HP TouchPad

  • HP TouchPad
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The HP TouchPad features a 9.7-inch, 1024 x 768 pixel, IPS display front and center, it has good color reproduction and viewing angles. It has a thick, nondescript bezel that surrounds the screen, within which is a home button and an embedded 1.3-megapixel camera. The home key is eerily reminiscent of the iPad's home button, though it is oblong in shape and has a glowing notification light built into it. Along the edge of the tablet are a power/sleep/unlock key, a volume rocker, a microphone, a 3.5mm headphone jack, a micro-USB charging/syncing port, and stereo "Beats" speakers.

Expert reviews and ratings

By TechSpot on

As a long time user and fan of webOS, I had such high hopes for the HP TouchPad when it was announced back in February. Unfortunately, the competitive tablet landscape has not changed with the arrival of the TouchPad. The lack of apps, heavy design,...

By The Unwired on

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By Government Computer News on

GCN LAB IMPRESSIONS The TouchPad has a standard USB charger, the kind in which one end inserts into a power plug that goes into the wall. When attached to a desktop USB slot, it won’t draw power from it, though, so you need to choose whether you...

By Ubergizmo on

The HP TouchPad did not stand up to expectations, so much that it died before getting a chance to be improved. We express our deepest condolences to the Palm team who invented the brilliant webOS user interface. Besides a less sexy design than the...

By itreviews.com on 100

Even if that project fails to deliver on its promises, the TouchPad is still an amazing device for £89 - and if you can pick up its official accessories such as the Bluetooth keyboard and impressive inductive (wireless) charging...

By PCWorld New Zealand on 70

From a distance, it’s easy to mistake the HP TouchPad for the iPad. The attractively curved design, rounded corners, piano black rear, central home button and camera all add to the effect, as does the 9.7-inch IPS screen offering crispness and...

By hardCOREware on

It was an interesting week for prospective tablet buyers, as HP all at once decided to discontinue WebOS and all products based on it, following with a firesale of the failed HP TouchPad. The 32GB version was marked down from $499 to $149, and the...

By isource.com on

There are a few updates noted below from additional findings and research after the original publication of this article)So, in case you haven't heard yet, HP pulled the plug on all of their WebOS hardware last week. The tiny Veer was a failed...

By The Gadgeteer on

As I finish this article I learned that Hewlett-Packard, Inc. has decided to discontinue operations for webOS devices specifically the TouchPad and webOS phones. What this means for current owners has yet to be announced. It’s a shame that yet...

By CNET Australia on 70

The TouchPad would have made a great competitor for the original iPad, but its design, features and speed put it behind today's crop of tablet...

By Computeractive on 60

The Touchpad has an impressive operating system but it is let down by a lack of apps. While that won't now be resolved, you may be able to pick one up cheaply....

By Pen Computing on

by Daniel Rasmus Regardless of if WebOS continues to exist to not, the HP TouchPad offered some lessons that Microsoft and Android developers, including Google, should heed. Failure is always a teaching moment, but rather than focus on what HP did...

By Tom's Hardware on

Apple's iOS and Google's Android aren't the only operating systems choices in the tablet market. HP recently joined the fray with webOS. See how its TouchPad tablet stacks up to the competition and what really sets it apart from the rest of...

By Digital Trends on 70

If HP can speed up the TouchPad and build the app library up more, we think there is a future for the platform, but for now, we'd still opt for an iPad or Android tablet....

By Gadget Guy Australia on 70

So many of today’s tablet offerings are just more of the same, but HP’s TouchPad rates highly alongside the Asus Transformer for changing the formula. The differences it brings – gestures and Synergy – are well executed, but the...

By CellPhoneQuick on

There’s no video out, which on its face is a huge mistake. That will limit how much penetration the TouchPad can get; without video out, it’s not going to be the ideal product for sales teams to take to offices and show off. Perhaps...

By HardwareGeeks on 80

Tools: I will be the first to admit it I own an iPhone, owned an iPad but could care less about Apple. On the other had I really like HP and I think Palm is ok. So when the HP Palm aquasition was announced a flurry of thoughts ran though my head....

By The Review Crew on

I actually enjoyed my time with the HP TouchPad. When it came to surfing the web, and sending email it easily compares if not exceeds other tablets on the market. Its Achilles heal has to be the app selection. Sure it will get better over time, but...

By Tech Digest on 60

HP's TouchPad doesn't stray drastically from the blueprint laid down by Apple's iPad. Measuring 240 x 190 x 13.7 mm and weighing roughly 740g, it's a fair bit heavier and thicker than the iPad 2, despite rocking a similar 9.7 inch, 1024...

By V3.co.uk on 60

The HP TouchPad is a nice looking tablet let down by a lack of third-party apps and a high price. It's nice to use, though, and it's excellent if you mainly use email and browse the...