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Yup. HP were idiots to think that a generic PC manufacturer could charge Apple retail prices.
They believed that teaming up with Dr. Dre that they were gonna get good sales. They have been aggressively advertising them.


If someone watches this one, explain what the guy is trying to say. Seems common sense to me.

    
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They believed that teaming up with Dr. Dre that they were gonna get good sales. They have been aggressively advertising them.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y7y6azvuNis

If someone watches this one, explain what the guy is trying to say. Seems common sense to me.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rCxugWgf-NM


It's hard to with a product category like this to just say, "Ours is better." Of course 90%** of electronic buyers don't care.


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it's hard to with a product category like this to just say, "ours is better." of course 90%** of electronic buyers don't care.


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Yup. HP were idiots to think that a generic PC manufacturer could charge Apple retail prices.
I kinda disagree. HP could have kept charging that amount if the TouchPad was more polished at launch...it could have been a viable device. It's got good internals, a good screen and good speakers. It's WebOS that's the problem.

At stock, the TouchPad is god freakin' awful, even with the HP OTA update. To make is anywhere close to enjoyable takes effort with disabling the logging, installing Preware and a litany of user-created patches. Even then, it still lacks a lot of refinement seen in the iPad and I'm sure the Galaxy Tab. I can overlook the bulkiness...but the OS's quirks make it real hard for me to use and enjoy.

For $100-150, the TouchPad is a fantastic tablet. At $500, it's god freakin' terrible, but it's really just WebOS holding it back.

Anand had a nice write up on it here:
http://www.anandtech.com/show/4658/i...uchpad-myths/3

I'm personally going to install Android once it becomes available. Hopefully that'll make it more enjoyable, otherwise I'll probably wind up selling it.

tl:dr HP could have had a winner if not for WebOS being so unpolished.
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Correct. To be honest, I was never interested in a tablet until this came along. At 99$, it's worth a try. If and when Android is ported to it, it makes this tablet an amazing 99$ device.
I concur.

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Remember, they're still working on webOS, if not the device, so keep in tune for future performance updates.
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From what I hear HP are re-producing the Touchpads again in October.
o.0 Why would they try to enter the market again? Source?
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Anyone else unable to log in to hotmail? Keeps coming up with, "this website must be having problems." I can log in just fine on my pc.
Getting the same thing when I try. No biggie, because I don't use that email for anything...but a bummer nonetheless.
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can someone confirm that android will def be ported to this touchpad deal? I would love to run MIUI on this deal. make the apple fanboys go whaaaaaa?
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