for my laptop. I am seeking a solution that would allow me to be able to access the internet utilizing this same air card and avoiding the need to purchase an additional data plan when I already pay for a smartphone with a data plan, home internet and my mobile air card.
Asked by carbidetoolguy.
- A:Answer No, you will not have support for an air card on this model. Future models will include a cellular data radio that will give you data access that way. Your best bet for mobile data with this model will be to pair it with a a tethered cell phone or mifi device.
Answered by PaulHTX
Q: QuestionAdobe FlashIs it Adobe flash capable?
Asked by Anonymous.
- A:Answer The TouchPad has a High-performance browser with full access to the web, including support for Adobe Flash Player 10.1 beta for access to rich, Flash-based web content .You may play games, download movies or TV shows, listen to music powered by Beats Audio™, and browse the same web you know and love with support for Adobe® Flash® player.2,3
Answered by HP Team
Q: QuestionWill it need it own anti virus protector?
Asked by Anonymous.
- A:Answer Nope. webOS has a sensored app market, (though not nearly as strict as Apple's.) Since it has a safe app market, apps will not give the TouchPad a virus, nor can you get one over the internet. Android has an open market, that's why you probably have been hearing about Android phones and tablets bricking and getting viruses, because an app was corrupt.
Answered by random