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Does anyone have this tablet, or have anything to say about the HP WebOS 3.0?


I want it, or is the Asus Transformer better? They are the same price.
Edited by The Master Chief - 8/7/11 at 7:58pm
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The HP TouchPad was only $399.99 for the weekend. I bought mine last Friday. Nevertheless, my thoughts on it after the 3.0.2 update...

The pros...
Typing on the virtual keyboard seems responsive.
Multitasking is easy with the ability to group cards together to make it easy to find a program you were using. Plus, 1 GB of RAM should allow you to have a lot of cards active at the same time.
Probably irrelevant, but Flash seems implemented well. Videos run fast and YouTube looks like it's from the PC.
The TouchPad's speakers are a lot better than the base comparison I have - my brother's 2nd generation iPod touch. The iPod touch, IMO, seems too bright for my ears, while the TouchPad is closer to neutrality.

The cons...
The audio turns off occasionally, forcing a restart to get sound again.
Somewhat slower loading times than my brother's iPod touch.
Relatively few apps in the app store compared to iOS and Android.

I can't say anything on the Asus Transformer because I don't have it.
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Where did you get yours?
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I got mine at Best Buy as it was the closest store to my house that had the HP TouchPad. Though, after I bought it, during a 2 day vacation in Canada, I read up that Staples had a $100 off coupon for the same weekend, making it $299.99. I wouldn't be able to hit a Staples in the USA, but it was worth it at $399.99.

Nevertheless, it's now $449.99 until September 10, but it seems that HP prefers a lower profit margin to increase market share. I'm expecting more price cuts at some point, I just don't know when.
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